Culina - Modern Italian
Fantastic ServiceHad a great dinner, tonno crudo, heirloom tomatoes and burrata was superb, and a great veal chop, but the best was the service. The sommelier was very helpful on pointing us to a very good Brunello. However, our wait person, Jessica, was superb. Very knowledgeable, attentive, and professional. It's always a great experience at Culina, and there was huge crowd outside, but they did well except for slightly slow on the main course. Worth the price. It's a quality experience.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThis was a terrific dining experience. The appetzier consisting of three mezze was great - the lentils with pickled beets and the eggplant were particular standouts. The croquettes were amazing and the steak salad perfect. The homemade gelato and sorbets were terrific - three decent sized scoops and all made in house! The wine and signature cocktail were also excellent. The service was perfect and because there was a special event on the patio, there was a lot of unusual eye candy to go with dinner.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCulina is classy but. It stuffyWeather for their fabulous brunch or a casual dinner with friends Culina is a great find. The outdoor patio is romantic and quiet you can choose between a vibrant. Ar s e e and a romantic and quiet interlude. Food is both imaginative and well executed. If you are ther for breakfast have one of the do it yourself fruit juice mixes.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMbest ever!My daughter and I celebrated her 21st birthday in this restaurant. It was outstanding. the staff were lovely and the food delicious, would go back in a heart beat!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMimpressivevery impressed with dinner here! great food and service!!! loved the crudo items and they did a lovely job with cutting edge and delicicous italian food.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best Italian RestaurantsWe had an excellent lunch here sitting on the patio on a nice sunny day. The pastas and my turkey burger were excellent, and the service was great. What else would you want in a restaurant?5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be there againThis is now on my must do list every time I am in LA. It is a an elegantly friendly atmosphere that accommodates the most discerning of tastes. The staff is helpful and prompt in their service. A great experience.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experience!I was looking for a good, centrally-located place to gather together a group of girlfriends for a weekend lunch. Although I've been to the Four Seasons many times in the evening, it was my search on Open Table that made me think of it for lunch.
The maitre d' was gracious enough to move our table to an area of the dining room that was away from one of their bigger parties, and our service was fantastic, from start to finish.
My friends and I tried many of the small salads, along with our entrees. Everything was delicious!
I highly recommend Culina to anyone!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, wine and service!Loved this place. Every plate we had we fantastic. Very impressed with the wine list. We loved that they offer so many half bottles. Perfect for two people. The service was remarkable. They knew exactly when to come to the table. We will definitely go back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood no GreatCulina usually always gets it right but tonight the fish was a little over cooked and not as flavorful. Love the service and ambience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat additions to menuWe loved our veal chop and the butternut raviolli were delicious. The crudo is usually very good as well wines are the best. Everything was perfect5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious foodWonderful experience as always and even had a celebrity sighting while on property. Definitely recommend the Modo Mio!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWe went for my birthday dinner and had a wonderful time. The service was great and the food was outstanding. Overall a delightful experience. Will definitely go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner celebration at CulinaOh so very delicious! We had a wonderful time and the staff took special care of us making our early mother's day celebration this more special.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe classiest, high qualityThe classiest, high quality brunch in LA. I have eaten here about 10 times and the quality never changes!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSo far so good our secondSo far so good our second time there, and seem to keep getting better.23/15/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was excellent.The food and service was excellent. The outside patio is beautiful, and if they would turn down the music a little, pleasantly quiet. Our waitress was uber pleasant and responded quickly to all our needs. The food was exceptional. Can't wait to go back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe risotto and ravioli mealsThe risotto and ravioli meals were delicious! the portions are on the small side.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceExcellent food and wine list. Reazonable prices. Outstanding service by Michael and Maria. Must come back.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took our Mom for her 90thWe took our Mom for her 90th and were treated like Royalty. The patio is lovely and very quiet. The portions are large and several of us shared entrees. The food was equisitely prepared. I would return in a flash!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a lovely dining experience.It was a lovely dining experience. The sommelier made it even more special. Loved the wine. The food was good - but personally, I did not find it to be outstanding. Good, but not great. The ambience was wonderful though.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMreally great serviceFood: rib eye steak was a bit grisly & that's my only complaint. appetizers were to die for - arancini is a must try item & so is Ricciola (sp?). food overall was good. Service deserves more than 5 stars. "michael" was our waiter & while very attentive, seemed to know exactly when to approach the table. definitely is a keeper & i'll recommend to others.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSurpassed exectationsDining at Culina for the 1st time was a wonderful, very enjoyable experience. Every aspect of the experience was favorable. The room is beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We were a group of four, and all came away extremely satisfied. I highly recommend it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThat home feelingHad a great dinner with mom and wife
Great variety menu. We had a wonderful wine
The setting was very special
I felt like I was at a party in my home3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMService was fantastic andService was fantastic and very friendly. Room is beautiful. It was quiet but not dead, the nice quiet where you can actually have a conversation and the food was excellent.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA little loud...Music's a little loud for my taste--asked our server if it could be lowered and she told us that it's hard-set at one volume because the owner wants it that way. Odd response, I thought, and even odder policy. Food is amazing, service is superb, so the only negative last night was a too-loud dining room because of the canned music.2/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Our first visit to this beautiful Italian restaurant in The Four Seasons Hotel, and we enjoyed our DineLA dinner. I had a seafood soup, rigatoni with sausage, scallops with a risotto, and for dessert a very fine rice pudding with berries. Everything was excellent, and we plan to return for lunch or dinner. There is a very nice patio, but it was a little chilly for us to sit outside; it would be great on a warm evening.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent pasta and blackExcellent pasta and black cod. beautiful restaurant and outdoor dining. The music from the bar is a little too loud for the restaurant however.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely diningWonderful as always. Lovely ambience and fine service. Had wonderful birthday lunch with friends. The seafood salad is delicious as is the roasted branzino. Delicious focaccia and breadsticks were served with lunch and wonderful biscotti were served with our cappuccinos. ....beautiful patio. We have never been disappointed....1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutside Seating....Seated outside on a cold night--even when "outside" has a heavy plastic drape and massive heaters--just didn't seem right. I agreed to the table but wouldn't do that again. Food and service, superb. Outside seating when it's in the 40s, not so much.1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy brunch here.We always enjoy brunch here. The buffet is light and varied without being overwhelming. They present an omelet station, sushi, fresh juices and breads, salads, cheeses, 3 types of carved meats (lamb, roast ham, prime rib), Asian and Mexican. They also have a kids table with finger foods and desserts.1/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful venue with deliciousBeautiful venue with delicious dining and attentive service.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AMBeautiful venue especiallyBeautiful venue especially at Christmas with delicious dinng and attentive staff.12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM