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Culina - Modern Italian
Culina - Modern Italian

Culina - Modern Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://culinarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (310) 860-4000
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am – 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Culina Chef Mette Williams
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burton Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking - $8.00 for Culina patrons. Complimentary Valet Parking at Lunch.
A word from Culina - Modern Italian
Culina is taking reservations for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Capturing the cosmopolitan ethose of Los Angeles, Culina, Modern Italian presents a lively neighborhood gathering spot where sophisticated cuisine and levity join hands. Culina, from the Latin word for "kitchen" showcases the intersection of traditional and modern Italian cuisine with a menu guided by exceptional ingredients. Guests can linger over small plates and wine or settle in for a night of superior dining in the garden. The menu features Los Angeles' only crudo bar with the finest selections of hand prepared raw seafood, as well as homemade pastas, pizzas, the freshest Burrata and salami, and authentic entrees. Our wine program offers approximately 200 wines, most available by carafe, from Italy and the rest of the world, with a range of unique aperitifs and cocktails. Culina provides the perfect atmosphere to see and be seen! Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The menu features lots of tantalizing twists on conventional entrees so that even those who are counting calories or who have food restrictions can enjoy something unique and delicious - for example, a variation on Eggs Benedict that substitutes a hearty slab of tomato instead of bacon, with a fresh herbal drizzle on top instead of hollandaise. The setting is cushy and upscale without being stuffy, and not too noisy to enjoy a conversation. You can be dressed up or casual and will be equally comfortable. There are semi-private alcoves for small parties. The large patio is perfect for brunch. Parking is a bit pricey - $9 with validation."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nice restaurant. Service is excellent. It is recommended for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed the serene day that I went. Joey our waiter was very patient with ladies who need to catch up before ordering. Pasta delicious and the mimosas were devine."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "love coming to their sunday brunch buffet especially when there are awards shows in town- you can always spot some celebrities dining along side of you. a lot to choose from- omlette station, french toast, waffles, toast, bacon, chicken sausage, sushi, roasted meats, made to order quesadillas, fresh juices, to an array of salads, cheeses even offer a gluten free section for those of us who cannot digest wheat...worth a whirl"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The service was topnotch and the staff was very attentive. The restaurant has very good ambiance, food was delicious and above all, everyone was welcoming, helpful and nice."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Delicious and rather exotic cuisine, great service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was wonderful and the food excellent. Greatly enjoyed eating outside and the heat lamps provided e perfect amount of warmth. Loved the small plates, italian sashimi was perfection. Much better than our experience at nobu a terrific disappointment."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent food, but our waiter got a large table towards the end of our meal and the service fell apart."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food and 5 star service. All the staff was fantastic. They offered complimentary dessert and after dinner drink for our anniversary. That is a first for us-classy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food and excellent service. Elegant, relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "They call it 'modern Italian food' in the restaurant description but 'delicious Italian food' would do. The outdoor patio is one of the prettiest in LA. Also the management is very attentive, they're trying really hard to make Culina a destination restaurant and not just a hotel restaurant and they'e succeeding. We've been there twice and recommended it to many friends. One word of warning, there's a dress code - no shorts for men."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I had the best breakfast here, especially because it was a breakfast birthday, I recommend to have such gatherings here, the best!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great place to have that perfect power lunch with entertainment industry execs on projects and with clients."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Culina. We were pleasantly surprised by our experience. The waiter was friendly but not pushy. He helped us pick a great wine to celebrate our occasion. The meal was creative. The salad, the appetizer, especially the pork belly was fantastic. The portions were all adequate size. The ambiance was classy yet relaxed and private without being stuffy or noisy. We have eaten in many great restaurants from Europe, Far East and the United States. Culina's food was right in par with our finest eating experience. We enjoyed the meal and the service very much and look forward to coming back. Seem like a well kept LA Secret.... "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The menu selections were good but, not exceptional to warrant the high prices. I understand that this restaurant is located in Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly hills but, still was expecting more unique delicious menu offerings."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The five course meal deal with Travel Zoo was FABULOUS! Great food, wonderful ambiance and excellent service. Can't beat the Travel Zoo deal!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My husband and I ordered different items and shared bites. The salads were excellent. My fish also was excellent whereas his pasta was good but not great. We shared the chocolate dessert that also was quite good. The wines we had also were a delight. It was our first time tasting the Lail Sauvignon Blanc - amazing - and then the B trio (a little Italian flight). Exceptional service from both the waiter and the sommelier. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Culina, happily enough, still does the original brunch that has become a favorite at the Four Seasons. It's every dish you can imagine at a fine buffet....always done nicely. One point however, it is not inexpensive. So when the bill arrives it's high. What gets me though is 'it's a buffet.' You serve yourself. Yet they suggest (calculate) a 15% or 20% gratuity. Excuse me? Since when does one tip 15-20% and serve yourself. It's a bit obnoxious. It may be automated at Culina for regular meal service ....but should not extend to the buffet. It made the host uncomfortable."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent and underrated. We love this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food, service, graciousness of table spacing and moderate noise level always make Culina a lovely choice. I dine here often and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Trying to avoid the chaos of Mothers Day decided to do dinner here. For the price and location I feel the food could have been better. The starters were really mediocre. The olives tasted bland and out of a can. The carpaccio was too thin and smothered with garlic. Never had it like that nor would I care to eat it like that again. The Branzino was very good had a nice subtle lemon caper sauce. The lamb ragu pasta had no robust flavor tasted more like beef. The service was good and the waiters were attentive. A few in our party that needed changes due to dietary issues and they were very helpful making menu changes. We brought wine and corkage was a whopping $25.00 per bottle. Service great but food needs to be worthy of price. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Culina is not a cheap place, but unlike some places of equal price points I have dined, it feels worth every penny. I had the lamb, and it was moist and succulent, the fresh pasta a wonderful complement. For dessert, I asked my lovely server to bring me the best thing on the menu, and she did not disappoint. Salted caramel and vanilla bean gelatos with caramelized bananas and housemade chocolate pizzele. Incredible, & all served by folks who seem to value each diner as if they were the Queen of England. From the host, to the server, to even the gentleman busing tables, I was always asked if there was anything to make my meal more enjoyable. I will return whenever travel takes me back to Beverly Hills"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed five delicious courses and a nice glass of Prosecco using our Travelzoo voucher. We are looking forward to our next visit to Culina. The wait staff were helpful and always available when needed. Thanks for a great job and a fun evening."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our favorite spot, have been here three times food and service consistently excellent . Ambiance on patio or inside are equally excellent. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We were seated as requested in a quiet corner. Dinner and service were spot on."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have been here 4 times in past 12 months. My first encounter was fantastic and then every time after that was bad and worse. Most notably, the level of inattentive service for this high price restaurant is just unacceptable and I will not be back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Spectacular decor however, while the food was modern and light, at least 3/5 dishes ordered were heavily salted: heirloom tomatoes w/burrata, Branzino and squid ink pasta were too salty. Our time was limited during this business meeting dinner to sent food back. Wished the food was as spectacular as the decor."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A wonderful seder dinner. More food than I expected and each course was delicious. Especially liked the appetizer with smoked sallmon and grilled potato -- like a fancy latke. Service was outstanding. We appreciated that Jeff, the manager, spent time talking to us about Culina. We definitely will come back. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Delicious dining on a pretty outdoor patio with attentive service."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Food was tasty, including the salads we started with and the entrees. We ordered the ravioli and the Margherita pizza as we're vegetarian. The seating was comfortable but we had to ask for a different table since the table we were seated at was in the middle of the dining area and next to a larger table with about 8 people talking loudly. We enjoyed the booth we were moved to until a another party arrived and sat in front of us. They weren't loud, but one of the elder patrons was trying to use her iPhone with the reading light and left it while she talked to her friend. She kept waving the phone with the light in our eyes which was annoying. After five or ten minutes, I had to get up and ask her to turn it off."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is located in the Four Seasons of Beverly Hills. They have an extensive wine list and the good is delicious. After dinner we went to the adjacent lounge which had a live cover band. It was a perfect evening. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for dinner and requested a special gluten-free, vegan menu. Not only did Chef Mette formulate a delicious, fresh and inventive plant-based menu, they really went the extra mile to print custom menus with my name on it and arranged a very special ice cream sundae with a birthday greeting on it. The food was superb - but the service was even better. A truly special experience. Culina really went the extra mile for this occasion. Bravo."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "my second visit to Culina was as enjoyable as the first. The food is good and consistent and the service is excellent!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Fantastic service from Dale. Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I celebrated my 25th birthday here with my family who came from out of town and we had a great evening. The decor was beautiful and the feeling of the restaurant was cool yet upscale. Most important to me was being able to talk to my family over dinner and not compete with other patrons dining nearby. For being relatively busy, the noise level was low!! The menu was beautiful but some of our orders were not as expected. The crudo-served scallops were recommended to us but they were not sliced thinly enough, and the overall taste was fishier than I would have liked. The rustica salad was a bit heavy but my dad's tricolore was delicious. The pastas were flavorful but a little over salted and the pizza was good but not wow-worthy."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Culina is in the upscale Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The decor is sumptuous but comfortable, and the cuisine is sensational; delicately prepared and attractively presented. The service is exceedingly capable, warm and friendly. A special experience in every way."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "What a lovely room! What a great patio! What a nice staff! Perfectly OK food but, this time, not up to the atmosphre. Did I order badly? Maybe. We'll try again sometime."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The authentic Italian menu, with equally authentic Asian additions, works perfectly. There is something for everyone and each recipe is unlike any other, here or anywhere, and therefore truly inspired. The service was impeccable and classy without being aloof; absolutely every staff member said hello and goodbye rounding out a very special evening."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Best brunch buffet I've ever had!!!! The only complaint is that we had to wait 30 mins from the time of our reservation to be seated (it was Oscar Sunday) but they were very nice about it and brought us all a free glass of champagne while we waited!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014