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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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Diner Reviews
  • "AMBIANCE, FOOD, SERVICE! THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! WE BRING OUR BUSINESS PARTNER FOR THE DINNER, IT WAS HIS FIRST TIME IN LOS ANGELES. AND WE WERE VERY THANKFUL THAT FOR THE PERFECT FOOD AND SERVICE. "
    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
  • "I chose Culina for my mothers birthday luncheon on Saturday because my previous experience here had been stellar! The patio is a wonderful setting, and my previous server Jorge was a standout, both professionally and for his generous demeanor. Unfortunately Jorge was not working our bday luncheon and the service was off and not particularly attentive (disappointing for a special occasion). The food was good but somewhat lackluster and not much flavor. Possibly the restaurant was off due to the rain? However, it's the Four Seasons, and guest expectations are understandably high for quality."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very dark in the dining room, but the waitstaff don't have flashlights? Really? The Iphone did the trick, but still... it's a hotel restaurant, shouldn't they cater to many types of clientele? Otherwise, great service, food was good, nothing to rave about. Overall restaurants here hold their own, and then some, versus NYC, etc., except.... Sorry LA, what passes for "thin crust" pizza here ain't so by East Coast standards. Try DeLorenzo's outside Trenton for an epiphany, and then try again. Please."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Excellent food, outstanding service, pleasant ambience."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "A tasty food in an elegant place. The service is excellent too. A great place for special occasions, or just a meeting with good friends.A rare find where you can conduct conversations effortlessly."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent! We ordered a four-course menu that ended up taking almost 2 hours. A tad too slow, but other than that everything else was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I have so far only eaten lunch here and made easy, lower calorie choices, but when I've tasted some other things, wow. Really great pasta. Excellent bread, espresso. Vibe here is the best, and service is always friendly and flawless."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have enjoyed many wonderful evenings, either celebrating, for holidays, or just a lovely dinner. The staff is always courteous, friendly, supportive, and never intrusive. The food is always perfectly prepared, enjoyable, portions are perfectly adequate, as well as consistently good. We have never been disappointed. I call it a hidden gem because a lot of people never think about dining in a hotel restaurant and we can almost always get a reservation. The main room is very warm and comfortable and you always feel that you have enough privacy, as the tables are placed appropriately, and not too close to neighboring diners. We love the wine program allowing us to have a half of any listed bottle. The patio is a wonderful alternative too."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have dined here a few times. My favorite spot is the patio...nice heaters, fountain and you can hear your dinner companions speak. We have never been disappointed in the food...delicious, inventive and the portions are just right. They have a nice wine list, friendly sommelier, and the servers are attentive. Culina has two great private rooms for that special celebration."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was my BFF's 50th so I decided to splurge for lunch at the Four Seasons after having had a lovely dinner at Culina with a different friend. The garden with it's colorful plantings was beautiful and sunny. The lunch menu was uninspired and the most interesting dish was an arugula salad with figs, chicken and olives.The portion was large and there was plenty of chicken. It was moderately flavorful but lacked texture and was a bit on the soggy side. I would have expected more from the chef. The service was mediocre. We were seated next to two tables that had dirty dishes on them and it took about 5 minutes for them to be cleared. Our iced tea glasses were not refilled promptly even though the restaurant was empty."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've been to Culina maybe half a dozen times or so and I'm still so surprised that we're eating at a hotel restaurant---Culina just doesn't feel like that at all. It's a great setting, private yet open, feels very exclusive in a lot of ways. More to the point, the food is just great. Tomato/fennel soup was wonderful and my guests loved tomato/burrata (with an amazing presentation) and beet salad. Entrees were rigatoni, ravioli, and veal chop--all were deliciously prepared and presented beautifully. We shared a rice pudding sort of dessert which was very good--I'm not much of a dessert person so "very good" is high praise from me. Service is always superb at Culina, as it was for us this visit. A fun and delicious dinner."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I could eat here every day! Chef Metta joined the team about a year ago and the menu additions and transformations are incredible. I recommend sharing a few dishes, I took a friend for her birthday (she is gluten free) and we had oysters, polenta, octopus, tricolore salad and gluten free pasta. First of all if I did not know any better I would never have known the pasta was gluten free. It was delicious, my guest said the best she ever had!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "On everyone's list for power lunches in Hollywood, Culina is located at the Four Seasons Hotel. Bright, airy, with enough space between tables that you don't feel intruded upon, it is a great spot. Excellent food, excellent service and comp parking. Not inexpensive but a very solid choice for a business lunch."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We celebrated a special occasion and this was our first time to this restaurant. We loved the ambiance, friendly staff and all of the delicious choices of dishes. The breads and dip that was served was so delicious we knew we struck gold by trying this restaurant. An extensive wine list was also present. The fig salad and kale salads were so memorable I would go back just for them. The ravioli and other pasta dishes were all delicious and worth a visit."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Cons; $8 for valvate parking. 90% wines over $20 8oz. 3course meal will make you 70-80% full. Pros: food favor is clear. Each atoms of food were well matched. Tried 6 dishes and they brought me happiness. Their blue cheese, steak, ice cream tat tat. Chief granted his food with itailian soul.prepare to pay over 60 per person for normal food w/o wine. Give yourself over $100 per person budget for a real fine memorable dinner for 2"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The Four Season's signature restaurant, Culina, has just about everything anyone would want in a fine dining experience: great service, ambiance and delicious, imaginative, well-prepared menu offerings you probably won't find anywhere else. Food prices are certainly above moderate but no more than you'd pay for comparable establishments. However, drinks are a bit overpriced. In any case, a thoroughly enjoy meal is pretty much guaranteed."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "used the travel zoo voucher...such a great deal. everything was delicious...however the steak was a bit overcooked. Other than that, still my favorite restaurant yet!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Our group had problems with the menu. "Modern" Italian should have been a clue. We would have preferred a few more classical leaning options. The terrace is beautiful; the inside is cold and unwelcoming."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We went two families to enjoy good food during a lunch and we find what we want. Desert where awsome."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food is consistently excellent, the presentation is wonderful. But the service on a Saturday night was surprisingly poor. Especially for a Four Seasons venue!!!!! Also, our courses on a tasting menu arrived in an erratically paced manner. We were surprised by the contrast between the excellence of the cuisine and the rest. It definitely put a damper on the evening."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We used a travel zoo certificate and had a 5 course tasting meal. Meat and cheese plate first followed by octopus and arugula salad, rigatona pasta with enochi mushrooms, branzino, and tiramisu. Came with 2 glasses of prosecco, but hubby ordered an old fashioned - which was very good. Our waiter, Jessica, was so attentive and friendly. The outdoor patio was perfectly warm and had a beautiful setting. Each course was so delicious, but the absolute favorite was the pasta. It is hand made and perfectly al dente. We've had their pasta before and it is always so good. Every time we go, I am reminded of what a great place this is!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Spent New Year's Eve at Culina in the Four Seasons on 12/31/13. It was beautifully decorated, and part of the restaurant was transformed to a reservation-only dinner and New Year's Eve celebration. Since it was a special event, the price was $135, but it included a 5-course dinner (there were enough servers that it seemed one was assigned for each couple of tables), champagne, party hats/horns, live entertainment/band, and parking (usually pricey), in an upscale setting that you would totally enjoy being in. I am a common-food type of person, and the food had fancy names, but was tasty.. On another note, treat yourself to Culina for the Sunday brunch. Great selection of food at the Sunday Brunch. A hot-spot."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "always good food when dining but New Years Eve dinner was awful. Bad selections of food on menu......very disappointing since we've always loved the food but limited with the menu choices......Music good but left hungry."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Used a coupon from travelzoo at this gem. It was a 5 course meal that was outstanding and service was exceptional. Would recommend this also for anyone wanting a great Italian mea."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We truly enjoyed our experience at Culina. We went for the first time to celebrate my sister's birthday and the restaurant really came through. Everyone was very attentive, the food was delicious and the area we were seated in created a very intimate environment which was exactly what we were looking for. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Wait for the table and have two glasses of Italian red wine. The food are great and the steak is really marvelous. The dessert is tasty and well presented. I will recommend to anyone when they come to west hollywood. What a great hotel and great Italian restaurant. Well done."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "It's rare for me to take the time to write a rave review about a restaurant, especially one in a hotel, but Culina is fantastic. It's set inside the Four Seasons BH, who's remodeled lounge area offers considerable warmth and class. Culina's interior is also beautifully designed yet more modern with a chic, inviting ambiance. The chef sends out plate after plate of excellent food (and drink). The quality of service is also notable. Our waiter Jorge was generous with his time, and made every effort to ensure we enjoyed ourselves and felt unhurried. We had an exceptional meal and a great time."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "This was my 3rd time at Culina and I am always impressed by the service, quality of food and ambience. I have been there with groups as well as just my husband and it fits all occasions very well."
    Dined on 12/10/2013