Gaetano's Restaurant
Gaetano's Restaurant
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Gaetano's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gaetanosonline.com/
  • Phone: 3103263354
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am – 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: starting at 10:00 am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: You provide the location, we"ll provide the service and homemade foods. Our team will coordinate, organize, set up, serve and clean your location so you can enjoy your event. Our catering department offers pick up, delivery, delivery set up or full service catering. One of our catering professionals would be happy to answer any of your questions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Lots of parking.
A word from Gaetano's Restaurant
Six time winner of the Daily Breeze"s "Best Italian Restaurant in the South Bay," Gaetano's Restaurant is a family owned operation that emphasizes food quality and radiant guest service. We feel the most important part of Gaetano's is the experience. From the second you walk in our door, it is our duty to make your visit memorable. All of our food is handmade from the Butternut Squash Ravioli to the Osso Bucco Veal Shank. Our Authentic Italian dishes with a modern touch sends guest's home happy and wanting more.
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Gaetano's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Excellent local Italiian restaurant
    WalteriaLocal
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was our first time. We stopped by the Wine Shoppe next door for wine tasting, selected a wine for purchase and took it to Gaetano's for our reservation, which provide free corkage from the Wine Shoppe. We we're seated outside on the nice patio as requested on the open table reservation. The service was excellent. We had scallops for an appetizer. I had the Chilean Sea Bass for my entree. It was cooked to perfection. Firm and moist. My partner had the lobster which she said was excellent. I am glad to have this place local in our community and plan to return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Takeout
    Foodies
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We picked Gaetano's based on the positive reviews on opentable and were looking forward to a relaxed evening with tasty homemade-style Indian cuisine. We ordered a variety of dishes, and they were flavorful and well prepared. The only one thing that left us puzzled was the service, which was a turnoff. Perhaps try it as a takeout, the food was pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All orders are made after ordered
    RKim
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Excellent place for small meals with friends and family. Our servers also very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. My friend and I had Ground Filet Mignon Cannelloni. My husband had Ground Chicken w/spinach Cannelloni, my other friend had "Pear And Gorgonzola Salad" along with Eggplant Parmigiana. The pasta was kind of in between crepes and pasta, we all thought this was well made. We couldn't pass the desert so ordered "today's special" apple, nuts and bread pudding desert and came in generous portion. We enjoyed the freshness of the desert because they were making after we ordered it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real taste of Italy
    Steve
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Best Italian in the Southbay, hands down. I had a favorite place in St. Louis, Mo and Omaha, NE, but when I moved to California, no one really knew how to do Italian. My friends were born and raised in Italy and my wife is from New Jersey, we know good Italian food. I thought I would never find a good Italian place in California. Then one night, after convincing my wife and myself that I should try another place, I found Heaven. This place cooks up amazing flavors. Tuesday nights are family night and the amount of quality food you get for $50 is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food in the South Bay'
    Mike
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food and service here are excellent. nice atmosphere but can be a little loud at times (might be the wine talking). We have eaten here many time and have tried a variety of menu items. They all have been great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mama mia whata wonderful place!!
    NipperVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I just discovered this place in Jan of this year and have been there four more times and it's only Feb 23!! It is great!!! The food is reasonably prices. the service is so friendly and helpful. You must make dinner reservations as it gets super busy. GO and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Had the Pasta Sonoma dish and the chicken was the most dried out and overcooked chicken I have ever had. Very disappointed in the dish. Previous dinners were always outstanding. My partner, however, enjoyed her dish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I live out of town but on every visit Gaetano's is a must. Great food and great service equals a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Here
    SilverOakBob
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    First time here. Came on Tue "Family Night" where 4 people can dine for a great price. Waiter was very attentative.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good except for one problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I've been to Gaetano's many times, but this night I ordered their porcini mushroom lasagne (a special) and altho tasty, it was VERY small. I don't even eat that much and my male dinner companions were astounded. I told the waiter who agreed that it was small, but could only offer a dessert. The better move would have been to take the salad off the bill.....When I was a restaurant manager I would have wanted to be told about it. The portion looked like the last one in the pan where everyone else had taken too large a serving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine neighborhood Italianrestaurant
    babajeanVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    My husband, son & I enjoyed our dinner at Gaetano's on Thursday. My husband & I went for the $25 wine night menu because it included 3-ounce wines paired w/ each of the 3 courses! Everything was delicious. The wine night menu changes each Thursday but we will definitely be back on a Thursday! My son chose the $25 3-course LA Restaurant Week meal w/ salmon as the entree (he doesn't drink wine). He said it was very good. Service was also excellent. I would highly recommend this neighborhood restaurant for well prepared, delicious Italian food at moderate prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time was had by all!
    Marya01
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had a wonderful time and terrific food! No one rushed us out the door.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    JR0213
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Gaetano's several times over the last 4 years, and have greatly enjoyed each time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Itlaian Food
    Tourist
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    I went to visit my husband who is working on a project in Redondo Beach and I wanted some good Italian food. I looked a couple of places and was very glad I choose Gaetano's. It was so good we came back the next night! We don't have an Italian restaurant in Bend, OR
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food in South Bay
    Schmack8
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The food at Gaetano's is great !! And it is very warm and comfortable. I enjoyed the spaghetinni w/ meatballs but have also had the lasagna (which was also good) at an earlier time. My wife enjoyed the mushroom ravioli and my in-laws were happy with the wild salmon and chicken parmesan as well. The staff is always attentive but not annoyingly so. Always a blast when someone has a birthday !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian joint
    Satnite
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Went here for 1st time with family. Cute place, great server, good wine great bread/oil and herbs, food just ok. We had penne with veggies, chicken Marsala, lasagna and all were just ok. Would try something else next time. Server was great with young daughter. Dessert was Nutella bread pudding and it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband had worked for
    Lisa
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    My husband had worked for the Giulliano family for many years; the quality and taste of their foods has always been top notch. Oddly, for as long as they have been across from the Rolling Hills Plaza, my husband and I had never eaten at Gaetano's....until two Sunday's ago on and for our wedding anniversary. We made the right choice. The food and service was wonderful, the best. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    PVDeb
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    A family oriented, nice local restaurant that is family friendly and who's food will not disappoint. The owner makes her rounds to each table and personally ensures that her customers are happy and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like the variety of choices
    Nanc
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I like the variety of choices on the menu. True Italian food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    Barbara
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Love this neighborhood gem. Always have a great meal. Debbie is our favorite waitress.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, the food and service
    sbro
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    As always, the food and service are always exceptional at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • my fav italian
    numberoneItalian
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Excellent food as usual. Great for girls get together and romantic atmosphere. I love the variety in the menu and that its part of Guilianos as I have been going there since 1959 when I first moved out from Massachusetts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the pear and gorgonzola
    Lolo
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I had the pear and gorgonzola salad. It was good. We also had the Penne with Aspargus. The Penne was undercooked. The flavor was however good. The portions were very nice also.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good dining experience.
    StanVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Very good dining experience. I was just a little supprised that the Linguini pescatore, when rice was substituted for pasta,, no longer had clams, mussels, or other seafood, but only scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian food around
    Mike
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    This is by far the best Italian food in our area. Reasonable priced, good portions with great taste.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to restaurant for a birthday
    ninatina1
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Went to restaurant for a birthday dinner, made reservation on internet and it was very easy. Once we arrived they gave us GREAT service and the food was wonderful. My friends had not been before and all said they would be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    jbdbVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We were here last weekend and liked it so much we returned to celebrate a friends birthday. When I made the reservations I indicated that we were there for a birthday. There was no acknowledgement of it at all. The food was great but the service could use a bit more attention.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for lunch
    Katherine
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I took my colleague out for lunch to say thank you. We sat outside as the weather was lovely and although the inside was quite crowded, no one was sitting outside. We exchanged the chairs from the next table as the ones we were sitting in were too low and tipped back too much! We only had half sandwich and salad, which was good. My colleague ordered the special sandwich. Food was all fine and just enough. We would have like the wait staff to look after us a small amount more, but we were the only ones outside, so thought that was the reason. All in all, a lovely lunch where we felt free to stay and chat for hours with no pressure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    Mike
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Gaetano's is a hidden gem. Their food is outstanding! We have eaten there probable 10 times in the past year. I'm not real adventurous when it come to eating but there isn't a meal on the menu that I wouldn't order. They have some great specials. They do get crowded so I would recommend reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening at Gaetano's
    Mike
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    This one is to remember. I had the OSSO BUCCO. This is my test item on any menu. If you can make a great OSSO BUCCO you have a great restaurant. This dish has to be done right with lots of care and seasoned to perfection. . OB takes 4 hours or more to get to perfection. This one was perfect. Congratulations Gaetano !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Realiable food and service.
    pet4daisyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Realiable food and service. Noise level can get very loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent with great
    theinteriordsgr
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Always consistent with great service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Discovery!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We're so happy to have discovered Gaetano's! We love the " classic" Italian restaurant atmosphere with just the right music (Some Sinatra, of course). I had a perfect eggplant parmigiana! NOT drowning in sauce. Even the bread is super. (We think its from Giuliano's.) Gaetano's is a bit of a drive for us, but so worth it. A new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    kuma
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    had read yelp reviews and though we would try it. food was good, but just ok.... flavors not quite there kinda bland. in the end, just another average place to get food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for Lunch than Dinner
    mgm21
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Food Quality was Fair ... Servings were Moderate for Prices Charged ...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    Jackson
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    I take my girlfriend to this restaurant on special occasions. We order the tasting menu, and 9 times out of 10 we order the butternut squash ravioli. The service is great here, I have yet to be disappointed. The menu is full of wonderful food and the prices are extremely reasonable for the outstanding quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Conversation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Great food in an atmosphere where we could actually have a conversation unlike many of today's so-called "trendy restaruants."
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great value
    babajeanVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Gaetano's is a lovely neighborhood Italian restaurant that serves delicious food at reasonable prices. My husband and I last dined here during LA Restaurant Week & had wonderful 3-course dinners for very little money (can't remember exact price). Staff is friendly and efficient. Ambience is also warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pasta and more
    MsLBLeeVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Local south Torrance gem. Family run with recipes passed down through generations.Mama Dot's meatballs are fantastic with warm bread and olive oil. Good wine selection and charming energetic staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone in our p arty of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Everyone in our p arty of 5 found their meal to be delicious. The star rating for ambience results from the location of the restaurant which has a strip mall feel.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.