Scardino's Italian Restaurant
Scardino's Italian Restaurant
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Scardino's Italian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scardinositalian.com/
  • Phone: 3105422222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Contact us directly for custom menu arrangements.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our dining room is available for Private Parties and Meetings by reservation.
  • Private Party Contact: Pauline Iorillo 3105422222
  • Special Events: Celebrate Saturday & Sunday afternoons at Scardino's. Birthday Parties, Confirmations, Engagements, Baby & Bridal Showers, Retirement Parties. Contact Pauline for reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anza Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking always available.
A word from Scardino's Italian Restaurant
In a recent review The DAILY BREEZE wrote .... "There are some wonderful small restaurants that dot the landscape of Italy. If you want to duplicate the experience of traveling to Europe without the expense, visit Scardino's Italian Restaurant in Torrance." We are a family owned and operated ristorante much like one would find in the neighborhoods of any southern Italian city. Our authentic recipes originate from all southern provinces of the country. Our pasta, pizza and seafood is carefully prepared each day with the highest quality ingredients available, most imported from Italy. We also have an excellent selection of moderately priced Italian wines and fantastically delicious Tiramisu. The Iorillo Family - Phillip & Pauline along with daughters Tracy & Kristi - and their friendly, professional staff will pamper you with world-class service and Italian hospitality. Our intimate, warm Italian atmosphere makes Scardino's the perfect choice for entertaining your family & friends.
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Scardino's Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Food is great - so much selections
    HitomiVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Food is great - so much selections and so is wine, so much to choose from. Most of all, their service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolute best neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Absolute best neighborhood gem restaurant. Outstanding menu, delicious food, outstanding service, terrifiic family owned venue. Consistenly outstanding in all catagories. Very highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    My husband and I went to Scardino's for the first time this past weekend. (We did takeout a month prior and the food was so good we had to come to eat at the restaurant). It was just simply delish ! We had a bottle of "Remole" which was the perfect fit for our dinner. We started with the Prosciutto and the Parmigiana - loved it. We then ordered the Linguine Pescatore which was loaded with seafood..and the other dish was their special - forgot the name but it was Linguine with Scallops and Asparagus in a creamy Pesto Sauce. Fabulous !!!! And then the topper was the Tiramisu...We shared a piece and we ate it....all... So this being said - we will be back and hopefully our waitress Rebecca will be there too.. We will back soon !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in the South Bay
    D123
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Don't let the strip mall fool you, the food and service are excellent! The dining room is small and is always packed with people. Those arriving without a reservation were given an estimated wait time of 1 hour. Luckily, we had a reservation. We had the steamed mussels as appetizers, which they kindly prepared for us in a garlic, butter sauce instead of the tomato-based sauce on the menu. The sauce was so delicious, we dipped the garlic bread in it after we finished the muscles. The linguine pescatore is so delicious I crave it. The serving size is plentiful, and they do not skimp on the seafood (mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp and crab). My husband got the penne reggiano, and my son got penne with pesto sauce. So yummy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What took us so long to try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    What took us so long to try this wonderful Italian restaurant just a couple of miles from home? We will certainly make up for lost time now. Everything we tried was excellent, topped off by a very nice featured Barbera at a reasonable price. Our waiter is a very nice young man who happens to be the grandson of the owner and when we told him it was our first time, he treated us to a delicious cannoli for dessert. A word of advice though--this is a small and popular place so make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We had a party of 6 and everyone was happy. Great service and great food. Prices are reasonable, we will absolutely be going to Scardino's again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 over Par
    RoaminRoman
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    On my latest visit, the food was very good as usual. Unlike most evenings, they were not exceptionally busy, particularly after a birthday group left. However, it took an extraordinary amount of time to bring the two soups we ordered, and even longer for their much-touted garlic bread to appear. I was therefore disappointed that the service, though always friendly and welcoming, was not up to par this time, and for no apparent reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Administrative Professionals Day
    persistant
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We brought a large group for lunch and they handled us very well. I had never been there for lunch before. The menu is clearly more limited, but there was plenty to choose from and the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It delivers what you would
    slwdcwVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    It delivers what you would expect, with great flavors, reasonable prices and friendly, knowledgeable service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service, as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Great food and service, as always. I would highly recommend reservations - even on a Wednesday night!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have eating there over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    We have eating there over the years And enjoy it very much
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food. The staff
    persistant
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Wonderful food. The staff quickly remembers your name and I have never had a bad meal here. As we wear out the novelty of most of the local restaurants, we seem to be returing here the most often. I know we are not alone because I have already seen some of the same faces eating there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We provided an Overall Rating
    knightbandit
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    We provided an Overall Rating of 'Good' and not 'Very Good' for a couple of reasons. First of all, the food was 'Very Good'. We would have given an 'Outstanding' rating on the food had the bread been more authentic and fresh. Otherwise, the food was very pleasing to our pallets. The service was really average as the restaurant was unusually crowded for the space allowed for seating. Additionally, the ambiance was non-existent as the noise level was outrageous! We were dining at this restaurant for our 16th wedding anniversary and we could not even talk to one another without great difficulty. We recommend that if you want to celebrate an intimate special occasion to NOT go to this restaurant. It is more suitable for casual experiences.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our family loves coming here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Our family loves coming here. They treat you like family and always make it an enjoyable event.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is a small
    SLS4ME
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    The restaurant is a small Italian family owned and the food was very good. A bit noisy due to it is small and there is take-out as well as dining outside. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great authentic italian food!The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Great authentic italian food!The baked rigatoni is to die for and the penne arrabbiata with shrimp is perfectly spicy and delicious!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even better than the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Even better than the food in Italy and great hospitality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit to this small
    DavidandroseVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    First visit to this small local restaurant. Strip mall location is odd but not uncommon in Socal, but people sitting outside with blankets because the dozen indoor tables are taken tells you that the food is worthwhile. I'd definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We usually do take out here,
    Sandy
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    We usually do take out here, the food is great. This was our first time dining in and we loved the service, they qre friendly and attentive. My favorite is the beef ravioli. We would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was my first time dining
    AVerayB
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    It was my first time dining at the restaurant. It has a family atmosphere. The hostess, waiters and waitresses were very nice. The Chicken Marsala and Mushroom Ravioli was delicious. I will definitely go back and try some other menu items.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Without a doubt, consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Without a doubt, consistently excellent in every aspect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've tried 7 different dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    I've tried 7 different dishes with many repeats like the Linguini & Clams in white sauce and the Lasagna. They were all very good! But the Piece de Resistance is the home made Tiramisu. DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT HAVING THE TIRAMISU! Just wish the single glasses of wine were a little more generous like they used to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been going to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Have been going to this restaurant regularly for some time' both for the early specials and the main menu. It is on my list of favorites. I have taken family and friends and have always had happy guests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this little neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Love this little neighborhood restaurant in a strip mall. We've only recently discovered it and have been back several times. Have nothing bad to say. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From food to service Scardino's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    From food to service Scardino's is the BEST italian restaurant by far. The food tastes fresh and delicious every time. This is our favorite place to go for a family gathering or a romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have always enjoyed going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We have always enjoyed going to Scardino's and going on Valentine's Day to celebrate both my husband and daughter's birthdays was great. It's a wonderful family atmosphere and the staff there always remembers us and treats us like family. We love Scardino's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took my wife here on V-day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Took my wife here on V-day for early dinner. amazing homemade food! meatballs and tiramisu are homemade and are amazing! really looking forward to trying more things here! Staff was very friendly and attentive!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scardino's is good - not as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Scardino's is good - not as great as other reviewers described, but good. Soup and pizza were tasty. Pastas were fine, too. Really disappointing pre-fab desserts, except for homemade tiramisu which was quite good. Server was friendly but forgetful. Overall fine...wouldn't rush back, but would dine there again one day.
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  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food was delicious and the service was so friendly. It seems like a family-run place and we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scardino's is the BOM!! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Scardino's is the BOM!! The food is excellent as well as the Wine List. I invited group of my friends to celebrate a belated birthday. The first time for my friends and everyone truly enjoyed their dinner. Must try Tiramitsu it is delicious!! I would definitely recommend Scardino's........would suggest to make reservation in advance. Also, one of my friend ordered Scardino's Pizza to go and he said it was quite tasty!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for a pizza and to
    JoeMc
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    We went for a pizza and to enjoy the dog friendly outdoor seating. The staff was extremely hospitable and the pizza , per usual, was very good. This was a bit of a wet night so the out door heaters were extremely welcome. Our dogs enjoyed tagging along and not being left behind. High marks for being dog friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close Call, But All is Well
    VivSVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    I was so proud of myself for having made a reservation through Open Table before showing up at the restaurant. Tracy told me that Open Table should not take reservations after 3 PM that same day. Well, I told her Open Table did take my reservation so I thought all was well. She was so wonderful to accommodate my son and me for dinner. It was fabulous! Now I learned that I need to call the restaurant directly when the reservation is for that night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent value along with
    slwdcwVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Excellent value along with very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not real Italian food
    WilliamMLaterVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Everyone working here is very nice and the food was fine but I don't think there were any Italians in the kitchen.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If You'r Cravin' Great Italian...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Mamma Mia! Great Italian food, right down to the red/white checkered tablecloths AND the assortment of reasonable Italian wines. The food is awesome, plentiful, cooked to perfection, deliciously authentic, and there's numerous choices...wish they had a few more veal choices, and a bit more room, it just feels cramped. Better make reservations...it's a small place and it's popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good selection. Moderate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Good selection. Moderate priced wines. Excellent desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Highly recommended. Food and service is outstanding. Great neighborhood gem and very family friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had to wait a long time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Had to wait a long time to get menus. After finally receiving menus we were expected to place our order within a few minutes - the whole evening we felt rushed and pressured to order, eat and get out again. Will not go back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolute best local neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Absolute best local neighborhood italian restaurant. Very broad menu of very much "home style" dishes. Food is delicious. Servce is outstanding and staff is very friendly. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but service was
    Sandi
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    good food but service was slow we really just wanted some water took forever
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    • Noise LevelModerate