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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Manhattan Beach


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A photo of Mangiamo restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Manhattan Beach
Booked 15 times today
Mangiamo is adored for its excellent and authentic Italian cuisine, located in the heart of Manhattan Beach. Guests frequently commend the richness and variety of flavors across pasta, seafood, and meat dishes. One guest stated the restaurant as "absolutely, hands down, by far the best dining experience in Manhattan Beach for Italian," complimenting the cozy ambiance, attentive service, and reasonable pricing for top-level cuisine. Its wide array of dishes has satisfied all food restrictions and tastes, making it a top choice for any event, from business dinners to cozy family gatherings. With staff frequently praised as "fabulous," the service is second to none, providing an all-round enjoyable dining experience. Many vow to return, offering their highest recommendations.
A photo of North Italia - El Segundo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • El Segundo
Booked 78 times today
North Italia - El Segundo is renowned for its good Italian cuisine, serving up a variety of traditional dishes with a contemporary flair. Reviewers are consistently pleased with the restaurant's offerings, praising dishes such as the "Chicken Pesto" and "Salmon" as "absolutely delicious", and the "Bolognese (House Specialty)" as reminiscent of "really good Northern Italian taste". Indeed, the high praise extends to their desserts with the "Affogato" being described as "scrumptious". The "Zucca Chips" and "Italian Farm salad" also come highly recommended. The excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, and accommodating staff are repeatedly acknowledged, contributing to North Italia's reputation as a favourite among Italian food lovers.
A photo of North Italia - Del Amo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Torrance / Carson
Booked 50 times today
North Italia - Del Amo is widely recognized for its exceptional Italian cuisine, and the dining experience is consistently praised by guests in reviews. Many have celebrated special occasions, such as birthdays, with highly positive comments about the staff's personable and friendly service. The menu pays homage to Italian tradition, with offerings like Strozzapreti and White Truffle Garlic Bread, and cocktails like Sfumato and Negroni Rosa. Customers have also mentioned the chef's willingness to accommodate dietary needs. The signature dishes, such as the Italian Farm House Salad and various pizzas, are repeatedly highlighted in reviews. The combination of flavor-packed meals, cordial service, and a cozy ambiance keeps guests returning to this restaurant. The reviewer stated, "North Italia never disappoints. Great service, food, and ambiance."
A photo of Aliotta's Via Firenze restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Torrance / Carson
Booked 4 times today
Aliotta's Via Firenze, located in Torrance, California, is a hidden gem that serves up outstanding and authentic Italian dishes. Many reviews shower praise on the restaurant, citing experiences of excellent service, perfect meals, and a wonderful ambiance. Reviewers call it their favorite Italian restaurant in the area, with one stating that it's "easily the best Italian I’ve had in the area." The staff is noted as attentive, friendly, and accommodating. The restaurant's rustic Italian decor is appreciated too, with one reviewer noting that it makes them relive their trip to Italy. From the delightful starters to the pastas and cannolis, the food is consistently lauded as high quality and delicious. This restaurant is perfect for celebrations and regular dining alike, and is highly recommended.
A photo of Gaetano's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Torrance / Carson
Booked 30 times today
Gaetano's Restaurant is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, earning it a special place in the hearts of its regular customers. Diners consistently applaud the restaurant for its fresh, high-quality food and excellent, polite service. Reviewers praise Gaetano's from the moment they're greeted to when they receive the check, emphasizing the warm ambiance and the restaurant's dedication to customer satisfaction. With dishes ranging from eggplant parmesan to Florentine steak being mentioned as favourites, Gaetano's clearly offers a wide variety of delicious Italian fare. The overall consensus among patrons is that Gaetano's is a go-to spot for a real taste of Italy.
A photo of Primo Italia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Torrance / Carson
Booked 17 times today
Primo Italia comes highly recommended by patrons for its authentic and consistently outstanding Italian cuisine. The menu choices are applauded for being outstanding, with dishes such as pappardelle con cinghiale and carpaccio highly praised. The restaurant's ambiance is touted as upscale, cheerful, and perfect for date nights. Reviewers frequently commend the attentive service, with a special mention going to the bartenders. The piano music added to the overall dining experience, and the hosts contribute to creating a VIP atmosphere. Customers affirm that the quality of food, service, and ambiance at Primo Italia is excellent, reminiscent of the dining experiences in Italy itself.
A photo of Locanda Positano restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Marina del Rey
Booked 15 times today
Locanda Positano is a gem of an Italian restaurant that guarantees an "authentic Italian experience" with every visit. Visitors consistently praise the "outstanding" food, specifically the salads, clams, calamari, vegetables, fish, pasta, and desserts. Whether you're going for their mid-week special summer black truffle dinner or dining in their quaint courtyard, the experience is recognized as a "pleasurable and amazing culinary journey". The restaurant's intimate ambiance gives a feeling of dining in a small Tuscan village. Reviewers have even hailed it as the "best Italian food" they have ever encountered. The service, described as "amazing," "superb," and "immediate," garners equal praise, making Locanda Positano a "go-to" Italian spot in LA.
A photo of Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana -West Rancho Palos Verdes restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Rancho Palos Verdes / Rolling Hills Estates
Booked 5 times today
Located in the beautiful West Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles, Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana offers an authentic Italian dining experience. With rave reviews praising the quality and variety of food, as well as the excellent service, it's clear why this eatery has garnered such a reputation. From the delicious Rack of Lamb to the sumptuous shrimp and scallop risotto, every dish is crafted with care and precision. Customers comment on the restaurant's "great, varied menu," "excellent Italian food," and "beautiful location." Whether for a family birthday dinner, a special celebration, or simply an impromptu night out, Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana consistently delivers outstanding Italian cuisine and a memorable dining experience.

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Discover best Contemporary Italian restaurants in Manhattan Beach

Discover the vibrant dining scene of contemporary Italian cuisine in Manhattan Beach, a prime location in Los Angeles' Beach Cities. This area is renowned for its blend of laid-back beach vibes and upscale dining, offering a unique culinary experience that combines traditional Italian flavors with a modern Californian twist. The restaurants here are celebrated for their innovative approaches to Italian dishes, focusing on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and creative presentations. Visitors can expect top-notch service, an inviting ambiance, and often, breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, enhancing the dining experience. Whether you're seeking a romantic evening out, a family dinner, or a special celebration, Manhattan Beach's contemporary Italian eateries provide a memorable gastronomic journey. Each establishment promises an authentic taste of Italy with a distinctive Southern California flair, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and culinary adventurers alike.

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