Culina

4.6
1631 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please join us on our Culina Caffè Patio Sunday - Wednesday. Please note that the Culina back Patio is only available Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings.

Capturing the cosmopolitan ethos of Los Angeles, Culina presents a lively neighborhood gathering spot where sophisticated cuisine and familiarity join hands. With weekly live music set amongst a beautiful al fresco garden patio popular with locals, Culina allows guests to savor small plates aside a glass of wine or settle in for an elegant, epicurean experience behind the backdrop of a classic Italian film. The menu features traditional items perfected by generations of Tuscan craftsmanship including house-made pastas and pizzas. Our wine program offers approximately 400 selections with a focus on Italy and California, including hidden gems and older vintages to satisfy any occasion.
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Experiences

  • 3-Course Brunch is the ONLY Sunday option 10-2:30

    $79.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Immerse yourself in the amazing experience that is Culina's Sunday Brunch. Each guest can choose their starter, entree and dessert from our brunch favorites menu which can be found at https://www.culinarestaurant.com/menu/culina-sunday-brunch-menu/ Listen to the upbeat vibes from DJ Johny Hawkes while you enjoy food from our finest Four Seasons chefs. Sit back, relax and enjoy your Sunday. You deserve it!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Thu - Fri 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1631 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not worth the money spent.
Desert was amazing though.

Culina
Responded 5 days ago

I am sorry to see you did not enjoy your experience. If you'd like to discuss this matter further and allow us the opportunity to hear your feedback, please feel free to reach out to me at cecily.hernandez@fourseasons.co m. Warmest Regards, Cecily Hernandez Assistant Director of Restaurant Operations

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vipDiningMaven
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The prices at Culina have always been high, but now they are approaching the stratosphere. And, while the prices have grown, the menu choices have shrunk. Too bad. Like so many find-dining restaurants in LA, Culina has staffing shortages which over-burden the great servers who try their best. But service is frustratingly slow - it's as if there is only one person in the kitchen, as it takes forever for food to come out. Having said that, I would return, hoping that if/when life returns to "normal" Culina will return to its excellent self.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Such a cute spot. Food is whatever so go for the vibes

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very underwhelming. Food was not good and experience was average. Not worth the price.

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MicheleR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The soup is good and the special food for the day which is the halibut and the lamb but the vegan gelato is too sweet and the grilled lobster seafood not too good.

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vipRock
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Culina is a beautiful place for dinner. The staff are excellent and the food is very good. The chef has really transformed the place. I love the focaccia with my drink before ordering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was really disappointed with this last time. My pasta had no flavor at all and the service was not the greatest.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They took our order 35 minutes after we arrived. Service is the most important thing at this kind of restaurant..

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vipKilted1
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Not the Four Seasons of old. We arrived to a table that only had side plates and napkins, no silverware. The server was very accommodating with time though, as we caught up with friends we had not seen since the pandemic. Food was flavorful and came out correctly, but then we had to wait for the service team to bring silverware to enjoy it. Don't think I have enough reason to go back though.

JM
JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent vibe.

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love2eat
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I brought my mom and friend here. We were delighted by the level of service we received. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was very delicious and it was a calm atmosphere. I will definitely return for brunch again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Poor reception, poor bar service and poor wait service but the food is excellent. Shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s too expensive brunch for what it is.
I am willing to pay with expensive brunch but it has to be substantial to begin with I am not a big eater.

GC
GoClimbaRock
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very comfortable and tastefully decorated patio space. Waitress was over the top. Plus they had a doggie menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The staff helped us celebrate our recent wedding!

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a go-to place for casual meal, great food, terrific service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and amazing service!

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chasflojo7
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service, food and ambiance were perfect. The waitstaff was excellent and our server, Carolyn, was helpful, professional and very courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was great! The service was great, Sonya was absolutely amazing. The only thing we didn't care for was the s'mores dessert. Super creative and a cool twist, but just wasn't our thing.

High recommend for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magical beautiful dining experience. Excellent service an amazing food especially the lamb chops!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was generally amazing. Food was great.

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Foodie
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A pleasant outdoor space for lunch. No blasting music to get in way of conversations,
Excellent service. Got seated right away and waitress was very accommodating. The only complaint is no organic chicken on menu. That’s a huge surprise given it’s available everywhere in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and plan to come back again soon! Fabio is AMAZING!!!

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vipta22
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great vibe for a hotel restaurant. Food taste and quality excellent. Orders mixed up/not rec'd x2...not sure if it was kitchen or server. Would recommend.

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vipLisa
Los Angeles
252 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culina is always a special treat and never disappoints. My friend and I were celebrating her birthday and I think we received special attention. We each had a drink followed by a wonderful burrata and beet salad plus pumpkin tortellini. After brunch the waitress brought out a delicious cake with a sparkler in it!
We shared a great birthday thanks to Culina.

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vipdavid
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomahawk was delicious and truffle pasta is must try if you like truffle.

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viphappy90077
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great!

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vipHappyTraveler
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant space with outdoor dining option. Food was great. Limited menu. Service a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The ambiance was very nice, but the food was terrible. My friend ordered the brisket tots, which were mostly chunks of gristle--inedible and very greasy. When we asked the waiter about it, he let us know that this is what brisket is like: 'It's marbled'. We had all had brisket many times and knew this was not that, but it wasn't worth the argument. Three of us had the pork belly Benedict, which was unremarkable and served with no accompaniments. The appetizer beet salad and tuna stack were nice. Overall, would not recommend.

**edit--22 Nov. Since my review was (unknowingly) anonymous, the Asst Director of Restaurant Operations asked me to personally contact her...which I did. I have still received no acknowledgement. My review was not written for acknowledgment, but the pretense of care leaves my friends and myself with an even worse taste in our mouths than the 'brisket' provided.

Culina
Responded on November 10, 2021

I am sincerely sorry you did not enjoy your brunch experience, your feedback is extremely valuable to us and I wish I would have been made aware by the server during your meal. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further and invite you back to the restaurant, but cannot find your reservation due to the review being anonymous. May you please reach out to me at cecily.hernandez@fourseasons.co m? Regards, Cecily Hernandez Assnt Director of Restaurant Operations

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CamiW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding is an understatement. Thank you to our servers Omar and Pilar for making a brunch with our four month old a treat. It was quiet and she napped the whole time, food was so delicious, plenty of room for stroller, and their kindness was even more than the food. Will be back without question

Culina
Responded on November 10, 2021

I am so pleased to see you enjoyed your brunch so much! I will let Omar & Pilar know what a great time you had, and I hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Assistant Director of Restaurant Operations

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Ambrister
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Been going to Culina for years and last night was my third time back since the Covid pandemic. We are all vaccinated but opted to sit outside rather than be pawns in the vaccine proof political games being forced on restaurants like Culina. The service was good, but since the Pandemic, the drinks are now served in small sipping glasses - to possibly save $$$? Also, they no longer serve bread before (or during) the meal at this Italian themed restaurant - go figure. The steaks were good, but the spaghetti was just okay. Getting better, but Culina still has a ways to go to get back to their former level of quality.

Businesses such as The Four Seasons / Culina should push back on these neurotic politicians that run our City and County governments here in LA with their dogma-based (as opposed to science) mandates! Travel to the southern states, eat at their restaurants and discover how much more of a pleasant experience you will have - not to mention the Covid rates (as a percentage) in those States are no more than lock-down LA's.

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vipFoodforfun
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the live music as it adds to the beautiful setting. Service is consistently great. The food is very good yet the service and ambiance are what bring us back frequently. Highly recommend!

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vipOakDawes
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Server was completely unattentive …food was average.

Culina
Responded on November 10, 2021

I would like to sincerely apologize for the lack of service you received on your visit to Culina. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your visit further so that I may follow up with the team and understand what caused your experience. May you please reach out to me at cecily.hernandez@fourseasons.co m? Warmest Regards, Cecily Hernandez Assistant Director of Restaurant Operations

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SeanC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing and food was excellent. As for the portion you will receive on any food items are very small.

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vipSUIFONG
Puebla
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Después de 1.5. Decidimos ir a festejar mi cumple , el
Servicio muy lento y el restaurante semi vacío , mi pasta cruda que me la volvieron hacer . Definitivamente una decepción

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vipAdrienneF
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for since casual dining ensue with excellent pizza

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Focaccia bread was outta this world 🌎

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Muy buen ambiente y comida deliciosa

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Consistent
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a wonderful dining experience. The service and quality of food is exceptional. Always grateful to the staff for their professionalism and friendliness!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It’s a wonderful restaurant the food is great!

FAQs

Culina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 860-4000.

Culina is rated 4.6 stars by 1631 OpenTable diners.

Culina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fourseasons.buyatab.com/custom/fourseasons/giftcard/?c=t&_s_icmp=tmenu.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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