Culina

4.7
1188 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Culina is taking reservations for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Capturing the cosmopolitan ethos of Los Angeles, Culina presents a lively neighborhood gathering spot where sophisticated cuisine and familiarity join hands. 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 northern Italian craftsmanship including house-made pastas and pizzas. Our crudo has the finest selections of hand prepared raw seafood meticulously constructed to highlight the freshness of seasonal ingredients. Our wine program offers approximately 400 selections with a focus on Italy and California, including hidden gems and older vintages to satisfy any occasion. Behind the bar you will find handcrafted cocktails inspired by authentic Italian ingredients and motivated by Californian sensibility.
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambience. Fodd is hit and miss--depends on what you order. It's expensive for what you get, unless you have a BBE.

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LV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Culina is absolutely outstanding! Chef Luca Moriconi plays drums in your palate with his dishes. His manners are truly unique and the feeling of being at home is intence as soon as you walk into the restaurant. The food at Culina is Italy at its best! Everything you could ever want of that country is present in every bite of Chef Luca's Butternut Squash and Rosemary Risotto. Guys, it is served in a handcrafted half wheel of Piave Vecchio cheese, on top of one of the best Aceto Balsamico di Modena in the world. That dish alone is definitively worth a reservation at Cuilna but do not leave before you've asked for Truffles on Dessert and tasted the Peperoni Cruschi.
Service was unbelievable, I almost forgot I was in a restaurant in LA at some point. I will definitively come back there, at Culina I had one of the best food experience of my life.
Grazie Chef Luca!

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m
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and service. Definitely recommend.

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j
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Culina is a lovely spot and look forward to returning. Our food was very good and the service
was perfect. It's a bit pricey, but restaurants in fancy hotels like the Four Seasons often are.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I enjoyed very much the food, specially the service we received from our waitress, Ursula.

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DN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was wonderful as always. great food and quiet so we never need to talk over other guests.

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time at Culina, enjoyed food of course, and very warm service. The server (Sorry forgot her name she was wearing glasses), her kind attention was just simply nice and appreciated her assistance to choose our dinner course. Also she helped to keep good atmosphere for us till the end such as comfortable conversations, and when we were the last guest at outside seat, 2 staffs started to cleaned up and move the tables aside which obviously made us little uncomfortable , though she told them to stop.
Thank you for everything, it was great!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Culina in the Four Seasons was a wonderful, delicious dining experience!! Staff was very attentive to all our needs, the food was exquisite perfectly presented, seasoned and portioned. We were celebrating a birthday and the menus were specially printed...Overall GREAT11

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DB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love this Sunday brunch ❤️- we took our adult children and their boyfriends and had an amazing family day breaking bread.

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IL
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had such a hard time deciding where to dine since we were from out of town and not familiar with the area. We were so pleased to have a romantic evening seated at the bar area. The food was fantastic! We started with an antipasti platter with cured meats and cheeses, had the freshest salad, and enjoyed a beautiful wild boar pasta dish. Our server (we never knew her name) was most excellent, professional, attentive, and very pleasant. The gentleman who was at the raw bar in front of us was expedient and friendly upon delivering our antipasti. He used an old-fashioned meat slicing machine, which was interesting to watch.
We would recommend to friends and also return!

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BP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I ordered from the buffet. Sliced steak was dried out as was the salmon. I reported this to the manager. Service was slow.

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e
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Mediocre hotel food strikes again. Best thing was the desserts.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was awesome. Will definitely recommend Culina to other friends and family. Service was great.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Felt a little out of place. The girl working the front didn’t ask wether I wanted to sit inside or outside, just took me and my date outside by default. She looked genuinely confused as to why we were there and yes I did have a reservation. The waiter comes out and he talks to me in Spanish and I’m just there like ok, I’m ordering in English? Not that there’s anything wrong with Spanish however, he just assumed i knew it by looking at me. My partner and I felt a bit uncomfortable to say the least but we stayed and tried the food. The food was great, came out quickly, and even though the waiter was weird at the beginning he was very attentive. We even tried their avocado based dessert which was fantastic. I wouldn’t go again because as stated in the beginning, we felt out of place and not really welcome.

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect. Delicious meal, good vine and nice service

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

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London
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Despite not being full, the waiter was not too attentive, a dish was forgotten and we craved a bit more attention

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RO
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Comfortable, good food, good service. Will visit again.

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DB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and brunch :) M new go to for a relaxing Sunday while enjoying great food and drinks.

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t
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, great experience. It was our first time and although it didn't quite blow our socks off, we enjoyed our overall experience and menu choices. They had salted cod (baccala) which is lengthy to make so it was fabulous to find it on the menu (wish portion could have been just a tad bigger!). Also, the wild boar was delicious (and that portion was HUGE!). Appetizers were delicious as was the home made focaccia. Pizza was not my favorite but the taste was good overall. There's also a kid's menu if you have little ones (we opted not to order from it). We skipped desert. Wine options and cocktails were great as well.
I look forward to trying it again and hoping the choices will be as interesting and tastes as varied.
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LD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our 21 year old offered to take us for a New Year's Day brunch and paid the bill out of his first paycheck.

I was not too pleased when I later found out our Waiter (We were seated outside) gave him grief for the $15 tip he put on the gratuity portion.

My understanding is the Gratuity of 15% is a "SUGGESTED" and not a Mandatory tip, otherwise, this would already be included in the bill. Furthermore, it was a Buffet, which, entailed our waiter to have minimal interaction with us.

This was a child spending a lot for his age and was unnecessarily embarrassed by this middle aged waiter that thought the $15 was not enough. NOT COOL! Our child ended up changing the gratuity from $15 to $25 but was clearly upset the rest of the day because he was embarrassed.

Its not about the money he spent, its about the NERVE OF THE SERVER to even suggest this.

We did not make a scene then as it is not our style, however, were extremely disappointed with the behavior.

Hopefully this is addressed and this gentleman educated.

Needless to say we will not be visiting this establishment again.

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CM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We returned to Culina after two years and found that the food and service was much improved. The portions were generous and the staff was attentive. Will definitely return again.

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OM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, and so was the food .

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great , we went there celebrating my wife BD , , Irene the host was nice and very helpful, she went over her duty to accommodate us in the table we liked, Daniel our server he was great, knowledgeable and ready to help at any time. We had wonderful time. Thanks and happy holidays.

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l
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Culina for a business lunch. It's not too loud. The ambiance is upscale and the food is delicious. I personally love the buffet.

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MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service and beautiful setting. Nice and quiet

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BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I thought the ambiance, service and food were amazing

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ME
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slooooow. Chosen wine not available. A similar wine was recommended by the wait person. No. Wrong. Had to wait again to order from the sommelier. Food is OK. Prawns over grilled. The bus person was great, though. Manager well aware of problems but did nothing to regain our goodwill. We are diehard 4Seasons persons, except for now, for the Beverly Hills restaurant.

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AO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service.

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B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a really nice and classy place with calm atmosphere and great food! Definitely one of our favorite 👍👌

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LP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent brunch w/many options. Expensive at 100/p person (with a drink)

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time! Sonia took wonderful care of us and made some excellent recommendations. We were very impressed with the Somalia, coming out and sharing some stories as she opened a bottle of wine as well as, the chef coming out and presenting the butternut squash risotto dish out of the cheese wheel! Each course tasted delicious and we will be recommending this restaurant to all!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food Chef Luca is a boss!!! The food is always consistent and delicious!! I will be coming back always!!

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TM
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best true italian food in L.A.. upscaled but authentic. Like some of the best places we ate in Italy. Every dish we tried was a winner. This included the ribolata soup, a tuscan classic.. A bit to salty but still solid. The tuscan kale salad was light and nicely presented with astounding dried tomato and enough to share. The butternut squash risotto with cheeses a hint of rosemary nicely presented from a cheese wheel it is scraped out of then put on a bit of super balsamic vinegar. The vinegar perfectly cuts the richness of the cheese and the sweet squash make a real umami winner. Rissoto spot on perfect cook.
Lasagna was a perfect true italian perfectly done. Only thing it needed was a touch of sauce around the base as it was a bit dry. But flavor perfect. The chicken marsala was also a winner. Nicely done. So many of the menu dishes sound fantastic and I can't wait to come back and try more when I want my local trip to Italy!

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DA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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EN
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent customer service, nice setting, delish food!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Surprise! Food and staff. Love the Carpaccio. We’ll come back.

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MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was not so great. Oysters were fishy and bitter and we tried 2 kinds. My octopus and Calmari steak tasted burnt. We sent oysters back, even though octopus and Calmari were a disaster, I did like the waiter and that Russian lady who were helping our waiter and just kept and paid for that.
It’s a beautiful venue and very nice ambiance with an excellent service, I just hope they do something about the food.

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HG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Moriconi and Chef Neal Pan were SOOOOO awsome. They personal greeted us and made sure everything was up to the expectation. They even went out of their ways to prepare special birthday treats for my friends.

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