Culina

4.7
1226 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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What 1226 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience

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JP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The food was amazing and the dessert very special and unusual.
Highly recommended

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JS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We thought the lunch buffet selections were very unimaginative and uninteresting. A disappointment for such a lovely, upscale hotel.

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BG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Boy was this disappointing. We’ve been coming to the Four Seasons for meals for at least two decades and we’ve been to Culina at least a dozen times since it opened.

The space is pretty and the service is friendly and nice, but boy oh boy was the food unbelievably disappointing on Saturday night (7/13/2019). Tasteless broccolini, unbelievably weak tasteless burrata and prosciutto (a $28 appetizer), cafeteria crude Jidori chicken Marsala (for $39), and spigola (a pleasant fish) ($48) with watery spinach and what was billed as white asparagus but looked and tasted like it came out of a tin can.

For $200 for two people (with no alcohol, just a reasonable $30 corkage fee for our own wine) I would rather have 20 meals at In and Out or any decent pizzeria.

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service, excellent, ambience lovely, and most importantly the level of sound was low

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e
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday of a friend. I treated.

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RK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our server Sonja was fantastic and the outside was really nice!

Culina
Responded on July 12, 2019

Reece, Thank you for your kind words! I have to agree with you about Sonja, and I will make sure she is recognized for your review. Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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T
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lunch buffet in LA! Fresh, healthy, delicious and pretty to look at. Love it!

Culina
Responded on July 12, 2019

Tara, We owe it all to our wonderful Culinary team! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I will make sure our team is recognized for this. Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! Overall exactly what we were looking for: beautiful ambiance, excellent food and service.

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GF
Miami
103 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Luca, David our sommelier, and Renne was phenomenal. Great wine & food recommendation. Luca & David great job. Renne thank you for guiding us the right way tasting menu

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FH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, I was beyond impressed with the staff! They were so professional, so smiling and super accommodating as I wanted to change the table and couldn’t decide on two delicious dishes and they offered to serve two smaller dishes of them so i could taste them both! I find it really hard to find professional staff at most of the restaurants, and their beautiful attitude just made our experience wonderful! Oh and yes food was just AMAZING! I cant wait to eat there again and it will be SOON! Thank you Culina!

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KM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was phenomenal experience for my daughters 20th birthday! Food was excellent and service was exceptional.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spot is perfect. They even made me my own dish. They actually added to the menu

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience!!!

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MJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The overall service was slow. My husband ordered the rib eye. It was cooked to his exact orders. I ordered the caprese salad. Delish! I ordered the lasagna. Delish! Would I dine here again? Probably.

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London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner here last night, and everything was perfect! The atmosphere in here is beautiful and the surroundings are just as nice. Our service was outstanding and if we return to Beverly Hills we would definitely be coming back here!!

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Sat at the bar instead fo table to get more attentive service. Was shocked to see such poor service from the Four Seasons!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the lay out of the restaurant. The food and service was great!

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OT
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent buffet Brunch!! Very elegant, fresh & delicious. Tremendous value too. My favorite in the city!!

Culina
Responded on June 3, 2019

My favorite as well! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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LT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, fantastic staff. You really do get what you pay for and I mean 5 star ambiance. It's a nice restaurant for an upscale date. Very sophisticated and modern look. Definitely more of a dressy restaurant. Spent about $160 between me and my gf with tip so not too bad. That price does not include drinks of any sorts. Would definitely dine again. Great food, great service. Love the ambiance!

Culina
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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K
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time returning since they’ve remodeled the restaurant and hired a new chef from Italy. The food was phenomenal, the service was top notch and the ambiance improved...much more welcoming! Thank you.

Culina
Responded on June 3, 2019

Khali, I must agree with you on the new chef! Our culinary team prepares some phenomenal dishes, we look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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L
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance are excellent. However, the food quality is mediocre.

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E
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, excellent music, great food and superb service. Looking forward to coming back!

Culina
Responded on June 3, 2019

Emma, Thank you for the review! We look forward to your return. Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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L
Los Angeles
234 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Culina: the food, the ambiance, the service, indoors and outdoors---it's all good. My grilled octopus salad was terrific: perfectly cooked and a very generous portion. My branzino was juicy and the accompanying vegetables made for a perfect combination. My three scoops of home-made gelato , all chocolate, made me want to order three more scoops. I can't wait to return.

Culina
Responded on May 23, 2019

Lisa, Thank you for you kind review and I can definitely agree with you on all of those dishes, especially the chocolate gelato! We certainly hope to see you again soon. Warmest Regards, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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LW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service fabulous! Our waitress catered to our every need.

Culina
Responded on May 17, 2019

Lance, Thank you for your kind words, I will be sure to let the service staff know and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Going on a Wednesday wasn't as quiet as I had hoped, but it wasn't noisy enough to be bothersome. My server Sonya was friendly and attentive, touting the Cinghiale Nasiri (boar over pasta) upon inquiry. The food was good but not great. The dessert, Millefuglie (vanilla ice cream with a flaky graham-cracker-like layer toped with black truffles), was outstanding. I should have known better but don't order still water. It's not worth $9. Overall, I enjoyed myself and will be back to try something new.

Culina
Responded on April 27, 2019

Dear Andre, Thank you for your feedback, I would also have to agree that the Millefoglie is fantastic! I look forward to your return. Sincerely, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my self.

Culina
Responded on April 27, 2019

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself, we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue. Food exquisite and service top notch.
The server Michael was one of the best we have had.
Highly recommended.

Culina
Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you for the review, I have to agree with you on Michael. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Cecily Hernandez

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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Pronto Market Lunch and the great services. We hope they can keep variety of great salads with the best ingredients. We felt last Friday's lunch (4/19) was a little moderate compare to usual "fabulous". Did chef change?

Culina
Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Our chef's are constantly updating the menu and sourcing local, fresh ingredients in order to create fun, new dishes. We look forward to seeing you again soon and hope you find our next dishes to be just as fabulous as the first time. Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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EW
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great food, beautiful ambiance (especially the patio), but service lacking. We barely saw our server once
our order was taken.

Culina
Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and patronage. I will share this information in order to elevate our service, and do hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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CY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My client and I felt more like we were on a retreat than a business meeting. The patio was relaxing and service excellent. The lunch buffet was delicious. Culina is a perfect place for a business lunch.

Culina
Responded on April 16, 2019

Dear Carolyn, Thank you for you kind words, we are pleased to hear you found Culina to be an excellent retreat for your business meeting. We hope to see you return soon and enjoy our patio again for lunch or even a relaxing dinner. Cheers, Cecily Hernandez Culina Assistant Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing moment
Thank you

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BS
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Chef!! One of the top 5 meals we have ever had and that includes Europe. Thank you for a memorable evening!!

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G
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific evening! I hadn't been to Culina in a few years and wondered if it had maintained the standard from previous visits. It most certainly has! Everything was great, especially our waiter, Michael. He made a great evening even better!

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As an Italian guy coming from Tuscany, I can guarantee that the food offered is outstanding in every single aspect: Plates presentation looks great and the quality of the food is even better!!!
I will go back to Culina ASAP!!!!!

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D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I think the food has changed to a different type. I liked the food better a few years back

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CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and service. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place.

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