Culina

4.7
1547 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 10a-3p

    $72.00 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

  • Terrazza Fridays & Saturdays

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Join us for an evening under the lights; enjoy handcrafted Tuscan pizza and classic Italian cuisine on our beautiful fountain-side patio. Join us before 6pm and the first pizza for the table is on us!
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Fri 5:00 PM - 5:15 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1547 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DMeerz
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was great but everything else was lacking big time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Changed chef , food quality was not good.

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Insufficient
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was of uneven quality and overall not worth the price charged and the wine was way, way overpriced: $23 for a glass of completely unremarkable and slightly bitter sauvignon blanc. A charcuterie and cheese platter had just enough for three with charcuterie that was unremarkable though the two cheeses were quite good. The pasta dish was less than mediocre with the reported truffles not apparent. Two fish dishes were unremarkable and the side salad on one so overdressed in vinagrette that it was wilted and inedile. The outdoor seating would have been lovely but for our table's proximity to the driveway and Doheny Drive. The waiter tried to be cordial--in fact, he tried too hard.
Overall an unremarkable, overpriced experience.

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vipdavid
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot.
Music with brunch.
Food was great.

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LiliaEats
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and loved the live music

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the ambiance at Culina! The service was amazing and I even got free cake for my birthday! There was music and they sang happy birthday to me. I just enjoyed everything!

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vipDavidA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly outstanding meal and evening. While we'd have preferred a table not immediately in front of the guitar/singer, it wasn't too intrusive. The food was stellar, the dessert uniquely a standout (If you do not get the S'mores, you will kick yourself). Our server, and I don't recall her name, was truly a professional. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

One of the worst places I’ve ever wasted my money on.

The fact that it is located within the four seasons is beyond irrelevant. Not much to be said about the service, however the food is a different story. You will be served in very miniature portions of any order. Everything on the menu is something you could throw together yourself within just a few minutes.

Quality is below average while price remains well above average. Nothing here seems to be consistent, other than the other customers which were primarily made up of “wealthy” senior citizens with their escorts.

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shirleyg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and Mary our servier was very helpful with our selections!!

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vipDiningMaven
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Culina has consistently great food, and the new chef is outstanding. The only problem is the often-disappearing servers. A few are great, but many - albeit without a great attitude - forget too many things, do not pay attention and often disappear. Sad.

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Chloek
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here for my birthday and everything was nice

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional on every level and at every turn‼️💯💯💯

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday celebration and this place made it memorable! The ambiance was wonderful and service superb!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh he’s a phenomenal experience from the excellent valet to the above average service. And after several visits I have been consistently very happy with the food quality and presentation

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vipDiningMaven
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Prices have gone crazy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention,

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vipFrequentdinerMD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best veal I’ve ever had. Service, food and staff are A+. Worth every cent. Will be back. Simply outstanding.

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vipChio
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Culina for my best friend birthday.
The food was so delicious, our server gave us top notch service, and the atmosphere was so peaceful. Everything was outstanding. We have been to many great restaurants but we recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipBrock
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is comfortable, quiet and the food and service is lovely.
I find it a great place to visit with friends or have a meeting.

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vipFoodiekat
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for lunch. It was great! The patio is very pretty and not loud. Our booth was very comfortable. We split pizza and a caprese salad. Both dishes were great! Our waiter was very attentive. I’ll definitely go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My uncle and cousin took me here for my birthday and we had a great time! Appetizers were great, our pastas - delicious but definitely don’t hesitate to get dessert! The passion fruit tart and the chocolate cake!! Service was really great!!

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vipSilasM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a hidden gem with great food and service. The DJ was a nice touch. I will definitely be back.

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vipRachWill
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Culina is beautiful! The vibe is elegant but comfortable, and the service was great. The food was a little bit disappointing serving size-wise, and the gluten free pasta was understandably a bit lackluster. The desserts were INSANELY good. Great for a date or special occasion!

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vipMartaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Inside is just as nice as outdoor dining!

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vipDianeC
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As usual food was very good. Our table was in the front, makeshift outdoor area rather than in the back so that was disappointing and a big change in ambience from prior visits. Live musician was very good (we couldn’t see but could hear). Even taking post covid employee shortage into account, service was slow. Would still go back

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vipSuzy
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and music. Great service and nice menu.

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vipBrock
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a lovely place. Good food and easy to converse.

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BethR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant both inside and out is really nice. The service is absolutely fantastic !! We had a wonderful Father's Day celebration in the back outside area with live music which was really a nice touch. Is was a cinch making reservations. Love this place !!!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent father day! Great food and drinks! The Fish for 2 and desert with beat salad was very good matcha and tasting!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Perfect place for a Father’s Day dinner. Loved the ambiance and service. Food was excellent. I’ll be going back for sure.

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vipMitch
Savannah
54 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere on the terrace. Food was good but not exceptional. Great service.

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pete
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overpriced drinks even for Beverly Hills the food is a bit pricey but a good value and very well done a good place For a a night out.

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vipJohn805
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great indoor-outdoor seating. Great food. Service so attentive it was almost obsequious. But you're paying for it, so you better get it. Home of the $25 martini. A good martini (but it should be, because you're paying for it).

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Dave
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service at Culina was excellent with personable staff that paid attention to detail. That being said, the food was sub-par, bland, boring, and overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Not as pictured…went for the “ambiance” which wasn’t there. Service was terrible and food was good but overpriced. Parking is $10 even with validation

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vipleonb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was 60th anniversary and everyone treated us like royalty. The chef made a special dessert for us,the music was soft love songs and a night to remember. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I asked for outdoor dining via Open Table but they escorted us to sit inside. When I asked for outdoor, the host was irritated and told us, “don’t move just stay there while I find you an available table outside”. Yet I can see so many open tables outside their patio. Anyways, we got our table just right outside their indoor dining as soon as you step out, which was at the very corner of the patio where you don’t see anything. Very disappointing since we are frequent and loyal customers of The Four Seasons

Our server was excellent! Very gracious, joyful and turned our mood from bad to good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh this food was like nothing I’ve ever tasted. Probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life and I kid you not! Stunning atmosphere we felt like we had a short vacation just being in the hotel!

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JULIANNER
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Delicious food. Attractive outdoor seating

FAQs

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

Culina is rated 4.7 stars by 1547 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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