Culina

4.7
1159 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:15 am
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 860-4000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luca Moriconi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Burton Way
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Parking details
Valet Parking - $10.00 for Culina patrons.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Date: December 24, 2018 Monday Time: 6 PM - 10:30 PM 4 Course Menu $ 89 Al a Carte Menu Also Available. Copy of the menu is available on Website or by calling 310-860-4000

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What 1159 People Are Saying
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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
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service.

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B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 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
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 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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EN
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on November 13, 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 9, 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 7, 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 6, 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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M
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. Atmosphere both sophisticated and romantic. Definitely underrated restaurant.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chef. Fantastic Italian cuisine.
Perfect service, thanks to the wonderful waitress (Meg ?) tonight.
We will be back.
Matt & Co (France).

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TR
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a dramatic and elegant setting. Coravin allows for unusual high-end wines that don't normally sell by the glass. My first time to sample wild boar, but for sure not my last. A creative and highly recommended presence on the Los Angeles dining scene.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 2

Sometimes the buffet is outstanding and sometimes it's not good
Today it was not good

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Upon arrival we discovered that it’s the Sunday brunch (a huge open buffet) however there were very little option for vegetarians (like me) which was an issue.

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JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought two first timers here for Sunday brunch and there were plenty of options for each of us to enjoy. Solid brunch selection, IMPECCABLE service by a very attentive staff, and great ambience on the patio. We ate and drank at a leisurely pace and was never made to feel like we were overstaying our welcome.

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T
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance and menu! Really enjoyed the dining experience and wine list. The patio was absolutely amazing!

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d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the pronto market salad buffet very much! All of the food was freshly prepared, looked wonderful, and tasted delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic lasagna and attentive service.

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BM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed dining experience, although the wait staff was a tad bit slow, but wonderful overall

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GD
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I think that this is the best brunch on the west coast. Unbelievable variety of foods. Amazing sushi, omelet station etc. $85 goes a long way here

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c
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is outstanding. As a very discriminating restaurant goer all I can say is everything was perfect from ambience to service. But it's the food that rocked my world!

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Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the Country prepared by one of the best Chef’s, Luca and presented by one of the servers, Meg.

Not to be missed.

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DU
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is everything a restaurant is expected to be in a Four Seasons Hotel. Exceptional service and food.

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LR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for an anniversary dinner and it was completely wonderful from the time we were greeted until we left the restaurant. They provided a menu that had written "happy anniversary," which was a nice touch. Our waiter was terrific and the service was excellent - just enough checking in without being bothersome. The food was superb -I had the risotto, which was delivered in a cheese wheel to the table! The ambiance is so lovely both inside and outside. We were lucky enough to have most of the outside section we were in to ourselves. Highly recommend.

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Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was creative and flavorful, and the service was excellent.

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So another gem found in my neighborhood. It's an amazing place to spend a night.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good! Had the truffle and prawns risotto, amazing.
Tiramisù to die for.
Good service and wine selection too.

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Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, great food & lovely upscale low key ambience!! What a treat! Breakfast was delicious.

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D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and very great food! The service was very professional, knowledgeable and great! Thank you for great time!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect all around. Outside dining is peaceful, the risotto was to die for, and the service was attentive without being over the top.

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DL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Over priced. Not worth it.

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JS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely patio. But why can't they fix the lighting over some of their best tables. Too bright by far and they say they can't be adjusted.

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Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food by an underrated Chef. Chef Luca is as good as anyone in any restaurant in the City. Wonderful staff in a beautiful setting.

Drop what you’ve planned and go here now.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow...he chefs special risotto is the best I've ever had. Great service, ambience and food!

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine. The outdoor terrace is fantastic, and the service is impeccable. It's always a pleasure to dine at Culina.

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M
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! They were very helpful with what to order/what their best food items were. Not to mention the wine was amazing! I’ll definitely be returning :)

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