Culina

4.6
1136 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

Private Dining

Culina Restaurant, elegant Private Dining Room and Grappa Room are ideal for business, social and intimate gatherings. For cocktail receptions, we recommend the Culina Lounge or Culina Patio.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1136 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic lasagna and attentive service.

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BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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c
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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OT
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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F
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
13 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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OT
1 review
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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OT
Los Angeles
59 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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OT
Los Angeles
73 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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w
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is a JOY here. Expert in every respect. I love that they show you the bottle that the wines by the glass come from. The food seems better then a few years ago. A little more attention to detail and more intense, daring flavors. With my BBE discount it was a great meal at a reasonable price. BRAVO!

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j
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service is impeccable and food up to par with its price.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, Luxurious ambiance, spectacular service; Culina meets your expectation of class. A must do!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

La domenica a pranzo brunch a 85 dollari a persona. Buffet molto assortito e di ottima qualità dal pesce alla carne ai dolci tutto molto buono anche se un po' caro.

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AF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always warm and welcoming. Food is always fresh. Very attentive to all sensitivities/allergies.

Must try the cheese plate with the pickled peaches!

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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was fabulous ! She made our dining experience very enjoyable. Loved all of her recommendations .
I had the branzino that was cooked perfectly and my husband’s dish of wild boar and polenta was hearty and flavorful. We also highly recommend the octopus antipasto.

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PK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, the food was great. Octopus was delicious. As was the butternut squash puree. Halibut was good, but lacked robust flavor. Salmon was excellent.

Definitely a bit pricey, but showing up at the four seasons restaurant and expecting a deal is a fool's errand.

So overall it's really good. Nothing crazy good, but a solid meal.

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d
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server Rene, warm, with great timing and she is very knowledgeable and professional as well!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So far the best brunch place i have ever been to :) i love how there are a lot of options, the staff are very attentive, very pleasant and amiable. The place is quiet although busy. Overall the experience is all worth the money spent! :)

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R
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a hotel restaurant, Culina is terrific. We’re locals and we’ve been coming here since the makeover and it’s still one of our favorites.
And with some thoughtful additions to the menu it’s even better.
Soup! Zuppa Ribollito, a Tuscan vegetable potage, was the highlight for me.
Attractive salads, marvelous pastas (try the pappardelle with wild boar ragú) and a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere.
Dress up or dress down, you won’t feel out of place.

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BF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food except a very boring salad.
Good happy hour wine and cocktails.

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience. All the staff goes beyond to go over your expectations.

They have the best food, high quality ingredients, best service; I totally recommend Culina. It’s an experience to have as many times as possible.

Their Sunday brunch is as well outstanding!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Daniel and Kenny are the best

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NT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor Garden like scenery. Food was great! Great place for get together with friends. Quiet relaxing and enjoyed their delicious dishes.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Culina for years...has been one of our favorites....not sure what is going on but the food wasn't very good...the pasta dishes had minimal taste....were dry...below average...maybe new chef needed...sorry ...but will be a while before we return.l

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q
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Saturday Breakfast. Their eggs, bread and tortillas were some of the best I have ever had. We sat on the patio, which was so serene and so LA chill, this is the place to go when you want to have an almost spa like experience during a meal.

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Y
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The pasta from regular menu was very good but the lunch buffet meat and salmon were very dry and could not eat at all. The dessert looked nice but taste was just too sweet.
The worst thing was their service quality. The lady of our table was okay but other servers were very un-manner and need to have training again.

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LA
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is very tasty and the environment in which it is located is nice. There is subdued lighting throughout the place with a water and fire accent outside. There is an occasional vehicle noise from the main street located nearby. I would have enjoyed my birthday meal more if the hostess seated us in a bigger table such as a booth. We ordered several dishes and space was limited since our table was small and barely enough for our drinks and one dish.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Completely lack of staff. Had to wait 1/2 hour for water and another 40 min between starter and the second course

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F
Los Angeles
143 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is amazing. What can you say? Except: leave your screaming, snotty children at home... PLEASE?! Otherwise the staff is great and the food is delish.

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L
Los Angeles
246 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I and the other couple went to Culina about a month ago and were so taken by it we had to return. Every aspect of this restaurant can be described as perfection. However, be aware that perfection comes with a price -- a very, very expensive one. Also, a word of warning: if you order a mixed drink, the bar is separate from the restaurant and their prices are obscenely high. Will we go again? Yes, but only for a special occasion and/or with the occasional 30% discount from Blackboard Eats, which we had for this dinner.

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