Gaetano's Restaurant

4.8
1438 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Back to back winner of the Daily Breeze's "Best Italian Restaurant in the South Bay", Gaetano's Restaurant is a family owned operation that emphasizes food quality and radiant guest service. We feel the most important part of Gaetano's is the experience. From the second you walk through our door, it is our duty to make your visit memorable.

All of our food is handmade from the Butternut Squash Ravioli to the Tagliatelle and Chianti Ribs. Our Authentic Italian dishes with a modern touch sends guests home happy and wanting more.

Support Gaetano's Restaurant during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Trick or Wine

    Oct 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy our three-course Halloween "Trick or Wine" menu for $46 ($59 with optional wine pairing, 3oz each), created by our chef using seasonal ingredients with a spooky twist! View the menu here: https://www.gaetanosonline.com/blog/trick-or-wine-menu/

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
What 1438 people are saying
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vipLonnaL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano,s never disappoints.

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Grey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been eating here for years--love the menu but because I'm a fish lover I really like their salmon!

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Char
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was our waitress. She was so kind and helpful. The owner (I believe) came and visited us and gave us a starter for free since it was our first time. It made our day . The whole experience was beautiful and it was a hard day for us; we were celebrating a loved one that passed. Thank you for your kindness and great food, it helped this hard day become better. We will be back :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano’s is our favorite local Italian restaurant! Highly recommend!

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viprich
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have been regular diners at Gaetanos for 29 years. This is the first time we have been disappointed. The burrata was not good. It was runny. Also, the malbec was not good. We hope you're not slipping.

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DavidW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining, experience was great from the host to the waitress. Prompt and attentive service. We had the Eggplant Parmesan and the Pesto chicken. Pasta was cooked perfect, the seasoning and flavor of both dishes were delicious. Upon leaving, they opened the door for us, and thanked us for coming. We will be back.

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MarciaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started at the bar, bartender was very nice and engaging. We all tried something we never ordered before, we had been there several times previously. Everything was delicious, 2 of us took home leftovers, very nice sized portions. Will continue having lunch and dinner there in the future.

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vipbobgoldpr
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and outdoor setting. What more can you ask for

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vipRaul
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a gr8 meal at this family owned restaurant!!

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Dlmott
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very friendly including our new server, Mike. The food was excellent and sitting outside was quite for talking. We will be back soon

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Flores33
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Great food and even better service. Thank you!

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GloriaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The seating for the booths are so large that there's hardly any room to get in, much less, move.

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vipLynnW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great service!

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hannahb
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and our waitress Rachel was great. I had the chicken marsala and my fiancee had the halibut. Both wonderful, and it was fun to share.

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vipHollywood
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food -- everything was delicious and the service was warm and caring. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food just gets better and better every time I eat there. Compliments to whole staff!

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vipAlan
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was outstanding. Plenty of parking very close to the restaurant. Be aware that the food is plentiful, so you may leave with a doggy bag.

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vipNormanR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was a wonderful experience! We had been away for a few weeks and It was nice to return to. A familiar staff. Kaylen is so pleasant even when extremely busy!

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Cindy
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice environment outside on the patio! Once again, we had an excellent waitress who didn't hurry us.

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ValerieN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If I want traditional Italian food with good, friendly service, this is where I go.

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EricaV
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there is so nice! They go above and beyond to serve the customer with a friendly and pleasant attitude.

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DavidB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Gaetano's! The food is always the best, the only problem is what to choose! I only wish the Happy Hour went a little bit longer...

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vipRaul
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal at this excellent family restaurant.

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MilkDud
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed with Gaetano's. It's great for a romantic dinner or just a meal with family and friends. Their pasta is always fresh and their sauces are amazing. Their drinks aren't half bad either!

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JudithC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very consistent. Service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service!

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JeanneS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! They served us a huge spumoni to celebrate a birthday!!

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KathyL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time to Gaetano's, service was excellent, our server was very pleasant. We were seated quickly. Food was delicious, we had the chicken parm, the special which was beef over polenta squares with veggies, and the eggplant parm. Meals come with bread and olive oil for dipping.

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Gini19
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service and wonderful food. Perfect place to spend our anniversary!

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Cindy
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal there immensely. Our server, Amanda, was so helpful and did not rush us. We had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an attentive staff and awesome pizzas!

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CharQ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner!

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Margaretville
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service by our waiter Joe .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were welcoming and attentive. The food was very good and brought to us in a timely manner. Also, the ambiance of patio was very nice for a Friday afternoon.

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vipMyrraP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is delicious and service is excellent. I’ve been eating here for years. Never disappointed!

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Lorraine771
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Outdoor patio. Great staff and service. I don’t know how I’ve never been before! I definitely will be back

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Valspals
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Love sitting on the patio in the evening.
Vince knows how to create a beautiful experience for all of his patrons.

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randy
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good but they served our main plates before we finished our salad/appetizer. Felt rushed but just enjoyed our food anyway & took our time. Waitress friendly & conscientious. Pears in salad were not at all ripe so we just put them aside.

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looking4goodfood
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always - and great service! Love their pear & gorgonzola salad.

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MissFatcat
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was super friendly an accommodating. The food was excellent and the Sangria was great. The 12 year-old in our party is still talking about the flourless chocolate cake.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gaetano's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Gaetano's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 326-3354.

Gaetano's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1438 OpenTable diners.

Gaetano's Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/gaetanos-restaurant-2731-pacific-coast-hwy/giftcards.

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.