Gaetano's Restaurant

4.8
1154 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.

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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
  • 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
What 1154 people are saying
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jeannec
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are loyal Gaetano's customers and always enjoy our meal Wait staff is wonderful, and the outdoor areas have been covered with canopy and stay pretty comfortable with space heaters. My only issue, and this is a first for me, is that the turkey sandwich I ordered, which I've had previously, was served on a piece of plain white bread! I was so surprised because their homemade breads, rolls, baguettes, etc. are so delicious.
I didn't mention my disappointment to waitstaff because I'm sure they are doing the best they can under the circumstances.
Very sorry to hear that outdoor dining is being shutdown AGAIN. In the meantime, we will enjoy Gaetano's pick-up service and be first in line when they reopen.

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ErinM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this neighborhood gem.
They have done a great job adjusting to the difficult conditions of eating outside.
The food is still fantastic and the outdoor spaces are safe and warm!

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Gbal
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Tasty food, attentive staff and safe and pleasant ambiance.

KY
vipKathleenY
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the best service. Thank-you, Sisi

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PatriciaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality food always. My fav restaurant.

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vipakanels
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious, the service was excellent, and there were plenty of heaters to keep us warm. It was a perfect evening!

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vipJess
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelo was great, as always! (: definitely worth coming during happy hour ✨✨✨

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RyanH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I’ve had in a long time. The Chicken Parmesan can’t be beat, and the pasta with cream sauce made me feel like I was in Italy. Unlike other places, this outdoor dining setup had an elegant ambiance with heat lamps to meet my comfort level. The service was outstanding as well. If your feeling Italian I believe this is the only place to go. Enjoy!

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sophia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's always wonderful dining at Gaetano's! Food was delicious and service is always pleasing. Thank you!

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jenniferm
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, great outside dining!

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Piper
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a craving for lasagna and Gaetanos did the trick. It was very good.

DP
DeborahP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible experience. Great food, great service and I feel that they provide a safe place to dine and follow all COVID protocols. I am very comfortable dining here. Thank you Gaetanos!

DH
DonnaH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a fun evening with good company & our server,"Princess," was great!

LH
LaineyH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner experience at Gaetano’s very much! Our server, Lupe, was so friendly and attentive when to bring our various dishes. We felt very safe and will definitely be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a GREAT spot!!

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Lois
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best things about Gaetano’s is the consistency - the food and the service are always excellent. It is our favorite restaurant for all occasions.

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Roadrunner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano’s never disappoints! One of my favorite restaurants. I enjoy my dining experience every time I’m there.

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EricaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Girls noght

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vipnatalied
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I appears that the quality and taste of the food has improved dramatically. All the meals that were served at our table were very delicious. Hat off to the chef and crew.

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vipReagan
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. My friend Sherry brought me to Gaetano‘s for my birthday. I got a Telya how you do it under all the restrictions and make it still feel like the coziest nicest family dining room ever. I know it’s not easy to do, I’ve been to other places in the area and literally you feel like you’re detached. I have sat in both outdoor areas in the past few weeks, through the heat and the cold. And you manage to make the weather not even appear to be a factor. Our food was perfect temperature, our drinks were delicious our dessert fabulous as always. Our servers have always just been the nicest people. Thank you for offering such a fabulous local place that I canAlways count on.

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vipShannonH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a dear friend for lunch. Our meals were terrific and very reasonably priced. Great variety to choose from and perfect serving size. I also liked that I could get a smaller size glass of wine since I had an hour drive home.

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vipMarg
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angelo was a fantastic server! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife and I’s first time and everything was great. The food was fantastic and the service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice. The food was great the service was excellent and the water was so nice and very attentive. It was a cold night and they had out the heating lamps close so we weren’t freezing.

KM
vipKimberlyM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a good restaurant, that we travel to go to and haven't for a while. That said, we were looking for a good meal in a space where we weren't going to freeze or have our napkins, even food(!) blown away by the wind. Gaetano's fit the bill as their outdoor dining is protected and away from the beach area we usually go to. The meal was so good - we were happy to dine there and will be back - hopefully INSIDE next time!!

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ErikL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano's was wonderful as usual - great service, great ambiance and of course great food!

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vipBrianP
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a consistently excellent restaurant. On this particular visit one of the group's dinner was not of the same quality as is typical, hence the lesser food rating for this meal.

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jeannec
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Gaetano's on a regular basis. Waitstaff is always friendly and efficient; the food outstanding. Recommend the pesto halibut but every dish is excellent. A generous happy hour too!

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LindaS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great date night!

EM
EMaKa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good experience - food was very well prepared and service good - set up overall was OK given the conditions - would definitely recommend .

EM
ElaineM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano’s is a great Italian restaurant. Their food is delicious, the servers and staff are friendly, personable, and their customer service is top notch!

NH
NanciH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. I enjoyed the wine with each course dinner. Table was next to bin where they put dirty dishes. Didn’t like that.

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SKfamily
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, ambiance, and wonderful staff !!!

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RichardR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Great drinks as well.

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vipReagan
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough great things about Gaetano’s. We are always treated like family and the food is always FANTASTIC!!!

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BeaU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent place to dine in the patio. Outstanding service.

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vipCelleCulla
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

StAff was great in accommodating special menu request. Management was very visible and engaged. Lovely dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous birthday dinner

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WENGVINOPOCH3827
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food are so delicious and the service was great!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TracyD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic, the experience was wonderful, I would highly recommend it you love real/authentic Italian food this is a great place to enjoy it.

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 1154 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.