Gaetano's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are fantastic !! We eat here several times a month and are always pleased with the excellent food options. Their cocktails are fabulous too! This is a must try for any Italian food lovers. They also do a fabulous job celebrating birthdays and special occasions. It’s no wonder they’ve been in business almost 30 years and are always packed every night!

JW
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed dinner on the the patio before going to a movie. It was a really cold night but Gaetanos had eight heat lamps on in the patio. Everything was delightful!

WG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Local Neighborhood Italian Restaurant. Always enjoy going there and the food and service is very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spouse & I in town & met to catch up with friend from high school. Seated and served quickly but not in a rushed way. Was busy but it did not feel uncomfortably crowded or loud. Alex was a great server striking just the right balance of being there and not. Food was exactly what I was looking for. Looking forward to going again.

JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ll go back. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Personally, I liked the baked mostacioli.

PR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gaetano's is a go-to local favorite. The food and service are consistently good, and the restaurant is always busy. Highly recommended.

S
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Asked for a booth, and got it! Everything was great. Love the place.

CP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I've been here before and the food is great. There service was just ok this time. They need to work on the timing of bringing out their dishes. For example, despite asking for our appetizer 3-4 times, it came out long after we were finished eating our entrees. When we ordered our desserts, there was a 10 min wait between bringing them out. My suggestion is to at least bring out the kids dessert before the adults. My youngest waited as she watched the rest of us eat our melting spumoni. We also had to make multiple requests for our 2nd dessert to come out as I wasn't sure if they had forgotten it like they had our appetizer. Our server was super nice but I just wish she had been more on it with the appetizer being so late... and then having a repeat performance with our dessert being late. We should have cancelled our appetizer at that point. We still tipped well considering this was a one time experience.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistent quality and service
A little noisy but that's ok.

C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The citrus salmon salad, bread, peach limonada and tiramisu were excellent! Love the outdoor patio and grape vines out front.

CS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food if you like Italian. Service was a little on the low side but the excuse as we always hear is someone called in sick or in other words lack of staff. But the food is good.

C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve with family.

LS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Unaccommodating front desk... was cold sitting by the door and they would not move me. I did notice tables open.

JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was very busy. We had to wait a bit but it was it was new year's eve. Sat outside which was fine with the heaters. Probably quieter. Wait staff was attentive. The bread is a great enticer of what's to come. Had Capresse appetizer, excellent presentation. Then split a green salad, which is large, nice dressing. Entre's of butternut squash ravioli YUM and the baked mostaccioli. Both outstanding and plenty. Took home lunch for the next day. Highly reccomend this place

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoy the friendly staff and delicious food. A little noisy, but mostly pleasant. I miss the piano that used to entertain!

JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food great as always, But my lasagna was barely warmed.

AL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Gaetano’s. Happy hour specials are hard to beat and the best eggplant Parmesan. That’s my go-to entree and it’s my favorite. Entree portions are generous and very filling. Service is always attentive and consistent. Optional outdoor seating with nice string lights and heaters. And plenty of complimentary parking in the lot.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter in law in town

D
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with friendly service. Sat outside where it is quieter

KT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Such a gem!

U
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious & the service was great. Very festive for Christmas 🎄

BR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was great. Portions were large. They also have great week night specials. We really enjoyed our dinner.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but the noise level was really high. It was difficult to have conversation. It was very busy for a Monday 8pm reservation. Luckily I made a reservation ahead of time on open table!
If possible, try and sit outside. The ambiance on the patio is nice, but it was too cold even with patio heaters.

OT
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano’s is always sooo nice and relaxing

C
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano’s has ALWAYS had delicious food and excellent service. It the best run restaurant in all of the South Bay!!! We love coming here.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely perfect for every item that meal, it’s usually very good but it seemed like the kitchen was on fire (in a good way) that service!

MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been excellent here! We usually eat here 2-3 times a month. All the staff are friendly and efficient and we especially love Debbie! She always has a smile on her face and so friendly. She’s definitely a treasure to have on your staff 😁

P
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service this time! Used Pisano points for a free entree! Love it!

MP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A little better than Olive Garden 😳

BT
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service at fair prices. However, if the weather is nice, opt for an outside table. The dining room is very densely packed and when the restaurant gets busy having a decent dinner conversation can be challenging.

P
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was not as good as usual on this visit but this is still a favorite. It is noisy inside so we always sit outside with heaters if needed.

OT
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Ms McKenzie was so attentive and gracious.

KK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Our server was amazing. Ni, she was outstanding. She could've worked in a 3 Michelin top tier restaurant in NYC or London.

T
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. However, after the appetizer was delivered the wait time for our entree was easily 40 minutes.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good but server could have paid us more attention.

SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, cannot wait to go back.

BW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going for years - meals/service/ambiance are a 10+.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. It gets a bit loud so best to go early before the crowd.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Reasonable price.