Gaetano's Restaurant

4.8
1415 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

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 1415 people are saying
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JudithC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very consistent. Service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service!

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JeanneS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KathyL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cindy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an attentive staff and awesome pizzas!

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CharQ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner!

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Margaretville
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service by our waiter Joe .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
6 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.

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deniseb
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is not one thing I don't like about Gaetano's! First, you are greeted at the door by a lovely hostess who makes you feel so welcome. Our servers have always been friendly and attentive. And the food absolutely delicious. I have never ordered something I didn't love. I might mention that the bread alone that comes to your table is fantastic!

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garyZ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not had a bad meal or experience yet at Gaetano's. The staff and service are superb, and the food never disappoints.

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Noise level was incredibly high to the point it ruined dining experience. We couldn’t wait to get out of there. Ambiance used to be nice semi upscale but now it was comparable to walking into a Chili’s or Apple Bs. Won’t go back even tho the food is very good but the cost is too high to put up with this dumbed down atmosphere.

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KarenB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place EVER!!! Great service, great ambience, fantastic food. What more could you ask for?

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JimS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sisi, our server was attentive and friendly. Noise level made it challenging to hear/understand her. NOT her fault. Food very good. Will come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, and drinks + exceptional service.

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Cindy
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday celebration on the patio. It was lovely.

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EVYAND
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were delicious. The standouts were the sangria and the skirt steak with risotto. Service was excellent. The waitress forgot to put our order of calamari in, and immediately said "I'm so sorry, let me get that in right now, and it will be taken off your bill." The apology would have been sufficient, we were happily eating our salad. But that is the kind of customer service that will keep me coming back.

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vipDianeM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very noisy.

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LaineyH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was very enjoyable at Gaetano’s. We hadn’t been out to dine for quite sometime and we will definitely be going back. The service was very friendly and the food was yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times and good food!

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LauraH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great community feel, love this place and will definitely be back!

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Holly
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. Never disappointed. Service very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been loyal customers at Gaetanos for many years, so that tells you how much we enjoy it. Covid had made the service a little uneven for a short time, but last night was a return to their usual excellent service. Prices have gone up and promotions have largely disappeared, which is unfortunate. This may be the result of the tough decisions involved in operating a restaurant during Covid times. The food was excellent!

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RosemarieP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we chose Gaetano’s to celebrate a birthday. The food and service are consistently great and we were not disappointed.

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AjaS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was surprisingly really really good. Even though it had great reviews I always feel like I am more critical than most. Bread and olive oil was great. Pear Gorgonzola salad was great. Shrimp Mediterranean was great. Chicken parm was great. Sangria was great. Will visit again without question.

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vipPaulaM
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was delicious. Excellent value.

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vipClare
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful welcoming atmosphere with excellent Italian food. We had the lasagna and the eggplant parmigiana which were so good brought home left overs for another meal!

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SusanW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were not as enthusiastic as other reviewers. Agree that the service was exceptional - super friendly and all needs were anticipated. Appetizers were very good - tasty and nice size portions. The problem were the entrees that we ordered. Chicken Marsala - good except the chicken was dry and not a whole lot. The real disappointment was the pasta dish - chianti shortribs - although the pasta was excellent - the meat was dry and the sauce not very tasty.
Perhaps as a New Yorker who grew up on Little Italy restaurants my bar was too high - however - that is what I was expecting given the terrific reviews.
We will go back - but will order a collection of appetizers and enjoy the wonderful service and ambience.

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ShariO
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at Gaetano’s and we were very happy with the experience. Food was excellent and service to match. We ordered stuffed artichokes for appetizer, Mediterranean Shrimp and the Salmon dinner entree. We’re looking forward to returning to try other apps, entrees and desserts. We were seated inside the restaurant but asked to be moved to the patio due to the noise level. The patio was much more relaxing and weather was good.

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NeilD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As usual the experience was positive. We were served snap peas which were nicely aldente but we’re no longer warm when served to me. They were a bit bland. Our waitress was excellent and was very accommodating! We’ll come again and again!

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vipLindaA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Waiter Mike R made our dining experience noteworthy. He quickly greeted us at the table to remind us that “HAPPY HOUR” was about to end & with that was able to order our drinks-very considerate! Then for my penne dish he brought a chili pepper shaker& recommended adding to my dish. YUM! I loved the dish already but that recommendation added a wonderful “kick”-again enhancing our dining experience. He was very courteous & professional & we really appreciated his warmth & service! Gaetanos is very wise to have hired such a warm & caring individual. We credit Mike for a memorable dining experience-keep up the excellent job!

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vipRolandB
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisi did a wonderful job

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Adamd
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual. We had the Salmon and the Florentine Steak. The pasta sauce with the Salmon was delicious and the spinach and mushroom risotto with the steak was amazing! Highly recommend. Have loved every dish I have ever had here. Don't believe me about how awesome this place is so the reservations don't always fill up. ;)

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 1415 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.