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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SB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Mia was great! Food was excellent.
Only problem was that the pasta was overcooked!
Other than that, we enjoyed everything.

M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food. Great service. Good drinks. I was very satisfied. Live to go again.

CE
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant always delivers with great customer service and wonderful, satisfying food.

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Our first time to this restaurant. I have been wanting to try it for some tine. Drinks were delicious- bread always good- appetizer ordered calamari could be the best I have had in quite some time. I ordered the butternut squash ravioli and my boyfriend ordered the lasagna. His lasagna came out as a giant delicious brick. It was enough for three meals. My ravioli came out as a mushroom pasta- not wanting to wait and not liking to waste food I ate it anyways. The dish was heavy and was ok tasting. They charges me for the dish, which I think they should have given complementary. We split the spumoni ice cream- glad we did it was huge. Between the both of us we did not even eat half of it. Overall, we liked the place and will go back. I will be getting those raviolis next time though. Hopefully, second time is a charm.

GB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marissa was great as a server. Stephanie is an awesome bartender.

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised that, on one of the busiest dining days of the year, Valentine's Day, and albeit, a little crowded, service and food was still great! We had a wonderful time and the whole experience exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

LM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent as always.

TG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Service good, noise level fine.

LE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a nice luncheon, my lasagna was not hot enough, even after asking.

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always good food here and the service is usually fast & friendly.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good.

C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent but food was average. I’d been there a number of times before and food was better.

MT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Such a special place!

JP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I was in Torrance for the Oscar shorts on a Monday at the movie theater and needed somewhere to eat before the movie and looked up where to eat and Gaetano's was recommended. We went in and immediately loved the vibe and the service was amazing. When we left, we immediately made reservations for that Wednesday because we were going back to the movie theater and knew we HAD to eat here again. IT'S THAT GOOD!! I can't wait to go back. On Monday's they have a great deal that's called the ladies' night out where the main dishes are half the size and price which is perfect for going out with the ladies! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

NW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We arrived in time for happy hour prices, and enjoyed the bruschetta & a glass of Merlot at a reduced price. The bruschetta was crispy with fresh tomatoes & plenty of garlic. The house salad came with olives, which I loved but my partner didn't (don't think the menu mentioned them). I had the penne with asparagus & enjoyed every bite. The service this time was very good, but last time not great, otherwise I'd give a higher rating.
Give it a try - molto delizioso!

DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always wonderful! Food is great as is the service. Love the Ladies Night.

BD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great local place for Italian. Very friendly group with many, many regulars.

OT
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetano’s is always sooo wonderful and every one really cares about their customers!!
McKenzie is always sooo wonderful

R
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just loved our dinner. Our server was so cool and made our night extra special. Thursday night 3-course dinner with wine is such a great idea. Looking forward to our next time at Gaetanos!!!!

LG
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive! Meal was excellent as usual. Never disappoints.

LM
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a favorite for my husband and me. The ambiance, the food, and the service are always a 10+.

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Very friendly staff and great service. We will definitely eat there again!

ND
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The noise level was low because we were seated outside. If noise is an issue, I strongly suggest you sit outside.

JM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a great time on my birthday. Our server Diane was fantastic. A great night.

LB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only recommendation is to make the patio dog friendly. I live in Orange County and it’s a drive to come there just for dinner. It would be nice to spend the afternoon walking my dog and go eat dinner after.

2
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch combo is always a great way to eat some favorite dishes.

KC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Gaetano’s twice and both times our meals were amazingly delicious!! Their bruschetta is the best I’ve had! Hopefully we will go again and again and again!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
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
13 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
2 reviews
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
30 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
13 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
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve with family.