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Gaetano's Restaurant

4.6
560 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Seven time 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 in 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 guest's home happy and wanting more.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am – 4:00pm;


Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


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Phone number
(310) 326-3354
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
You provide the location, we"ll provide the service and homemade foods. Our team will coordinate, organize, set up, serve and clean your location so you can enjoy your event.

Our catering department offers pick up or full service catering. One of our catering professionals would be happy to answer any of your questions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Crenshaw Blvd.
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Parking details
Lots of parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 560 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food in an intimate setting.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a lovely night out on the patio and our waiter was fantastic. Attentive, friendly but didn't bother us too much. Gave us suggestions (that weren't the most expensive on the menu). It's a nice romantic place for dinner. I preferred the patio to inside due to noise level.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My husband and I enjoy this restaurant for the food, service, and atmosphere. It is one of the few restaurants around that is quiet enough that we can actually have a conversation! That is very important to us.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food is always good. So is the service.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food is Delicious. The staff are nice. Atmosphere pleasant. Good value/prices.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Nice family dinner out tonight. Thank you for a grand experience!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service :)

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was ok I was expecting better because of the rating on open table almost 5stars? I think it's because price and you are able sample two different main coarse in smaller portions.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our waitress was extremely nice and responded thoughtfully to menu questions. Food was delicious- we all enjoyed our food and time their.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Yummy as usual!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My second visit to Gaetano's and the meal was delicious. This time my husband was with me and he did his Italian restaurant evaluation. (He always orders lasagna the first visit.) His verdict? The lasagna was excellent. We were also going to a nearby theater and asked for quick service which we got. So, excellent meal and excellent service! We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Been coming here since before they moved the location slightly south of the original location. Have never had a less than an excellent meal and service. Great local place to dine...

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Was wonderful to celebrate a friends birthday together. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great spot for a quiet Sunday lunch. It’s so relaxing and a beautiful patio

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food is always excellent, the service was a bit slow and we had to request items multiple times.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent as always, particularly the homemade pasta!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a special birthday dinner for our two husbands. The service was good and our meals delicious. Thank u!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends. We shared the stuffed artichokes for our appetizer, yummy! The guys both had the lamb chop special which they devoured with gusto. The seafood risotto was the best I’ve had since Cinque Terra, Italy. Can’t wait to come back! Service was excellent on a busy Friday night. I would make an early reservation in order to have a quieter experience.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had dinner at Gaetano's after seeing a movie across the street. Very convenient; just across the street from the theaters in a strip mall. Nice outdoor seating when the weather is nice. We were there on a Thursday when they have a 3-course tasting menu for $25 ($30 with wines included). We were tempted to order this, but decided just to order from the menu. We started with a delicious Caesar salad. I had lasagne, 4 layers high, about 4 inches tall and very delicious. My husband had halibut in a mustard cream sauce, also very delicious. A nice bottle of red wine rounded off the meal. Generous portions are served, and we had the leftovers at home for dinner the next night. Still very good the second night. We will definitely be going back again.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I love Gaetano’s! Its food is consistently delicious, they have terrific three-course specials —paired with wine for each course — and the service is always efficient and sincerely friendly.Gaetano’s is always filled with happy regulars (yet that would never make an “outsider” feel unwelcome). You can buy a bottle of wine at the wine shop next door and Gaetano’s waves the corkage fee. You can ask for special requests — Gaetano’s always accommodates. Only once have I had a less than stellar meal; any kitchen and servers get busy and forget requests. I didn’t complain, but our server just knew that things were off that night and sent the manager over with a card entitling me to a free entree on our next visit, and this was after she removed the cost of my entree for that night!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant when we are in the area. The food and service are always good. The place is crazy busy (which is a good sign!) HOWEVER it is just waaaaay too noisy. Wish it could be quieter as then our review would be perfect!

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I've enjoyed dining at Gaetanos in the past but a recent experience has made me not want to go back. We made a dinner reservation and when we arrived it was mobbed. We were seated promptly which was great, but then it took a long time for the server to take our drink order. Then a long time to get drinks & place dinner order. Then a realllllly long time for dinner to arrive, and when it did it was only mediocre. I ordered a pasta dish with artichokes and it arrived without any artichokes. I would have sent it back but the server never came by to ask if our food was ok. Then it took forever to get the check.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very good dining experience. Will definitely dine there again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My family celebrated my birthday at Gaetano's. This is our fifth visit to Gaetano's. The food is scrumptious, the service is exceptional and the ambience is just right. Every visit has been special! For dinner, we had the calamari, the arancini, the garlic cheese toast, the salmon and the spaghetti with meatballs. It was all delicious! For dessert, we had the strawberry shortcake, the spumoni ice cream and the Nutella bread pudding. We left nothing behind. We're looking forward to our next visit!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very good dining experience, Will most definitely dine there again.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We come often to Gaetano's and the service and food was outstanding as usual. This time the noise level was excessive due to a bachelor party right next to our table. We probably should have asked to be moved.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I dine at Gaetano's often - friends love it and request to go whenever they visit. I am Italian and food is as close to Mom's as can be -'of course I can never say any Italian dish is better than my Mom's - however it is close!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food! Recommend reservations. The place filled up quick.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Coming from New York , it’s hard to find a good Italian meal in the South Bay. Gaetanos is the closest I have come so far. Great food , great wait staff. Highly recommend :)

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was fantastic and friendly. Food was delicious. Can't believe we hadn't been there before! Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband love eating at Gaetanos! Atmosphere, food and professional hospitality is the reason we made this restaurant our traditional “date night” and special occasion choice. We even enjoy “Family Night”!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Love the atmosphere. Can't wait to go back on our next date night and try something new. Loved the server Melissa she was great and comforting.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great place

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server, Debbie, was FABULOUS! She has great knowledge of menu items and preparation of same. Calamari appetizer and lasagna are our favorites. Will return to dine soon!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

1st time visit to this very nice tratoria. Nicely furnished and decorated. Food was well prepared and service excellent. Some of the best calamari I have had in a while.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great deal and meal!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Always love going here. Good food, service and prices.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Took too long to get the check. I have no idea why.
When the customer is through just bring the check.
Or set up mobile pay.

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