J. Trani's Ristorante

4.7
672 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
On a typical Friday night at J. Trani's Ristorante, a visit to the dining room reveals a host of family and friends and the bar is bustling with a crowd that can only be described as enthusiastic. Most of the crowds are long time friends, but even those who aren't are made to feel like one of the family.
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karenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Josie our waitress was beautiful and wonderful.
Had a lovely evening.
The scallops to die for 😋

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Sara
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was outstanding! The bartender was on point as well.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food varies each time I go. For the most part it was good, it is pricey but I would say for Covid Dinning it was very, very good.

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Ericl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food always! Can’t wait to get back to eat here again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I used to eat there a lot when I was a kid in the 90’s and my dad lived in the area. I’ve been as an adult in the 2000’s and it was as I remembered. This most recent visit on 2/20/21 I don’t even recognize it, pasta drastically undercooked and limited menu (no minestrone no linguine w/clams) was just one of the many complaints and changes to the restaurant that made me sadly reminisce about the days of old that may never come back and I wonder if the restaurant will make it. I’ll try again but I’m afraid this is the norm.

Drinks were great! And the staff was great and very willing to make everything right that went wrong.
Not their fault for these current conditions

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would have been 5 stars all around but only because we had to sit on the outdoor seating area due to covid and was a bit loud next to the street. But that’s really not avoidable. Otherwise it was an outstanding service and delicious food. We def will suggest this location to our friends and will be back for more! The dungeonous crab was amazing and my partner really enjoyed the short rib. So delicious! Small kitchen vibe with BIG flavor.

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vipdaisylovesdk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent! It was a bit cold outside...can't wait to dine in again.

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Patty
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great! It was on the sidewalk and the evening was windy and chilly but they can't control that. A bit expensive, but worth it.

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Dustin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it every time we visit. This is one of our go-to spots in San Pedro for unique dishes and great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. On the sidewalk, so a little chilling, but doing the best they can under the circumstances.

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Tonka
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is unmatched! Chef Dustin creates amazing fresh seasonal dishes and keeps tradition alive by overing trademark specialties. If you like good service, a great warm outdoor space and being taken care of from wine pairing to delicious deserts and topped off cappuccinos this is your place! (If 2020 has you cuddled up at home, they offer all of this to-go and for delivery, too. The aromas alone will transform any at home date night!)

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vipbecky
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Eating outdoors can be challenging but Trani's does an excellent job. Distancing from other diners was good, heat lamps helped on a chilly evening.
The fresh Swordfish Milanese was fabulous and was the Octopus and Steak....perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby is the best !!

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lbwg
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid 19 has hurt restaurants. Trani's is attempting to meet the challenge with out door seating. In the evenings, it is great, on Sunday afternoon the sun can be unmerciful as it was yesterday As soon as it was possible, another umbrella was provided. Thank you!
The calamari appetizer was excellent. It is a favorite of ours! Sunday brunch menu is a salute to the the Old Majestic. I miss the swordfish from the regular menu. Still my FAVORITE in San Pedro!

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TrishasTemptations
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone always does a great job here! They don't need a review because everyone loves them!

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CynLeopard
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this place but the whole eating at the curve is just not cutting it for me. Especially when this is more of a higher-end restaurant. Perhaps invest in some appropriate or better handling outdoor canopies like other local restaurants have done. Like I said, I love this place but last night’s dinner (6pm) was freezing cold and although the staff was great, the food got cold quickly and we froze our fannies off.

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David
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 32nd wedding anniversary, and they knocked it out of the park. Christina was great. Nice martini. The flat iron steak was top shelf and two scoops of vanilla gelato with chocolate sauce. Perfect:)

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TerriR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Our server, and the entire staff, was welcoming and hospitable. The food was scrumptious. We will be back!

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect except the flys.
I will go back when it’s not so hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!

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vipbeachboy1222
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been dining at J. Trani's since the early 90's and have consistently found the quality of their food, guest hospitality, and attention to detail, reliably superb.

Highly recommend their Peruvian Scallops as a refreshingly unique and sensational appetizer . . .

Len, RPV

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HeidiL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

J. Trani's never disappoints. The quality of food surpasses many of the local restaurants. Fresh food, great cocktails, delicious desserts.

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smithartdoc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't be disappointed in choosing to eat here. It's a hidden gem!

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DavidS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. We had to sit outside in the sidewalk, little noisy due to cars passing by, but overall we had a very good experience. For sure will go back.

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theatre123
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The food was amazing. Worth the drive. We live in Long Beach. It was chilly outside and no ambiance. Will go back again when we can sit inside.

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NikoleB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always delicious food and great service !

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DouglasC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They've done an outstanding job responding to the Covid crisis with their outdoor dining setup, and the quality of their food remains excellent.

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ShariR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Calamari is my favorite, and the new style calamari here is amazing. Highly recommend :)

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LisaJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family owned. Food consistently very good. Service great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure awesomeness

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Claudia
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly professional servers. A pleasant evening was had by all.

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vipArlovski
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bacon was excellent. The buisc3and gravy were fluffy and not greasy, the eggs Bennidict incredible.

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David
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've written reviews here for Trani's before, but these are different times. They are a cultural center for San Pedro. As such, a things culinary go through these doors as well as newcomer Thomas Companion on 6th street. Everything is consistently of excellent quality with exceptional service. We went for the new style calamari followed by the Trani special salad and ended with the truffle potato pancetta pizza. Oh my:). Just the perfect blend of flavors and not too filling. I hope you get an opportunity to experience this special place. Ask for Teresa or if you are lucky Bobby with be there:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Our favorite SP restaurant

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vipManhattanbeach18th
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Took forever fir server to come to table
. Calamari excellent. Rest of food so so. We won’t rush back

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Delicious
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops are so good. Everything I’ve ever had is absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the whole Covid crisis, they did a pretty good job of accommodating an outdoor seating area. Food and service were great as well.

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vipShoreThing
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time dining here and I was a bit disappointed. There were 3 in my party and they seated us at a small round bar table. There was a 4 seat square table nearby and I asked if we could have that one. They told us no it was not available and immediately seated 2 people behind us. So while cramped at a table for 2, the service was slow. The waitress had no support and it wasn’t until they were close to closing that the “help” arrived to clean off the tables. Not sure if I will return again.

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J. Trani's Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

J. Trani's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 672 OpenTable diners.

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.

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