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For 2
Date
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Time
7:00 PM
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J. Trani's Ristorante

4.8
355 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 832-1220
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dustin Trani
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Catering
We have full catering and banquet facilities. We can accommodate up to 100 people in our banquet room or cater an off premise event at your favorite venue. We are also a preferred vendor for the USS Iowa docked here in San Pedro and can cater your event on this historic ship.

Also see our catering menu online for large togo orders
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grand
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Parking details
There is free parking on the street 7 days a week. Additionally you may park in the Citi Bank Parking lot after 5:30pm on Monday through Friday, after 2:00pm Saturdays and anytime on Sundays.
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Entertainment
Ronnie Iacono & Chuck Alvarez (Classic Rock)
Thursdays From 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Randy Coleman (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals)
Sunday and Tuesday From 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Special events & promotions
April 16, 2017
Special Easter Sunday Brunch
10:30am to 2:00pm
A La Carte Menu

Sunday Brunch
11:00am to 2:00pm
A La Carte Menu
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 355 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Terrific food!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was what one would expect in a classy restaurant and the menu was exceptional.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is absolutely phenomenal, the same exact dishes at a steak house like Mastros charges double. That said the twi establishments are not comparable...
Overall excellent value for your money and the best restaurant hands down in the PV, San Pedro, Lomita and even Long Beach!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

J. Trani’s has the best food—always delicious and a warm and welcoming ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Best restaurant in the South Bay for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We were there to celebrate our friends 50th anniversary! Immediately after we finished our entree, the server shoved a creme brûlée onto the edge of the table by the special couple and said Happy anniversary, quietly. No candle. Didn’t ask if we wanted coffee. Didn’t offer a dessert menu. We had to ask and by the time the coffee came, the group of 6 had finished the little creme brûlée. Up to that point, everything was great. We were so embarrassed we couldn’t say anything. Very disappointed

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Charming little place, nice decore.

Live music.

It was a little noisy inside due to the music and everyone talking loud, but it was still romantic.

The menu was good, although I had Swordfish, not Pasta. They didn't have any Ravioli that wasn't pure vegetarian, which I would normally have liked, but was looking for something with more protein that night. It was delicious and very tender.

My date is on a Paleo diet, and was able to substitute a few things to stay away from that dreaded sugar. All in all, it was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food is always excellent, service always friendly!! A must when in the South Bay!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and friendly atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Awesome as always! Tranis is my “go to” dining experience! Old school, but always great food! So comfortable! Love love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great local restaurant, but please bring back the grilled vegetable sandwich!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food, great drinks, reasonable price, very nice ambiance. Altogether a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Amazing service and delicious food!! We’ll be back soon 😊

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Everything was delicious!! Calamari, sausage and prosciutto pizza, Ribeye, and “The Best” veal cutlet Parmesan was spectacular!!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, calamari is especially delicious. Wait staff is excellent, server was attentive and warm, we had a great experience. Love the updates they’ve made to the restaurant. Will definitely be returning soon.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We had a light dinner at the bar. Kristina is amazing. Trani’s salad with grilled shrimp. Yum. Thanks, Tranis.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I'm a repeat customer. Had a great experience before.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service was excellent. We had Swordfish Melianase and the fish was generous in size and an inch thick. It was cooked medium and was wonderful. Have to say the recent Swordfish I had at Admiral Risty’s was ho-hum by comparison and cost $12 more!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely delicious every time! The calamari and truffle oil/pancetta pizza are two of our favorites. Great to share with a group for an appetizer or as a meal for two.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had dinner there celebrating a landmark birthday for my wife. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the service was great. The hostess greeted everyone with a smile and the warmth was felt throughout the service.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We made reservations thru Open table and was sat quickly after arriving What we noticed was whole lot of changes in the menu. But plenty to chose from. Our server was very accommodating in trying to inquire cook about some oldies but unfortunately they did not have reserves in the kitchen. People who are looking for original food from the past might be disappointed. My braised shank was delicious. Would have liked a little more risotto. My mom wanted to recommend the bread be cooked more. Thanks for a good night

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, service ambiance. Staff friendly and accommodating. Best fried calamari I have ever eaten!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent food. Love the old pictures of San Pedro; not as crazy about the total brick decor. Musician was excellent and soft enough for conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Highly recommend. Found it on Yelp and was chosen for the high reviews. Booked through Open Table with no problem. Food was absolutely delicious. Ambiance was comfortable and inviting. A little gem hidden away just off Harbor in a small neighborhood. Seemed like a “local” place which is always good. Will be returning

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

As always excellent food and service. Strongly recommend.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Overpriced for the quality of food served. We saw the reviews and they where positive. Maybe it was just an off night.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great ribeye steak. Huge under $40.00 nice happy hour menu.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Love this restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Trani’s is our place for all special occasions. We just took our daughter and husband from Temecula to celebrate her Masters Degree. It’s their new favorite place to eat. We will see you in April for our anniversary and May for Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We loved this restaurant. Been twice in two weeks, very good food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was good. Our server was more than pleasant. One observation: with the prices they charge, I noticed no tableclothes.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

our first valentine dinner in San Pedro, Ca, and our first visit to J Train's , our next visit (which won't be long) thank you J. Trani's we are really looking forward to the Linguini and clams in red sauce, this would make a Boston Native the happiest person in Pedro ... (a happy face)

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful evening here, the meal was delicious as always and the atmosphere and service were both top notch! This is a perfect restaurant for a date, which we have had here many times before. When we actually had a babysitter and a night to ourselves, J.Trani's was our first choice, and fortunately we were able to book a reservation on the evening we wanted! We were particularly impressed with a new appetizer Tempura Shishito Peppers. A great mix of spicy and sweet, and unlike anything else I've had there! I had a lobster spaghetti which was excellent, you really can't go wrong with anything on their menu! I always ask the waiter for a wine pairing for my meal choice, and their recommendations are always the perfect compliment! Make sure to save some room for desert as well! This is the perfect place for a memorable meal and romantic evening with your loved one!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food , very good service and prices reasonable. The only negative was the band was too loud which filtered into the dining room that made it difficult to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Our first time here. We will definitely come back again.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a great meal. Bartender made a drink for me that I wanted that wasn't on menu. Always nice!!! Very good too. The service is first class, and Bobby always makes sure we are comfortable. Everything on menu is GREAT, everything! Great chef!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious food! I have never had a bad meal at Trani's.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Always a great experience. The grilled octopus is something special! Our favorite place to go when we have company or just want a night out.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had been wanting to go to Trani's for quite sometime. We went for a family dinner. The waiter was friendly and informative about the restaurant and the long history in San Pedro. He went over the menu and let us know the specials. We settled on the Penne with short rib ragu, the East Coast Scallops Linguine and the pork shank. Everything was extraordinary, delicious and well served. We were taken back by the many selections of pasta, fish and pizzas that were on the menu. We left the restaurant and let our family know that Trani's is a special place, full of tradition and a menu to match.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Very nice presentation of all the foods, we both love it and it does tastes good too. There’s a man playing guitar for our music.

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