J. Trani's Ristorante

4.7
387 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 387 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.5
service
4.5
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best restaurant in the South Bay / San Pedro area. Excellent menu choices. Perfect preparation and presentation.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We love Trani's but were disappointed not to see our friends Bobby and Lou. We always felt at home when they were there to greet us. A huge void for those of us who have been going there for years. Service was excellent, Teresa is the best, as was the food!!! Just miss the exceptional customer service we received from Bobby and Lou.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great Swordfish and Ribeye. Affordable and great food. Fun old school steakhouse vibe!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

They updated the decor, the food is still delicious and the host and waitstaff were so kind and accommodating. We had a great experience for my wife’s birthday. The last time we visited was about 3 years ago and they’ve since made changes to the decor, looks fantastic! We will for sure be back, the hostess, manager and waitstaff were so attentive, they really made us feel welcome!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

What a special treat! Beautiful ambiance, romantic live acoustic music, attentive friendly wait staff, excellent food and drink. Pricing is at the upper end, but you don't notice because everything was so perfect! You do need reservations, which are so easy on the app "Open Table". This is our new favorite place!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Tranis is a great local restaurant in San Pedro! Chef Dustin makes some really great dishes!!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Service was great. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

What an exceptional experience. From the moment we arrived through the end of our meal the host was delightful, our waitress so friendly th ed service quick and the food so remarkable! Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

♥️♥️absolutely the best.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The food was very good. The service was disappointing

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The restaurant is charming and delightful. The bar is attractive and inviting. The food was delicious. The staff was exceedingly friendly, and genuinely so. It is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at and I wish I lived closer so that I could go back often.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Trani's has a variety of food and prices. Service is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We had 11 in our party including plus two babies. Josie, our server, was always there for us and had a wonderful service attitude. The chef created awesome dishes for us. I can't say enough good things about this hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food and service is always good. I have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

best restaurant in San Pedro! always enjoy Dustin Trani's food.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

I brought my family to celebrate my husbands birthday.
The food was delicious.. Calamari was to die for
Chicken Marsala was delicious
we will be back but I am a bit disappointed with the service.
Did not get salad that was ordered he was Forgetful and slow.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

J. Trani’s is an absolute gem—LA quality food and cocktails/wine without the wait or pretentiousness. A definite “must!” Calamari new style and the veal chop are winners, but we love absolutely everything on the menu!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Really great food, calamari best ever, pasta with scallops and Italian sausage great. Our server was fast and very friendly.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The food was excellent however the service was much to be desired. Might have just been an off night but I felt the service was poor. The waiter forgot my salad. I waited quite a while then asked. She looked surprised. Then another guy came to table and asked what kind of salad. Then when she came with my said she said it was a caesar salad and I order a trani's salad. I had corrected the first guy who came to table. Ends up she had the correct salad. Just very confusing. Also they ran out of special I ordered so the manager came by the table as well. Manager came by table at end of night was very nice. As I said might have been an off night but not the first class service I expected.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Love this place! San Pedro is a bit of a food desert, so J Trani is a real find. Great Italian food, a good wine list, and ample parking. The bar was fun, too.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Small dinner portions ! Got grillad Sea Bass, two small pieces each about the size of two IKEA meatballs .....
Good service in a clean nice restaurant from 1960's

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The experience at J. Trani's restaurant was outstanding. Our server was very personable with a good understanding of the menu. The food was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food was very good. Service was horrible. We were there on a Wednesday night and they may have been under staffed.

We had some left overs and we asked to take it to go. They took the food back to the kitchen and never came back with our left over pasta? We asked the server multiple times to check on it and they got very irritated by us asking for the food we payed for! After waiting almost 20 minutes the server came by and dropped off two left over containers on our table and walked away as fast as she could. When I checked the boxes, it was the left overs from another table! How can you give us left over food from another table? They also took over 15 minutes to bring a glass of wine.

After making one more request for our food, we ended up leaving without our left over food.

Again, the food is very good, but the server we had was horrible.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food is always great at Trani's. Love coming for dinner. This visit we had a Trani's salad and Pasta with Sunday Sauce. YUM! Thanks, Trani's.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great meal as usual. New style calamari, pork loin with gnocchi, seafood linguini! All REALLY good!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was amazing! Chef Dustin Trani has done an amazing job with the menu and atmosphere. We had an absolute blast at the restaurant tonight.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was spectacular. My husband and I had the halibut. The best I have ever had. Even better than Admiral Risty's - That is so hard to beat.

Great Appetizers!!! The service was beyond good.
Desserts were sooooo Yummy.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were celebrating a relative's birthday and JTrani's is a special place. The food was excellent and the service superb as always. Since this was for lunch, parking was hard to find in the busy neighborhood, but we managed and the experience was worth the trouble.
We always order the calamari new style as an appetizer. The halibut special with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes was terrific.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Wonderful food - especially the swordfish. Medium rare is the ticket to perfect fish and they do a wonderful job. While we love the entertainment, they need to tone down the column a bit so patrons can have a conversation. Love the casual atmosphere and clearly a local hang out that is inviting, authentic and an asset to an area that is not know for great food.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

delicious food, great service, always a family favorite

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great service. Terrific food!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

WE had a delicious dinner prior to the show at nearby Warner Grand Theater. Food, drinks, wine, service all terrific! Will definitely be coming here again.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Good was fantastic, but the service was horrible. We arrived at 505 for a 515pm reservation and had to wait 10 minutes in an empty restaurant while 2 people stood at the host desk talking. We had a table by the host desk and had to listen to the phone and their conversations all night. Our server was tatted and pierced up with bizarre hair color that scared my 5 year old grandson. It was so loud that we could not carry on a conversation. The server would disappear for lenghts of time and we had to get up to find someone. Never again!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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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