Love and Salt
Friday: Dinner 5:30-11:00pm
Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Mid-day Snack: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Mid-day Snack: 3:00pm-5:00pm
What Insiders Are Saying
Love & Salt is the upscale, but cool, Italian spot Manhattan Beach needed.
I’ve never been in a louder restaurant.
Loved the Chef, loved the food and loved the ambiance.
Food was not great for what the price was but the service was good .
Food was great, but the place is too noisy.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Wonderful experience and a the food was amazing!
Fantastic food, warm and friendly service and a fun atmosphere. We absolutely loved every single dish we had - the skirt steak (AMAZING) was perfectly cooked and seasoned; our sausage and green onion pizza was so flavorful and the brown sugar pudding....dangerously good. Great selection of wines and amari. Highly recommend.
I've been trying to go to this beach front restaurant for the past couple of years. When I walked in to this small, but well design place it was a little busy, not over crazy for a Saturday night. We started with their English Muffins, I recommend them highly. The pizza along with their house made pasta hit you with such flavors that it will tickle your palette.
This is a must for all diners to eat at.
Great food and service! Small plates for the most part, but they were filling.
Noise was horrible and the food came all at once. Slow to being the cocktails
The food was delicious and the staff were all very professional. I’ll go back again
Food was amazing!! Lamb bolognese, bone marrow dish, salads!! Everything was great from the service to ambience and all!
This is an amazing restaurant. Totally impressed with the Burrata with fresh peaches, grilled octopus (very tender), and the bone marrow pasta. All delicious! It’s a lively, high energy spot which is fun but also makes conversation in a normal voice difficult. I was hoarse after dinner. As long as you know this going on, you won’t be disappointed!
The food was great but the waiter was not the most friendly person. Not personable.
Cucumber salad with plum with pesto sauce was excellent
WAitress was rude while serving the food. Food was ok not worth the price.
Excellent service. Manager, Stephan, was extremely helpful and knowledgablr about food. I can’t wait until our next meal.
From appetizer, to entree, to desert. Everything was amazing! MJ is a great server.
Food was excellent, except I dislike having to pay for bread. And the two pieces of ciabatta cost $6, not worth it. Our main server was unfriendly without a smile and talk so quickly we could barely understand her. She didn't come around to ask how I'd owner was until it was time for the check. Those servers who actually brought the food were lovely.
Food was excellent - 5 stars. Bolognese and brown sugar pudding were standouts. Server was very friendly and accommodating-my friend sent back her drink and she was very good about getting it replaced without asking any questions. She just said yes.
The downside--I asked for a Manhattan up with Bulleit rye. When I received the bill, I was charged $14 for a Bulleit rye on the rocks, an additional $3 for it to be "up", and an additional $3 to make it a Manhattan. This is the strangest way I've ever seen a Manhattan charged. It came to $20!??? A Bulleit Manhattan should be about $14, maybe $15. I told the server and she was good about getting the price back to $14. That said, look at your bill closely.
Service was super slow. The couple next to us got their food and left before they even took our order. Maybe they were mad because my friend sent her drink back? Good thing we were not in a rush.
Somehow our bill was $225 for 2 people. We ordered one salad, one app, one pasta and one dessert. Oh, and we had 3 drinks each :). Still though...I'm always shocked when I get the bill here. You never think it's going to be that expensive and it sneaks up on you.
Overall, worth it for the food and the friendly hospitality.
Wonderful place!! Great service, atmosphere and delicious food!! Will definitely return and try the pizza and a few of the salads. So many amazing dishes! Definitely try the Burrata and peaches !
We have been to Love and Salt may five times, the menu used to be better. Can't say that I would recommend going back at this time. It's OK but for the price there are better options for sure! Too bad, Love and Salt was outstanding at one time.
Love this place. Wonderful nice people. Yummy awesome food. Great atmosphere
It was our first time here. We came for brunch on our anniversary and it was great! The baked eggs and tomatoes were outstanding. The fingerling potatoes and sauce was so good. Then they surprised us with a caramel pudding (since it was our anniversary) and even though we were full we still tried it. Then it was gone. That was fantastic! We will be back.
Great as usual
All around fantastic experience. Food was excellent and perfectly seasoned. We had....peas & burrata, grilled octopus, shaved fennel salad, delta asparagus and the trottole. We loved every bite. It’s all about the wonderful ingredients and allowing them to shine. Chef does that here. Service was knowledgeable and friendly. We experienced friendly hospitality from everyone we came in contact with. Wonderful team! And thank you for a good wine selection too!
Overall, well done team! You provided a wonderful setting for us to enjoy a wonderful meal. Thank you.
A very special thank you to Chef and the culinary team, we LOVED every bite.
I had dinner on a Saturday evening. I would recommend this restaurant to a diner wanting a unique spin on Italian cuisine and one who enjoys small serving sizes and a loud noise level (also known as energetic). Service and wine were outstanding.
Carefully prepared innovative dishes. Recommend the octopus and the sushi of the day.
Bartender makes a great margarita!
Food was well executed but not fantastic which was their reputation
Service was weak
I ordered the Carbonara and it was average at best. Everything else was really good.
English muffins were good. The ciabatta was fantastic. The pizza was great.
I'm not sure what happened with my dish, whether it was a fluke or not, but I overall enjoyed the experience.
Very good as always. Keep up the good work. Definitely recommend
A bit pricey for breakfast but the service was very good.
Another wonderful dining experience. Tried the grilled octopus and Bolognese for the first time, both were excellent. Love the pizza and meatballs as well. I'll be back very soon.
Delicious food and cocktails. Our group particularly enjoyed the grilled octopus appetizer. The atmosphere is hip and busy but extremely loud. Our party of 4 spent the meal yelling at each to be heard. Had no clue what our waitress was saying because the crazy noise level drowned her out.
Another amazing meal at Love & Salt. This place is the best restaurant in MB!!
It’s always an excellent time and meal at Love & Salt. English muffins never disappoint and the cocktails are divine!
On the loud side, but that's typical for Downtown MB. Food is exceptional and shows modern Italian inspiration to showcase top quality ingredients.
Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere. Go there and enjoy.
The food is fantastic and the atmosphere very fun. Wish it was much less loud.
I was so excited to come here after drooling over Instagram posts. It was unfortunately a bit of a let down. I came with a friend in town who is vegan, so we scoped the menu in advance. Her plan was to order avocado toast, a classic brunch staple, especially in LA. Turns out the menu on open table was not updated and despite avocados being in stores here everywhere, they have none at the restaurant. She modified another dish that they said they could make with extra potatoes in it. It came with zero potatoes, instead of extra. The server did not notice. We let him know and he brought a side of potatoes. Zero salt or seasoning of any kind. They also brought my entree maybe 5 minutes before bringing hers, which is a poor experience for diners. I had the cacio e pepe eggs on ciabatta toast and it was good but nothing good enough to come back for again. The mimosas were good; and the server was quite pleasant - but I don’t intend to return. Would be great if restaurants made it a point to update their menu on apps like open table, as it can really impact the dining experience when dealing with someone’s dietary limitations.