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Love and Salt
Love and Salt is a philosophy: that food needs only two ingredients to be great. It’s a sensibility that informs the feeling in the restaurant and the dishes on the menu — Italian-inspired with Southern California soul. An approachable wine list and classic cocktail program similarly reflect the vibrant SoCal setting of the restaurant, located just steps from the Manhattan Beach pier.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Wood Oven Pizza, Pasta & Salad
Grilled Octopus Salad
marinated shell beans, red onion, frisée, Fuji apple, lemon vinaigrette
Whole Roasted Branzino
Umbrian lentils, shaved Brussels sprouts, toasted almonds, citrus conserva
Best Italian food in downtown MB! I love the Cacio de Pepe so much. As usual, our whole dinner was delicious .
Great food, good drinks and lovely staff. Loves the apps.
Amazing experience from beginning to ending!🙏
Love and Salt never disappoints. We especially appreciated their adherence to social distance protocol with their outdoor tables. We felt very safe and comfortable. Food was fantastic as always. Fresh ingredients, simply prepared and delicious! Service was excellent...attentive and engaging. Such a treat after being stuck at home for a year!
Great food! Great Drinks! Great Service!
Service was disappointing, they were more focused on “turning tables” than proving great experience. This is A new problem, as we have been going regularly since the opened, likely lack of manager training and experience. Hope they figure it out, or MB will turn to its many options.
I think the food is good, the pizzas looked great, I just think we picked the wrong thing on this evening. Overall it was very good.
Love and Salt never disappoints. Never.
Great food, good service with nice views of the ocean from outdoor seating area.
Had the best night! Our server MJ was amazing!!!!!
Love it here. Always solid
Good food, not cheap but that shows
The whole experience was perfect. It was our first dinner out in a very long time and it didn’t disappoint at all. The cocktails were delicious and the food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
Delicious, inspiring food! Best restaurant for foodies in MB right now. Yum....
Everything was great, the food experience and atmosphere was very good. My only comment was when we finished paying our bill the waitress told us we had to leave because another party was waiting for our table. It was a little rude especially since we were halfway getting up after we signed for the tip.
First of all let me start by saying I normally love this place but my last experience was very poor. One of the things they do that doesn’t make sense and you never see in a restaurant of this quality is bring out the food plate by plate. I actually got my food 5 minutes before the next plate came out for another person in my party. So I had two choices which were to eat by my self or let the food get cold. Then about 5 minutes after the second dish came out the third dish finally arrived so we all basically ate while other people in our party watched. The server was very friendly and the food just ok that night. A very disappointing experience in a normally good restaurant.
This is the third time I've been to Love & Salt and it was delicious as usual. We were celebrating a birthday with a party of 5 so we ordered several different dishes and ate family style. My favorites for the evening were the shaved fennel salad, freekehlicious salad, spaghetti al limone, and the spicy soppressata pizza. The service was excellent and the cocktails were delicious. I will definitely be returning.
Amazing food as always and great service!
Yummy bronzino ! Our pasta dish with bone marrow was dreamy too
Great good and drinks. Great location too.
Food and service were very good considering the circumstances. It will be nice to get back indoors once it is safe. But we really had a nice time.
I’ve been here about a dozen times now. Every time it’s been a wonderful experience. Their Kirkorian South is probably the best pizza I’ve ever had (and I’ve been to Italy quite a few times)! Love their freekehlicious salad, grilled broccolini, and burrata from the appetizers. My favorite pasta is by far the gnocchi - that mushroom sauce is incredible! For the mains, I like their branzino (have to admit I liked it pre-covid better), the steak was slightly above average, but the reason I’m giving them 4 stars is the lamb. It’s actually delicious and has an Indian spice to it, but my husband got very ill after eating it. It’s meant to be cooked rare - and some pieces were. But when we were all done with our food, I went to try one of the pieces he left. I told him that it looked straight up raw. He didn’t notice bc it had so many spices that it covered up the issue. I ended up just having a few pieces of the beans that were left and the sauce was actually really good. The next morning, my husband felt sick to his stomach and it lasted almost 3 days. So if you do order the lamb, just make sure to check if all the pieces are cooked prior to eating.
Service is always great as well.
Every single time we go to Love & Salt we have an absolutely amazing evening. Everyone who works there is incredible and the atmosphere is always up!
Glad they made it through this Pandemic, the food and service is always great.
We had the grilled octopus salad, a favorite of ours, but was disappointed that it was over salted. The pasta dishes were great as usual. I was debating on two different wines and the server was nice enough to bring me tastes of both.
we ended up eating indoors.. first time in more than a year! Love and Salt did a great job of separating the tables, limiting the number of customers and making everyone feel welcome and safe.
The staff were all super friendly. I think everyone happy to be able to start moving back to normal dining.
We dined outside and had plenty of safe space around us. The food and drinks were delicious and the service was terrific.
Great food. Nice outdoor seating. Nice waitress. Very good overall.
It was great to finally share a meal with friends even if outdoors. Have eaten at L&S pre-COVID and loved it. This experience was a little more challenging.
Overall, good service, good food. For this level of restaurant, outdoor dining on the street is not ideal, but it was enjoyable to eat out, and feel some degree of normality again.
Always a great time at Love & Salt! The food is delicious and drinks are great. Old fashioned is one of the best in town.
Great food as always and great drinks ! Our waiter was very helpful at helping us with the menu
We had the grilled octopus salad, spicy soppresata pizza, Branzino & lamb chops. Everything was delicious. The extra 4% extra kitchen charge (not the gratuity) seems to be a practice nowadays.
I love the food and ambiance of Love & Salt! The staff is very friendly, attentive and helpful. I would have given this five stars all around but outside dining was a bit of an issue since it was windy and a bit cold. No fault of the restaurant's! But my husband, daughter and I still had a great meal!
Love the energy, very positive, food is amazing loved their pasta and pizza and they’re garlic bread is stunning.
My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner here last weekend. We ordered the grilled octopus and the shaved fennel salads to start. Both were delicious, but the if I had to choose just one, I would do the shaved fennel. Trust. Dinner was the half roasted chicken which was really juicy and flavorful, and the Krikorian South pizza which was amazing. Paired all this with a bottle of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (one of our faves) and we walked away happy campers. Definitely going back here soon. I recommend.
Venturing to eat outside with friends when things opened up for outdoor dining, we started with drinks and appetizers: the Wood Oven Meatballs and Winter Citrus, Beets & Burrata. Great to share while we ordered Mussels, Tagliatelle Bolognese, Margherita pizza and a Spicy Soppressata pizza. All were delicious but the Tagliatelle Bolognese was fabulous! We ended with the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch and the Buttered Rum Pudding. Don’t miss ending your meal with Buttered Rum Pudding - smooth and delicious.
It was great
You can order delivery directly from Love and Salt using the Order Online button. Love and Salt also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Love and Salt also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 545-5252.
Love and Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 1339 OpenTable diners.
Love and Salt does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/love-salt/giftcards.
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.