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Love and Salt, Manhattan Beach, CA
Award-winning

Love and Salt

4.7
4.7
1885 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Love and Salt is a story that begins with Cafe Pierre, a restaurant birthed by Guy Gabriele in 1977 to bring a taste of France to Los Angeles’ South Bay. While Cafe Pierre was a beloved part of the community for nearly 37 years, in 2014, Guy and his daughter Sylvie Gabriele, now the owner of Love and Salt, closed the restaurant to bring new life to the iconic space.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 545-5252
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Catering
    We love to make your events special and memorable with our tailored family style menus designed for drop-off or full-service. Explore the menus and see if one fits your event or we are happy to tailor one to you. https://www.loveandsaltla.com/catered-events/
  • Private party facilities
    Our wine cellar is the perfect room for a private gathering up to 20 guests. We offer family style service with menus that pair well with our extensive wine list and craft cocktails. To inquire click on the links below for information. https://www.loveandsaltla.com/inquiry/
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Hill: (310) 545-5252
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Manhattan Beach
  • Cross street
    Highland Ave.
  • Parking details
    Meter parking is available in the public lot directly behind the restaurant, along the streets or in the Metlox public lot. Parking is plentiful, but be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking as various local events can make parking more limited.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Ali Joon {Ali Dear}: A Middle Eastern Dinner

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 21, 2024 only
    As we approach Women's History Month and, more personally, my birthday that coincides with International Women’s Day, I’d like to invite you to a Regarding Her event that holds a special place in my heart. On March 21st, Love & Salt will host our “Ali Joon {Ali Dear}: A Middle Eastern Dinner” celebrating the Love, Resilience, & Support of Women. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Regarding Her and the Women Life Freedom Movement (#womenlifefreedom) DEPOSIT: $25.00 pp

What 1,885 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,885 Reviews
  1. tinas

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have dined at Love and Salt more times than I can count. The cocktails are always a great way to start dinner. Very inventive and tasty. The food is always excellent. The pizzas are amazing , salads fresh and delicious and the chicken is one of the best I’ve ever had. The service is A plus and it is a place I happily return to over and over again !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great I will give them that. The dining atmosphere was a bit too noisy for me and crowded.

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  3. Calvisitor

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, good and service was great. Thank you for a wonderful date night location!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food at Love and Salt. The only drawback is it’s quite noisy. The background music adds to the cacophony in the restaurant.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m just in love with this place. It amazes me every time. They constantly change their menu so you get to try different things all the time. It reminds me of a true Italian restaurant. The pizza is outstanding and the service as well!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Hit and miss… server was nice but overwhelmed and inattentive. The mushroom lasagna is mushy and disgusting. Pizzas are good.

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  7. CourtneyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food and drinks! Highly recommend the Lady in Red drink.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's Day and our dinner was perfect. Delicious food and fantastic drinks. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and the waiters are extremely attentive.

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  9. BeverlyS

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming place. We enjoyed our dinner, especially the Drink - Lemon Drop. Great service! We recommend it.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience, our food was cooked to perfection. Service was friendly and atmosphere was fun.

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  11. AliJ

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always love ❤️ this place. Fun to meet up with friends and always good food and drinks. The pizza is one of my favorites but pasta, scallops, meatballs- all great!! Try it! If you haven’t

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  12. nycchic

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the mushroom lasagna and the tuna crudo. Fennel salad was an interesting take on cacio pepe sans carbs!

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  13. GaryK

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service... never disappoints...

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience, a little pricey but worth it!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience from beginning to end. Antoinette was lovely, patient and provided exceptional service. Thank you to Mr. Gabriele for looking out for us. We appreciate the love they put into the experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love and Salt is such a beautiful restaurant and we had the kindest server who went above and beyond. Recommend! The bar is so beautiful and the drinks look amazing and taste amazing

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  17. MBlocal3128

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always feel rushed always nice service Ambient noise on weekends is rough

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  18. Jammie

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious as always. They remembered my friend's bday and brought out a dessert. Very thoughtful and great service.

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  19. AlisonK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently good! Can't go wrong with any dish!

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  20. KellyB

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was either excellent or just average. Ordered the meatballs side. Average- they were better another time we ordered when they smelled slightly charred or wood fired. Ordered Crudo. Below average. Wouldn't order again. No special flavor at all. Fennel Salad. Excellent Striped Bass. Excellent-best item we ordered. I would go back as I really enjoy the vibe but the food could use some help. I never expect average from L&S but it was a 50/50 last night. Restaurant was full and fun, noise level very loud- hard to hear but that's what you might be into, just be aware. It can work for or against the night.

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  21. Mark

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service was excellent, met for a business dinner and couldn’t be happier

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  22. Sunman

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    place is lovely and lively lots of people lots of energy lots of laughter & conversation drinks were spectacular crudo was amazing service was awesome hostess & manager were lovely pizza & pasta were yummy highly recommend would repeat

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  23. GregP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. Wagyu brisket (ossobuco) was amazing. Great spot here in the South Bay.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meal…definitely would go back. Right in middle of downtown MB

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  25. AlexaV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, portions somewhat small for the price. Only complaint was how close tables were. Tough to hear my partner at some points.

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  26. LADiner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, attention to detail, and impeccable service.

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  27. CaliforniaVisitor

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. The location offers lots of choices for pre and post dinner activities

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  28. ReneeC

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great. Unfortunately, it was way too loud - we literally had to yell to be heard across the table. The food was mediocre. We had a pasta that was too salty, everything else was meh. The server advised us the food would come out as it was ready (not apps first and all together, not entrees second and all together). The lag time between the first entree and last entree served was about 10 minutes.

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  29. DanielS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great from start to finish! Food and drinks were on point and fresh

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  30. NatalieL

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    pricey but wonderful - great place to take friends or a date

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  31. TeresaG

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Delicious dinner, cold in restaurant which cooled food down rather quickly. Excellent service.

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  32. Kelly

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Italian restaurant. Creative and well-crafted cocktails. Really enjoyed the appetizers and pizza! Pizza was delicious. Get the Futt'unta, you will not regret it.

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  33. ImanG

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The seabass was very good but the bone marrow pasta, pizza was mediocre at best. The entire experience just did not live up to the expectation.

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  34. JRGPR

    Los Angeles

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and they deserve their stellar reputation. We had many different dishes to share...fennel salad, 2 pastas, pork chop, and brisket and bread. Aside for a bit dry brisket but flavorful, everything was great.

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  35. jenS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant for any occasion in Manhattan Beach!

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  36. AmandaL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fantastic service - as always at Love & Salt! Our server was helpful with recommendations and we loved the Chicken Liver Mousse, and the Rigatoni dish. We love their specialty cocktails - The Lady in The Ballroom is our all time favorite!

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  37. SusanS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I organized a business dinner at L&S. Had never been, so a bit risky. It was a big success all around. Service for rez confirmation, hostess, bar and at the table was friendly, efficient and informative. Interested menu with spins on familiar dishes. We'll be back!

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  38. ShannonLemiere

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was delicious and the service was excellent!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, and absolutely delicious food!!! 9/10 would recommend!!

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  40. RShine

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love and Salt is fabulous dry time! Doesn’t matter what you order it’s all perfectly prepared and graciously served The food is original and traditional all at once. The chef is an individual yet not at all contrived. We will be back and sprea the word. Love and Salt is a treat!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 1885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Love and Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Highland Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Manhattan Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Meter parking is available in the public lot directly behind the restaurant, along the streets or in the Metlox public lot. Parking is plentiful, but be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking as various local events can make parking more limited.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 545-5252
  • Catering
    We love to make your events special and memorable with our tailored family style menus designed for drop-off or full-service. Explore the menus and see if one fits your event or we are happy to tailor one to you. https://www.loveandsaltla.com/catered-events/
  • Private party facilities
    Our wine cellar is the perfect room for a private gathering up to 20 guests. We offer family style service with menus that pair well with our extensive wine list and craft cocktails. To inquire click on the links below for information. https://www.loveandsaltla.com/inquiry/
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Hill: (310) 545-5252
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