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Love and Salt

4.8
1362 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1362 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MGLC
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute ambience, great service, just wish the portions were slightly larger. Good cocktails too

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LoraE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. The cocktails were creative and also very tasty. The service was friendly and casual. I would definitely recommend and will be back.

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vipMayaW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Decided to stop by for a quick snack during dinner. The appetizers I ordered were great. Service was not. I sat there, having already scanned the menu and prepared to order, over 25 minutes before I was greeted. I was offered water and there was about another 15 minutes until my waitress returned. I almost left. ☹️ Other than that, drinks were great and I enjoyed the food.

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DonaldO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was especially attentive without being intrusive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam our server really knew the menu, she was superb.
Great food, great cocktails. Will be back.

TY
TYork
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome experience. The food was fantastic and the weather was perfect

SB
StephanieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

This place was way over hyped. Our food arrived cold, my pasta was wayyyyy too al dente, and in general it just wasn’t very good.

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vipMichael
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. You don't need to know anything else but they require me to use a minimum number of characters.

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LocalwithFriendsinTown
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the South Bay!

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vipcaliflvr
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service! Cold outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here countless times and it’s always consistently delicious. The service , food and cocktails are outstanding. It’s perfect for a date night, girls night or special occasion. It’s a gem that we return to over snd over and always enjoy!

RA
vipRARothman
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Great outdoor dining experience.

MB
MBinMB1
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, overall really nice experience

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vipkcarp
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Went for anniversary and everything was perfect!

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DonaldW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, will be back again.

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Tara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got almost everything out amazing waitress suggested and it was absolutely Devine! - if you go, ask for Jenna! And get what she says :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely return!

MB
vipMelanieB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day and graduation.

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vipToinette
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Love and Salt for one of our first restaurant outings after getting fully vaccinated and wanting a special place for a birthday dinner. The food was excellent and the service was both professional and friendly. It's not a budget place but it was worth the expense. We shared an octopus salad and a pizza and enjoyed two delicious desserts.

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GabrielH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was the best part of the experience. The food here is good but not great. We had 2 kid's pastas, a meat lovers pizza (we asked for it with very little sauce and extra cheese, but it came out with still a lot of sauce and not much cheese), a cacio e pepe pasta (special order which they happily accommodated), and the prosciutto & asparagus. All of it was fine. Love & Salt goes the way of most upscale restaurants, sadly. Which is to say the food is good but not great and for the price doesn't feel like much of a value.

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vipKim6973
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in downtown MB! I love the Cacio de Pepe so much. As usual, our whole dinner was delicious .

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CharlieW
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good drinks and lovely staff. Loves the apps.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from beginning to ending!🙏

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vipLuv2dine
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! We had branzino and strozzapretti costollete ( short rib ragu).
Service was great!

IC
IveteC
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here four times and every single time the food and the service have been great. We sat inside this last time and really enjoyed the experience. Good vibe and ambiance. This is easily one of our fave restaurants in the South Bay.

SD
ShannonD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall a nice experience but my husbands steak was tough and chewy and my fish had many bones. Great beer and wine list and the appetizers were great. Very friendly staff

KD
vipKarenD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great Drinks! Great Service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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.

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vipEricB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipGeeyogini
Raleigh
53 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love and Salt never disappoints. Never.

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vipSamiL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service with nice views of the ocean from outdoor seating area.

SB
SavannahB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the best night! Our server MJ was amazing!!!!!

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vipDissapointed
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Always solid

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, not cheap but that shows

NL
NicoleL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

RK
vipRachelK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious, inspiring food! Best restaurant for foodies in MB right now. Yum....

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Bella
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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 4.8 stars by 1362 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.

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