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Love and Salt, Manhattan Beach, CA
Award-winning

Love and Salt

4.8
4.8
1902 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 45 times today

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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

What 1,902 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Beach Cities

    Italian

1,902 Reviews
  1. peege26

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious pastas and great salad. A bit loud so hard to talk.

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  2. LizA

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening was really lovely. Friendly and patient staff, delicious food and fun drinks. You must get the kale pesto pasta!

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  3. DivyaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food but very loud. Couldn’t have a conversation

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  4. PatriciaN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome, service and great food. Chose the chicken, a staple on the menu since the beginning and for the new, the panzanella salad, fresh and crisp, spring time just delicious ! Many thanks :-)

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  5. SamG

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had a wonderful dinner at Love & Salt. Such unique takes on Italian food with very fresh seasonal ingredients. A good variety of veg friendly options, and also love that there were delicious mocktail options for me who was driving after.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Thank you again for a nice evening

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  7. Eatotico

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service but very intense noise level at times - 2 cocktails helps

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  8. Dinni

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a special event! Food was fabulous as always. This is a must go spot

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  9. PatriciaN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite and was looking forward to special middle eastern dinner, Ali Joon and it did exceed all our expectations. It was indeed a celebration! Loved the energy of the room and the food was a mouthful of alluringly exotic flavors. Thank you to the collaborating team and looking forward to our next visit.

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  10. StephanieK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed the middle eastern menu. Always one of my favorite places to eat, fun to try a night with new selections. Dinner was a girls night with 4 of us. We all thought the find was amazing! Chefs kiss!!

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  11. JillT

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best chicken ever. Can I have the recipe!! Chicken was crispy and moist.

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  12. Restaurantchild

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing! Martini was Meh and the bartenders were disengaged So loud but this is a place I love so…..

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food + service exceeded all expectations!!! The buratta + bread is a must.

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  14. dennism

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is very irregular - for the 2nd time we’ve been there in the last month. 10 minutes at the table before a waiter stopped. Appetizer was served 10 minutes after my wife got hers - last time she had finished her entree before mine was served

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The server told us food was to be ordered all at once but would coursed out. Instead, everything came at once, so our main dishes were cold before we had a chance to finish our appetizers and salad. They started taking our plates before we were finished and were clearly in a rush, which was bit conducive to catching up with friends. That said, the food was very good.

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  16. Babs

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Go early or late if you want to be able to talk. Avoid 6-7 pm reservation.

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  17. tinas

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    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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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entrees & appetizers we ordered were awesome! We had the broccolini, smoked prosciutto pizza, diver scallop, & mushroom lasagna. Inside the atmosphere is very lively but not overly busy. Would definitely visit again 👍

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Kelly

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was phenomenal and our server was excellent. Such an enjoyable meal, we are going again this week!

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I come to Love and Salt almost every Valentine’s Day and we really love it. I especially appreciate that they allow accommodations for their duck egg pizza because it’s the best thing on the menu! It does get pretty loud in there, making it difficult to converse. But overall, a great place.

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Jammie

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    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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  37. AlisonK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    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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  38. KellyB

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 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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  39. 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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  40. Sunman

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 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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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 1902 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 45 times today

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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