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Love and Salt

4.8
1316 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 & 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.

Support Love and Salt during COVID-19

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 1316 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, not cheap but that shows

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NicoleL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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vipRachelK
Los Angeles
10 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
8 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
2 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.

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

Amazing food!

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Laura
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always and great service!

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vipchateaulee
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy bronzino ! Our pasta dish with bone marrow was dreamy too

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and drinks. Great location too.

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vipGolfdoc911
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipNCDiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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MKandDR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad they made it through this Pandemic, the food and service is always great.

MB
vipMBseniorfoodie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous quality!!!!
Great service!
Outdoor dining!!!

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KrisK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LauraH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and had plenty of safe space around us. The food and drinks were delicious and the service was terrific.

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Peej
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice outdoor seating. Nice waitress. Very good overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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.

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JuneP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

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.

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JacquelynG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great time at Love & Salt! The food is delicious and drinks are great. Old fashioned is one of the best in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and great drinks ! Our waiter was very helpful at helping us with the menu

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vipfluffydog
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NancyF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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GersonQ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the energy, very positive, food is amazing loved their pasta and pizza and they’re garlic bread is stunning.

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IveteC
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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8There
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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AllisonH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is outstanding and they are doing what they can with the outdoors. Always a great staple in south bay.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Extremely over salted food. Impossible to eat!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food! We will definitely be back again soon!

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vipEatotico
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service
Chicken and pasta dishes best anywhere

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vipDaniel
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was soooooo good! The service was lovely and we really enjoyed the ambience and food options.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To food was incredible and the staff couldn’t have been nicer.

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vipGaryA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love and Salt is a neighborhood gem. The food is always outstanding and staff could not be more efficient. The chef is local and it's important to support our local establishments during these times.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service is spotty at best, and a 4% up charge for Covid is ridiculous

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Hilk
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, every single time. The food was so incredible and fresh. The waitstaff was efficient.

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vipSeth
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice setup outside. Would definitely come back.

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vipSamanthaC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a favorite and is on point! Love and Salt never disappoints and has been my go-to for a while. The Tagliatelle Bolognese is what my heart always desires followed by the Strozzepreti Costolette. The Whole Roasted Branzino is divine and this is my favorite thing to have other people order so I can steal some of theirs. Don't hate me for trying to have it all. The cocktails and desserts are always on point. I can't say enough good things about this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food & service here even during COVID.

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 1316 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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