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Love and Salt

4.7
4.7
1618 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 43 times today

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  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–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/

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,618 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Beach Cities

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Beach Cities

    Italian

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    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    143 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    143 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The noise level was deafening and uncomfortable. Food uneven with “grilled” squash that was burned to a char and I’ll conceived. Very disappointing.
  2. SO

    SteveO

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice neighborhood restaurant with fresh and creative menu. Good wine selection too.
  3. k

    kareng

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    great food! everything was deliious service terrible. Poor listening and we never got a dish we ordered.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The server was amazing, food was amazing. The Peach salad was something I will definitely order again.
  5. G

    Gfc1900

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing and good food and vibe. But the noise level is prohibitive!!! Need some panels to cut the echo!
  6. B

    Befoodie

    Sacramento

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    fabulous early dinner for 3 of us on a balmy September eve. Great mushroom pizza, burrata/peaches and japanese sweet potato dish that was a HIT
  7. GE

    GlennE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steve our waiter and Rod our host and manager were excellent! Both pasta dishes were prepped perfectly. The chefs spin on his tagliatelle bolognese was a litter lighter tomato sauce than I would normally expect in a bolognese sauce but was an excellent sauce.
  8. JD

    JayD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu items are excellent. The ribeye is a must have + tiramisu
  9. TE

    TracyE

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great food. You do feel rushed though as they take away your plates without asking - which is odd.
  10. AJ

    AliJ

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Always great food. Loud lively.
  11. E

    Emoho

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I had half the rotisserie chicken which was quite salty (Love and Salt?) I was bummed out. The fennel salad was pretty tasty but needed more flavor. We frequently needed to ask our server for attention rather than having them approach the table and ask us if we were easy to order something first (a bit odd). My husband liked the meatball appetizer, but not his pasta. So while the food was disappointing the most negative thing about our experience was the noise level as it increased to the point where we had to yell at each other to be heard. There was another group of women at the next table that left after ordering drinks after commenting about the noise as well. Like us they wanted to visit with each other and weren’t comfortably able to do so. Unfortunately this was not the best dining experience for us.
  12. KH

    KathleenH

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with girlfriends before a concert. Service was very personable and knowledgeable. Everything was delicious, especially the peaches with burrata and the Parisian gnocchi. Will come back soon
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Good but literally had a manager text me at night asking why I tipped low, also was seated in the corner like a child
  14. s

    scottm91

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was way over priced for what it was. Too loud and cramped for a nice dinner and the seats were not comfortable. Many better options nearby
  15. A

    Asenka

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, but I especially was happy with the staff who were able to accommodate our seating preferences because of the heat and sun.
  16. SC

    ShellyC

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends, share a bunch of yummy food and drinks.
  17. AW

    AlisaW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved our dinner outside at sunset. Great pizza, salads and the chicken was delish!
  18. JS

    JenniferS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and Antoinette, our server, was amazing. We sat outside on the patio so the noise level was fine, inside it was a little noisy.
  19. A

    Anna

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat outside on a warm evening, salads are wonnderful
  20. EV

    EVELYNL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best choice for birthday occasion. they provided birthday cake. and my friend was happy with it. good place
  21. J

    Joc18

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Noise level was unfortunate. Ordered many food items since we were a party of 4, and loved most except for 2. I also think the bottles behind the bar could be organized to be more beautifully displayed.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love and salt always provides delicious food and an exceptional experience
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and great service.
  24. S

    jenS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants!!! Yummy food, great atmosphere and bar scene, good layout and nice servers.
  25. JO

    JeffO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Slow service from food delivery to check delivery to payment. Was offered a dessert on the house but they didn’t ask what we wanted, just brought one.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was excellent- gnocchi, pizza and burrata appetizer. However the burrata and pizza came so fast. We hadn't even gotten our drinks and the food was out. The drinks took a long time. It felt like we were being rushed to eat and leave. I know the food comes when it's ready but drinks should come first- we only ordered a glass of wine and a non alcoholic beverage- nothing fancy.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and has been consistent. Prices has gone up, hopefully wont stay that way. Service was great
  28. BH

    BekaH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fast service and everything was delicious
  29. DC

    DougC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Limited menu, unless you are looking for pizza
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  31. NE

    NicoleE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect meal! The food was amazing, and the service was flawless.
  32. K

    Kellyk

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks. Would highly recommend!!
  33. MC

    MichaelC

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten here several times and it just gets better and better. The burrata and peaches appetizer is sensational, as are the meatballs. Every pasta we’ve had has been excellent and fresh. A little loud, but the food makes up for the noise. A fun, very enjoyable meal every time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service!
  35. LA

    LaniA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant!! Everything we have tried is amazing. Their Cacio e Pepe is outstanding. Their service always starts out a little slow but once you order the dishes come out pretty quickly. The pizza is very thin and and delicious. Love the Fundatta? Which is their bread appetizer with mozzarella and the bread toasted, super thick with hints of garlic and olive oil. And their drinks are over the top - best Old Fashions! And the bartenders are fabulous, friendly, attentive and kind.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We had an 8:30 reservation. They sat us around 8:45 and no one came to the table until close to 9 (b/c we asked for a server). Then we were told the kitchen was closing at 9:30 so they rushed us to order and didn’t bring our wine until we were almost done eating. Food was delicious though. They need to get the rest figured out and they will get 5 stars!
  37. s

    srb1962

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    wanted to love it but it was so loud we had to lean in over the table to hear the person across from you. Ordered the gnocchi and it was less than one cup in a small bowl, seriously it wasn't even filled up a quarter of the way. The fish was good but not a lot of food. I would not recommend to eat inside for dinner. I feel bad for wait staff having to yell all night and repeat themselves
  38. j

    jmopve

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every Single dish was delicious! We started with the Japanese mushroom pizza we had the frekah salad the summer corn gnocchi the broccolini & peach burratta - ALL amazing.
  39. TM

    TanyaM

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza pasta salad Nice outdoor patio Good cocktails
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We didn’t wait long on our food and drinks. I ordered the pasta bolognese and it was a very small portion, almost a child portion I was really dissapointed. My parents ordered 2 pizzas and they were delicious and normal portion lol. Would go back for a pizza not the pasta

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 1618 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 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Love and Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highland Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Manhattan Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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, 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/

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