Love and Salt
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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Love & Salt is the upscale, but cool, Italian spot Manhattan Beach needed.
Another wonderful meal here at Love and Salt. Menu different this visit. The mussels were beyond delicious. Signature cocktails creative. You cannot miss this dining experience.
Nash was incredible. We had to wait a few extra minutes because our table was taking longer to get up. He took care of us and made us feel so warm and important while we had to wait. He comp’d is with 2 glasses of champagne since it was my husbands bday and when we sat, between him checking on us and our server, service was impeccable. Food couldn’t have been more top notch. Our favorite place!! Highly recommend!!!
Food was exceptional matched only by the service
Our server Corey was the best!!!
Our food server was fantastic as was the food. Exceeded our expectations!!!
We had the most incredible time here for our anniversary and were so well looked after. The best pasta I’ve ever had in my life (try the bone marrow Mac and cheese type dish, it will blow your mind,) incredible cocktails and mock tails, and they brought us a special anniversary dessert. I’m already making a reservation to come back in a few weeks. THANK YOU!!! EAT HERE!
Food and service was great. Salt Spring Mussels, Castelfranco Radicchio salad, Pappardelle Costolette, Fett’unta grilled bread, Freekehlicious salad all excellent. Great place for special occasion or everyday depending on your budget. The reason for 4 stars for ambience is that seating is a bit more awkward than we like. Relationship of the tables to each other and the height of the tall tables relative to the seats is off. Otherwise excellent place.
Love this place! They have a new chef so there are some new things on the menu and some other things no longer available, but the food is still outstanding!!
Cute place, good food - but the restaurant is not good for conversation - its acoustics make it really loud and was hard to hear my dinner guest across a small table.
Fennel sausage and duck egg pizza all day.
It’s overrated for the value and wouldn’t recommend it to our friends. It’s a nice restaurant for lunch but tables are too small for dinner, they didn’t even light the candles.
Attentive service and for some reason I’m not sure I understand, offered us a very nice cheese plate at no charge!
We were there for the delicious cheese board night. Loved all our food and great service.
Great evening. We love sitting at the counter watching the chefs! And the complimentary cheese board was wonderful. That is what caused us to make a reservation! Well done!!
Delicious food and amazing service. VERY LOUD for conversation past 7PM
Awesome. But I need to put in 50 characters, and awesome is my complete comment.
Great dinner as always. Love the menu, quality of food and service. Our go to place in MB for a nice evening out.
Everything was excellent ... but a little noisy.
Every dish is an amazing treat !!!!
This was our second time to love and salt . We where not disappointed we began our dinner with broccoli di cicco and salt spring mussels with Calabrian sausage. For the main course mi wife had the whole branzino with Umbrian lentils and my daughters ordered the whole roasted free-range chicken. They said it was the best chicken they've had in a long time. I had the cresta de gallo pasta with bone marrow. We ended our dinner with a tiramisu and a brown sugar pudding which was absolutely exquisite! Special thanks to our great server Celina and her bus boy Ramon both very attentive and knowledgeable.
Maybe I’m getting old but I’d wished it was brighter and quieter. Our waitress, service, food, and everything was greeeeattttt!!! One of my fave in MB now.
My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at Love and Salt and were so impressed! Not only was the food incredible, but the service was awesome! Our server surprised us with a dessert with a candle on top. We felt very celebrated and loved the extra touch from our server! 10/10 for this gem in Manhattan Beach!
Enjoyed a great Sunday brunch! Their thick bacon with maple syrup is extremely addictive. The ham omelette with spinach sauce and their shakshuka are hard to resist also. Great service to go along. Will have to try their dinner next.
Fresh made pasta dishes are divine!
Must have tiramisu.. hands down best ever!
We had a wonderful brunch at love & salt!
Food was very good, drink and wine as well. It's a neighborhood gem.
This is the Italian cooking that you crave. Food that moves you. Exciting but familiar. I will for sure be back. The pizza dough alone is worth it, but the menu has so much more to offer.
Our favorite place! Perfect for date night
For an Italian restaurant that claims to be family style, their portions sizes are way too small. We ordered the bolognese which was a few ribbons of pasta with some sauce. For 20 dollars, I'd expect it to feed at least one person. It was basically tapas sized. Better off going to North. Same price and menu type, but the portions are better. Service was also really slow. It took our server 15 minutes to take a drink order and at that point we just ordered everything. She dropped a dessert menu and we never saw her again. We waited for another 10 minutes, and the manager came by and we just said screw it, give us the check. Way overrated.
Great food and drink
Food was a little rich this time. Not how I remember it. Would give it another try though.
Love & Salt never disappoints! Amazing food, great service and overall always a great experience. For sure one of our favorite places.
Fun night! Great food! Easy, relaxed atmosphere. Perfect sport for catching up with friends.
Another amazing meal - everything is so fresh and delicious! :)
Mother’s Day dinner
Great food just very very noisy.
Best Mussels I’ve ever had! Our waitress was terrific and let us eat at a leisurely pace.
Wonderful! Had our staff retreat dinner there and the service and food were amazing. Afterward, we walked to the beach since its only two blocks away.