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Love & Salt is the upscale, but cool, Italian spot Manhattan Beach needed.

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About Love and Salt

Love & Salt is a neighborhood Italian inspired restaurant. We blend accessibility and innovation with a menu that celebrates the soul of Italian cuisine reflected through a distinctly SoCal personality

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: Dinner 5:30-10pm
Friday: Dinner 5:30-11:00pm

Saturday -
Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Mid-day Snack: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-11pm

Sunday
Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Mid-day Snack: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Highland Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 545-5252

Website:
http://www.loveandsaltla.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Fiorelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Love and Salt Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (50)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (33)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Special Occasion (27)
Fun (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Casual (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (14)
People Watching (14)
Tapas (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant is amazing! Everything was delicious and the service is great. I ordered the Trottole (pasta with bone marrow) and OMG best I’ve had. For appetizer we ordered the meatballs and they were also delish. I will be going back to try other dishes.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a gem of a place. Great entrees, salads, appetizers and the brown sugar pudding is the best dessert I have ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

It was my first time there and it was my wife's birthday . We had an amazing experience . The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and they wanted you as the diner to have an amazing experience . I was often given recommendations and pretty much helped with what goes well with what through out the dinner by the staff. We had a dietary restriction and the chef was cool enough to let us try something they were experimenting with , so we had the duck egg pizza with duck salami instead of the traditional pancetta and it was sublime .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything tasted sooo yummy, service was great too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love and Salt always delivers!!!
Love this local gem!!!
Great food and cocktails!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Perfect place to gather with friends for a boozy brunch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of our favorite local spots! Inly wish it was not so noisy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed our meal but felt portions were small for the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fantastic as always!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant was freezing. Everything else was manning as always :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

A friendly terrific place. Food is outstanding. And creative.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was fresh and tasty. Wait staff was helpful and friendly. Dining room is small and loud and there is no outdoor seating. Our reservation was at the end of their busy period and it took a good 20 minutes for a waiter to come to our table and get a drink order. There is a parking structure directly behind the restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We are regulars at Love & Salt, and usually have a wonderful experience. However, whenever we get this particular waitress (unfortunately I don’t have her name), our service tends to be inconsistent throughout the night...one persons course will come out and then another’s is forgotten about... we sit and wait so we can all eat together....reminding her we’re still missing a meal...still waiting.... it’s embarrassing to bring friends there, only to have spotty service. We will still be regulars, but will be sure to ask for a different server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and excellent service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very good all over!
Great food
Great drink
Great ambiance

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is the first place we come to when we visit our son in CA

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We went to Love and Salt for my birthday with my mom, dad and brother. We ordered the English Muffins and Meatballs as an appetizer and we were not disappointed. For the dinner we shared the Kale Salad, Bone Marrow Pasta, Duck Egg Pizza and the Chicken all of which were amazing! If I could go back every day and try something new I would.

Great little date spot too as we saw a lot of couples on dates with the nicely dimmed lights.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Love this restaurant - always delicious and a great variety.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Amazingly good food and ambiance. Classy but not stuffy. Nice mood and lighting. Normally we go to the Strandhouse but this is our new go to place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love the food it was really good. The waitress was nice and I had no problems all.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious brunch. Pancakes, egg dishes and English muffins are wonderful. Staff, warm, welcoming... top notch. Don't miss the pizza... best ever.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Greeters were great. Didn't trip after we were late for our reservations.

Solid appetizer menu. Loved the lamb tongue sliders and breadcrumbed cauliflower.
Very strong cocktail called "Penicillin." Worth the price. All you need is one to relax.

The main pasta dish I had -- Bucatini -- was on the small side but sausage was tasty and paired nicely with the noodles. Skirt steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly.

Waitress knew it was my birthday and tossed in a complementary bread pudding dish, which was delicious.

The restaurant can get a bit loud as quarters can get tight. We went in the late evening, so traffic died down along with the noise. Good spot for a boisterous group, or if you wanna eat some great food while watching a game.

It's Manhattan Beach, so expect things to be on the pricey side.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was great. Enjoyed every dish.

Plates came out way too quickly at the start with first dish arricong moments after cocktails were delivered. Then two more plates arrived. We sent back and asked them to do better job with the spacing. We weren't looking to camp out for the night, but dinner would have been 45 minutes otherwise.

With a nice bottle of wine, this was going to be a c 250 dollar evening. We shouldn't have felt rushed and they were a little awkward when I first pushed back. But they got it right eventually and the meal was delicious.

We will go back, but will make sure we control the ordering of the small plates so the evening flows as they don't seem to have that down very well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It's a little too loud for some older diners. We were celebrating mom's 85th and she complained several times that it was loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Hadn’t been to Love & Salt in over a year. I think the menu has improved. Everything we ordered was delicious. I recommend the “ creamed “ corn on the starter list. We had numerous items and as I said everything was tasty!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was amazing, we ordered almost everything on the menu considering our party sizes. The portions were just perfect and each dish unique in its flavor. The corn with fingerling potatoes, burrata, pasta with bone marrow, and spaghetti with lamb bolognese were our favorites!

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

limited menu
VERY noisy and tables are inches apart
Salmon had bones in every bite

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Absolutely LOVED this place...we ordered basically everything on the menu and did not disappoint...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good was spectacular especially the off-the-menu Downlow Burger which is my whole r again for dining there and was well worth the experience. Will definitely go back soon :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a double date night. Had great ambiance. The food was delicious. We had great wine. Defintely will go back for a date night. They had larger tables that looked good for a larger group. We were four and it was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tapas, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Delicious as always. We had the roasted & pureed squash app, the fall fruit salad, trottole pasta, and the ham and Hatch chile pizza (we had leftovers!). I could've eaten all the squash and salad quite happily!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Everything delicious and great as always! Thank you!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This restaurant menu is interesting and somewhat eclectic. None of the salads had lettuce, but the ones we tried (fennel and the burrata w fruit) were very tasteful. The roasted coliflower with pesto was well done and the gnocchi was excellent. The main issue I have with this restaurant is its noise level that makes a regular conversation almost impossible. I guess it's the current way to make a restaurant seem cool or trendy...

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good food at a newer restaurant among many options in Manhattan Beach. Menu has many options from pizza, pasta and apps. Would recommend for others.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was very appealing inside, great service, and yummy food. Especially enjoyed the mushroom pie.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Way overrated for a special evening! 20min wait although reservation was made, got a table that was placed right underneath AC, which we asked multiple times if they could lower or switch off but to no avail... dish was way too salty..Unfortunately, no more Love&Salt(y) for me.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The service was great. Our waiter went above and beyond to make us feel special, even looked up how to spell "happy birthday" in my friend's native language and wrote it on our dessert plate. The cocktails were amazing too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Pizza is best.. do not miss it! Excellent dough and fresh ingredients.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

As always Live and Salt delivered fantastic service and top quality fare !

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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