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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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Grilled Octopus Salad
marinated shell beans, red onion, frisée, Fuji apple, lemon vinaigrette
pancetta, panna, potato, rosemary, fior di latte, parmesan
Wood Oven Meatballs
parmesan, toasted sourdough (ricotta by request)
Everything was great, the service could’ve been a bit better, and those chairs are the worst to sit in. If it’s one thing I could change, it’s so chairs that are incredibly uncomfortable.
Great service and great food. They really do it well here!
Anniversary dinner with our family ❤️❤️❤️
Amazing as always.
Lovely little place on the Blvd with excellent food! The service was a bit slow in terms of getting our drinks and food, however the server checked in on us regularly and our dinner was really nice.
Make sure you make a reservation and the inside is a bit tight so be prepared to be bumped at least once during your meal. They did have outside dining as well.
Had a great time. Waitress was the best ever. Recognized us from prior visits and went out of her way for us.
Food was excellant Desert - pudding was so so
2nd time here and it was just as delicious!!
Great experience . Only 1 hiccup , got charged for a more expensive wine than we ordered but Bill was promptly corrected .
We were seated nearly 45 minutes late because the table before us would not leave. We were comped a free appetizer
Everything was excellent!
Food is good but maybe tries too hard to be different. Very loud but fun.
I’ve been to Love & Salt many times and loved it. This time the bread was overly greasy. The service was slow even with forgiving being short of help. The fennel sausage pasta was slow to come out but was great as usual. Then we waited a long time for the short rib pasta to come. When it did, the pasta was chewy, not just al dente but chewy. Overall not as good of an experience as usual. I was there with a friend visiting from Florida.
Great food and drink however, limited dinner menu. Service is friendly and attentive. And nice music for dining, not to loud or energetic!
Everything was Delicious!! I had prosciutto and summer melon appetizer AND the tomato, peaches and burrata! FANTASTIC. For dinner we had the hanger steak, Rigatoni, and the krikorian south pizza. Amazing!! and for dessert we had the tiramisu and the buttered rum pudding. Perfection! Service was great!! I will definitely be back.
Great service. Great ambience. Good food. Would return for sure!
Great food and service! We sat outside and it was a really nice evening. There are heaters for cooler evenings but wasn't needed for us. Could maybe add a little more plants or something to make it nicer as you're basically sitting in the street. But not complaining. Would definitely recommend! You do have to plan ahead as reservations are not easy to come by.
As soon as the bill was paid I was rushed to finish my drink. There was no warning that we had 90 min to eat and drink. Otherwise I would have ordered another drink.
Great food and service! I highly recommend Love & Salt!
My daughter and I were able to get an early evening reservation for Saturday. We were seated outside ( street adjacent), which I understood when I booked, but it just can’t compare to the ambiance of their indoor space. Regardless, the food was perfect. We ordered everything to split, starting with the octopus salad. Finished our meal off with a pudding that was so good I even used my finger to swipe a last taste off the inside of the tea cup it was served in. They adorned our cocktails with a fresh thyme sprig attached to the glass by a miniature wooden clothes pin, and an aromatic dried lemon slice. We ordered seconds
and grooved through our meal satisfied and relaxed.
Food was delicious. Server was a total sweetheart. We’ll definitely be back!
Went fir our anniversary as we would be in the area.
Outstanding experience. Accommodating hostess and wait staff. Bar tender was personable, knowledgeable and informative. Was seated on time.
If I had one little gripe it was that the food was slightly salty… still delicious and creative.
Great place and I would go again.
Hats off to Love & Salt for giving a quality experience without being pretentious or over priced!
I used to come here when I was traveling a lot for work, but hadn't been in a few years. I recently moved to Long Beach and was excited to try it again. It's still amazing. The service, wine selection, and food are best in class. Highly recommended.
Delicious! We loved it and will return- thank you!
Been coming here about once a month since they've opened. Food is consistently prepared and servings are well proportioned. While I have some favorites, you can't go wrong with any of the pastas or pizzas. My go-to app has always been the black kale salad. Make sure you sample their cocktails too as they rotate seasonally. My favorite among the regulars - Jimmy Conway. If you enjoy Manhattans you'll like that one.
Friendly and attentive staff. Delicious food.
Fantastic service and super delicious food. The gnocchi can be turned into a sublime gluten free pasta as the sauce and mushrooms are crazy flavorful. And the dessert below was epic.
Amazing waitress and good food
The cresto di Gallo was delicious. Same as the duck egg pizza. Highly recommend!
fabulous concentrated menu with extraordinary results. wonderful service that was poised, efficient and engaging. one of the best restaurants in South Bay period!
Great food, drinks, service and ambiance! Will definitely be back
Every single thing we ate was fantastic… from the drinks to the food to the dessert. Highly recommend!
We arrived 7 minutes after our rescheduled time slot (5 got there at 5:07) only to be told we were too late and would either have to wait another hour or do sidewalk seating. We would have no issue with doing either, however the host had a sharp tone to her voice that was almost condescending. It ruined our experience from the get go. Our food arrived and the pasta was undercooked, quite disappointed in that as well since we thought it would be the one redeeming quality. The one positive thing was our waitress, we didn’t get her name but she had purple hair. She was really helpful and kind. Overall upset at our experience, as we were really looking forward to it.
Great service and ambience, however the food was disappointing
Wonderful experience start to finish. Great service. Every dish was delicious! Thank you for being there for us, and thank you for being one of our favorite in-town restaurants. Always a sure bet when friends and family come to visit.
You can order delivery directly from Love and Salt using the Order Online button. 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 1467 OpenTable diners.
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.