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Caffé Delfini, Santa Monica, CA

Caffé Delfini

4.8
4.8
522 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Charming
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Romantic
Childhood friends Alessandro Ercoli, Gianpietro Silardi, and Lino Savoia opened this typical Italian restaurant back in 1990. Continuing the adventure now with Alessandro are Riccardo Menichetti from Tuscany, a long-time friend with a strong passion for food and cooking, and Teri Ercoli (Alex's wife). Caffe’ Delfini has become synonymous with romance. As soon as you step inside, you are greeted with a warm and inviting atmosphere that transports you to the cobblestone streets of Rome, and soft music fills the air, adding to the intimate ambiance that permeates the restaurant. The menu is a culinary journey through Italy with dishes that are prepared using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Caffe’ Delfini isn't just a place to eat, but a destination for lovers to come and create lasting memories. In fact, it’s not just the food that makes this restaurant so romantic. The attentive and friendly staff go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels special and cared for.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Fish
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 459-8823
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rigo and Cristo
  • Catering
    We do have catering options depending on size and type of food that is requested. We need at least 2 days in advance to organize large catering (typically more than 20 people)
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private room can accommodate a single long table for 25 guests for a private party and up to 32 by choosing a different table format
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking details
    Valet and Street Parking Available
  • Public transit
    Santa Monica Metro
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Romantic

522 Reviews
  1. africanmomma

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caffé Delfini has become our go-to dining place to celebrate special occasions, and last night's anniversary meal did not disappoint. The appetizers were tasty (they kindly split both at no extra charge), and the two different seafood pastas were excellent. Most sublime was the shared croissant bread pudding! Good attentive service too. We were thrilled that menu prices, while on a higher side, had not increased massively from a year ago. Way to go, Caffé Delfini ... keep it up!

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  2. AustinM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third time and just outstanding in every way. Simply amazing and you don’t have to fly to Italy to experience it!

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  3. Jandye

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at this neighborhood treasure. What a pleasant surprise! It’s nothing fancy, but everything was fresh and delicious. And we were there with old friends for 3 hours—something that never happens in a rushed LA restaurant.

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  4. gchip

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, the food is always amazing and service is great

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  5. MarkW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful! I’ve enjoyed eating at Caffe Delfini since 1995.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is mine and my girlfriend’s favorite Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Everything is exceptional, both the food and the service. When dining at other restaurants, we rarely order dessert at the end of the meal and instead opt for froyo, but the croissant bread pudding here is exceptional. I can’t recommend this place enough!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good meal. Place was nice Food was good. Will definitely go back

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always fantastic and the service is great. I’ve never had a bad meal here. 

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  9. CaroleS

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I specifically asked the restaurant to help me make this birthday dinner special. They did nothing! Not a great table, no birthday dessert and when I ordered a dessert they didn’t even put a candle in it. Absolutely nothing was done to make the dinner a birthday dinner. They completely treated us within indifference.
    Caffé DelfiniResponded on June 8, 2024
    Carole, we are sorry if you felt neglected. We apologize for it, it was not our intent to make you feel unhappy. When you arrived the restaurant was full and there were only a few tables for 2 available. One of them was blocked for a customer who specifically asked for it. Your note did not mention anything about "logistic", nevertheless we gave you the option to pick any of the available ones. We offered you a different table once a better one was available. You did not ask for a candle on dessert, we usually do not do it for privacy reason. Your guest order strawberries as dessert, it would have been hard to put it there no matter what. The rest of service was impeccable, with no wait between courses, even if we had a large party of 35 people. We hope we can serve you better next time.

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  10. DaveV

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been eating at Cafe Delfini for well over 30 years and it continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. And it often becomes a favorite restaurant for anyone who has joined me for dinner there. The owners are wonderful as is their entire staff. The menu is great though i have a “go to”—linguine mare in red sauce—which is the best pasta dish i have ever eaten anywhere. The ambience is warm and charming, the lighting is subdued and the noise level perfect. All in all, a very special dining experience!

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FAQs

Caffé Delfini does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Caffé Delfini also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 459-8823.

Caffé Delfini is rated 4.8 stars by 522 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caffé Delfini

147 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Highway
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Fish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet and Street Parking Available
  • Public transit
    Santa Monica Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rigo and Cristo
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 459-8823
  • Catering
    We do have catering options depending on size and type of food that is requested. We need at least 2 days in advance to organize large catering (typically more than 20 people)
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private room can accommodate a single long table for 25 guests for a private party and up to 32 by choosing a different table format
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