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Caffe Pinguini

4.8
4.8
1198 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

We are open for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery and offering a 10% discount on all orders! Lunch will be open from 12pm-2:30pm & Dinner from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

Italian owners, Tony Cotrufo and Enrico Fiorentini, both hail from Rome and have been serving fresh authentic Italian cuisine at their Playa Del Rey location since 1997. They offer homemade pastas, an excellent wine list, outdoor seating and daily specials.


Caffe Pinguini was awarded with the "Marchio Ospitalita" Italiana - Seal of Authenticity". The seal distinguishes those restaurants with the highest quality of Italian hospitality.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 306-0117

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gerardo

  • Catering

    We do different kinds of catering from buffet to a full dining experience.

  • Neighborhood

    Playa del Rey

  • Cross street

    Culver Blvd

  • Parking details

    Choose of street or valet parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti Freddi

Cold appetizers

  • Insalata Mista$13.50

    House mixed green salad with shaved carrots and sliced tomatoes

    • Fresh Spinach Salad$17.50

      Fresh spinach with buffalo mozzarella in balsamic dressing

      • Arugola e Radicchio$15.00

        Arugola and radicchio with tomatoes and topped with thinly sliced parmesan cheese

        • Insalata con Finocchio$17.50

          Fresh sliced fennel, arugula, avocado, sundry tomatoes, and sliced of parmesan cheese in an olive oil lemon dressing

          • Caprese$17.00

            Buffalo mozzarella with fresh sliced tomatoes and basil

            • Prosciutto e melone$18.50

              Sliced cantaloupe over Prosciutto di Pharma

              • Shrimp Salad$19.00

                Grilled shrimp served with mixed greens and garlic in an olive oil and lemon dressing

                • Caesar Salad$14.50

                  Classic Caesar salad topped with homemade croutons

                  • Burrata Salad$18.50

                    Soft creamy buttery mozzarella with tomato and basil

                    • Smoke Salmon$18.50

                      Smoke salmon, Arugola ,onion in olive oil lemon dressing

                      • Bresaola$21.00

                        Slices of cure beef with fresh Arugola, shaved Parmesan cheese and lemon dressing

                        Antipasti Caldi

                        Hot Appetizers (Salad split for two $1.50 – limited)

                        • Spinaci Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino$13.50

                          Fresh spinach sautéed with garlic, olive oil and a touch of red chili peppers

                          • Insalata di Mare$20.50

                            Warm clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari with extra virgin olive oil and lemon

                            • Smoked Mozzarella con Shitake$19.50

                              Slices of smoked mozzarella broiled and topped with sautéed shitake mushrooms

                              • Trio di Bruschetta$19.00

                                Assortment of bruschetta

                                • Gamberi e Fagioli$20.00

                                  Sautéed shrimp with cannellini beans, cherry tomatoes and fresh Arugola on top

                                  Zuppe

                                  • Zuppa del Giorno$13.00

                                    Soup of the Day

                                    • Zuppa di Vegetali$12.50

                                      Minestrone soup

                                      • Tortellini in Brodo$16.50

                                        Four cheese ravioli and ground Italian sausage in savory chicken broth

                                        Secondi

                                        Entrées split for two $3.50

                                        • Filetto alla Gorgonzola

                                          Prime Filet mignon topped with melted Gorgonzola cheese

                                          • 8oz$42.00
                                        • Filetto al Porto

                                          Prime Filet mignon topped with mushrooms sautéed in a port wine sauce with leeks

                                          • 8oz$42.00
                                        • Filetto al Tartufo

                                          Prime Filet mignon in a white truffle cream sauce

                                          • 8oz$42.00
                                        • Veal Cotoletta Milanese

                                          Pounded and breaded, pan fried veal

                                          • Veal$33.00
                                        • Pollo Cotoletta Milanese

                                          Pounded and breaded, pan fried chicken

                                          • Chicken$30.00
                                        • Veal Scaloppine Ai Funghi

                                          Medallions of veal sauteed with mushroom sauce

                                          • Veal$33.00
                                        • Pollo Scaloppine Ai Funghi

                                          Medallions of chicken sauteed with mushroom sauce

                                          • Chicken$30.00
                                        • Pollo Piccata al Limone

                                          Medallions of chicken sauteed with white wine, lemon, capers, and butter

                                          • Chicken$30.00
                                        • Veal Parmigiana

                                          Veal topped with eggplant, mozzarella cheese in a marinara sauce

                                          • Veal$33.00
                                        • Pollo Parmigiana

                                          Chicken topped with eggplant, mozzarella cheese in a marinara sauce

                                          • Chicken$31.00
                                        • Pollo Carciofini

                                          Chicken topped with artichokes in a light creamy sauce

                                          • Chicken$31.00
                                        • Zuppa di Mare$33.00

                                          Seafood soup with clams, mussels, shrimp, squid and fish in a tomato base

                                          • Chilean Seabass$39.00

                                            Fresh fish of the day served with roosted potatoes and veggie

                                            • Branzino Puttanesca$35.50

                                              Branzino filet with chop tomatoes, capers, black olives and a touch of white wine

                                              • Branzino$35.50

                                                Mediterranean sea bass broiled and sautéed in a rosemary sauce

                                                • Salmon$33.00

                                                  Fresh fish of the day served with roosted potatoes and veggie

                                                  Risotto

                                                  • Risotto ai Funghi$22.00

                                                    Risotto with mixed wild mushrooms

                                                    • Risotto al Radicchio$22.00

                                                      Risotto with pancetta (bacon) and radicchio

                                                      • Risotto con Scampi$24.00

                                                        Risotto with shrimp, tomato sauce and a touch of cream

                                                        Pasta

                                                        Add on: Chicken | Shrimp | Bacon | Sausage

                                                        • Penne Arrabbiata$19.00

                                                          Penne pasta with lots of garlic in spicy tomato sauce

                                                          • Fettuccine Bolognese$20.50

                                                            Flat noodles with delicate ground veal and tomato sauce

                                                            • Rigatoni Gorgonzola$19.00

                                                              Large tubular pasta with gorgonzola cheese cream sauce

                                                              • Linguine Mare Red Sauce$26.00

                                                                Linguine pasta with clams, shrimp, mussels, calamari, garlic, parsley and a touch of red chili peppers in a red tomato sauce

                                                                • Linguine Mare White Sauce$26.00

                                                                  Linguine pasta with clams, shrimp, mussels, calamari, garlic, parsley and a touch of red chili peppers in a white wine sauce

                                                                  • Linguine Pesto$19.00

                                                                    Linguine pasta with basil, minced pine nuts and garlic

                                                                    • Rigatoni All' Amatriciana$20.50

                                                                      Rigatoni pasta with pancetta sautéed with onions in a red sauce

                                                                      • Penne Alla Vodka$19.00

                                                                        Penne pasta in a creamy tomato sauce and a touch of vodka

                                                                        • Rigatoni al Radicchio$20.00

                                                                          Large tubular pasta with pancetta radicchio in a light creamy sauce

                                                                          • Penne Siciliana Arrabbiata$20.00

                                                                            Penne pasta with fresh chopped tomatoes, basil, eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers and garlic in a spicy tomato sauce

                                                                            • Linguine Calamari Jalapeno$23.00

                                                                              Linguine pasta with calamari in a fresh chopped tomato sauce, garlic and jalapeños

                                                                              • Fettuccine Contadina$22.00

                                                                                Fettuccine pasta with green peas, mushrooms, pancetta in a light creamy sauce

                                                                                • Linguine Portofino$26.00

                                                                                  Linguine pasta with shrimp and garlic in a fresh chopped tomato and basil sauce

                                                                                  • Fettuccine Smoked Salmon$25.00

                                                                                    Fettuccine pasta with smoked salmon, onion, in a cream sauce

                                                                                    • Linguine Tiger Diavola$33.00

                                                                                      Linguine pasta with tiger shrimp in red spicy tomato sauce

                                                                                      • Farfalle Fresh Salmon$25.50

                                                                                        Bow tie pasta with fresh salmon in creamy tomato sauce

                                                                                        • Orecchiette Porcini e Salsiccia$23.00

                                                                                          Orecchiette pasta with porcini mushrooms and Italian sausage in a cream sauce

                                                                                          Pizze

                                                                                          • Salsiccia e Funghi$20.50

                                                                                            Tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms and onions

                                                                                            • Pepperoni$18.50

                                                                                              Tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni

                                                                                              • Quattro Formaggi$19.00

                                                                                                a blend of mozzarella, fontina, gorgonzola and parmesan cheeses

                                                                                                • Prosciutto Funghi$20.00

                                                                                                  Tomato sauce, mushrooms, mozzarella and prosciutto

                                                                                                  • Pinguini$19.00

                                                                                                    tomato sauce, mozzarella, red and yellow bell peppers, onions and basil

                                                                                                    • Salmone e Arugola$20.00

                                                                                                      Mozzarella and sliced smoked salmon topped with fresh arugula

                                                                                                      • Carciofini Olives$19.50

                                                                                                        Tomato sauce, mozzarella, baby artichokes and black olives

                                                                                                        • Margherita$18.00

                                                                                                          Classic mozzarella cheese pizza with tomato sauce and basil

                                                                                                          • Napoli$19.00

                                                                                                            Tomato sauce, mozzarella and anchovies

                                                                                                            Beverages

                                                                                                            • San Pellegrino$7.00

                                                                                                              Sparkling water

                                                                                                              • Panna$7.00

                                                                                                                flat water

                                                                                                                • Chinotto Sanpellegrino$4.50

                                                                                                                  Chinotto is made from extract of chinotto oranges distinct flavor from unique condition of the Mediterranean land

                                                                                                                  • Soft Drinks$4.00

                                                                                                                    Coke, Diet Coke, 7-Up

                                                                                                                    • Cranberry Juice$4.00

                                                                                                                      • Iced Tea$4.00

                                                                                                                        • Coffee$4.50

                                                                                                                          proudly serving Danesi (Regular or decaffeinated)

                                                                                                                          • Cappucino$5.00

                                                                                                                            • Espresso$4.50

                                                                                                                              • Tea$4.00

                                                                                                                                Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Peppermint

                                                                                                                                Last updated: April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                What 1,198 people are saying

                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                                • 4.8Service
                                                                                                                                • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                • 4.6Value

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                                                                                                                                  Christine

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Loved the restaurant. The food and wine were delicious. Definitely a place to go..

                                                                                                                                2. t

                                                                                                                                  tsb610

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Caffe Pinguini is a favorite of ours! Great food and service. A little noisy and always crowded on the weekend nights, but it is positive and enjoyable energy.

                                                                                                                                3. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Wow! I had a delayed Mother’s Day dinner here with my mom and boyfriend and we had the most delicious Italian food that I’ve had since I was actually in Italy. Fresh warm bread, Chianti wine, and perfectly cooked al dente pasta. Perfecto!

                                                                                                                                4. JB

                                                                                                                                  JeanieB

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Loved every course!!

                                                                                                                                5. TV

                                                                                                                                  TomV

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Excellent food. Exceptional service. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                6. PG

                                                                                                                                  PaisanGirl

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Very good food and reasonable prices for what you get.

                                                                                                                                7. b

                                                                                                                                  barryr

                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                  Well we love this place but they def were overloaded. Waited over 45 minutes for our entrees after our salads. We will be back but I hope they work in their front of house.

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                                                                                                                                  rogerg

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  outstanding food and ambiance. the owner, Tony,makes the guests feel as if they are in italy dining at a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean.

                                                                                                                                9. DT

                                                                                                                                  DebbieT

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Went for my birthday and the service and food was wonderful! Had the filet with gorgonzola sauce and my boyfriend had the sea bass. Both were excellent.

                                                                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We were going to see Paul McCartney at SoFi Stadium. We wanted great food and service for a late lunch before the show at a restaurant close enough to the venue. Caffe Pinguini was perfect in every respect. I highly recommend this wonderful gem and it’s awesome staff!

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                                                                                                                                  Christina

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  This is my favorite restaurant in the world 💜🌸

                                                                                                                                12. c

                                                                                                                                  cholling

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  There were 6 of us. Each of us ordered something different. Everyone of enjoyed our meal. On Thursdays they have home made gnocchis. They are delicious. The salads were great, the dessert was fabulous, and the service was perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Lovely ambiance, attentive service, pleasant evening

                                                                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Antonio

                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Great place to eat!

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                                                                                                                                  Tiggy

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                  We usually really like this place. They had a fixed menu for mothers day which we did not know about or we would have chosen a different day. the wine was great. The Ceasar salad was soo small for $18. They must have ran out of lettuce. The pasta dish was excellent as usual, the sea bass was just ok, nothing special. We will try again and hope for a better experience.

                                                                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Mother’s Day!

                                                                                                                                17. DR

                                                                                                                                  DeborahR

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  53 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  53 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We love this neighborhood gem. Staff and ownership is personable and food is delicious.

                                                                                                                                18. EO

                                                                                                                                  EricO

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Great experience. Service was outstanding. The arugula chicken was excellent. The lobster ravioli was good but not great - not as flavorful as i was anticipating. the appetizers were also excellent.

                                                                                                                                19. KO

                                                                                                                                  KathleenO

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Just excellent. Makes me think of the quality of food in Italy. And you are a quick walk to the beach.

                                                                                                                                20. BF

                                                                                                                                  BestFriendsForever

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The BEST. Our go-to favorite for many years. Food is wonderful, service is perfect. Always feel like we are family. Ambience is like being in a cozy, beautiful Italian cafe.

                                                                                                                                21. LL

                                                                                                                                  LelandL

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine and a proper Italian experience, Pinquini is perfect.

                                                                                                                                22. AN

                                                                                                                                  AnneN

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The tiger shrimp and homemade spaghetti arrabiata was one of the best Italian meals we have ever had. We’re from NYC so have access to amazing Italian restaurants. I would rate Pinguini among the best of them.

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                                                                                                                                  Michelle

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Always a great meal. We take all of our out of town guests to Pinguini because the food is amazing, the atmosphere relaxed, the service impeccable and the outside patio is so comfortable.

                                                                                                                                24. DP

                                                                                                                                  DominickP

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Great ambiance as well as option to dine in or out. Well prepared food and nice place for a special event

                                                                                                                                25. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We’re locals and have been coming here for years. The best PDR has to offer. Excellent as always!

                                                                                                                                26. HO

                                                                                                                                  HenryO

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  This is a lovely restaurant by the beach. We had a nice table. The food good and the service was great.

                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Lovely, the food was amazing. We sat inside and it was a bit loud.

                                                                                                                                28. MB

                                                                                                                                  MaryB

                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Always fresh , Delicious and it feels like you’re at a home in Italy ! We love everything about Pinguini

                                                                                                                                29. HR

                                                                                                                                  HollyR

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Caffe Pinquini never disappoints. Food and service are great. Large menu and daily specials keep it interesting.

                                                                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We love love love celebrating birthday’s at cafe Penguini!! Probably our favorite restaurant in South Bay

                                                                                                                                31. TL

                                                                                                                                  TomL

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  We’re never disappointed at Caffe Pinquini. Always a great experience.

                                                                                                                                32. C

                                                                                                                                  Camryn

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Always a pleasure coming here. The staffing and food are excellent and perfect ambience. Best & most authentic Italian in LA.

                                                                                                                                33. ML

                                                                                                                                  MoniqueL

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                  We often dine at this establishment. We've never had slower service and heard more complaining from the staff and fellow diners. The owner was there but was so busy chatting it up he didn't recognize the cooks were slow, the waiters stressed, the customers hungry and upset, everyone would have benefited from all hands on deck. The food and ambiance are almost always wonderful but you have to service the customer. Sadly that last part of the equation failed miserably last night.

                                                                                                                                34. MH

                                                                                                                                  MarieH

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Wonderful restaurant. been going to Pinguini for over nearly 20 years

                                                                                                                                35. T

                                                                                                                                  Tiggy

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Our first time dining. We had the Ceasar salad, minestrone soup, chicken Parmesan, Tiramisu and a couple of glasses of delicious Wine. My husband and myself felt like we were in Italy dining again. Which by the way, was our favorite part about being in Italy. So good. Thank you. We will be going back very soon.

                                                                                                                                36. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  39 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  39 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Excellent service start to finish… Valet was great, wait staff great, food was both hot and delicious!!! Love this restaurant !

                                                                                                                                37. M

                                                                                                                                  Maribeth

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The dining experience doesn't get any better than this. Consistently, for 23 years! Grazie to all of the people who make it happen at Pinguini.

                                                                                                                                38. JT

                                                                                                                                  JosephT

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Although I was not able to have lunch at Caffe Pinguini as planned, I did have dinner there that day. My family had a great dinner and were extremely pleased with the staff and how they handle the presentation of the meal. Also, they allowed us the time (four + hours) to reminisce about our family's history.

                                                                                                                                39. DR

                                                                                                                                  DeborahR

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  54 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  54 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Wonderful neighborhood venue. Food and service always great.

                                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                  Filetto al porto was perfect .

                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                Caffe Pinguini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 306-0117.

                                                                                                                                Caffe Pinguini is rated 4.8 stars by 1198 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                Google Map for Caffe Pinguini

                                                                                                                                6935 Pacific ave Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                  Culver Blvd

                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                  Playa del Rey

                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                  Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                  Italian, Seafood, Steak

                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                  Business Casual

                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                  Choose of street or valet parking.

                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                  Gerardo

                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                  Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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