Cal Mare

4.6
171 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Cal Mare is a seafood focused restaurant created by chef/partner Adam Sobel in collaboration with Michael Mina and MINA Group. Cal Mare is located on the ground floor of the newly designed Beverly Center in Los Angeles. The restaurant will celebrate coastal Italian cuisine while featuring California’s bountiful ingredients and authentic southern Italian cooking. The menu will highlight several varieties of fish from both the Mediterranean and Pacific Ocean, as well as fresh handmade pastas and brick oven pizzas.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner - Sun-Thurs 5:30pm to 10:00pm, Fri & Sat 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Brunch - Sun 11:00am to 3:00pm

Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm Mon-Sat
Happy Hour 3pm to 8pm Sun
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Phone number
(424) 332-4595
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Sobel
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Catering
Cal Mare is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
In Beverly Center - La Cienega between 3rd street and Beverly Blvd
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Parking details
Valet is offered at Beverly Center via the entrance on 3rd Street
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Special events & promotions
Cal Mare offers private dining for up to 24 guests. The lounge and bar area can host receptions for up to 100 guests. The restaurant is also available to reserve in its entirety.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Cal Mare offers private dining for up to 24 guests. The lounge and bar area can host receptions for up to 100 guests. The restaurant is also available to reserve in its entirety.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Cal Mare.
The restaurant will be offering a $68 4-course prix fixe menu with supplements.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Christmas Eve at Cal Mare. The restaurant will be offering a $68 4-course prix fixe menu with supplements.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What 171 People Are Saying
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PE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ate there maybe 9 months ago - when the original chef was still there (I only discovered the change only AFTER this visit). While the experience was pleasant, the food was uneven IMHO. And I recall the flavors being more vibrant in the seafood - and the sauces. The smoked tuna belly-rigatoni disk rocked, but the lobster spaghetti was very invisible, flavor-wise. Perhaps the new chef needs to get his mojo going.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Food and Drinks!!

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F
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food & service was good overall. It was just irritating that table next to us was loud. Actually just one lady who made her presence known & showed she is VIP because the chef & some staff greeted her table. I hope your kids’ menu are priced way cheaper.

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DB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be one of the best Happy Hours in LA. It's all night at the bar - every night; that's a recent change, we were told. Great wine selections at $6/glass. Given the bottles start at $50, these are real deals. Nice small plates. We had the arancini and the cauliflower. Very professional bar tender (a shout out to Amanda), nice service all around. We ordered two regularly priced entrees that were also excellent - the branzino with potatoes and the seafood pasta - with smoked tuna and guanciale. We topped it off with a lovely Meyer lemon limoncello and a made-in-house blackberry sorbet. Yes, on ground floor of the Beverly Center - weird but true. And definitely open during the Center's Massimiliano Fuksas make-over. Much lovelier and better ambiance than the online photos show. We'll return soon!

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a must visit when you are in Los Angelas!!

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RH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used the TravelZoo voucher $60 for $100 value and it was definitely a bargain. Great food, ambiance and my wife and I loved the Italian Mediterranean menu and ambiance. Their seafood and pasta were amazing!

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service...Everything is delicious but the fish in particular is exceptional.. It was easy to book for a big group of 10.. they also have a kids menu and high chairs..

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle is helpful and friendly. Great food and place.

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M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Outstanding food!!! Loved every dish.
The decor is horrible and the tables are arranged too far apart - the place feels cavernous.
The bad design does not fit the excellent food.

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle did a great job!
Thanks Pedram

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GL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved it. Definitely will go back soon!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Cal Mare specifically for the pasta and the pasta did not disappoint. But there was so much more to love than just the pasta. We also ordered the whole friend red snapper which was delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped pace our meal as we needed to be at a show right after dinner. Even with our request to keep things moving quickly nothing felt rushed. Pair all of that with some great wine and it was a fantastic meal.

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and great service. Tasting menu was out of this world. Can't wait to come again.

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IB
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overpriced menu and wine list for a mall restaurant.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Other than the pizza crust and the focaccia pinwheels, the food was mediocre. The sommelier (I believe his name was Metro) was incredible and the waiter was helpful however there was a woman who was either an asst. GM or shift manager who was unbelievably condescending and rude. She talked down to my girlfriend after we sent back the Carbonara Pizza. It went from far too salty to practically flavorless. When we gave that opinion, she spoke to us as if it was our fault and wouldn't leave well enough alone. We were celebrating a family member visiting LA and this meal put an absolute sour note on the entire weekend. I have no intention whatsoever of returning to this restaurant.

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CD
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in Beverly Hills, Cal Mare is a cozy, coastal-Italian restaurant. The high price point means this may be a restaurant for a special occasion, but it is more than worth the price. The restaurant includes an open kitchen design (so you can see the chefs in the kitchen) as well as a sommelier that can help you decide on a wine and allows you to sample their selection. I highly recommend getting one of the pasta dishes while you are there. We had the pappardelle and agnolotti dishes and they were both heavenly! The fish is also delicious; we had the branzino dish. I will definitely be coming back to this place.

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N
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been touring restaurants helmed by Top Chef contestants and while all of them have been very good, everything about Cal Mare was outstanding. It has been a while since I've been t a place that left me wanting to tell everyone I knew that they had to go here.
The salad, the carbonara pizza, the smoked butter served with the fish and the tiramisu ice cream were all fabulous. Plus for a place with such quality, the prices weren't bad. Plus when was the last time you were served bread and didn't have to order or pay for it? Service was kind, quick and unobtrusive. I'm not big on atmosphere, food is more important, but I loved the brightness of the room and the fact that the tables weren't too close together.
Cal Mare was so good, I wanted to go back the second I walked out the door.

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MS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were really impressed with the restaurant. We had an outstanding experience. The food, ambience, service all exceeded our expectations. We are still dreaming of the Carbonara pizza. Looking forward to going back!

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G
Los Angeles
239 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing creative delicious Italian food. One of the best if not the best in Los Angeles

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RB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The restaurant rather formulaic - central bar, open kitchen, contemporary seating - which you would expect from a Mina Group restaurant. The food was unexceptional; not bad, but not worth the price. The bar looked very good.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant in LA. The service is outstanding, you can tell that the Michelin trained chefs care about the entire experience. Their chicken, for being a fish restaurant, is also exceptional. Also get the pasta-baked branzino. I really enjoyed the entire experience from start to finish. I will definitely be back!

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B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, excellent atmosphere, great staff.

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LS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great place. Great everything. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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SM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Saturday evening date with wife. Great service, great food.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, chill vibe, attentive wait staff. All around great spot!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was great.

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We had dinner here as it was near our hotel in LA. We both had the lobster for main.... at US$65.00 we were shocked to be served what was the size of a shrimp!!!... and about 4 bites!!!!
EXPENSIVE & TOTAL RIP OFF!!!
Not recommended at all!!!
Girl who served us was very good

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WAS AMAZING!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. Metro was so helpful. The food was spectacular-every bite!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! So impressed with the flavors and ease of every dish. Service was excellent. Definitely try the burrata and tomato dish.

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RD
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was pretty good and the food was decent. Nothing to write home about.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food was awful. Snapper was undercooked and raw. Baby octopus was fishy and tasted like clam sauce. Service was not good. Iced teas never filled.

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DJ
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood gem right at The Beverly Center. I went for pasta and it was amazing. They have the best gelato too...exotic flavors and a great happy hour too!

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Had a reservation. Took 30 minutes to get seated. Another 30 for bread and drink order. When we went to order. 45 minutes after being seated, they were out of the dishes we wanted to order. Device was horrible. Food was fair at best

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MP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great margaritas and amazing food!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food and exceptional personal attention and service. The evening was flawless from the moment we entered the restaurant.

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M
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard a negative review and was hesitant to try this restaurant but so glad I did! Outstanding! The gem salad delicious , the saffron spaghetti with lobster amazing and the mocha latte yummy! Cant wait to go back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too too too salty

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AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. Excellent service with a friendly knowledgeable staff.

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n
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was not good - waiter was not friendly and didn’t seem interested in his job! The place was too noisy other than that it was a good place.

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