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Cal Mare

4.5
133 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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 10:00am to 2:00pm

Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm Mon-Sat
Happy Hour 2pm 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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What 133 People Are Saying
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4.4
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Too too too salty

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We have come here a few times with no disappointment. Chef Joe knows food very well, his passion comes out in his cooking.
Ashley our server rocks with her knowledge, along with her professionalism.
It’s a must for everyone to experience!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This is our third time here. We have tried different things each time and been very happy with the flavors. Also the service is wonderful, they recommended wine to go with our food and we liked the combinations.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Pleasant surprise. Food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food is fabulous! We have been here twice and each time has been perfect. The wait staff is excellent as is the somm and the food. We definitely would recommend this restaurant. The pastas pizza and fish are sublime!! And after watching joe on top chef his food is every-bit as good as it looked.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This is easily my very favorite restaurant in the city. The main chef, mustache Joe from the TV show top chef is absolutely incredibly brilliant In his culinary concoctions. Everything he cooks is super delicious. He makes great pizza, extremely inventive pastas,
Spectacular seafood dishes, everything is just the best of the best. The service is impeccable and extremely friendly. You get an amazing value if you do the tasting menu. I would eat here every day if I could. I give this restaurant 100 stars

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was good, the ambiance felt like Olive Garden. Cheap tables and chairs in a large room. No intimacy, no vibe. Why would I want to spend $100+ pp for that?
Too bad because the food is good.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was delish and very generous portions.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I have dined here a couple of times at the bar now, and they never disappoint. From cocktails to food absolutely stellar. You MUST have one of chefs pasta’s!!! Some of the best in town, and that I’ve had in my life. Branzino, insanely flavorful, even though it wasn’t actually seasoned. It was seasoned through the pasta dough it was wrapped in. And you HAVE to have the caviar with mozzarella, elegant.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Cal Mare is quite possibly the best Italian dinner I have ever had. The famous chef with a mustache from Top Chef makes an incredible Bucatini and Beet based pasta. Stick around for a chocolate budino dessert (incredible).

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Everyone was professional and made us feel comfortable.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great service, very large family style portions.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Fantastic food, delicious drinks and great service! The menu seems intimidating but the combination of flavors offered is really something else!

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Very disappointing. Really wanted to like this place, but the service killed it. To be fair, the food was solid, and it seemed like they were still in beta. The waiter didn’t check on us once during the meal. It also took him way too long to get the check. Hopefully they work out the kinks, but for now, they’re a FAIL.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

From start to finish it was an amazing meal! Chef Joe Sastos is a genius and his food is amazing. Not only did we enjoy the best pizza dough of our lives, but also inspired pasta dishes that were unique and delicious. Everyone at our table agreed this is the best Italian restaurant we have been too. Would highly recommend and we will be back!

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Oversalted
Not to the standards we experienced at Aqua or at the Bellaggio
Staff more interested in up selling
Could not wait to leave
Ruined our evening

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

First time at Cal Mare and it did not disappoint. We had a drink at the bar first, then sat down at our table and let our waiter just bring out all the favorites and we enjoyed. I can't wait to go back for the thing off the menu we missed, especially the caviar! Well done! Loved our night!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The food was fresh and well prepared. The service was delightful. We will definitely return for another great dinner!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Good not great. Very expensive.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Can’t wait to come back

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always a great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Outstanding in every way Mark our server was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Wow! What a surprise! This restaurant is amazing! We had the chicken and steak - both are beyond delicious. Mark was our server who was attentive, professional, helpful and delivered excellent service to my party. I highly recommend Cal Mare! I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Chef Joe Sasto made the chef's tasting menu an experience not to be missed. Every dish we had was a beautiful balance of flavors. The service is impeccable
and the kitchen was on point.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The server seemed a little "short" with us.
The food while appetizing are incredibly tiny and overpriced. Ambiance is gorgeous.
Menu could use more selection overall. Plus it would be nice to have a few more vegan options, or to be able modify moor dishes to be vegan. The "mocktails" could use more flavor and variety. Overall, if you are just going mor for ambiance and are prepared to have small dishes, it's great. Is definitely recommend eating a little something beforehand. Nice, but not impressed. Id go back for ambiance with this in mind.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was excellent, with some unusual preparations. Lots of interesting Italian wines.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Good food and great staff. Beautiful interior

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and beverage program were excellent. As with many places in LA even though the location seemed cheesy (1st floor of the Beverly Center) once you stepped inside it was awesome. Our server Ashley was world class.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Horrible restaurant with a sad, overpriced menu. Walked in for our reservation and walked right back out. Ugh.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

You'll enjoy one of the best meals of your life here!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. The crab uni pizza is one of the best pizza I ever had.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service needs improving

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our server was not very attentive but the rest of the staff (busters, food runners) were and that made up for the lack of server attention. Food is pretty good.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion. We enjoyed the options chosen by the chef and were delighted with the selections that began arriving. Everything was crisp, fresh and delicious. The setting is colorful and clean. I would definitely recommend CalMare!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Exceptionally gracious and cheery staff. Oysters were fantastic, sommelier did a great job pairing for me — champagne (who knew? Of course with the oysters but I would not have guessed with the whole roasted turbot too). Very patient with my finicky daughter, who in the end loved her pizza. My only complaint is that the fish, at market price, cost me a whopping $100 and I didn’t know until the check came.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food just is just under seasoned overal. Almost there, but not quite.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The best restaurant experience I’ve ever had! See my full review on yelp :)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service and staff were super friendly and engaging. We got a special visit from executive chef Joe Sasto which was an awesome surprise. We did the 6 course tasting menu and loved everything we tried.

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