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.View Private Dining Details
Too too too salty
Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. Excellent service with a friendly knowledgeable staff.
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.
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!
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.
Pleasant surprise. Food and service were excellent.
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.
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
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.
Food was delish and very generous portions.
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.
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).
Everyone was professional and made us feel comfortable.
Great service, very large family style portions.
Fantastic food, delicious drinks and great service! The menu seems intimidating but the combination of flavors offered is really something else!
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.
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!
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
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!
The food was fresh and well prepared. The service was delightful. We will definitely return for another great dinner!
Good not great. Very expensive.
Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Can’t wait to come back
Always a great meal.
Outstanding in every way Mark our server was amazing
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.
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.
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.
Food was excellent, with some unusual preparations. Lots of interesting Italian wines.
Good food and great staff. Beautiful interior
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.
Horrible restaurant with a sad, overpriced menu. Walked in for our reservation and walked right back out. Ugh.
You'll enjoy one of the best meals of your life here!
Great food. The crab uni pizza is one of the best pizza I ever had.
Service needs improving
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.
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!
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.
Food just is just under seasoned overal. Almost there, but not quite.
The best restaurant experience I’ve ever had! See my full review on yelp :)
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.