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Sestina, Culver City, CA

Sestina

4.6
4.6
287 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegan

SESTINA IS A NEW PASTA BAR CONCEPT FROM THE MKC TEAM FEATURING PLANT-BASED ADAPTATIONS OF UNIVERSALLY LOVED ITALIAN FARE. GUESTS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A MENU FILLED WITH VIBRANT AND HEALTHY RENDITIONS OF TRADITIONAL ITALIAN ANTIPASTI, FROMAGERIE, CREATIVE SMALL PLATES, PASTAS AND DESSERTS. WE ALSO HAVE A SUSTAINABLE WINE PROGRAM AND A BOUTIQUE MARKETPLACE OF GOURMET PROVISIONS MADE IN HOUSE TO ENJOY AT HOME.

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Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 815-8100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Kenney

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Healthy

  • Westside

    Healthy

  • Westside

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  1. S

    Shep

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    The appetizers were a mixed bag, with excellent arancini, just fine garlic bread, and slightly tough marinated olives. Cocktails were delightful, the mains -- two pastas and a pizza -- were overall great and the panna cotta was overpoweringly sweet. But the real problem was the service. It took 10 minutes to get our menus, another 5-10 to wave down our server when we were ready to order appetizers and drinks, and this was basically the pattern through the night. In a two hour meal, our server came to our table voluntarily I believe three times. Every other time we had to wave them down or get up and ask for something.

  2. S

    Shae

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food! Great service! Hard to believe it’s vegan.

  3. LN

    LaurettaN

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wonderful dinner. Started with the Caesar salad and garlic bread. Salad dressing was tasty and creamy. Tagliatelle with truffle sauce was full of flavor and the Arrabiata sauce on the rigatoni had the right amount of spice. This is the way plant based food should taste. Makes you want to eat more.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chose this spot for my girlfriend and I’s 5 anniversary and boy did it blow our minds. The service was great, the food was almost instantaneous, it would come out maybe a minute or two after ordering. I got to say the pizza was the best I’ve ever had and I love to make fresh dough at home. Don’t sleep on this place it’s so good. For some reason I couldn’t find this place on my usual vegan yelp searches, I luckily found this one while using the open table app and searched vegan. This place popped up and I instantly felt confident in my decision.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is great. Nice people, great food, and you can sometimes get the live music next door if you sit outside.

  7. QZ

    QtheZen

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Grace our server was wonderful. We were at Sestina celebrating a birthday. The selections she suggestion were very welcomed. Friendly waitstaff. Our entrees were phenomenal, such flavors and richness to each dish. Sestina is such a perfect outside dinner place. Look forward to returning again soon.

  8. M

    Michelle

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great great vegan food and excellent pasta!! Heavy pours for wine and a great atmosphere sitting on the patio outside.

  9. L

    Lauren

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10/10 for Sestina! We come here for every birthday and anniversary, and it never fails! We had the tagliatelle truffle for the first time and HOLY SMOKES, as an avid vegan, I can confidently say it’s my favorite dish I’ve had since going vegan. Our bartender (I believe his name was Moses) was so welcoming and warm, really exceptional customer service. Thank you Sestina!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such nice staff! All the food was great. Portions could be a little larger but other than that it was wonderful. 10/10

  11. e

    ebby

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Our server was terrible - she spent most of her time chatting with one specific table which we think her friends were at, and forgot to enter our main courses, so we were waiting for nearly an hour after finishing our appetizers. The food itself was great though, and the restaurant next door had a live band which helped the ambiance.

  12. p

    priyankap

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    made the reservation a month in advance. app asked if we were celebrating anything special, and i wrote in that it was our anniversary. we were ignored the entire time, 10 min to get water, 20 min to order drinks and appetizers. by the time we got our entree, the table of 4 next to us had already ordered and finished their meals. the food was great, but i wouldn’t dine in ever again.

  13. MK

    MatthewKenneyFangirl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love every restaurant concept that Matthew Kenney develops, and Sestina is no exception. The cream sauce on the tagliatelle was so delicious; it tasted like a regular dairy-based cream sauce but it was all plant-based! My friend and I also ordered the mushroom pappardelle and the Panna Cotta for dessert. We left feeling light but satiated and satisfied. Highly recommend!

  14. c

    cjdallas

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Mixed drink was very poor (sent it back). The service was fair (not great but they did seem understaffed). Food was ok (found it to be overpriced). Will likely not return. Heater went out mid-meal and asked for it to be replaced since it was a chilly evening; this did not happen.

  15. E

    Evan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Everything was just meh. Took my partner there for her birthday. No acknowledgement of that. Caprese salad lacked finesse. Just huge 1/2" roughly sliced heirloom tomatoes, 3" giant pieces of basil, and 1" squares of I'm guessing house made nut mozzarella. Garlic bread was as basic as you can get. Pasta dishes lacked flavor and were very bland. Had the English pea ravioli...it would be a hit at a retirement home maybe. Vodka and elbows also didn't pack any punch. Pretty disappointing for $85... I've been wowed at restaurants for under $40.

  16. OL

    OliviaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great food- I especially loved the arancini and the elbows and vodka. You'd never know it's all vegan!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Very bad service. We had reservations at 6:30 on a Friday and the place was half empty. It was 10 minutes before we were offered water. Another 15 until our order was taken. We ordered a salad and two pastas. Got our salad within 5 minutes. We waited another 30 MINUTES (!) Never got our pastas. Not one person came up to us to explain a delay, apologize or offer anything. We got up and left. Our waiter was non existent. Don’t go.

  18. D

    Damama

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely evening to be outside with the band playing. Big salad greens were in pieces too large. Truffle pasta was tasty but overcooked.

  19. ED

    ElleD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Tasty and fresh. I never like stuffed peppers but these are a must. This place is vegan but it’s not in your face vegan. good food, that happens to be clean & all plants. The portions could be a little more generous. My Arrabbiata looked a little sparse compared to other dishes.

  20. a

    amyk

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food . We had the big salad , much room Pasta and tie dye pizza

  21. AG

    AndreaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sestina is Delicious ! The Best Pasta ! We love everything about Sestina!

  22. SB

    SigalB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food is great, it seems that they did not have enough workers and it took a while for the food to arrive. Overall it is a good restaurant but needs some kick with management.

  23. m

    mimigogo

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food all around. We had caesar salad, burrata, 3 pastas, 2 pizzas and 2 desserts. Our entire group of vegans and non loved it all. Comfy seating was outdoors with an overhead heater. Service was friendly and well-timed. Will come back again and again.

  24. RB

    RandiB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a vegan, I found Sestina to have the yummiest and most variety of pasta sauces of anywhere I’ve ever been!!! I found that they are not advertising themselves as a vegan restaurant, and believe that anybody, even those who are not vegan, will find these sauces to be delicious. I am dying for the recipes so I can trick my husband. Ok, I didn’t try the “Congolese”, which might make it obvious. Can’t wait to go back!

  25. L

    Lillibet

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wow! Who knew vegan food could be so good? Top-notch mixed drinks and wine list, too. Lovely service and stylish decor. We booked our next visit before we left! We only wish Sestina were open for lunch - we’d be regulars.

  26. VE

    VERONICAG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not a vegan but I enjoyed all the food. Must have the Quattro Formaggi Pizza and Tagliatelle Truffle. For appetizers must try the Arancini and the Garlic Bread.

  27. j

    jessicaj

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It is Vegan.. I am not vegan. GOOD Food. Vegans have come a long way. I was here because my child is gluten free. Excellent. They serve good wine. I ordered caprese. Delicious. My child informed me it was vegan cheese. Delicious. My child is gluten free. They ordered the pasta with vodka sauce. Delicious. Best time before show at Kirk Douglas. Strongly recommend to people who don't have a special diet. GOOD food.

  28. PZ

    PayalZ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mushroom pasta was delicious. Will come back

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food!

  30. N

    Noelle

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    The food was all really underwhelming. The one stand out was the butternut squash ravioli. Service was weird in general, people telling us things on the menu were bad after we ordered them. For vegan food, there are so many better places in LA. wouldn't recommend.

  31. b

    brookej

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious! Great service.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jessica, the manager is exceptional. My husband and I love Sestina and the wonderful date night vibes that Jesica and her staff have created! Not to mention the delicious plant based food that even meat eaters will love!! The butternut squash ravioli and tagliatelle is a must have! And guess what?! This place won’t leave your pockets on empty!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food was Some of the yummiest Vegan Italian we’ve ever had. We will definitely be back. Server was ok, I think she had quite a few tables. But the food, 10 stars!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  35. KL

    KatherineL

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. I am not vegan so I was very impressed with how delicious everything was. Outstanding! Definitely will come back again.

  36. LD

    LisaD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I LOVE Sestina! Love all the dishes....I am vegan but my non vegan family love it too. They have a great brunch also.

  37. AB

    AdamB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Everything was fine, but our waitress keep interrupting our conversation WAY too much!!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and outstanding service

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food was AMAZING. The drinks we ordered were just as expensive as our pasta dishes and not that great. We ordered the limoncello margaritas and they had who peppercorns in them which we didn’t think were great and could potentially be a choking hazard? Other than that we had a great time. The wait staff were super friendly and accommodating. We’re definitely coming back!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and music!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sestina does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Sestina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 815-8100.

Sestina is rated 4.6 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Sestina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Sestina

9725 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232-2739

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Kenney

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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