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Sestina, Culver City, CA

Sestina

4.5
4.5
380 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 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 380 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Westside

    Healthy

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  1. BB

    BlakeB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Easy date spot. Fairly priced vegan food, and simple menu makes things quick and easy. Service was subpar, with the server not knowing the menu or ingredients. The pepperoni pizza was my favorite thing we ordered.
  2. D

    Daniel

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic pasta and pizza. Service was great as well
  3. F

    Finn

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food -very pleasant atmosphere. The reception and greeting was a little cold and disinterested . Host did not even look up at us and was not warm or friendly, at the moment it was not busy. Maybe there were other issues at hand ? Benefit of the doubt - we will still be back- thank you .
  4. DV

    DVM15

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service thanks to Cameron and the food was great!
  5. f

    freddo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It is nice ti visit a vegan restaurant where the food is actually tasty and well presented. You could bring meat eaters here and they would enjoy the food as well - I know because I am one. The portions are not super large (although the pizza, with its delicious crust was substantial). Moderate noise levels, and service that was dealing with a capacity crowd was friendly and attentive even when stretched. Definitely recommended and will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegan Italian is hard to come by and this restaurant does not disappoint. Food is delicious!
  7. LR

    LynneR

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary here and it was amazing! The cool outdoor seating with heating was great. The decadent truffle pasta and Cesar salad were outstanding! Oh and the drinks superb 🫶🏽 Thank you 🥂
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love love LOVE Sestina! Food that never disappoints. It always comes out rather quick & delicious.
  9. MG

    MiriG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sestina is a fantastic date night or wow your friends dinner spot. The food is absolutely incredible and the cocktails are clever and delicious. The menu is so creative and it is impossible to tell that the food is vegan (I had no idea until the waiter told me after the fact!). Highly recommend!
  10. LR

    LynneR

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner 🎄
  11. ML

    MLL11

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    service the last two times I came wasn’t good, servers were extremely cranky and impatient
  12. A

    Alice

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Food was good, service not good. I would not go back.
  13. JM

    JMarshall

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It’s a great restaurant and they have great food, however, I recommend that corporate send someone in to retrain the entire staff, they need training. If someone from corporate goes in there undercover and just sits there like a customer they will see what I mean. They need a retraining from the top to the bottom regarding the staff. You will probably have to go in serval times undercover to see what I mean. Regarding this particular visit: the food was great, service mediocre, I had to ask my waiter for water, I was there for 22 minutes, and I finally decided to ask for a water because no water was served. I told the waiter the last three times that I was at the restaurant that I do not like ice in my water. He served my water with ice in it. I get the impression my waiter really doesn’t like being a waiter! I asked the manager on duty for nutritional yeast and black pepper to put on my pizza and he acted like it was a chore. His response regarding the nutritional yeast was “I don’t know if they do that on the side!” “I don’t know if they have that here! Yikes. He’s the same manager that served me several visits ago. On that visit back then I ordered the pizza with tomato on it and he told me it has slices of tomato on it and it turned out it didn’t! When the pizza was served that time with no tomato slices on it, I asked the manager about that, and he said “oh, I didn’t know that”! Yikes! He didn’t apologize, didn’t offer to make it right he shrugged his shoulders and walked away! December 12, 2022 J marshall Schoonover
  14. L

    Lucie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, delicious and good to the last bite Home made pasta and pizzas that do not disappoint. Would highly recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been vegetarian 40 years and vegan for the pst 12. I’ve eaten delicious vegan food all over the world and this was in the top 5 best. Every dish was truly amazing!
  16. VP

    VeganProud

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I am a vegan and love plant based places and have enjoyed Sestina in the past. But, I felt the garlic bread was too soggy and the pasta was like warm when served. Service at the bar was fair. I will go back again though.
  17. SY

    SteveY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful vegan Italian cuisine served by friendly staff in a lovely setting
  18. EL

    ELAN

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Best Ceasar salad ! Enjoyed Arancini and the ravioli. A great restaurant for vegans !
  19. ER

    EddieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and the service was good. I am just not sure Its worth the cost. This place would be 5 star if it were 15-25% cheaper. The taste is all good but there are equally good pasta and vegan places at a better value.
  20. d

    deici

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I opted for a vegan italian thanksgiving dinner and it was great. very sweet server and yum food. thx sestina
  21. F

    Foodee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early date night and it was spectacular. We had a an incredible server and the food was delicious.
  22. AC

    AnthonyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great vegan food. 10/10 would recommend. Best vegan menu around.
  23. MC

    MoisesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was excellent. Tie dye pizza 5/5. My only critique is the pasta portions are on the lighter side, but very delicious. The staff were friendly and personable. Would recommend to family and friends!
  24. SB

    SherryB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything delicious and so fresh, great cocktails, too. Friendly staff. The outdoor tables are near other restaurants' on an attractive urban block, so date night felt very cosmopolitan.
  25. ML

    ManimaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    greatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreat
  26. KK

    KyleK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was incredible. The pasta portions were on the smaller side but incredibly filling. Got the tagliatelle and tie dye pizza to share, delicious! Will definitely dine here again.
  27. E

    Eden

    Central Coast

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had another great dinner at Sestina. Our table started with the garlic bread and 'big' salad, then had the spaghetti puttanesca, pappardelle with mushroom ragout, and our favorite, tagliatelle with truffle. The menu on their website is no their current menu. While everything was delicious and are dishes we would order again and again, our favorites here are the desserts, the panna cotta and pistachio gelato. Best desserts! I'd go there for the desserts alone if the pasta wasn't so delicious. The main entrees came out hot and all at the same time, service was friendly and attentive, and sitting outside was comfortable and pleasant with the overhead heaters. Definitely one of our favorites, and this is coming from two plant-based and one meat eater.
  28. M

    Melodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The staff was unhelpful. The drinks are basic with cocktails mostly ice. The menu has limited options for food. Many drinks were unavailable. Basic place. Does the job, but I wouldn't want to go back.
  29. LF

    LoveFood

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Angel is AMAZING! The food and service are wonderful.
  30. AP

    AdrianyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was really sweet and amazing. The food was great also!
  31. B

    Benway

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was okay, service could be better. Ultimately not worth the price.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food. Period. Not spectacular vegan food; spectacular food.
  33. S

    Susan

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The reviews were so good and we were excited to try this place, but there was a reason it was empty and the place next door was packed. The food was okay but not great but the service was terrible even though we were practically the only customers. We finally gave up when the gelato we ordered for dessert didn’t come after 15 minutes and multiple requests. Very disappointing experience overall.
  34. LP

    LauraP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wonderful - it was Dine LA and I completely forgot about it, so we had a great dinner with wine, appetizer, main course, and dessert for $45/person. Great food, great service. Highly recommend!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and amazing!!! We loved everything we ordered.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sestina is wonderful—even the non-vegans in our party loved it!!!
  37. JM

    JMarshall

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly good of salad!
  38. CM

    ColleenM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious as always. We tried a new dish that was SO good: vegan calimari. Loved it.
  39. LA

    LABonnie

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I was excited to try this restaurant because it is vegan and I saw a lot of good reviews on line. The service was ATROCIOUS. It seemed like all of the employees were on drugs on and/or just did not know what they were doing.
  40. R

    Reej

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Waitress was very friendly and made our first visit very memorable! The drinks and food were delicious (garlic bread, rigatoni arrabbiata, linguine puttanesca). Flavors do not fall short. The cost is a little inflated for specifically the portion size (I still left with plenty of leftovers!), but the flavor is great, so I would come here again because it lives up to the hype, for sure.

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 4.5 stars by 380 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Sestina

9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2739

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 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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