Slay Italian Kitchen

4.8
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Owner and Chef David Slay brings a "Rustic" Italian menu at this beach side restaurant located in Manhattan Beach. SLAY Italian will emphasize a rotating menu with fresh and dried pastas, meats, with vegetables and wines from their very own Santa Barbara County farm, Slay Estate and Vineyard.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 125 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food quality, great servuce

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KathleenK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. There were six of us and each dish was excellent. The ambience made us feel like we were in a small town in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and all the staff were amazing. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan was superb. He was attentive and his attention to detail was impressive. Jordan made us feel welcome and made sure we were comfortable. He has a good sense of humor, which is essential for a front-line worker. Overall, the restaurant has made sure that it has a culture of politeness and friendliness. That is a sign of a restaurant that truly cares for its customers. Keep up the good work. Would like to see some more wine selections, especially reds. It can only enhance the experience. May want to add more vegan or vegetarian selections too, to the appetizer and main course. With a health conscious populace, more vegetarian dishes are welcome.

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vipMojo
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was delicious, presentation was excellent! It was a very enjoyable dining experience..

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viprobertL
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local Italian - high end quality, feel and service

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a neighborhood go-to for us. Always very good.

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NatalieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now my second time at Stay within the last two weeks and, every time it does not disappoint. The past two visits I have had Katie as our server and she's the kindest waitress ever. Besides the good food, her service was a big reason why we came back. Would definitely recommend someone to go to Stay.

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EmadB
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Staff is amazing.
Excellent food specially the Branzino fish.
I’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Excellent! Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides fantastic specials and menu there is always warm and friendly service

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vipShannonF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner- we had Chicken Piccata- loved it, Farm Fresh Tomatoes, Prosciutto & Melon - so delicious! It was a beautiful evening outside dining was fabulous- highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff! Food was authentic Italian. Beautiful evening !

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vipBretH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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PatriciaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great - food, ambiance, service (although the waitress' assistant, spilled water on one of my guests). We were glad it wasn't another beverage.

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vipMBMom
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was great on a beautiful evening outside. We had a great time.
Food was good.
Only complaint-the Slay Chardonnay was almost undrinkable at $18 a glass!

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Dizzy
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Every item we ordered was very good. My party of 3 shared everything.

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vipdennisw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a fabulous experience. The server was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend it!

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KelleyH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, airy, lovely local Italian restaurant. Excellent food and nicely crafted wine list. Always great service, especially server Jose.

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FaithFamilyFood
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

From Michelle the host, to Jacob the Mgr and especially our server Katy were fabulous and the food was on point!

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AndyR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting adjacent to a Manhattan Beach walk street, wonderful food and service. What's not to like about Slay Italian Kitchen?

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CalvinM
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food and service in the south bay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Had the cioppino - terrific broth and chock full of tasty morsels. A little on the pricey side (90, including a couple Peroni and my share if a couple apps + dessert). The apple / cherry pie with vanilla ice cream was terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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vipJimcaltius
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a wonderful outdoor setting! Excellent wine list to accompany any food choice, we went with the 2016 Aleksander from Paso to match up with the lasagne. Watermelon and tomato salad was outstanding and I'd recommend focusing on dishes which include produce from the Slay Farms, fresh and tasty! Look forward to our next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Slay Italian! Super fresh produce from family farm, great pizza too. And Jose was terrific server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was polite and helpful. The food was great too. We will be back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite.

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vipCAlgw
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was great. We really enjoyed our experience

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vipartlady11
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love being seated outside because of the perfect weather and ocean breeze. Fantastic food. Chef David came by as usual to say thanks for coming- despite running Slays Steaks and Seafood as well as Slay’s Italian food. Hard working guy! Great restaurants. The H Barkett family

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the spinach fettuccine. We celebrated my girlfriend's birthday with a delicious coconut cake! We'll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was decent but nothing to write home about. The chili I was mostly fish and Soo bunco was good but did not have a proper bone with marrow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Slay’s! Looking forward to a return visit soon!

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vipTomH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, wonderful service and great food. The Sole Milanese is to die for.

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vipHPFoodie
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food. Excellent service. When our order was screwed up in the kitchen, they brought us a pizza with compliments from the shop to take home. Nicely handled!

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vanessaR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service and food at Slay Italian Kitchen are very good. The meatballs and squash blossoms served as delicious appetizers. The garlic bread can be reimagined. Not very tasty especially for 3 small pieces of bread and a $7 price tag.

Their outdoor seating that was constructed is nice and tucked away. The seating that is in the open on the walk street needs heating for the future evenings. Small space heaters or overhead (tall) space heaters would have made our time more enjoyable.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Slay Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Slay Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 257-8301.

Slay Italian Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.