J. Trani's Ristorante

4.7
424 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
On a typical Friday night at J. Trani's Ristorante, a visit to the dining room reveals a host of family and friends and the bar is bustling with a crowd that can only be described as enthusiastic. Most of the crowds are long time friends, but even those who aren't are made to feel like one of the family.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 832-1220
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dustin Trani
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Catering
We have full catering and banquet facilities. We can accommodate up to 100 people in our banquet room or cater an off premise event at your favorite venue. We are also a preferred vendor for the USS Iowa docked here in San Pedro and can cater your event on this historic ship.

Also see our catering menu online for large togo orders
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grand
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Parking details
There is free parking on the street 7 days a week. Additionally you may park in the Citi Bank Parking lot after 5:30pm on Monday through Friday, after 2:00pm Saturdays and anytime on Sundays.
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Entertainment
Ronnie Iacono & Chuck Alvarez (Classic Rock)
Thursdays From 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Randy Coleman (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals)
Sunday and Tuesday From 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Special events & promotions
April 16, 2017
Special Easter Sunday Brunch
10:30am to 2:00pm
A La Carte Menu

Sunday Brunch
11:00am to 2:00pm
A La Carte Menu
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 424 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always amazing!

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the trani salad is my favorite, ample and delicious! last time I shared the carmelized pear and gorgonzola pizza. yes, it does sound strange, it was just delicious. always good service and a good martini. perfection!

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HT
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I used to eat here in the 90's when I was working in San Pedro. I'm from NY so I don't get here much anymore, but if I am in the area for any reason I make it a point to eat at Trani's It is still as good as I remember from years ago. Where many restaurants have their glory and then go downhill, Trani's has maintained a high level of quality and service for many decades. This is thanks to the family ownership, which has been passed down to the next generation. Come here if you want good food.

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always fantastic. Love the truffle carbonara and blanca pizza. Even with a reservation, there is usually a longer than necessary wait.

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FC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time, the service was excellent, and the food delicious.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, great food and ambiance...highly recommend !

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As good food as the best Italian Restaurants on the East coast and at a reasonable price. Flew in from NY the day before a cruise...and trusted Open Table for a nice dinner after a day of travel. Not disappointed is an understatement! Try the Penne with Sunday Sauce...a Bolognese with chunks of braised short ribs and topped with arugala. WOW.

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CL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Just perfect!

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So me and my wife decided to do a last minute date night, it was both of our first visit here. The food was amazing. I waitress Leila greeted us immediately and brought out some delicious fresh bread shortly after. After, out 2nd basket of bread(whoops) our food came out I had the Black Truffle Carbonara which was heaven in my mouth. My wife had the Lobster Spaghetti which she enjoyed thoroughly. For dessert I had the banana foster's bread pudding topped with banana ice cream, my wife had the creme brulee also delicious. We have no complaints our server Leila was very attentive as were the other staff in between times. The vibe was great and we will definitely be back soon.

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JG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The Chef, Dusty, has made a great restaurant even better. Creative, modern approach to classic food. Attentive and friendly staff.I always leave content with the experience and impressed with the food.

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PF
Los Angeles
251 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Italian restaurant with great service and ambiance. All the dishes are well prepared, served with appeal and taste mouthwatering. The wine list is well balanced and the corkage is fair at $14. The carbonara is creamy without being oily with lots of pancetta and garlic. The duck is more than ample in its serving size. The pizza's are thin crust and make you want to keep eating pieces. Highly recommend the restaurant, not a place you would expect to find in San Pedro. Reservations are recommended, but if making them via Open Table, be sure to note that they take reservations for both bar seating and table seating, so make sure which you want.

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CY
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We all chose seafood which was stellar. The service was as good as one would expect on a very busy Saturday night. The only caveat was the noise which was a bit intense. When the acoustics aren't great I never understand why restaurants continue to pipe music. The natural instinct is to speak louder in order to make yourself heard.
Good food, good service - but turn the music off when the restaurant is starting to fill.

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MG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! There were 4 of us celebrating a birthday before a show and everyone enjoyed the food. Chicken Marsala, tenderloin, ravioli and veal parmigiano were all deliciously prepared! The place was crowded but service was impeccable. When in the area, we'll be back.

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JG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints and the staff always makes me feel welcome.

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JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food nd service, Moderate prices.
Always enjoy going.

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GM
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A group of us attended a local arts show and went to J. Trani's Restaurant last Saturday. We got there an hour earlier than our reservation and the place was packed. The wait staff was a bit overwhelmed and our experience got off to a rocky start. Once we were seated, things turned better and we had a great meal. They even gave us an appetizer at no charge because of the hassle. All their options are tasty - we had several pasta dishes and one of us had the duck. All great. The other dishes we saw that came by us looked great as well - the pizza should be checked out. As the evening went by, the busyness subsided and the restaurant staff got into their groove. So, our advice is to go late or early on the weekends or during the week, if service is a high priority for you. But go - and enjoy!

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c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I arrived at 7:20pm for a 7:30 reservation. Had to wait 10 minutes for the host to check us in. The host told me that we’d be seated in the bar area even though I requested the dining room when making the reservation. I reminded him that I wanted to be seated in the main dining room. At 7:45 we still weren’t seated so we went to the host station again. At this time a lady hostess was there and said we hadn’t checked in yet, we remindered her that we had and had been waiting for 25 minutes. She apologized and said she’d get us seated right away. About 5 minutes later she called us and seated us in the noisy bar area. At that point I wasn’t going to bring up again that we had twice requested the main dining room. She seated us in the bar area at a high top table which had not yet been set up. We waited 10 minutes for our waiter to show up and bring us menus. At that time we ordered drinks, water, appetizers, bread & entries. It took the waiter another 10 minutes to bring our drinks and water, still not set ups or bread. A short while later our appetizers and bread showed up, but still no set up’s so we again had to ask for eating ware and napkins. We finished the appetizers and had to wait another 25 minutes for the soup & salad entries to show up. They finally did, but the overall experience was disappointing.

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s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, we had the best time. The best service, food, and company! Thank you thank you thank you!!

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AC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was prepared and presented with skill and a passion for flavor

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TC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Trani's does not disappoint! We love coming to this place. It's one of our favorites. Great food and our server was wonderful!!!!

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KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places for special occasions.
LOVE everything about it..
Bob and Karen

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delightful neighborhood gem! Great for friends and family. Super classy, old-school vibe with a gourmet take on classic Italian comfort food. Also very kid friendly and the staff is incredibly nice. Loved every minute.

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TC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

For the record, we love J. Trani's. Have gone several times and always had a wonderful experience. This time, our server must have been either inexperienced or having an "off night". Was unusual compared to the level of service we have experienced in the past.

Would still recommend this restaurant and hope to go back soon!

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r
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a wonderful meal and the service is excellent

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S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! From Bobby’s wonderful greeting to the chefs wonder dishes 5star all around!!

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JJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and loving it!! Will definitely be back!

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Lasagna was very good, wet beef sandwich beef not very tender.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was wonderful. There was a man singing and playing guitar who was absolutely fantastic. We could not have had a better night.

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s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so good!! Thank you!!!! We love coming:) we are never disappointed!!♥️♥️♥️

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GC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and excellent food! Couldn’t ask for more. 5 Stars!

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RW
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always J Trani delivers a good, hearty meal...always delicious and service as expected!

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JU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is perfect. One of my all-time best meals (and there have been many... haha!) 5 stars ;0)

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service. Great food. Lovely staff. Would recommend wholeheartedly to all my friends

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I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We brought out-of-town coworkers from Calgary and they loved it! They thanked us for picking a great spot. Great food, great service!

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MS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Trani's!!! The food and service are outstanding.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely and delicious as usual.

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G
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the South Bay / San Pedro area. Excellent menu choices. Perfect preparation and presentation.

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MS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Trani's but were disappointed not to see our friends Bobby and Lou. We always felt at home when they were there to greet us. A huge void for those of us who have been going there for years. Service was excellent, Teresa is the best, as was the food!!! Just miss the exceptional customer service we received from Bobby and Lou.

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L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Swordfish and Ribeye. Affordable and great food. Fun old school steakhouse vibe!

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They updated the decor, the food is still delicious and the host and waitstaff were so kind and accommodating. We had a great experience for my wife’s birthday. The last time we visited was about 3 years ago and they’ve since made changes to the decor, looks fantastic! We will for sure be back, the hostess, manager and waitstaff were so attentive, they really made us feel welcome!

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