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Scardino's Italian Restaurant

4.4
228 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Kid-friendly

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In a recent review The DAILY BREEZE wrote .... "There are some wonderful small restaurants that dot the landscape of Italy. If you want to duplicate the experience of traveling to Europe without the expense, visit Scardino's Italian Restaurant in Torrance." We are a family owned and operated ristorante much like one would find in the neighborhoods of any southern Italian city. Our authentic recipes originate from all southern provinces of the country. Our pasta, pizza and seafood is carefully prepared each day with the highest quality ingredients available, most imported from Italy. We also have an excellent selection of moderately priced Italian wines and fantastically delicious Tiramisu. The Iorillo Family - Phillip & Pauline along with daughters Tracy & Kristi - and their friendly, professional staff will pamper you with world-class service and Italian hospitality. Our intimate, warm Italian atmosphere makes Scardino's the perfect choice for entertaining your family & friends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Closed Monday
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Phone number
(310) 542-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our dining room is available for Private Parties and Meetings by reservation.
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Private party contact
Pauline Iorillo: (310) 542-2222
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Catering
Contact us directly for custom menu arrangements.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Anza Avenue
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Parking details
Ample parking always available.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate Saturday & Sunday afternoons at Scardino's. Birthday Parties, Confirmations, Engagements, Baby & Bridal Showers, Retirement Parties. Contact Pauline for reservations.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
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5.0Dined on June 28, 2013

Food is great - so much selections and so is wine, so much to choose from. Most of all, their service is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2013

Absolute best neighborhood gem restaurant. Outstanding menu, delicious food, outstanding service, terrifiic family owned venue. Consistenly outstanding in all catagories. Very highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2013

My husband and I went to Scardino's for the first time this past weekend. (We did takeout a month prior and the food was so good we had to come to eat at the restaurant). It was just simply delish ! We had a bottle of "Remole" which was the perfect fit for our dinner. We started with the Prosciutto and the Parmigiana - loved it. We then ordered the Linguine Pescatore which was loaded with seafood..and the other dish was their special - forgot the name but it was Linguine with Scallops and Asparagus in a creamy Pesto Sauce. Fabulous !!!! And then the topper was the Tiramisu...We shared a piece and we ate it....all...
So this being said - we will be back and hopefully our waitress Rebecca will be there too..
We will back soon !!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2013

Don't let the strip mall fool you, the food and service are excellent! The dining room is small and is always packed with people. Those arriving without a reservation were given an estimated wait time of 1 hour. Luckily, we had a reservation. We had the steamed mussels as appetizers, which they kindly prepared for us in a garlic, butter sauce instead of the tomato-based sauce on the menu. The sauce was so delicious, we dipped the garlic bread in it after we finished the muscles. The linguine pescatore is so delicious I crave it. The serving size is plentiful, and they do not skimp on the seafood (mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp and crab). My husband got the penne reggiano, and my son got penne with pesto sauce. So yummy!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2013

What took us so long to try this wonderful Italian restaurant just a couple of miles from home? We will certainly make up for lost time now. Everything we tried was excellent, topped off by a very nice featured Barbera at a reasonable price. Our waiter is a very nice young man who happens to be the grandson of the owner and when we told him it was our first time, he treated us to a delicious cannoli for dessert. A word of advice though--this is a small and popular place so make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2013

We had a party of 6 and everyone was happy. Great service and great food. Prices are reasonable, we will absolutely be going to Scardino's again.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2013

On my latest visit, the food was very good as usual. Unlike most evenings, they were not exceptionally busy, particularly after a birthday group left. However, it took an extraordinary amount of time to bring the two soups we ordered, and even longer for their much-touted garlic bread to appear. I was therefore disappointed that the service, though always friendly and welcoming, was not up to par this time, and for no apparent reason.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2013

We brought a large group for lunch and they handled us very well. I had never been there for lunch before. The menu is clearly more limited, but there was plenty to choose from and the prices are reasonable.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2013

It delivers what you would expect, with great flavors, reasonable prices and friendly, knowledgeable service.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2013

Great food and service, as always. I would highly recommend reservations - even on a Wednesday night!!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2013

We have eating there over the years And enjoy it very much

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2013

Wonderful food. The staff quickly remembers your name and I have never had a bad meal here. As we wear out the novelty of most of the local restaurants, we seem to be returing here the most often. I know we are not alone because I have already seen some of the same faces eating there.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2013

We provided an Overall Rating of 'Good' and not 'Very Good' for a couple of reasons. First of all, the food was 'Very Good'. We would have given an 'Outstanding' rating on the food had the bread been more authentic and fresh. Otherwise, the food was very pleasing to our pallets. The service was really average as the restaurant was unusually crowded for the space allowed for seating. Additionally, the ambiance was non-existent as the noise level was outrageous! We were dining at this restaurant for our 16th wedding anniversary and we could not even talk to one another without great difficulty. We recommend that if you want to celebrate an intimate special occasion to NOT go to this restaurant. It is more suitable for casual experiences.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2013

Our family loves coming here. They treat you like family and always make it an enjoyable event.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2013

The restaurant is a small Italian family owned and the food was very good. A bit noisy due to it is small and there is take-out as well as dining outside. A great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Great authentic italian food!The baked rigatoni is to die for and the penne arrabbiata with shrimp is perfectly spicy and delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Server came off like she had an attitude.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2013

Even better than the food in Italy and great hospitality!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2013

First visit to this small local restaurant. Strip mall location is odd but not uncommon in Socal, but people sitting outside with blankets because the dozen indoor tables are taken tells you that the food is worthwhile. I'd definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2013

We usually do take out here, the food is great. This was our first time dining in and we loved the service, they qre friendly and attentive. My favorite is the beef ravioli. We would definitely come back again!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2013

It was my first time dining at the restaurant. It has a family atmosphere. The hostess, waiters and waitresses were very nice. The Chicken Marsala and Mushroom Ravioli was delicious. I will definitely go back and try some other menu items.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2013

Without a doubt, consistently excellent in every aspect!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2013

I've tried 7 different dishes with many repeats like the Linguini & Clams in white sauce and the Lasagna. They were all very good! But the Piece de Resistance is the home made Tiramisu. DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT HAVING THE TIRAMISU! Just wish the single glasses of wine were a little more generous like they used to be.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2013

Have been going to this restaurant regularly for some time' both for the early specials and the main menu. It is on my list of favorites. I have taken family and friends and have always had happy guests.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2013

Love this little neighborhood restaurant in a strip mall. We've only recently discovered it and have been back several times. Have nothing bad to say. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2013

From food to service Scardino's is the BEST italian restaurant by far. The food tastes fresh and delicious every time. This is our favorite place to go for a family gathering or a romantic dinner for two.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2013

We have always enjoyed going to Scardino's and going on Valentine's Day to celebrate both my husband and daughter's birthdays was great. It's a wonderful family atmosphere and the staff there always remembers us and treats us like family. We love Scardino's!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Took my wife here on V-day for early dinner. amazing homemade food! meatballs and tiramisu are homemade and are amazing! really looking forward to trying more things here!
Staff was very friendly and attentive!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2013

Scardino's is good - not as great as other reviewers described, but good. Soup and pizza were tasty. Pastas were fine, too. Really disappointing pre-fab desserts, except for homemade tiramisu which was quite good. Server was friendly but forgetful. Overall fine...wouldn't rush back, but would dine there again one day.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2013

The food was delicious and the service was so friendly. It seems like a family-run place and we had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2013

Scardino's is the BOM!! The food is excellent as well as the Wine List. I invited group of my friends to celebrate a belated birthday. The first time for my friends and everyone truly enjoyed their dinner. Must try Tiramitsu it is delicious!! I would definitely recommend Scardino's........would suggest to make reservation in advance.

Also, one of my friend ordered Scardino's Pizza to go and he said it was quite tasty!!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2013

We went for a pizza and to enjoy the dog friendly outdoor seating. The staff was extremely hospitable and the pizza , per usual, was very good. This was a bit of a wet night so the out door heaters were extremely welcome. Our dogs enjoyed tagging along and not being left behind. High marks for being dog friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2013

I was so proud of myself for having made a reservation through Open Table before showing up at the restaurant. Tracy told me that
Open Table should not take reservations after 3 PM that same day. Well, I told her Open Table did take my reservation so I thought
all was well. She was so wonderful to accommodate my son and me for dinner. It was fabulous! Now I learned that I need to call the
restaurant directly when the reservation is for that night.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2013

Excellent value along with very attentive service.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2013

Not notable; will probably not return.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2013

Everyone working here is very nice and the food was fine but I don't think there were any Italians in the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2012

Mamma Mia!

Great Italian food, right down to the red/white checkered tablecloths AND the assortment of reasonable Italian wines. The food is awesome, plentiful, cooked to perfection, deliciously authentic, and there's numerous choices...wish they had a few more veal choices, and a bit more room, it just feels cramped.

Better make reservations...it's a small place and it's popular.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2012

Good selection. Moderate priced wines. Excellent desserts.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2012

Food is always good and consistant

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2012

Highly recommended. Food and service is outstanding. Great neighborhood gem and very family friendly.

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