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Caffe Pinguini

) #432 of 8,663 Restaurants in Los Angeles $$ - $$$ Italian
6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
+1 310-306-0117
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (10 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service was great. Be aware that parking is very limited, so plan on valet parking or drive a couple blocks and park at the beach. Then after dinner you can enjoy a walk along the beach at sunset. We had half a plate of...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had some time before our flights from LAX and found this excellent Italian restaurant in Playa del Mar. We sat outside on a lovely afternoon and the service was attentive and prompt. My salmon was very well done and my friend's Sea Bass practically...More

Thank morandanny
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The staff were pleasant and the setting nice but the food was a let down. The bread was soft and fresh but the rest was rather mediocre. The linguine Mare was very buttery and not at all white wine sauce with a few prawns and...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My wife and I were visiting my son who is in LA for service program for the year. He invited 5 of his friends and we had a great time. Food was excellent and service was great. I highly recommend this establishment. Overall Impression: 4.7...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant is off the beaten path near the beach and quite unassuming from the outside. Once inside it is cosy but a delight. The staff are very accommodating and available at anytime. The menu has all you would expect in a good Italian restaurant....More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Cafe Penguini is located in Playa Del Rey, steps from the beach, across from Playa Provisions. Look for the adorable penguin signs...and don't let the unassuming outside of the restaurant fool you! Inside the restaurant is a delight for the eyes, and immediately communicates fine...More

Thank Lois V
Reviewed 20 December 2016

If you like Italian food, you try Caffe Pinguini in Play del Rey, California. While the location of the restaurant is a little off the beaten path, it is a gem hidden near the beach. Owned by two owner from Rome, the food is excellent....More

Thank breton l
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It's safe to eat pasta here. It's the real deal. The waiter, from Rome, possibly the owner, was amazing, humorous and ultimately gracious. You're safely in the hands of a professional. I ordered the sea bass and a side of pasta aglio olio. It was...More

Thank joeyrockets
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a real foodie you'll probably fall in love with this restaurant, everything is made from scratch and it's clear, you can smell the deliciousness of the food, before you even start eating. The Chilean Sea Bass is unbelievably good, probably their signature...More

Thank Luca P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We got here pretty early for a Saturday evening. Had two kiddos with us. Staff was wonderful, supplying pens and scrap paper so the kids could draw while my friend and I caught up. Delicious potato and leek soup. They specially prepared pasta for the...More

Thank Satisfaction7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
22:30 - 18:00
22:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
    (Culver Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-306-0117
Italian restaurant Los Angeles-Playa del Rey, near LAX and Manhattan Beach.Authentic Italian food and wine, outdoor patio, soft music, candle light and Italian hospitality.Caffe Pinguini has been the neighborhood Italian restaurant since 1997.Located just one block from the beach and only a few minutes away from LAX airport, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Marina del Rey, Venice and Playa Vista.Healthy Italian recipes, home-made bread, pasta, seafood, steaks, pizza and plenty of daily specials, romantic atmosphere and great service will assure you a great experience every time you dine at this little Italian "colony" in Southern California, you will feel like in Italy since the moment you walk through the door!
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