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Gaetano's Restaurant

2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001
+1 310-326-3354
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (11 reviews)
“spumoni” (3 reviews)
“sand dabs” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been dining here at least monthly for the last 5 years or so. It's a small place, with outdoor dining weather permitting. Great traditional Northern Italian cuisine. Prices are moderate. Service is consistently good. Reservations are recommended, as it's always full. Very popular...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent time in Italy and several restaurants, I would not agree of the reviews saying it was "authentic" Italian. I would give it an average. The lasagna was good, but the spaghetti and meatballs reminded me of chef Boyardee. Garlic bread was toasted roll...More

Thank dinerdon
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Last week, my mother and I had dinner at Gaetano's Restaurant. We were looking forward to a relaxing evening with good Italian food. Gaetano's is owned by the Guliano family; in the past the food and service were excellent; however that all seems to have...More

Thank Metrotorrance
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I've coming here for years and never disappointed. Only item I didn't like was the meatballs, needed more spice. Service always good. Great for family dinners.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My Mom had told us about this restaurant for quite some time and we finally went. Sitting out on the beautiful patio was just beautiful. The waiter Lee was amazing, very attentive, very nice with a big smile and eager to help. The daily special...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The ambiance is very nice as is the food. Their menu selection is large enough for most tastes and the food is very good and the servings ample. We enjoy sitting outdoors while having dinner with a small group of friends or just the two...More

Thank phillippurpura
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Picked up lunch after calling ahead and thoroughly enjoyed the bruschetta wedge and baked mostaccoli. The meal was ready as promised. A little on the pricey side but wanted a treat of great food. Was not disappointed.

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is our go to Italian place in Southbay --family that runs it is fantastic and I love the red sauce --the eggplant Parmesan and the chopped Italian salad are fantastic --bar service serves great drinks and the artichokes are to die for!

Thank Belgin L
Reviewed 18 January 2017

great Italian experience, many good memories with my family since the old location, 15-20 years? and will keeping coming.

Thank Julio S
Reviewed 30 December 2016

It is very difficult for me to write this review because Gaetano's has been our absolute favorite Italian restaurant in the Southbay for many years. My wife and I, along with numerous family members, have eaten here dozens of times and consider ourselves "regulars". Following...More

3  Thank pdd562016
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Do you offer gluten-free pasta?
21 October 2015|
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Response from Scenarist | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In my living room. Dessert is in the bedroom (pending review).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001
    (Crenshaw Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-326-3354
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