Best Italian Food in the South Bay
Best Italian Food in the South Bay

Best Italian Food in the South Bay

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Best Italian Food in the South Bay 

We’ve created the Ultimate List of the Best Italian Restaurants in the South Bay because, really, is there anything more comforting than Italian food? It’s the meal you can always be in the mood for and there’s usually something for everyone, even the pickiest eaters! Check out our list of the South Bay’s Best Italian Restaurants ranging from Modern Italian, to California influenced Trattorias, cozy family-owned Pizzerias, to authentic Ristoranti specializing in the classics. Whether you’re looking for the perfect hand rolled pasta or a fresh take on family favorites, these Italian Restaurants are perfect for any night in the South Bay – Date night, family fun, or celebrations with friends! 

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Italian Food in El Segundo

Jame Enoteca

California cuisine on a modern italian canvas specializing in hand-rolled pastas on main st. el segundo.

Italian Food in Manhattan Beach  

SLAY Italian Kitchen

Our cooking style is rustic Italian featuring a rotating menu with fresh and dried pastas, meats, stone fired pizza, vegetables and wines from our own Santa Barbara County farm, Slay Estate and Vineyard.

Lido Di 

All of our food at Lido Di Manhattan Ristorante & Bar is exquisite. Our chefs perfectly craft each original recipe to bring out and the natural flavors of all our fresh ingredients. Some standout dishes include the vodka pasta and the original flatbread pizzas, which always arrive piping hot with a crisp, tangy crust. Fitting the Cali-Italian theme, all the salads are excellent, especially the “Green Goddess” dressing, which has just the right amount of bite. These delicious selections are accompanied by an extensive list of top quality wines, and all of Lido’s breads, pastas, and dressings are homemade from scratch. 

Italian Food in Hermosa Beach  

Fritto Misto

Italian cafe with create-your-own pasta plates, plus an extensive wine list & vegetarian options. 

Spumoni Trattoria & Pizzeria

Spumoni is an Italian restaurant based in Los Angeles. Pizzas, pastas & other Italian classics are favorites at this casual neighborhood chain outpost.

Mama D’s Original Italian Restaurant Kitchen

Every dish is prepared with only the best ingredients using my grandmother’s original recipes and we know you will enjoy them as much as all of our loyal customers do.

Radici Italian Restaurant

Radici is a family-owned business that specializes in offering authentic Italian food in an upscale, modern setting. Owner Laura Francisco partnered with Lucia Gasbarri, her mother and our Executive Chef to create Radici. Lucia grew up in Pacentro, Italy while watching her mom prepare home-made pastas and Italian dishes from family recipes that were carried down through generations. Pacentro is a tiny village in the Abruzzo region of Italy known for simple and delicious cooking techniques. At Radici, our olive oil is derived from different hemispheres around the world. We produce home-made pastas and fresh ingredients from the local farmers market and select only the best quality seafood and meats from local suppliers.

Italian Food in Redondo Beach  

Bettolino Kitchen

Housed inside an unassuming strip mall, Bettolino Kitchen aims to give you an unexpected experience that rivals those of the big guns. Owned and operated by 4th generation South Bay Restaurateurs, Bettolino Kitchen takes a modern spin on dishes you would come to expect in a classic Italian restaurant.

All pastas are homemade, desserts are freshly baked, cocktails are scratch-made and decor is a breath of fresh air. We source local produce whenever possible and have a recycle program in place to help reduce our carbon footprint.

We specialize in California Italian cuisine with homemade pasta and fresh seafood but have something to please everyone on your list.

Fatto a Mano, The Pasta Shop

Fatto a Mano, The Pasta Shop is an Italian Take Out created for people who appreciate traditional homemade pasta and Italian food made from quality ingredients, sophistication free and following traditional recipes from the mediterranean peninsula. At our Pasta Shop you can find just about any type of pasta from Spaghetti to Pappardelle as well as Gnocchi and Ravioli, and you can have them with any traditional sauce: Pesto, Zucchini and Prawns, Tomato and Basil, Cacio e Pepe, Bolognese and more. 

Italian Food in Torrance 

Scardino’s Scardino’s Italian Restaurant 

Scardino’s is 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. We carefully prepare our pasta, pizza and seafood each day with the highest quality ingredients available, most imported from Italy. Our intimate, warm Italian hospitality makes Scardino’s the perfect choice for entertaining your family and friends.

Giuliano’s – Italian Restaurant

Since 1975, Giuliano’s has been bringing the old-world flavors of our parents and grandparents to Southern California. Starting off as a sandwich shop with locations through the South Bay, we have grown to represent the most authentic Italian delicatessen in Los Angeles. 

Gaetano’s Restaurant

Gaetano’s Restaurant is a family owned operation that emphasizes food quality and pleasant service. We feel the most important part of Gaetano’s is the experience. From the second you walk in our door, it is our duty to make each visit special. 

Charlie’s | A New York Italian Joint 

Charlie’s Italian is a traditional Italian restaurant from the old neighborhood at heart – that has evolved over time. At its core is a heritage of family recipes. Charlie’s modern twist on Nana’s cooking blends sustainable market fresh products with tried and true favorites, as well as ever-changing seasonal menu items. Developing close partnerships with local growers that we know allows us to bring produce from the farm to our kitchen in the same day. Join us at Charlie’s and experience a fresh and tasty evolution of the neighborhood Italian joint.

Mama D’s Original Italian Restaurant Kitchen

Every dish is prepared with only the best ingredients using my grandmother’s original recipes and we know you will enjoy them as much as all of our loyal customers do. 

Primo Italia – Handmade Pasta & Pizza

For generations our families have celebrated the tastes of life around a dinner table, enjoying our tradition of homemade pastas, sauces, vino, e dolci — and we want to invite you to participate in that culinary heritage.  Italian tradition is relived as we reminisce about the past and create new memories, and every meal brings family and friends closer together with lively conversation and laughs. Chef Santi and our team are passionate about Italian cooking and its deep history.  He has created a rich, abundant menu using local purveyors and fine ingredients in making homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and Mediterranean fish dishes. 

From the region of Campania, home of the Amalfi Coast and Naples, to the island of Sicily, we bring you the heart and soul of our roots, tradition and cuisine.  From the moment you walk in, we invite you to be transported — as our family photos illustrate our colorful past, and our menu expresses our living cuisine.​ At Primo Italia, we want to share our Southern Italian roots with you.

Italian Food in Gardena 

Lomeli’s Italian Restaurant

Come taste the difference at Lomeli’s Italian Restaurant! Our menu is full of delicious classics, right out of Naples. Open for takeout! We’re a cozy, romantic restaurant in Southern California that serves up remarkable Italian favorites. You’ve gotta try our fettuccini with alfredo, our shrimp scampi with Italian-style garlic butter sauce, or any one of our lasagnas. We’re really known for our pizzas where we make our own dough and sauce and use a 3 cheese blend. Our Margarita Pizza is very popular! We also offer party trays, packaged professionally, to make your next company party, picnic, or any kind of get-together a treat for everyone! We cater as well to anyone within a 10-mile radius.

Eatalian Cafe Italian Restaurant

Eatalian Café is the core of our commitment to producing quality products, a cozy place where you will watch us turn simple ingredients into artisanal foods behind one of the glass-enclosed settings.

Next, we apply traditional cooking methods using our signature open stoves and imported ovens. The grand finale is serving up delicious cuisine to our appreciative patrons in our modern dining room, where the plate is the focus. By allowing our guests to see our chefs at work, we demonstrate our true passion for food without a need for a common language.

If you’re looking for more places to eat around the South Bay, check out some of our lists on our website:

Best South Bay Burgers

Guide to the Best Salads in the South Bay

Guide to the Best South Bay Bakeries

Guide to the Best South Bay Ice Cream

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Guide to Best Tacos in the South Bay

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