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6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674 (Culver Blvd)
+1 310-306-0117
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Hours:
Mon 22:30 - 18:00
Tue 22:30 - 17:30
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Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 perfectly cooked. The fish though was better than perfect. It was golden on the outside,... More 

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Thank joeyrockets
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 dish.

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Thank Luca P
Fort Collins, Colorado
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125 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 kids, and the children loved the desserts. I pride myself on eating out with kids... More 

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Thank Satisfaction7
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great burrata and Prosciutto appetizer, nice atmosphere. Fresh pasta fra diavolo with prawns and sea bass were excellent.

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Thank murdock007
Aliso Viejo, California
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409 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

From the outside it looks like an awesome restaurant. Nice ambience and location. I think they try to make it a little too fancy sometimes. Prices are a bit high for what you get.

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
Brisbane, Australia
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617 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting our friend in Playa Del Rey and decided to all cruise around. As luck would have it, we found Caffe Penguini and somehow we were seated within 10 minutes on a Friday evening. Every table was occupied but you can still converse without shouting. Why so dark? A little more light would be appreciated. We were impressed with the... More 

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Thank Pauline K
Playa Vista, CA.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The staff makes this place A+ but the dishes are divine...yes heavenly. The portions are substantial but one does not partake for the size of the meal on the plate. Your palate will get a most welcomed workout! Close your eyes take a bite and fall into complete bliss.

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Thank Dar B
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined at this restaurant for lunch after visiting the beach in Playa Del Rey. We are on the patio since we were still wet from the beach. It was a very comfortable atmosphere. Our waiter had a very thick Italian accent and it was obvious that he knew the menu and how everything was prepared. We... More 

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Thank Brennan W
USA
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108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Outstanding menu! Gracious Staff! Authentic Italian ambiance as well as superb presentation, prepared to perfection. Lovely experience after a long journey to beautiful Playa del Rey! Several repeat visits during our two week stay, including placing orders for take away as well :-) .

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Thank clearbrook6
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Our best meal treat. Small little authentic Italian restaurant near the beach. Wonderful pastas, salads, desserts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
22:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?