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“Poor service!”

Gaetano's Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 618 Restaurants in Torrance
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Crenshaw Blvd.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been going to Gaitanos for years. During the lent season we order the family meal a lot on Friday’s. It has always come with the option to order fish for a little extra cost. Today i was told that was no longer an option. It’s a shame. They just lost out on a $100 plus dinner from us. Don’t know if i will go back!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 July 2020

We ordered several things. The best was the lasagna. Nice large serving and delicious. The pizza was tender. Definitely not the best. The worst is the halibut. They take a beautiful piece of fish, bread it, fry it and then cover it with pesto. The worst part is the fact that two of our dinners were completely over cooked. Hard as a biscuit. Their excuse was they can no long can use the grill. A simple pan fry, basting it in butter would be perfect. Skip the breading and drizzle the pesto around the plate instead of smothering it on top.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 15 June 2020

My family has been going to Gaetano's for as long as I can remember. We picked up food last nite and were appalled about the lack of quality. We ordered lasagna and it was the WORST lasagna we have ever had. No words and inexcusable. What can I say about an Italian restaurant that cant prepare a decent lasagna???? The shrimp pasta was badly underseasoned and the 2 salads were nothing special. Even the so called "garlic bread" was an oily and cheesy mess. After all these years, sadly, we wont be back.

Date of visit: June 2020
Thank Fkwin
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

This is a famish operation - 2 maybe even 3 generations now.....it's OK Italian but not GREAT Italian......if you want great....keep on driving up Crenshaw to almost the top of the hill.....and there is a GREAT Italian place up there...

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 November 2019

Finally had a chance to try this recommended and rated restaurant, situated across from Rolling Hills Plaza in south Torrance. I made a reservation early (630) on a fall Fri evening, after the mid-afternoon movie let out. We were seated immediately after arriving just a few minutes late, in a table for 2 inside this cozy, lively (yes, loud!) space. Negotiating the walking spaces required care as tables/diners were packed in like sardines! An outdoor patio with heat lamps is also available. My partner and I split a chopped Italian salad which, while fresh, we agreed was unremarkable. I ordered the seared scallops, which were divine. Service was speedy, as judging by the crowd waiting to be seated, it was obvious turnover is important. The total for 2 (I had a glass of wine) was $80, so not a steal, but the overall experience was pleasant enough. A nice treat, but reservations on the weekends for the impatient are a must.

Date of visit: November 2019
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