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6 Italian Spots to Die For in the Beach Cities

South Bay has some of LA’s most amazing Italian options from the famous Mama D’s near the Manhattan Beach Pier to Redondo’s Fritto Misto.

Mama D’s

Address: 1125 Manhattan Ave, Ste A, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 546-1492
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with + 1800 reviews)
Website

  • Perfect location, 2 minute walk from the Pier and right by a bunch of great bars
  • We love their butternut squash ravioli with pink sauce

North Italia

Address: 840 S Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 140, El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 469-7695
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with + 600 reviews)
Website

  • North Italia is charming and well managed. Definitely start with the truffle garlic bread, we’re fans of their pesto and end with Affogato.

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria

Address: 2121 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 1399, El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 648-7503
Yelp link: (4 stars with + 600 reviews)
Website

Founded in Brooklyn, New York, Grimaldi’s boasts that they are what made the Brooklyn Bridge famous.  All that confidence is warranted – their pizza is hands down the best pizza we’ve had in a looooong time.  For some reason, this location’s pizza doesn’t taste exactly the same as Grimaldi’s in NY (maybe the water?) but it’s still really good.  We recommend topping yours with roasted red pepers, garlic and onions.

Fritto Misto (Hermosa beach)

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Address: 316 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: (310) 318-6098
Yelp link: (4 stars with + 600 reviews)
Website

  • One of the best restaurants, Italian or otherwise in LA – there is always a bit of a wait because it’s just that good
  • All of their pastas are amazing, we love their Cajun cream sauce and they are one of the most vegetarian friendly spots we’ve dined at

Scardino’s Italian Restaurant

Address: 4803 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 542-2222
Yelp link: (4 stars with + 500 reviews)
Website

  • We like almost everything here except their garlic bread.
  • Vodka Penne is excellent – the pink sauce is divine

Bettolino Kitchen

Address: 211 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (310) 375-0500
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with + 100 reviews)
Website

  • Their pumpkin ravioli keeps us coming back regularly
  • The Mezzalune al Burrata, eggplant parm and gnocchi are great as well

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