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.
- 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 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
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)
- 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
- We like almost everything here except their garlic bread.
- Vodka Penne is excellent – the pink sauce is divine
- Their pumpkin ravioli keeps us coming back regularly
- The Mezzalune al Burrata, eggplant parm and gnocchi are great as well