Gaetano's Restaurant

4.8
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968 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Back to back winner of the Daily Breeze's "Best Italian Restaurant in the South Bay", Gaetano's Restaurant is a family owned operation that emphasizes food quality and radiant guest service. We feel the most important part of Gaetano's is the experience. From the second you walk through our door, it is our duty to make your visit memorable.

All of our food is handmade from the Butternut Squash Ravioli to the Tagliatelle and Chianti Ribs. Our Authentic Italian dishes with a modern touch sends guests home happy and wanting more.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lentil soup was very good. Tagliatelle with tender beef short rib meat is my favorite.

OT
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mackenzie was sooo wonderful and very attentive with making sure my lunch was perfect.

P
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has the best of everything! The cheese on their Caesar salad is amazing. The meatball sandwich amazing! The service is wonderful and the staff our super duper wonderful and friendly! Thanks for making it a wonderful day!

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem. We've never had a bad meal there!

C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my daughters birthday and it was awesome!!!food is fantastic!!!

MB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to meet friends, colleagues or have a business lunch. Welcoming with great food.

MW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was incredible as always!!!

SG
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got there in time to have half priced appetizers during their happy hour which were great. My husband and I shared a eggplant parmesan and it was very good. The only thing is they had some music playing on stereo that was a bit loud.

OT
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Much too loud

SC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary meal, the food and drinks were the usual exceptionally high quality, and the complimentary dessert was a pleasant surprise.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a special food request and they were able to accommodate me.

D
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want to talk easily, it is best to sit outside.

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My salmon was overcooked, and the pasta tasted like cream of tomato soup. Wine was excellent! Overall, probable won't return.

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I usually give Gaetano's a higher rating because food and service are excellent. On this occasion, the table was located in a cold drafty area and the server was just OK -

AJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Quaint Italian restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and delicious menu.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Four people in party. Person that ordered halibut got a fish that was overcooked and inedible. Manager was sympathetic and offered a complimentary dessert to go. So, one meal was below par but service was very good.

RH
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still one of our favorite restaurants. Food was great and service top notch service.
You can’t go wrong here.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are fantastic !! We eat here regularly and are always pleased with the excellent food options and specials. Their cocktails are fabulous too; I love their sangria! This is a must try for any Italian food lovers! They also do a fabulous job celebrating birthdays and special occasions. It’s no wonder they’ve been in business for almost 30 years and are packed every night! The extra attention to detail and great service always make our dining experiences here feel special.

CC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as usual waiter made it very helpful and brought dishes in timely manner also had bread pudding for dessert excellent this is our regular place for lunch and dinner

SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girl night

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Angelo, was excellent! Friendly and attentive without hovering. Took the time to help us celebrate a birthday and find my Paisano #

OT
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Mackenzie was awesome.

R
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time. Will be back! Vince the owner is nice and our waiter Will was very friendly. We were 5 people and had 3 bottles of wine and ordered enough food for 10. I enjoy ordering a lot of items to get a feel for a new place. Definitely recommend the grilled salmon, The eggplant and the lasagna!

D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought friends from Cape Cod for dinner. Loved food and easy to talk outside

D
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

s
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

always an enjoyable meal and friendly staff. Never disappoints.

SB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Mia was great! Food was excellent.
Only problem was that the pasta was overcooked!
Other than that, we enjoyed everything.

M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Food. Great service. Good drinks. I was very satisfied. Live to go again.

CE
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This restaurant always delivers with great customer service and wonderful, satisfying food.

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Our first time to this restaurant. I have been wanting to try it for some tine. Drinks were delicious- bread always good- appetizer ordered calamari could be the best I have had in quite some time. I ordered the butternut squash ravioli and my boyfriend ordered the lasagna. His lasagna came out as a giant delicious brick. It was enough for three meals. My ravioli came out as a mushroom pasta- not wanting to wait and not liking to waste food I ate it anyways. The dish was heavy and was ok tasting. They charges me for the dish, which I think they should have given complementary. We split the spumoni ice cream- glad we did it was huge. Between the both of us we did not even eat half of it. Overall, we liked the place and will go back. I will be getting those raviolis next time though. Hopefully, second time is a charm.

GB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marissa was great as a server. Stephanie is an awesome bartender.

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised that, on one of the busiest dining days of the year, Valentine's Day, and albeit, a little crowded, service and food was still great! We had a wonderful time and the whole experience exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

LM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Valentine’s Day

L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are excellent as always.

TG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect. Service good, noise level fine.

LE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a nice luncheon, my lasagna was not hot enough, even after asking.

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food here and the service is usually fast & friendly.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good.

C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent but food was average. I’d been there a number of times before and food was better.

MT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Such a special place!