J. Trani's Ristorante

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615 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
On a typical Friday night at J. Trani's Ristorante, a visit to the dining room reveals a host of family and friends and the bar is bustling with a crowd that can only be described as enthusiastic. Most of the crowds are long time friends, but even those who aren't are made to feel like one of the family.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
Ambience
4.7
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EddieG
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Never had a bad experience here. Can’t recommend highly enough

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. We stopped here while staying at a local hotel and loved it. The meatball appetizer was amazing! You could tell there are plenty of regulars and I can see why.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have eaten at Trani’s many times. It’s one of my favorites. Food and service always excellent.

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PaulP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to J Trani's several times. I have never been disappointed. It was always great. Our server who's name I wish that I remembered, was also taking care of a party of 24 and still was able to pay proper attention to us. She did a great job serving us.

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EvelynM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

J. Trani's is our favorite restaurant in San Pedro. The food never disappoints. Going out on Valentine's Day is often a gamble, but this was a great experience. We didn't have to wait, they offered a variety of selections, and the service was excellent (that's not always true at Trani's). The scallop appetizer was amazing; it might have even surpassed our favorite the calamari. The steak was perfectly cooked. The only glitch was we were seated in the bar, which is okay, but the lights were very bright and we had to ask them to be dimmed twice (the other diners thanked us).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and accommodations to keep us happy as guests. When they sold out of lobster risotto that I had my heart set on the offered to make a lobster pasta instead which was great. We always enjoy it there.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day! Super job by all. Bobby makes it happen because he leads by his actions. Place all decorated with balloons and much excitement for the special evening it was. Service always above and beyond the call of duty.
Food fantastic! Another great evening at J Tranny!

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TonyB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made our reservation on open table for 7:30pm and didn’t get seated AGAIN for 40 minutes. All the while there were 8 tables open with no one seated. If it was anywhere else we would’ve left. Once we were seated as always the Service was excellent and the food was amazing!!!

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DavidZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had reservations ... arrived on time but had to wait 30min for a table. The food is great and this was our 5th time here.

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beachboy1222
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always thoroughly enjoy our terrific food & service at this iconic and friendly San Pedro Restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and music

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RalphD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

J Tranis never disappoints ! The food is excellent and a great variety from fish to steaks and pasta ! The waiters are very friendly and so accommodating! We would highly recommend J Tranis !

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JanRPV
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by our experience at this long-time local restaurant. We had not been for several years due to a not-so-good experience. But this time was perfect. Nice energy, great service from Cory, and delicious food. We’ll be back!

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vipMichelleM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pizza in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always solid consistent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I took my 92 yr young mother to dinner at J Trani’s. Warm warm reception from both the receptionist and Bobby. Sat almost immediately and upon sitting down, delicious bread brought to table followed by menus and wine list. Our waitress, Yulianna was so attentive and personal. I can be critical of good restaurants attended but I have been th J Trani’s now several times and the word I would use is consistent. I’ve never had Yulianna as our server but she was like in the past, just wonderful. Bobbi, the owner, I believe, is constantly walking the floor making sure all is going well. He is attentive and aware and directs all team personnel with a fluidity that is refreshing. His goal is to meet or exceed expectations. Service is excellent needless to say.
Food fantastic...always. From the sweet Thai calamari to salads and entrees. This is a restaurant that you feel very comfortable in. It is an established restaurant since 1925 I am pretty sure. Go and have a great date dinner, family dinner or business dinner. You’ll come away satisfied and knowing that you will be returning.

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vipNikkiN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a favorite place to connect with friends due to the amazing food, service and warm atmosphere which allows for conversations. Love J Tranis!

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Scot
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place exceeded my expectations in every way. I just did a quick google search for something local and came across this place. I was there midweek for a bday dinner for two. Parking is easy, it was not too busy. Food was outstanding. There was some live music, not too loud and perfect for the venue. It was obvious there were numerous regular customers there, though this place was perfect for a special occasion. I do not go out too much, but have searched out nice places to go for special occasions over the past 10 year and this place is the best place I have been in years.

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vipLosDawg
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cory was a fantastic server and Savannah was an excellent hostess.

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vipderiko
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best in the southbay

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TonyB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had 6:45 reservations and weren’t seated till 7:05 the table we were seated at was available the whole time but we still weren’t seated. We always eat here and this isn’t normal for them

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vipRedondoBeach
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great New Year's Eve out!! They handled the crowd well!! And the food was excellent as usual.

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Lynn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal with great service especially for NYE.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

When I booked thru open table I changed the time of the reservation so we would not be sitting in the bar area. When we arrived the only table available was the worst table in the house.... 3 feet from the receptionist in the bar area! Extremely irritating. Because it was New Years Eve the noise level was over the top. Thank god the food was delicious or the evening would have been a bust! Will not return on New Years Eve in the future😕

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Richardm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

great swordfish. Waitress was good but not great as we had to remind her a few times

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Citygal7
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A cut above the rest.

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vipMichelle
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Trani’s has always been decent, but the changes to their menu + the quality of the food has vastly improved. Every dish I ordered has been amazing. My sister and I like to split entrees, so we can try more things on the menu.

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BobF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome flavors and fresh food. Good place for a special occasion or just a good pizza. Service is always good and friendly. Highly recommend any seafood dish. My favorite was the swordfish and the grilled octopus.

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vipderiko
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Derrick is the man!!!!
Raise raise raise raise!!!

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Renpan
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice, local hangout; great food, very small booths for a party of 4 relatively normal sized people. Service was slow considering we were there on a Tuesday night at 5:45. At any rate, we liked the atmosphere and food, so we’ll return.

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vipdanapointart
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Noise level not conducive to quiet conversation. Dinner prep not quite as requested to server.

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vipcwlccarla
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently always have a wonderful meal and dining experience!

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JWSP
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing drinks, amazing food, amazing people! Best restaurant in San Pedro, best italian in the South Bay

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vipASFdave
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love Trani's! It never disappoints. Service by Josie was outstanding. Friendly and welcoming,yet professional.
We started with the world class new style Calamari. We always come back to the "elephant ear" style pounded vesl chop. Trani's makes the best. We also enjoyed the butternut squash ravioli and Chicken Marsala. Our granddaughters enjoyed Lentil soup and also Spaghetti and meat balls. We brought a bottle of 2012 Domaine Carneros Brut Rose to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Adam and Jann's marriage. We had a nice bottle of Sanford Pinot Noir with our meal. We shared an excellent bread pudding and a peanut whipped custard and a mango sorbet for our granddaughter who cannot eat peanuts. My daughter and I each had a nice Blueberry Smash bourbon based cocktail with dessert. We left the driving home to our spouses. Another memorable dinner at J Trani's.

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BIRTHDAY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3rd Friday in a row celebrating family birthdays. This restaurant is always excellent in every way.

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WadeB
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I returned 3 years after our first visit and we still loved it; it was our anniversary dinner and they treated us very nicely it seems like a family type environment. The food was great the short ribs bolognese sauce and lobster spaghetti were great. We will return again on our next trip to LA.

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BobM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our server Corey was absolutely delightful, he's certainly a credit to Trani's

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vipBobF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. The swordfish carpaccio was outstanding..the panchetta pizza is fabulous

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vipMaryanne
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, went for my birthday. New to neighborhood. Got the veal chop and shank on bone, was excellent, my son's duck was also perfect.
Impeccable service.
Also a lovely birthday creme brulee with fruit on the house.
So happy to have such a nice restaurant in my neighborhood.

MA
MaryA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to Trani's for all of our celebrations. Love their food and service. Can be casual at the bar or dressy for special celebrations.

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