Caffe Delfini

4.8
135 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Tucked in the Santa Monica Canyon, Caffe Delfini is an upscale restaurant that serves seafood and authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting ambiance. The restaurant specializes in pasta, with a wide variety of familiar recipes cooked with a unique twist for a savory finish. Enjoy some sliced steak, dressed with balsamic sauce or a delicious serving of linguine pasta with homemade sauce. The menu also offers gluten-free fare for diners. Round off your meal with Caffe Delfini's famous chocolate chip cheesecake, a decadent mouthful of cheesecake, chocolate chips and chocolate flakes.In addition to a fine selection of Italian and California wines, Caffe Delifni offers a tea menu that features everything from organic earl grays to green tea to caffeine-free herbal infusions. This restaurant is open all through the week.
What 135 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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vipKathrynC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, authentic Italian food. We went here for our anniversary and sat outside due to covid restrictions. The menu has a lot of options and we truly enjoyed the amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is just magic, food is authentic Italian, ingredients always super fresh and Alex and GP are just phenomenal. The linguine clams are my favorite but everything is just delicious.

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vipyntbom
Los Angeles
134 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Sat on the sidewalk during COVID which was fine. Wish there had been plastic dividers between EACH party eating. Food decent. Servers attentive.

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ShylC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this place! The food was sooooo good and the owner was really nice too!

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TylerG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love to try new Italian spots and we are so happy we tried this one. The food was outstanding. Everything tasted so fresh. Service was impeccable and definitely you should ask their recommendations. They have been there over 30 years and that speaks volumes! We found a new spot to call our favorite!

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cubbys
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a lovely dinner at Delfini. everyone loved their different pastas and the lasagna was excellent

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viplarryl
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always solid, very good dependable food.

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HMT1
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been going to Delfini for years. In particular, we come here every time we celebrate a major milestone, birthday, anniversary, etc. And every time, we are more than pleased with the service, food, and experience.

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charles
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, good food, impeccable service, very nice Italian owner. I recommend.

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vipneighbor
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic local favorite. So good to see they are doing so well during covid - lots of innovative use of spacing, sidewalks, planters and the like. Great food and service...

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vipkiligirl
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining here. A silver lining in the covid nightmare. Food and service were as fabulous as ever. One of the few places that didn’t compromise on either during these trying times for all! Will be back!

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MarkR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Dining al fresco in this age of Covid. The food was wonderful though the night was a bit chilly and breezy for dining outdoors The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Once again, the food was wonderful.

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vipJason
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

They make very, very good pasta. Servers are nice enough but not quite up to par with the food.

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vipNirenH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great intimate , simple while jovial ambiance

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viplaura
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first “Father’s Day” that my son was without a father. Joe passed away on February 8.....

We used to come here a lot, so my son and I decided to honor Joe by ordering his favorite wine and food! Our last name is CIARAMELLA.......so it had to be Italian!

It was memorable, as always.

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kkrisher0112
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipLaurieR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in town. The best arrabbiata and tiramisu in the world! We always go here for our very special occasions and casual dinners.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service.
Just right for an intimate setting

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great as always

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vipNancyS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service were wonderful. We had not been there for many years. We will be back. Everyone had a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

They over charged me 10 dollars for shrimp when al I did was change out a sauce. After complaining and them not resolving after visiting the place for over a decade. I won’t be back

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great date night. Unfortunately, we didn't get the dessert I requested in advance for my husband's birthday. But Francesco, brought us dessert on his own accord. Good move. I was really looking forward to the Tartufo, but the Tiramisu is delicious, so it all worked out.

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vipLouL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious!

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Sushilover2
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

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smiledr
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always excellent food and good service here. The seating can be a little tight, but overall worth it for great food.

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vipLouL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food nice service a bit cramped and noisy decent value

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NicW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

had a great night/meal, went back two days later for round 2

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NancyBeach
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very enjoyable dining experience for a special occasion dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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TimT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Traditional neighborhood Italian restaurant. Excellent wine list. Il cibo è delizioso!

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StaciaRR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a beautiful experience every time.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Haven't been here in years...and it hasn't changed. Small local place...very dark but nice.

Food is excellent. everything had at our table was thoroughly enjoyed. The service was pretty good but when they got busy it sort of tapered off...which can happen at any restaurant.

If you have never been, I would definitely recommend!

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vipDoraF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family reunion

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HonusClementine
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant, very accommodating when it comes to special orders or smaller portions.

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KathyM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE Café Delfini! GianPietro and Alex always make it such a special evening. Squid ink pasta with shrimp and calamari! Delicious!

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vipLouL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service! Very pleasant quaint atmosphere!

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JimS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely and excellent neighborhood Italian restaurant, cozy on a cold winter's night ... pasta and seafood to your heart's content, with seasonal special dishes and an excellent wine list. Attentive staff make an intimate dining room function smoothly, and low noise/light levels are a comforting departure from current design trends. A real treasure ...

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vipMaryH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fun and charming ambience plus great Italian food.

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BarbaraR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best thing about Caffe Delfini is that it's a restaurant where - especially in the back room - you can actually have a conversation. It's my favorite neighborhood place to go.

FAQs

Caffe Delfini does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Caffe Delfini also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 459-8823.

Caffe Delfini is rated 4.8 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.