Cantalini's Salerno Beach

Welcome to Cantalini's

The Best in Traditional Italian Cuisine

A local landmark for over 60 years, Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant has been under its current ownership since January 2000. We are proud to present the Best in Traditional Italian Cuisine

Our family is from Abruzzi and although some of our menu is influenced by other regions, our handmade pastas and sauces have been handed down for generations. Our dishes are made with a passionate attention to quality and tradition. Everything is made to order to ensure the utmost in freshness. It is our pleasure to serve you and we hope you visit us soon. 

Lisetta Maria, 
Executive Chef and Owner

Our Summer Hours are back!
We're Open 7 Days Lunch & Dinner!
11:30a-3p / 4p-9:30p
Happy Hour Everyday 4-6p

Get Happier at Cantalini's!

Daily Happy Hour with Small Plates is back! Try our Prix Fixe Special Menu available Fri - Sun)

End your day with “Cheers!” Delicious Italian and Speciality Beverages!
Drink specials: $5 House Wine and Beer.  Try our Mocktails …refreshing and non-alcoholic.

Special Events of All Kinds



 Planning Lunch for your Staff? Creating a party, meeting or a special event? Call us! Our award-winning catering team will help design a custom menu to meet your needs and budget. 

View Menu

A Local Favorite In the Heart of Playa Del Rey


We Appreciate all the Love and support as we celebrate our 24th year in the heart of Playa del Rey. We treasure our Community and are so grateful for all the love you continue to show us! 
Join us for the Best in Traditional Italian Cuisine & more!  Beautiful Chef Specials, fine wines, housemade desserts and friendly service for 24 years and counting!
Fine dining in a casual atmosphere with Love! 


Enjoy Live Music Every Sunday at Cantalini's 6:30p - 9:30p. Check out our Live Music Page for more information!

A little history…

Wondering how Cantalini's came to be a favorite icon in Playa del Rey? It all started when Giovanni Cimino came to California from Salerno Beach, Italy and opened Giovanni's Salerno Beach Restaurant in the early 60s. His menu was a simple reflection of the old world Southern Italian cooking and it became popular with many of the locals who, to this day, reminisce about the many memories made within these walls.

What was uniquely Giovanni was his colorful personality ranging from his Christmas themed décor to his spontaneous opera singing while serving his guests. There are so many stories from those days and we are pleased to have evolved into what Cantalini's is today, 24 years and counting.