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

Check out our Daily Happy Hour!
Keepin' it fresh with New Tastes & Daily Chef Specials!

Join us for our Happy Hour Specials Everyday!

4-6p MON- FRI and & SAT & SUN 11:30A - 6P

End your day at Cantalini's! Get cozy inside or on our outdoor patios.  Tasty Happy Hour small bite plates, drink specials and more! Available 7 days a week!

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Cantalini's is available for carry-out, curbside pickup or local delivery 7 days a week. Let's Eat!

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Special Events of All Kinds



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

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

A little history…

On 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, 23 years and counting.