Italian Restaurants in Lakewood

Up to 50% Off at BYOPizza

BYOPizza

Redondo Beach

$10 $6

Build your own pizza with eclectic sauces and toppings such as southwest chipotle pesto, asiago cheese, lobster, and cilantro

Up to 41% Off at Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

$67.45 $40

(740)

Appetizers of prosciutto and melon precede entrees such as lasagna bolognese, veal picata, and tilapia in a marsala sauce

Up to 41% Off Italian Dinner at Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

$40 $24

Risotto balls and cajun alfredo linguini segue into gourmet pies such as white truffle or roasted duck with gouda

46%% Off Dinner for Two or Four at Portofino Cucina Italiana

Portofino Cucina Italiana

Downtown Los Angeles

$100 $59

Naples–born chef shares favorite home recipes such as homemade gnocchi or seafood brodetto stew through a tasting menu

40% Off Local, Organic Cuisine at EVO Kitchen

EVO kitchen

Hollywood

$25 $15

Vegans and meat lovers share a table at this casual eatery that caters to many tastes—including gluten-free—with a minimal carbon footprint

40% Off Pizza at Garage Pizza

Garage Pizza

Silverlake

$25 $15

(502)

Crispy, thin-crust pies topped with fresh mozzarella, pesto, meatballs, and other ingredients from a pizza place open until 4 a.m.

39% Off Pizza at 161 Street Pizzeria

161 Street Pizzeria

Hollywood Hills

$18 $11

(18)

More than 20 toppings such as barbecue chicken rest atop crust and house-made sauce alongside pasta, subs, and chicken parmesan

40% Off at Garage Pizza

Garage Pizza

Downtown Los Angeles

$25 $15

(308)

Sauceless white pizzas topped with ricotta and garlic, traditional margherita, and specialties covered in meatballs, sausage, and pepperoni

Half Off at Pedone's Pizza

Pedone's Pizza

Hermosa Beach

$20 $10

(102)

Hot sandwiches and classic italian pastas make tasty individual meals, and specialty pizzas fill small groups of bellies

Up to 40% Off at Surf Dog's Sports Grill

Surf Dog's Sports Grill

Huntington Beach

$35.95 $26

(43)

Large pizza or 21 pieces of wings for parties to split at a sports bar with 19 flat-screen TVs

Up to 52% Off Pizza at Lamppost Pizza 

Lamppost Pizza

Orange

$35 $17

(28)

A pair of friends shares eight slices of regular- or gluten-free crust pizza, washing it down with beer from Backstreet Brewery

Up to 43% Off at Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza

Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza

Washington Culver

$29.98 $17

(499)

Ham, cinnamon, green peas, Brazilian-style cream cheese, condensed milk, fresh fruit, and beef stroganoff crown 30 types of gourmet pizzas

Up to 70% Off Italian Food at Polentoni 

Polentoni

Culver City

$142 $49

(356)

Traditional Italian dishes served in an eatery with rustic brick walls, exposed ceiling rafters, and rich wooden floors

50% Off at Luna Rossa Ristorante

Luna Rossa Ristorante

Tustin

$30 $15

(170)

Authentic Italian restaurant known for its homemade pastas & pizzas made in a wood burning oven mostly uses products imported from Italy

43% Off at Finbars Italian Kitchen

Finbars Italian Kitchen

Costa Mesa

$30 $17

(125)

New York and West Coast twists update Italian dishes, such as thin-crust semolina pizzas and pesto chicken with cilantro

45% Off Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

$20 $11

(223)

Classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, meat lasagna, sausage rolls, and Sicilian-style pizzas

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Café Corleone's cooks transport the rich culinary landscape of Sicily to the United States through mouthwatering Italian pizzas, pastas, and desserts served in a warmly lit space. Head chef Alongi dazzles taste buds with a menu of seafood, steaks, and flavorful sauces made from seasonal ingredients. Inside, pictures of old Italy pepper the walls and tables frame house-made pizzas and elegant desserts with a dressy-casual outfit of checkered tablecloth. In addition to enrapturing palates with plates of fresh Sicilian fare, Café Corleone keeps eardrums entertained with live music from Ron Nardo and Terry Anfuso, who delight audiences each Saturday night with their renditions of jazz standards, Rat Pack hits, and dubsteb remixes of The Sound of Music soundtrack.

15337 Paramount Blvd
Paramount,
CA
US

When owner Frank White took over this Downey eatery—then called Granata's Italian Restaurant—in 2011, the Granata family had already been serving Italian cuisine there for more than 54 years, according to the Downey Patriot. Today, White still plucks recipes from the family cookbook but has also added his own touch with a new menu of hot and cold Spanish-style tapas. Made with gourmet ingredients such as fresh clams, spanish piquillo peppers, and rich serrano ham, the new plates are small enough to be shared with friends or slingshotted spitefully at enemies. The chefs also use locally sourced ingredients for classic Italian meals whenever possible, festooning linguine carbonara with fresh sweet peas and veal parmigiana with rich tomato sauce.

In the renovated dining area, blue pendant lamps light the full bar and surrounding cherry-wood tables and chairs. Flat-screen TVs share wall space with murals of the Venetian canals where Leonardo da Vinci first learned to jet ski.

11032 Downey Ave
Downey,
CA
US

When it came time for the team at Johnny Carino’s to come up with some new recipes, they began rifling through their personal cooking histories. Executive chef Chris Peitersen took his first kitchen job at a barbecue joint when he was 14, so he was primed to create italian baby back ribs. By infusing brown sugar barbecue sauce with balsamic vinegar imported from Modena, he’s given the marinade a more acidic bite than typical barbecue sauces. As the ribs slowly roast and char on an oak grill, he bastes on his creation before finishing the dish with a dusting of parmesan.

The ribs are one of Carino’s many menu items that follow the restaurants’ approach of classic Italian preparations modified by forward-thinking flavor combinations. Diners will find a Black Angus burger capped with mozzarella and fried pepperoni, or sautéed tilapia spiced with garlic and jalapeño. Other signature dishes include the 16-layer lasagna, Skilletinis that sizzle with spaghetti and a choice of meat, and tiramisu made from scratch.

12036 Lakewood Blvd
Downey,
CA
US

Extreme Pizza's topping tycoons devise an innovative spread of ingredient combinations, forging distinctive tastes among a lineup of gourmet pizzas, creative salads, and zesty sides. Palates carefully balance the sweet-and-salty notes of the Paia pie, whose canadian bacon, pineapple, and mandarin-orange slices proffer a more flavorful taste of Hawaii than a molten-lava mai tai. Meanwhile, the Asian-inspired Hanoi Fever pie decks out dough with shredded pork soused in spicy hoisin sauce, peanuts, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro, and the Poultry Geist spreads ranch-marinated chicken over a bed of four cheeses sizzling with broccoli, red onions, and fresh sage. Bite-size wings wallow in a choice of four spicy or sweet sauces, and Extremely Twisted sticks imbue bready morsels with two types of cheese beneath oregano and fresh garlic. Otherwise, forks and pocket-sized bulldozers can unearth savory goodies found within a range of herbivorous ingenuities, such as a vegetarian-friendly caesar salad or the Wobbs salad, which nestles smoked bacon, grilled chicken, and sliced tomatoes in a bed of chopped lettuce and gorgonzola cheese.

21 The Paseo
Long Beach,
CA
US

Michael's on Naples

Though Michael’s on Naples serves authentic Italian dishes, the team doesn’t rely on imported ingredients. Instead, they makes their own pastas, sausage, and mozzarella each day, and pick herbs and seasonal veggies from the rooftop garden. This home-grown approach is a no-brainer considering the owner's background: before entering the restaurant business, Michael Dene used to bottle his own sauces to give as gifts to his New York neighbors. Inside the kitchen, chef David Coleman brings the menu to life using local and organic components whenever possible. As such, many dishes change with the season, but offerings typically include delicacies such as whole-grilled Mediterranean sea bass with artichokes, and oxtail-stuffed pasta with brown butter and breadcrumbs. Conversely, the wine list focuses primarily on Italian varietals. Should the 16-page collection prove dizzying, undecided patrons can find a perfect wine by completing a brief magazine quiz or by asking General Manager––and wine expert––Massimo Aronne for a recommendation.

5620 E 2nd St
Long Beach,
CA
US

At the bright and cozy Canadian Pizza & Grill, many of the pizzas are served in twos. Working in accordance with their regular “2-for-1” deal, cooks bake up pairs of pies fresh, tossing twin 10-inch, 12-inch, or 14-inch circles of dough with imaginative specialty toppings like chorizo, ham and pineapple, or Canadian bacon. They outfit both pizzas in sturdy cardboard boxes and matching "It's a Boy!" bonnets, peddling them to customers for the price of one. When they're not whipping up pizza duos, the kitchen staff turns their attention to other pizzeria classics, including crunchy foot-long subs, plump wings, and grilled philly steak sandwiches. They also prepare a variety of two-person pasta dinners that include meat lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and fettuccine alfredo.

1241 E 4th St
Long Beach,
CA
US