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Culina is taking reservations for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Capturing the cosmopolitan ethose of Los Angeles, Culina, Modern Italian presents a lively neighborhood gathering spot where sophisticated cuisine and levity join hands. Culina, from the Latin word for "kitchen" showcases the intersection of traditional and modern Italian cuisine with a menu guided by exceptional ingredients. Guests can linger over small plates and wine or settle in for a night of superior dining in the garden. The menu features Los Angeles' only crudo bar with the finest selections of hand prepared raw seafood, as well as homemade pastas, pizzas, the freshest Burrata and salami, and authentic entrees. Our wine program offers approximately 200 wines, most available by carafe, from Italy and the rest of the world, with a range of unique aperitifs and cocktails. Culina provides the perfect atmosphere to see and be seen!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am – 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking - $12.00 for Culina patrons. Complimentary Valet Parking at Lunch.
Chef Byron Thomas
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Private Events Specialist Amelia Wehr
Culina, Modern Italian’s elegant Private Dining Room and Grappa Room are ideal for business, social and intimate gatherings. For cocktail receptions, we recommend the Culina Lounge or Culina Patio.
Culina Ratings and Reviews
Phenomenal service, menu knowledge from server Sonja and the wine staff was impeccable. Interior is relaxing, beautiful, and classy. We ate dinner outside by the fire, very peaceful and quiet. Had the oysters, octopus, beef carpaccio, risotto with bone marrow, and asparagus. Then we headed back inside to watch the baseball game at the bar and had lively intellectual conversation with other patrons. Such an incredible experience, and I will most certainly be back.
It was my birthday and ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes which in the past I had loved.
It was extremely expensive over $30. Two thick dry pancakes arrived with no accompaniments.
ei. fruit, butter. They had no flavor at all. So very disappointing at this find restaurant.
The service was non attentive. Had to wait for water, coffee not very relaxing.
Tiny pasta portions. The eggplant pasta was good. I wish there was more. The Caesar salad was enough to share, but nothing special. We returned it because of the over abundance of pepper. They remade the salad. I compare local Italian restaurants to DaPasquale's outstanding pastas and Caesar salad. Also I resent paying $12.00 for parking. I don't feel privileged to dine at their mediocre overpriced restaurant.
We got a table outside. There were a lot of flies swarmed our food, drink and around the table. We went there for a birthday celebration and requested both on the phone and when we get there to make us a birthday dessert. They said they can do and will bring to us but they didn't do anything. I was very disappionted.
Our appetizers were very good and my chicken entrée was also very good. The veggies pizza was the most boring pizza we have had in years. It was like cardboard with veggies on top. For $20 for a small pizza, it was beyond disappointing. One more positive side, the place has a great ambiance, and good service. As an FYI, the only reason my wife got the pizza was because there wasn't a vegetarian option under the main courses - this is another thing that could be improved upon by this restaurant.
Ate outside in the beautiful garden area with a waterfall and very cool lighting once it became dark. My daughter is a vegetarian and there were few options so they ought to work on that. I thoroughly enjoyed the salad, gnocchi past with mushrooms and then the branzino main dish
Met a long time friend for dinner at Culina inside the Four Seasons Hotel on Burton Way and Doheny. This restaurant is
Lovely and with modern decor.
For starters chilled Pinot Grigio, the caprese salad with heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella and frisée and balsamic vinaigrette all very light yet nice simple summer flavors.
Mains: special request spaghetti pasta with ragu meat sauce and grilled branzino with buttery morels. Both were smaller portions, fresh, delicate and flavorful. For dessert we had the
gelato trio of strawberry, espresso and dulce de leche all yummy and the luxe chocolate cake with berries.
Service from hostess, waitress, servers and valet were professional, accommodating and very nice. Would definitely
return and recommend.
Culina wasn't as good as it has been in the past. The peaches in the burrata and peaches salad were dry with brown spots and NO flavor; the cheese was good. The branzino was very tiny and it came with nothing around it: a few mushrooms or a couple of green beans would have added to the presentation. The gelato dessert was excellent.
The garden/patio at Culina is just a lovely place for dinner! We sat outside by the water (fountain/rain) surrounded by plants that block out most of the noise and let you forget that you are right there on Doheny Ave. We had two great servers, Renee and Brent, along with others who brought food, bread, and water. All of the dishes we ordered were very tasty-a pizza with a yummy, crispy crust, branzino (minus the head), osso buco, a rather strange vegetarian or vegetable but not with vegetables pasta, and a fabulous huge New York strip steak. For dessert we shared the baked alaska, the butter cake, and a layered dark chocolate cake that is not on the menu. I think my only complaint might be that the bottle of wine we ordered wasn't cold so we had to wait a while for it to chill and be able to enjoy it. Otherwise, it was a really nice evening with family!
The staff was extremely attentive and accommodating. Our waitress was great, she went the extra mile to make sure we got exactly what we wanted from the organic wine (Badia a Coltibuono) to the gluten free pasta. The sommelier also added to the wonderful experience. Great menu, great vibe. Our breakfast the next morning was just as nice. Looking forward to dining again soon.
Nothing to rave about. I have tried this place several times and I'm done. I keep hoping it will get better but now I give up. My cauliflower soufflé appetizer with truffles was good but the Risotto was overkill on the gorgonzola cheese...could not eat and chose not to complain.
Not what it was when it first opened ...that is for sure.
Always a treat, Culina never disappoints. My salad with cheese, fresh greens and sliced apples was refreshing and tasty. My branzino was cooked to perfection with no bones left behind, and the home made gelatos and sorbetti are wonderful. Can't wait to return.
Very poor representation via Groupon. Which said the deal was $95 for 2-wine, 2-and, 2-mains and 1-dessert. Turns out they take your total bill after ordering from the regular menu and deduct $165. Still paid $130 on top of the Groupon "deal" that cost $95. And they totally changed the menu. And they add 18% gratuity. No deal at all.
Culina never disappoints. I love it there. Our server, Michael, was super personable and very on top of the order. I've never had a bad meal there and I've been there for birthday lunches as well. My husband had the chicken and I had the salmon. Both were very good. The chicken was over the top. To start he had the octopus salad and I had the green pea purée both were delicious. The atmosphere there is chill and cozy. The fountain provides a nice white noise that feels zen.
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