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!
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking - $12.00 for Culina patrons. Complimentary Valet Parking at Lunch.
Culina Chef Denis Dello Stritto
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Private Events Specialist Kaili Tidland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 860-4000.
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
Our Groupon deal: Two Drinks (Choices of ...
Our Groupon deal: Two Drinks (Choices of either Cocktails, Wine, or Non-Alcoholic drinks); Two Shared Appetizers; 2 Main Entrees; and 1 Shared Dessert.
Mom got an adorable 6oz Diet Coke Bottle. I got the Fiori & Zenzero ($16) Cocktail. The drink was really strong after the first two sips, but got better as the huge ice melted.
Polpo alla Griglia $18 Comes with 2 pieces - one tentacle & one piece of the body. About the size of your middle and index fingers put together. Both were grilled deliciously - very soft and tender. Definitely recommend getting this one. Polpette $18 Small meatball sizes - think golf ball sizes. The meatballs were moist and tender, and seasoned perfectly. The tomato sauce was delicious, and we both used the parmesan cracker bread to scoop up the sauce with.
Gambetto $42 The braised lamb shank was soft and tender, easily fell off the bone. The farotto was hearty and seasoned perfectly. I think Mom liked the farotto more than the lamb shank itself, lol! Mom got the Branzino $46 - EPIC FAIL!!!! She was annoyed that a $46 dish had no flavor to it. The fish itself was tender, but oh so bland! We had high hopes for this dish, but sadly, it sucked. The only thing that we did agree on it was the crispy skin.
DESSERT -BUTTERSCOTCH BUDINO $11 (Whipped Crème Fraiche, Sea Salt Caramel, Coconut Cookies). Now came the best part of the meal, dessert!!! We both liked the soft and creamy texture. Paired with the whipped crème fraiche and long, thin shortbread coconut/toffee flavored cookie, it was divine.
Our waitress, - sweet and patient, answered any questions we had about our meal and drinks as well as being on point with changing up our dinner ware for each different dish. As for the male servers, very attentive in making sure our waters were refilled continuously, and taking away any finish dishes quickly. Also, they address you by your last name, which I thought I was very nice gesture.
Worth the try at least!
I used a Groupon to treat my nephew and ...
I used a Groupon to treat my nephew and brother from England to a fancy Saturday night dinner when we visited L.A. I reserved through OpenTable with no problems. When your teenage nephew sits up and remarks, this is posh, I knew I made the right choice. I appreciate our hostess who did not look down on us Groupon users. Service was attentive. Food came out timely and was indeed, very good. We were not rushed. It was worth the 30% tip. We ended up having a very nice evening out from our Culina dining experience.
My dining experience was regrettable. Th ...
My dining experience was regrettable. The food was excellent. The waitress (Meg)was horrid. She had no interest in providing service. She never asked if I wanted a refill. She demanded the check which we discovered she added an 18% tip at $45 and and the bill was $188. Also she added $20.80 in tax and food tax is only 9%...It was my birthday. We received a refund. We later discovered that she added a tip onto her 18% for a total of $79. We shouldn't have had to deal with it at all.
Everything is about this place is amazin ...
Everything is about this place is amazing but of a weird walk to finally get to your destination but once you are there you are greater with a smile , everybody is very attentive ( your server or others ) , the gambetto ( lamb shank ) was to die for and the wine selection is pretty great as well , MEG was very pleasant and made great recommendations especially when it came to dessert , I had the tiramisu and one scoop of house made gelato ( Dulce de Leche )
Culina never disappoints: outstanding f ...
Culina never disappoints: outstanding food, good cocktails and excellent wine list, great desserts, attentive wait staff and lovely ambiance make for a PERFECT meal. I am lucky to have been here over ten times in two years and I look forward to every meal.
I think they may have hired a new chef n ...
I think they may have hired a new chef now!
All the dishes we ordered were really really delicious!!
Bartender can make very yummy cocktails!!
William was our server, he is absolutely professional and nice!!
Many thanks to our great server, Chef, bartender and hostess, you guys are amazing!! We all have wonderful dinner!!
We'll definitely come back soon!!
We tried Culina because we happened to h ...
We tried Culina because we happened to have a Groupon. We would definitely come again. The restaurant is beautiful and comfortable, with ample indoor and outdoor seating. The tables are nicely spaced, so that conversation is easy. There are also booths that are very roomy and comfy.
The service is top-notch. Extremely attentive, and kind. Everyone who works there is nice, and appears happy.
The food was beyond delicious. I had an octopus appetizer - which was fantastic. Don;t be scared of octopus, this was succulent and tasty. My husband had a ceasar salad that looked good. First courses run about $15-$18.
I had branzino that was delicious. It was a filet with a crispy crust along with fennel and at orange slices - at least three varieties. My husband had a chicken dish with truffled mushrooms and potatoes. It was good too. Entrees were around $35 and up (with steaks the priciest choices). There were also pizzas and pastas more moderately priced. The couple next to us each had a pizza.
Desert was a gooey chocolate something with gelato and was gone in 5 seconds.
Very lovely evening. Groupon is a fun way to try someplace new, that may have been there for a long time!
The food was good, but only good. Nothin ...
The food was good, but only good. Nothing new on the menu, but also nothing that really stands out. That great thing about it is just the overall design, especially the patio. I love al fresco dining, and this is wonderful. Nothing like Italian food while listening to Ferraris go up and down Doheny. This is dining in Beverly Hills
I went for Sunday brunch. At $85 you mig ...
I went for Sunday brunch. At $85 you might balk. When you see what they have to offer, it's a steal. Fresh sushi and seafood. Wonderful carving station. Amazing selection of breakfast treats. Mexican station, Chineese station, salads galore, fresh fruits, pastries etc...
Definitely worth the visit.
We love the chef Denis's creative and de ...
We love the chef Denis's creative and delicious dishes. All ingredients are carefully selected, fresh and superb. We appreciate the delicate and surprisingly refreshing taste to bring the best of all dishes. We look forward to coming back more often.
The food was good but overpriced. At l ...
The food was good but overpriced. At lunch we ordered a few appetizers, 5 main dishes, 4 desserts, coffee and tea. One of the main dishes was the Tagliata, Sliced Tri-Tip Steak. The dish cost $29 and we received a very small steak sliced not even 6oz. with a little bit of salad Arugula and two Cherry Tomatos. The steak was not tender.
There many better alternatives in Beverly Hills for a very expensive meal.
Meeting with my corporate business colle ...
Meeting with my corporate business colleague at Culina for dinner and ordered: 2 glasses of Cabernets, Burrata with corn relish, salad, Bronzino with vegetables, Salmon with risotto and redskin mash purée...all were presented artfully and tasted light but flavorful. Sat outside by the waterfall and under the stars, to enjoy another southern Cal summer night. This is my second visit this week to Culina and would recommend for overall great service and good food and ambience.
Dinner with my attorney colleague and or ...
Dinner with my attorney colleague and ordered: Laphroaig scotch on the rocks neat, Grey Goose martini up, a bottle of Syrah, the appetizer meatballs, spaghetti with ragu sauce, the Mediterranean seabass(Bronzino), side of red skin mashed potatoes purée. For dessert we shared the almond tarts and peach gelato. All dishes were presented nicely and fresh and delish, and the portions just right.
The hostesses,waitress and servers were professional and nice. Overall experience was quite pleasant and would recommend and return here at Culina Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel in LA/Beverly Hills.
I have eaten here before for dinner and ...
I have eaten here before for dinner and for lunch. The restaurant is in a convenient location and does have a very nice bar and lounge. We had lunch this visit and my guest ordered the spaghetti. It looked like Chef Boyardee and was not very good. Portions for the salad were small. Although service was very good the food is pricey for the quality.
We had enjoyed an amazing meal at Culina ...
We had enjoyed an amazing meal at Culina last year and couldn't wait to take our friends there the other night. I don't know if they have a new chef, but oh what a sad change in cuisine. The service was still top notch, but the lamb shank arrived dripping in some sort of thousand island concoction, the steaks arrived with a kind of odd salsa topping. The four of us agreed that the food was ordinary and that the sauces were at odds with the meats they were supposed to be enriching. As lovely a setting as it is and as marvelous as the serving staff is, we won't be going again.
Not good. They had been notified that i ...
Not good. They had been notified that it was a birthday. The food was only okay. $16 for a less than average Caesar Salad. Filet Steak incredibly small, taste okay. Tiny amount of small potato 'balls'....too expensive. Dessert Fresh Peach Torte was disgusting. Gooey dough, as far as Fresh Peach, the thinnest of slices, about four of them on the top of a less than sponge type whatever it was...sent it back. No acknowledgement of our birthday celebration. Restaurant, basically empty. Would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!
Charged $20 more, when I booked price fo ...
Charged $20 more, when I booked price for brunch was $75 per/ person, but they charged $85 per/ person, all beverages they charged additionally . I had a branch in Santa Barbara in Hotel Four Seasons last week and I payed $75 per person including all beverages even Mimosa, Bloody Merry , but here everything different , the thing is when I booked price was $75, so I don't understand why they charged $10 more.
So disappointed for the Dina la menu. Ge ...
So disappointed for the Dina la menu. Get seafood di mare and the pasta was not fully cooked. It was half raw dough. And the waitress told me that was the way Italian eat pasta. Excuse me? This was raw! I did a lot of fancy Italian restaurant before. No one was like this. So rediclous! Never come it again.
The patio is so lovely and we sat over c ...
The patio is so lovely and we sat over coffee and dessert and visited with our friends.
The food was very good and beautifully presented. The service was excellent.
Everything was just as we ordered and the waiter did not hover but seemed to
know when he was needed. We will definitely return this summer.
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