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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
$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 Mirko Paderno
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Private Events Specialist Kaili Tidland at email@example.com 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
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.
Visited Culina for Sunday brunch for the second time. Had a wonderful morning. Food selection was fantastic and they made us feel special .... especially mom as it was Mothers Day. The entire theme was Mother's Day focussed.
It is an expensive treat.. but Culina always makes it worthwhile.
My family and I spend every Mother's Day at Culina and we are never disappointed. The service has been good every year, and seems to improve each year. Our waiter this year, Gabriel, was excellent. He was attentive and friendly. The variety of food was massive. They have several selections for carnivores, vegetarians and pescetarians. Of course, there are lots of sweets, too. The restaurant is always beautiful and clean.
The new menu is just terrible! I'm not sure what the chef is trying to do but my food was inedible. My husband ordered ravioli and there were literally 4 ravioli on the plate and the meat tasted old. I had pasta with pesto and it was sour, I'm not sure what from but I couldn't eat it. This was one of our favorite restaurants but we won't be going back anytime soon.
Truly lovely delicious meal. Pricey but worth it. Old-fashioned plush, elegant dining. The branzino was crispy outside, very succulent inside. fabulous veal chop. Excellent chicken.
All of the desserts were top notch. And we ordered a wine that wasn't on the menu so were given a bottle that was $30 more for no extra charge! We almost had our own little private room, as we were in a corner alcove and it was a pleasure to be at a restaurant where we didn't have to yell. wonderful all around.
I've stayed at Fourseasons hotels all over the world and they always have the best service that I guess could ask for. This was the strangest restaurant I have ever been to we waited for 20 minutes to be greeted by someone who wasn't our server who told us our server would shortly be there to help us out she came over and said do you want food we broke out laughing. We asked for the manager He ignored our concerns and seem to be oblivious to what was going on in his restaurant. He offered to give us some free dessert offered no explanation or apology and said that they were getting a new chef and the food was amazing. The food was Good not amazing. The only thing I would really recommend is the margarita pizza that was very Italian like but the services of Joes and I can see why it was available last minute on a Saturday night .
We keep coming back to Culina. The food is great, the service is great, the dining room is gorgeous, and the outdoor dining room is beautiful too. Yes, it's expensive - but that's where the groupon comes in, bringing a nice three-course dinner for a couple, drinks included, down to about $200, which is in line with the best restaurants in WeHo and Beverly Hills. We had 6 dishes total. The carpaccio and black truffle risotto were outstanding. The octopus and lamb were very good. I made the mistake of asking for brussel sprouts off-menu - they were kind to whip some up, but it takes too much time to do it right, and they didnt. The gelato dessert was a mix: 1 flavor excellent, the other 2 just ok. Finally got to meet the sommelier, who gave great advice, steering us to 2 nice wines we would not otherwise have tried. One downer was getting hit up for $12 for parking - was free last time - makes Uber an attractive option. Another was feeling a bit constrained by the menu, simply because we've back so many times. And one caveat: ask for the price of the specials. We didnt (on the risotto), and were stunned by the $59 price on the tab. I complained, and the server - who was wonderful - made an appropriate adjustment, apologizing for not disclosing the price before. Not to make too big a deal out of it - we had a lovely time - and while we may take a little time off, we'll be back.
This was fifth time here in the last two years. To me this should be one of the great LA dining experiences. It's beautiful, the staff is not snobby at all, wines are great and the food used to be great but it's slipping into boredom. Somehow, now the kitchen seems to be just going through the motions. If we want the same old same old, there's a lot of cheaper places to go. We had the crudo which in the past was a work of art. The fish was good but the preparation lacked finesse and taste. The branzino was great conceptually but again lacked imagination. The baramundi was very boring and in it's present form should be cut from the menu. Our server, Daniel, was fabulous, very knowledgeable and the pacing of the meal was perfect. So it was still enjoyable but I hope somebody shakes things up in the kitchen, or as Yogi would say, "this place is so popular, nobody goes there anymore."
We celebrated my girlfriend's birthday over dinner at Culina on a Thursday night, we had a lovely time thanks to the wait staffs, anyhow, the two young female hostesses were cold, stone faced. unwelcoming and less than accommodating; I stay and dine at Four Seasons around the globe and have always enjoy the kindest hospitality, I have never encountered such unprofessional attitude from the personnel at any other location, Culina, right here close to home, what a pity.
Culina is the best restaurant in the city. Salad appetizers were crispy with tart citrus dressing. My homemade pasta ravioli was scrumptious and my barramundi main dish was outstanding, both in preparation and presentation. My friend had a steak perfectly grilled and our homemade gelatos are the best. I can't wait to return.
I made a reservation for 8:15 pm on a Saturday night. Called the restaurant to let them know we were arriving at 8:30.
We sat at the bar and at 9:15 the table was not ready yet.
We were sat at 9:30, champagne at the bar was complementary because we waited so long.
The whole stuff was extremely kind.
I ve been there many times and the food is always consistent.
Service was very good as well as decor and ambience. It was also very comfortable.
Our main complaint is that the entrees were cooked with way, way too much salt. Food and especially wine are ridiculously overpriced. $8 for some bread? No thanks.
Culina is my favorite restaurant in the entire city of Los Angeles. The food is consistently outstanding and the cocktails are simply delicious; my guest said the wine list was extensive. The service is personal and friendly: I appreciate it when the server says "Welcome back, it's nice to see you again". My fish was perfectly prepared and presented, and my guest's salmon was moist and tasty. Dessert was heaven. I can't wait to return.
The restaurant is beautiful and it was very relaxed. I was able to have a good meeting, so this location met my needs. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was a disappointment.
The food in the restaurants in the Boston Four Seasons is exceptional. The food at this L. A. Four Seasons is, in my opinion, an embarrassment for the chain.
One of the worst dining experience I have ever had. Something that I would never expect from a restaurant located inside of the four seasons. Especially the one in beverly hills. Service was bad, never offered flat/sparkling water option. Instead, just brought tap water. Food was not good, pasta undercooked and black cod was not prepared right, it was fishy and had unplesant flavor that I was only able to take like 4 bites out of. Waiter didnt even bother to ask how the meal was. Never was offered fresh ground pepper while table next door (non groupon customers)was given the option of flat/sparkling water and also was offered fresh ground pepper with every course they ordered. I felt discriminated because I was using groupon. Extremely unhappy. I was embarrassed to take my boyfriend out for dinner. And just to make everything clear, we still left 20% tip only because we are generous but I would appreciate if groupon could contact this restaurnat in regards to this matter.
If the restaurant is going to treat groupon users differently, they should never offer groupon options. It is definitely not four seasons standards and can only imagine how others are treated using vouchers.
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