Caffe Delfini

4.7
243 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Tucked in the Santa Monica Canyon, Caffe Delfini is an upscale restaurant that serves seafood and authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting ambiance. The restaurant specializes in pasta, with a wide variety of familiar recipes cooked with a unique twist for a savory finish. Enjoy some sliced steak, dressed with balsamic sauce or a delicious serving of linguine pasta with homemade sauce. The menu also offers gluten-free fare for diners. Round off your meal with Caffe Delfini's famous chocolate chip cheesecake, a decadent mouthful of cheesecake, chocolate chips and chocolate flakes.In addition to a fine selection of Italian and California wines, Caffe Delifni offers a tea menu that features everything from organic earl grays to green tea to caffeine-free herbal infusions. This restaurant is open all through the week.
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vipscottb
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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vipstuartr
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love this place, sitting on the street outdoors is the only draw back but it’s a great place with great food and service

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MLJP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this cute little place and I definitely will be back. The service was impeccable and the food/wine was superb. I rarely give full 5 stars but I can’t think of anything lacking at Caffe Delfini.

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vipenjoy
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and I was really impressed with the food. Definitely will come back. Wish they had a full bar.

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vipLezlie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A great, local Italian restaurant. Good food, very cordial and attentive service.
Definitely enjoyed our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite local neighborhood place. The food is great, and the services is friendly. Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
109 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During our visit to Los Angeles, we enjoyed this restaurant so much that we came back twice within one week. Ask for Hector and you will enjoy great service and attention. The food is excellent, and the wine choices extremely good. Sitting outside is a very nice option, and the vehicle road noise is not intrusive.

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KatyF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Be prepared to have your car valet parked because there is no parking nearby! Food is good.

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vipstuartr
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside on east channel road, not ideal but that is the only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars, it’s the best they can do without an outdoor patio as we do not eat indoors but we love this place and go often 🙏🏻🙌👍

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vipTriciaJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, staff is top notch ! Thanks for another great meal!

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vipPattiS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Delfini. Great food, staff, ambiance. We’ll go again soon.

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MrSea
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. The service personal and authentic Italian. Ambiance was nice too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there and the first time in a long time. Very friendly atmosphere- and wonderful food and NO room for dessert! We’ll be back!

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viplarryl
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always, consistently good. Love the place!

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vipCritic
Richmond
74 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiter forgot to ask if we wanted followup cocktails and seemed distracted by issues with other waiters
Porcini had very little flavor

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vgodd
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wish all guests were required to wear masks, as some passed by our table right next to us without wearing one. Other than that. perfection.

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vipAngelaM
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect- food, service and ambiance. Great menu with so many choices, love that they bring bread to the table when so many restaurants have stopped.
Caffe Delfini was wonderful twenty years ago and still is!

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MarkH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great al fresco experience. Helpful staff, plentiful wine selection and even offering some off menu custom options.

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Blue
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardo and the service team were happy, engaging, and wonderful to spend time enjoying our great Italian cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite neighbor restaurant!

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Rickyredondo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food, took a little while to be served but the food was hot/fresh and excellent.

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TeresaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We dined at 5:00 when they opened and had great service. The
restaurant didn't start filling up until we left about 7:00.

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smiledr
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always

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vipBethSF
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a nice Italian restaurant with good service. We ate outside on the sidewalk which was fine. The prices were a little steep but that was probably due to the location.

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DavidS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Delfini is always great! I just got back from Rome and it reminded me of my stay.

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vipeclecticeater
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wide choice of very Italian, very well prepared dishes. Unusually for an Italian restaurant in US (but not in Italy), wide selection of contorni, including several that make a delicious vegan first course (e.g. grilled radicchio). Antipasti also more varied than in most Italian restaurants, ranging from grilled calamari to spinach with garlic. They happily tweak dishes to meet dietary and taste needs. Waitstaff knowledgeable and friendly. No rushing, noise level subdued. A perfect neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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vipPutnam
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I had so far on my vacation.

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SamiM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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jkchong
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic vegetarian zucchini noodle dish. Fresh, but also delicious

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Baxter
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tip into Old School Italy, yet 2 blocks from the beach! WE went on a "date night" friday night for the first time. All the folks that work there are super friendly and it is a family atmosphere amongst the servers. The Black Spaghetti with shrimp and the pasta with sea food were both 12's on scale of 1-10. The cheesecake topped off a great evening!!

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MichelleF
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Wait staff very attentive. Great sharing of food and regional information related to Italian food. Risotto tasteful but somewhat mushy. Chicken parmigiana just okay , needed more seasoning and parm flavor. Overall we enjoyed our meal

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Bruce
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience - wait staff was excellent and helpful and food was good.

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Naschr
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food , great service , attention to detail and client satisfaction

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Eileen
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true neighborhood gem. The food and service allow for a wonderful experience.

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bunnib
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing
Great food
Great service and great quiet room

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vipLosweasel
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious traditional Italian including gluten free options and stellar branzino. Staff is funny and experienced.

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Patt
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous birthday dinner. Lobster fettuccini special on Wednesdays was delicious. Pesto, Veal Marsala equally as good. Very good service. We were too full to order desserts but they really sounded good. Thank you Mr Delfini for making my daughters birthday really nice.

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PoodleLover
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and great service. we sat outside on the sidewalk and our table was separated from other tables.

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vipTriciaJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and the best staff, Thanks for another great meal!

FAQs

Caffe Delfini does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Caffe Delfini also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 459-8823.

Caffe Delfini is rated 4.7 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.