Hermosa Beach Restaurants

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    FFFF (Fat Face Fenner Fishack): Cheer Bo Sox outside of Boston...and drink/eat!

    by marinarena Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Well, this is a very particular tip if you are a fan of Boston Red Sox baseball or if you are from Boston and want to connect with your Boston-ness while being in the Los Angeles area to enjoy the usually better weather and good times. What the f--- is FFFF? Funny name for a bar but this is not your typical local one. OK, food is not what to mention so much here-rather the atmosphere. FFFF is one of two bars that are specialty Boston Red Sox bars , just at Hermosa alone! If you are in the LA area but miss Boston, come here especially in the spring and summertime to enjoy the "Sawks!" and experience the whole "Baaston" thing. I have a very strong martini here which is more on the fancy side. Beer is always favored and poured. Ask for the head guy here who will remind you of one of the regulars on the show, Cheers. Here, I feel as though I were in Beantown. The environment is raucous. Crowds flock in from the first pitch of the game and the bar gets deafening- though it wasn't as much so when I went in due to the Bo Sox trailing miserable. 2006 was not a great year for the team but expect the team and their loyal, passionate followers to keep pushing on-hopefully knocking the damn Yankees down in the process.

    Favorite Dish: Dish? What dish? Hee Hee...

    I will have to try the fish here sometime!

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    Paisano's Pizza: Have a NY-style slice at Paisano's

    by marinarena Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    There is hope for NY-style pizza lovers in southern California. It takes some searching but one will find it to near perfection at Paisano's. Expect a not so fancy-smancy diner for major pizza consuming. What keeps me coming back here is a variety of slices is about always available-not just pepperoni and cheese from which to choose! Though some bad reviews have been posted on the web, my experience has been very favorable with service being prompt and out of the way friendly. The decor inside is typical pseudo-NY style with the obligatory Sinatra and Dean pics on the wall, movie posters like that of The Godfather and yada yada yada.... Basically, for those coming to Hermosa , fiklll your appetite here after a nice, long walk along the shoreline and the strand.

    Favorite Dish: pizza with eggplant and/or chicken; white pizza

    All varieties of pizza are good to me here but I single out these since it's rare to get these available right away by slice.

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    Fritto Misto: Save room for delicious, colorful pasta!

    by marinarena Updated Oct 2, 2006

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    Come to Fritto Misto for the great, filling pasta and then walk off the calories to the beach. The atmosphere is nice, colorful and cozy. Why this place is called Fritto Misto puzzles me because "fritto misto" means "fried mix" and refers to seafood usually. Fish is not a main dish to eat here nor is this place a stir fry place for sure. But what's in a name really? Prices here are quite reasonable, definitely so considerable the restaurant is somewhat near the beach and is attractive. If in Beverly Hills, for example, they'd be twice as much. The dining room mirrors one in Provence with harmonizing yellow and rich blue. On the exterior, the orangy peach paint makes the restaurant hard to overlook. Choose off the menu or make your own pasta creation, which I did.

    What's more:
    There is a corkage fee of $1.50 so a good place to share your own bottle of wine.
    The restaurant specializes in high protein and vegetarian pasta dishes.
    Hours are Mon-Thur 11:30 10:00, Fri/Sat 11:30-10:30, Sun 11:30-9:30.

    Favorite Dish: Spinach Pesto pasta with kalamata olives-- my creation (OMG- way too many kalamata on the plate but can't complain too much!)

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    Pacific Room Cafe': Healthy, Fresh, Delicious

    by Rachel Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    I eat here once or twice a week and the food is healthy, fresh, and delicious. You really can't go wrong. And it's guilt free. That's how healthy it is! But not bland at all! I am a huge fan! Warning: this is a husband and wife team. It takes a while for the husband (who is otherwise great) to warm up to you. Don't be offended he's like that to everyone.

    Favorite Dish: I think my favorite is chicken with broccoli and sh itake mushrooms. I get it medium spicy. It comes with white or brown rice. The brown rice is great..it's like sticky brown rice. And amazing salad. I don't know what it is, but it's amazing and the greens are organic to top it off. Sean's favorite chicken and garlic green beans. There are a lot of vegetarian options too for people who like that.

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    Ashley's Deli: Great Sandwich Deli

    by Rachel Written Sep 15, 2005

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    They have great breakfast sandwiches and regular sandwiches and macaroni salad, potato salad, that kind of deli salad. I go there a lot after practice. They use really good Boar's Head brand meat, which is really good.

    Favorite Dish: Turkey, salami and cheese on a roll with pickles and pepperoncinis with Italian dressing. YES! It's a good sandwich. The breakfast sandwiches are really good too. (You can get them all day.)

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  • Mama D's: You won't believe the service!

    by SVargas72 Written Mar 25, 2004

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    The service is outstanding. While you wait for a table, you are given fresh baked bread and ice cold water. There is always a short wait...another mark of a truely great restaurant. The food is spectacular. For some, Olive Garden is fine Italian dining. If you fit that category...either stop reading now or get on a plane to Mama D's tomorrow. The food is so good that I had no leftovers, but if you do have to take a "doggy bag" home, the staff will carry it to your car.

    Favorite Dish: The Veal Parm was fantastic but all the dishes are great.

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    Buena Vita: Buena Vita

    by Brian_Aubol Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Very reasonable prices, beautiful people, a little on the loud side, fantastic food, and close to HErmosa beach nightlife!

    Favorite Dish: Penne al fungi con pollo - Penne with mushrooms and chicken in a cream sauce. Bring your own wine form home and they will open it for you

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    Buona Vita: Buona Vita

    by bruingirl Updated Aug 19, 2003

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    Yes....that IS a Heineken bottle cap in his nose.

    Great ambience! Small and intimate setting where you can have a romantic dinner for two or invite a group of friends to join you for a fun outing! There's two rooms. One is usually for parties of 10 or more. Good food, unbelievable prices, and BYOB! What more could you ask for??? :)

    Favorite Dish: Italian restaurant with everything from gnocchi in pesto to lobster ravioli in a cream sauce. The food in and of itself isn't all THAT great, but the ambience and prices make this place tons of fun! :)

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    California Beach Rockn' Sushi: OUT OF BUSINESS... but a new sushi place opened

    by jrjohnson Updated Feb 27, 2004

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    Sample of Cal Beach Sushi

    Monday night features all you can eat sushi, and the place goes off. I'm updating this tip now to say that I haven't been there in a couple years now... but it used to be a real party spot on Mondays... if you don't want loud/party scene... then try someplace else. Try Kina in Manhattan. See my Manhattan tip.

    this place is gone now... but there is a new sushi place there in the same spot called Hama Hermosa... i went there once... 2 of the 5 people with us got sick there... not sure if I'll go back

    Favorite Dish: All-you-can-eat sushi on Monday night.

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    Pacific Rim Cafe: Pacific Rim Cafe

    by bruingirl Updated Jun 10, 2003

    Tiny little local joint where they have good Korean food. Of course, it's not totally authentic, but it's still pretty good. Most people take out. It's not really much of a place where you would sit and eat, but there are a few tables.

    Favorite Dish: Try their bulgogi if you've never had Korean food. That's a good starter dish if you've never had Korean.

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    Chef Melba's Bistro: Excellent food, good service, weird building

    by tomslyck Written May 19, 2011

    About three blocks north of Pier Plaza sits a converted diner with arguably the best food in Hermosa Beach. Chef Melba cooks right there, in full view of everyone and keeps the dishes coming. You might start with Griddled Kobe Beef with Avocado Puree, Black Caviar and White Truffle Oil; then move to a salad of Spinach with Blackberries, Spicy Caramelized Almonds and Poppy Seed Dressing; an entree salad, pasta, seafood, steamer, poultry or meat such as Grilled Ribeye Bistecca Basted with Orange Barbecued and Gluten Free Onion Rings. My personal favorite dessert is the chocolate bag.

    There is an ample wine list and corkage is available ($15) if you have a special bottle you want to bring. Limit one per table.

    The napkins are cloth, the tables are nicely arranged, the service is attentive but not overbearing, and large parties can be accommodated. Reservations are definitely recommended but it's worth dropping in if you've forgotten.

    The Bistro is open for dinner Tuesdays through Sundays. Lunches are for private parties and special events only.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is the Grilled Ribeye Bistecca Basted with Orange Barbecued and Gluten Free Onion Rings. Fabulous. Melts in your mouth.

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    The Spot: We were oh so lucky to find this!

    by dennyandconnie Updated Feb 5, 2005
    A very cheerful place!

    Usually when we travel, we scout out the restaurant scene on the net, in guide books and at Virtual Tourist. However, on this occasion our flight had been delayed so we had about 10 hours to kill so we decided to see some of the beach towns near L.A. At lunch time we were in the Hermosa Beach area and began searching for a light lunch. Turning off the main drag Connie saw an interesting looking little restaurant so we thought that we would scope out the menu. Everything looked good and seeing the crowd inside we decided to give it a try.

    We were greeted by Tanya, who were later discovered was the owner/chef. After a struggle with the extensive menu, we made our choices and were in heaven for the next 30 minutes. ALL WAS SUPERB!!!!!

    Favorite Dish: If you are lucky enough to make it here try; MUSHROOM WALNUT LOAF
    Vegetarian meatloaf with mushrooms, walnuts, brown rice & cheese (with eggs) covered with our mushroom gravy. Served with veggie of the day. (The serving was HUGE!)

    BAKED EGGPLANT
    Perfectly seasoned eggplant, fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, tofu, fresh garlic & marinara sauce. Served with brown rice & veggie of the day. Choice of soy or cheddar cheese.

    Both were $9.95 as were most of the meals. See their website for the complete menu.

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  • Mama D's: You won't believe the service!

    by SVargas72 Written Mar 25, 2004

    The service is outstanding. While you wait for a table, you are given fresh baked bread and ice cold water. There is always a short wait...another mark of a truely great restaurant. The food is spectacular. For some, Olive Garden is fine Italian dining. If you fit that category...either stop reading now or get on a plane to Mama D's tomorrow. The food is so good that I had no leftovers, but if you do have to take a "doggy bag" home, the staff will carry it to your car.

    Favorite Dish: The Veal Parm was fantastic but all the dishes are great.

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    Ragin' Cajun: Good Cajun food

    by leeludalas Written May 22, 2004

    Nice little Cajun Restaurant. Very casual. The menus are brown paper bags. Nice collection of hot sauces and peppers on each table. Good food, reasonable price.

    Favorite Dish: Blackened Chicken or Stuffed Snapper. An appetizer of fried shrimp is always good. Also the red beans and rice as a side. Blackened Voodoo Ale to go with.

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    Fritto Misto: Good pasta - great portions, even better prices

    by Lizchiq Written Mar 31, 2009

    Fritto Misto is a great little joint on the very happening Pier Ave in downtown Hermosa Beach. The prices are great and the food is good, so this small little Italian restaurant is a popular destination for groups on Friday and Saturday nights.

    There's usually a wait to eat there on the weekends and it can get quite loud /crowded; I'm not sure if they take reservations, but it's definitely worth it if you're in the mood for some inexpensive Italian food and a tiny corkage fee. It's only $2.50 per person (Buona Vita in Hermosa has $0 corkage) - which is cheap in comparison to most.

    The menu offers extensive choices, and also features quite a diverse selection of ingredients to "Create Your Own Pasta." Their other dishes are good as well. I had Ravioli with jalapeno cilantro cream sauce, topped with pico de gallo and some red pepper. Sounds like an odd combination, but it was pretty tasty. My friend ordered the gnocchi and was very pleased with it as well.

    You can get in and out with dinner, wine and a tip for under $20. Not bad around these parts!

    Favorite Dish: The bread and the pasta - try something new!

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