About us

When you walk into Caffé Pinguini you can be assured of a warm Italian greeting from the owner, Tony and his family.  He hails from Rome, and has been running this quaint Italian restaurant, located in the sleepy beach town of Playa del Rey, CA, since 1997.  Tony has been making locals and beyond, happy with daily specials, hand-tossed pizzas, homemade bread, delicious pastas and a number of simply prepared chicken, fish and veal dishes.

 

MOUTHWATERING 

 THE MENU AT CAFFÉ PINGUINI RELIES ON THE BEST FRESH INGREDIENTS AND FAMILY RECIPES THAT TONY BROUGHT WITH HIM FROM HIS NATIVE ITALY.

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Catering

Authentic Italian food

Caffe Pinguini would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.

Catering

Reservations

Call us at (310)-306-0117 or book a table through Open Table:

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    Authentic Home Cuisine
    Cooked Home Style

    Our Menu
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    Book your private
    party with us!

    Parties
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    Monthly Wine Dinners!

    Events
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    Fresh Ingredients,
    Locally Sourced.

    Specials
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Mouth-
watering
menu

Mouth-watering menu

The menu at Caffé Pinguini relies on the best fresh ingredients and family recipes that Tony and Enrico brought with them from their native Italy.

Although they don’t change the menu on a monthly basis, daily specials – sometimes up to 12 different ones – are a fixture at the restaurant. On the regular menu, you will find some popular Italian dishes for cold and hot Antipasti such as a Caprese salad or Spinaci Aglio, Olio e Peperocino (fresh spinach sautéed with garlic, olive oil, and red chili peppers) but then Pomodoro e Cipolla (fresh sliced tomatoes and onions, topped with basil and anchovies) shows up.

Our menu

Specials

Daily specials include Chilean Seabass, Homemade Ravioli (Lobster, Fig, Spinach & Ricotta) to name a few. Call us for other daily specials.
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Location

6935 Pacific Ave
Playa Del Rey, CA

Hours

Lunch:
Tuesday through Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm
Friday, Saturday 5 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm