Love & Salt

Pasta / Italian

Manhattan Beach


Get directions | 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Hours | Sunday 5:30pm-10pm, Monday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Tuesday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Wednesday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Friday 5:30pm-11pm, Saturday 5:30pm-11pm


If you’ve watched enough HGTV or are a human being who’s had to look for a place to live, you know there are three words that count for everything: location, location, location. That apartment with questionable plumbing above a biker bar is going to look a lot more attractive if it’s right near Sunset Junction as opposed to Mid-City. The same logic applies to food. The restaurant at The Magic Castle might have a 1980’s-style menu of beef wellingtons and stuffed mushrooms, but you’re at the goddamn Magic Castle, so it’s also one of the best meals of your life.
When you’re in Manhattan Beach, Love & Salt feels like the coolest restaurant around. It’s busy, it’s pretty, it’s noisy, everyone is happy, and the food is tasty. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the Manhattan Beach-ness of it all, and start declaring this the best restaurant in the city. As you drive home, you realize the food was good, if not out of this world, and that Love & Salt is definitely not the best restaurant in the city, but it is a pretty damn excellent neighborhood spot.


(310) 545-5252


Beets & Burrata
marinated beets, pickled green strawberries, pistachio, garden flowers


Prosciutto di Parma & Winter Citrus
16 month aged Galloni prosciutto, market citrus, maple, pecorino toscano, mint

burrata $6


Shaved Fennel
lemon, olive oil, parmesan, pepper


Grilled Octopus Salad
marinated shell beans, red onion, frisee, Pink Lady apple, lemon vinaigrette


5 grains, purple daikon radish, black currants, toasted hazelnuts, torn herbs


Shaved Black Kale
salami, olives, peperoncino, bread crumbs, ricotta salata


Wood Oven Meatballs
parmesan, toasted sourdough (ricotta by request)


Grilled Broccolini
Caesar dressing, anchovy croutons, parmesan


Pickled Market Vegetables
Japanese rice wine vinegar, miso


grilled bread, Maldon sea salt, garlic, extra virgin olive oil

burrata $6


Salt Spring Mussels
Calabrian sausage, braised leeks, ceci, fried bread


Whole Roasted Branzino
Umbrian lentils, shaved Brussels sprouts, toasted almonds, citrus conserva


Roasted Free-Range Chicken
torn bread, wilted greens, pan jus

Half $31

Whole $49

Grilled Hanger Steak
pine nut vinaigrette, Yukon Gold potato gratin, crispy onions


Tagliatelle Bolognese
ragu bolognese, parmesan


Strozzepreti Costolette
short-rib ragu, juniper, rosemary, parmesan


Rigatoni all’Amatriciana
Semolina Artisanal pasta, tomato, La Quercia guanciale, red onion, pecorino, black pepper


Trottole Salsiccia
fennel sausage, swiss chard, parmesan, bread crumbs


Gnocchi Ai Funghi
Japanese mushrooms, green garlic, spinach


Spaghetti alla Chitarra Cacio e Pepe
hand-crushed Sarawak black pepper, pecorino, parmesan


Creste Di Gallo Midollo
bone marrow, garlic confit, bread crumbs, parmesan


Substitute house made gluten free tagliatelle pasta +$3

fior di latte, DOP San Marzano tomatoes, basil

White Anchovies $3

Arugula $4

Prosciutto $6


Japanese Mushrooms
taleggio, fontina, roasted garlic, thyme, arugula


Anchovy & Fried Caper
salted anchovies, fried capers, basil, Calabrian chili, DOP San Marzano tomatoes


Duck Egg
pancetta, panna, potato, rosemary, fior di latte, Parmesan


Spicy Soppressata
Calabrian chili, DOP San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte, oregano


Krikorian South
Calabrian sausage, fior di latte, fontina, taleggio, parmesan, fried sage, honey


Nonno’s Tiramisu
mascarpone, lady fingers, dark chocolate


Buttered Rum Pudding
whipped cream, cocoa nibs, sea salt


Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch
milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter