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Allegra California Cafe, Culver City, CA

Allegra California Cafe

4.3
4.3
38 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mario & Allegra Perez met when they began working together in an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica in 2000. In 2008, they started their first restaurant, Tortuga Bay, which features authentic dishes from Mario's hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico.

In 2019, Mario & Allegra decided to recreate a similar type of restaurant in which they met: California-Italian cuisine for the neighborhood and families to gather and enjoy locally-sourced meals. Allegra California Café offers healthy alternatives, hearty comfort foods, and vegetarian and vegan options. We proudly serve Lavazza coffee as well as beer, wine, & wine-based cocktails.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

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  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 500-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Mario Perez

  • Private party facilities

    Our heated back patio with a beautiful umbrella sky is available for private parties. Please email us at allegracaliforniacafe@gmail.com to discuss your next event.

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Cross street

    Braddock

  • Parking details

    Temporary 2 hours free parking at the meters on Sepulveda north and south of Braddock

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseQuiet

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  • Westside

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. LC

    LizC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mario's ribeye was outstanding, and the pasta was delicious. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience for our out of state friends. They loved the foods, the staff, the ambience, the decor, and the vibe! They couldn’t stop talking about it. We took our friends here to reunite after 6 years. This is the it spot. Everyone should try it. You will not be disappointed and will come back time and again as we do! Thank you to chef Mario, Allegra, and his exceptional staff! 👍👍👍
  3. JY

    JennyYM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The fried calamari appetizer was perfect. I didn't love my steak salad - meat a little tough - but the pizza and fish dishes had by my companions were delish.
  4. S

    Steve69

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A very nice spot to get tasty food. The portions are more than ample allowing one to have take home for another meal. The back patio is the place to be day or night. The service was really friendly and helpful.. Will definitely come back and refer others.
  5. H

    Harold

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. The back patio is really cute and comfortable. Will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a hidden gem!! Had I not seen it on Yelp, I would not have guessed they had the cutest patio out back. Pasta made fresh in house. Even the simplest dish was fantastic.
  7. T

    Tasty

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food, small and friendly. Loved the patio.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very disappointing food. Pasta was not housemade. Sauces were poorly flavored (tasted microwaved). Felt like large portions used to compensate. Honestly we make a decent bowl of pasta that is ten times better than this any night of the week. Nothing about atmosphere or decor made you feel you were eating in anything but someone’s make shift back yard turned into a temporary restaurant. Can only think the quality of OpenTable consumers has diluted to a mass point that the reviews are meaningkess. How this got 4.5 stars no idea. We were close by and needed somewhere to eat. Thought we’d try something new but $100 later, wish we’d just grabbed fast food even.
  9. C

    Cait

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was tasty, outdoor patio was relatively quiet, even with a lot of people, and it's well shaded. Parking was easy to come by on the next street.
  10. l

    lulu

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful patio with umbrellas hanging in the courtyard Highly recommend the pasta. Very attentive servers who were friendly.
  11. SS

    ShariS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite gem in Culver City. Upon entering the restaurant, it seems modest, unassuming. As I enter to the back patio, I feel like I am in a friend's backyard. But the longer I sit, the more comfortable and homey it feels, like I could just let go of time and remain. Then there's the service. Everyone is chill, nice, accommodating, friendly. They go out of their way. They bring us our food, and it's outstanding. I love the sole piccata and my husband loves the cioppino. Seriously delicious! Always cooked to perfection, and we are picky. The prices are great, and so is dessert!
  12. BR

    BortR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, with a large and varied menu.
  13. RM

    RickiM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. We were very happy to find this new favorite.
  14. NC

    NyCa

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had an excellent meal. There was great care given in the food presentation and preparation. The food was satisfying and inventive. This cafe looks more like a coffee and cake place to drop in to. We'd urge you to try it for a more serious meal.
  15. RP

    RPLLuv

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great experience! Went with friends and enjoyed a three course meal.
  16. TB

    TechBro

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had dinner with a friend. Since it was Dine LA week, we had price fixe meals. Solid fare and excellent service by the proprietor.
  17. NP

    NicoleP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were friendly and inviting. It’s a very family friendly space. The back patio was a nice area to dine in. The food was amazing and exceeded expectations. We enjoyed everything on their DineLA menu! I will definitely return and try more on their menu!
  18. CS

    ChristyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience dining in the outdoor patio. Great food. And lovely service. Will go back again soon.
  19. B

    Barb

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a perfect spot for breakfast...food was delicious and the back patio is utterly charming with the umbrellas!! can't wait to try it out for lunch!!
  20. j

    julio93

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small venue with indoor and outdoor dining areas. Food is great and service was excellent!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for a birthday dinner! I didn’t realize they were keeping the place open for us until we left!! They were super nice and accommodating!! The food was also amazing!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Capaccio and the Doug’s special - both incredible! Highly recommend!
  23. ML

    MarianL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was prepared fresh and the portion size is big for the price. The sweet potato fries were perfectly cooked. The risotto chiopino was flavorful with abundant seafood. The kale salmon salad was excellent. Great service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Deliciosa pasta y comida! Increíble sabor
  25. RM

    RachelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff was really great and patient with our rowdy group. They pulled a heater over for us that was fantastic, the food came out quickly, and I was able to pay on my iphone.
  26. BF

    BeachFoodie

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great food. nice patio in the back with an interesting roof full of reverse umberella
  27. CT

    CaryT

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The lunch and the service was very good. I had the pasta with eggplant, chicken and smoked mozzarella. The bread was warm and the butter was soft...it's a minor thing, but many restaurants can't figure that out.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This new restaurant is in walking distance from our for lunch and dined at the back patio area since the weather was perfect. The food was outstanding. The margherita pizza was made fresh (took 20 minutes but worth it) and was probably one of the best we have had in LA. The strawberry lemonade was delicious as was the calamari and caprese salad. The service was top-notch. Would highly recommend Allegra California Cafe. Hopefully they will get their beer/wine license soon.
  29. D

    Darstcoach

    Los Angeles

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is a delightful yet casual new restaurant. We were greeted by the owner, Allegra, who was welcoming and helpful. The food was very good. I really enjoyed my Chicken Piccata. The service was great and the prices are very reasonable. This is the perfect neighborhood place to come when you don’t want to dress up but you want good Italian food. It is simply decorated and casual, no tablecloths. And, I don’t believe that they have a liquor license yet.
  30. JH

    JanineH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this charming place! Went for dinner and can’t wAto go fro breakfast!
  31. RA

    RobinA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent. Great cioppino, seafood pasta. The staff was very attentive. There was not much ambiance, but good for family meal.
  32. PK

    PiroskaK

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking for affordable Valentine's Dinner. (I don't live this area-TO). Came across "Allegra". It was a great choice! Food was excellent, service is great. I am going back. Thank you!!! (For some reasons I can't upload photos.)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was beautifully displayed and tasted good. It was quiet which was nice but the atmosphere wasn’t the best.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great everything was season to perfection customers service was awesome i will definitely be going again .
  35. DW

    DonW

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An extensive menu, tasty food and very good service. We will return.
  36. JP

    JanetP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We both had the pasta (Sapori and the Ravioli di casa) and if we thought we could get away with it we would have literally licked our plates clean. WOW! Both were spectacular!
  37. LN

    LaurettaN

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great service and good value. Menu has a large selection.
  38. L

    Lilnus

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Definitely a local restaurant we would order out or dine in. We had the Cioppino and Risotto. Very delicious with just the right amount of food. We celebrated our 20th anniversary and they honored us with a very delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake that was Creme Brulee'd on top. They didn't have their liquor license, but we ordered the Lavazzo Coffee...very good too! The party next to us ordered a pizza and it looked very good too..very large! Everyone was very friendly including the chef's and other workers! Definitely will go back again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Allegra California Cafe using the Order Online button. Allegra California Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Allegra California Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 500-2700.

Allegra California Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Allegra California Cafe

4437 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Braddock

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Temporary 2 hours free parking at the meters on Sepulveda north and south of Braddock

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Mario Perez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (424) 500-2700

  • Private party facilities

    Our heated back patio with a beautiful umbrella sky is available for private parties. Please email us at allegracaliforniacafe@gmail.com to discuss your next event.

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