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What Is Love & Salt

Love & Salt is a story that begins with Cafe Pierre, a restaurant birthed by Guy Gabriele in 1977 to bring a taste of France to Los Angeles’ South Bay. While Cafe Pierre was a beloved part of the community for nearly 37 years, in 2014, Guy and his daughter Sylvie Gabriele, now the owner of Love & Salt, closed the restaurant to bring new life to the iconic space.

Love & Salt is a philosophy: that food needs only two ingredients to be great. It’s a sensibility that informs the feeling in the restaurant and the dishes on the menu — Italian-inspired with Southern California soul. An approachable wine list and classic cocktail program similarly reflect the vibrant SoCal setting of the restaurant, located just steps from the Manhattan Beach pier. 


Love & Salt is an Italian-inspired restaurant grounded by our Manhattan Beach home. The airy space, designed by our friend Ana Henton, features a slate blue and grey hued dining room, long granite bar and two chef’s counters overlooking our open kitchen. We encourage walk-ins for those joining us for a casual drink or meal at the counter or bar. 


Our Food

Love & Salt's rustic menu is prepared simply with produce from local farms, and composed to encourage a fun and social meal with friends and family. 

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Private Dining

Our wine cellar is the perfect room for a private gathering up to 20 guests.  We offer family style service with menus that pair well with our extensive wine list and craft cocktails. To inquire click on the links below for information.  

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Events at Love & Salt are always memorable and special

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