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Read about Friday night's White Truffle Dinner on +Where Los Angeles Magazinehttp://bit.ly/1l3HTb7
 
Pictured here: Roasted rack of veal served atop black truffle risotto with braised cardoons. 
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FLASH BACK FRIDAY | Last week's wine dinner with +La Spinetta winery and winemaker Giorgio Rivetti, and featured art work by surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

If you weren't able to join us, be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming champagne dinner on December 10th with art work by renowned artist Pablo Picasso. Sparkling sips will include +Moët & Chandon Official, +Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Dom Perignon and Krug.

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50% Off Tuesdays, wine tastings, new fall cocktails and a Thanksgiving Day feast. Here's what's happening at Culina this fall.

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WHY TUESDAY JUST BECAME YOUR FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK. Every Tuesday during the month of September, enjoy 50% off the entire Culina dinner menu, as well as 50% off all wines priced $150 or less per bottle.* Reservations must be made in advance by calling Culina's hostesses at (310) 860-4000 ...
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Many thanks to +CBS Local for featuring us in this round up of the "Best Pasta Restaurants in LA"!

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Who knew Tuesdays could be THIS good? In addition to 50% off our entire dinner menu and select wines, every Tuesday we will give away a weekly prize of brunch for two at Culina. Follow @CulinaLA on Instagram to learn how to enter.

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Many thanks to The Minty for sharing her favorite summer drinks and bites from our Crudo Hour menu! What are some of yours?

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  Culina. Modern Italian has scored a major coup. They've brought on the Cocktail Academy to consult on their drinks list. The resulting cocktails include every sort of mood-- from vodka to bo...
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We hope everyone enjoys a sweet Saturday...Chocolate Tortino with honey gelato and whiskey gelée, by Pastry Chef Federico.

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Join us for a Daliesque Hallo-Wine dinner. http://bit.ly/hallowineLA

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Experience the best of Italy without leaving LA! Join us on October 1st for a four course wine tasting and dinner featuring Marhcesi Fumanelli Winery, and special guest, Marchesi Armando Fumanelli - the winery's proprietor!

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Join us on Thursday, October 1st for a wine tasting and dinner, featuring Italy's celebrated Marchesi Fumanelli Winery. Sit down to a four course dinner prepared by Culina Sous Chef Denis Dello Stritto, with wine pairings by Sommelier Rebekah Turpin. Dine with special guest Marchesi Armando Fumanelli, the proprietor of Fumanelli, who will share his expert knowledge of the wines being poured, as well as their history and the wine making process. ...
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Take 50% off the entire Culina dinner menu and all bottles of wine priced $150 (or less) every Tuesday during the month of September. To make your reservation, and for details please visit: http://bit.ly/Culina50

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Join us every Tuesday night during the month of September for 50% off the entire Culina Dinner Menu, and 50% off all wines priced $150 or less. Call  (310) 860-4000 to make your reservation and mention the code "T50" at time of booking. For details, please visit: http://bit.ly/Culina50.

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300 S Doheny Dr Los Angeles, CA 90048
300 South Doheny DriveUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90048
(310) 860-4000culinarestaurant.com
$$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
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Modern European Restaurant
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Today 6:30AM–2:30PM
Saturday 6:30AM–2:30PMSunday 6:30AM–3PM, 6–10:30PMMonday 6:30AM–2:30PM, 6–10:30PMTuesday 6:30AM–2:30PM, 6–10:30PMWednesday 6:30AM–2:30PM, 6–10:30PMThursday 6:30AM–2:30PM, 6–11PMFriday 6:30AM–2:30PM
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Capturing the cosmopolitan ethos of Los Angeles, Culina, Modern Italian – recently named one of the nation's best new restaurants byEsquire magazine – features LA's only crudo bar, a spacious patio, two lounges, a contemporary dining room and two private rooms for entertaining. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean raw seafood delicacies at the crudo bar, or settle in for a night of superior dining under spectacular glass chandeliers in the main room. Outside, a spacious patio features a unique fire-water fountain. Set amid a stunning indoor-outdoor design that blends simplicity with elegance, Culina, Modern Italian, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven nights a week.
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Stylish, upscale hotel restaurant with modern Italian meals, a long wine list & a fire-lit patio.- Google
"Very good food and service in a relaxed but sophisticated ambiance."
"The Italian Christmas dinner was a complete success for us."
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Eddie Fridberg
2 months ago
Besides imposing gratuity of 18% to all parties, our credit card was charged extra $, as we found out days later. The manager, Luca, said that it has to do with the system of our card...we've been using this card for years at various restaurants in various cities...this has never happened before. One thing did happen once: a waiter at a different restaurant added more $ for his tip. Somehow I tend to think that this had to be the case here. Besides that, the food is just ok: see Zagat, it's 22 points for food...Urth cafe is 21 points for gods sake! A restaurant charging these prices should be 25 points and above
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Sheila Bazleh
6 months ago
Food was excellent. We went there on a Wednesday evening with a Groupon purchase - although we ordered quite a bit more and paid a lot more! Service was much to be desired, although there were people responsible for different services coming and going into a very empty room where we were seated, they would come and politely look around and disappear for the longest time. Only the person who served bread was warm and natural. Everyone else seemed in one way or other, to be uncomfortable in their serving position. The music was very annoying and totally unsuitable to the elegant image of the place. Overall, for what we expected and for what we ended up paying, I found the service to be rather miserable, cold, and the atmosphere to be very dead and boring - quite disappointing.
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Barry Weinstein
6 months ago
My wife and I went for dinner on Groupon. We weren't able to have only thing over $42 on the main meals so that cut out any meat dishes. So I had the chicken and my had fish the chicken had no taste and fish was so so. I would have rather gone to California chicken and had a better dinner and save me $125. Would it go back NO!!!
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Pablo Rosario
7 months ago
The Italian Christmas dinner was a complete success for us. The service was great, although the price was a little high, but worth it.
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Re becca
3 months ago
Had a lunch meeting here at the Four Seasons this past week, though my boss is the regular here ..i find the lunch menu a bit lack luster for Vegetarians. The Lemonade was overly sour..but i must say the spaghetti when brought out had a very chewy texture and i didn't hate it! It was just really small ..and simple..which was fine. once again wished they had a bigger range for vegetarians.
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5 months ago
Appetizer/starters will be reviewed later: 2) Lasagna was the pasta portion of the meal & was Braised Leg of Lamb, Béchamel, Purple Kale, Mushrooms. Probably the lamb w/ the bone was simmered for hours since the meat was so soft & cushy. The lamb & bone infused the béchamel with a hyper-meaty Umami & made this white sauce into something that looked more like a meat rich reddish brown Salsa Bolognese. Topped w/ oozing melted Mozzarella, the Culina Lasagna was exquisite in a rustic, hearty manner. Be care as you eat since strings of Mozzarella will hang down from your fork & a string of Mozarella can land on your chin. A refreshing, bracing Ruccola Argente Verde/arrugula salad dressed simply in a bit of olive oil, light vinegar, salt was a great palate cleanser. This was my most favorite dish of the night. 2a) Brunello di Montalcino was full of fruit such as cherries, & black fruit, lightly smoky bouquet, and a nice smooth grapy finish was a good complement that upped the meaty, saucy, Umami rich lasagna. 3) Agnello/lamb: Ciabatta and Herb Crusted Lamb Rack, Heirloom Cauliflower, Mint Marmelata. As much as I like the ultra thick pieces of Carre d'agneau/lamb ribs, touch of Sauce Demi-glace cooked a pinkish medium rare so that the meat was moist, soft, lamby tasting, the combination of the strong herb crust & the Mint Marmelata/jam was overkill. The flavours clashed as well as being too busy in flavor so that the good quality of the lamb meat was lost in the sensory shuffle. Make it either the herb crust or the mint marmalata but not both which detracted from this dish. The cauliflower seemed flash seared & a bit of Aceto Balsamico & chopped herbs. 3a) Barolo is considered to be the uebermeister of all the Italian wines so the pairing of this vino nobile, I thought, was appropriate for the Agnello. Deep dark fruits, bit of tobacco, leather, nice tannins & bit of acid was a good accompaniment to the meatiness of the lamb. However, it did not pair so well with the overly sweet mint marmolata so I stopped using it as a dipping sauce. 4) Sometimes classic desserts should not be tinkered with too much. Tiramisu is just such a dish made of Savoiardi/lady fingers dipped in espresso matched with sweetened mascarpone cheese, eggs, powdered chocolate. The Culina version had Espresso Meringue, Coco Snow, Marsalla Foam. The white meringue was rather dry. The dried crushed roasted coffee bean on top of the dry meringue made this portion of the Tiramisu even more dessicated. The more traditional part of the Tiramisu, which would be the Savoiardi may have been soaked in espresso or Marsalla foam & the sweetened mascarpone, became almost an afterthought. I thought Caffe Americano would pair well but didn't seem to happen at least w/ this version of updated Tiramisu. Extremely pleasant outdoor dining that lasted a leisurely 4 1/2 hours. The service was very good & unrushed. Since the patio afforded a comfortable venue, even the other guests were sociable to the point we talked with two different parties with a bit of small talk. Food here is good, but there needs to be a bit more of a culinary awareness for that 4th star. Definitely 3+ Yelp stars.
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Michelle Ruiz
7 months ago
I just couldn't stop eating! Every meal brought to us was exquisite! The ambience very romantic and the service top notch.
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Eric Forster
a year ago
Before you sit down, be aware that Culina is not cheap. They make up for it by providing you with excellent service and food to die for. I recommend the short ribs - it melts in your mouth. The dessert (chockolate cake) was amazing.
Response from the owner - 11 months ago
We are very appreciative of your wonderful review of your dining experience here at Culina, Eric! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to Chef Mette and her culinary team. Please do join us again soon. Ciao, Sara Roderick (Digital Marketing Manager)