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Jan 31, 2011 11:16 AM

Moving to San Pedro/Rancho Palos Verdes - ISO....everything!

Hi everyone,

we're moving and want to know what is in San Pedro (besides ports o'call) and rancho palos verdes. I work in torrance but have not ventured out much, aside from fast food all we've seen is think prime. we move in 2 weeks.... would love any recs, italian, chinese, sushi, indian. anything!!!

thank you!!!

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  1. The Depot in downtown Torrance might very well be the best restaurant in the entire South Bay area. The building is an old train depot that has been restored and updated quite nicely and the food is really quite good across the board including excellent desserts. I go there for business meals quite a bit, and this is one of the rare places with a large menu and pretty much everything's good.

    1. How timely. I just got back from lunch at Pavich's Pizza. It's a Croatian owned place with specialties like cevapcici, Croatian sausages. But they're mainly known for their very thin crusted, brick oven pizzas.

      There's two locations, but within a few months, the original location in PV is closing. He's consolidating equipment at the San Pedro location, which is busier for him anyway. It's on Western Ave at Summerland Ave. Having a hard time googling this location.

      Here's some prior discussion of Pavich's

      And here's an extensive thread about lunch spots near Torrance. Welcome to my work neighborhood.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Professor Salt

        Professor You got the two places backwards the one we went to today was in RPV.

        Pavich's Brick Oven Pizza
        29701 S Western Ave #103, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          Whoops. The one that's staying open is:

          29701 S Western Ave
          Ste 103
          Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
          (310) 832-1200

      2. Also, New York Deli, on Sepulveda between Crenshaw and Arlington, to my amazement and complete surprise, makes an excellent Matzo Ball soup and serves fantastic pastrami. It's in a mediocre strip mall and decor would not be considered one of it's strong points, but if you like this type of food, they're every bit as good as if not better than some of the Los Angeles delis.

        New York Deli
        2225 Sepulveda Blvd # 7, Torrance, CA

        1. La Espanola in Harbor City for great Spanish goodies and on Saturdays the do a paella feast, be sure to make reservations.

          3 Replies
          1. re: Burger Boy

            Isn't La Espanola just a Spanish market that serves up great food?

            1. re: Ogawak

              Yes, it's a market, not a restaurant. They only serve paella on Saturdays.

              1. re: Nicole

                I think that is what I said, did I say restaurant! If you clicked on the LAT story you would have read about Paella on Saturdays as I stated. They also do a few sandwiches during the week, I believe. They have some amazing goodies in the meat, cheese and deli section along with lots of imported jared stuff.

          2. I don't know restaurants in San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes, but I do know nearby Torrance and Lomita pretty well. Tons of great Japanese options in this area, many of which are mentioned in the thread Prof Salt posted. In Torrance, check out Musha for izakaya fare, Torihei for yakitori and oden, and Ramen California for a modern take on ramen. In Lomita, check out Patisserie Chantilly for Japanese-French pastries, Kotosh at Kamiyama for Japanese-Peruvian, and Miura for traditional sushi. I've heard good things about Il Chianti for Japanese-Italian but I haven't been yet.

            Patisserie Chantilly
            2383 Lomita Blvd., #104, Lomita, CA 90717

            Il Chianti
            24503 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717

            1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

            Kotosh at Kamiyama
            2408 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA 90717

            1757 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501

            Ramen California
            24231 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505