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dineLA Restaurant Week

January 18 - January 31, 2016

dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event taking place between January 18th and January 31st in over 300 restaurants throughout L.A. county, offering specially priced lunch and dinner menus. This season, dineL.A. is partnering with OpenTable to donate $1 of every seated reservation that’s booked through our website to The Midnight Mission, a vital nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and essential aid to those experiencing homelessness throughout the city. Make your reservation today and help support this worthy cause. Follow dineL.A. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Culina is delighted to participate in this bi-annual celebration of food culture with the following specially priced menus designed to showcase our seasonal Italian flair: DineLA LUNCH $25 two course menu, add dessert for $9 (excludes tax and tip) DineLA DINNER $49 three course menu (excludes tax and tip)
Make your reservation online or call (310) 860-4000.



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Valentine’s Day At Culina

02/13/2016 - 02/14/2016

Chef Denis Dello Stritto has created a $95 prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day at Culina, focusing on his favourite seasonal and Italian ingredients.  Selections include a raw shellfish starter from the restaurant’s esteemed Crudo Bar; escarole salad with persimmon, fermented onion, dried olive and sundried tomato; and sous vide halibut with carrots, cauliflower and black squid ink bread, among other offerings.  Each savoury course will also have a plant-based, gluten-free menu option. The Valentine’s Day menu will be offered on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm.  The menu begins with a per due course meant to be shared, including Fantasia di Crudo, comprised of snapper, scallop, sea urchin and oyster crudo, and a seasonal citrus salad with fennel, carrots and almond ricotta. The Antipasti course includes a choice of burrata e puntarelle with clementine, cantaloupe, puntarelle, anchovy and salsa verde; polipetti alla Luciana with braised baby octopus, tomato capers and potato puree; or the escarole salad with persimmon, fermented onion, dried olives and sundried tomatoes. The Secondi course includes a choice of duck breast with sautéed escarole, anchovy and Taggiasca olives; sous vide halibut with carrots, cauliflower and black squid ink bread; or Il Giardino with saffron scented celery root, roasted sunchokes, garbanzo puree and baby carrots. Dessert is comprised of a spicy chocolate fonduta for two with strawberry, marshmallow and macaroon created by Pastry Chef Federico Fernandez.  The four-course menu is USD 95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 310 860 4000 to make reservations or book online. Download the entire menu here.


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The Restaurant

Culina, Modern Italian

Welcome to a modern twist
on classic Italian.


Not your ordinary Los Angeles Italian restaurant. Grab a seat in the bar, invite a friend, have dinner for eight, then wind up fireside — admiring the succulent wall with a carafe of your new favorite wine. A casual, flexible, affordable neighborhood LA restaurant — this is your Culina.

Culina, Modern Italian has been recognized as one of the “Best New Restaurants” by Esquire magazine, one of the “100 Best Wine Restaurants” of 2011 by Wine Enthusiast magazine, one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles by Zagat, and one of the “Hollywood’s 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants” by The Hollywood Reporter.

See for yourself what makes Culina, Modern Italian one of LA’s most exciting restaurants when you take this virtual tour.

Private Dining

Exclusive Event Settings

Los Angeles private dining and
cocktail receptions.


Host your upcoming event in one of Culina, Modern Italian’s exclusive private dining rooms. Culina caters to all occasions including corporate events, rehearsal dinners, Awards Season parties, holiday celebrations, and more.

 

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