Our Story

Welcome to Cantalini’s Catering, Cucina Della Nonna

That’s Italian for, “My Grandmother’s Kitchen”

A little history…I was born and raised in California by my Italian Grandparents. My Grandmother, Anna Cantalini, traveled from Italy with her Mother and settled in the Boston area where she married my Grandfather, Giovanni DiGregorio…the rest, as they say, is history.

I spent my youth watching my Grandmother in the kitchen. She made everything by hand, fresh from our garden – simple, delicious food that was made with love.

It is so gratifying to be able to bring the kitchen I grew up in back to life by preparing and sharing the deliciousness of my grandmother’s recipes. I hope you enjoy our wide variety of Home-style Italian food and hand-tossed pizza. While some of our recipes are influenced by other regions, the majority of our dishes have been handed down for generations.

Cantalini’s Catering is an extension of our dine-in flag ship restaurant Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant, located at the beach in Playa del Rey.

At Cantalini’s Catering our focus is excellent friendly service combined with convenient delicious catering for all types of delivery, along with a full-service catering, event planning and management. We were recently voted “Best Caterer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018” by The Hometown News and The Argonaut Newspaper reader polls. We invite you to order online or call us for pick-up or delivery to your home, office or event. Delivery can be a simple drop off or full service catering and complete event planning to meet your needs.

We feature homemade pastas like our signature Ravioli and Gnocchi, hand-tossed pizza and garden fresh soups and salads. Our sauces are made fresh to order and we pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients prepared fresh daily.

At Cantalini’s, I have worked hard to keep these simple family traditions alive and look forward to offering them to you for your next event.

Cantalini's Salerno Beach is proud to be celebrating our 19th year in Playa del Rey and we hope you’ll stop by and say hello. Visit Cantalinis.com for more information about our dine-in restauarant.

Please download our catering menu here: here: (catering menu).


Mangia! Molte Grazie – It is our pleasure to serve you!
Lisetta Maria
Owner & Executive Chef