The South Bay has been seeing a serious improvement in its culinary landscape. Manhattan Beach has already made a name for itself with a stellar collection of restaurants flanking Manhattan Beach Boulevard, but now it seems restaurateurs are looking further South. Top chef alum Brooke Williamson already set up shop in Redondo Beach with Hudson House, and Tin Vuong of Blackhouse Hospitality will also be expanding his South Bay empire to the beach city this summer.
Even neighborhood eateries are stepping up their game. Nested in a strip mall along Torrance Boulevard in the old Calamari's location, Orlando's Pizzeria & Birerria intends to up the ante with Italian and French fare. Chef and owner Orlando Mulé recently moved to LA from Montreal, and brought with him several hometown dishes to supplement his pizza and pasta-centric menu.
Think French bistro fare like French onion soup and beef tartare in addition to what is perhaps the most well-known Canadian dish, poutine, made with Montreal-style smoked brisket.
The family-friendly eatery soft opened back in February, with a grand opening scheduled for March 18. Orlando's is open weekdays for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends for brunch and dinner from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Orlando's Pizzeria & Birerria
1000 Torrance Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277