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“Always dependable. Very consistent with good food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Misto Caffe & Bakery

Misto Caffe & Bakery
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Ranked #59 of 530 Restaurants in Torrance
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always dependable. Very consistent with good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Misto is a perfect local restaurant. They always have a special. Their food is always delicious. There are many options. Service is always great. Always given the chance to win a free dessert by doing the word scramble. Love that we always figure out the word and enjoy the desert. All the food is good here from the quesadillas to the soup to the salads to the main courses and dessert...anything is good. You can sit inside or outside on the patio. No view on the patio but nice if you want some fresh air.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mimimeme
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  • English first
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English first
Torrance, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The delicious food and gracious service were a wonderful surprise considering this restaurant is hidden in the back of a small strip mall off a busy hillside thoroughfare. We arrived early (before the posted "open" hour) but were still welcomed warmly by the staff. In addition to the good, hot coffee, we enjoyed the complimentary assortment of baked goods. Our eggs benedict breakfasts (hers: with crab meat, mine: traditional) arrived hot and delicious ! Although the restaurant started to get very busy, they did not try to rush us out the door to free up our table. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice, relaxing breakfast. It truly is a hidden gem!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MELUVBEACH
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Torrance
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food but hard to find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Misto is a great restaurant. The only problem is that the location is in the back of a dying strip mall type plaza. Food items are good and it is a lunchtime favorite for business meetings. 2 small seating areas make for a quaint atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank webinvisible
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california
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

Used to go here many years ago and tried it on a whim for lunch. Just ordered salads as we felt that they really didn't have fresh blue crab or BBQ beef that wasn't pre-made by a company. I ordered southwestern chicken salad but was told no jicama. There is a grocery store about 1/2 mile away that someone should have gone to buy a few. There were also way too many tortilla strips strewn all over the top. Although it was ok, I find no reason to return for very average food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank billkhoe
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Redondo Beach, CA
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Our neighborhood bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

Having lived in the South Bay area of Los Angeles for over 30 years, I thought I should review some restaurants we always go to. Our number one go-to restaurant is Misto, usually on a Friday evening. Casual, charming, great wait staff, and some truly stellar menu items that remain favorites since the restaurant opened what seems like 20 years ago. Hands down the best tortilla soup anywhere. The first truly great tomato bisque soup which continues to rank with the best. The fusilli bucati is amazing. The mixed grill or halibut is always great. And the desserts are wonderful, especially the coconut dream pie. There is a daily word scramble on the menu which if you figure out (the waiters will tell you the first and last word if you ask) wins you a free cookie, lemon bar or turtle bar. Go for the turtle bar (like those turtle chocolate, pecan and caramel candies) -- served with whip cream and caramel sauce -- a full dessert for two by itself. Inside or outside dining. A lego play table for kids back by the bakery counter. See you there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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