Dine Time – Palos Verdes

Driftwood Wine Bar & Kitchen

767 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 265-4055
https://driftwoodonthehill.com/
Cuisine: Coastal Influenced Farm-to-Table
Jackie says: Driftwood is located in the former Corazon space on the hill. It’s open for dinner starting at 5 p.m., closed on Mondays, and serves brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The decor is coastal casual with, you guessed it, plenty of driftwood accents. The layout is a series of small spaces, giving it an intimate feel. The menu offers Small Plates, Bigger Plates, Soup/Salad and Sweet Endings and details the ingredients for each dish. The menu covers all the bases with seafood, chicken, beef and vegan/vegetarian options. I’m a fan of small plates and they offer a nice variety. Don’t miss the Fried Green Tomato Sliders! I’d say they were my favorite thing on the menu but there are still several items I have yet to try. The wine list is well rounded, and based on the number I watched being poured at the bar, the wine flights are super popular. Prior restaurants haven’t had much luck at this location (which is weird because it’s a very walkable neighborhood), so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Driftwood develops a loyal clientele.

Luna Rossa Ristorante

550 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
310-377-0202
http://lunarossapv.com/Directions.html
Cuisine: Italian
Jackie Says: Classic Italian dishes done exceedingly well and reasonably priced. Fabulous and extensive wine list. Some of the best service I’ve ever experienced!

Mama Terano

815 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA  90274
310-377-5757
https://mamaterano.com/
Cuisine:  Italian
Jackie says:  The chef from Chez Melange, the fabulous Robert Bell, has opened this eatery as an homage to his grandmother’s cooking. The food is amazing and the prices are more than reasonable.

Nelson’s

6610 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
310-265-2800
http://www.terranea.com/palos-verdes-restaurant.php
Cuisine: California comfort
Jackie says: The food, setting and views don’t get any better than this. One of my favorite places to eat on a Sunday afternoon. Casual, comfortable, fabulous!

Yellow Vase Cafe

810 Silver Spur Rd
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
310-373-0013

51 Malaga Cove Plaza
Palos Verdes Estates
310-378-0013

Rancho Palos Verdes (Golden Cove Center)
31248 Paols Verdes Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes
310-377-8813

https://www.yellowvase.com/

Cuisine: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Bakery, Flowers
Jackie Says: This charming establishment now has four locations in the South Bay and I understand they’ll soon be offering dinner as well. Delicious panini, omelettes, soups, salads and crepes. A South Bay favorite for specialty cakes and desserts.