Our Restaurant

Nardò tells the story of family, culinary tradition, and the sea. Founded by award-winning restaurateur Gianni Chiloiro, Nardò combines authentic Italian cuisine with innovative dishes and a modern atmosphere. Located just minutes from the beach, Nardò’s oceanside location features a stunning interior with a full service bar, imported wood-fired oven, and an in-house pasta station.

Family Traditions

The name Nardò comes from Gianni’s grandmother’s maiden name. His grandmother was an incredible cook and the inspiration behind Gianni’s culinary passion. As a young boy, Gianni would spend hours cooking with his grandmother, learning how to prepare seafood and make homemade pastas and pizza. Decades later, Gianni has decided to celebrate his grandmother by naming his latest restaurant Nardò.

nonna making homemade pasta

Family Traditions

The name Nardò comes from Gianni’s mother’s maiden name. His mother was an incredible cook and the inspiration behind Gianni’s culinary passion. As a young boy, Gianni would spend hours cooking with his mother, learning how to prepare seafood and make homemade pastas and pizza. Decades later, Gianni has decided to celebrate his mother by naming his latest restaurant Nardò.

Italian Food in SoCal

Take a culinary trip to the beautiful region of Puglia. Enjoy traditional dishes and recipes from the Southern Italian region in the heart of Southern California. Featuring wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and freshly made pastas, Nardò brings together the very best of what Southern Italy has to offer with an innovative twist.

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Oceanside Dining

Southern Italy is known for its stunning beaches and beautiful Mediterranean views. At Nardò, you can enjoy a similar experience by dining on our spacious outdoor patio. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and views overlooking the Huntington Beach pier while eating award-winning Neapolitan pizza and drinking our delicious Aperol Spritz.

oceanside view dining

Oceanside Dining

Southern Italy is known for its stunning beaches and beautiful Mediterranean views. At Nardò, you can enjoy a similar experience by dining on our spacious outdoor patio. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and views overlooking the Huntington Beach pier while eating award-winning Neapolitan pizza and drinking our delicious Aperol Spritz.

Contemporary Interior

Nardò Italian Restaurant combines an authentic Italian dining experience with a tropical and contemporary interior. Designed by architect Oswaldo Mesia and decorated by Francesca Grace, the restaurant features bright white walls, tropical plants, colorful murals, and chic lighting. The restaurant also features a private dining room that’s perfect for special events and celebrations.

interior of restaurant

Meet Our Team

Nardò is operated by restaurant veterans with over 60 years of combined experience. Founded by the award-winning restaurateur Gianni Chiloiro, Gianni is joined by his nephew and head chef Alessandro Ciaccia, manager Francesco D’Agostino, and famous pizzaiolo Antonio Greco.

Interior of Nardo restaurant
Exterior of Nardo restaurant
Interior of Nardo restaurant
Interior of Nardo restaurant
Interior of Nardo restaurant
Interior of Nardo restaurant
Mural by Francesca Grace
Interior of Nardo restaurant
Interior of Nardo restaurant
Interior of Nardo restaurant
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