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Chef Michael Fiorelli

Chef Michael Fiorelli

"Best New Restaurant", Los Angeles Magazine

"Best New Restaurant", Angeleno Magazine

Executive Chef/Partner, Love & Salt, Manhattan Beach, CA


Michael Fiorelli is the Executive Chef at Love & Salt, an Italian-inspired restaurant in Manhattan Beach that has garnered critical acclaim for Fiorelli's thoughtfully-composed, California-centric interpretations of Old World classics. Since opening the restaurant in November 2014 with Owners Guy and Sylvie Gabriele, the father and daughter team behind SoCal icon Café Pierre, Love & Salt has received three star reviews from Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly, was named one of Angeleno Magazine's top ten openings of the year, one of New York Observer's top twelve LA openings, one Los Angeles Magazine's top ten openings of the year, and has acquired national attention for its progressive menu.

A seasoned chef with extensive experience in some of the country's top kitchens, Fiorelli's culinary resume includes stints at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia, Mark's City Place in West Palm Beach, Simon LA in Los Angeles, and mar'sel at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.


Love & Salt

Love & Salt

An Italian-inspired restaurant with a California soul, Love & Salt isa  philosophy - that food needs only two ingredients to be great. Playing upon the neighborhood's carefree and casual vibe, the restaurant creates seasonal fare that's perfect for everyday living. Chef Fiorelli's classic approach to Italian cuisine through a local lens results in a meal that is bright, fresh and crisp.

With skillfully crafted wood-fired pizza coming out of their open air kitchen and rich pastas, the flavors truly come to life in Chef Fiorelli's vegetable centric small plates featuring seasonal and local produce. But for those with a more adventurous palate, don't miss the Whole Pig's Head - seriously - served on-table with toasted bread, mustard, pickled veg and aioli.

Love & Salt is at once both wholly reminiscent of the Golden State and the Mediterranean seaside.

The Box From Chef Michael Fiorelli

The Box from Chef Michael Fiorelli

The Box from Chef Michael Fiorelli showcases his Italian sensibilites with California flavors. Utilizing mostly California-centric ingredients, the box features products that are ideally suited for an Italian feast - pasta, beans, tomato sauce - and with Chef Fiorelli's skill set, will have you creating masterpieces before you can say "Buon appetito!"