Our History

Hank’s Italian Restaurant was founded in 1967 at its original location in Torrance, CA. Jorge and Julie Curiel purchased the restaurant in 1991 and has made it a South Bay family favorite for nearly 50 years. Our pizza dough is made fresh daily. We make our sauce with rich spices and homemade tomato sauce. We serve traditional Italian cuisine like you would find back in the old country. We use fresh Mozzarella cheese, a variety of fresh vegetables and meats. Come try one of our Specialty Pizza’s or create one of your own. Experience one of our traditional dishes from Italy.

Jorge and Julie Curiel



Feels like home

Hank’s was decorated with a warm cozy feel in mind. We want you to feel like you’re dining with family. We have plenty of room for all your guests. Whether you are having a Sunday dinner with family, or dinner with friends, we have a table for you. Come have that romantic dinner on our beautiful covered patio with a lovely fountain. Great for those intimate occasions.

  • Family Dinners
  • Dinner with Friends
  • Birthday Parties
  • Office Lunches
  • Take-Out
  • Awards and Ceremonies

We also cater parties and events. See our Catering page.

Family Owned & Operated

Hank’s Italian Restaurant was established in 1967, a great year for America. We started as a local neighborhood pizza place in Torrance, CA., and quickly grew to one of the most known Italian restaurants in the South Bay. Although we are known for our fresh pizza’s, we also serve up some amazing traditional dishes from Italy.

Hosted by Jorge & Julie Curiel & family.

Jorge and Julie Curiel

From Pizza to Pasta

We have both amazing pizza’s with toppings galore and our traditional pasta dishes such as Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs and Ravioli. Come and check out our beautiful fruit and salad bar. Filled with seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables to suit your palate. From soups to dessert, you are sure to find something that you have been craving.

We have something for everyone.

  • Italian Meats
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Rigatoni, Mostaccioli, Spaghetti, Angel Hair and Shells
  • Vegetarian
  • Children’s Meals

Reservations recommended. 

Our Kitchen

Our cuisine is traditional Southern Italian comfort food. Made with rich sauces, spices and lots of cheese. Just the way they make it back home in Italy, with love of the food. We provide an experience, not just a meal. We have a espresso/coffee bar, full spirit bar with specialty drinks, and plenty of domestic and imported Italian beer.

We welcome you to our humble home.

  • Celebrate with your family
  • Grab a drink at our bar
  • Try “The Julie Special”

Find out why we have been a family tradition for almost 50 years.