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Locanda Veneta

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8638 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323 (Btw. Robertson and San Vincente)
310-274-1893
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Huge portions. Well priced.

I have lived less than a mile from this place for a decade. Went for the first time this weekend, and was blown away. We went for Dine LA Week. Not only was the food very good, the portion sizes were massive. Our table had the stuffed pork chop, chicken, rabbit, veal, and carbonara--all were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Brian C
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have lived less than a mile from this place for a decade. Went for the first time this weekend, and was blown away. We went for Dine LA Week. Not only was the food very good, the portion sizes were massive. Our table had the stuffed pork chop, chicken, rabbit, veal, and carbonara--all were great.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fantastic spot for some delicious Italian food. It's pricey and the space is small so make sure to book in advance.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch and the soup and salad was delicious. The bread was fresh. The service was good and the atmosphere delightful.Cannot wait to go back and try other entrees.

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food was okay. Our family members had two different pastas and said they were good. We had two different fish dishes and they were average. The meal was not what we would have categorized as good-to-great.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to this restaurant many times, and it continues to be excellent. I would recommend the lamb shank or the chicken. The lamb shank just falls off the bone; be prepared to share the chicken.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

How I used to love this place! The food was divine. It was the hot Italian spot in the '80's and '90's. Now the spot is cool and the food is just short of good. While the room is still cozy, I didn't feel warm. Nothing was bad, just not special. Certainly over--priced. The broccoli soup was good, and so... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

With some great travelling companions we hit on this restaurant through them on a Wednesday evening. The place doesn't look great from the outside, inside we loved the old photos of Venice at the start of the 20th century. We found the service and the food were terrific. The owners hand was at the tiller and it shows: knowledge, skill... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Getting a diner booking at Locanda Veneta is a "plan in advance" event and yet in the past 3 weeks I have been there twice for lunch and it has been relatively empty. I asked why? Answer: because under past ownership the restaurant has been closed for lunch 3 different times for varying periods. Oh boy, what a loss! The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When the restaurant first opened in the late 1980's, the food was spectacular and the prices were competitive with top Italian restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area. I ate there many times and had fond memories. Fade out. Fade in: the year is 2014. The food is mediocre and the prices are obscene. My rack of lamb was very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I may be just a Ozzie from Sydney, but I'm an Italophile, and I recognise a quality meal when I get one. Staying just a few blocks away at the Sofitel, my wife and I caet to Loscanda Veneta to be treated to a fabulous meal of traditional, fine northern italian fare. Matre d' Massimo, a native Florentine, ran a... More 

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Additional Information about Locanda Veneta

Address: 8638 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323
Phone Number: 310-274-1893
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8638 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323
    (Btw. Robertson and San Vincente)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 310-274-1893

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?