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Locanda Veneta

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Central L.A
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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Longing For Yesterday

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
Rorole2
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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South East
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant several times in the last few months. The servers recognize us and welcome us back every time. The heirloom tomato soup is amazing! None of the pasta entrees have disappointed or been less than delicious, and the portions are generous. The atmosphere is dim and quiet (but casual), perfect for dates and couples.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For a simple Italian meal that will take you back to any trip you have done to Italy, Locanda Veneta delivers! A great pasta selection and other non-pasta entrees will have you wanting to order everything on the menu just to taste! The lobster stuffed squid ink ravioli came with a creamy bisque sauce that was not too rich and... More 

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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?