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Locanda Veneta

8638 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #633 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Btw. Robertson and San Vincente
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80% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I bought a online special for this restaurant and it did not have great appeal from outside . Once you go inside the vibe is like being in a quaint true Italian restaurant from Italy. We had a raw artichoke salad with a great light vinaigrette , followed by Branzino fish with fresh roasted veggies and Frute... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was driving my sister and my aunt from restaurant to restaurant, looking for one with convenient parking and no line for service. Finally, I parked next door to Locanda Veneta and announced that we were eating there. What a fortunate find! Everything at this restaurant is freshly made, and the bread is baked on the premises. For an unbelievable... More

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Mount Laurel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

In town visiting family, we popped into the restaurant at the last minute, but early. First ones in for dinner. Dark interior with a windowed porch and nice music. Heavy menu, but only 2 pages. Nice variety. My children raved about the pasta, and said there would be lots of specials. I chose a Branzino, (fish) for my main dish.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took my sister there for her birthday lunch. One waited had not shown up so service was a bit slow. I ordered filet of sole and it was swimming in so much butter I could not eat it. Disliked that the only options were a prefix menu for three courses, and not inexpensive. Won't go back.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Locanda Veneta Category: Italian Neighborhood: Beverly Grove 5.0 star rating 3/17/2014 About 20 years ago Loved this place. Can't remember why I did not go back. We had a delightful dinner here last week. Had the lobster ravioli which was perfect Next was the ossobuco, another 5 dish. The sea-bass on a bed of lentils was perfect in presentation and... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been eating at Loconda Veneta for over a year now and it never disappoints. Be mindful that they do not have a liquor license. The wine selection is good but usually we bring our own. The food is always fresh. I've tried everything from their pastas to branzino. They have have THE BEST tiramisu! It's a must try!

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Los Angeles USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Once the end all, be all of Italian to the stars, the food is still excellent and expensive, but the blush is definitely off the bloom. Old and stodgy, just like most of the clientele. My waiter was an old pro, but he certainly lacked warmth and cheerfulness. Not where I wanted to be when taking my significant other to... More

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Santa Monica, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Been wining and dining at Locanda Veneta for some 15+ years, with a group of self-annointed Hedonists.. Massimo is always the uber-gracious host, taking care of us himself, serving up platters of delicious savories. Last night was no exception.. Tuscan salads, mushroom risotto with shaved black truffles, pork, rabbit, venison chops and the desserts--all spectacular and savory. This is the... More

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New York City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

LV has always been an old standby whenever I'm in LA. It's a small bistro & charming spot in Beverly Hills remaining unaffected by trends and polished decor. The food is simple, solid, always fresh, and the service is excellent. For years I have almost always ordered their delicious roast chicken, a perennial not to be missed. This time I... More

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Used to be amazing... now, not so much. The menu items are way expensive for what they are. The dishes are not that elaborated and they only play on the fact that is "Italian" food. For the record, authentic Italian food is simple and not expensive (yes I am Italian born and raised in Florence). I am not saying that... More

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