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Locanda Veneta

8638 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323 (Central L.A)
310-274-1893
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Ranked #688 of 8,579 Restaurants in Los Angeles
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Price range: $21 - $40
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
Cuisines: Italian
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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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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LOS ANGELES
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Small place, no bar, really good service. Not a large menu but inventive without being esoteric. Really good house wine. Rarely have I had a house wine that was memorable; they are usually just drinkable. This is my second time and the food is always good. I had the seafood pasta special and they removed all the ick from the... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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