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Fritto Misto

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Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Italian, Californian
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601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2507
310-458-2829
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
out of the way and wonderful

a "neighborhood" Italian with Latin influence restaurant. The red pepper fettuccine in a garlic cream source was out of this world. The service was outstanding and a great wine list at fantastic prices. Small list but well chosen. When our server found out this was our first visit , he gave us a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
don9611
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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274 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

a "neighborhood" Italian with Latin influence restaurant. The red pepper fettuccine in a garlic cream source was out of this world. The service was outstanding and a great wine list at fantastic prices. Small list but well chosen. When our server found out this was our first visit , he gave us a free dessert to share ; which was... More 

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Rome, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They offer pasta in a lot of different combinations you can also create your own based on your personal taste they trend to put too much staff in it, like: pasta plus cheese, plus meet, plus mashroom, plus cream,plus who knows what but this is true everywhere in the US they totally miss understand the italian cousine, to them u... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited this place after seeing good reviews on Tripadvisor. After a day of sightseeing and wondering around the pier we were all looking a bit tired and messy, so after passing multiple restaurants which looked far too upscale for us, we came across the casually warm and charming Fritto Misto! Our servers were all very attentive and friendly, we... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Large dishes of pasta and a meat for 12$ their Pink sauce was the table favorite, they are very generous with their sauce portions which is great to dip the free bread in also, if we had a microwave could of easily been two meals especially for the kids, but even me with enough bread

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

went here tonight as a quick last minute dinner plan with the family after a busy week. A lot of people had recommended it as a 'great' place. I would probably say it was average. The dishes were traditional Italian and if you want a pasta it would be cheaper to go with a create your own. the staff though... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We didn’t feel like cooking on New Years Eve, so decided to try this place. Our son and his wife reported consistently seeing lines at this restaurant at dinner time. We we’re thankful that we came early: by 6:00 PM there were no tables available! Food and wine were outstanding! Service by Elené was excellent. Popularity is well deserved! See... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice food ! Waiters are very friendly and the food comes out of the kitchen real fast. Good size dishes that can be shared. Deserves being ranked best Italian in Santa Monica.

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Central Valley, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I noticed that the tripadvisor reviews for Fritto Misto were pretty positive, so we headed over on a Saturday night to check it out. After circling the restaurant a couple of times we found metered parking at the Blue Bus parking area close by. We were seated in less than 10 minutes and served drinks quickly. My husband ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I highly recommend this place to anyone. The food and staff here are wonderful. I will visit here again next time I am around Santa Monica.

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california
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195 reviews 195 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The strong story of this local eatery is fresh food, inexpensive, big portions and large menu. The key that keeps me going back, is you can bring your own wine into dinner for $2 per person corkage; surely a great deal. They do have their own reasonably priced wine list too. Lastly, no reservations and there can sometimes be a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-458-2829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?