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Fritto Misto

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601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2507
310-458-2829
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 198
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  • 102
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  • 30
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  • 5
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  • 5
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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
YUMMY but you will be in a food coma after

Dieters beware - this is not the place for you. However, if you want to break all daily calorie quotas, have a hearty Italian meal and spend the rest of the day sleeping, this is the place for you. They have a bunch of pasta specialties, but I think the hilight is the make your own pasta. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Audrey K
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dieters beware - this is not the place for you. However, if you want to break all daily calorie quotas, have a hearty Italian meal and spend the rest of the day sleeping, this is the place for you. They have a bunch of pasta specialties, but I think the hilight is the make your own pasta. They have probably... More 

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Thank Audrey K
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding Italian restaurant...one of the better I have been to in the U.S. and I have been to Italy several times. You can tell a good Italian place by its pasta and they do pasta here like no other. You can't go wrong with any of their pasta dishes. I was nervous about their make your own pasta dish option... More 

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Thank WildKatz
Grimes, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to pick Fritto as we wanted Italian. The reviews were good. When we arrived I was questioning the choice. The atmosphere is very utilitarian. However, the food is out of this world. Great portions. Large but not outrageous. Great place

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Thank richard s
Apex, North Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in Santa Monica back in November. After a long day of exploring on foot, we decided we were in the mood for Italian. Initially we made a reservation on Open Table for a different restaurant, but decided to cancel that reservation and pop over to Fritto Misto instead after reading several excellent reviews. The restaurant is... More 

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Thank SouthwestRoadTripper
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

everyone here was so nice, we got a table straight away and being 2 families of 4 & 3 all sitting at the table together. From the outside of the restaurant it looked small but once you got in there it was much bigger than expected! you guys did so well with everything, quick service, the food was amazing and... More 

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Thank bethanyyy1
Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

After reading how great the reviews were, we decided to try this place! We ordered 4 different dishes and everything was outstanding and piping hot! The place was packed being New Years Eve but the wait was short. The menu had so many yummy options it was hard to decide what to order. The portions are large but who doesn't... More 

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Thank mama2g
Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Very average to bad food. Lovely staff but the food was poor quality but huge helpings. Maybe reduce the quantity and improve the quality?

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Thank Graham J
West Lafayette, Indiana
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at the Fritto Misto. We chose this spot based on TA reviews and we were not disappointed. A corner venue with two small dining rooms, it was doing a bang-up business even on a rainy Monday night. Even so, we got a table right away and the server could not have been... More 

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Thank westsidecouple
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The pasta is good, I also liked the fried pillows so yummy with its sauce, really delicious. I liked that you can creat your own pasta.

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Thank Sara A
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We recently visted Santa Monica & hunted this place down after goggle searches of best restaurants in Santa Monica. Wow, food was delicious. We were a party of 7 (2 families from Australia) service was exceptional & everyone really enjoyed their dishes & were lucky to get free desert. Highly recommend.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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