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La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053
310-399-7979
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Ranked #7 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ocean Park
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  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Corrales, NM
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153 reviews 153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped here for dinner on a very busy night with no reservations and were seated right away. There is a good vibrant atmosphere. Great Italian food. The linguini pescatore was literally filled with seafood. The linguini mare e monte pesto was indeed creamy and the rotolo alla brace was simply delicious. The service was very good. The wine list... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Food was excellent traditional Italian with a home prepared syle, wine list was extensive, and lastly the restaurant had a great ambience, a modern Italian restaurant that isn't pretentious.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very good Italian style food. Only had main dishes but choices and quality was great. Lamb chops were cooked just right. Quick efficient service. Was really busy when we went on Friday evening and was pretty loud but good fun. Definitely worth going to if you are near.

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Pilot Point, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have had several good experiences over the last 5 years and have had good experiences each time. The food is not cutting edge but the view from the window table makes up for that. Good food and a good atmosphere and the treat of watching the locals from the window table. Our server, Jordie, is absolutely the best! We... More

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I love italian food and after a long road trip from Wyoming and Montana I was ready for some very yummy italian! We chose this restaurant because of the reviews. The masses were right! The food was perfect! Simple and delicious! The ambiance of the place needs a bit of a refresh. Every unwelcoming interior and feel but the food... More

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Canoga Park CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

La Vecchia has a lunch deal where for $14 you get either a salad or an appetizer and then either a pizza, a panini or a pasta dish. I have had a few of the pasta dishes and they were very good. The appetizer of mussels and clams is excellent; the broth is only mildly spicy.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant 2 years ago and came back again because we enjoyed it so much. Glad to say it's not changed, great restaurant, worth a visit.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Excelent homemade pasta. Go as a family for a birthday celebration and we ALL enjoy our food. Good wine list with grapes and price for all teast. Very bussy and dificult to keep a conversation, but what you could expect from a real Italian restaurant. If you have some specific dietary restrictions, dont be shy and request what you want.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just came back from a great meal at La Vecchia cucina. My family and I are vacationing in Santa Monica from Montreal. I have eaten at many Italian restaurants but Chef Mark Mollica's Lasagna with Bolognese sauce was absolutely out of this world. My wife also really enjoyed her California pizza, the pizza crust was perfect and the toppings and... More

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Richmond, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did carryout from La Vecchia's so we didn't have to fight for a parking spot or pay for one. The food is very very good with home baked bread with basil olive oil. We had the pasta and calamari which was really good considering it was carried out and not served fresh at the table. I got pasta with... More

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