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La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053
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Ranked #7 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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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93% Recommend
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Pilot Point, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
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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58 reviews 58 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
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
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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West Hills, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I grew up in New York and have been living in LA for the last 15 years. The best Italian meal I have had since I moved here was Friday night at La Vecchia Cucina. Real NYC Italian in Santa Monica. The Eggplant with Goat cheese was incredible and the veal with porcine mushrooms + Pene Arrabiata simply awesome. Can... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fantastic Italian cuisine at an affordable price. Great cooking and great bar. Attentive wait staff. Wonderful dining experience in a casual atmosphere.

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detroit, mich
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Trendy upscale scene with a traditional Italian menu. The best of both worlds. We had a party of 6 and everyone was pleased with their entrees. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. This is a good value for good food, good service , in a trendy setting. Can't go wrong here.

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