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La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053
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Ranked #11 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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132 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had an evening out with very special friends at La Vecchia and had a very tasty meal. The service was spot on and the food was seasoned quite well. I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion or night out with your loved ones.

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Barrington, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We reserved a table for 8 on a Friday night after our daughter graduated from USC. The atmosphere was very nice, dim light and low key. we ordered a bottle of wine and an appetizer of Bruschetta which was excellent. The wine list was very good and we enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Prices... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Enjoyed one night in this restaurant in August 2013 while visiting Santa Monica. I loved the dark interior and the vibe and atmosphere. The food, drinks and service were just excellent. The staff were so attentive without being intrusive. Would love to dine here again if I was visiting Santa Monica in the future.

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Dallas, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very good food. Good wine selection. Excellent service. We had a large party -- 15 people -- but they were very attentive and the food was delivered in reasonable time. With a large table you expect it to be a bit slower, and it was, but not bad at all. I recommend reservations. We were there on a Tuesday night,... More

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Open kitchen which adds to the busy, buzzy vibe in this non Italian, Italian restaurant. Simple food, great ingredients, excellent service. Good prices.

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Double Oak, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We held a dinner party for 15 at this lovely small establishment. Although, it was a walk from our hotel, it was well worth it! Sea bass, grilled veggies, pizza, warm bread with olive oil, and more...no one had a dish they did not absolutely love. The service was good and the manager very attentive. Make a reservation here and... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food here was really worth coming for overall, but my plate had a few issues and my service, while good, really wasn't outstanding. I say this because I was very tempted to give this place a 5 instead of a 4 but the little things kept me from doing that. My pasta and seafood dish had scales on one... More

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Minneaoplis, MN
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Looking for a place with good food and not caring about seeing celebs? Than this is a great pic. The food was delish, one of my friends said it was the best veal piccatta he'd ever had. We were able to get a reservation for 4 without a lot of fanfare on short notice on opentable, the wait staff was... More

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