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All 573 Santa Monica Restaurants

La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053
310-399-7979
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Ranked #4 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
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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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English first
Houston, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is second time to this cute little place. Food is great- the seafood linguine is a MUST have. Kids said pizza was delish too! Great bar area and good wine list. Only down side was the dish one of wanted to order takes 25 minutes to prepare and had we known that, we could have ordered it earlier. Decided... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Crowded but for good reason. Fantastic wine list, insanely good olive oil and Tuscan bread. Spectacular service that was informed and attentive.

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Macau
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We went there for dinner during weekday. When we were there by around 6:30 p.m., the restaurant were almost full and some people were enjoying by the bar. The atmosphere is good and relaxing and staff was very friendly. We did not make any reservation but were seated within minutes. The place is nice and clean. Staff was friendly. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Just doesn't get any better. Bistro atmosphere, perfect lighting, clean and inviting. Food is tasty, great choices and cooked to perfection. Bread is delicious and served with olive oil with basil and garlic. They have a very good wine list with daily specials. Salads and pizzas are special too. On my most recent visit, I had their Rustica pizza with... More 

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of dining at this beautiful, yet comfortable, restaurant. Matthew, our server, did an excellent job of providing us with the service we needed without making us feel rushed. The food and drink was excellent and the perfect meal capped off by the best banana and chocolate dessert we have ever tasted. The... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Situated between Santa Monica and Venice a vibrant Italien offering good food,reasonable prices and excellent service. Despite open table showing fully booked we called and managed to get a table for 5. There's a car park very close. The service all night was excellent,very attentive and genuine. All 5 diners were impressed.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

pleasant meal we had Caesar salad and lasagne - didn't have wine this particular night. bit of a wait for the main course, waiter came over to reassure us 3 times, but we are on hols, no rush, so it wasn't such a big deal. very good atmosphere and pleasant waiting staff. overall good experience

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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

So this is a great place on Main to have a mid priced Italian dinner with a great wine selection. It's best to make a reservation on the weekend but they do their best to seat you if you just happen to walk in.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We ate at this restaurant during our stay in Santa Monica. We happened upon it druing a walk down Main Street. Quite simply this is one of the best restaurants I have eaten in. The atmosphere was lovely, both the staff and other customers were so friendly and welcoming. The food was divine and the cheesecake was the best we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We travelled to LA from Australia as a family group and had a special birthday to celebrate. The staff went out of their way to help us and were happy to organise a birthday cake. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent and made it a truely memorable event.

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Additional Information about La Vecchia Cucina

Address: 2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053
Phone Number: 310-399-7979
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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