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Vincenzo Ristorante

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714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1404
310-395-6619
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

We are visiting family and decided to have a date night. We love Italian food. Small quaint, very clean. Our waiter, Osvaldo, was exceptionally helpful. He was talkative and helped my husband practice his Spanish. The food was tasty, fresh and plentiful. I couldn't resist dessert, A cherry tart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elisabeth R
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are visiting family and decided to have a date night. We love Italian food. Small quaint, very clean. Our waiter, Osvaldo, was exceptionally helpful. He was talkative and helped my husband practice his Spanish. The food was tasty, fresh and plentiful. I couldn't resist dessert, A cherry tart ! all in all a great experience and will go back... More 

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Thank Elisabeth R
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I've dined here a handful of times over the years, and Chef Vincenzo still delights with his Amalfi-based cuisine. It's a very small place which holds about 20 people (with the occasional celebrity sighting), so make a reservation to ensure seating during the dinner hour. If the chef / owner is not too busy, he comes out of the kitchen... More 

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Thank darwinfoye
Santa Monica, California
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Oh baby! I love a little place where the Chef comes over to the table to share his specials take your order and go into the kitchen to cook for you. This is true food love! That why I got in the business to begin with spread the joy with food and drink. So I enjoyed: House made bread sent... More 

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Thank Bradley1965
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great neighborhood place away from the Santa Monica fray. Vincenzo is a fantastic host, warm and welcoming and happy to give recommendations. He was excited to tell us his wife had just dropped off a fresh supply of home grown organic tomatoes that we would find in the heirloom salad that night. We were not disappointed, the food was fantastic;... More 

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Thank sharon m
Berchem-Antwerp
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Because of the good ratings we made the effort to take a taxi to this restaurant instead of choosing one amongst the many (crowded) on Ocean Boulevard. We had delicious octopus as an appetizer (not on the menu), a simple but good Caprese salad and a tasteful carpaccio. As an entree/main dish we had a really good spaghetti vongole (although... More 

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Thank DH65
Santa Monica, California
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

A small quite place that will shock your taste buds. Fresh, yummy ingredients are the key to the flavor. Along with the wonderful atmosphere that the owner/chef provides, you will be sure to go home more than satisfied.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very small and intimate italian restaurant on Montana Ave in Santa Monica. The owner, a real italian, likes to talk to all guests and tell them the specials of the day. Great pasta selection.

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Thank Thierry d
Bethesda, Maryland
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193 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A very small obscure restaurant on Montana Ave in Santa Monica - you'd miss it if you weren't trying to find it. Chef/owner comes around to let you know what tonight's specials are. I had a thinly sliced steak with arugula in the center of the plate (served artistically) and quite good. I would definitely order it again. Tasted some... More 

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Thank Sandy C
Malibu, California
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705 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Tabels are quite close together--not for romance or private conversations. Service was above average. Prices were reasonable for Montana. Our food was really good. We had salmon and saltimbuco specials. Bummer that the burrata appetizer was really really cold. It tasted great once it warmed up half hour later! Owner seemed unsure if he wanted to be friendly or rude.... More 

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Thank SanMo
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We live in area and tried Vincenzo for the first time. Discovered it's been around for years. A nice surprise. It was a quiet evening so service was excellent, owner chatted with us a bit, not intrusive. Food was great. Will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-395-6619

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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