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Vincenzo Ristorante

714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1404
310-395-6619
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Ranked #200 of 574 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Malibu, California
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293 reviews 293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

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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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Small place on Montana, run by a grumpy old guy. The food is fine, the prices are OK (not great, but OK), but unless you are one of the "in crowd" you do not get received as you deserve. We ate there twice, and will not return.

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Vernon Hills, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Make sure to make a reservation because it is small and a little cramped. I had some of the freshest, best pasta I have had in a very long time.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

During our week long stay in Santa Monica we chose to eat here twice because the Vincenzo Ristorante is that good! Great selection of dishes, wines, authentic taste, not too heavy, with wonderful specials and a quiet lovely small town atmosphere which makes you feel at home. Located on one of the best neighborhood streets in Santa Monica, Montana Ave.,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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241 reviews 241 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have driven by here countless times and quite frankly did not realize that this was a separate restaurant. We dropped in without reservations and were seated immediately; but a table of 11 had come in before us and their order beat us to the kitchen so we had a much longer wait for food then we imagine is normal.... More

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Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The food is totally high quality, there is no question on that, the place is really small and the owner is such a character. I come from an Italian family and found him funny but I understand that others can see him as rude. We went with kids but I wouldn't recommend Is exexpensive and hasn't kids menu

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Just spent 3 weeks in Italy, Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and many other smaller cities. Out of many top rated restaurants Vincenzo beats them all. I would say only one or two in Italy were in the same league.

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Additional Information about Vincenzo Ristorante

Address: 714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1404
Phone Number: 310-395-6619
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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