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Vincenzo Ristorante

714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1404
310-395-6619
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Ranked #196 of 563 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Such a nice, intimate restaurant. Ate here after a long day at Six Flags and my wife and I were extremely impressed by the service and quality of food. Vincenzo himself roams the restaurant and is extremely amiable and friendly, making sure you are enjoying the food and service. He seems extremely passionate about the quality of the food and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012 via mobile

We have enjoyed dinner several times. We are blown away at the welcome we have always received when we came with our well behaved two year old grandson. The staff was welcoming and the meal was always special. We applaud the wonderful food and the care the owner and staff gave to us. This restaurant is a gem.

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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Excellent pasta. First rate Italian food in an intimate restaurant.

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Santa Monica
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Unfortunately I had heard rave reviews about this small restaurant located on the west end of trendy Montana Ave. The restaurant was empty except for 1 table, as we were walk-ins without a reservation, we didn't expect the best table, however we were denied every table that we requested (In an empty restaurant!). The only table we were "allowed" to... More

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