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Vincenzo Ristorante

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Santa Monica
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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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
DH65
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Berchem-Antwerp
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  • Romantic
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Berchem-Antwerp
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 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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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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