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Locanda Portofino

1110 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1610
310-394-2070
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Ranked #44 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 11th Street
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don't be put off by the mini-mall exterior for it betrays a warm and inviting restaurant with great ambiance, superior service (no actors in this bunch) and best of all fantastic Italian food. It has been our go-to restaurant for the past 18 years - we know we will always be welcomed warmly and made to feel as though we... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, this restaurant is small, but it is absolutely delightful. We sat outside on the patio, which was lovely. The veal dishes are fantastic, as was the meatball appetizer. The wine list is quite extensive as well. We loved it!

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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The pasta, oh the pasta! Such a delicious meal from one of the best known restaurants in Santa Monica. Go with a group of friends and try everything - you won't be disappointed.

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Santa Monica, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Charming neighborhood spot with consistent excellent dishes. You can never go wrong with the Bolognese or the specials. Excellent, deep wine list. Attentive service to boot. We frequent this place with friends and family. And our six-year-old loves the place and the staff always makes everyone feel welcome - it's a perfect place for elegant couples dining or dinner with... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a small restaurant so tables are a little tight. However, the food is great, so it's worth the crowding. The staff is always friendly and will recommend their best dishes. Even my finicky daughter likes it.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We just moved to the neighborhood, and were hoping to find our new neighborhood place. Instead we want to find a new neighborhood. It's not that the food is bad. It's not. It's more that the entire experience was more akin to abuse than dining. They wanted us out, they slapped the food down as if it were a long... More 

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bangkok
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is the top and more. I didn't expect to eat so well italian food in LA/Santa Monica. It was a big and so nice surprise. From the beginning to the dessert, every single plate was amazing. I highly recommend to both italian and local people that really want to enjoy real italian food, in a very nice and authentic... More 

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Wellington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had to go to Santa Monica as we enjoyed it so much and this restaurant was another must visit. We were not disappointed with the food again, and sitting near the pavement was just wonderful. The service was quick and just like Rome,no conversation. The risotto and pasta dishes were delicious and well worth the five year wait. Wine... More 

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Locanda Portofino is FABULOUS!!!! We sat outside and had a GREAT dinner! It is expensive but totally "worth it"! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would like to have dinner there every night!!!

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Forres Scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We visited this restaurant while staying with friends in Santa Monica and really enjoyed our meal, food very good and portions not too large. The waiters are typically Italian but what else would you expect in an authentic Italian Restaurant. It was very busy with locals which means it's popular so booking would be advisable.

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Additional Information about Locanda Portofino

Address: 1110 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1610
Phone Number: 310-394-2070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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