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“Went there twice for lunch in a week long stay.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Vecchia Cucina

La Vecchia Cucina
2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053
310-399-7979
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Ranked #4 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ocean Park
Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Went there twice for lunch in a week long stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Excellent friendly, efficient service. Tasty affordable generous portions. Very recommend trying the Prix Fixe lunch special.

Best bread rolls ever. EVER.

The ability to see into the kitchen via the bar is very welcome. The decor is modern and the lighting is just right. Ultra clean bathrooms.

Went there on my own one Thursday and returned with a friend on the Saturday. She has an alergy to garlic and the chef was able to accomodate her without a problem.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Venlo, The Netherlands
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37 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“little italy on Main”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

excellent food and service. make sure you have a reservation to avoid the wait outside. expanded wine list.

Visited April 2012
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Best Italian Food in LA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The best Italian food in Los Angeles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite place for Happy Hour...

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Amazing Italian food in Santa Monica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

If you're in or near Santa Monica, this La Vecchia Cucina should be on your dining list. Great food and the pizza is some of the best I've ever had. You can't go wrong here!

Visited March 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Great food, atmosphere & service in the coolest area of Santa Monica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

I ate here by myself; which can be a challenge but I was looked after by Nico and his staff extremely well. As well as the usual whote linen table settings, there is also the bar with stool seating and this helps to add to a relaxed atmosphere. The food is excellent and if you haven't gotten down to this part of town you must! Escape from all the chain stores & food outlets in the Promenade area and get down here where the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are far more unique and interesting and where service is often from the owner!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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