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Locanda Veneta

Certificate of Excellence
Central L.A
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8638 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323 (Btw. Robertson and San Vincente)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cozy Italian restaurant with excellent service and food. Generous portions with just the right seasoning. Will visit again!

Thank Truevoice
Redondo Beach, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner there on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Sitting outside was marvelous. Inside was rather noisy and seemed a bit cramped when I went in to use the restroom. The service was amazing. Our server was very attentive and thorough. He brought out bread and something green in a bowl. I asked what it was. He said it's... More 

Thank Linda W
Los Angeles
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This gem of a restaurant offers a lovely menu of beautifully prepared Italian cuisine. Try the lobster ravioli for it it divine as is just about everything else on the menu. The service is excellent. Just impeccable all around.

Thank Deborah Lynn T
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The facility is unprepossessing, the décor is classic, the menu is Italian in Italian, the service is spectacular, the food is divine. Highly recommended.

Thank sheriff88
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Great service and great food, I recommended. Definitely a do over! My guests are world travelers, with a very discerning taste, they were impressed.

Thank v g
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275 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Very small restaurant across from the massive Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on 3rd Street. It doesn't look too impressive from the street, but I took a chance when I saw some doctors eating there. The Ravioli d'Aragosta (lobster ravioli) was a work of art. It was almost a shame to eat it... but it was so good. The bread with the... More 

Thank geotech522
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We are no strangers to Italian cuisine, as we live close to Italy. However, we are very tolerable and can eat simple food, as long as it's made of fresh stock and is not spoiled by cooking. Unfortunately, both dishes we ordered in this restaurant were very poor, having no taste or flawed taste. Fish had a strong taste of... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We happened to be staying nearby so we walked to this restaurant. The weather was perfect so we were able to eat outside. Starting with the appetizer, everything was delicious!!! There was a special of fresh mozzarella cheese wrapped with prosciutto.... Mmmmm. I had a full boneless grilled chicken for dinner and I must say... It was the best chicken... More 

Thank Pjvantravel
Victorville, California
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I have been having medical procedures done at Cedars Sinai for a year. What a great and centrally located place to eat. Exceptional. Small but quaint. A real place to eat.

Thank Bradco2014
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This is a somewhat romantic restaurant, that has been in Los Angeles for about twenty years or so. Always consistent and wonderful management!

Thank Marc P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8638 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3323
    (Btw. Robertson and San Vincente)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 310-274-1893

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?