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Fritto Misto

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$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2507
+1 310-458-2829
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 am
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This Italian restaurant is excellent. The menu is large, but they'll make a dish off-menu if they have the ingredients. The portions are huge, so leftovers in doggie bags make for a fabulous second or third meal. Great entrees, salads, appetizers and desserts. And dessert is often on the house. Service is tremendous - they aim to please, and prices... More 

1 Thank Bonnie T
Nassau, New York
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can build your own pasta/sauce dish or try one of the very interesting dishes on the menu. - be adventurous and opt for the latter, you will not be disappointed! We ate dinner there twice during our stay. Every dish we had was delicious and portions were generous. Coming from NY, where excellent Italian restaurants are plentiful, this is... More 

Thank 78chevy
Gisborne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this meal! To date this was the best and freshest food we have eaten in the US this trip. The hospitality was fantastic and the best value for money so far. Great service, great food!

1 Thank LJHewat
Des Moines Iowa
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This old standby is wonderful. The food, especially the pasta, couldn't be any fresher! You can design your own pasta dish from a wide variety of options. It is a bit loud, and a little cramped, so a lot of groups seem to pile in at night. The wine list is quite good to. And if you have room for... More 

Thank GoneAgain02
East Wenatchee, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner there. Such a good menu, and if you can't find what you want, you can pick a pasta, the sauce and create your own entree. The portions are large, so don't fill up on bread! The wines are good, and affordable: they even offer the wines at prices lower than the winery resale prices, and... More 

1 Thank Jan L
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic staff, incredible food, huge portions. This is a must do if you're in Santa Monica!!!!! I wish I'd found this place earlier

Thank LorraineEmilio
Greenville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

As people might know, my boyfriend Chad and I travel for work and enjoy visiting little restaurants like these. Fritto Misto is a place to visit! The staff is very attentive, the food is well prepared with their own sauces and the price is worth the amount of food. If you're looking to have a quiet, great italian meal, come... More 

Thank tatobug
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Homemade Italian food, great waitress, intimate setting just 2 blocks from Santa Monica Pier. Old world feel with the food to match.

Thank Eric S
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in unannounced. Luckily got a table straight away in what was a very busy restaurant. We ordered a bottle of Chianti and pondered the menu. A neat touch is being able to customise your own pasta - any sauce or pasta type The adults settled on Jumbo Ravioli (super tasty) and Garlic Shrimp Pasta. Proper homemade feel to it... More 

1 Thank ThomasReeh
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Great food! Big selection. Great service! Family friendly! You won't be disappointed!!!!! I will definitely cone here again next time I'm in Santa Monica!

Thank Maria D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-2829

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

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