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Ocean Park
1.0 miles from Santa Monica State Beach
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 13, 2020

I have been trying several pizzas on the westside recently. For me, La Vecchia is the best. I've always loved going here for pasta and other delicious italian meals, but we ordered three pizzas to go for a small party. The quality is exceptionally high,...and the price very reasonable. There are much more expensive pizzas on the westside (Gjelina, Milo, Etc), but this is my favorite. They have two sizes. The larger has 8 slices, the smaller, 6 small slices. I loved everything. The airy crust, the perfect tomato sauce, the excellent cheese, the toppings. Our favorite was a margherita with added mushrooms and onions. They are very accommodating with special requests. One person could not eat tomatoes, so we had the rustica without tomatoes. He loved it. It was a bit of a foodie, tough crowd, and everyone was complimentary and very satisfied.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

We arrived early when most tables were empty and it was perfect for conversation. Later on, the restaurant filled up of course but it was quite noisy and found it very difficult to have a conversation. Otherwise, the food and drinks were excellent as was...the service! Lovely, very upbeat, happy server!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

Wonderful dinner ...but service??? The service does not match quality of the food ....just be aware because the food was worth the weak service ...Just a warning ....since we do not live in Caalifornia we were unaware that Veal is no longer served but was...still on the menu ...This did cause my wife to move to plan B on her order This was a nice place and had a wonderful window seat, great food and a gem of a wine find 2014 Qupe Syrah that matched perfectly with our tomato based fish dishesMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

A nice little restaurant on Main Street in Santa Monica! Nice atmosphere and great vibe! The restaurant was full but we managed to get a table with little wait time. They have a large menu with pizza and fresh pasta choices. We chose the pizza...and Caesar salad and both were delicious! Great service!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

Good service, probably chose the wrong dish. I chose capellini alla scoglio which in the end tasted more like Asian fried vermicelli. My husband ate pizza Margherita, which seemed too dry - probably not using wooden fire oven. The service was excellent, as the waiters...carefully asked for our needs, gave us lots of Parmesan cheese, and put rest of the food in takeaway box proactively. Maybe next time stick to choosing the typical Italian dishes like linguine etc.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

The place is a very nice and owners how to run a proper business .But the guy behind the Bar ( so called bartender ) is horrible . Serves abruptly and is rude. I would also recommend to the owners to watch why the don’t...get the $ they expect from the glass pours ...the extra pouring he does for his regulars ...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

I visited the „La Vecchia Cucina“ because I lined the menu on their homepage. Unfortunately the menu in the restaurant was completely different and my favorite dishes were not available anymore. So I had to choose something different which was a little bit annoying. The...Beef Carpaccio was great and the Pizza ok with fresh and high quality ingredients. The Tiramisu was huge and tasted great. Unfortunately the glass of red wine was too warm. The service was ok but not outstanding.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

The food was great, the staff friendly and helpful. We had a small child with us and that was not a problem. We certainly will return the next time we are in Santa Monica.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Great quaint Italian spot on Main Street in Santa Monica. The food and wine were excellent and the service was professional and prompt. I highly recommend La Vecchia Cucina and we will definitely be back again.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

We dropped in late evening after a long flight, and was very happy with both food and service. Can recommend both the pizza and the salads.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Keith B
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Response from Pikku007 | Reviewed this property |
Their gluten free pizza is very good. Pasta I think they have as well in gluten free
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