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La Vecchia Cucina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066 (Ocean Park)
+1 310-399-7979
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved everything about starting with friendly service. The pasta is outstanding and so is the salad. Restaurant staff is very friendly with nice decor. Good wine list too. We recommend this restaurant.

Thank Alfredomartin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly one of the best Italian restaurants in America. I dine here 1st thing whenever I get to LA. Food, the vibe, and service -- top notch. Oh, did I say how great the food is!

Thank David W
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to eat a place in Santa Monica, CA other than the usual places that we patron for dinner. Found this lovely restaurant through opentable, read the reviews, and we decided to give it a try. So very thrilled that we did! We dined on a Tuesday night at La Vecchia Cucina, which is a small, cozy Italian restaurant on... More 

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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here at 9pm for a late weeknight dinner knowing we had an hour until before they closed, based on good reviews we'd read. This Italian gem proved to be a wonderful choice, with superb service, excellent atmosphere, quick food superbly prepared, and terrific menu and wine choices.

Thank Steve D
Los Angeles, California, United States
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took family members to La Vecchia a couple of days before they were returning to Vancouver Island. They were amazed and we were thrilled as we love this place, the people, the food, the atmo! Highly recommended!

Thank Deena S
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Mr. Jordi, our Server, came across as kind. This is particularly important for our family tonight as one of our family members was not feeling well at that time. The lobster bisque, pasta with salmon, pasta with lobster, baked bronzino, Pollo al Limone were all delicious. The broccoli and carrots were cooked perfectly. La Vecchia Cucina is not the first... More 

Thank Elsa C. L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went in for a quick dinner, having prebooked a table. Although this didn't seem necessary on a Tuesday night as it was only 1/3 full. The staff were welcoming, friendly and informative about the menu. There is a very good selection of food. Price wise it is mid range. $120 for two mains, a bottle of wine and a... More 

Thank Tim B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

We dined in a group of 6 adults. Entree, mains & desserts were enjoyed by all. The menu is extensive & the wine list is also large. Service is attentive without being overbearing. The ambience is warm, but just a little too noisy. The tiramisu is not to be missed.

Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Even though it's a small place and the tables are close to each other, it is a must go. The food is very fresh and the flavors are radiant. The service is very good. Better to have a reservation because it's very busy.

Thank Mariana A
Los Angeles, California
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35 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This was my second visit to La Vecchia Cucina. The first time was over a year ago. I'd made reservations for our party of 6 on a Friday night at 8p, this was a business dinner (during the American Film Market) with Italian distributors. It starts with us being there a few minutes before 8p and being told it would... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
    (Ocean Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-7979

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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