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La Vecchia Cucina

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053 (Ocean Park)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate in La Vecchia Cucina when we were staying in Santa Monica. In fact it was so good we ate there a second time. We enjoyed the burrata, pizza, salmon, branzino, linguine with clams, the salads and the desserts. Everything was delicious. Staff were outstanding, as was service. We really loved this restaurant, and we are used to eating... More 

Thank NyCindy
Marina del Rey, California
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here for an anniversary dinner. We wish we had gone elsewhere because the ambience is not nice and it is very noisy with people shouting to get heard over others. However, we liked the food and will probably be back but not for a special occasion. There is a happy hour from 5-7pm and drinks... More 

Thank Joan1914
Edina, Minnesota
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355 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small white linen Italian Restaurant located on a street filled with great little spots. Definitely one of the better meals we had while spending a long weekend in Santa Monica. This neighborhood gem is located about a mile away from the pier and its throngs of tourists, yet was only about a 20-minute walk from our hotel on Ocean... More 

Thank JimRiesterer
Marina del Rey,CA
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going here for years.Always lively.Food reliably good. Reminds me of a NY Italian restaurant.Excellent spaghetti and meatballs (yes,order it) and lasagne.

Thank philsman
Naperville, IL
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had one night to ourselves after a week long family trip to San Fransisco. We wanted to be away from the touristy feeling, and thus chose the Main Street district for dinner. We didn't have reservations and were concerned when we arrived - we didn't expect the restaurant to be so full on a Tuesday evening.... More 

Thank Maureen T
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner 4th july weekend, amazing service, beautiful food and reasonable prices. Definitely worth the visit. Book ahead to make sure you get in

Thank Darren L
London, Canada
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143 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent spot to stop during our afternoon in Santa Monica. Sat at the bar, where there are both food and drink happy hour specials. Although very crowded, service was prompt and friendly. Our three appetizers were excellent.

Thank GWMtravels
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are around the area of Santa Monica and you love Italian cuisine. Dont hesitate to step by this great place on Main Street. The service is good and the food better! Though the prices are relatively high.

Thank Victor F
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Enjoyed a great dinner with a big family group at this gem of a restaurant. There is valet parking a couple doors down. Service was prompt and cheerful. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

Thank Lin M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Totally awesome Italian food. Visited on a weekday, no reservation needed. Atmosphere was casual and cozy. Service was very attentive and all the food we had was amazing. I'd come back any day.

Thank Peter M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4053
    (Ocean Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-399-7979

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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