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La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
+1 310-399-7979
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far the best Italian meal we've had in years! The pasta is homemade, sauce is incredible, lasagna was super. The only negative is how loud it is in there and a bit cramped. Didn't love the atmosphere.

Thank Dena B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our dining experience at La Vecchia Cucina was absolutely outstanding. One of our friends, who lives in the area recommended this restaurant for our families to get together. The service and food were excellent. Most of our group enjoyed either the pasta or pizza. Every...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

My wife wanted something simple for dinner and we recalled eating here years ago and went to this very popular restaurant. First, it's clear that a good number of people are regulars as the manger and one of the waiters greeted some diners with big...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed June 1, 2017

I had an Italian friend recommend this restaurant and it sure didn't disappoint. It started with the host being flexible on our seating so I could watch my team finish their game in the NCAA Final Four enjoying custom cocktails at the bar. Followed by...More

Thank LADuckFan
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

It was my husband's 60 th birthday and we went there for lunch. The service and food was absolutely wonderful! We both had different pastas, I had the bolognaise and my husband loves spaghetti a la oilio so he had it as his main course,...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Best Italian restaurant in Santa Monica! Delicious pizza , pasta and mozzarella buratta! This place is always very busy so it's better to book your table in advance.

Thank Ewa R
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a real find. On the back streets from Venice Beach (no more than 8 mins walk) it was all that we had been led to believe from previous TA reviews. The service was impeccable; their comp bread with garlic infused oil magnificent...More

Thank adamrS6583WQ
Reviewed May 14, 2017

When visiting Santa Monica, I stayed right near this restaurant. Walking by, it smelled so good I had to try it. I went in during Happy Hour and met a lot of great local people, nice conversation, with great drink specials. The sangria was excellent....More

Thank Paseando
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Very, very good vibrant eatery and wine bar. Fabulous food with very caring service and management. We enjoyed everything, and after visiting Boa the night before, we were pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the prices were. One mile to the north and everything (including the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice meal, great appetizers, nice fish and wonderful desert: lemon merengue tart: simply delicious. Service was friendly and efficient

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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