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Vincenzo Ristorante

Santa Monica
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714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1404
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Huntley Hotel and found this local gem. It is a lovely neighborhood restaurant and when we where there a lot of local patrons. I would recommend making reservations as the place is very small. The owner was wonderful and attentive. Our food was excellent, with great bread and a nice wine list. We really enjoyed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is a tiny little restaurant that makes you feel as if you are in Europe. Food is good, ambiance is great, owner is very attentive, and it seems to be pretty popular with locals. Highly recommend.

Thank HappyTravelersJD
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Best Italian food I've had in a long time, in a small 10 table restaurant. It's not fancy inside but the food is the star. Everything we ordered was delicious. It's a mix of old and new with white linen table cloths with paper place mats. Menu is the old fashioned laminated book, and printed in both Italian and English,... More 

Thank alemondrop
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We are visiting family and decided to have a date night. We love Italian food. Small quaint, very clean. Our waiter, Osvaldo, was exceptionally helpful. He was talkative and helped my husband practice his Spanish. The food was tasty, fresh and plentiful. I couldn't resist dessert, A cherry tart ! all in all a great experience and will go back... More 

Thank Elisabeth R
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I've dined here a handful of times over the years, and Chef Vincenzo still delights with his Amalfi-based cuisine. It's a very small place which holds about 20 people (with the occasional celebrity sighting), so make a reservation to ensure seating during the dinner hour. If the chef / owner is not too busy, he comes out of the kitchen... More 

Thank darwinfoye
Santa Monica, California
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Oh baby! I love a little place where the Chef comes over to the table to share his specials take your order and go into the kitchen to cook for you. This is true food love! That why I got in the business to begin with spread the joy with food and drink. So I enjoyed: House made bread sent... More 

Thank Bradley1965
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great neighborhood place away from the Santa Monica fray. Vincenzo is a fantastic host, warm and welcoming and happy to give recommendations. He was excited to tell us his wife had just dropped off a fresh supply of home grown organic tomatoes that we would find in the heirloom salad that night. We were not disappointed, the food was fantastic;... More 

Thank sharon m
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Because of the good ratings we made the effort to take a taxi to this restaurant instead of choosing one amongst the many (crowded) on Ocean Boulevard. We had delicious octopus as an appetizer (not on the menu), a simple but good Caprese salad and a tasteful carpaccio. As an entree/main dish we had a really good spaghetti vongole (although... More 

Thank DH65
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

A small quite place that will shock your taste buds. Fresh, yummy ingredients are the key to the flavor. Along with the wonderful atmosphere that the owner/chef provides, you will be sure to go home more than satisfied.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very small and intimate italian restaurant on Montana Ave in Santa Monica. The owner, a real italian, likes to talk to all guests and tell them the specials of the day. Great pasta selection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-395-6619

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

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