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Louise's Trattoria

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Santa Monica
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1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
+1 310-394-8888
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Anand, India
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107 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant twice during my short stay at LA. Very conveniently located near the beach. They have a wide variety of wines to choose from. I liked Sangria very much. The Italian food served is very tasty. They constantly serve you bread with olive oil complimentary, interesting and satiating.

1 Thank AwesomeAnand
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Let me start with this disclaimer: unlike my other reviews which are one shot visits while traveling, I have been frequenting this particular Louises for over 15 years and it has been and remains my favorite neighborhood restaurant. It is a credit to both the executive management overseeing the Louise's chain, as much as it is to the various individual... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014

The entire meal experience was ultra-satisfying at Louise's Trattoria in Santa Monica. One member of our party chose a $16 dinner special, which included an excellent chopped salad, grilled focaccia bread, a very large entree serving, and tiramisu for dessert. Another person dined on lasagna and had enough of the entree remaining for another two meals! The atmosphere and service... More 

Thank teachinaz
Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food is fair. the place is small and sometimes not as comfortable as it should be. The price however is good.

1 Thank salcimbolo
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food is hearty Italian, well prepared, and very reasonably priced. Some days the bottled wine (large selection) is 1/2 price, so is a bargain at $15-20. The staff is friendly and courteous. Not a big place, and can be a bit noisy, but still a delight.

Thank dan g
San Fernando, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've eaten lunch at this restaurant several times in the past couple of years, and I've never walked away disappointed. I find the prices reasonable, but make sure you request the lunch menu. Service is friendly, but not only always efficient. It all depends on whom is taking your order. The one drawback is street parking only. Would I take... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

After being on vacation for a week I was looking for a good meal. We found this little gem! I had the portabella mushroom ravioli, my daughter had the thai chicken salad, and her friend had spaghetti and meatballs. We were given some warm bread with oil before which was amazing! Our waiter was attentive enough. The atmosphere was nice... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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148 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

I went here with some friends on their recommendation. By far the worst attempt at Italian food, I could not eat my penne pasta. I moved it around the plate to be polite to the friends who had invited me to join them. I hate to eat my weight in bread to keep from leaving hungry. Too bad because it... More 

Thank Elizabethrap
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I haven't had a complaint for any of the Louise's Trattoria's in town. Great food and a great ambience. I've been here for dine in as well as ordered delivery. Both are great and the delivery service is superb. The location on Montana is small and cozy.

Thank Marvin B
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Today I try the salmon instead of pasta and is delicious. Very goo home made pasta. The wine list is not extensive, but there always something good.

Thank Drmelendez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-8888

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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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