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1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
+1 424-231-2868
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Forma has great food. In particular their pasta may be the best in LA. and their cheese bar is delicious. Its hard to go wrong on anything on the menu. Plus they have a nice happy hour with a good selection of beer and wine.

Thank mlk7777777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my opinion, one of the best places on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Great service, great food, happy people.

Thank dgb03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

FETTUCCINE BOLOGNESE 25 beef ragu’ - tossed with butter in parmigiano reggiano cheese Find this on the menu if you like to taste one of the best anywhere. I think many of the dishes and appetizers are of a great quality. Enjoy

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cheese plate, fresh veggies and interesting choices for a perfect "shared plates" dinner. Never disappoints. Fish, pasta and veggies were amazing!

Thank HRHGina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Forma for its homemade 🍝 pasta, large selection of cheese 🧀 and friendly neighborhood vibe.

Thank Alexander T
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came for dinner (my second time at the restaurant) to celebrate my cousin's birthday. we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I brought a bottle of wine and the there was a corking fee. all in a nice place a bit expensive for the...More

Thank Yaron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many things to like about Forma. After multiple experiences with many dishes, I've concluded that one cannot go wrong with any of the pre-courses; nor with the pastas. The house-made pastas are impeccable; reminds me of visits to Italy. Great selections of cheese for...More

4  Thank JoeSchmoe007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had foreseen a walk from sta monica beach to venice beach to have dinner therr. We ran away and used trip advisor for a decent dinner. We ended up at forma with uberx. What a pearl! Great food, excellent staff, real italian dishes with...More

Thank N1755FImichelv
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The owner Mario previously worked for Toscana in west LA and Forma's service, food and presentation are all first cabin. The sole is especially delicious along with their pasta tossed in a large Parmigiana cheese which is quite a unique and delicious style to serve...More

Thank danromy
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We have visited this beatiful restaurant, just before we are headed to airport...such a cosy place, good for familiy gatherings, friendly staff, perfect food...I recommend the cheese menu and all the pasta they are offering...there is a good wine pairing also

1  Thank dergener
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 424-231-2868
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