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“Good Italian food”
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Villetta
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: LAX Area
Cross street: San Vicente
san francisco
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Nice neighborhood location, fun for a small group, great pizza's and pasta.

Visited February 2012
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Thank sftraveling1
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14 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“dont believe the hype”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

I had read some great reviews of the restaurant and so when I came to Santa Monica for business, I brought some clients in that I wanted to impress. It didn't work out that way though
with most of the food coming to the table being cold and bland. Service was poor and our plates sat on the table for a long time without being cleared. We had to ask repeatedly for cheese for our pasta as well as refills for our water. I was mortified, particularly as the table next to us were complaining loudly to anyone who would listen. poor choice.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank massimo60713
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A NICE SURPRISE”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

This was a new place I wanted to try. Very nice ! Small bar inside that's well stocked. Inside and outside dinning. Good food too, they serve real thin Italian then pizza, you will also love the pasta. Give this one a try. Steve

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank STEVEWWC
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A Missed Opportunity”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We had high hopes for Villetta. It is located in a beautiful old building on the border of Santa Monica and Brentwood, and the atmosphere is wonderful. The staff was kind and helpful, and service was efficient. The problem is that the food, although nicely presented, was bite sized. The beet salad was mostly lettuce with 2 quarter sized slices of beet. The salmon for $34.00 was gone in 4 bites. The cocktails were watered down and totally undrinkable. The bill, on the other hand, was very steep, even by West LA standards. I would only return to Villetta if someone else was paying and if I could go out for real food afterwards.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank johnpaul17
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