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Review of La Vecchia Cucina

La Vecchia Cucina
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Ranked #8 of 719 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Ocean Park
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Had a lovely meal here one night on our stay to Santa Monica. The staff were extremely friendly and the food fab!

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Thank Veli
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Two of us went there last night (30th Oct) and we were very surprised by just how good the food was. I had the chef special spaghetti carbonara with fresh truffle and the other person had the lamb ragu. Both tasted amazing.

We had a bottle of napa cellar chardonnay to accompany the meal and it went down very smoothly!

We would definitely recommend this restaurant to people who appreciate authentic italian.

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Thank Rolyelliott
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

La Vecchia Cucina, is a place where you go for an energetic contemporary atmosphere of good food and drink. The place is always busy with ages of all types. Its a bit of trendy gastro scene. I like taking friends and sharing the scene and good food. The service is impeccable.

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Thank Descente
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This used to be great place with the best Italian food in town. But change in mamagement and probably in the kitchen have affected the quality and selection of food. Service is still good and prices are reasonable. Still good place for money.

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

My sister and her husband took me to La Vecchia Cucina for the 5 pm to 7 pm Happy Hour at the bar on a Tuesday which they said was the one day of the week for special 5 dollar glasses of wine and 5 dollar sampler plates of many of the items on their menu. The website lists Happy Hours, Monday to Saturday in one place on the website and Monday to Friday on another. I can swear to the Tuesday Happy Hour. We arrived at 5 minutes to 5 and took 5 of the seats at the bar - 2 of my sister's friends joined us. So, lots of 5's in this review already and the restaurant deserves a 5 review as well.

The bread and wine were excellent, as were the calamari, a tricolore salad, an eggplant dish, a pasta and a small pizza. This was definitely a good way to sample a number of dishes and to appreciate the flavorful way everything was prepared. The Happy Hour is definitely a bargain if you are in Santa Monica and looking for an early dinner.

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1  Thank LenLibrizzi
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