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“Excellent meal at La Vecchia”
Review of La Vecchia Cucina

La Vecchia Cucina
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Ranked #15 of 691 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Ocean Park
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent meal at La Vecchia”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had an evening out with very special friends at La Vecchia and had a very tasty meal. The service was spot on and the food was seasoned quite well. I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion or night out with your loved ones.

Visited June 2014
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Barrington, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Wonderful Evening”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We reserved a table for 8 on a Friday night after our daughter graduated from USC. The atmosphere was very nice, dim light and low key. we ordered a bottle of wine and an appetizer of Bruschetta which was excellent. The wine list was very good and we enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Prices were reasonable. The menu offered many Italian dishes so everyone at the table had their choice of entree. The preparation of every entree we ordered was excellent. Every one of us raved about our selection. The dessert selection was very nice and when the waiter found out this was a graduation party, he had a special dessert plate presented to our daughter with Congratulations written on the plate in cherry sauce. The service was excellent as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank RPS1971
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely night”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Enjoyed one night in this restaurant in August 2013 while visiting Santa Monica. I loved the dark interior and the vibe and atmosphere. The food, drinks and service were just excellent. The staff were so attentive without being intrusive. Would love to dine here again if I was visiting Santa Monica in the future.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Elaine B
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Dallas, TX
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very good food. Good wine selection. Excellent service. We had a large party -- 15 people -- but they were very attentive and the food was delivered in reasonable time. With a large table you expect it to be a bit slower, and it was, but not bad at all. I recommend reservations. We were there on a Tuesday night, and it was full with a line. Not surprising given the quality of the food.

Visited April 2014
Thank David_The_Blue
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Hove, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great buzzy atmosphere”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Open kitchen which adds to the busy, buzzy vibe in this non Italian, Italian restaurant. Simple food, great ingredients, excellent service. Good prices.

Visited April 2014
Thank Jo G
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