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“Good Food and Service”
Review of Locanda del Lago

Locanda del Lago
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Ranked #102 of 699 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Third St. Promenade
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I guess we got lucky the night we visited this eatery based on the other reviews. The ravioli, sea bass, and wine was very good and our waitress was attentive. We had no complaints!

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

My friend and i stopped to check the menu, and a woman waiting nearby told us how good it was. We were doubtful, but hungry so in we went. She was right. Good food. Good service. But a bit slow and pricey - I guess that's expected for a touristy area. The appetizers were best, the entrees good and the deserts ok.

I didn't see any celebrities, but then I didn't know until afterwards that folks to see and be seen...

Thank huggio
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was my first time here but it came highly recommended. They have a wonderful menu and there is even a page for "quick lunches" and they promise to have you served and gone within 30 minutes if you so choose. We did not. For an appetizer we had the Cold Buffet Salad and it was amazing. Brussel sprouts with goat cheese and strawberries, green beans with yogurt sauce, and mozzerella cheese salad a just a few of the choices we had. Our main courses were just as special and delicious. All this, along with a lovely decor made for a wonderful luncheon while on the 3rd St Promenade in Santa Monica. Our waitress was a bit preoccupied and unattentive considering it was not at full capacity, however In spite of her aloof attitude I would highly recommend this restaurant and plan to visit again in the near future. There is no children's menu. The value is fantastic and we all enjoyed our meals.

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Thank Maryann B
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We waited an hour for our food to arrive. Very average meal and felt it was significantly over priced. Service of lead waiter was appalling. There were lots of guys in blue shirts working hard but the guy who looked like a lead waiter was a poor "front" man for this restaurant!! We watched as a table spilt a glass of water and his response was shocking...he was clearky irritated and handed the customer a cloth for the customer to clean the floor!!! Having spent three weeks in California this was by far the worst restaurant experience we had... Don't waste your money... There are many other restaurants in this area!!

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Thank Lisa009
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Really regret stopping at Lago restaurant for dinner. The food is so plain and mediocre although prices are premium. Had the worst lasagna ever and steelhead trout with potato pancakes was just awful. Presentation of dishes is non existent.

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Thank daisy06
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