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1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744 (Venice)
+1 310-392-6644
10:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:00
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is DELICIOUS. The Cocktails are FABULOUS. The waitstaff is GORGEOUS. I recommend the pastas and the cream puffs. But really everything was tasty. What a great spot!

Thank KShawnT
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Think of many NYC hot spots without too much pretentious attitudes. You'll enjoy the menu - creative pasta dishes. Best of all is great service! Make reservations far in advance.

Thank dshoko
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Tasting Kitchen is a really nice restaurant on Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach. Great atmosphere. We went for the tasting menue, although rather pricey, we were not dissapointed. wonderful wine, great service and a all in all a very authentic and interesting experience. We visited With two children, 12 and 15 years old. even they loved the Food and... More 

Thank Anniken J
Fort Worth, Texas
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our kids took us to dinner here. I believe that reservations are required, especially for the 3 course tasting. Our waiter was great in explaining how the tasting worked. We gave a few things that we didn't like and he relayed that to the chef. The bartender customized our cocktails and 3 out of the 4 were great. Each course... More 

Thank Shelly M
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I arrived for an early dinner with some friends, and none of us had been here before. I chose this place based on positive recommendations from others who have eaten here. After perusing the menu, and a brief intro from the waiter, we intrepidly decided to go with the $75 3-course tasting. We had no idea what to expect, and... More 

Thank Darwin F
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

So so busy on a Thursday, but staff were excellent. The food was amazing, the cocktails original. A good good night, I would recommend the agnolotti..outstanding

Thank Chatelau
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner early and as the meal progressed, it got busier. It's a great place to go with a group and share food. I would recommend the branzino and bolognese. Some other dishes were so so like the gateau basque dessert.

Thank Cyrus S
Holywood, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My Mother, Sister and I had dinner here one evening. The experience started well, we were warmly greeted and brought to our table. The Maître d was initially quite friendly. However, when It came to take our drinks order and we ordered only soft drinks his tone changed entirely. He seemed annoyed that we had not ordered cocktails or wine.... More 

Thank Peter B
South Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We've been experiencing some pretty poor service in LA, from taxi drivers to inattentive bar staff at rooftop bars. Tasting kitchen was a pleasant change, the hostess greeted us with a friendly smile and our main server was very amicable. A couple of other servers were bit more sullen, figure it might just be an LA thing u have to... More 

Thank Lynn99999
Nelson, New Zealand
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Food so great. Interesting. Captivating. Varied. Beautifully presented. Still our server managed to overshadow it with such perfectly warm friendly fun attention. Outstanding. Saturday night at the shared table. You know who you are...😊 back tonight

Thank reviewyoutoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-6644

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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