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La Vecchia Cucina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066 (Ocean Park)
+1 310-399-7979
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to eat a place in Santa Monica, CA other than the usual places that we patron for dinner. Found this lovely restaurant through opentable, read the reviews, and we decided to give it a try. So very thrilled that we did! We dined on a Tuesday night at La Vecchia Cucina, which is a small, cozy Italian restaurant on... More 

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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here at 9pm for a late weeknight dinner knowing we had an hour until before they closed, based on good reviews we'd read. This Italian gem proved to be a wonderful choice, with superb service, excellent atmosphere, quick food superbly prepared, and terrific menu and wine choices.

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Thank Steve D
Los Angeles, California, United States
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took family members to La Vecchia a couple of days before they were returning to Vancouver Island. They were amazed and we were thrilled as we love this place, the people, the food, the atmo! Highly recommended!

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Thank Deena S
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Mr. Jordi, our Server, came across as kind. This is particularly important for our family tonight as one of our family members was not feeling well at that time. The lobster bisque, pasta with salmon, pasta with lobster, baked bronzino, Pollo al Limone were all delicious. The broccoli and carrots were cooked perfectly. La Vecchia Cucina is not the first... More 

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Thank Elsa C. L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went in for a quick dinner, having prebooked a table. Although this didn't seem necessary on a Tuesday night as it was only 1/3 full. The staff were welcoming, friendly and informative about the menu. There is a very good selection of food. Price wise it is mid range. $120 for two mains, a bottle of wine and a... More 

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Thank Tim B
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We dined in a group of 6 adults. Entree, mains & desserts were enjoyed by all. The menu is extensive & the wine list is also large. Service is attentive without being overbearing. The ambience is warm, but just a little too noisy. The tiramisu is not to be missed.

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Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Even though it's a small place and the tables are close to each other, it is a must go. The food is very fresh and the flavors are radiant. The service is very good. Better to have a reservation because it's very busy.

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Thank Mariana A
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was my second visit to La Vecchia Cucina. The first time was over a year ago. I'd made reservations for our party of 6 on a Friday night at 8p, this was a business dinner (during the American Film Market) with Italian distributors. It starts with us being there a few minutes before 8p and being told it would... More 

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Thank CindyNelsonMullen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, wonderful staff, extras cheater glasses, & this wine was good. Cute Main Street area. Decent portions. Made a reservation through Trip Advisor, really slick!

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Every time I visit my sister we go to the same restaurants, but this time we decided to go to La Vecchia Cucina and I'm glad we did. We found seats at the bar and ordered sangria, wine and a cocktail. The bartender was very knowledgable and attentive. Pasta and pizza were so good and portions generous. Lovely restaurant and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
    (Ocean Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-7979

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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