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La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
+1 310-399-7979
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (41 reviews)
“buratta” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
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81 - 90 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2016

Referred by a Santa Monica local, we took friends from England for dinner. Packed with mostly 30sh professionals, the place had a lively feel. The pasta carbonarra was offered with truffles and quite expensive. The price dropped into affordable range when we asked to hold...More

Thank Jimvogt
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I almost hate to review this restaurant - it will get so busy that I can't get a seat there! This is a GREAT Italian restaurant that has a neighborhood feel...the best deal there is the Happy Hour that is only offered at the bar...More

1  Thank gtaylor57
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Always excellent. Pasta puttanesca is the best ever. Great bread and wine. Good snowmen and service. I always enjoy my entree. My 4 year old grandson loves the penne Bolongnse.

Thank Bonnie G
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

It seemed to be a good evening with nice food but it turned out to be bad. The restaurant where fully booked with a nice vibrant atmosphere but when it comes to the food it was really bad. We tried to get a pizza in...More

Thank Andrew18985
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant on Main St. The pasta with lobster, tomato and small mushroom was fantastic. But why is there a tv in the bar showing sports? Ruins the cosy feeling.

1  Thank nikeStockholm
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The food and service here were excellent. We went as a family and everyone loved their dishes. I highly recommend ordering a salad with your meal. Mine was excellent and large enough to share. We also ordered dessert to share which was definitely worth it....More

Thank lynnmN9075
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Ate here the night before the LA marathon. Although it was a busy Saturday night, they accommodated a last minute addition to our party. The service was excellent and the food was superb. I had the linguine with clams and my husband had the special...More

Thank Clownface918
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip advisor. The bruschetta was amazing as were our entrees and tiramisu. Our server and other wait staff were extremely intuitive and attentive. Special note: they open for dinner at 5. Reservations are highly recommended. We saw several groups turned...More

Thank Txbeachmama
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Some things were better than others. But overall was just okay. I had the chicken cutlet and it was tough. The Ceasar salad was not as good as the one I make.

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Went without a reservation and still were immediately seated at a small table facing the open kitchen. Our waiter was helpful in making wine selections as well as food selection. We were extremely delighted with the wine choice and appetizer. Fried calamari. Light breading and...More

Thank Chikitaaa
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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