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Locanda del Lago

231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
+1 310-451-3525
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been in L.A. for a week now, and we keep heading to Italian restaurants, which we love. So every restaurant, I have to try the gnocchi. Most are so so, some are little pellets. So I had the gnocchi here, and omg! It...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious. Beautiful restaurant on the inside. Food was very yummy. Service was great. Weren't overly big meals which is a nice change compared to other restaurants. Would highly recommend.

Thank loocsilem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a larger group of kids and adults. Service was truly excellent and food was very good. I would highly recommend.

Thank EJG4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch outside able to see the shops and shoppers behind the foliage that surround us giving us a little privacy from the shoppers but able to peer around us. We ordered Gnoochi Sorrentina and Miland Cheesesteak with fries. The lunch was delicious and...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a late dinner, but still wanted a nice meal and this was one of the only places open past 9. First off, the service was incredibly slow. Although our waiter was very nice, it took ages for him to come take our...More

Thank F S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to Locanda Del Lago several times, most recently for lunch on a Wednesday in May. It has a lovely ambiance and the staff is very friendly. You will feel welcome there. On this particular visit, the food didn't quite...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I took my 14 year old niece for a late lunch today. The waitress, whose name was Zhenya K., was very slow in serving us, checking on us, or overly friendly. The lunch was expensive and ice tea for $4.95 per person was ridiculously expensive....More

Thank Deena S
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We dined outside. Our first choice steak on the menu was not available, so we had a fillet instead, with pesto, garlic butter and a few fried potatoes. The wines started around $40-50 beer bottle, I said that's quite high and we were offered a...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Being from a small town, I never understood the need for dinner reservations. However, during this trip to LA, I learned the necessity of planning ahead. We popped into Lago after trying several other restaurants nearby the Santa Monica Pier. All of them were booked...More

Thank Rxagent
Reviewed 12 May 2017

First visit and only visit to this restaurant. How anyone can make true italian pasta without tomatoes, oregano and basil beats me. The tagliatelle bolognese was lumpy mince with chopped carrot and no sauce at all. If you love real Italian food please don't waste...More

Thank Margaret N
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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
    (Third St. Promenade)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-3525
  • E-mail
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