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Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

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114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
+1 310-573-1660
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here during a event stay in Santa Monica. It was recommended by the bed and breakfast were we stayed, a quick short walk away. My wife and I shared the following: lobster ravioli; spinach pasta; baked asparagus a grautin. Everything was delicious. The service was good. The wine list extensive although we did not have wine. Another dining... More 

Thank azact3
Boulder, Colorado
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner here. Delicious food. Unpretentious. The wait staff was awesome. My husband wanted Arrabiatta sauce and it wasn't on the, menu but they made it for him anyway. Don't miss the Tiramisu.

Thank buytravelnotstuff
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite and most expensive go to restaurants. You NEED reservations it's a small place with great Good and terrible uncomfortable chairs! It's a locals place And the food is authentic.

Thank CheeryFoodCritic
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

the food is reasonable, the prices are absolutely absurd. Definitely you do not get the value for the price.

Thank ferrosario66
Los Angeles, California
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I were in and out rather quickly. The tables are packed so close together it nearly takes a shoe horn to squeeze you in. This also means that if you stretch you will be knocking over your neighbor’s wine glass. As for an intimate conversation, your experience will be more like that of a reality TV show... More 

Thank Alisa F
Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Giorgio is a restaurant that was great 20 years ago, and is even better today. The scene is fantastic and the restaurant is always filled with beautiful people. They have a great arrangement with The Shore Bar next door, and you can bring you cocktails to Giorgio with no problems. The food and service are as good as it gets.

Thank casa360
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458 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here. The decor and the service were fine. The noise level is a bit high but conversation was still ok. The food was good but maybe not up to the prices.

Thank Chingachgook
Brookline, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For authentic Italian food there is no better place than Giorgio Baldi. Service is friendly and helpful and the wine list is world class (go for individual glasses - better value). This is food the way it is prepared in Italy. Portions are modest and you leave not stuffed. I did not give 5 stars because it is extremely dark... More 

Thank calwinemd
Springfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Most unique dining experience I have ever had. First let me say the service was excellent, the food was outstanding, the wine list expensive and the crowd was like none my wife and I had ever experienced. My wife and I were staying nearby at the Channel Inn B & B and found this place in the AE Departures magazine.... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a wonderful time here. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because of the portion size of the pasta. The salads and soups were divine and sized perfectly. The pasta was absolutely amazing and that is why I was disappointed it wasn't a bigger portion. The atmosphere is quaint and charming. Our server was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-573-1660

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