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Via Veneto

3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5317
+1 310-399-1843
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5317
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviews (135)
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The meal was really excellent. The cooking was authentic Italian perfectly delivered. The service was friendly and interesting. Not cheap but worth it.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of the better Italian restaurants in LA by the beach. Not inexpensive, but depending on what you order the food can be impressive. Very hip, cool atmosphere. Knowledgeable wait staff.

Thank Harandy
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We wandered down to this restaurant which had some excellent reviews on TA. Times must have changed. So dark you can't read properly (the waiter even had torch!), a ridiculous wine list which was overpriced and waiters with a somewhat over inflated opinion of themselves....More

Thank Lui F
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is as much a note of how to enjoy the best of VV as it is a message to their restaurant to note how dangerous it is to lose sight of what you're doing. First, I want to share that I worked in a...More

2  Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is our favorite resto in Santa Monica -- we've been going there for at least eight years and never had a bad experience ... Now for the good part -- we visited twice during our trip to Cali this past weekend and the first...More

Thank kerryharrismail
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Via Veneto has slowly tumbled in quality and in service. Waiters are impatient, rude and seemingly un interested in anyone's enjoyment of the meal. Just interested in getting you in and out. Food is mediocre at best. Rushed and cooked with no care for quality....More

Thank DineJB1954
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a reservation for our family of 9. on Saturday. The place is not big on space, but they made it happen for us on the second floor, only one rounded table for all of us. Great atmosphere! Even considering that we had one...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Well, it has its own atmosphere, the waiters are all Italians and very well mannered. Cooking is good, we got as starters artichokes and crostini bufala and ham, both very nice (20usd each) then we got two pastas: gnocchi blu (I would grade them a...More

Thank Amedeo G
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We go to Via Veneto whenever we are in Santa Monica. Outstanding food. The pasta dishes are incredible. Melt in your mouth. Service is great. It's a relatively smaller restaurant so you absolutely need resevations. If you love Italian food and you're in the L.A....More

Thank savvytravelers2
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Via Veneto was recommended to us by a friend. We could not have been more pleased with the food and service. The ravioli was amazing. Service was at the top of any restaurant we have been to. Can't wait to visit California again and would...More

Thank Renee S
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5317
    (Pier Ave. & Marine St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-1843
  • E-mail