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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 good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
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81 - 90 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2016

Loved the menu- was difficult to choose which meal to choose - fortunately, there were 6 of us so we got to share tastes of all. Great service, ambiance and all enjoyed every bite. Can't wait to return.

Thank spete88070
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

A GPS search and good reviews on Tripadvisor brought us here with short notice. The place was packed but service rather fast anyway. We just had a bruschetta to share and a pasta each but this was enough to get full. A bit expensive but...More

1  Thank Henrik R
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Busy for good reason. The best Italian selections, with a full bar. There's the traditional Italian treats and excellent seafood dishes. Make a reservation.

Thank SMOgal
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 16 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 14 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 2 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 1 March 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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