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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-395-5589
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (81 reviews)
“chicken parm” (7 reviews)
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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place with my daughter. I was lucky to find this under Italian restaurants on google. The restaurant is quite small and does not look very special from the outside. Looks are deceiving, this place is fabulous. Good friendly service, excellent food and wine...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is authentic Italian food at it’s best. We had each had pasta with marinara sauce. One with a Side of sausage and another with a Side of grilled chicken. The marinara was apsavory and not too salty. The sausage was delicious. Not only was...More

Thank Doria D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Food was simple and good, no surprises, just plain good at a reeally affordable price considering the area, 5 minutes off loews. I go there regularly always good

Thank filmfestivals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, so I can be called an Italian Food snob....just know what I like and can be critical. Richard, the bartender at our Hotel recommended this location - and he was correct. The food is awesome and the prices where very very reasonable and there...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Next to the Lowes, it looks less inviting however the waiter staff are just lovely. The decor feels like it's a bit of a dive but the pizzas are delicious! Very good prices too. I ordered a gren leaf salad and the dressing was so...More

Thank standalone4
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We just wanted simple inexpensive but good food as it can be pricey in Santa Monica. We walked in to this place. Nice atmosphere, great service and delicious, fresh homemade pasta. Would definitely recommend if you want a good reasonable Italian feed.

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Economical and Awesome food and service in Santa Monica. Great atmosphere, worldly charm and Italian hospitality. Win win in all counts. I try to visit every year I’m at AFM. Never disappointed. Always come back

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Just wanted to eat something and go back to LA after spending the day on the beach. Searched google maps and chose Brunos. The moment we went in we felt the warmth of the atmosphere. The waitress as well as the owner, a lady, were...More

Thank yghanma
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We came to this Italian restaurant to try pizza. Unfortunately very disappointed. Pizza was tasteless, a lot of toppings but this is not how Italian pizza is made. We only finished it as been very hungry. I can't comment on any other dishes. Nice but...More

Thank mmagda00
Reviewed 25 September 2017

On recent west coast business trip, I didn't want to spend my last night in the hotel eating average hotel fare and had never seen the Santa Monica Pier so ventured out for the 20 minute ride to do some people watching on the Pier...More

Thank Rhino2525
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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Response from Thecalveley | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up without a reservation and there was no problem. Having said that, it was a week night and out of season, so not their busiest time I'm sure. It's not a big place so if it was a busy time it could soon get... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-5589
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