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147 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1103
+1 310-459-8823
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Santa Monica, California
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525 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Realized I had not reviewed this resto since 2013. I live nearby and can walk here. Took an out of town pal here for a nice, quiet and delicious meal. The arrabbiata is fantastic. They never skimp on the garlic here that's for sure! Love the spinach as well (speaking of garlic). I make it at home the same way...giant... More 

Thank AFoolForTravel
Los Angeles
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Despite being crowded the staff were very attentive. MEnu was reduced from the usual but still had a good variety of choices. Good wine list. This was my second visit and we will be back.

Thank CRM13
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We weren't sure what to expect as the restaurant looks quite dark and small from the outside. After we were seated, we were blown away by the staff, food, and drinks. Truly an authentic Italian meal! It was a bit pricey, but we left very satisfied and thought it was worth the money.

Thank Jenny K
Los Angeles, California
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128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I came to Caffe Delfini for an early dinner. I wanted to check the restaurant out prior to booking a party for 22 guests. I'm glad I did! The service and the food were good. I had the penne pomodoro which I loved. However, the bruschetta lacked flavor and I didn't care for the butter lettuce salad... More 

Thank Isunwin
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tucked in Santa Monica Canyon between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, you'll think you were in the middle of Italy at this small Italian cafe has been there for over 25 years. Romantic, upscale but not expensive, it is a perfect date location. If you want to indulge with pasta but also want to limit the calories, try the Zinquine,... More 

Thank rocketscientist_LA
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

So where to go on a Monday night. My wife and I wanted a nice dinner for our final night in CA. The Inn where we stayed recommended Caffe Delfini, just a block away. I was thrilled not to drive, but figured we were settling because it was a Monday and we didn't want to drive. Boy was I wrong.... More 

1 Thank Jeff E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great seafood pasta with one of the nicest bits of crab I can remember! Its not cheap but its near the ocean and the service is friendly and helpful. Great glass of wine - Italian I think!

Thank SteveBG4547KK
Bali, Indonesia
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had a good sized order of home delivery and the food was OK. Portion sizes were large and tastes were fine but not sure that I would rave about it. Delivery service was good and food came still warm. If you are looking for really authentic Italian tastes though...I am sure you could find better. Had multiple items but was... More 

Thank DPeterF2015
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Not really a good Italian restaurant, growing up in Roma I learn the basic of cooking a good pasta, my personal expirence wasn't good, but my friend love it!!!

Thank Lemie M
Sisters, Oregon
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Caffe Delfini is within walking distance of the Inn in which we were staying. Our visit to Delfini started poorly, as they could not initially find the reservation we made a month ago and certainly made us feel unwelcome. After that was straightened out, we had a most wonderful dining experience. My husband and I shared through 3 courses, each... More 

Thank michele s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-459-8823

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