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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (51 reviews)
“farfalle” (6 reviews)
“warm bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were tired and starving walking around Santa Monica. The place is right across the street of Santa Monica Pier gate. The place was looking promising and after going through comments in TA we got in. After 5-7 mins waiting we were offered a table....More

Thank Navin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have the best price fix lunch menu in town! You get an appetizer or salad and a pasta/ or sandwich. SOOO GOOOD! And the other good thing about lunch here is it is so much quieter than evenings. Everybody crams in at night because...More

Thank NancyatTheShores
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant consistently serves terrific food and is always busy! Top notch Italian food...I love their filet mignon al Porto....it melts in your mouth! You really should call and reserve a table ahead of time...sometimes they are slammed. They have a phenomenal happy hour, too....More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parked in front at a meter and made the short walk into a few nice Italian dishes. We shared a Bolognese, a Carbonara and a veal picatta. All three dishes were authentic and perfectly prepared. We shared a creme brulee for dessert, could have been...More

Thank whywar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were there for lunch. I’ve got to say the 16$ offer for an appetizer and a main dish is really worth it! The food overall is good even though it suffer the standard American distortion of the Italian cuisine, that everything...More

Thank Emanuele A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate at this restaurant while staying in Los Angeles in August 2018. Located on Main Street in Santa Monica, which is really pretty and atmospheric at night, it has a vibrant atmosphere, is clearly a popular place and was very busy when I visited....More

Thank ladyvalkyrie22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Italian family and very happy with both the standard of service and delicious food. Reasonably priced and huge portions! Accommodating for allergies and special requests. Would recommend.

Thank Marzia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for years.. Completely delicious. Great Happy Hour, too. Yummy.. And not pricey either. Buon Appetito!

Thank berlin56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fillet mignon was gorgeous to say the least and the wine reduction and caramelized onion topping was one of a kind. The fresh oven baked salmon was also a treat. Wine sets you back 30/40 dollars. Portions filling and prices moderate for Santa Monica Bay...More

Thank Pikku007
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Following other reviews i booked this venue for our last night in Santa Monica. It was a Saturday night and it was packed, all tables full with what appeared to be happy diners. We were shown immediately to our table and service was excellent. The...More

Thank familyIRLtraveller
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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Keith B
11 September 2018|
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Response from Pikku007 | Reviewed this property |
Their gluten free pizza is very good. Pasta I think they have as well in gluten free
8 August 2018|
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Response from GHCDi | Reviewed this property |
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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