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Locanda del Lago

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203 (Third St. Promenade)
+1 310-451-3525
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this restaurant so much last time I visited Santa Monica wanted to come back again. Was not disappointed.we booked a table so no problem to get in. The staff were helpful and delightful and the food equally delicious. We had a lovely starter with their inhouse cheese and vegetables then lasagne,salmon,linguine with clams and their spinich ravioli. Would highly... More 

Thank Mo12014
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant given the exact tastes of Italy, very authentic with excellent atmosphere. The service is good but not the attitude is not so friendly. Recommended for amazing food.

Thank Shirley S
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Visited at lunch time for Christmas Eve with the family. Very good service, with good food selection and good atmosphere. Lasagne was good, as was the pizza. Prices are a bit high for the restaurant but overall good experience. Interesting end of the meal as they were preparing for a large party and decided to have their strategy and coverage... More 

Thank Mark D
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

went there Wednesday for late & light lunch - salads were very nice! European standard is remarkable and therefore, especially in the Swiss service, is much better than many at places in LA! Food was good, prices reasonable - so good to be recommended for a stop while shopping!

Thank Sibylle B
Kitchener Ontario
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Three of us visited for dinner on the recommendation of a local and we were certainly happy with the ambience, service and food. The restaurant is conveniently located at the corner of Arizone Avenue and the 3rd Street Promenade and we were dining al fresco and were entertained by the surrounding activity. Ivan R. looked after us well and he... More 

Thank KitchenerNeon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

i was born and raised in Italy, so my standards are a bit different from those of most people who eat American-made Italian food. I only tasted three of the items on the menu, and they were all good! But they just simply tasted as American made Italian food! Well, given the fact that the ingredients they use are not... More 

Thank Frank L
Central Poland, Poland
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I had fish which was quite OK but it was too expensive, taking into consideration the taste & quality. It's really loud inside. The service however was really good.

1 Thank MaGPL
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

You may as well it at Uno or Pizza Hut, it will be better. The tagliatelle bolognese was very dry. The minestrone was not good either. Campbell's would have been better. No value for money here as it is very expensive.

1 Thank Tony B
Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great pizzoccheri and venison stew! How befitting to find staff that speaks German and Italian! Will indulge in grolla next time around.

1 Thank phlen
Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We made a reservation the evening before we went based on the atmosphere and vibes outside on the patio, and how inviting the place (and packed :-)) looked from the outside. We weren't disappointed. Our server was gracious, friendly and knowledgeable (I wish I remembered her name; after asking what her accent was, she told us she grew up in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
    (Third St. Promenade)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-3525

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

Staying in Santa Monica

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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