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Louise's Trattoria

1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
+1 310-394-8888
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
2 weeks ago
“Affordable Italian on Montana Avenue”
14 Jan 2017
“Restaurant remains a good choice”
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, American
$$ - $$$
1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Louise's Trattoria is a tasty and affordable Italian restaurant on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. It's a casual, unpretentious place where I've gotten a bite to eat while waiting for my clothes at the laundromat. So I'm in yoga pants without makeup and that's fine...More

Thank unabashedly
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here many times in the past but not recently. Decided to give it a try again and was shocked to arrive on a Friday evening at 6pm to find only one table occupied. After dining, we could see why. Menu had changed and...More

Thank PurpleForever
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Louise's Trattoria in SM on Montana Ave. had just completely re-done the restaurant, and the menu. It was never a particularly good restaurant, but they had a large lunch menu where one could in the past have lots of choices for healthy salads and other...More

Thank katethecook33
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We went with friends we had not seen in years. Apparently this place is quite popular. We arrived at 6:00, and whenweleft a bit over an hour later it was mobbed. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the ambience was charming, if...More

Thank Marabella2014
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The main courses are quite good, the salad greens could be fresher, and the service is spotty. For a small and Italian themed restaurant, the music is loud and totally inappropriate for the type of experience a guest wants in such a place. The ambience...More

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I've been fortunate to have many fine meals at various Louise's Trattorias, this last meal was a big disappointment. The pizza was cool to the touch and appeared to have been sitting around for awhile, not appealing even when you are very hungry. The staff...More

Thank sixxmom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Used to be one of our favorites in Santa Monica. They have remodeled to give it a clean upscale look. In our opinion didn't succeed. It used to be warm and inviting, now it looks like white pizza joint. They need to rethink the food...More

1  Thank GoneAgain02
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by last week after a long absence. Louise's has been a California favorite since I was a kid. This location has a new light and airy look and a menu that marries old favorites like chicken parm and bologonase with new contemporary delights...More

Thank J&H74
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The interior has been refurbished but the menu and the food and service remain very good. We will continue to patronize this establishment.

Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is an old standby favorite spot for us. The food is good, well prepared and tasty, the service is excellent with a friendly smile and the dishes are moderately priced too. Although it is a pleasant decor we hear that the place is getting...More

Thank dan g
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

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-8888
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