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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-395-5589
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (71 reviews)
“chicken parm” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was wonderful. Great authentic Italian food, reasonable prices and excellent service. A real mom and pop place. It's small but a great find. Don't let the cheesy decorations fool you. Their food is the real deal.

Thank Deanna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a pepperoni pizza and ceasar salad. It reminded me of eating in Italy. Walking distance from doubletree hotel.

Thank robharmon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for pizza at the end of a busy day and the pizza was great! Others had pasta dishes that looked awesome but we only had pizza!

Thank Mbrookslxa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small "hole on the wall" place to eat! Very good pizza and close to the pier. Large 16" is $16 with $2.50 per topping. They offered pepperoni, sausage, black olives, onions and peppers. A little high, but consider the location...

Thank wmld3
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on our first night in LA. The restaurant is small and run by friendly people. We shared a pizza and had a carafe of local house red. Both the pizza and wine were excellent and considering the location great value for money around...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

this family run restaurant located well close to ocean close to city hall,good Italian flaword food good tasty prices reasonable not a big place but pleasent

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We went with a rather large group, ordered the Caesar salad which was incredible, had bread and pizza and everyone was very pleased and left stuffed. Highly recommended!

Thank Chloeferg192
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I am so glad we found this place just a half block from the Loew's hotel. Excellent pizza and chicken cacciatorre, prices are reasonable. I would estimate it seats about 35-40. So nice to have well made food after eating in crap tourist restaurants for...More

1  Thank Johnsered
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We almost didn't go in as it seemed small and crowded but so glad we did. The staff are welcoming, service is swift and the food is great and reasonably priced. Large glass of wine $5 and pizzas to share $12. Very popular - at...More

1  Thank Lirac
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Just a block from the Santa Monica Pier, this little yummy Italian restaurant hit the spot. My son had the pizza and it reminded me of delicious Chicago thin crust pizza with a crisp crust. Yum!!! Very fresh and homemade, not reheated. Our other entrees...More

1  Thank Wendy B
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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do they take reservations
22 March 2017|
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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