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1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
+1 424-231-2868
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tortellini” (8 reviews)
“cacio e pepe” (6 reviews)
“cheesy pasta” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had walked down Montana Ave several times and missed this place. The only complaint is that it was quite noisy, possible acoustics. Food was excellent, offered in small plates, main courses and cheese plates with great selection of wine. Great service too. Price at...More

Thank RamSRam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bartenders are so friendly and courteous and knowledgeable about food selections. Drinks are superb!!

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was lively, with a full house early in a Sunday evening. The survive was excellent and the food was outstanding. We started with an order of olives and an order of the parmigiano cheese; both were excellent. I then had grilled shrimp and...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I read the menu online. There was good reviews. I was meeting a friend for lunch. The menu is very interesting with many varied options. We decided to share three plates for a variety. We asked the waiter to select two cheeses for a plate....More

Thank John W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

High-quality of ingredients, beautiful presentation...this has become one of my favorite lunch spots in Santa Monica. The quiet environment of Montana Avenue is a welcome break from frenetic downtown. Thoughtful service staff seem to genuinely enjoy guiding you to exploring the menu, and help make...More

Thank DCFprod
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The place has amazing food. We had the pasta which was perfect. But he best part of the meal was the nutella bread pudding.

Thank Surinder B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It was delicious. Felt like Italy. Both the food and the wine were great. I would definitely go again.

Thank CorinaPaula
Reviewed 16 August 2018

only graded it as average because it is a good spot not a great spot - menu highlight is pasta tossed in a cheese wheel which adds favor and so much taste and a good charcuterie plate - seating is a bit uncomfortable - make...More

Thank Shelley K
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Forma has great food. In particular their pasta may be the best in LA. and their cheese bar is delicious. Its hard to go wrong on anything on the menu. Plus they have a nice happy hour with a good selection of beer and wine.

Thank mlk7777777
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, one of the best places on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Great service, great food, happy people.

Thank dgb03
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 424-231-2868
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