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La Vecchia Cucina

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Santa Monica
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2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066 (Ocean Park)
+1 310-399-7979
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Mr. Jordi, our Server, came across as kind. This is particularly important for our family tonight as one of our family members was not feeling well at that time. The lobster bisque, pasta with salmon, pasta with lobster, baked bronzino, Pollo al Limone were all delicious. The broccoli and carrots were cooked perfectly. La Vecchia Cucina is not the first... More 

Thank Elsa C. L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for a quick dinner, having prebooked a table. Although this didn't seem necessary on a Tuesday night as it was only 1/3 full. The staff were welcoming, friendly and informative about the menu. There is a very good selection of food. Price wise it is mid range. $120 for two mains, a bottle of wine and a... More 

Thank Tim B
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in a group of 6 adults. Entree, mains & desserts were enjoyed by all. The menu is extensive & the wine list is also large. Service is attentive without being overbearing. The ambience is warm, but just a little too noisy. The tiramisu is not to be missed.

Thank Robert B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it's a small place and the tables are close to each other, it is a must go. The food is very fresh and the flavors are radiant. The service is very good. Better to have a reservation because it's very busy.

Thank Mariana A
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was my second visit to La Vecchia Cucina. The first time was over a year ago. I'd made reservations for our party of 6 on a Friday night at 8p, this was a business dinner (during the American Film Market) with Italian distributors. It starts with us being there a few minutes before 8p and being told it would... More 

Thank CindyNelsonMullen
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, wonderful staff, extras cheater glasses, & this wine was good. Cute Main Street area. Decent portions. Made a reservation through Trip Advisor, really slick!

Thank DeeDee D
Pleasanton, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Every time I visit my sister we go to the same restaurants, but this time we decided to go to La Vecchia Cucina and I'm glad we did. We found seats at the bar and ordered sangria, wine and a cocktail. The bartender was very knowledgable and attentive. Pasta and pizza were so good and portions generous. Lovely restaurant and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I went with a group of friends (first time for me) on a Thursday night, and the place had a great atmosphere... elegant, yet trendy!! I ordered oysters and pasta Carbonara and they were phenomenal! My group ordered carpaccio (tuna/meat) and a couple of salads -they were great too. Someone had the rib eye and it might have been tasty,... More 

Thank Maria Elena V
Antwerp, Belgium
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My family and I had lunch here. Although the place is not fancy, it serves some good Italian food. It has a nice selection of different salads, paninis, pastas, pizzas, and secondi.

Thank Filip D
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very tasty italian restaurant, friendly staff and, for Santa Monica, not too expensive prices. But: The restaurant was very loud.

Thank Marc W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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