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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
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We stopped at La Vecchia Cucina for evening dinner with no table reservation and we were very very pleased. Excellent surroundings with a fabulous laid back casual feel. The staff were very pleasant - especially Serena who served our table. The food was of a very high standard and really tasty, portions a good size. I would definitely recommend the... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We randomly booked this restaurant on open table because it was close to our hotel. We booked for 730 on a Sunday night. When we arrived the place was packed! Our table was slow to free up and we had to wait about fifteen minutes until about 745. However he host made sure we were comfortably seated at the bar... More 

Thank VancouverFrank101
New York, New York, United States
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136 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

La Vecchia is a first class restaurant that serves Italian food properly presented. The dishes are tasty and the portions are substantial. The staff is as friendly and efficient as you could hope for. A good meal seems assured.

Thank Charles M
Orange Park, Florida
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stopped in for lunch to La Vecchia Cucina and were very pleased. Very nicely-sized portions for lunch and quality that leaves you wanting to come back for dinner. Our servers, Saul and Gabriel, were knowledgeable and efficient.

Thank jmclmc
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Looks like something from the Godfather ..... Good pasta excellent wines and fast service. Reasonably priced and worth a visit if you're feeling like some pasta.

Thank Vilma B
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127 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about starting with friendly service. The pasta is outstanding and so is the salad. Restaurant staff is very friendly with nice decor. Good wine list too. We recommend this restaurant.

Thank AlfredoMartin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Truly one of the best Italian restaurants in America. I dine here 1st thing whenever I get to LA. Food, the vibe, and service -- top notch. Oh, did I say how great the food is!

Thank David W
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wanted to eat a place in Santa Monica, CA other than the usual places that we patron for dinner. Found this lovely restaurant through opentable, read the reviews, and we decided to give it a try. So very thrilled that we did! We dined on a Tuesday night at La Vecchia Cucina, which is a small, cozy Italian restaurant on... More 

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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Popped in here at 9pm for a late weeknight dinner knowing we had an hour until before they closed, based on good reviews we'd read. This Italian gem proved to be a wonderful choice, with superb service, excellent atmosphere, quick food superbly prepared, and terrific menu and wine choices.

Thank Steve D
Los Angeles, California, United States
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Took family members to La Vecchia a couple of days before they were returning to Vancouver Island. They were amazed and we were thrilled as we love this place, the people, the food, the atmo! Highly recommended!

Thank Deena S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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