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“Vibrant, cosmopolitan Italian restaurant with great atmosphere!”
Review of La Vecchia Cucina

La Vecchia Cucina
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Ranked #16 of 691 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Ocean Park
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Vibrant, cosmopolitan Italian restaurant with great atmosphere!”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We had a great experience at La Vechia Cuccina in Santa Monica this evening.
From the front of house to the server to the kitchen-job well done. Food was superb, drinks made to perfection and great value for money.
Liz our waitress looked after us perfectly with just the right amount of attentiveness.
I highly recommend this restsurant to anyone who likes great food, reasonable prices and a vibrant atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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atlanta
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Not fancy, but very good food and great service”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Went on 8/26 while staying in Santa Monica. This restaurant is on the southern border of Santa Monica, where it meets Venice Beach. Good Italian food, good wine, and great service. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nothing old about this restaurant”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Food was excellent; service was excellent; location was very good and the ambiance was terrific. We went on a Thursday night and it was full. You won't be disappointed with anything you try on the menu.

Visited September 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One Hit; One Miss”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Pros: good wine, tasty zucchini flowers appetizer; my chicken Milanese was good.

Cons: server disappeared during our main course and we ultimately had to get the check and pay the bill via another server who stepped in; my wife's chicken Marsala was a train wreck with a truckload of massively oversalted sauce that doused everything on the plate, including the vegetables.

1 good + 1 awful = average, I guess.

Visited September 2013
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Nottingham
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Evening Meal”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We were recommended this place by the hotel concierge. What an excellent recommendation, so much so that I had to tip him when I got back.
Excellent Italian food, excellent menu and excellent service.

Visited August 2013
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