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“Good food, good service”
Review of La Vecchia Cucina

La Vecchia Cucina
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Ranked #9 of 719 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Ocean Park
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Very good food. Good wine selection. Excellent service. We had a large party -- 15 people -- but they were very attentive and the food was delivered in reasonable time. With a large table you expect it to be a bit slower, and it was, but not bad at all. I recommend reservations. We were there on a Tuesday night, and it was full with a line. Not surprising given the quality of the food.

Thank David_The_Blue
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Open kitchen which adds to the busy, buzzy vibe in this non Italian, Italian restaurant. Simple food, great ingredients, excellent service. Good prices.

Thank Jo G
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We held a dinner party for 15 at this lovely small establishment. Although, it was a walk from our hotel, it was well worth it! Sea bass, grilled veggies, pizza, warm bread with olive oil, and more...no one had a dish they did not absolutely love. The service was good and the manager very attentive. Make a reservation here and you will be very happy you did!

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

The food here was really worth coming for overall, but my plate had a few issues and my service, while good, really wasn't outstanding. I say this because I was very tempted to give this place a 5 instead of a 4 but the little things kept me from doing that. My pasta and seafood dish had scales on one of the fish for instance. It made a potentially very memorable dish much less so.

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Thank Todd S
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Looking for a place with good food and not caring about seeing celebs? Than this is a great pic. The food was delish, one of my friends said it was the best veal piccatta he'd ever had. We were able to get a reservation for 4 without a lot of fanfare on short notice on opentable, the wait staff was attentive and informed and the food was a treat. And a good value, too. Not sky high prices like a lot places in LA.

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Thank davismama2003
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