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Locanda Veneta
Locanda Veneta

Locanda Veneta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.locandaveneta.net
  • Phone: (310) 274-1893
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 5:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andre Ginekis, Sr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details on our catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Massimo Pianiri (310) 274-1893
  • Special Events & Promotions: We also cater your private parties, please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Btw. Robertson and San Vincente
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have our executive Valet Service to serve YOU, that is located right next to Locanda Veneta.
A word from Locanda Veneta
Click here to read our press release! One of LA’s best Italian restaurants, Locanda Veneta aims to transport you to Venice, Italy. Where the freshest and often deceptively simplest ingredients are combined and cooked into art. The cozy room, often dotted with celebs, is elegant but there’s nothing fussy about the menu. Here you’ll find favorites such as a fresh-vegetable minestrone; wild mushroom risotto; and spinach and ricotta cheese gnocchi. Garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil dress many of the pasta, meat and fish dishes; and the veal scaloppini gets a different preparation every night. When an Italian spot is as classic as this, how can you skip a dessert of tiramisu? Our extensive wine list complements your meal, with selections mainly from Italy, France and California.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Many years ago we were frequent visitors to Locanda Veneta. It was an "in" spot on the local restaurant scene for Italian. After disappointing visits we stopped going there a few years ago. Our dinner Sunday night was quite good. The restaurant was quiet so service was exceptional. Bolognaise was excellent & my mother & wife shared a good Spaghetti Pomodoro. Bread, salad and steamed spinach were all good. Including a bottle of Sparkling Water and only one glass of wine for the table of three we had a bill of $107 including tip. We had a booth to the left as you enter that provided a degree of privacy....seating is in rows throughout most of the restaurant where privacy is limited. Other than pasta most entrees are expensive."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The grilled calamari is the best in town. Crab risotto special is amazing."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I've been coming to Locanda Veneta everytime I come to LA for nearly 25 years now. And it never disappoints. The regular menu is excellent but it's the daily specials that are truly exceptional. A small intimate friendly and wonderful place."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "If you want to feel happier after a visit to a Doctor or patient go across the street for a decent Italian meal. You can leave your car parked in the Cedars garage."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This used to be a bustling restaurant and I haven't been here for years since I stopped working in the area. Went back with and was surprised to find that it was very quiet. Not many people at this gem. The food was still outstanding but the food came our really slow considering how few people were there. I'd still go back. Perhaps they'll revive the service at some point so things come out faster."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was so good, I went twice in two weeks and will probably continue. The tomato soup is...the best."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It's a special place? I have loved it for years and will keep coming back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great place to take out-of-towners to. Food is always excellent, service impeccable. Never fails to impress."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoy coming to Locanda Veneta. The food (appetizers, pastas, desserts) are incredible. The Maître D is also very warm and welcoming. This is definitely our go-to Italian place! The Calamari, Crab Risotto, Parpadelle Filet and lastly Panna cotta are amazing!!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Had a great meal and service was stellar.Wonderful pasta and a diverse menu,but u won't know costs until bill comes.This makes me a little nervous and serves no purpose which makes it a bad policy,despite which i would still return."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Besides the wonderful food and service, this is a place to be able to have a nice dinner and be able to talk to your guests. The risotto is always delicious as well as the wild boar parpadelle which is our favorite. The Remo salad was delicious, fresh and perfectly dressed. We had not seen our friends in months and wanted someplace that was a little more intimate to catch up. This definitely was the place. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Every time I come here, which is often enough to be able to judge its consistency, but sadly not so often that I could be classified as a “real” regular, the food is delicious. Fish dishes so fresh, not to mention well prepared/seasoned, you relish every bite; pasta that makes you wake in the middle of night wishing for more; and dessert (that I normally would skip, but rarely do at LocandaV) to die for. Diverse wine list, which is perfect for whatever your mood, and reasonably priced (relatively speaking) - yummy. Service is beyond reproach. Literally a FAV spot. You can't go wrong at Locanda Veneta!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "A pain to find - took us almost an hour to get there just from Rodeo drive. In such a random neighborhood. We were in a rush when we finally got there - service was horrible. He just stood there, didn't give us a menu, didn't clear the tables. But the food came out surprisingly fast and was delicious. Parking difficult. If you get there on time and don't expect 5 star service and are more laid back than I- place is excellent. Would go back more mentally prepared next time :)"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Unassuming but the food was fantastic. Much like what you might get in Roma. We went on a Monday night so a little quiet. Branzino was terrific, as we're the chicken and fettuccini/filet dishes. Tuna carpaccio special the night we went was excellent. Had a great Heitz cab to go with all. As said, it doesn't look like much but the food was awesome."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a great dinner with friends and love this as one of our neighborhood spots. Authentic Italian with very good food. Good wine list too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good old fashioned home style cooking. A great place for a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A small but excellent dining experience. Food is to die for."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I never get tired of this place... its been amazing for years!!!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I met my son in LA to support him in the marathon. My friend who lived in LA for years recommended this restaurant and boy were we glad. The black squid lobster ravioli was absolutely delicious. The food was authentic Italian from the waitstaff to the last bite. This restaurant will become part of my LA itinerary when i return to LA."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Locanda Veneto is a throwback to excellent quality Italian food served by true professionals. The specials are always interesting- I had the tagliatelle with wild boar- and the wine list is fabulous."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "It was Valentine's dinner, so the place was extremely full. We were told our table wasn't quiet ready, but we could be seated immediately on the patio. We agreed since the inside area was very crammed and very noisy. Unfortunately, the patio is right on 3rd street and not the best atmosphere for dining. The chairs were uncomfortable and and table was tiny. The food and service were excellent, but it was a shame I couldn't wait to finish my food and leave because we weren't comfortable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going here for years! Vincent , the waiter , really makes it special. The food is incredible, And it's intimate setting makes me feel like I had a great date Everytine I leave here! The ossobucco is to die for And pasta and sea bass is off the charts delicious! My favorite restaurant by a long shot!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Locanda Veneta has been in the neighborhood for many years but it is still a great place for dinner. Warm and cozy inside with great service. The food is very good. The only drawback I can think of is that it is a bit small so the tables are close together. All-in-all a great place for an intimate dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants ever. The confetti gorgonzola pasta is too DIE for. The service is second to none, from the valets to the waitstaff and the host, Massimo. Can't say enough good things about Loconda Veneta. My only complaint is that they are too far from our house for us to go more often :-)"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was the second time my fiance and I dined here and it held up to our standard. The food is amazing and I love their gluten free pasta option!! The staff is quick to help and super friendly. My fiance loves the different game meats they offer on their specials. The bonus is they remembered us!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "As usual, everything was wonderful. The pork chop was excellent!!!! Will go back for more."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Locanda Veneta is one of those places that you walk into and think, why don't we come here more often? The service is impeccable, the room is beautiful and cozy, and the food is always delicious. We got smart this time and ordered two appetizers and two entrees to split among three people, and it was the perfect amount. Mille grazie!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner here for our date night and it was fabulous! The small space feels intimate not crowded and there is a nice buzz of conversation from the other patrons that gives it a calm energy on a Friday night. Our waiter was superb and the food was delicious! Our dinner was paced nicely and at no point did we feel rushed, which is rare these days in LA. Sadly, We had to rush out at the end to go pick up our daughter but we are excited to come back when we have more time to enjoy dessert!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Always good food. Try the fresh specials or pasta for a great experience. This ristorante has a very east coast feel with the exception of how folks in Cali never, and I say never, dress for dinner! Service is always spot on."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food is traditional Northern Italian and always superb! I have never eaten any item on the menu that was not prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "No wonder Locanda Veneta has been around for so long - it's a superb dining experience! Amazing pasta with wild boar ragu and tender & delicious osso buco atop saffron risotto. Our waiter suggested the perfect wine and provided exemplary service. Can't wait to return..."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The food is always amazing at Locanda. From the salad to the balsamic vinegar to the entrée - FANTASTIC restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food was excellent as usual as was the service. A memorable lunch!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We love the carpaccio, always wonderful, with great rocket salad, and shaved Parmesan. The mushroom risotto is really why we come back time and time again. It is perfect. Truly the best I have eaten outside of Italy. Creamy and rick in mushroom flavor. The we always share a rack of lamb, which is cooked to perfection and every bite luscious. The final course is dessert and the amaretto cheese cake is certainly a perfect ending to a lovely evening."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Perfect spot to bring friends from out of town. Great food...excellent menu and specials, too. And lovely ambience and not too noisy!!!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Locanda Veneta soars and wanes in popularity. It the food amd service are consistently excellent. I recently had the crab risotto with soft shell crab and it was superb. Eat anything with red sauce. Wonderful! The restaurant intersperses all the Italian classics with some imaginative new twists. We go back again and again because we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We ate at Locanda Venta for the first time and had a great experience. The food was very good, everything from appetizers, to entrées, to the desserts. We also really enjoyed the wine we drank with our dinner. Our server was great, friendly, attentive, and actually Italian! It's a good place for date night or dinner with a small group of friends."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I am never a fan of Italian food but Locanda Veneta converted me into one! Lunch with my husband last Friday. Parking could be a problem but the restaurant has valet service. I can't think of anything else to start a meal better with their crusted, warm bread basket. They have 3 lunch set selections. 1. Soup and Salad $15 2. Power Lunch $22 3. Perfect Lunch $29 Drinks not included but Biscotti was complimentary to end the meal. I highly recommended this restaurant. Excellent food, good service (John is awesome!) and price is reasonable! You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "This place is amazing, we had such a great time. Service was incredible, the food was some of the best i have had. I recommend the Fettuccine Fillet plate."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Four of us had a very memorable dinner at Locanda Veneta. Service was nice and the food was excellent. We started with Insalata Tricolore followed by Spaghetti Funghi E Gamberi . I friend had a special pork dish and really liked it. We will return."
    Dined on 10/20/2013