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Vincenzo Ristorante
Vincenzo Ristorante

Vincenzo Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristorantevincenzo.com
  • Phone: (310) 395-6619
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Nicoletta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Coming Soon.
  • Private Party Contact: vincenzo (310) 395-6619

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: on the rear, access from 7th street south east of montana
A word from Vincenzo Ristorante
Welcome to Vincenzo Ristorante Chef Vincenzo Nicoletta has done it again! He has been quietly turning out some of the most refined Italian dishes on the Westside for twenty years, combining his native Italian sensibilities with a good deal of contemporary flair. His former restaurant on Montana, Casa Monica, was a standard for fine Italian cuisine for years. Now, step inside the new Montana restaurant and serenity reigns in the spare yet stylish interior. It is remarkably comfortable. The emphasis is on the food. The cuisine"s strength lies in the use of local ingredients with minimal fuss, stressing the seasonal flavors. The menu features salads and pasta, as well as pesce del giorno; specialties are offered daily. The bread is freshly baked daily on the premises. Wine lovers will feel right at home with the featured wine list of Italian and California varietals. Indulgent homemade desserts and espresso drinks are offered as the perfect ending to a special meal.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I wish I could walk to it - I would eat there more often. First the food is great. Secondly, it is small and not noisy and therefore a good place to talk. I like to talk. Going out, even to great food, and coming home hoarse from shouting over a crowd is no longer something I will put up with. The owner and his wife are there, cooking and working and they make the place feel homey and safe. I appreciate the feeling that the people who work with my food care about the quality of it. A large place with absentee owners, or worse, an absentee corporation, is not the kind of place I feel comfortable in.European no pressure to leave if no one is waiting attitude."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Make sure to make reservations because it is quite small. The menu has a great variety. I had the veal milanese with a side of pasta that was outstanding. It was probably the best tasting, freshest pasta I have had in years. My son had the meatball special and they were fantastic. Great meal and friendly service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very good food. Waiter was a bit distracted and didnt communicate clearly. Space is a littke cramped so dont expect any privacy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Vincenzo's has been a lovely experience since our very first visit, especially because "Vincenzo" is always there to greet us and give the evening his personal attention. The food is outstanding and service terrific. We had the veal with porcini mushrooms and the seafood salad...so delicious and the mozzarella and tomato salad with the white fish special....wonderful."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Vincenzo catered our wedding 22 years ago, and his remains one of only a few "best places for Italian food" in the world...and we travel it well. His penne vodka, and rack of lamb, are sublime. Simple, quiet, informal, and just great."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Everything is right about this place. The food is prepared to perfection, the ambiance is gentle, the surroundings crisp but warm, and the owner/host Vincenzo Nicoletta will treat you like an old friend...even if it is your first visit (as it was in our case)."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Best overall Italian food experience in Santa Monica... the food is better than it is at Valentino, and the smaller, more intimate setting is charming. Put yourself in Vincenzo's hands and trust him!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We enjoyed our Evening immensely, we were received by Vincenzo and his very charming wife.The small restaurant is so cozy it felt like we were guests in a home. We ordered tri. - color salad and a marinated fresh seafood salad.......both were delicious and the homemade bread must be the best in the city. We then had Vincenzo pasta and a pork special. The pork was perfectly prepared , tender and tasted how I remember pork used to aste like. The pasta was done perfectly and I would like to return and have this again, it was spaghetti, with a light vodka sauce, Succulent shrimps and capers. We hesitated to write the review because it is a special little restaurant we would like to keep it to ourselves."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Invited our friends from SF to dinner, who also recently dined with us at La Folie in SF. Concensus agreement. Absolutely wonderful lamb, any my wife raved about the pork chop. This is a neighborhood gem not to be overlooked."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "A small restaurant that serves tasty food in a homey manner."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "A lovely evening in every respect! Relatively small space but the tables weren't too close together, so you didn't feel crowded (I really dislike restaurants like that) - very warm and intimate but private too. The servers all were excellent - very attentive and knowledgeable. The Chef came out twice to ask how we liked everything, a genuine, delightful man. All the food was delicious from start to finish. Creative, savoury - just so tasty. We all got something different, to sample as many dishes as possible, and all of our dishes (4 of us) were 5 star. We will definitely return when we next visit. We have dined at a number of what I think are the best restaurants in the Santa Monica area, and this one deserves to be right at the top."
    Dined on 10/26/2013