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La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica, CA
La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica, CA
La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica, CA
La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica, CA
La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica, CA

La Vecchia Cucina

4.7
4.7
2027 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
La Vecchia Cucina has been Santa Monica, California's finest neighborhood Italian restaurant since 1990, located by the blue Pacific on historic Main Street. Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite, a full course dinner, an evening snack, or something in between, La Vecchia Cucina offers outstanding Italian cuisine, a great wine list, a luxurious selection of desserts, a full bar, great service and a relaxed atmosphere.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 399-7979
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mark Mollica
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for more details about your private event.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Ocean Park Blvd
  • Parking details
    City Metered Parking.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

2,027 Reviews
  1. Paddletennis

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant on the West Side, in my opinion. I've been going to La Vecchia for over 30 years, and never disappointed. Great good, the BEST Happy Hour in L.A. Love all the staff, love the dip and bread, and their menu has something for everyone. It's my go-to for almost any occasion.

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  2. SantaMonicalady

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good as usual, but the pasta dishes were overly sauced than normal.

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  3. DanR

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. Very friendly staff and overall a very pleasant restaurant.

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  4. nancyg

    Los Angeles

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First rate service, delicious food. Just a wonderful experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. All the waitstaff is exceptional and does their job well. It’s a pleasure to enjoy a busy Sat night or a midweek business dinner.

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  6. JeffM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. I’ve been coming here for years, never disappoints.

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  7. shopper

    Los Angeles

    222 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    222 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. If you like good Italian food, this is the place for it. It never disappoints. With plenty of dining space, both inside and outside on the large patio, there is not a wait for a table. On this night it was raining outside, so most tables were taken inside. Our server was attentive and our food was delicious. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant I will return again and again.

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  8. JoEl

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service superb. I highly recommend!

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  9. SteveF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, we enjoyed an evening of great service and superb food. Mark, a co-owner, is a class-act!

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  10. PeterJ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants …. Great service, great food Consistently good

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  11. Goldie

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant and have been dining here consistently for many years. It is always delicious, friendly and cozy!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t say enough about La Vecchia Cucina. Has been a favorite for my wife and I for 20 years. It continues to keep its quality and taste. Although we moved out of the area, we look forward to coming into town just to dine here. Thank you Mark and Team!

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  13. robertb

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurants in Santa Monica.. fresh. Tasty...hot bread....fresh homemade pasta. Fresh sea food

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  14. Shanon

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy great food and service - they are a gem.

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  15. IleneR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. The bread is so good that by the time the food comes, I’m stuffed

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  16. SusanH

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a bad experience at this restaurant. We love it and return often. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The ambience is great and the manager is a sweetheart!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We just had a great dinner at La Vecchia Cucina. The host always is so personal and sat us right away in a quiet area of the restaurant. The menu is very extensive with alot of choices . We had such great food and service each time that we dine there that keeps us coming back . The lasagna and the pastas and desserts are excellent . Great wine list too .

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It used to be tasty every time.But tomorrow the most delicious was bread with oil .have you hired new chef?

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  19. rensocal

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family has been going to La Vecchia for years. It is a great local place to dine. The food and service is outstanding. They have a charming outdoor area for dining as well.

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  20. TerriT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience food is great as always pizza is fantastic the services awesome thank you

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  21. sheldonk

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    both meals were delicious. the water very helpful in choosing our dishes.

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  22. Goldie

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, as always! This is our favorite go-to place!

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  23. Cheriedh

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been enjoying consistently delicious food from Lavecchia for over 20 years! They know how to do it right and I’m glad that they never tried to fix something that wasn’t broken like many of the other restaurants that closed down in the neighborhood! The food is absolutely delectable and never disappoints. It’s a fun place to go with friends or couples to socialize and have fun.

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  24. SugarATL

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food are always fantastic. Special kudos to waiter Michael, bartender Kevin and especially to Manager Scotty for keeping things running smoothly fantastic!

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  25. PhillipM

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely setting, great service staff and lovely food. Very happy with everything. I’ll be back agai.

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  26. DEESOPINION

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I are NY Italians and VERY picky. La Vecchi Cucina is the best of the best. We discovered them when we lived in the neighborhood several years ago. Since then we have moved a half hour away...and still travel at least once a week to eat there!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the garden seating was a really nice experience. We felt our server was a little indifferent possibly due to working on New Years Eve. We will definitely be back.

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  28. shopper

    Los Angeles

    222 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    222 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was New Year's Eve and we expected it to be noisy and crowded. And it was both. This is our favorite Italian restaurant on the west side and have been there several times before. This night we had to wait for a table to open before being seated for our appointed time. We waited about 20 minutes. Our waiter was good. The food is most delicious. It arrives hot and fresh. Loved all of it!

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  29. GerriS

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our favorite for New Year’s Eve dinner. Like to get in early to beat the crowd. Bruschetta was different than last time we ordered but our favorite dishes are still listed and were excellent See you next year!!

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  30. Samantha

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Beyond. The server not so much. He seemed annoyed to be serving us. Wouldn’t smile. Never checked on us. Forgot to put an order in and said I never asked to order it hah. Just wasn’t accommodating at all. Another server helped us in the end and was soooooo friendly. With we had him through out.

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  31. shirleyP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had Oliver as our server and we loved him!!! had great knowledge and personality will be back!

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  32. AryanaL

    Phoenix

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants when we travel to L A. Wouldn’t miss it! Great food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. Thank you again. 5***++++!

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  33. CharlesS

    Los Angeles

    102 reviews

    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth the drive!!! Quality - they clearly take pride in what they do.

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  34. MillieT

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always consistent and very good. Nice and friendly service. Have been eating here for years.

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  35. SusanW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very lovely dinner and the food and service was great! Thank you!

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  36. JaneG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite Italian restaurant on the west side . Absolutely delicious food , great wine selection , and fantastic service. I highly recommend it if you haven’t already ! Jane

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  37. DebbieT

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was outstanding! I will definitely come back.

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  38. DaphneD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a joy to be at La Vecchia! The outdoor space is perfect-just warm enough, and beautiful! We’re regulars and this restaurant never disappoints!

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  39. VitalyG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best Italian restaurant in the world. We are going there every Friday.

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  40. BarbaraF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are consistently good! Would definitely recommend.

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FAQs

La Vecchia Cucina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Vecchia Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 399-7979.

La Vecchia Cucina is rated 4.7 stars by 2027 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ocean Park Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    City Metered Parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark Mollica
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 399-7979
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for more details about your private event.
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