La Vecchia Cucina
We met friends visiting from out of town. This restaurant was perfect. The restaurant was ready for us, the food was fantastic and the noise level matched the energy in the room. Great place to have dinner with friends!
Wonderful meal. Crowded on a Friday night, but the staff handled it well - great service. My pasta - spaghetti and meatballs - was perfect, and my boyfriend’s pasta with lobster was outstanding. Highly recommend!
La Vecchia is just the best!! I love having this restaurant in my walk-able, Ocean Park neighborhood! I manage to have dinner there, a few times every month!! All of the menu dishes are superb!! Wait Staff is friendly and attentive. Great House wines and beers. We are the Bandini's, when we reserve, at La Vecchia*
Very nice venue, elegant people, delicious salad and pasta, good wine list
One of the finer Italian restaurants in the L.A. area. Very nice atmosphere. Terrific, friendly, knowledgeable service.
Great restaurant, great food, nice ambiance
Truly fantastic Northern Italian style fare
I’d say this is probably the best Italian Restaurant I’ve been to in this city. The food was excellent!!! I highly recommend this place!
Always great food and service. Been a customer for 20+ years. A bit loud and a bit crammed in but the food and wine is exceptional. Great wine list. Consistently great.
La Vecchia has consistently great food each and every time we go. Something for everyone, anything on the menu is top notch!
Spectacular ambience, tasty food, excellent service. Prices moderate. Recomendabe 100%
Ausgezeichnete Küche mt top Preis Leistungsverhältniss
First time. Outstanding! Wish we weren't only visiting LA. Worth the trip from anywhere. Really!
Very efficient service and super friendly and attentive staff. Food as good as what was written by other reviewers, delicious!!
will def come back again!!
Mark and Anthony are great hosts. The food is always outstanding and reasonable. A real treat.
Excellent as always..never been for dinner, i am sure it would be great
Delightful dinner with LA friends! The portions were
generous. Service impeccable. Will be back again!
Loved La Vecchia! Food was delicious and atmosphere great too! First time there and they gave us a seat by the window! Great table-waitress very nice too!
I have been going to La Vecchia for Years and can not say enough about the food. It has always maintained a very high quality . I was a bit disappointed that the service was quite slow this time and hope that was a temporary problem for that evening.
Hard to hear in this bustling place, but perfect otherwise - and we have been coming here for years.
Fantastic food (outstanding pastas and breads + carb heaven), great service, good wine list and all reasonably priced - better than many Italians that are twice as expensive!!
The Executive Chef Mark Mollica is an outstanding Gourmet.
The steak with arugula is SO SO SO good! Completely delicious!
La Vecchia never ceases to produce and deliver the most delectable food!! I am always so happy with a very satisfied palate after eating at La Vecchia!! The food has been this great for the past 16 years! The hosts, servers, buzzers are the best! I love La Vecchia!!!
Love the restaurant
we do love the restaurant be aware it is noisy . Staff tries very hard to provide a nice experience.
Friendly atmosphere with attentive service. Food is good without being great but in fairness it is priced accordingly and is good value. Menu is Italian with a good selection so something for everyone. Good wine list as well.
La Vecchia Cucina is the best of Italian restaurants in Santa Monica. I have been a regular at La Vecchia Cucina for many years. The staff is always wonderful. The food and local neighbors, who show up for dinner are always great!!
Delicious food, great service. Too open and noisy for a romantic evening. However, the awesome foods made up for it.
My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Always a great meal.
The food was good. The waitress took our main order and the dessert order was fine. I had to order a 2nd glass of wine from a bus boy. She never came back to our table. When I tried to pay the bill with a credit card and a $100 Amex gift card? The Maitre D' jerked me around for 45 minutes with a runaround story of BS that the Amex card would only run for $50. I called Amex and the available credit was $100. To speed things up I said "fine put $50 on the card and the rest on my Visa." When they brought both receipts one for the Amex at $50 and my visa with the rest? I checked the Amex balance again. They took an extra $10 off the Amex gift card without my permission. After they lied that they could only run it for $50! I called the Maitre D' over and told him there was a remaining $40 balance instead of $50. I told him to put the $10 he took, towards the tip. This must be a scam they run any time someone shows up with a gift card. I will never go back! Too bad. Because, the food was good.
Best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Fabulous salads, and best and most innovative pasta dishes. By far the absolute best rigatoni bolognese in the US. Excellent and fresh entrees and to die for desserts.
It will be one of your best meals ever
Exceeded our expectations, nice atmosphere, very good food and service, and the price typical for a nice restaurant in Santa Monica-not cheap but good value for such a nice place. Very good Specials menu!
Had a beautiful time with my significant other celebrating my 29th birthday what a great way to feel special and fulfilled! Would recommend this establishment to all friends and family. Great times!
So fun, cozy yet open. Felt very local
The noise was horrendous but the food and service were excellent. I would go back alone or with someone I wanted to smile at but not talk to.
Service was excellent. Food was absolutely delicious, especially the chocolate layer cake. My only hesitation booking a reservation there is always the noise level, so loud. You have to speak over the table next to you and over the table behind you, and the one in front of you too. I don’t get it. I have seen wal panels that can be easily installed that absorb noise. Why is it that I only see these on tv and never in a noisy establishment? What a difference it could make!!!
Amazing restaurant- fabulous food, a great atmosphere and good service. Don’t miss it!
Upon arrival, it took a while to get acknowledged although there were many service personnel around. Waiter was very attentive.
The food is generally very good I was disappointed in my veal marsala and they only do mashed potatoes on Friday and Saturday. I forgot about this and i was there on a Tuesday . I find this ridiculous and if I could change one thing I would say have those mashed potatoes all the time its not the difficult . they use roasted potatoes un inspired and not crunchy just ok I make better ones at home