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Local Kitchen + Wine Bar

4.7
4.7
318 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Local Kitchen + Wine Bar, is a casual dining experience located in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica. We pair small seasonal plates and handcrafted Neapolitan style pizza with exceptional wines and small batch cocktails.

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4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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97% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. AM

    AudreyM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on November 18, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Local Kitchen is one of my favorites... the food is spectacular and it's great for sharing.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For me Local is a regular stop for a meal I can count on. Food, service and ambiance consistent, I can settle in and know I’m going to enjoy myself. So many things good on the menu, but I will say I think their pizza crust is the best I’ve eaten this side of Italy.

  3. k

    kristenj

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The agnolotti was amazing. Pizzas are fantastic. Great gem and good for brunch.

  4. JZ

    JerryZ

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good place

  5. DP

    DavidP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great local joint with good farm to table. Chicken under a brick and the mushroom pizza are fantastic.

  6. S

    Showbizzer

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great food and service, comfortable room but sadly the noise level is agonizing and super hard to talk to anyone you are dining with, maybe sitting outside might be better when it's not cold outside.

  7. J

    Julie

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We drive from Glendale to have dinner with our son here when he has business in Santa Monica. Great food, wait staff was very knowledgeable about beer -) We'll be back!

  8. D

    Diner143

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    The food is quite good but I've found service to be lacking every time I go. And, I never remember this fact until I dine there... and that is the reason I don't go more often. Too bad because it could be a go-to place for me.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, wine, and service.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Even with two kids in tow , so enjoyable

  11. AR

    ARvwer

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Killer thin crust pizza. Try the squash pesto. A great neighborhood gem.

  12. AM

    AaronM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My girlfriend and I have been hitting up Local for quite some time now, and I've never been let down. Their pappardelle pasta is out of this world. Their pizzas are great. The drinks are delicious. Always friendly service, and delicious food. Highly recommend.

  13. NW

    NicoleW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy food and great service- what more can you want. Try this place. Don’t expect large portions here though but the taste makes up for the lack of size.

  14. a

    agathad

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Always delighted to dine there!

  15. JA

    JessicaA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food here is always wonderful, however the severing sizes leave a little to be desired. I'm someone who always takes home leftovers, so I actually like when I go to restaurant and clean my plate, but my scallops while amazingly delicious, were $32 for three, along with a some pure and four small sun chokes. It just felt a little small for the large price tag.

  16. MP

    MelissaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    A bit noisy inside the restaurant but we still enjoyed the visit

  17. N

    Nena

    Los Angeles

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Always enjoyed our dinner and lunch, exceptional service

  18. W

    Westside13

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Have been wanting to try this place for a while and very glad we finally did. Food was inventive and delicious; pizza, pasta, salad were all really tasty and seemingly using very fresh and high quality ingredients. Service was spot on for the style of restaurant, attentive enough but not overbearing. Will definitely return.

  19. KK

    KristinKA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    It’s just a great LOCAL unpretentious neighborhood gem. I’m essentially vegan but if at a loss/or rare occasions I will have shrimp/scallops & I can do cheese less pizza! The pizzas ARE amazing as are the chopped salad ( I do it with no bacon- the dressing = ❤️), the scallops are delicious & the Gitarra pasta, the broccoli, the flatbread....all SO amazing..I guess I’m saying that even a vegan/pescatarian or vegetarian can make it around the menu ! I’m a third generation Santa Monica/Venice Native & this restaurant truly does feel local, cozy and inviting

  20. M

    Mimibun

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I don't remember the food being as salty as it was during my last visit to the restaurant. Also, the cheese on the pizza was not warm.

  21. VH

    VirginiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and friends (and I) absolutely love Local! The food is terrific and the staff is delightful! Kudos!!

  22. M

    Macs

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I stopped in for a quick light meal before a show. We were greeted by friendly hosts and were quickly served. I ordered a specialty cocktail that I did not like so they replaced it without a question or huff!! The pizza was fabulous. Can’t wait to go back

  23. JG

    JillG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely waiters and service. A little too loud and noisy for my tastes but I'd still return. Music too loud on top of noisy conversations but most restaurants don't seem to take that into consideration. I wish they would.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome service, best truffle pizza I’ve had in LA (and I’ve tried it EVERYWHERE)

  25. KG

    KateG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was great - he was really professional but had a fun, jovial personality. The food he recommended was on point (artichoke hearts, cheese & salami plate, truffle pizza). The cocktails were delicious - one (three) of the best margaritas I've had.

  26. SB

    SteveB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    There are a number of good places to eat in the neighborhood, but none that feel as if a super-talented chef was in the back taking great care to ensure that patrons have a great dining experience. This is food you smell, savor, and delight in eating. Always fresh, always inventive, always high-quality. The cocktails are all interesting and tasty and excellent, and the service is always attentive and fun. I highly recommend this joint.

  27. MA

    MACC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We made a reservation for 4 at 9pm. The host was very rude to us. Our table wasn’t ready. They sat us at the uncomfortable pizza bar 20 minutes after our reservation should have been seated at a table. Then, no waiter ever came over until I complained. Then instead of taking our order, they moved us to a table... which would have been good if it was the size of a 4 seater, but it was tiny. Keep in mind, the host kept reminding us that the restaurant closes at 10 and we might not be served. Definitely wouldn’t have come if they hadn’t said there was a table available at 9 for our party. Ended up seated at 9:30 at a less than adequate table. Food was acceptable, drinks were good. Everything was expensive.

  28. G

    Goodboy

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    FOOD PROS: Best mushroom pizza around, fresh and done just right 5*****. Brick chicken was excellent, tender and tasty 5*****. The lamb balls are good although I am not a lamb fan 4****. Brussels sprouts done perfectly although a tad sweet4****. The chopped salad very enjoyable 5****. FOOD CONS 1) the pappardelle with meat sauce was a bit soft and not too tasty, should be creamier and spicy 1* 2) the chopped salad was barely enough but $16, should be $10-12 max 3) I cannot stand tiramisu (just damn boring) but that was probably the only choice besides gelato, ice cream and sherbet-type things none of which I eat, so forced 1* 4) The margarita was tiny and not particularly tasty $15 literally 2 big sips. Should be twice as big for $12 max. 1*

  29. AG

    AndiG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the lunch menu. Our truffle pizza was an outstanding thin crust, mushroom delight! The Brussel sprouts were charred and yummy. The stone fruit salad was fresh and delightful, although I would have liked the fruit sliced in bite size pieces. This did not distract from the enjoyment of the salad, which was not over dressed and yummy. I look forward to my next visit!

  30. D

    Dale

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service, and atmosphere are all excellent. Great for lunch or dinner.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and atmo in ocean park......worth a try!!!!!!!

  32. b

    barbarah

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Overpriced! Not worth the money for the simple food.

  33. CC

    CharlesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I'm very happy to have discovered this restaurant. A nice setting and really good food. We had several shared plates and all were fantastic -- calamari, Verde pizza, burrata salad, roasted Brussel sprouts, and halibut. We liked it so much we went to their sister restaurant down the street, Thyme Cafe and Market, the next day and had lunch. Best chocolate chip cookies ever and the sandwiches were good too!

  34. LE

    LEwis

    Los Angeles

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch. The polenta is outrageous. Coffee is great too.

  35. GK

    GeraldK

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and casual environment. Great for couples and small groups. Nice, quiet patio. One of my Westside favorites.

  36. T

    Tess

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved local kitchen + wine bar! Cute vibes, aesthetic and yummy food & drinks. We will be coming back soon!

  37. P

    Paula

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    luv this place darling pizzas so good chicken under stone delicious but a bit vinegary for my taste

  38. LS

    LisaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The location is good, and the setting/décor is lovely. Our waitress was attentive and kind. The noise level was tolerable once the crowd grew large. The food was very unspectacular. I had hoped for something more exciting than a scrambled egg with bacon on a large ciabatta for $16. I could have gone to McDonalds if I wanted an egg McMuffin. Dessert was a little better. The olive oil cake with roasted stone fruit was delicious.

  39. LE

    LEwis

    Los Angeles

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great neighborhood spot. Very good food. Loved the calamari and the lamb meatballs.

  40. IS

    foodISgood

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We came to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. Food and drinks were great! We came a little early for Happy Hour and stayed thru our reservation. The restaurant was very accommodating and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Our only wish was for the patio to have a fan. Otherwise, it was a great time!

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