Fia

4.6
515 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
HIDDEN INSIDE A LUSH, SECRET GARDEN IN THE COASTAL ENCLAVE OF SANTA MONICA, FIA IS THE FIRST COLLABORATION BETWEEN HOSPITALITY TRAILBLAZER MICHAEL GRECO & CELEBRATED CHEF BRENDAN COLLINS.
A 300-SEAT INDOOR / OUTDOOR VENUE DESIGNED BY ACCLAIMED DESIGNER MATT WINTER -FIA IS AN URBAN OASIS, WHERE GRECO’S SERVICE MANTRA IS ROOTED IN A DEDICATION TO HOSPITALITY. . . SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE.
COLLINS’ CRAVEABLE MENU DELIVERS ON FLAVOR AND EXECUTION, HIGHLIGHTING THE FRESHEST SEASONAL INGREDIENTS, INSPIRED BY CALIFORNIA AND ITALIAN COASTAL CUISINE, THAT WILL SATISFY ALL (INCLUDING THE VEGANS).
ADD TO THE EQUATION, CAREFULLY CRAFTED COCKTAILS, AND AN OLD AND NEW WORLD WINE LIST – FIA HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. IT WILL BE YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.
FIA CAN HELP YOU HOST DINNERS AND LARGE PARTIES - FROM INTIMATE DINNERS IN ONE OF OUR PRIVATE BUNGALOWS, A COCKTAIL PARTY IN THE LOUNGE, TO A SOIREE UNDER THE STARS.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 515 people are saying
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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was exactly what I was looking for. We wanted to celebrate our engagement low key and this was perfect! We are definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner. Beautiful outdoor patio. Excellent service. All employees wearing PPE. And the food was excellent! The salmon tartare cones are a must try! The homemade Cavatelli with freshly shaved black truffle was amazing! And the Beef Wellington was so good! The cocktail menu was great and the Sommelier offered some very nice wine suggestions. Overall excellent experience! Will definitely be back!

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vipBigG
Los Angeles
212 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Service a bit slow. Only problem was not enough spacing. We we seated at a table with the next table about 3 feet away. We moved but still too close. Not sure any were the mandatory 6’

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and creative food. Beautiful outdoor ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The perfect, cute spot for happy hour, dates, a chill dinner.

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vipnanas
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

I have eaten here often. The food was amazing but a bit pricey with not special enough choices for the $. It was a prefix menu which was not clear on the website when we made the reservation.
Service was good. Very rigid in substitutions. Overall I enjoyed and relaxed, but will not go back for the prefix brunch menu.

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Sean
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good vibe. I will definitely go back.

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SarahP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were amazing! Food delicious. Highly recommend!

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vipelle
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The only thing is that they add a "Covid" charge onto your bill. We were not aware there would be a charge. No biggie but a heads up would be nice.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I never write reviews but this is one of my new favorite restaurants so I felt the need to say something :) Amazing gin spritz, focaccia bread, and truffle pasta, and even more amazing ambiance! Can't wait to come back soon!

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was absolutely wonderful. It was the perfect spot for a romantic birthday date with my girlfriend. The burrata with poached pears surprised me the most. It was amazing! Overall, great experience. I would definitely go back.

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nomincing
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Not worth the hype or the price tag. My breakdown of customer's value for a $30 entree: $15 for very good ambiance/built environment, $10 for good service, $5 for mediocre food quality (health, sensoric, suitability). Went on a busy Monday night during Covid. Paid the 4% Covid fee. We were seated in direct view of the kitchen entrance close to two other couples. The incandescent lighting is way darker than the photos show but glad they use less energy. Food is the worst part. (1) Spanish octopus with avocado dish is salty and lacks acid. (2) The only token vegan entree is disappointing at best. Lasagna in Impossible Meat and spinach bolognese has too much sauce, salty and greasy, not enough Impossible Meat, although adding anymore would add to the greasiness, too deconstructed so imagine dumping lasagna pasta in a bowl of canned sauce. (3) Sea bass with basil pesto dish is forgettable, the enoki mushroom is very sour like it's been drenched in vinegar.

CA is facing the wrath of climate change and environmental racism but I'm not sure where they stand. No indication of regenerative organic ranching/fishing/farming practices, "Cool Food Meal." Not a certified CA Green Business or SustainableWorks certified business. Need many more vegan options that don't insult the taste bud. Given the price tag they had better source everything from Erewhon down the street.

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vipKathleenwilc
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and energy. Enjoy Fia very much.

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ellegee
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere - SUCH a gorgeous restaurant with great food! The brunch is a good deal if you take advantage of the bottomless mimosas, margs or modelo, but the only alternative they offer is bottomless coffee or tea for the same price which ends up being poor value for someone not trying to get drunk at 11:30am. Great service and very COVID friendly staff, seating and protocols.

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MaherR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

- Amazing food: The truffle gnocchi is outstanding. The chocolate dome is luxuriously smooth.
- Great service.
- Limited cocktail options.
- Cozy atmosphere: dimly lit, patio heaters.
- Value: very expensive. Expect to pay ~$200 for 2 with drinks.

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AdamJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid food, just a few dishes were a tad too salty: the octopus and lobster bolognese. Service was excellent. My favorites were the salmon cones and chicken liver mousse but the beef wellington was also great! Ambiance was very trendy with young crowds. Fun spot for sure

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sandi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

BEAUTIFUL ambiance. I mean absolutely stunning. The entrees were great, the appetizers were okay. Cocktails were a bit sugary, but the espresso martini was fabulous.

I’ll definitely go back and get the corn agnolotti, halibut and an espresso martini!

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiance here for the first time, it exceeded our expectations, probably one of LA's top gems, something for everyone. 5 stars across the board.

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Koko
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a nice, cozy and romantic atmosphere. Highly recommended for a couple or a small group.

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vipArianaT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So underrated! Deff the best restaurant in California! Everything was perfect. Food AMAZING ! Drinks, service environment just wow !

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ArthurK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance, the service and the food. Everything met and exceeded our expectations. Our friends liked the experience so much that they made reservations for the upcoming weekend before leaving the restaurant. We’ll definitely be back!

JB
vipJBean
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful - the food, the wine, the service, the ambiance and the Covid safety measures.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a cousin in town. This was one of the best meals I’ve experienced in LA. Everything was perfect.

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vipBelinda
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food almost inedible - too salty. Salad was tasty.

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TaQiaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in Santa Monica! Outside seating with a fire place.

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JessicaLeah
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was a bit pricey (one glass of wine and the chocolate dome total was $50), but the service was phenomenal. I was having issues with my reservation, and the host was extremely helpful and made sure we were seated at the time we wanted. Will definitely return, but maybe next time with a little extra money in my wallet!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Unreasonably pricey

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BillyG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved every bite

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vipDreckster
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Far and away the nicest outdoor restaurant setting I have experienced since the advent of covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here during covid restrictions. The restaurant seemed very clean. Everyone was wearing masks and gloves. We felt very comfortable. The food was awesome. We had the hamachi, and the salmon cones which were great. We also had the chicken liver it was very good. The grilled corn with black truffle was awesome, not a huge corn person but loved this dish! Finally, we had the lobster bolognese it was good, but may be the least favorite of the dishes we had. Lastly, we had the olive oil cake, which was exceptional. It was light and the flavors were very complementary of the each other.
Overall, the food was great, the service was great as well. Can’t wait to go back and try them for brunch :).

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AlexW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fia has an amazing atmosphere that you wont find anywhere else in Santa Monica. The food was amazing and the manager goes out of his way to keep patrons happy. It is an expensive restaurant so don't be surprised by the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it, will definitely be coming back

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SSully
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for a good friend during Covid it was so nice to get out and have some great company, ambiance and food!

SB
SivanB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails
great service
Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were amazing. The prices were average especially for the area. The food just fell flat the crispy tuna lacked flavor and was mush on mush. The chicken pate was great but not original. My girlfriend ordered the scallops, which came out 5 minutes before my food and they were over cooked, but the risotto was done well. I got the Chicken Parm which was delicious but had nothing creative or different about it. The broccoli was both of our favorites of our entrees we loved the preserved lemon. Cocktails were great and the service Staff was above and beyond!! Would recommend to a friend, we would probably try something new instead of returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a good friends birthday! Amazing service and the best tasting food! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very comfortable atmosphere in a relaxed setting. The service was amazing and the food was just as good. We made reservations and was given a two hour time limit but that’s understandable during these time(dam COVID). This was plenty of time as we were able to good conversation without any disturbance as it feels like your eating at home in the backyard with friends and family. Food was amazing. This is a high quality place, so be prepared for high quality prices! Can’t wait to go back and oh the chocolate bomb and olive oil dessert was sooo gooood and a must try!

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vipDavidW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant. Every time we go it is a special treat.

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Brittany
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for brunch with friends on the weekend

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You can order delivery directly from Fia using the Order Online button. Fia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 280-4196.

Fia is rated 4.6 stars by 515 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.