We ordered drinks when we sat down and didn't receive them for almost 30 minutes. When we kept asking our waitress what was holding them up she kept saying the bartender was busy. It's not a very big place and wasn't even half full. We asked for olive oil and vinegar for our bread and she brought us vinegar but said they couldn't find any olive oil. It's an Italian restaurant! We had ravioli that was just average and the meat on the Osso Buco was tough. All in all we wouldn't go back.
Not great but we were hungry. Server was the best thing about the experience
We had a great experience here! The atmosphere was relaxed and it rubbed off on every one that attended. We had a grouo of 8, two of them were kids. The ride to Santa monica was hell... But everything was made up here. The staff served us quickly and with open arms.... Great place, great service and the food was to die for. THANK YOU!!!!
Great food. Cesar the waitor is dope. The mints are bomb. :)
Great restaurant with a very professional staff.
This is not a "one time experience" but is the fabric of the culture of the management team.
Truly a great experience.
Took my family out to dinner for a special occasion. Food was fantastic and so was the service. We will definitely be going back again!!!
This restaurant is one of the best values in Santa Monica. All the food is fresh from local markets, and the owner really tries to give a good value. The pasta is authentic and of gourmet quality.
The staff were so welcoming, professional, helpful. Every single employee made an effort to extend a warm welcome. Having most of them able to speak Italian added to the atmosphere.
Authentic Italian, fresh farm-to-table, delicious on the Third Street Promenade!
Whitefish is crispy outside, moist and delicious inside
Osso bucco: most flavorful we’ve had and not too salty
You have to have the Burrata cheese which they make fresh in the restaurant every other day. You can tell it’s fresh!
Ask for Vincenzo, he’ll take good care of you!
Forgot to serve our drinks before lunch yet the restaurant was empty
The waitress was wonderful - Sarah. They were out of a lot of the items, it being a holiday weekend, which speaks well for how fresh their food is.
My wife and I have been going there for years. Consistently excellent food, imaginative cocktails, attentive service.
Excellent and attentive service; food not up to price point. Example: seafood risotto was markedly short on seafood mixed with the risotto, and was a bit bland.9
Excellent food and staff. I’ve been going to LAGO since the day they opened well over 20 years ago. Highly recommended!
Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, and old-world service. A great choice for Italian in Santa Monica. they were very accommodating to our large group making last0minute reservations.
Best Italian food I have ever had. I had the lasagna and caprese salad and my husband had a crab dish that he said was out of this world. I highly recommend this place.
Food and wine were delicious. Service was slower than usual but it was christmas day so we tried to just relax and not mind it.
We happened to be there Christmas evening so it was crazy busy. We ordered the salmon and sea bass. Both were cooked well but a little plain. Could use some more seasoning. Their bread and tempanade are very good. I’ve eaten here a number of times and I’ve found the food to be average but the service and ambiance is nice.
My family had a wonderful experience and delicious dinner on Christmas Day. The filet was prepared perfectly as was the Scottish salmon, Vitello tonato and seafood risotto. The service was polite and attentive. It couldn’t have been a better holiday dinner.
We took a family group of six people on Christmas Day and had an outstanding dinner with excellent service. We tried a variety of dishes, including vegetarian options, and all were very flavorful. The staff made some great recommendations and helped to give us a wonderful holiday experience.