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Penne with light cream tomato sauce, shallots and vodka.
Gnocchi al pesto
Gnocchi with traditional fresh basil pesto.
Still the best Italian restaurant around. Always good food & service. Highly recommended.
LOVE this place. The food is SO GOOD we were talking about it the next day. Wait staff is so nice. Go here for a quiet & romantic date night with authentic Italian food.
The food was very delicious. But the service awful. The server was not friendly and had an attitude. Never asked how is everything .
Great neighborhood gem with amazing food and great outdoor dinning. Locando Portofino abides by the CDC Covid restrictions. My husband and I felt very comfortable dinning outdoors with tables perfectly spaced. We each had a delicious cesar salad, shared their amazing calamari. I had their lovely chianti with their delicious capellini pasta. My husband ordered the penne vodka with a glass of their Bordeaux wine. We would definitely return.
I love this restaurant. In my opinion the best one on Montana Ave. the head waiter is always great to see and makes me feel like “family” the minute I arrive. Many “regulars” go there and it’s nice to see familiar faces and exchange hellos.
Love the people, the food and the atmosphere. Our new favorite neighborhood restaurant!
Favorite Italian restaurant in West LA. Great menu, great service, and nothing better than good food, wine, and service in a parking lot next to The Duck Blind.
The waiters were much nicer than I remember. What a delightful change!
Incredible food. Incredible service. They always do everything just right....
Great staff and beautiful food!
Our waiter was rude and had a bad attitude.
The food quality was not at all as it used to be. We used to go there for the food, service and ambience. Nothing seems to be the same anymore. Perhaps they will improve in the future. I am hoping that they will acknowledge the review with a positive outlook to make it happen.
Without Locanda Portofino Santa Monica, CA would not be a destination!
Overall very good, except we didn’t have a heater at our table and it was very cold in santa monica.
I was surprised that the service was sub-par. The food was amazing as always
Fantastic food, Zoran is the best waiter... a true friend!!
Just indifferent and slow service. 12 minutes before anyone even came to the table with water. Also stood for a long time waiting for someone to take care of me. Seemed like service was an annoyance. Too bad, food is fantastic .
Food was average and service average.
It was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in the last decade. The atmosphere is cute and romantic but the service, food and lack of accommodation is something I’ve never dealt with.
I was delightful and the food and service were superb. Good wine too!
In these days of social distancing, this restaurant did not comply.
There were at least 20 tables outside in their very small patio.
The tables were NOT set six feet apart. In some instances,
they were only two feet away. And, there was a large table with
8-10 people dining who were very loud and talkative.
While the food here is good and the service beyond good,
it was a little disturbing that so many people were there at the
I may not return until we can be served and seated in a normal way.
Authentic and great tasting. Caesar's salad was real good. If you are looking for large portions, this is not the place. It's for quality.
Had the meatballs appetizer and the lunch special not on menu. Very authentic Italian ! I highly recommend this place.
Food was great. Service good and the atmosphere was much better than expected
Went to celebrate the birthdays of my son and his partner. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. It’s in a strip mall, but they added a lot of partitions and plants to create a nice ambiance.
Fantastic food! Great wine selection.
Consistently good! Spaghetti Portofino is my favorite dish. Always have a great time.
It was just absolutely a wonderful experience within this "new normal" of dining these days.
Can’t wait to go back any try other things
Always a great dinner!!
All over great night!
Such good authentic Italian food! Definitely recommend!
Always, always excellent and the friendliest and professional service!
Excellent. Friendly service and pleasant atmosphere.
Love those guys
We dined outside on the new makeshift "terrace" which is in the parking lot but they made it atmospheric with planters, umbrellas and heat lamps. Critical during this time, they have all the procedures down for safety and cleanliness. Food was absolutely wonderful. The fish was very fresh and the gluten-free pasta was divine! All the staff were friendly, attentive and very lovely. We cannot wait to return!
outstanding as usual
I haven’t been in a while and I found their prices a bit high but the pasta was good and worth it. But $14 for a less than mediocre tiramisu is a complete rip off
Locanda Portofino does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Locanda Portofino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 394-2070.
Locanda Portofino is rated 4.7 stars by 714 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.