Locanda Portofino

4.7
714 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since 1995, passion and devotion keeps Locanda Portofino one of the most authentic Italian restaurants on the westside. Where freshness and quality collaborate to create traditional such as egg tagliatelle bolognese, flavorful Neapolitan meat ragu, exotic spaghetti with sea urchin
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rosco
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best Italian restaurant around. Always good food & service. Highly recommended.

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FranniM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MikeG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food was very delicious. But the service awful. The server was not friendly and had an attitude. Never asked how is everything .

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vipELLA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BryanP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the people, the food and the atmosphere. Our new favorite neighborhood restaurant!

JR
vipJeremyR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vip1officediva2
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiters were much nicer than I remember. What a delightful change!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night!

KK
KevinK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Incredible service. They always do everything just right....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and beautiful food!

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Foodie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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GeraldC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without Locanda Portofino Santa Monica, CA would not be a destination!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall very good, except we didn’t have a heater at our table and it was very cold in santa monica.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I was surprised that the service was sub-par. The food was amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, Zoran is the best waiter... a true friend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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 .

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vipKathyA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was average and service average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipNancy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was delightful and the food and service were superb. Good wine too!

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vipshopper
Los Angeles
177 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
same time.

I may not return until we can be served and seated in a normal way.

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vipPeterN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the meatballs appetizer and the lunch special not on menu. Very authentic Italian ! I highly recommend this place.

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garrettB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service good and the atmosphere was much better than expected

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NancyN
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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BillyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great wine selection.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good! Spaghetti Portofino is my favorite dish. Always have a great time.

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MichelleB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just absolutely a wonderful experience within this "new normal" of dining these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Can’t wait to go back any try other things

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great dinner!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All over great night!

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FranniM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good authentic Italian food! Definitely recommend!

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LesleyC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always excellent and the friendliest and professional service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent. Friendly service and pleasant atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love those guys

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vipPreferredDiningClubGal
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipbrendand
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

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

FAQs

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.