Locanda Portofino

4.7
736 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
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4.7
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGeorgeJ
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Locanda for lunch with some friends visiting from Miami who appreciate great Italian food. I had been there a few times before and, surprisingly, the waiter recalled the last time we had been there, who we were with, and what we ordered. We were a group of 4 and we ordered a couple daily specials, including squash blossoms and a pasta with tomato sauce and guanciale. Also ordered the risotto nero and sea bream. Every dish was delicious and our friends loved it. Locanda Portofino has some of the best Italian food in Los Angeles and a very extensive wine list.

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vipDavis
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great for the whole family, but also good for dates.

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GregG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always terrific authentic food and great service with beautiful wines

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viperikl
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mothers DaY

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OpentableLover
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent.
They charge $2 for cup of hot water with lemon.
I’ve never seen a restaurant who charges for hot water.

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rosco
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food, as always, is excellent. We eat there frequently.
This time the service was below par.
It was not a particularly busy night but my wife and I felt forgotten when it came to service. For example, when I asked for a glass of wine, the waiter forgot completely and it only arrived after we asked again and by then the meal was over.
Hopefully next time will be a better experience as we both really like the place.

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MANONB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love that place. Have been going there for years. So great. And so glad they haven’t closed due to Covid

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being in Rome . The best

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food quality is consistently excellent.

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vipDinner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine!!!!

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vipJillE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Tried to seat the 4 of us with reservations at a small round table big enough for 2 people comfortably. Masks not enforced. People waiting were standing next to our table, drinking so masks off. I politely asked them to move to the open area - didn’t go over well. Our table was about 3 feet from apart a table of 8 (not 6) and they kept greeting friends which brought them within inches of our table. No masks. Zucchini flowers great. Wait staff has an attitude. Will not be back. If you don’t know the maitre de or 1 of the waiters well, don’t bother. You will be treated poorly

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locanda Portofino is an old favorite and did not fail to deliver.

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RoxxieTay
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. It's a little pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice outdoor dining. A bit close to the street but still feel private. The service is very good. Food is delicious.

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RJSIII
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely night out with our friends. The food, ambience and service were all exquisite!

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Foodie73
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and food, as always! They have done a terrific job with their outdoor dining ambience s well.

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vipLucyG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our experience!!! Food and service is the best!!!

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GraceS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most incredible service and food. Can’t recommend more.

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vipJeremyR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Paccheri amatriciana was superb.

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vipDavid
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing and everything was perfect until the waiter asked for more than a 75$ cash tip, saying it was too little and he would add tip to the bill next time.

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vipMarkC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locanda Portofino is always amazing. Easily one of our favorites. Great service and phenomenal food. I will keep going back.

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rosco
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
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
16 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!

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vipJeremyR
Los Angeles
6 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
86 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!

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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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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!!

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 736 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.