Penne with light cream tomato sauce, shallots and vodka.
Spaghetti with shrimp and capers in a light cream tomato and cognac sauce.
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.
great for the whole family, but also good for dates.
always terrific authentic food and great service with beautiful wines
Food was excellent.
They charge $2 for cup of hot water with lemon.
I’ve never seen a restaurant who charges for hot water.
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.
Love that place. Have been going there for years. So great. And so glad they haven’t closed due to Covid
Like being in Rome . The best
One of our favorite restaurants. Food quality is consistently excellent.
Amazing food amazing service
Delicious food and wine!!!!
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
Locanda Portofino is an old favorite and did not fail to deliver.
Food was excellent. It's a little pricey, but worth it.
Very nice outdoor dining. A bit close to the street but still feel private. The service is very good. Food is delicious.
Such a lovely night out with our friends. The food, ambience and service were all exquisite!
Perfect service and food, as always! They have done a terrific job with their outdoor dining ambience s well.
Loved everything about our experience!!! Food and service is the best!!!
Most incredible service and food. Can’t recommend more.
Fantastic food and service. Paccheri amatriciana was superb.
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.
Locanda Portofino is always amazing. Easily one of our favorites. Great service and phenomenal food. I will keep going back.
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!!
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.