Locanda Veneta

4.9
1195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
One of LA’s best Italian restaurants, Locanda Veneta aims to transport you to Venice, Italy. Where the freshest and often deceptively simplest ingredients are combined and cooked into art. The cozy room, often dotted with celebs, is elegant but there’s nothing fussy about the menu. Here you’ll find favorites such as a fresh-vegetable minestrone; wild mushroom risotto; and spinach and ricotta cheese gnocchi. Garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil dress many of the pasta, meat and fish dishes; and the veal scaloppini gets a different preparation every night. When an Italian spot is as classic as this, how can you skip a dessert of tiramisu? Our extensive wine list complements your meal, with selections mainly from Italy, France and California.
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Dietmomma
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 5 - birthday/business group. Excellent lunch specials were amazing. Excellent service. This was my second occasion to be there this week. Really a great restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating.

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johnf
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding authentic Italian cuisine. Our server Massimo was very attentive and provided helpful suggestions. I would highly recommend

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richardb
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent !
Pasta siciliano was exquisite as was the carcioffi salad and the Calamari

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Gonfaloniere
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was truly outstanding. Best dining experience in LA.

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vipSherry
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. The menu is traditional Italian but everything was really extraordinary and our waiter made 2 wine recommendations that were really good. The dining room is a bit tired and could do with a facelift but that might result in harder- to - get reservations!

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vipBornCritic
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This superb Italian eatery never fails to impress -- from the friendly, well-informed servers to the delectable cuisine and excellent wine list, it's pure pleasure to dine here. There simply are no bad options on the menu, which is why I keep coming back and always look forward to a meal here.

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JudyM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Los Angeles! Each dish is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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DallasLibJo
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had a lovely dinner. The wait staff were well informed and gave great suggestions and service. They even made me a Linguine Vongole that wasn’t on the menu which was fabulous! We also had mushroom risotto and wild boar - everything was delish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The best server! So nice and funny. His attitude was awesome. Food was not bad either.

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Abdul
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal. Authentic Italian Cuisine with great and personal service. The panna cotta is to die for

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vipMargotFonteyn
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific birthday meal.

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mabster
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything. They saved our table when we called to say we would be 15 minutes or so late and they hat we would be 3 instead of .
Everyone was very pleasant and the food was delicious. We were not rushed. Even their valet parking attendant is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy everything on this menu

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mountbell
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience3

We try to dine at Locanda Veneta whenever we are in Los Angeles. It never disappoints.

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VivianB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, fabulous food and lovely surroundings!

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simonesanders
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I may have gone on an 'off' day; but it was the lunch DineLA and the space was quaint, which was nice, but I could see that at the table I was sat, the table linens were not clean, I was moved without any issues, however I over heard 3 customers complaining about the wait time to place orders, one couple just up and left. I did wait some time for my check, I had to get up and ask the staff to close me out and there was only one person working the whole floor. The two men in the kitchen, I could hear lecturing the one floor staff member on why the staff member didn't call for back up that day? I was put off by that, an employee is not responsible for that. The food was fine, but the experience was a bit negative

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AllanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and overall experience is terrific. Everything you could ask for and more from a neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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SityGrl
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply amazing. The ambiance was very nice. Will definitely be back.

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PaulineB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered the sole which was way too salty and had thick butter coating. Two of us at the table ordered that and we left most of the fish.
They were busy, but difficult to even get a refill of water.

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vipAZSF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot. Great service. Delicious food. Covid safe.

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vipAlexL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Massimo, who makes you feel cared for in a family type of way, provides excellent service and equally delicious food. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and the food was completely outstanding- I can’t wait to go back !!!

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BenoitM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best Italian food in LA and Maximus is wonderful, fun and very attentive to the guests

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BJL3
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere.

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vipmytee888
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to Friday night date place. We love this place and it’s been consistent for many many many years. We are treated like family and service is the best!

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vipDsquared
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I used to go here frequently in the 90s. Rediscovering it was gratifying. Delicious food, gracious service, excellent value. Like reconnecting with a long lost friend and finding you still click.

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XiaT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! It’s my favorite Italian restaurant in LA!!

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vipCarats2
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Not much atmosphere if you want to eat outdoors but this place has been around forever and their food is divine. Service was great and the meal outstanding. Food like being in Italy ---

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benoitM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maximus is great . Food excellent service excellent

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vipAllen
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has changed but most of our favorites remain or are frequent specials. Not very busy on a Tuesday night, which made for more relaxed dining -- expect this to change soon. We had rack of lamb, which we thought one of the best we've had anywhere, and papardelle with wild boar ragu, a long-time favorite. Will be back soon.

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vipRebecca
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and fresh and the staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about all the dishes on the menu and the specials. The pasta is always fresh and cooked to perfection! We love the appetizers, entrees and desserts! The beef carpaccio, the wild boar pappardelle and the key lime pie are so delicious.

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vipDelosW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinning experience. Great specials, wine list and prix fixe options make it a regular spot. The wild boar ragu is not to be missed!

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Moray
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always look forward to dining at Locanda Veneta! Consistently delicious.

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Lucie
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We always have enjoyed this restaurant. I particularly like Pollo al Mattone which is tender, juicy and delicious. My husband usually enjoys the pappardelle. This last time, I was happy with the pollo but my husband selected the sea urchin, crème fraîche pasta instead of his usual selection. He was not happy with his choice, but blames only himself. All in all we had a very pleasant experience and were able to get outdoor seating. These days, we consider that very important.

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LisaG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta with Uni was incredible, as was the savory Sea Bass. We'll be back for the friendly service, great wine selection, and more wonderful food.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Terrific food and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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JuanN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, a little noisy. Small place, please reserve before!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chilean seabass was superb.

FAQs

Locanda Veneta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Locanda Veneta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 274-1893.

Locanda Veneta is rated 4.9 stars by 1195 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.

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