Locanda Veneta

4.7
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1055 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 31, 2019

Ends: August 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:00PM

What 1055 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my favorite Italian restaurant. Great authentic Italian, servers know the dishes well and the ambience is nice, especially outside.

l
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I don't know what happened to this restaurant. The food and service were absolutely horrible.
I will never go back.

DL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful restaurant. Its single problem is that, as a small room crowded with patrons, it is very noisy. They should install noise-reducing material on the ceiling and walls.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great and friendly. Food was great as well. Took a little bit longer to get the food than we expected but it was a pleasant dinner overall.

P
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend’s first time, & she loved it! I’m always happy when that happens.

JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

old New York Italian updated in an intimate setting

M
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and inviting, If I could eat here every night I would. You are treated as an old friend even if you haven't been there for ages. Chicken Mattone was the best I've ever had!

S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Bday and Vday and the food is truly wonderful

EK
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as usual

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter told me everything to order & everything was amazing!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! The service was phenomenal.

SB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place and everyone has to have the Truffle spaghetti! The owner is a fantastic guy as well and all the staff amazingly attentive,

l
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an excellent restaurant. The menu is interesting and food preparation is of the highest quality.
Service was efficient and pleasant. This is a good place to celebrate a special occasion.

AL
Los Angeles
142 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Haven't been for years. Very nice to be back. Nice service, very tasty food. Will certainly be returning!!

BB
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've heard about this restaurant for years and was surprised to discover that it was just a tiny, homey looking neighborhood type restaurant. Why is it rated so highly? Because it was wonderful. I was extremely worried that there was one waitress for the whole restaurant on Sunday night. Yet, the service was excellent. I'm not sure how she did it but we never waited long for anything. My mother ordered a simple plate of spaghetti with red sauce and kept going on about how wonderful it was. I had the seafood pasta and it was full of tiny bits of lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels. I swore I was too full for dessert but when the panna cotta came I scarfed it down. I wish I lived closer because I would eat there all the time.

MI
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dining at Locanda Veneta for 30 years Celebrated a birthday for someone special last week, the food was the best. I had lamb chops, one had Oso Buco my favorite the other had pasta Bolognese. Starters were Calamari not breaded it was divine and Borata The presentation was beautiful the food was the best. I eat everywhere, Spago, Mastros, John & Vinnys, Mozza etc. right up there with all of them. Venetian Italian cuisine 👍✌️

f
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A favorite for all the right reasons: wonderful Italian food, good value, caring servers - even Valet parking.

PG
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locanda Veneta belongs to those last bastions in Los Angeles where one will find all the components of what makes a restaurant in one setting (in my humble opinion) whereas: an inviting decor, a fabulous Maitre d' who is Massimo and a "real" chef behind the kitchen who is Chef André. The array of dishes will please all types of discerning diners, the wine selection is extremely descent and won't oblige you to re-mortgage your home whereas the produces which Chef Andre uses are top notch. What struck me over my last two visits was equally how well seasonned the dishes were. Too many chefs nowadays are affraid to season the food or have the wrong receipts. We are going back tomorrow with 8 guests total and can't wait!

IA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still first rate food and service after all these years -it never disappoints!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Locanda Veneta has always been my favorite.

MR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious, fresh, and authentic. The wine is equally good. Love this small restaurant.

RN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner with friends recently at Locanda Veneta on 3rd St. Everyone really enjoyed the great food and service and our waitress was very helpful navigating the wine list.

MG
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As a frequent diner at Locanda Veneta I am amazed at the consistently excellent quality of the food. Never, ever a disappointment. Always fabulous meals. And excellent value to boot.

H
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for decades and have never been disappointed. The food, service, wine selection were ALL superb. This is my favorite Italian restaurant.

G
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot, ideal for a quiet chat with excellent service and outstanding food.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! It will be our new go-to place! The food was absolutely delicious! Excellent service!

TM
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living in London, have more access to authentic Italian foods. To find this lovely buzzy yet intimate vibe restaurant added a great memory in Los Angles!

DR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian cuisine with excellent service in an subdued environment.

HJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, delightful owner/host.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and outstanding service and hosts!

WN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second dinner here on this trip. Both were excellent. The service was attentive. The food was great. Don't miss the desserts especially the lemon Torte and ricotta cheesecake.

SB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food! And very attentive staff.

OT
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food served by charming people in a nostalgic atmosphere that never gets old:)!

g
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal at Locanda Veneta during Weho restaurant week. Everything we ordered was perfectly prepared. We started with the calamari and the tuna carpaccio. Both were excellent. My husband and I both had the veal chop in a reduction sauce. It was so good we are still thinking about it. They were willing to substitute the risotto for spinach which was a great combination with the veal. We don't normally order dessert but the cheesecake was light and very good. Then portions were larger than we expected. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We went early so the noise was minimal but by the time we left the restaurant had filled up but the noise was only moderate. It was really a perfect dining experience.

j
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to this restaurant in decades but we will be certain to return.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this will have to be our new go-to place! Both the hostess and server were fantastic and went above and beyond for my dad and me. Plus, the food was absolutely delicious. We’ll be back!

R
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a lovely restaurant

n
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Excellent service

HF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been a regular, and then moved from the neighborhood a decade ago. Since returning, I have been twice recently. Locanda is still spectacular, and sets a standard that makes the many new places with a similar style of cuisine seem like pale imitations.

GG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I keep returning to this place for amazing delicious food. But service was average, we order savers items from menu that was never delivered 🤔

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