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Locanda Veneta

4.8
851 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm - 9:00pm.
Friday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm.
Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm.
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Phone number
(310) 274-1893
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andre Ginekis, Sr.
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Catering
Please call for details on our catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Btw. Robertson and San Vincente
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Parking details
We have our executive Valet Service to serve YOU, that is located right next to Locanda Veneta.
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Special events & promotions
We also cater your private parties, please call for details.
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Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We don't have price fix menu, we don't have price gouging. We offer 12 Specials with some of the best and freshest seafood in town. Call us for your reservation, we can also accommodated large parties. We have been at this location for 30 Years and still going strong.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous in every way.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Consistently excellent food & service. (Thank you, Massimo & co!) There’s a reason why LOCANDA VENETA is our go-to locale to celebrate in a welcoming, intimate setting, where you cay actually have a conversation without having to yell — a sad rarity in restaurants these days.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Cannot recommend highly enough lunch was exceptional, the best risotto I've experienced outside of Italy. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. Relaxed and calm ambience can't wait to visit again next time I'm in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food and nice restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Casual Italian restaurant with great food and very generous portions.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is authentic and delicious. We’ve been going there for years when we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I love this restaurant and always stop for dinner if I'm in LA. The waiter is so knowledgeable on the menu that you get the impression he cooked the meal himself. I hope you decide to try it, you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Get the pear tart!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A sweet and delicious place for before theatre (Wallis) dining.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Lovely restaurant, delicious food and excellent service. Appreciated the parking & valet options, too.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Reservations were honored without any waiting, and we were seated at a very nice private table by the window. The wine list was good, albeit small. Food selections were excellent, and while we did not select the lunch combinations, the overall pricing was reasonable a-la-carte, and the food delicious. The serving sizes were plentiful for a leisurely lunch, and the waiters were friendly and attentive. Locanda could use a full bar.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Delicious food in one of our favourite LA eateries

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This place never disappoints us! We’re italians (from Italy) and the food, the wine, the atmosphere, and Massimo are what always turns our evening into a memorable event! Grazie mille di tutto!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Awesome sauce

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I had gone to Locanda Veneta during DineLA and loved the squid appetizer dish, so I went back for the dinner portion of that dish. It was as outstanding as I recalled. Best squid dish I've ever eaten. The sauteed swiss chard was surprisingly complementary with the squid.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved the food and the wat they run the restaurant !! 👍🏻👍🏻

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Darling restaurant with delicious food. A classic Italian treasure . The service was fantastic. One thing we appreciated is that if you bring a wine and buy a second wine, the corkage fee is waived. That was a nice surprise. Will go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was perfect and they made us feel very special! Great food, atmosphere and service! Will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A local hidden gem. Been coming here for almost 5 years. Never been disappointed. Massimo is at his best. From dairy free soups, amazing eggplant to the best risotto ever with Dungeness crab and soft shell crab. Cant wiat to return.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great service, delicious food, authentic environment. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service and food were outstanding. Stuffed Pork Chip with Poleta was exceptional and homemade pasta with wild boar ragu a masterpiece.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything was excellent from the service to the food. It was prepared creatively and perfectly portioned and seasoned. So enjoyed this meal and can't wait to bring some friends. The wines were wonderful and the recommendations were reasonable.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great as usual!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and wine were great. Service was good but I felt very rushed to vacate the table after 45 minutes.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Good food, but it took an hour from when we ordered to actually being served.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant had everything in it’s favor - excellent service, food, ambience, wine...didn’t feel like Los Angeles. We will be regulars.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

A beautiful restaurant and the perfect place for celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. The most perfect pasta in LA and the intimate ambiance is hard to beat. Looking forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was great! The black truffle risotto was heavenly. I was sad the next morning when I woke up wanting more. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We got engaged here! Was a total surprise but the waitstaff was wonderful... brought us champagne and everything! 💜

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

As always the food was absolutely delicious and the service attentive.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

It was perfect in every way post gallery celebration with the artist. waiter was charming and helpful and personable.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

OMG the food and service here has always been the best. Came here in 1989 for the first time before moving to Los Angeles..and in 1990 we moved here and still dine here. A lot to be said for a place that is still around in this day and age. Wonderful service....Massimo is an absolute delight. Entree portions are generous. I had the Grilled Branzino the other night and it was superb. Food is cooked upon ordering....huge grill. Excellent wines...and the amaretto cheese cake is to die for...home made on the spot.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent all round

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This used to be a super hot restaurant in the 90's with very difficult reservations. The hip investor type restaurants keep popping up but Locanda is here to stay. Excellent food prepared well and served very hot. Charming small Italian space with tables very close but not a problem.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I've known about the place for a long time, but for some reason had never gone. Went on a date there and the food and ambiance was just perfect. Excellent wine, far above average food, great service and diverse clientele. Loved it and will be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

It has that european feel of a small neighborhood gem. Cozy tables, friendly people, and outstanding food and service. House made pastas that are authentic and delicious...loved the ravioli.The real deal like in Italy. Fantastic desserts too.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

this is my go-to restaurant to meet friends and have very good Italian food

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Still one of my all time favorites. Ernesto is a kind, thoughtful waiter. Great wine selection. Everything on the menu is amazing. Great dairy free soups and options. The lamb shank was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great authentic traditional Italian food. It was a surprise birthday celebration for me and they brought out a whole apple tart for the table with ice cream and caramel sauce. Unbelievably great !

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