Locanda Veneta

4.8
935 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be open from 11 AM to 2:30 PM for Lunch and from 5:00 PM to 9:30PM for Dinner. Bring your Valentine to Locanda Veneta for the Best Italian Dinner in Los Angeles. We DO NOT have a Prefix Menu, we will have 12 Fresh Specials and our Regular Menu. No Corkage will be allowed. Buon Appetito.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous choices for dine in l.a. I had their calamari for a starter and stuffed pork chop. Key lime and tiramisu desserts were a great way to end the meal. I will be back next month to shared the experience with others.

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GF
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very cozy neighborhood Italian restaurant run by a real Italian. Food is down to earth and their pasta dishes were outstanding. They also had this pesto with the bread that was out of this world good. I would have rated them a bit higher for food but the Branzino I ordered was not fresh and smelled, and tasted off so I only had two bites off it. I guess I should have complained and returned it but Massimo was such a nice host I couldn't bear telling him the fish was off. But all the other dishes the four of us had were very good.

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a
Los Angeles
231 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us went to Locanda Veneta to celebrate a birthday (I chose Locanda based on the high Open Table ratings). Locanda lived up to my expectations as we had an amazing meal. As fate would have it, DineLA had just started, so three of us ordered off the DineLA menu; we were amazed at the quantity and quality of the food. Everyone was extremely pleased with their orders and the portions were very filling. Our server, Jessica, was very friendly and attentive and helped make our evening special.

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R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. I have been dining there for over twenty years.

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AF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time for lunch during the week and the soup and salad option is delicious. Great option for anyone visiting Cedars.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Considering it was NY Eve, service and food are worth a return! I would think most nights are less noisy and less celebratory. (lots of wine being served) Nice wine list as well!

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B
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend this place.

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DL
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and ambiance. Fun place to celebrate a birthday!

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IA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and reliable after all these years- food and service were top notch

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Great!

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W
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always excellent reliable Italian in an intimate low key setting. One of go-to LA restaurants whenever I’m in town.

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A
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The food is great and the atmosphere is wonderful. The Chilean Sea Bass melted in my mouth. The asparagus soup is incredible. It’s all great and special every time. Thanks Andre!

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve come here at least once every year whether we are on vacation, celebrating a birthday or as we were last night, an anniversary’s The food is always excellent and authentic! The ambience is great for a romantic evening and the staff is lovely.

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M
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service.
Attentive staff

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to Italian spot where I know the food is always delicious. Family owned. The best!

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D
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out to dinner for pre-holiday celebration. Food and service were spectacular, as usual. Waiter was Mossimo who did an excellent job. Thank you.

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DL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

a lovely local restaurant Very delicious food, a neighborhood feel Highly recommended

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JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our all-time favorite spots for a date or special occasion! The food is always spectacular and love the ambiance.

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a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Locanda Veneta was outstanding as always.
Delicious antipasti, pastas and wonderful desserts, accompanied by excellent wines.
Service was top-notch and fun with Massimo, Orlando, and Edgar.

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G
Los Angeles
267 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, outstanding food. Wonderful shrimp salad, delicious mushroom pasta and veal Milanese. Great bread and pesto dipping sauce

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RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently I rediscovered this restaurant. Its been here for 30+ years. Better than I remembered. Highly recommend!

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D
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Jon-Marc and Mossimo, and Jessica are excellent. Food is always perfect. One of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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CV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday celebration. The food was excellent. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my "goto" places in LA. Never disappoints!

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D
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service always.

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E
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food... nice people in a NYC type of atmosphere. I go there often your gonna love this place.

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GD
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place. Food is cooked to order. Staff (Massimo) is absolutely amazing. Just like a family member. The kitchen is ridiculously clean. Can’t wait to go back.

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H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Would highly recommend. The level of attention paid to the patrons rivals most high priced restaurants. The food is excellent. A must go.

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T
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Locando Veneta, across the street from Cedars. Small Italian restaurant with a good selection of pasta and chicken dishes. We had a pasta with Shrimp sauce, and the Papdendell with a meat sauce. With wine, and a shared salad, we spent about $120.
Valet parking was necessary on this busy street.

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JM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on an outstanding meal, great wine and excellent service!

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F
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took my mother here for her 75th birthday and had a fantastic evening and meal. My kids are horrible eaters and were catered to as well. Very flexible staff and such good Italian food.

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SS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific restaurant in every way. Whether you select pasta, fish, poultry or meat...you will be very happy. Everything is fresh and well prepared. Ditto on the wine selections. It is not a large place....maybe 12 tables for four. This gives it intimacy. The staff is accommodating and makes everyone feel welcomed. Locanda Veneta of our favorites in LA.

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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Very attentive staff. The food was amazing. Will definitely go back and recommend to anyone who loves great Italian food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. Sat in the corner by the window & watched the hustle & bustle of the day turn into a quiet evening. Food absolutely delicious. Service wonderful.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and he service was amazing!! We went for a birthday and it was perfect!

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PV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious, great service & ample portions.

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P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Used to be a top level northern Italian restaurant. It's gotten a bit shabby, and the food has slipped in quality. Service is still excellent.

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ES
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices. The service is great and perfect for special occasions.

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YL
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly an LA classic old school Italian, serving great food at great prices. Location is good as is service and ambience. I would def return

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EK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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