Locanda Veneta

4.8
1180 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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vipAZSF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAlexL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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BenoitM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
63 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
11 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
18 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
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chilean seabass was superb.

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LindaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm, friendly and professional service. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Cozy ambience

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vipSethH
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know it’s horrible as I leave so close to Locanda but haven’t been in forever. That’s going to change now. The food was spectacular. Our party had the Osso Buco, Truffle Raviole, Chicken Parm, and the special: Wild Boat Pappardele. Everything was beyond delicious. Our server was brilliant. Before you can even ask a question he said “Yes”. If you are even thinking about coming here just do it. If you have a bad tone or the food isn’t to your liking you can personally come to my home and hit me. You’re not going to do that.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service the food was amazing and all in all it was a wonderful experience

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SusanM
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, walking distance from Cedars Sinai. Food was amaze!

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vipBarbaraS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great - my friend and I shared a salad, the seabass special and green beans. The food and service were terrific!

We chose to sit outside, and 3rd street was pretty noisy with traffic and ambulances, though.

Otherwise, a perfect evening.

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MITCHELLB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at Locanda Venetta for 25 years at least. Last night I drive a considerable distance to dine here. Every thing from the bread in the table the Baratta Capressi, my pasta bolognese & Key lime tort was nothing short of fabulous. Saying YUM out loud between bites could be heard all over the restaurant. Much better than RAO’s which was the worst. I highly recommend the fab dining experience.

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vip3AwesomeGSDs
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the server was helpful.

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vipDavidS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always delicious food great service. Hope they survive post pandemic

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Rian
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great, long-established Italian restaurant on 3rd St that is both authentic and very under-the-radar considering how wonderful the food is and how attentive the staff is. Highly recommended.

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MarcieBee
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great food and service! Yum!!! Will certainly return!

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vipJakeM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre and his team are terrific people and Andre is a fabulous chef. I have enjoyed Locanda Venegas for 34 years and it’s has never disappointed.
In my opinion this is the best Italian restaurant in West Los Angeles and I hope it sees another 34 years.
Thank you for all you do.

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JorJi
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genial service, terrific food, cozy and intimate space.

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vipBarbaraD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was awful.

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Wesley
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stumbled upon this place while doing a google search for the restaurant next door. What a serendipitous event. This place had amazing reviews and who doesn't love Italian? That said, though I am typically not a fan of 5 star reviews, I must say that Locanda is a hidden gem. The food was absolutely amazing ... far better than I even anticipated, the service was very friendly and we felt very comfortable. We had the grilled calamari and Ceaser salad as appetizers and the lasagna and lamb shank with polenta for our main entrees, and they were to live for! As for wine, try the Tuscan, its perfect with Italian. We are definitely going back for another visit and I highly recommend giving it a try. You will be very delighted.

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vipRojo
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a relaxing and wonderful meal. The food was incredible from the calimari to the pappardelle to the tiramisu. The atmosphere was so comfortable and the service could not have been better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The pasta sauce was too heavy for my taste. My friend’s steak was poor quality. The desserts were excellent.

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb! Highly recommended!!

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MaryM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and homey. The eggplant roll up alone is worth the trip.

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service!

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 4.8 stars by 1180 OpenTable diners.

Locanda Veneta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://locandaveneta.net/Los-Angeles-Locanda-Veneta-gift-cards?&domain=locandaveneta.net.

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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