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About Locanda Veneta

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.

8638 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Cross Street:
Btw. Robertson and San Vincente

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 274-1893

Website:
http://www.locandaveneta.net/

Catering:
Please call for details on our catering.

Parking Details:
We have our executive Valet Service to serve YOU, that is located right next to Locanda Veneta.

Executive Chef:
Andre Ginekis, Sr.

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We also cater your private parties, please call for details.

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Locanda Veneta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Authentic (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very Old School has n the best way.
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Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent all round

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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 !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Nice wine pours!
We devoured a burrata appetizer and each had a pasta dish. Both were fresh, delicious, and expertly prepared. The atmosphere is fun and cozy. I will be back soon!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

It’s been there a long time. It knows what it’s doing. This can go either way— a “tired” feeling, a “wise” feeling. We wanted quiet, cozy, good food. Not a “scene.” We loved it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in L. A. Locanda Veneta does a superb job with Italian classics, but also offers dishes that one rarely sees outside Italy, like calamari grilled with swiss chard -- spicy, light and incredibly flavorful --or a whole deboned chicken with fresh lemon sauce. Service is very friendly and prompt. A real gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The special Alfredo-style pasta with sea urchin and caviar was one of the most delicious pastas I have ever had.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent food, outstanding service, comfortable and quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

ALWAYS excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been going to Locanda since it opened 30 years ago and you never get tired of the greatness of every aspect of the restaurant

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Locanda Veneta never disappoints; they have the best spaghetti I have ever had and a really good wine list. I would recommend for any foodies that want to enjoy an authentic Italian restaurant with great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

After so many years it's still one of the best Italian food in town.
No matter what you order, it's always good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Perfecto.. food, service, ambiance, and we could converse in a normal speaking voice. A very pleasurable restaurant — definitely plan to come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

You can always count on a fabulous meal and great service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was fair and the food was good. I would go back again - but stick with pastas only.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had the veal dish ...way too tough and overly drenched in wine sauce .
Wife's fish was dry and flavorless !
At those prices, I expected for better cuisine! Do not plan on returning!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great restaurant. Every meal is perfect. Ambiance is is great, too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic Italian food and wine!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful, reliable, welcoming, warm. A perennial favorite.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We love this neighborhood place. The food is always outstanding and the staff is attentive. This is one of our go to places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Birthday dinner and it was great! Food is always perfect. Great service. Comfortable seating.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

"Traditional Italian restaurant" would be a good description of it. From its lay out and decoration, non sofisticated, to the Menu offer and style of recipes and preparations. It was exactly what we were looking for: just some well done pasta and a good bottle of italian wine.
Good experience, good food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

under new ownership and thankfully they have maintained the same recipes and standard of excellence. The food is outstanding. Branzino this time. Excellent. Definitely a dish I will order again.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

90° outside and AC wasn’t working properly. A little warm and stuffy. The waiter explaining their AC doesn’t work very well. They also seem to serve large table or so of staff from Cedars-Sinai Hospital across the street, so atmosphere is more business than intimate. But the food is distinctive and well done.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food and ambience. I have been eating there for many years and never disappointed

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Iconic resturant always consistently great. The food outstanding. Great atmosphere but not stuffy instead fun and interesting. From rock stars to pro athletes to tv and radio personalities. But still very comfortable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love this staple, Home made pasta all the way, Felt as if i were back in Italy

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food great service relaxing atmosphere. Only downside is expensive wine. That's okay because next time I will bring my own.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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