Orto Santa Monica
You’ll often find my wife and kids in the restaurant, continuing the culinary legacy of our Italian family. We welcome you with open arms and hope you’ll join us to experience our restaurant.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
We are the perfect spot to celebrate mothers. Quiet and cozy, perfect for large parties also with our two levels of dining space.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
My crab pasta was excellent and so as ahi tuna which was done right. I will go back to Orto.
We dined as a group of four and it was our first time at Orto. The service was gracious and attentive and all of our dishes were wonderful. We will definitely be back.
One of the best Italian in town
Great dinner with good staff. They were nice with kids too. Desserts are great too.
Serene and welcoming, Orto is a solid choice for Italian food a cut above the usual.
Service was unbelievably slow. We left after waiting for our meal for over an hour. The Management did invite us back for an opportunity to make it right. Not sure if well go back, to many things went wrong. We gave our waiter several chances to make it right before we walked out.
Orto has never disappointed and our friends are always happy to be introduced to the
Yummy. Thank you. Will be back
Great food, great service. The only thing missing is valet parking. They really need to have it.
Excellent food, great service, nice family run Italian restaurant – – excellent ambience and moderate noise. A wonderful place for a date where are you wish to engage in conversation print
Great food. Amazing lunch special during the week.
We were early but seated immediately. Many specials not on the menu. Wine selection fair
It was our first time to Orto and the ambience is really nice. We had the "special" sea bass and it was delicious. The branzino was very good as well. It was a really relaxed evening, and we didn't feel rushed at all. It did get a big noisy which made it difficult to hear our conversation at times. We will definitely go back again for another meal.
Waiter was attentive. Food delicious.
Great crew. Meatballs very good Salmon very good Asparagus salad very good. Chocolate dessert fantastic.
I hesitate to review them because it’s going to soon be impossible to get in... right now it’s a hidden Gem!
Listen, we go to Italy a LOT, we know great food.
Orto is on par or better than Nerano, EBaldi, and many of our faves in Roma, Positano,etc.
Forget the Drago Brothers (il Pastaio, etc) ... they’re the McDonalds of dining.
Unbelievably delicious - every
Single thing we ordered. Great service, beautiful room. Loved Orto.
Wait staff was courteous. Food was delicious. We were served in a reasonable amount of time. Nice ambiance too. My husband and I were visiting from the east coast. Our 22 year old son joined us and we all enjoyed the entire meal. For appetizers we got the sea scallops unfortunately this dish only had 2 scallops and we got the Mediterranean smelt, calamari and shrimp with vegetables which was good. For our main dishes we had the filet mignon, veal chop and cavatelli. Although my medium steak came out medium-rare, it was delicious. Everyone enjoyed the meal. When we return for another visit we would love to come back to this restaurant.
Wow, dinner was fantastic. Make sure you order the special Tagliata (New York steak with arugula and Parmesan) and for dessert don’t forget the chocolate dome. Service was also up to par, The wine list and cocktail list are both outstanding. I will definitely go back.
Our 4th time coming to this restaurant! We love everything about it. The food is amazing and the owner is a doll. Can't wait to go back. My veal Chop was superb.
Absolutely incredible food with a wonderful ambiance to match. The negronis, wine and basil gelato were delicious as well!
This is a veryAuthentic Italian restaurant, with superior cuisine. The Pastas were Beautiful flavored. The file was one of the most tender and excellent cuts of meat for it
Valentines dinner and my date is a foodie. She did not know about this place and I heard good things. She was very pleased and I loved the food. Oso Buco Ravioli and Veil chops were amazing. The eggplant Parma was great. I recommend this place.
Absolutely great food! Will come back!
Great neighborhood gem, amazing and fresh food. Happily surprise.
Me and my friends decided to check out this Italian spot in SM. Pasta was delicious and Burrata was amazing. My Italian friends approved 🤞🏻 the service was a bit slow, and after we left, the restaurant charged me a wrong amount. I was supposed to pay 30$, but they charged me 70$. When I called in to figure out what happened, the host told me to fix this problem with the bank?? These people really need a better customer service
very nice dinner. I will definitely come back. Nice gesture...free dessert!
The octopus and pastas were amazing. Love the main dining room with big windows. Andres has nailed it.
ALWAYS AN AMAZING MEAL AND LOVELY ATMOSPHERE. ONE OF MY FAVORITE DINING PLACES
Excellent farm-fresh Italian, beautiful setting and professional service. It's one of our favorite places in town!
The waiter didn’t seem attentive to us. Waited too long to order and rarely checked on us but the food was amazing
Lovely, intimate fine dining. I especially recommend the artichoke and arugula salad with pecorino!
Good food but service was very slow. A couple next to us sat, ate bread and 45 mins later we’re not able to even get a wine list, so they got up and just walked out. Our res was at 7:15 and we didn’t even order till 8:00.
Superb branzino. Terrific service
Excellent service! I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and they surprised us with desert! Very thankful! Excellent atmosphere!
We thoroughly enjoyed our New Years Eve at Otto. The food was outstanding as was the service. We will definitely be back.
Outstanding food and incredible service! We can't wait to go back!
Consistently excellent food based on traditional Italian dishes
We have been there three times and will continue tothere. Friendly and delicious.
I had not been to this restaurant before and did not know what to expect. I booked it primarily because it was open for Xmas in Santa Monica and close to beach, which I wanted. It turned out to be a wonderful and delicious experience, and I would drive to there from Pasadena, where I live, to have dinner any time.