Rosti - Santa Monica

4.3
60 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ro – STI; pronounced (Row-stee) Short for Rosticceria, An informal Italian countryside kitchen or restaurant. It all started as a love affair with smell of fresh herbs and feel of hand-picked garden vegetables. Rosti Cuccina Italiana is a transplant of simple Tuscan countryside cooking where fresh herbs and wholesome ingredients will marry one another and create a delightful experience. Our trained chefs start with Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Sweet Basil, Garlic and Marjoram as our star ingredients and then add the finest Meats, Seafood, Pasta and Cheeses to complete the picture allowing all those flavors to do their dance on the palate.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 60 people are saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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KimberlyF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time trying Rosti, and chose it primarily for its great location close to The Broad Stage (pre-show dinner). Very happily impressed with the food. First, selection: it's a HUGE menu with full slates of regular, gluten free and vegetarian options. Second, what we ordered (2 seafood-centric pastas and a pizza) was delicious. Service was crisp and attentive. And the bill was a pleasant surprise: excellent total experience at a very fair price. Also, it felt safe: Omicron-friendly outdoor seating on the adjacent sidewalk.

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vipAyalM
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Outdoor is nice. Would never sit indoor (feels like fast food indoors). Food very average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing ! I just felt rushed at end like they wanted us to leave so they could go home. Employee also yelled my name super loud talking about me saying I wasn’t there for my reservation when she was our server lol and sat us . But great food !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Friendly staff. Delicious meal.

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Kc135mom
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite spot to meet my brother for lunch!
Most recently we shared an amazing prosciutto pie and a plate of cheese ravioli with a spicy tomato sauce. Wonderful!

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vipBiotech
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This has a definite Cafe dining feel for ambiance. Their takeout business is booming while the dine in experience is lacking. Not for lack of effort by the overwhelmed staff they did their absolute best.
Their much highlighted Chicken dinner was a disappointment, very dry, potatoes either undercooked or burnt and Brussel sprouts weren't done correctly either. I wish I ordered the seafood pasta as my partner did as it was truly delicious! The appetizer, grilled artichoke was good too. For dessert we took the Apple torte and Boston cream pie to go, both very good.

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RickH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great easy going place. Large portions and plenty of gf options for individuals with celiac.

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Birdie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, with good food and excellent service. I highly recommend Rosti.🙂

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Heinzy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us at dinner had different dishes. The margherita pizza, chopped vegetable salad and chicken roasted. All of us were satisfied, service was excellent and the bill did not kill me. Worthwhile dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food had no seasoning! No favor!

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Loud, slow service

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. I had guests from out of town and everyone left happy and stuffed.

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vipJulieF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service.

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vipBikesponsor
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rosti just keeps getting better and better. Solid through the shutdown, great new outside dining....food is always great. Service here is amazing with a truly dedication staff.

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vipJethro
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Extremely slow service!

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ronG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfy outdoor dining and helpful staff. Lots of available side dishes.

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Sweets75
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the shade on a beautiful afternoon. Service was great — everyone was wearing masks and practicing safety measures. Food was delicious! Harvest roasted veggie salad was amazing, as was the chicken piccata. Great portion sizes too. Looking forward to going back!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The food used to be delicious. Perhaps the chef died.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good food!

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vipAnnM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

EXTREMELY disappointing. Don’t go.
The food is not good.
My starter of Tuna Tartare was not seasoned.
The main course of Chicken Parmesan was barely ok, the side dishes were spectacularly bad. Roasted Brussels sprouts were inedible and I cannot believe they ever saw an oven, they were over cooked and tasted boiled. I did not eat them. None of my guests ate their sides.
The crispy calamari were so rubbery we had to send them back.
Can’t remember such an awful dining experience.

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kschett
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large portions, outdoor and indoor seating. The seating isn’t the most comfortable and we had issues with our table being set up on uneven ground. Service was good.

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

food slow out of the kitchen and inadequate staffing

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vipFrankLovesEating
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful garlicky fare! Pizza was great, pastas nicely cooked, mussel broth especially delicious. Shady street side table was quiet enough for two diners with hearing aids.

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vipWestLALady
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for a friend. Food choices were excellent. The dinner salads are amazing. Order the full size snd take half home for lunch tomorrow. We will be back.

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered one of the dinner salads with turkey as I have in the past. Except this time it was not freshly cooked and chopped turkey, but lesser quality pressed turkey slices that you normally use for sandwiches! Yuck

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food served cold

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ChristaP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was yummy, the service friendly, and the ambiance perfect!

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TanyaP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting Santa Monica. Rosti was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. We sat outside and had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent even though they were short staffed! The food was outstanding! Our family is gluten-free and we had pizza and pasta. Some of the best we’ve ever had! Also had their gluten-free chocolate chip cookies....soooo good!
We will definitely be back the next time we’re in LA!!

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vipMearle
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can always count on a good meal. Great choices and good options for
Vegetarians and Vegans.

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vipAnjaliK
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has so much to choose from! The food was absolutely delicious & the servings were generous. Great staff, location, & and phenomenal food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little restaurant within 200 ft of where we were staying in Santa Monica. The food was good the service was good and the ambience was wonderful.

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MariK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was okay. Service was okay, the flies were annoying and biting me

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant evening and our server was FANTASTIC!
Thank you!

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Pali
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very noisy, tables too close together and generally uncomfortable. Would not return unless could sit outside. Food was good but hard to enjoy.

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LeahW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server, and the food was fantastic! We were lucky enough to be sat early for our reservation. I am sure that's not always the case, but it was awesome :) The food was SO good, and we will of course be coming back.

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Sls970
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We chose this restaurant because it had a full specific vegan menu. When my daughter ordered a specific pizza off the vegan menu she took a bite and immediately knew it wasn’t vegan. Unacceptable. What if this was an allergy.

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CarolV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service!

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vipDoctorD
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whenever I try a new Italian restaurant I always order spaghetti and meatballs. If the spaghetti is al dente, the sauce rich and flavorful and the meatball has a spicy, discernible taste then I will be back. I will be back to Rosti.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food , atmosphere was very appealing , staff was very well courteous.

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vipKathyG
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the food and the very friendly service. Yummy bread and Original Italian food :)

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rosti - Santa Monica using the Order Online button. Rosti - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 393-3236.

Rosti - Santa Monica is rated 4.3 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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.