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The Tasting Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1931 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
THE TASTING KITCHEN POP UP AT GHISALLO ! 1622 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica.
Beginning Monday April 3rd continuing Monday - Thursday until the Tasting Kitchen is back and running. A menu featuring some of the Tasting Kitchen's greatest hits and also Ghisallo's award winning neapolitan pizzas. All breads and pizza dough courtesy of Jyan Isaac bread.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 399-4060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Travis Passerotti

  • Catering

    Please contact <br />sabrina@thetastingkitchen.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact sabrina@thetastingkitchen.com

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    TTK x Ghisallo - 1622 Ocean Park blvd<br />Santa Monica 90405<br />

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,931 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Mediterranean

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  1. kudzu

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for our dinner reservation and the restaurant was closed with a handwritten sign on the door saying they were closed for the day for repairs. We did not receive any notification from the restaurant in any fashion - No email no call no text no message through open table. We messaged them asking why we hadn’t been informed of the closure and they had said there was a fire the night before and that we’re sorry they hadn’t reached out sooner (they technically did not reach out, we did). I do have sympathy for them, there was a fire and that I am sure was a stressful situation. However, by not taking the time to reach out to us and let us know they were closed, highlights their lack of empathy towards their guests, or lack of organization, or that they are understaffed, or some characteristic that would make a dining experience poor.
  2. CatG

    Monterrey

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great good, ambience and service. They sat us alomost 1 hr late after our reservation time.
  3. BlakeA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never gets old. Great vibe and great tasting menu.
  4. Mystars

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolute rubbish. Used to be very good. Staff clearly extremely untrained. Kitchen is a mess. Restaurant is dirty. They need new management - so disappointing. Ordered spaghetti pomodoro, and 2 egg dishes and one flat white. Restaurant had maybe 5 tables seated and tons of staff wandering around. 35 minutes later got one macchiato? And one disgusting salty butter pasta that was inedible. No one comes to check for 5 mins so I take the pasta to a server to have the order corrected. 30 mins later the server comes over and says that spaghetti will be right out - is there anything else I can get you? Yes! Where is the rest of our food???? Oh…. Um let me go check. 15 minutes later no food, we walked out.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe, our server was attentive and the food was great. Highly recommend the bolognese. Shout out to their table bussing staff, so attentive on clearing dishes between meals and providing new silverware, they brought my rating from a 4 start to a 5.
  6. Natalie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Ordered the raddichio salad - barely any dressing. The mussels were delicious. The mushroom papperdelle pasta came with bacon which didn't mesh well. The bolognese papperdelle was too rich and barely had any sauce and was very salty. Very overpriced and not worth your money for the quality.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally the best!!! Had been there a few times and the shrimp pasta and the seasonal menu is so good and fresh. Went there for my birthday this week and our waiter Oscar was so kind and new lots about the food! The desserts are always so amazing make sure to try one!
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unreal
  9. susubaby

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Matt, our server was amazing! The meal was divine!, we felt the portions were a little small. Left us wanting more! Fresh pasta, house made bread, and the hazelnut chocolate olive oil cake. We will definitely be back.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing place for a date. The prosciutto and burrata dish is a must order and the ambience was so cool
  11. JackE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was well prepared and excellent. Best risotto we have ever eaten.
  12. KatyH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails here. Love the ambiance and the service is fantastic .
  13. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible arugala salad and carpaccio followed by Duck and Pork mains. Great atmosphere and good service. Can't wait to go again!
  14. Megotrend

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come for the craft cocktails, order the amazing house made pasta, and stay for the delicious desserts! You can’t go wrong!
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pricey but underrated brunch
  16. GianninaR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    We had a very romantic dinner, we really enjoyed dinner.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine
  18. TahooraI

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    It was super disappointing service. We didn’t get our water or drinks or food for a long time. For the price of this place, it was very inefficient and I wouldn’t go again.
  19. FrauleinM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The tasting kitchen definitely upped their game in the food category. Loved the Sea Bass, Bucatini, pork loin. Service was not great, however. It seemed like they had only one person manning the whole upper floor and he was just too busy to check in. Would have loved to order dessert but he never came around so we got the check.
  20. MarcellaV

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazed by the food!!! such a wonderful experience!!
  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    We did the chefs tasting menu and
  22. JoAnne

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. We did did the tasting menu and it was a great experience. The celery soup was my favourite
  23. Lennyb

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An amazing food experience. We did the 4 course pre fix dinner. Wow, just great.
  24. JorgeG

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Six of us met up for a birthday. The food was great and the wine pairing recommendations were excellent. I thought we had ordered 3 different bottles of wine but apparently our server poured us a 4th given we were enjoying one of them so much. Still worth it.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED The Tasting Kitchen! Great Ambiance. Our server was absolutely amazing. The chef removed the sage/brown butter ravioli from the menu the night before which was a bit disappointing BUT the server explained that it happens because they source local fresh ingredients (a big plus). The pasta bolognese was quite possibly the best I’ve ever had which prompts the question: What ravioli??? She also recommended a starter (prosciutto, puff-bread and burrata, delicious) and provided three wine recommendations from the sommelier both of which were fabulous. My scallops were cooked perfectly as was my companions flat iron steak. I cannot say enough good things about this delightful restaurant.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!!
  27. GregR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food was stellar - a couple delicious wrinkles to classic Italian dishes that were delicious; Paccheri and Striped Bass. Mussels were served in a delicious, unique broth with a hint of fennel - sublime. Great wine list completed a perfect dinner.
  28. MinaY

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much delicious food for $140. We were absolutely stuffed after the five course chef’s menu. Staff was very attentive and kind
  29. MuratS

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a bit different but yet still very tasty. Go to Italian cooking with the California edge. Never disappoints.
  30. LaurieS

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing. Portions size was difficult to gage when ordering but everything was delicious. Desserts were amazing. Save room!
  31. Dave

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service. Great Food. Absolutely do the TTK/per person and let the chef send you what wants.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious!
  33. GlennB

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding all around, both service and food and ambiance.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The worst experience ever. Never going here again! Rude staff and slow service.
  35. Matthew

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Lied about having a non- pri fixe menu, gave us ridiculously small portions, we were celebrating a birthday that wasn’t acknowledged, just a terrible experience. Had to go for pizza after because we didn’t have enough to eat.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    New Years Eve festive and fun. Very early seating, great staff. Food not hot.
  37. Cathy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    My son was home from college and we were celebrating. We wanted an interesting experience and have heard great things about the Tasting Kitchen. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t the right night for us. We ordered the TTK dinner. The chef forgot about us after the 2nd course. It was a Thursday night and not completely packed. We probably should have said something sooner, but we don’t like to complain. We are more focused on the experience and spending time together. The waitress was great and reminded the chef about our order. He sent out a complimentary dish “spicy spaghetti”. It was fine, but none of us were impressed. We looked at the orders around us and they looked much more interesting than what the TTK dinner turned out to be. Our order was taking so long we just wanted to leave. Such a bummer!! Tables that arrived after us were leaving before we received the 3rd of the 4 courses. Not what you want when you are out celebrating with your college kids, both cook and we’re excited about trying this place. I’m also not sure if the deposit for our reservation went towards our bill or not. That would add $100 to the bill. I don’t know. I can tell that this restaurant is pretty amazing, but definitely don’t trust the chef with the TTK dinner. Seriously so disappointing. I’m not one to write a negative review, but had to for this one:(
  38. Fineshmeker

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Overpriced and overrated
  39. MilesD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, some items really stood out such as the flat iron and the pasta. Overall though everything was a bit overpriced
  40. CristinaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was fantastic with my mom!!! And the food was devine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Tasting Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1931 OpenTable diners.

The Tasting Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Road, Venice, CA 90291

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    TTK x Ghisallo - 1622 Ocean Park blvd<br />Santa Monica 90405<br />

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Travis Passerotti

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 399-4060

  • Catering

    Please contact <br />sabrina@thetastingkitchen.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact sabrina@thetastingkitchen.com

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