The Tasting Kitchen
The menu changes daily and exemplifies our scratch kitchen philosophy, with pastas made by hand daily, meats cured in-house, produce from the local farmers market, everything made and sold the same day.
We offer handcrafted neo-classical food, epic design and atmosphere, service that is both a guide and companion throughout the experience. Come, ask questions, and enjoy.
The food is amazing and incredibly tasty. It’s expensive though and the dishes are small.
Nice restaurant but too expensive for the food you get. The food is good, but not extraordinary to pay the prices on the menu. The service was great
Food was very disappointing
So happy to finally have had the opportunity to go to this great Venice place. We had the chef's tasting menu--5 courses of nothing but deliciousness! Each time a dish was brought out it was so interesting and tasty. What fun for five foodies. We loved it like going to a grand concert! Thank you for this wonderful evening!
Not as good as normal. Service, food and drinks. Also, not able to sit upstairs
Great little place. Busy late night mid-week. It is pretty loud, so better for smaller groups. Housemade pasta is their strong suit. And pretty decent options for vegetarians.
Very good food but small portions.
Good food and excellent service. A bit on the louder side, but all in all a very nice spot.
Great overall experience and the short rib hash and rosemary French fries were to die for. Might have to make the trek up to LA from OC sooner than later for the hash again 😋
Cool, I’ll definitely go again
I wouldn’t go there again. Food was ok, but really expensive.
We didn’t like the service, the waitress was cold and not nice. The atmosphere was nothing special. Noise level super high.
We had a table of 11 , family dinning style and the food and service was excellent. We weren't rushed and the space between courses was perfect. Overall a great experience with an only minor criticism being that the wine was a little overpriced but I guess for the location & quality its to be expected. Will definitely return :-)
Decided to order the 3 course dinner and only received a very average dinner. Only the steak was good, but that I could have gotten at any decent steakhouse. If you go to tasting kitchen and order a 3 course dinner you expect to eat something you wouldn’t be able to eat anywhere else. At least the main course. In my reservation, I notified them that it’s an anniversary dinner so I expected something less average. They should notify their guest they will only receive an average dinner if they order the 3 course menu. The dishes of the 3 course dinner is not specified on their menu. So it is absolutely on the chef who decides what dish to make for each course. Their 3 course brunch was great. I also had exceptional bone marrow for dinner or an amazing red salmon dish. They should offer an option to pay extra for an unforgettable 3 course dinner instead of a standard 3 course. A 5 course dinner would be simply too much food. I prefer less food but exceptional taste. So it matches the restaurant’s name.
The food was good as always but the service was very very very poor. Our bill was $900 but she gave us the bill of another table which was $2000. Then she never brought our packed leftovers and we had to walk into the kitchen to ask someone to search for it. Never said thank you or good bye. The worst service experience in my history of dining in Venice.
Great Food, Beautiful Atmosphere, Friendly Staff, A little Pricey
Wine ridiculously expensive.
We had the short rib hash and it was delicious. And the toasted bread was the best.
Bravo! One of my favorite places to eat and drink in souther California. Delicious comfort food paired with balanced wines that are expressive of grape varietal and place. And the cocktails are creative, seasonal and fun. Top the experience off with friendly, professional service and and the Tasting Kitchen is where you want to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with family and friends.
I've been going to Tasting Kitchen for years. Something has changed, the food was not good. Had to send one item back. Ordered four items only one was good. I would only go back for drinks and ambiance.
Very creative and interesting space. Amazing craft cocktails. Interesting menu though without extensive choices. I found the food good, but not extraordinary, perhaps because of my selection. I can be a picky eater. We sat upstairs which I highly recommend if a quieter table appeals to you. Downstairs is a happening place but too frenzied for me. Service may be more difficult on second level. Bill was very high... This is more of a special meal place than every day dining.
Great attentive service and amazing food! We come for the aged Balsamic vinegar and radicchio salad but our main dishes never disappoint 👌🏻🙌🏻
We had a group of 7 and did the tasting menu which was amazing! Loved the pastries!
Friends moving to the next phase out life
Food and service were very good. Noise level was horrible.
Great food choices
I had not been to tasting kitchen in 7 years - it was one of the first to serve small plates and it became standard bearer. It was as good now as it was then - truly delicious. Seasonal produce in interesting preparation including corn ravioli. Fabulous tomato salad and rice pudding arancini that were spectacular
Overall disappointing. Hair in my wife's food. Service not up to expectations.
Food and service were amazing! Definitely go with the tasting menu.
Great birthday dinner for my husband. This place is a neighborhood gem!
Really enjoyed. Interesting menu and great service
Great food, waiter was awesome.
This is a restaurant in the very trendy and expensive main street of Venice Beach, and so it is no surprise that it is expensive. And the food was tasty and well-prepared. What we were not prepared for was how small the portions were, given the prices. Some of the pasta dishes we shared were decidedly ungenerous in their size! And the glasses of wine were also small and expensive. The restaurant was noisy, especially downstairs. We appreciated the good cooking and the friendliness and courtesy of the staff, but as visitors to the area, we did not think this was a good value for dining.
All good was perfect. Service was perfect.
The service was great!
Very nice ambiance, quite professional personnel, good choices of options for dinner, I'll just found my "pasta" a little too savory!
I love this place. Very comfortable setting and decorated in rustic Venice wood tones. The food was very good. We had three salads: Burrata, Shisito Peppers and tomato, all fresh and tasty. The Pasta dishes were wonderful too! I particularly likes the pasta with Shrimp and garlic. Best of all the service was exceptional. Elizabeth took great care of us and made the night very easy and pleasant.
We had a gorgeous time for my cousin’s birthday! Exceptional across the board!
4 of us did the 3 course Tasting Menu
We had so much food
Everything was really great
Loved the dinning area, so beautifully lit with the tree
Feels like you’re outside
Every aspect of our experience was delightful. We brought friends who were new to this restaurant and they were wowed. The service, the setting and the amazing food are a winning combination.