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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:00 PM
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The Tasting Kitchen

4.6
1092 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
The Tasting Kitchen is an eclectic mix of food, atmosphere and clientele, capturing the heart & soul of New American dining. The dimly lit dining room is the ultimate in intimate upscale dining while remaining a place you would be comfortable finishing a bottle of wine with friends until closing time.
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, and everything made and sold the same day.
We offer handcrafted neo-classical food, epic design and atmosphere, and service that is both a guide and companion throughout the experience. Come, ask questions, and enjoy
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:30pm - 12:00am
brunch Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 392-6644
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Casey Lane
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Catering
Please contact The Tasting Kitchen.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Venice
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Parking details
Valet is available for $7.00, street parking also available on adjacent streets
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Praveena Anandraj for special events: praveena@thetastingkitchen.com
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1092 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The tasting kitchen posted I was a no show on open table which is incorrect. Whoever is responsible for reservation review made a mistake on my attendance.

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AllyW (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was really good! The only thing I didn't love was the scallop crudo, wasn't exciting, I thought I thought it needed more flavor, and the pieces were cut a bit too thick for my liking. It's pretty pricey, appetizers are over $20. We both got pasta entrees, both very good. They have a fun cocktail menu. Service is good and quick. My biggest complaint would have to be how extremely loud is it inside, you borderline have to shout to talk to the person across the table from you.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I would be happy to review this property, but am getting frustrated at the way in which this site operates. I can never tell whether I am booking through open table or not, even if I am directed to your site and as a result I never seem to be awarded any dining points for booking.

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GinaH 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Tasting menu at $75 is overpriced for quality of food. Very salty and not much variety.
Deserts were good.

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vipFrancis (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Bread, drinks and appetizers were awesome. The pastas were both quite over salted, and I tend to like salty food. We've eaten here multiple times - this dinner seemed to be an exception to the normally otherwise fantastic restaurant.

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scarlett (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Abbot Kinney is a great strolling street. We thought we made a good lunch choice. Unfortunately, we sat too close to the music and I missed a lot of our conversation. The menu is interesting but I wasn't thrilled with most of the choices. My chicken salad sandwich was the greasiest and messiest one I've ever had, a two napkins sandwich, and I've enjoyed other croque madames more than this one. I would definitely go back but I'll pay more attention to what I order. We enjoyed the ambiance.

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Mami (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It is nice for dating with husband !!
Delicious and good ambience

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely. Brought our dog, staff was welcoming. Always good food.

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HayatoR (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Terrible ambience - too noisy and cramped space. Food is too salty and menu is extremely confusing. Overpriced for bad food and subpar experience

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Lovely dinner, great service and the restaurant is beautiful!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The pasta were absolutely delicious and filling. Definitely the best I’ve had in years.

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LASara (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The Tasting Kitchen remains a go-to spot for a fun dinner out. The atmosphere is a little loud, but it's a great place for drinks and the food is always good. My favorite way to enjoy this place is at the communal tables, having small bites with drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The branzino is amazing! Watch out for the bones!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service! Amazing atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

My wife and I had an amazing experience. Noise level was considerable louder downstairs than upstairs

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vipStef (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Ambiance was great! The food was way over priced and pretty average. Food portion was very small. We don’t think we would ever go back there again.

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hailey (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

i ordered born marrow and shrimp pasta, and more.
i love the food and cozy and trendy ambiance.
the price was not as high as expected by yelp. and the amount of the menu was not as small as expected.
i mean the price and the amount of the food???that was ok.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

The service was great and food was oh so delicious! The staff was very knowledgeable. I love this space. I’ve had drinks here years ago and couldn’t wait to get back and check out their dinner. So tasty and well executed. Will have to try chefs choice next time.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Was with a friend but this is the perfect type of restaurant to go out on a date. Smaller portions but the flavor combinations were spot on. Definitely going back

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