Via Veneto

4.8
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677 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
An authentic, European style Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of Santa Monica, Via Veneto fuses organic, locally grown & sourced ingredients with the delicious, traditional flavors of Italy.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ludwigp
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cozy placein good location. Good service, fantastic starter 5/5, main coure 4/5.

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vipRichardK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive professional service

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vipGourmetChef
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to for a special occasion. We know each meal will be better than the next. The staff truly wants to keep you satisfied and not worried about their next acting gig. Highly recommend this restaurant, it’s the best in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. It’s small quaint and beautiful chandeliers. The wait staff was wonderful. One of the ratings talked about noise but obviously it wasn’t noisy but I didn’t know really how to rate that. They only serve wine and beer so we went out to a drink beforehand and brought her own bottle of wine. The food was definitely memorable. Everybody loved their meal. I would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Love this place

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HHKim
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is amazing! I may even go as far and say the best Italian in LA. Service here has not been always great in the past, but it was really good this time. I really love this place! Always a treat and a delight!

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vipRohanB
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was fantastic, we absolutely loved it.

Problem was I asked for a Veno which was $90 bottle, they were out. Server brought us couple of other bottles and told us they were similar Taste and price range. Masi Compo and IL Bruciato Tenuta. We chose masi compo 2015 assuming it was similar price range as server told us. When we received our check it was $187 for a bottle. It made no sense, felt we were ripped of. Should have checked our check while we were still there not after leaving. Paid $475 for 3 people all of us vegetarians shared food and one bottle of wine.

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DjordjianaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Best food ever! Delicious

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homerandmarge
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff were attentive and super friendly. food was excellent. they really looked after us.

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vipLaDona
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - the best ravioli, spaghetti with langostine & botarga! Extremely nice server and staff. I love VV!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just got married and we wanted a special night to ourselves. It’s perfect. It’s great if you really want to feel like you had a real Italian meal in Rome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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vipnancy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent .. I would suggest lowering the volume on the music!

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vipgourmand
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants on the west side. Food, service, ambiance make for a wonderful evening every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious food. My girlfriend and I had a very romantic night here and she loved everything we ordered !

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vipDrewL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I was charged $48 per person for a ravioli tasting appetizer, even though I only ordered two portions to be shared among the four of us. Not wanting to embarrass my guests when the check arrived, I waited until two days later to return to Via Veneto and explain the situation, but they said that nothing could be done. Too bad. We’ve been dining there for years and have recommended the restaurant to many friends. Never again though. Addio Via Veneto.

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vipebhmalibu
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, may be best Italian in LA. You pay for it, however, expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and great service will be coming back soon !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipDiana11111
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We cleaned out plates. Portion sizes are small . We went for Valentine’s Day and they really packed the place with tables. It was kind of disappointing and took away from the evening. However I would come back here again

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always very good, nice service. Two things today was that our ravioli sampler platter...that we always order
and is so good came out on cold plates, which makes the last raviolis cold by the time you eat them.
Our food also came out too fast, just took the last bite and then the next dish came out, like they wanted that next seating a bit too fast...considering we showed up 30 minutes before our reservation.
That said always enjoy going there. Next time I'll tell them to warm up the plates.

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vipTSC5
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food in a small well decorated restaurant. But, and it’s a big but - ridiculously expensive. With a modest bottle of wine you can expect to easily exceed $300 for dinner for two.

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DianaS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Pricey though. I will go here on special occasions, but too pricey to be local neighborhood hang.

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ReneeT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been there in Years, I have to say it was amazing food and ambience !!!
Great Place very romantic ;)

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vipGourmetChef
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For years this restaurant has been our go-to for special occasions for date night as well as entertaining with family and friends. Always consistent with great service, from the greeting at the door, wait staff and of course the fabulous food. It’s the best of the best!

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ChippM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall pleasant dining experience. Will return. Small venue. Tiny table for 2. Engineering required to get plates on table. Hard to compete with neighboring conversations once restaurant fills up. (Not an issue for early bird diners) Interesting menu. Pricey but not outlandish for high quality but smallish entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Loved the seafood risotto.

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LinB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a real Italian restaurant! We felt we were back in Italy! The service is great, the ambience wonderful and the food is excellent!! Via Veneto has an amazing wine menu as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DarleneC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was superb, ravioli ed buono, branzino yum, will recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Deliberate scam with the bill! Avoid these guys. They have good food and reasonable prices, mid $30 for a pasta, BUT they offer you specials at the table and then don’t mention the price! The pasta special was $100!! Don’t go near them.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant. I love it there.

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vipMitch
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good however a bit pricey compared with other Italian restaurants in the near by vicinity. The menu was also seemed quite limited compared to other established eateries. The staff was friendly but the restaurant itself is quite small and (party of 5) couldn't help but feel cramped.

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vipeddiespaghetti
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Tuesday evening, and the place was half-full, so the noise level was very low.

Overall, it was outstanding! Word to the wise: the Tomahawk Steak can feed four people.

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vipLadoodie
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always outstanding. Truly, you cannot go wrong with the food. Wine list is overly pricey though

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vipStanT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster ravioli was awesome

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vipPalisadesGal
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go there. Food outstanding, service perfect, fun to people watch. The veal chop is marvelous but this time I had the Dover sole and it couldn’t have been better. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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vipErinL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Exceptional. Service. Food. Atmosphere. Food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a friend to Via Veneto for his birthday to celebrate him. There were 2 vegetarians in the group. All of us were very pleased with how delicious the food was. Service was wonderful. Definitely come back.

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Fancyfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service

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Via Veneto is rated 4.8 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

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