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Via Veneto

4.7
4.7
974 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 399-1843

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We do cater to your home, business or private venue, please consider us for your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    We can host your next private event in our beautiful outdoor covered/heated patio, in our intimate indoor Private wine cellar or we can offer you the intimate space as a Buy-Out for up to 150 guests.Please call us and speak to our Private Events coordinator for more informations.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Pier Ave. & Marine St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 974 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Best Ambiance

  • Westside

    Great for fine wines

  • Westside

    Romantic

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  1. I

    Irving

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Way too expensive
  2. FO

    FullerO

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Italian restaurant in Santa Monica!! We had veal scallopini with spaghetti and tomato sauce which wasn’t on the menu but they made it anyway.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had dinner last night and every bite of food was delicious! Excellent service! We will definitely go back to try other dishes in the future.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in an awesome space.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service
  6. S

    Sweetpea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I read the reviews of this restaurant, and I decided on this restaurant because my sin was coming home with his girlfriend and I felt the occasion called for more than the SM staples. I was pleasantly surprised by the quaintness of this restaurant. Our first question was what eine to pick. I like California wines, and the waiter said he thought they were out of it. He brought me a pinor noir, and it was not as full body as other pinor noise I've had, and I have no idea how much the bottle cost...but it was light like what we were ordering. I noticed the color was thin. The bread came and it was just OK. The waiter made us a sampler plate of ravioli. It was exciting. I really enjoyed the different ravioli and I love bolonaise and was looking so forward to it, butvit fell a little short. Of all the Italian Restaurants in town, Guidos has the best..... I wanted to try the dessert but I was too full. The kids ordered the sides-- you can't go wrong with red and white fingerling potatoes. It waa a great experience and I really enjoyed it. It was expensive. The total bill was about $500. So here is what I have to say.. There is Melisse and Citron. Just as expensive and you have a 2-time michelin star chef. FIA, the same. You're paying for something superb. This restaurant is not on that category for the price. Would I go back, yes because it's an amazing atmosphere and very enjoyable, the food is good but know why you're going.
  7. KW

    KWDiner

    Central Coast

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant. The ambiance is fabulous (the chandeliers are magnificent), service is impeccable, wine selection is extraordinary, and the food is amazing. You need to try this place!
  8. PA

    PicoAlaska

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Via Veneto is pricey in the extreme, but those who eat here apparently could not care less. Food & service are at the top of the scale. We have dined here each time we visit Santa Monica and have never been disappointed. The most critical feature, of course, is the cuisine, and its quality is sublime. Personal recommendation (when they offer it): the special consisting of 3 ravioli that is a palette crusher in the nicest sense. You go on from there. At the end, your budget is busted, but do you care?
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. Our waiter was awesome and so helpful, our food was delicious, and the wine was great. 10/10 recommend!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian restaurant in LA!
  11. FC

    FrankC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my sister in law for dinner here with my wife, they loved it and I have to say the prime beef carpaccio with truffles from Alba and the langoustine were both out of this world. Already made plans to come back here with some clients in a few weeks
  12. l

    leslien

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Super incredibly long wait for first course and main. Hours from start to finish
  13. KB

    KellyB

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming, with modern flare. Lots of special touches ! Food fresh and homemade, very authentic! Will be back
  14. j

    jons

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eclectic spot , extensive expensive wine list , tuna/salmon crudo was fine/good , jidori chicken was excellent. Would come back some day. We arrived early for an early reservation while set up was still happening and the gentlemen running the front of the house sat us at a couch on the outside seating w a bottle of water, nice touch.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. FO

    FullerO

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food! My wife had Dover Sole w capers and I had veal ravioli w mushrooms. Both fantastic. So was the salad- very fresh.
  17. DC

    DmitriC

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    We have been to this restaurant before and wanted to return for the beautiful ambience and amazing authentic Italian flavors. We were so disappointed on our second visit. The service was not only poor but unforgiving. The food literally took over an hour to come out. We saw guest after guest get served (a few couples) that arrived well after us. We finally nudged the waiter to check on our order and the food finally came out begrudgingly. It wasn’t so much the fact that the food took a long time it was the attitude and cockiness as if we offended them that we were asking. No apology, no effort to make things right. Now we both lose! The restaurant loses our repeat business; we eat out all the time and recommend places to others because our friends know we dine out often and we lose out on a dining option. Sadly, we will never return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and excellent service. Omar our waiter was truly fantastic and coursed out our meal perfectly. There was never too much food on the table getting cold. Excellent wine list too. Just a great night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Made an open table reservation for 8pm and had to wait 50 minutes to be seated. Watched 2-3 8pm reservations walk in after us and be seated. Was sat outside to wait until table was ready and didn’t get drink orders taken or was not acknowledged for 50 minutes. Food was great but reservation system was disorganized accompanied by lack of communication with guests that are waiting for tables.
  20. DP

    DavidP

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting! Great staff and service! Omar is the BEST! Absolutely delicious. Everything! Can’t wait to return.
  21. D

    Dvfjr

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant- fabulous food and atmosphere
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food! Highly recommended
  24. AP

    AlbertP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a date restaurant
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner, fabulous service. We will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience And the food was amazing!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was great and everyone was very friendly but unfortunately our server was very rude. When my husband y I asked him about his favorite things in the menu, he get annoyed about it, he made the comparison that what we were asking him was if we asked him which car he likes the most. I work in customer service and I know you have to be professional and answer the same questions every time because that’s your job, make people feel welcome and have a great experience but I guess some people don’t understand that yet.
  28. M

    Marilyn

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful delicious dinner celebrating our anniversary
  29. GM

    GMAN1000

    Las Vegas

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit to Via Veneto was as memorable as first. Food was Fab and impeccable service to boot. Highly recommend this quaint and cozy establishment.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just plain wonderful, as always.
  31. CT

    ConservativeTastes

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic pastas and high end steaks. The staff is highly knowledgeable and the food is top notch. Great for a fancy night out or birthday dinner. When we first arrived, I worried that it would be a bit too noisy for a friends’ get together, but that ultimately was not an issue. Can’t wait for a reason to go back!
  32. F

    Foodieplus

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I had heard great things about this restaurant so my expectations were set accordingly. I left believing the food was mediocre and overpriced.
  33. KD

    KathleenD

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far one of our favorite restaurants. They do such a great job with phenomenal service and very authentic Italian food. One of our favorite places to eat is Italy, but when we can’t get there our next favorite is Via Veneto!
  34. JH

    JohnH

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always EXTRAORDINARY. Via Veneto NEVER disappoints. The ambiance, waiter, food was exceptional from start to finish. My wife and I went for her birthday and the Funghi Portobello was exceptional, we then had the Ravioli sampler, 4 decadent varieties of incredibly fresh, amazing, light ravioli with beautifully made sauces and TRUFFLES. My wife had the Dover Sole and I had the Bone in NY which was INCREDIBLE. My wife and I are both foodies, worked in the restaurant business, dine at Capo, Fia, Felix and other five star restaurants in Santa Monica and Venice but both agreed Via Veneto is our FAVORITE. Bravo!!!!
  35. M

    Mike

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best after all these years!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sea urchin pasta is superb.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always..it’s the best! Been a long time customer and have loved it every time! ❤️
  38. m

    mrbill

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Over priced, $30 for appetizers is crazy!
  39. PA

    PACERMANLA

    Los Angeles

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had returned to Via around Christmas time this past year and it brought back such special memories. For whatever reason it had been many years since we had enjoyed an evening. We had been frequenting this establishment for over 20 years and for whatever reason, we had stopped. So the location for Saturday was easy as we had to get our son at the airport. I am so glad we returned and we will continue to return, except more often. I could go on and on about all sorts of details, all positive, but I just wanted to express my overall experience. The restaurant is such a comfortable environment, the waitstaff are totally professional, the quality of the food is outstanding, and as always, Via delivers and makes for a great evening. Today so many restaurants in lA are expensive and you receive mediocre service and food, and especially post pandemic, that seems more the norm. Via is not inexpensive, but compared to what you receive at other restaurants, you are truly receiving what you pay for. We are glad that they have survived the last few year, as so many have failed, and we have rekindled our Via experience and we shall continue to return. It is a wonderful experience. Enjoy!!!
  40. PL

    PatL

    Naples

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service excellent

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Via Veneto using the Order Online button. Via Veneto also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Via Veneto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 399-1843.

Via Veneto is rated 4.7 stars by 974 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Via Veneto

3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pier Ave. & Marine St.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 399-1843

  • Catering

    We do cater to your home, business or private venue, please consider us for your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    We can host your next private event in our beautiful outdoor covered/heated patio, in our intimate indoor Private wine cellar or we can offer you the intimate space as a Buy-Out for up to 150 guests.Please call us and speak to our Private Events coordinator for more informations.

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