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Via Veneto, Santa Monica, CA
Via Veneto, Santa Monica, CA
Via Veneto, Santa Monica, CA
Via Veneto, Santa Monica, CA
Via Veneto, Santa Monica, CA

Via Veneto

4.9
4.9
1032 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
An authentic, 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm 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 1,032 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Great for fine wines

  • Los Angeles

    Good for special occasions

  • Westside

    Best Service

  • Westside

    Best Ambiance

  • Westside

    Great for fine wines

  • Westside

    Romantic

  • Westside

    Good for special occasions

1,032 Reviews
  1. TryThisMaybe

    Chicago

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant! The food is excellent. We have been here repeatedly over several years— consistently gourmet Italian food. Had the pumpkin ravioli. Delicious. My husband had the veal limone- best anywhere. The cacio pepe, fabulous. The desserts are authentically Italian— which means not gooey, creamy— they are true Italian desserts. This is a restaurant worth visiting. And they have valet parking too! It’s worth the investment.

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  2. meis

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was wonderful and attentive service all around and a lovely ambiance.

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  3. EricZ

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. thought the corkage fee was a bit high. But, looking at the wine list markups, I understand why.

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  4. JackD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an expensive special occasion restaurant that has terrific food, tremendous service, and a lovely atmosphere. If you know going in that it’s $$$$ you will have a great time. Comfortable, relaxed and refined.

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  5. AlexanderE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My recent dining experience at Via Veneto was truly memorable, thanks to its exceptional service, ambiance, and traditional Italian menu. The moment we stepped in, we were embraced by the warm, inviting atmosphere that felt genuinely Italian, complemented by the authentic Italian staff. When my wife's main course didn't meet her expectations (there was nothing wrong with the delicious course; it was just a matter of my wife's personal taste), she was quickly offered a replacement, ensuring our satisfaction. Via Veneto stands out as the perfect venue for a romantic dinner, offering couples a charming escape into the heart of Italy.

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  6. ProfD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very high quality food, authentically al dente pasta and tasty sauces. Good selection of Italian wines, the Passito was delicious. Everything comes at a high cost, River Café type prices!

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  7. PalisadesGal

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites because the only thing better than the food is the service you get when you are there! We had the veal chop which is devine and the ravioli samplers. Perfection. Add a bottle of Italian wine from their extensive wine inventory and it makes for a fabulous evening. Thank you Via Veneto for making my day!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time it was my girlfriend’s birthday! Thank you for an amazing time!

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  9. ConsoliniJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good italian food, like in a good restaurant in Italy

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  10. larkinm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful dining experience. Everything was great. I can't wait to go back.

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  11. RKNeighborhoodwatch

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It used to be so much better. Just not serving food at the level of what they are charging.

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  12. UsmanA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very well made for the most part. However, the dishes that showcased any sage, were heavy on the flavor which made it a bit overpowering. Ragout de Agnello was fantastic and lamb was cooked perfectly.

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  13. MitchellG

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m me if our favorite restaurants in LA. We try to get there at least once every trip to LA

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great specials. Accommodating staff. Elegant environment

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  15. MisterFood

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in the city. You can't go wrong for an amazing meal and evening.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not impressed with any of our selections— cacio y Pepe was soaked in oil, shiitake mushrooms were liked grilled rubber chicken. There are way better options for Italian especially at this high price point.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. lagavulin16

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The anniversary dinner with my wife was excellent. Great service and super delicious food. Highly recommended!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Supreme vibe Professional staff It was like I was in Europe

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and amazing service. Best Italian food in LA

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time for our birthday celebration! It’s a little noisy but the type of ambiance we were looking for. Service was exceptional. The broccoli was a tad salty, and after telling the server they immediately tried to remedy and removed from bill. Highly recommend, we’ll definitely be back!

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  21. PETERC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You might as well be dining in Italy! It is that good.

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  22. AleM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love coming here. Such an amazing time and great service!

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  23. BethH

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been dining at Via Veneto for years. This was my first time back in a couple years. And it was fantastic as always. Christian was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. We will not wait to come back again.

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  24. TheTravelmaster

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with low expectations due to our initial welcome to the restaurant. However, our waiter Oscar turned the situation around by offering 5 star service. Thank you, Oscar, for making the night memorable. Please work with your manager on his customer service skills. Thanks to you we will be returning to this restaurant. Sad the private room does not work for future gatherings.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service, as always, was outstanding. Perfect anniversary spot!

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  26. FumoE

    Atlanta Metro

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing and the staff is knowledgeable both on food and wine and to follow their suggestion is surely going to be a good idea If I could find any constructive feedback, I would say the sea urchin pasta was a bit too light on sea urchin and a dish that is supposed to make you taste the sea, was in my opinion a little bastardized with other ingredients. Still good but not as excellent as the rest. Overall, top notch and would return.

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  27. Griselda

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely coming back. Dishes were very good and excellent service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff! Knew the menu so well and gave excellent recommendations. Definitely one of the nicest dining experiences I have had with some of the best Italian food I have ever had

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  29. JCmg

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes! It's pricy, but you're getting what you're paying for! Outstanding cuisine, outstanding service, and a romantic and beautiful ambiance!

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  30. GeorgeC

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like the ambiance and the service. Food and wine is always terrific.

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  31. ArunA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have come for 20 yrs. Overall disappointing experience this time.

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  32. BarbaraL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my friend for dinner, and it was a hit. Our server suggested Antica Chardonnay. We both had never heard of this wine but told our server what we like and that's what he choose for us. He was spot on, we could have not wished for a better bottle. We shared Cacio e Pepe and a pasta special, Agnolotti filled with corn with a black truffle sauce. Do I need to say more my mouth is still watering it was that good! As a main, Spigola fish with a side of spinash an broccolini. Again, I wish I could have that tonight as well. Incredible. The ambiance is beautiful, a small gem of a restaurant. See you next time!

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  33. JorgeS

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente, muy buena calidad, porciones muy chicas demasiado caro.

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  34. John805

    Los Angeles

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Via Veneto is fabulous! The Italian-American food is incandescent. I love Veal Milanese. I've had in in Milan. But Via Veneto's was better. Christian, our server, was perfect. Knowledgeable and attentive but without hovering. We were welcomed at the door when we arrived. Management, staff, food. All perfect!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality of food didn’t justify price. Attitude of servers wasn’t welcoming.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything. Food, people, atmosphere. Absolutely fabulous place to dress nicely and enjoy delicious dinner.

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  37. JessicaD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable if not impressive as always. Via Veneto will always be our go to restaurant for special occasions.

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  38. VincentR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably one of the best Italian restaurant in LA. Every dish is refined, extremely flavorful, most of it stemming from the freshness and high quality of the produces used. Even knowing some of the dishes, being wowed when taking the first bites. Place is intimate, romantic with its chandeliers and dark mood deco. Waiters are real waiters with great knowledge of the menu. Overall great place. A little on the high side of the spectrum, but worth the cost. Love going back for special occasions every single time

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  39. ViralV

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Way too overpriced for mediocre food. Salad was the size of my fist for $35

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very best of the best. Nothing more to say!!!!

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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 4.9 stars by 1032 OpenTable diners.

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


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • 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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