Via Veneto

4.8
828 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 828 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful as I expected from other images. I wasn’t very impressed by the service as when I first arrived I felt I was bothering them. The prices are very high, however your paying for the experience I would assume. The menu was limited when it came to food or traditional Italian, as my daughter wanted a chicken dish and nothing was available. However if you are looking for a special date night with a loved one might be worth it. I did appreciate the real burning candles, as they burned down and they where quickly replaced.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect the food and wine delicious.

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suziw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic. Extensive menu, with something for vegetarians, GF, etc. Lovely adaptations for outdoor dining and Covid consciousness.

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vipGMAN1000
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked it a lot. Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

AL
vipArchanL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We’ve had Michelin star meal with bottle of wine for much cheaper price in Italy (Ostuni) so I think the value for price is little over blown here. The food was generally okay and the service was fine given the place was totally full. The gnocchi blu was way too soft so I wouldn’t recommend anyone get it. The soup was same quality as canned minestrone. Wine was decent.

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PouchieMagruski
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience Nd great food and service. And an extraordinary wine list. Mauro was a gracious and welcoming host. Truly a memorable experience. Will definitely be back.

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vipnickyluna
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, as always, and the waiters were very attentive and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely flawless from start to finish the best food in all of Los Angeles maybe the country

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vipjayh
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and authentic

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Dave
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was not only hard to get but was rude when we got it. Without exaggeration, the waiter said "are you going to let me finish" when one of our guests asked a question about one of the specials.

Food was okay. Lobster ravioli good. Purple gnoci was pretty bad.

JP
JohnP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food great staff looking forward to going back.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly great food in a lovely environment. As always, the entire experience was superb

KW
vipKWDiner
Central Coast
53 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Traditional Italian cuisine. Unique dishes. Fantastic service!

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ChrisC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was outstanding. The service was also first-rate. It was expensive but a worthwhile splurge.

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vipSuzyQ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is truly delicious! I had the scallops with truffles, risotto with truffles, and the spaghetti with lobster, which was divine, and they had gluten free pasta that night. My mouth was in heaven.
Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Ambiance remarkable. We chose outdoor dining and there was some annoying traffic noise. A small price to pay. .

JM
JeffM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was outstanding. The food, the service, the wine, the ambiance. We took the full recommendations of our server and we were extremely delighted by every aspect of our dinner. Grazie Mille!

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Rmm641
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience. Outstanding food, wonderful service.

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AA98
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Food was delicious- perfect portions with tons of flavor!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic setting and excellent service.

JL
JoeL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Via Venito! The food, ambiance and service are always amazing. Once again, Via Venito made for a wonderful, romantic and delicious evening. For anyone who wants a great night out...go here!

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DavidS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Via Veneto is my favorite Italian restaurant west of Italy. In fact, it's the only place where I know the food will always make me feel I'm actually back in Rome. It's the best.

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ChevonneO
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great he made wonderful recommendations for me and my friends that made the night extra special. The food and ambience were fantastic. We will be coming back for sure.

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Martu
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant the food was amazing. A little pricey but everything was delicious

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StacyS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in town! I love the food and each dinner there feels special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food from start to finish. The beef carpaccio with truffles was the best I have had. The pasta carbonara and Dover sole were spot on. Even the dessert was great. Great service too!

Definitely go if you like high end Italian food.

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Ayad
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice place, decent food, very expensive. $300+ for two people. Nice place but not worth the cost.

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vipJimW
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite Italian restaurant in LA! Outstanding food, friendly professional service. We opted to be seated on the side patio, which was lovely. Next time will try indoors.

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homerandmarge
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!! we eat here as often as we can because everything they make is so obviously prepared with love. it's there in every bite, of every dish. I especially love their use of truffles in their specials. The amazing food combined with attentive staff and extensive wine list make this an every chance we get place for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The meatballs were too tightly packed
The bolognese had too much tomato
The red wine is not at the proper temperature
The mozzarella was not fresh

The service was very attentive. Very nice people. The kitchen just isn’t there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with kids on a not so kid friendly restaurant and the team was super nice and friendly to accommodate the children’s order

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SpiritG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. The waiter was unusual in his being judgemental about my food choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just excellent.

DB
DarrellB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum. I hate to be minimalist, but there’s no other way to say how fantastic the food is at Via Venetto and after nearly four years going there, it’s still yum, yum, yum.

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vipSuzyQ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, very authentic, and we had an amazing meal. We had scallops and ravioli as a starter, risotto with truffles, followed by seared tuna and a steak for dinner. We ended the evening with a delicious chocolate cake. Thank you to our amazing waiter, the cooks and staff. We will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Rubbery octopus, hot chanpagne and truffle pasta served barely warm. I asked for parmesan, they explained to me that it did not go well with the dishes. Frankly, I did not have the feeling that I had any lessons to get from this team in terms of gastronomy. It’s a pity because the place is lovely.

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vipELLA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS RELIABLY DELICIOUS!! Service is also great!!

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vipMarinaY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in LA. It is very European in every way, down to the candlesticks on the tables. The food is divine, the wine is divine and the service outstanding. Thank you for being so fabulous and for making it through the pandemic!
Ci vediamo a prossima volta!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything, always.

FAQs

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

Via Veneto is rated 4.8 stars by 828 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.