Vito Restaurant

4.7
858 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Vito Restaurant is celebrating over 40 years of delighting its customers with the best in fine Italian cuisine. As a family-owned-and-operated restaurant located in Santa Monica, California we are dedicated to providing exquisite food and impeccable service to create the perfect dining experience. Step through the front doors and begin your journey to the heart of Italy.

Vito is proud to offer customers our new outdoor dining experience that follows all local and national guidelines for safety and cleanliness. We've taken every measure to make your experience enjoyable, safe, and of course, as delicious as always. Come experience it for yourself, nightly starting at 5pm.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 858 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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EduardoM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local hidden gem. Glad we found it. Food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner with my family. The waiters are exceptional and the food is 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟.

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RodneyS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day..

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LeilaL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito has perfected the outdoor dining experience! So happy to be back!

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was delicious and waiter was fantastic

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DavidS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Valentine’s Day date here but on the 13th lol . It was good their patio experience is good it’s low lit and the fence they have around their place keeps the people from bugging you outside . The food was amazing . Hands down some of the best Italian food I have ever had. I do not remember the servers name as I was hammered but do get the Manhattan! Its delicious. I will be coming back !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Terrible experience !!
The makeshift wall in their outside seating fell on 3 ppl in our party due to winds!
We received no apologies!!!
We were not acknowledged for the mishap!!
There was a total lack for response for our safety and well being!
We were rudely transferred to a different table, as if the winds knocking down their “wall” was our fault!
In fact we found the staff and manger to be very rude and
unprofessional!
They for sure lost our business.

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vipdinnerfor4
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased with the outside dining experience ... they did a good job of keeping tables spread out, plenty of heaters, and the lighting made it feel very inviting. Our service was very good, as was our food.

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RogerT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chicken Parm not on menu but we ordered and they were happy to make....it was good (not great as Dan Tana's or Craig's. Service excellent! Pasta salty but well prepared.

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vipAnnieB
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining set up and fabulous food, as always!

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vipGeneGGSM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipBarryI
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this establishment! Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Italian spots! Nice ambiance, friendly staff, and a nice outdoor dining area that’s nicely spaced out. Plenty of heat lamps too for the chilly days. This is definitely a go to spot for me!

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vipRico
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration that was great.

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ReginaB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito's has followed current safety protocol extremely well. Ourdoor dining there was very comfortable and enjoyable. Staff, as always, are amazing. Love Vito's.

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, been there many times. The Outdoor eating is great with nice ambience. Prices are reasonable also.

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vipJstarchild
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were perfectly attentive and the food was delicious! They easily accommodated special vegan and vegetarian entree entree requests as well as a picky child. The back patio area was lovely with romantic lighting.

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vipHelenS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had to wait at least 15 minutes to be seated, table not ready, hostess rude, and seated couple of people before us.

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vipSteveL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job of transitioning to dealing with the new restrictions on dining, yet still maintaining that intimate neighborhood Italian restaurant atmosphere, level of service, and overall dining experience.

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JillA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service & ambience are very good -- the outdoor setting felt festive and safe. Their bread is very good! I've been to Vito twice. The first time was better -- I had veal, and it was excellent. This time my sand dabs were a little lackluster. Cocktails and wine list are good. The roasted pepper salad was NOT good -- the peppers seemed stewed rather than roasted. However, the zabaglione dessert is excellent! All in all, a nice experience, and a fairly convenient location.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Santa Monica!!! Great food, beautiful ambience in the outdoor area. Service is always great and no matter what you order it always taste great !

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Grace
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff was extremely welcoming. Overall a great experience.

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RaulA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Thoses waitress never approach to our table and ask if everything was alright
But they do ask to all white people was there.

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vipregulardiner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for Vito's for the challenges they succeeded in overcoming during this unique period. Converting their garage into outside fresco dining felt safe and relaxing. Outside lights, umbrellas and heaters helped alot. Wonderful service, good food makes this a wonderful go to place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here! Best Italian in SM!

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Malibu444
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately two of us had stomach problems, one starting in the middle of the night and one the next morning. Food was good except Caesar salad wasn’t up to par.

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vipRico
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality serví as usual and the food speaks for its excellence

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vipRachel
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vito!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always wanted to try Vito for almost 30 years. Finally got the opportunity when a friend came into town for business. I’ve always heard that they had amazing food and it was true. Fantastic steaks, veal, pasta etc. plus a well stocked bar with all the best top shelf liquors. They have a great wine list although they were a little short on white wines. This place was not cheap...But...you are getting a top quality Italian meal for that price. Overall this place lived up to its reputation for great Italian food. I recommend all of you out there to give it a try, some time. Buon Appetito

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Tour
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The server was horrible, he would walk away while we were still talking, did not provide us with essentials for our food and table and was rude. The food was mediocre.

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vipTaniaC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Our kids were in from out of town can’t wait to visit again and go back to Vito’s

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vipKentK
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been 15 years that I have been to Vito’s and quality of the food and service has not changed. OUTSTANDING

We will be back

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Lizzyh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful delicious old school Italian. Not very visual with all the Covid walls but what great to be out and about.

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vipBirgitR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoors dining worked well. Felt safe and service was great.

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AdamM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best neighborhood Italian food on the Westside, great service, great food, not cheap

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walterc
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

ACCOMODATIOS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GREAT. STLL VERY GOOD.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

First the food was excellent and that’s why we dine at Vito. We also enjoyed the outdoors experience.
The service was extremely poor. We had to ask for menu and silverware, were not given options on wine selection. The heater nearby was moved to be placed near someone else. We had to ask for bread multiple times and never got refills on water. I would not be so disappointed if I didn’t see the waiter going to other tables and even lighting their candles while ignoring our table time after time; making us feel super uncomfortable. Overall, it will be a long time before I return to this restaurant, sad because they have great food.

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JuliaG
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We arrived at our reservation time and had to wait 20 mins. The hostess took another couple to their table who just walked in the door. She apologized for it but they need a better system.

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vipRJSS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent evening at Vito. I was craving their Sanddabs and luckily we were able to get a same day reservation. I miss dining inside but they have set it up outside in the valet parking area and it works. Raymondo was our server this time and he was fantastic. Look forward to my next dining experience at Vito.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

FAQs

Vito Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Vito Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 450-4999.

Vito Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 858 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.