Vito Restaurant

4.6
1054 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 1054 people are saying
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MarkF
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The tableside Caesar salad was possibly the best I've ever had. Both entrees were delicious and reasonably priced for a very expensive area of the country!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I go to Vito once a week. I LOVE this place. The food is consistently fabulous and satisfying.

However last night was the very first time I had a mediocre dish. Avoid the seafood pasta. The seafood was overcooked and tasteless.

Stick with the Carne dishes. And their roasted veggies are sublime. Once I had veal parm. Highly recommended. Very dangerous dessert cart

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happylife74
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always delicious. Ambiance outside is wonderful.

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vipYvonneB
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Vitos always. So glad they brought back table side Ceasar Salas.
Great service, wine and drinks.

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MS34
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wines by the glass are cheap wines and they charge premium prices. Charge big prices for some bottles too. But food delicious

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vipSylvia
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Restaurant was great. Very old school. Dark wood bar and low lighting .Food was ok. I had the squid and pasta, squid was chewy and no flavor , my friend had the pasta and fish and the pasta was so chewy she sent it back. Service was very good. I’ve been here several times and it was better maybe it was a off nite. Noise level was very echoey, so when we left it was a relief to our ears.

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karenw
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family has been enjoying Vito's dinning since my mother found them in 1995. The family has grown up enjoying special occasions there since then. Now her great grandson is enjoying evenings at Vito. Food, Service, ambiance and price are all great.

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Badpuppydog1
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito's is a neighborhood gem. I've been frequenting Vito's for over 30 years and I just love it. the food is delicious and the service impeccable. Please check it out for yourself.

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vipbooboo24
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a friend that came in from NYC and he's a foodie. He had the shrimp dish and tried 2 other pasta dishes plus the Caesar salad and loved it all. He is a tough food critic so for him to enjoy the entire meal was a BIG compliment. We love coming to Vito and try to get here at least once every month or two. We sat inside to get the full Italian vibe but we also love the outdoor patio with all the pretty lights and space. See you soon!

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kennethb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It's pricey but very good Italian food. Was craving Capellini alla Checca and theirs was some of the best I've had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was lovely going back to Vito after almost 2 years. Many of the same staff were there and recognized us. We sat at a great table and did not feel crowded. The service was a bit slow but that was ok as we had a lot of catching up to do. However, the food, while being good, was not as I remembered. A little too much sauce or oil. But we enjoyed our evening immensely.

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sharonl
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going there for years. As usual the food was scrumptious, the servers were friendly, polite and attentive; we ate outside and the tables were positioned so that no one was really over close. Overall I have never been disappointed with anything to do with Vito's Italian Restaurant. Love it, Love it, Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food!
Been going there for 40 years parking right across the street indoor and outdoor dining available 👍👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are great!! The salmon special and all of the pasta dishes are family favorites.

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JoeG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very good food and OK value. Old school Italian with mi9nimalm atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, service was good .Food is always tasty and presented well.
This restaurant is a consistent winner.

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Panzagirl
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!

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samb
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food incredible service have been going there for years and they've maintained that level of quality

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito is always a great experience! The food, the service the ambiance always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Consistent, delicious, amazing staff, feels like home!!!

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vipPacificPalisades
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. The wait staff was attentive and the food was delicious. I had requested a seating area in the front dining room. We were escorted to a table in the back room that had chairs that were against a wall and not accessible to more than half of our large party. We brought this to the attention of the host, who worked to find a solution for us. Thank you!

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Seanyphilca
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ate outside. I had some guests from out of town. We had the calamari appetizer, , he had a shrimp dish, she had gnochi, and I had lasagna and then we had one order of some lemon cake with white chocolate.. We all enjoyed our meals. For me, the red sauce was a bit too tomato -ey but it was still very good. The ambience was very nice. The only bad thing was that the waiter deferred to the man in our party rather than allowing me to pay for the meal since they were supposed to be my guests but the husband was "old school" and just absolutely would not consider it and beat me to the draw in getting the bill from the waiter. We got there shortly after 5 and it was pretty empty outside and inside but by the time we left after 8, inside was packed and outside was pretty crowded as well. I would definitely return.

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PJJB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. It's always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at Vito's!

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vipTraceyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was beyond rude. So uncool for a date night out.

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christopherh
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great martini. Main dishes were ok but not great. $32 for a few very thin slices of veal. Cappuccino was just foamy milk over a cup of coffee. First Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to that doesn’t know how to make a cappuccino. Cannoli was mostly just whipped cream. Another strange fail for an Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food, will definitely coming back soon!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees and great service. My go to, must go to, Italian restaurant when I am visiting Santa Monica!

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AnthonyI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are consistently excellent.
I've been there dozens of times in the last three years with and without guests.
They and I were never disappointed.

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LisaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, we've been going for years -- but this is the first time for lunch, and sitting outside in their gorgeous patio. Food was perfect, as always. Service attentive and helpful, but never obtrusive. Couldn't have been better!

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PatriciaE
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito is always excellent! However, I have been going there for over 30 years and am sad to find on this last visit (my first since the pandemic) that a few special touches I always loved are no longer provided, such as the wonderful garlic toasts served warm and the mandarin oranges in the cream with dessert. These are small things, but they made Vito more special. The food is as great as ever and the service very good.

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RochelleB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and great value. Will be going back soon

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viptaylorf
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I barfed when I got home. That bolognese was no bueno.

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vipGabrielaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an excellent time here. The food was AMAZING and the ambience was perfect. This is our new spot!

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio very nice. Lots of heaters. Peer and staff very friendly. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipLAURAH
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and lovely patio setting.

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TrrkMol
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I used to frequent Vito’s many years ago. The ambiance hasn’t changed. The waiters are still dressed in uniform and are very friendly. There was no host so we went outside and seated ourselves. The food we ordered was tasty and big portions. Good value for the money. I will come back again.

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vipMichele
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! We loved everything! The delicious food, the wonderful service! Everything was perfect!

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ColleenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the Martinis to the White Chocolate Lemon Cake, everything was delicious and served with style. The Ceasar Salad for two was dressed and sized perfectly to not overwhelm. We split on the pasta specials with sea scallops - divine! This was my first experience with Vito's, but won't be my last!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and time every time

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 4.6 stars by 1054 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.