Vito Restaurant

4.7
1070 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Vito Restaurant is celebrating over 41 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 1070 people are saying
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DJSuperT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and attentive service. Very nice outdoor dining with plenty of heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Vito. Thank you to Roberto and his staff.

JT
JamieT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for a delightful afternoon to elegant evening!

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stevieb
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito’s NEVER disappoints. Since moving away, I make it a point to visit when I’m in town! The waiters and staff treat you like family

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afsin
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing!! However the service was extremely bad. There were not enough waiters to accommodate the full capacity patio. We never got our orders for our second drinks and water was never served after asking twice. The food was amazing though!!

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vipHdavid70
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My mother in law was in town and they love this place

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AppreciaterOFgoodfood
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was totally amazing! The service was spectacular. The deserts were decadent. I really felt like I had some authentic Italian food.

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ChristinaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! The ambience is very pleasant. We sat outside with many heaters around to keep the patio warm. We had a few glasses of lovely Cabernet. The cannolis and lemon cake were incredible with fresh homemade whipped cream. The server was really nice, as was the rest of the staff. We had a positively memorable Christmas Eve dinner.

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AndrianaM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Always fabulous. Never disappoints. Vito is the best. Service and food and ambiance are all outstanding. Thank you!!!

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vipJackOnWestside
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with Vito's, with so many choices and delicious food!

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Wildone
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Vito’s attentive service as nicely dressed waiters make the delicious Caesar salad table side. Lamb, chicken piccata and yummy vegetables all a treat. Red wine complemented dining and we finished up with the lemon tart and flourless chocolate cake…divine!

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RaymondT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I've consistently had the lasagna and rigatoni al forno and always love it! Also the cheesecake is to die for!

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alexandran
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love vitos, the service is great! I wouldnt say its the healthiest but you arent coming here for that. You are coming here for a warm Italian meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!!

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happylife74
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite local restaurants. Food is always terrific! Love the outside ambience.

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PearlB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant!! Great service, great food!

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GeorgiaG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very peaceful and nice. Great lights for the holidays!!!

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MarkF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
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
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
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
8 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
9 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
2 reviews
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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.

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 1070 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.