Vito Restaurant

4.8
883 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 883 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZaidA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great Italian food nice selections of pastas. Great outdoors seating.

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vipItalian
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Covid we are all concerned going back to restaurants but Vito is so safe and the staff so great and clean that it made a great experience. The food and service are always excellent!

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vipradman
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent old school Italian. Wonderful service. Corkage was fair for the area. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for a 1 year anniversary.the outdoor seating was beautifully set up, the food was delicious and the service was great ! Would definitely go back.

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MaryS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual. Been a fan for over 20 years and never disappoints. I have my favorites—spaghetti de la casa, the filet medallions and the must-have Caesar salad.

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Sylvia
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good, would recommend

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sharonl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Vito's for 25 years - best Italian I've found; service is always great and the food is fantastic

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vipMike
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito's was wonderful. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was excellent. I highly recommend this gem. Easy street parking for free as well.

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Badpuppydog1
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be able to visit and dine at Vito’s again

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JoanieB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

They have nice outside dining space during the pandemic. The food and service are always very good!

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vipPacificPalisades
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make me feel like a princess.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and service was great!

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CatherineL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito is one of our favorite restaurants and we were so happy to be able to go back there again. We sat outside and it was very nice. The food and drinks were amazing as always!

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vipRico
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great to be back for the indoor dining experience

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YumYumChocChip
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful!

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vipElaine
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito’s is a classic for good reason: delicious food, excellent service, & a comfortable ambiance, especially considering the limitations posed by the pandemic. My husband and I have been going to Vito’s for years, will continue to go frequently, and highly recommend it.

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VickieL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! Super cute patio! Wonderful service and delicious food. Definitely recommend!

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Joss
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a really nice time at Vito. Celebrated my anniversary with my boyfriend and this was the perfect spot. Very romantic and amazing service. Definitely got to come back and try different pastas

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PeggyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No valets any longer since they’ve turned the parking lot into lovely outdoor eating area, so had to find street parking on our own but it was worth it! Veal Piccata was as good as I recalled. Enjoyed it with a nice glass of Chianti and an after dinner espresso! Perfect

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JamieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great and the food was delicious. The tables were spread apart and we felt safe dining in that environment.

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vipTomM
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Like all CA restaurants, Vita's is negatively affective by the Pandemic - they had to set-up tables in their parking lot which was uneven, cold, and not aesthetically pleasing. also, service was slow and a little disorganized. However the food was delivered hot and was exceptional. We had a delicious Caesar salad and two veal dishes which were fairly priced and excellent. I think any item on the menu would be great.

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vipJohnR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and patio for social distancing.

We went twice while we were in LA.

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MichalV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classic upscale neighborhood Italian

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vipSusanH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Caesar Salad in town! It was very windy outside that evening, but the staff handled it well. We felt safely distanced from other customers. Waiter was great!

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vipHeidiR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

It was just freezing. But food was not greT

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Chelle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio dining is lovely and the service is outstanding.

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vipSylvia
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent , great value, would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect relaxed atmosphere with very attentive waiters and great food. Lots of space between our table and the other tables for social distancing. Great ambiance, nice vibe.

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SharonS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food albeit pricey. Great service. They did good job of distancing tables. Nice wines by glass.

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EduardoM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day..

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LeilaL
Los Angeles
9 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
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Great 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 4.8 stars by 883 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.