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About Vito Restaurant

Vito Restaurant is celebrating over 33 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.

2807 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
28th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(310) 450-4999

Website:
http://www.vitorestaurant.com/

Catering:
Vito Restaurant is capable of catering your next event. Contact us for more information: (310) 450-4999

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vito Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Authentic (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Fun (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We love the food and service. Ambiance is good too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent as always. The service and the old world charm

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lovely neighborhood place. We've been going to Vito for years, and enjoy meeting friends there. Everything was great, except the noise level. Glad business was so good on a Tuesday night, but it really was NOISY.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful food and great friendly staff. Will meet any special requests. Best veal in LA.
Roy S Seattle and Indio.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food is always superb and service is very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food excellent as always. Kids love the food. Parking easy. Lasagna outstanding. Dessert fantastic. Pasta great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

A favorite with our neighbors and those we invite for occasions. Excellent service, food.
Been going to Vito's for many years. Could say soooooo muchhhhh more, but the best is enough.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Every one enjoyed their dinner. Great value.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Vito’s always delivers! Great meal, excellent waiters, good value. The Ceaser Salad is to die for - they make it tableside. Pasta’s are delish. Service is excellent! Perfect for a low key meal or for out of town visitors.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Consistently good for the 30 years I've been going there.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Whenever I want a quiet , cozy atmosphere, with wonderful waiters and good Italian food, I make a reservation at Vito’s .

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is a classic Italian restaurant. Their salads are sold to serve two - you got your pastas, veal, fish, beef and Specials. Waiters been there forever and know their stuff. Well behaved kids welcome. We generally go with friends or a family event in the evenings. Have not yet tried the lunch ambiance. There are multiple rooms and carpets which help keep the noise down but still, folks having fun!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were seated right away and the wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The food, YUMMY!!!! We started with the the Caesar Salad for two that was mixed right at our table, that's fun to watch, but the flavor was amazing. Not too much dressing, just right. Portions were good sized. Having had the salad, was a little too full for full entree, but was able to take home, and it was even better the next day!!!! A little pricey, but worth it. Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a delicious dinner. The restaurant has an old fashioned feel with booths and a quiet atmosphere. The Caesar salad was terrific and the waiter put it together at the table like they used to do. We all had pastas and everyone loved their’s . We barely had room for dessert but managed to finish the creme brûlée cheesecake.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are from Pittsburgh PA and we stumbled upon Vito's when we were visiting LA approx 3 years ago. We were looking for pizza and when we got there we learned they didn't have pizza but the experience we had was beyond pizza and one that we enjoyed so very much that we now come back every single time we are in the area. The food is delicious the service is authentic, friendly and attentive, never leaving you wanting or needing a thing, making the experience memorable. Our go to's are Mozzarella Parmesan and Caesar salad made table-side. You can't go wrong with any of the entrees, it just depends on what you are craving that night. You must visit Vito's!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Vito’s was excellent as always.... it seems to be Our go to spot for birthdays and anniversaries. Our last visit was my wife’s birthday… And as always… We had a wonderful experience! Thank you Vito’s!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was excellent, the staff very personable and professional and service was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Usually Vito’s is right on spot, but our waiter was not with it on Saturday. Our martinis were not cold, when we requested 4 waters, he only gave us 3 and we had to ask several times to get another one. The food though is always excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Old world ambiance with good food and service and nice menu selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have gone to Vitos many, many times over the past 30 years. It, normally, is quite good and the service is good. This time, according to the server, there were 2 servers missing so that's what kind of messed them up.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A true Italian dining experience. Great food. Excellent serservice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

If in the mood for old style Italian Vito's is a good place to go with a group;join the loyalty program to save 30 percent

Food is solid decent; the night we went Roth twelve it hit the spot

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Authentic Italian. The service is always impeccable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the Santa Monica area. The food is authentic Italian. I highly recommend the caesar salad for two!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Old school Italian, authentic Italian that is usually found on the East Coast. The food was delicious, especially the tangy, crisp Ceasar salad made table side. The pasta bolognese and tiramisu were the standouts among several great dishes . I'd give it 5 stars but the service was a little rushed and frenetic; however, to someone from the East Coast, that was part of the charm. They also have a great Italian wine list and Black Sambuca.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great restaurant, attentive service, delicious food -- excellent caesar salad and pasta! Will return often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Good food and ambiance. Service is good, too.
Overall, I like Vito's

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We use to go to Vito's almost every other Sunday and moved away for the last 20 years. The food, service and atmosphere are old school and nothing has changed ...its excellent, memorable and always without regrets.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The BEST!
Can not beat the excellent service, care and attention offered by the wait staff.
This is a Santa Monica gem!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It's always a pleasure dining here. Classic Italian. Good food and excellent service. Thank you Vito's!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were rushed through our meal. There was a large party scheduled less than 1 hour after we were seated and the bill was presented before we finished dinner and our wine. The host was rude, arrogant and obnoxious. No need to spend your money here. There are lots of Italian restaurants in LA.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is old world charm. The food is great. The service is attentive without being obtrusive. We have been multiple times and always have a pleasant experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have been going to Vito's for 30 years. Same consistent top quality dining all of these years with solid service. Caesar salad made at the table is the best I have had anywhere.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent. Salad fresh and fantastic eggplant great. Chicken and pasta unreal

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

best Italian restaurant in L.A. I love that it still has the old world feeling
with it's booths, dimmed lights, chandeliers , etc. I hate all the new
restaurants that are so bright and loud and you can't even hear yourself
think. but Vito's is a calming atmosphere and the food is excellent. service
is also great. it's a bit on the pricey side, but worth it for special occasions.
so glad we still have such a restaurant in L.A.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We love this place. Authentic Italian food. Wonderful service and a great wine list. They also have a full bar.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great Italian food served perfectly in a quiet, elegant atmosphere. Have been dining here for over 20 years. Never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

True authentic Italian cuisine. The wait staff was amazing and very nice. Most of them have worked there for 10 plus years so they really feel like family to each other and you can sense that. The food is awesome as well with large portions. My date and I shared one dish each course...calamari, salad, fettuccine al salmone, and cheese cake. Definitely will return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was great, the food was awesome down home Italian. The flourless chocolate cake was yummy. Overall fun, a little loud to hear my friends but that's ok I would go back for more.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love Vito's for it's old school charm, great service, servers in tuxedos, and delicious food. It's great for a special occasion or just an evening out.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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