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Vito Restaurant

4.8
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch

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

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 450-4999
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Vito Restaurant is capable of catering your next event. Contact us for more information: (310) 450-4999
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
28th Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 462 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was our first time at this restaurant although we’ve heard about it for years - it was really good ( food and service) however it’s like Gucci; if you don’t like it, there’s the door. Some people would be offended, personally I respect that attitude. We will definitely be back. 5 stars

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorite neighborhood gems. Food is delicious, service varies with each waiter, but they all try to accommodate the table.
Just good food! Go hungry, leave full & smiling.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Reservations for 8pm, seated at 9:15pm. Checked in multiple times at host table only to be told ‘2 minutes’ every time. Food was fine. Table service was fine. Disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent as always! We are never disappointed. It is our favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Vito's is always consistently delicious. I have never had a bad meal or bad service ever. If you haven't been you should go and if you haven't been in a while, you should go back. I try to go every 3 weeks. It is great for date night or for the whole family. I can't wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and dining experience. Food good as usual portion suze great. Salads made at table. Pasta extremely tasty

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Vito’s never disappoints. I love their staff and they make the best pasta on the west side hands down. Also, their mixed drinks are outstanding. Hendricks made spicy...ah-mazing. Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Authentic Italian food, incredible service, wonderful and warm atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant for weeknights or special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Consistently good pasta and their Caesar Salad may be the best I've ever had. Service can be a bit unpolished...a bit surprising considering it's old-school vibe. Make sure to request a table in one of the front rooms...the back room feels hectic with the kitchen and bathrooms being right there and void of much personality.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

2 for dinner on a Thursday night..we would fine here every week, if it were closer to home!
Love the Caesar salad prepared table side..the veal Marsala and the steak cognac were also tasty.wish we had room for the carrot cake, which we Love. Always nice to see Hank and the gang...an authentic old style Italian experience...we are transported to Rome!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We enjoyed this dinner but had been disappointed when we booked and were confirmed on Saturday, only to arrive and be told the kitchen was closed. Because your app showed us as eating, we couldn’t make a reservation elsewhere. You should be aware that a reservation confirmed at Vito’s isn’t always honored.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Outstanding as always. Food good. Service great. Parking easy. The portions generous

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Cool vibe , awesome food ! Italian dining at its best !

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We love this place. Second year in a row that we went for my husband’s birthday

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, service. I love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Amazing classic Italian menu. You’ll know you made the right choice as soon as they deliver the bread basket.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Waited an hour for reservation to be honored. Fun place. AMAZING wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food and service are excellent. Fast in and out. It’s not a place to dine. Go to bar first for drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Always terrific! We love Vitos! Service, great Italian food

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Vito is always a good time. The food is delicious as are the cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Vito has been a mainstay in Santa Monica for I don't know how long. And, I'm happy to report, it's still as count-onable as ever. A lot of places that have been around for as long as Vito often rest on their laurels, or start to disappoint in ever-increasing ways. Not this place. We met friends for a business lunch and the food was perfect - proportioned right, tasty, delightful. The service was also top-notch, as it always has been. So glad that some things just keep on going no matter what, and Vito is one of them.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We come from Woodland Hills to meet friends her for dinner regularly. Food is always excellent.
Love the table side Caesar salad with anchovies.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We've been to Vito many times and it's always very special. Our most recent visit was no
exception. The service and food was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Vito's NEVER DISAPPOINTS, food great, wait service fabulous theirtableside Caesar salad an art , our favorite restaurant by far. Our out of town guests were extremely pleased.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

My friend and I came here once before and the service was awful so we never went back. Although the food was authentic and outstanding. Some reason we decided to give it another try hoping waiters would be in a better mood. To our surprise, we had such wonderful experience! Service was outstanding. We live down the street from this restaurant, needless to say, we will definitely be coming back more often. One of our favorite restaurants. It’s a gem.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

At Vito Restaurant you can always expect great Italian food served "the old fashioned way," with attentive waiters making caesar salad table side. The food is consistently good and the desserts are something special. It's hard to choose when they roll the dessert cart up to your table (I love the cheesecake). We have been going to Vito for more than 30 years and have NEVER been disappointed. I rate their bolognese sauce as one of the best that I have ever had. Though almost always available, they list the sand dabs as a "special"-- maybe because they are something special. My wife doesn't eat meat (fish, yes) and there is a varied menu to meet her needs.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We've been going to Vito for years . . . and often host large-group dinners which are always a huge success. The food is excellent, the portions are generous, and the service is always incredible. I highly recommend the Cesar salad, the fried mozzarella (always a must for us), pasta with veal meatballs, the veal parm, the steak with veggies or pasta, the rack of lamb (special), and the pasta della casa (shrimp in light red sauce). I'm sure other items are delicious, but these are my tried and true favorites. I would eat here once a week if I could. The food is so comforting and it feels like family (you know, family that you like). And it's not a problem if you've got a vegetarian in your group - they'll definitely be able to find a great pasta they'll love. 100% recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Happy hour at the bar is a fantastic deal! The bartenders are friendly and helpful, service is quick and the food is delicious. Great neighborhood spot with classic old school Italian ambiance. Perfect for a casual date night at the bar, or a special occasion in the dining room.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent!!

Our waiter / general manager was great and being from the other side of the country himself Boston !!! we were treated extra special !! 🙂

Food was great along with the dessert!
Reminded us of the north end in Boston!
True Italian !

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We asked to sit a quiet area and they provided a great table. The food was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We love Vito’s! It’s a family favorite for old-school (in a good way) Italian!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Vito is always delivers a great time. The ingredients and the food are consistently excellent. Drinks are generous. The service and the servers are great. The prices are fair and reasonable. The place is friendly and a true gem. It is always busy for a reason: It is great.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great and my "foody" son said he would be glad to come back.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Old style authentic Italian restaurant with waiters in tuxedos, great menu and wine list. A little crowded and the place was hustling the night we dined. A very pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Thanks!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Awesome dinner

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Very good. Cessation salad must be highlife of meal. Made fresh at the table to perfection. Pasta dishes I really enjoyed. Parking easy

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Consistently great. Food is fresh and delicious and the service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Sublime. Perfect. Delicious. Consistently top notch service and food. Servers are pros and are friendly and warm. Food is always amazing. Must go.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We always enjoy dining here. Service is friendly and consistent as is the food. There's something about dining at Vito that is unique, you almost feel like you're back East , there's a cool retro vibe that we really appreciate. The cocktails are always enjoyable and reasonably priced. Overall, we just love it.

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