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Vito Restaurant

4.8
438 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 438 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Buffoman (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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vipMicelis (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 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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vipStargazer17 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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Djoha (Portland)
5.0  Dined 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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Andrea (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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Amyg (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipdiner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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DavidM (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipKBB2 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipcloth (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Thanks!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Awesome dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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jessepetunia (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipRachel (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

30 year neighborhood gem. always bustling with regulars and fabulous westsiders who love to talk across booths. a rare and wonderful treat of a restart with waiters in tuxes but make you feel just as comfortable in jeans or suits & ties. one of our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

My favorite classic Italian spot in Santa Monica. Old school with amazing food.

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MaxnJack (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful! Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

One of my favorite places to dine. I never tire of Vito’s. It’s a special place with great food and great service.

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hungry (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

There was a confusion with the booking, which left us a bit uncomfortable...for the most part
service was good, though the tendency is to leave customer alone for a while, and one has to be
asking for things...my my vitello was a bit burned and dry, vegggies are rather scarce...
we still like Vito's, keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was beyond our wildest expectation! Ambience, service, presentation, drinks, and were flawless!!!
Service made you feel like an honored guest. We can’t wait to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good. Cesar salad outstanding dinner Parma very good. Parking easy

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Vito was recommended by a friend. Glad to have my birthday dinner at Vito. I enjoyed whole experience from the start. Seated at the window, service and food were excellent. Can't go wrong with seafood, meat, pasta, wine or dessert. Great choice!

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vip12468 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Never disappointed at our favorite neighborhood restaurant! Great place!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

We tried many items off the menu and all were simply amazing. Definitely do not leave without trying the Medaglioni al Cognac! Roberto and his staff are fun an know their stuff!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent as always. The service and the old world charm

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 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.

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