Vito Restaurant

4.7
487 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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 487 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Wonderful food and service, as usual. If only the place was a little less noisy I would like it more.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We truly enjoy Vito's. Best Caesar Salad in LA! Made at the table, delicious!!
Pasta are all good, nice size portions, always comes to the table hot.
Great place to meet friends, quiet enough to talk & catch up.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Vito was great as usual. The best

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent. Cesear salad made at table fresh. Food great dessert fantastic. Atmosphere great. Parking good

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

I have gone here for years.
The food is good and so is everything else.
I recommend Vito

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went on a Saturday night so it was jammed with people and the noise level to talk was challenging. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food was okay. I would like to try out the Happy Hour next time.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was very busy.... everything was very good. I feel if it weren’t so busy we would have enjoyed it a little more.the service was great & efficient, just so busy there wasn’t extra time for any pleasantries. Every dish was tasty. It was a quaint and very intimate...we will return & highly recommend

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Consistently good food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

So so good
Old school Italian restaurant
If you don’t like it, they’ll show you the door

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Old school Italian restaurant.enjoyed the food and selection of food.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Vito is one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, as well as an extremely friendly and casual venue. The Caesar salad is among the best in the city, and all of the pastas, veal, beef, and chicken dishes are great. They will also allow you to substitute and create your favorite dishes. We are regulars at Vito, as are many of the customers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We always love dining at Vito! The service is great, friendly staff, and the food delicious! Comfortable dining, never rushed!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Birthday celebration

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Restaurant in nice location, near park, has valet parking and metered parking. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Recommendations regarding food was excellent. We enjoyed
Fresh mussels steamed in tomato sauce and garlic, small Caesar Salad, Slices of veal sauteed with garlic, olive oil, oregano and tomato sauce topped with melted mozzarella cheese. We would come to this restaurant again.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is consistently YUMMY. Get the Caesar salad for two or the Spaghetti del la casa or filet medallions. Their specials are ALWAYS just that- special. The servers are PROFESSIONALS who have been working there over 20 years- the ambience is elegant. We always have a romantic, wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We celebrated my birthday with family and everything was just perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Always delightful! ExcEllen food and service! Dellvicious!7

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

One of the best all time all school restaurants where services of quality fabulous place to eat

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Dover sole delicious. Desserts amazing

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food and elegant service: highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We waited at the bar for our table but not for long and we’re seated by the window which looked to be got the best table in the house. The waiter was extremely serious but professional and the food was out of this world . I had the salmon which was crispy and smooth.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Vito really is a neighborhood gem, but that doesn't mean you have to be in the neighborhood to enjoy it. Attentive service, a massive wine list, PLUS a full bar compliment the classic italian menu. Everytime we dine here we're transported back to Italy.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

LOVED this place.. was way better than I anticipated. Food was sumptuous from start to finish. Will totally be visiting again despite the fact that it is a bit of a schlep for me.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Absolutely my favorite Italian restaurant in LA. Consistently fantastic food, great service, and the best table side caesar! Love this place.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Vito is a neighborhood gem for any occasion. Food is delicious, always. Service is very attentive. Old school. One of the few places where we've wound up talking to the table next to us the last few times.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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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