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Tasting Kitchen

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1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744 (Venice)
+1 310-392-6644
10:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:00
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La Jolla, California
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up from San Diego to see friends and eat at The Tasting Kitchen. We had an early reservation for 3 and asked for upstairs (quieter). We ordered the 3-course tasting menu and it was delicious.The bluefish tartare with truffle was excellent, as were both pastas. Mains were scallops done unbelievably well with butter and some almonds, and pork "three... More 

Thank hollyberry57
Level Contributor
65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to be is upstairs if you want some quiet, downstairs if you like the vibe. Food is Italian inspired, in a very good way. We ate really well, portions are not very generous, but this allows you to taste more plates. Absolutely recommended.

Thank Steffed
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited late December 2016, Christmas period. For brunch. Place was rather empty. Good points: - nice decoration. - good location on Abbott Kinney. Bad points: - coffees (mocchas) were very ordinary. Burnt after-taste. Not sweet chocolate either. - the panier de pâtisseries only had oversweet and heavy items. Nothing like a nice croissant or Danish pastry. - the "yogurt, granola... More 

Thank Gerald250
Marina del Rey, California
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Despite being local I had never tried the Tasting Kitchen. I also had no clue it specialized in Italian food or would have come earlier. Service was excellent and Elizabeth advised us honestly. I understand most diners opt for the several course tasting menu but, as we didn’t really want dessert and have dietary preferences, we ordered ala carte. It... More 

Thank dwalker43
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The place was recommended by some of our friends so we decided to give it a try today, we didnt have a reservation so it took about 20 min to get a table. The place is pretty cool and the staff was great The food was amazing but maybe a bit over priced The portions were great and delicious Overall... More 

Thank Ramy R
Alpharetta, Georgia
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food is DELICIOUS. The Cocktails are FABULOUS. The waitstaff is GORGEOUS. I recommend the pastas and the cream puffs. But really everything was tasty. What a great spot!

Thank KShawnT
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Think of many NYC hot spots without too much pretentious attitudes. You'll enjoy the menu - creative pasta dishes. Best of all is great service! Make reservations far in advance.

Thank dshoko
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Tasting Kitchen is a really nice restaurant on Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach. Great atmosphere. We went for the tasting menue, although rather pricey, we were not dissapointed. wonderful wine, great service and a all in all a very authentic and interesting experience. We visited With two children, 12 and 15 years old. even they loved the Food and... More 

Thank Anniken J
Fort Worth, Texas
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our kids took us to dinner here. I believe that reservations are required, especially for the 3 course tasting. Our waiter was great in explaining how the tasting worked. We gave a few things that we didn't like and he relayed that to the chef. The bartender customized our cocktails and 3 out of the 4 were great. Each course... More 

Thank Shelly M
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I arrived for an early dinner with some friends, and none of us had been here before. I chose this place based on positive recommendations from others who have eaten here. After perusing the menu, and a brief intro from the waiter, we intrepidly decided to go with the $75 3-course tasting. We had no idea what to expect, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-6644

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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