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Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

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114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
+1 310-573-1660
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18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

For authentic Italian food there is no better place than Giorgio Baldi. Service is friendly and helpful and the wine list is world class (go for individual glasses - better value). This is food the way it is prepared in Italy. Portions are modest and you leave not stuffed. I did not give 5 stars because it is extremely dark... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Most unique dining experience I have ever had. First let me say the service was excellent, the food was outstanding, the wine list expensive and the crowd was like none my wife and I had ever experienced. My wife and I were staying nearby at the Channel Inn B & B and found this place in the AE Departures magazine.... More 

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Thank megmarc2
Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a wonderful time here. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because of the portion size of the pasta. The salads and soups were divine and sized perfectly. The pasta was absolutely amazing and that is why I was disappointed it wasn't a bigger portion. The atmosphere is quaint and charming. Our server was so... More 

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Thank LoveToTravel0103
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I reserved a table for two about a month ago to coincide with our travel plans in LA. Arrived tonight to find it closed. We even rang two days ago to confirm the booking and all was confirmed. People from next door told us that they were closed and that even they were surprised that it was closed. Was really... More 

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Thank Emma_Loves_Sun
Key Biscayne, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I are foodies and travel to LA twice a year and this is the top of our list. Have been going to this family restaurant for over twenty years. We order every pasta on the menu and share them each has its own distinct flavor and is cooked to perfection u can't miss order a few and... More 

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Thank Richard S
Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I had an anniversary dinner here on a recommendation. You can tell that the locals love this restaurant. Northern italian food Tables a bit too close for my liking but the food was Great. Located not too far from malibu or Beverly Hills

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Thank Rockrobbie
Cannes
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very poor service They serve you very fast. The only goal is to change customer as much as they can to earn more. The best thing : they write on your bill the gratuity is 20%. If you can avoid it, it is better

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Thank Yves D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the best meal my family and I have eaten in a long time. The seafood was incredibly fresh, the pasta 'off the chart' and the desserts!!! We had 5 between us as they were sooo good. Thoroughly recommend it

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Thank StuShinyButton
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Food was fabulous. Had a delicious crudo and the branzino cooked to perfection. The service was top notch, all male Italian servers. The men to come freshen up after and silverware were chaotic and unrefined- they could use an etiquette lesson. The dessert list wasn't inspiring and or sorbet was served in a frozen piece of fruit ( peach sorbet... More 

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Thank Karen D
Los Angeles, California
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297 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This Italian restaurant is fabulous. It is small, tucked off PCH, crowded, and dark, but you feel like you are on your own, private, and well cared for. The service is spot on, and food is melt in your mouth. i ordered the smoked salmon appetizer, and the trio sushi carpaccio dish. Both were amazing and i cleaned my plate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-573-1660

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