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La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
+1 310-399-7979
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (37 reviews)
“farfalle” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited La Vecchia Cucina with my wife on a weekday and we were both treated with genuine traditional Italian food which really tasted "home-cooked" (we both had pastas which came in generous portions with lots of flavour). Nothing particularly fancy about the interior, but definitely...More

Thank MAJO8001
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dropped in on a Thursday night, family of 4 no reservations. They seated us quickly and we had an amazing meal. We told them we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and they surprised us with an amazing panna cotta dessert.

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Santa Monica and looked for Italian restaurants near where we are. The reviews for La Vecchia Cucina were very good so I told my cousin and husband we should go there. The restaurant was crowded at 6:30. My cousin ordered Pizza Tevere which is...More

Thank Lodi48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beach a few blocks this gem recommended by a local and did I ever enjoy my early dinner and lively conversation. Methinks this is a better value and a authentic experience.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best Italian meal we've had in years! The pasta is homemade, sauce is incredible, lasagna was super. The only negative is how loud it is in there and a bit cramped. Didn't love the atmosphere.

Thank Dena B
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Our dining experience at La Vecchia Cucina was absolutely outstanding. One of our friends, who lives in the area recommended this restaurant for our families to get together. The service and food were excellent. Most of our group enjoyed either the pasta or pizza. Every...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My wife wanted something simple for dinner and we recalled eating here years ago and went to this very popular restaurant. First, it's clear that a good number of people are regulars as the manger and one of the waiters greeted some diners with big...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I had an Italian friend recommend this restaurant and it sure didn't disappoint. It started with the host being flexible on our seating so I could watch my team finish their game in the NCAA Final Four enjoying custom cocktails at the bar. Followed by...More

Thank LADuckFan
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

It was my husband's 60 th birthday and we went there for lunch. The service and food was absolutely wonderful! We both had different pastas, I had the bolognaise and my husband loves spaghetti a la oilio so he had it as his main course,...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Best Italian restaurant in Santa Monica! Delicious pizza , pasta and mozzarella buratta! This place is always very busy so it's better to book your table in advance.

Thank Ewa R
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
    (Ocean Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-7979
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