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Locanda del Lago

231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
+1 310-451-3525
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Promenade location with excellent people watching on a lovely sunny weekend day, with every opportunity for an enjoyable meal including that it was International Rose Day. But of the three rose wines on their menu, two were unavailable so we were obliged to have the...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had good and quick service twice, pasta were good not spectacular. Maître d hôtel Nicholas was great.

Thank Hilaire2009
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We opted to dine outside at a corner table on the 3rd Street Promenade on a somewhat chilly, but sunny spring day. Service was very attentive and we enjoyed relaxed conversation over delightful lunch salads--warm seafood and Nicoise. Both were nicely presented and delicious. The...More

Thank NellT
Reviewed 22 April 2018

When you're traveling the first restaurant you try can set the tone for the rest of the week. Our experience at LAGO (Locanda del Lago) was great. Food was delicious, with the creamiest burrata (buffalo mozzarella) . Our server was on point and very attentive....More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 5 April 2018

My husband and I had been excited to try Lago, hoping for a nice Italian place nearby the theaters to become a regular date night spot, but that did not happen. We went for dinner on a Tuesday night to test it out. The place...More

Thank futureconsultant
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I spotted Locanda Del Lago in an article titled “Tables with a View” in a Santa Monica travel guide, and it did not disappoint! The trattoria is lively with beautiful décor and happy vibes. The staff was friendly and attentive! We had a minor issue...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Was there for a family lunch and though the dishes took time to be served it was worth the wait. The staff was very polite and service was very satisfactory.You could feel the freshness of the food and the taste was very good.Would rate this...More

Thank Ram H
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

When I walked in here I was immediately piqued by the atmosphere and attractive decor of this Restaurant. I felt like I was going to Italy even though this is in the heart of Santa Monica, well located on the Promenade. I was greeted by...More

Thank traveltime111
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were wanting some Italian and stumbled across this place. I would love to give it 5 stars because everything was amazing EXCEPT the guy on the front door. He could barely acknowledge us as we arrived and was so quiet and...More

Thank Hanna W
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place and what great service and friendly waiters and the food is so good. I had the 2 course tasting menu what great value. I chose the Vitelli Tonnato really tender veal with tuna sauce followed by a beautiful gnocchi in a...More

Thank Cynthia N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
    (Third St. Promenade)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-3525
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