We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Locanda del Lago

231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
+1 310-451-3525
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (32 reviews)
“risotto” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (354)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent one night in Santa Monica and decided to have a walk down at the pier and after that go for a early dinner. We were hungry and chose Lago for the place. It was half crowded and table were found easily. Warm bread...More

Thank Tomi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time in this restaurant, they serve authentic Italian food and the bet part is they have many options for vegetarians, they have open kitchen to make their authenticity more powerful, happy to have food here...

Thank Gaurav S
A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious. Atmosphere ambience and position awesome. Service just average. A little over priced compared to area. Wine list is very basic.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Santa Monica, good food and warm service. Great choice of wines too. Highly recommend!

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lunch special anti pasta bar and pasta. Great deal and absolutely delicious. Pleasant atmosphere with great service too.

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

First impression should have been our signal to depart. Our reservation confirmed by our hotel was not in the system, ( we were 20 min late I must admit) however we were quickly seated so happily sat down. The decor is Italian with many pictures...More

Thank Marchant K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Good location and good food, this restaurant has nice ambiance and has outdoor tables as well as a good bar. Went on a Saturday evening for happy hour (4-7) and an early dinner after the beach time. The food was a tad salty but overall...More

Thank Erwin K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for drinks and appetizers one evening and had a wonderful time. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and our drinks and appetizers were great, so we decided to head back there a couple nights later for dinner. While the waiter wasn't as...More

Thank MaryAnn K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Not a good dining experience and over priced. Have travelled all over California on holiday and this was our only negative dining experience to date. We found the service in this restaurant very poor. Staff forgetful and not well trained.

Thank Cork67
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Service doesn't exist in this restaurant ! First we order drinks at the bar, you know that we never get them !! We were 8 people... After we choose starters and main dishes, some people received their starters and some never got them, because they...More

Thank Aless2802
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
Nearby Restaurants
Tender Greens
300 reviews
.08 km away
Burger Lounge
163 reviews
.05 km away
Hummus Bar Express
102 reviews
.13 km away
Monsieur Marcel
75 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Third Street Promenade
5,160 reviews
.20 km away
Ocean Avenue
571 reviews
.18 km away
Montana Avenue
289 reviews
.29 km away
Santa Monica Playhouse
15 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Locanda del Lago staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing