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Louise's Trattoria

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
+1 310-394-8888
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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398 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The interior has been refurbished but the menu and the food and service remain very good. We will continue to patronize this establishment.

Thank Chingachgook
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is an old standby favorite spot for us. The food is good, well prepared and tasty, the service is excellent with a friendly smile and the dishes are moderately priced too. Although it is a pleasant decor we hear that the place is getting ready for an uplift (11/2016), and the menu will be expanded to include new items... More 

Thank dan g
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Push the door and enjoy your delicious meal ! At the first sight, we were not attracted but after an amazing 'lobster ravioli and pesto cream sauce'(daily special) and a tremendous lasagna, we definitely want to come back. Special award to the very gentle waitress, who was kind, helpful and advisor. If you like good Italian food, you will love... More 

Thank leschev
Des Moines Iowa
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206 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is one of our favorite places in Santa Monica because it is so consistently good. The service can vary, but usually quite good. But go for the food and the bread. It isn't a large venue and can be crowded, which we see as a good sign. We tried carry-out, too, and it was quite efficient.

Thank GoneAgain02
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 568 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

This branch of Louise's lives up to their reputation and serves really good Italian food in an authentic atmosphere and does it with style. Food is delicious and their wine list is broad and very fairly priced. Love their pastas for sure! You'll come back. ...

Thank David B L
Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Shallots in the picatta - YUK!!! Pomodoro too Spicy Not truly Italian dishes Better Italian food across the street at Rosti

Thank Sue M
Anand, India
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103 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant twice during my short stay at LA. Very conveniently located near the beach. They have a wide variety of wines to choose from. I liked Sangria very much. The Italian food served is very tasty. They constantly serve you bread with olive oil complimentary, interesting and satiating.

1 Thank AwesomeAnand
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Let me start with this disclaimer: unlike my other reviews which are one shot visits while traveling, I have been frequenting this particular Louises for over 15 years and it has been and remains my favorite neighborhood restaurant. It is a credit to both the executive management overseeing the Louise's chain, as much as it is to the various individual... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

The entire meal experience was ultra-satisfying at Louise's Trattoria in Santa Monica. One member of our party chose a $16 dinner special, which included an excellent chopped salad, grilled focaccia bread, a very large entree serving, and tiramisu for dessert. Another person dined on lasagna and had enough of the entree remaining for another two meals! The atmosphere and service... More 

Thank teachinaz
Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

The food is fair. the place is small and sometimes not as comfortable as it should be. The price however is good.

1 Thank salcimbolo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-8888

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

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