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Locanda Portofino

1110 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1610
+1 310-394-2070
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“italian food” (9 reviews)
“strip mall” (3 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1110 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good consistent quality Italian food. The ambiance is not great but not terrible either. The service is good

Thank ferrosario66
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We had an 8pm reservation the hostess sat us right away. The restaurant was very cramped, I'm assuming bc of Valentine's Day. Our waiter came over right away to assist us with the wine list. His selection was ok, but nothing special. He took our...More

Thank Teri R
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I rarely write negative reviews but our experience was so bad that i decided to post. This restaurant has horrible service and is unclean. They were very unkind. The bathroom is filthy, pee all over, door does not lock, paper towel everywhere. They don’t care....More

Thank travelingworkingmom
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My go to Italian. Linguini alla vongole to die for. Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon "Something about Mary" glam.

Thank CarloD
Reviewed 27 July 2017

horrible ambiance - eating in the parking lot of a strip mall; seriously, the cars practically abut patio tables - AND they charge $8 for valet parking to boot RIDICULOUS don't understand the popularity of this place - except there are lots of people here...More

Thank Charleebunz
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Fresh Italian food and great service. The selection of specials were great and the regular menu options were also excellent. The salads and soup were delicious. The pasta entrees were nicely executed. The swordfish was simply prepared but perfect!The meatballs were not quite as good...More

Thank maxinedds
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The food was good but well overpriced. I ordered an $18 caprese salad and it was one very small tomato sliced in 3 pieces with less than 2 ounces mozzarella total. Past was very good but again way overpriced for the approximate 1 cup of...More

Thank LoBoexp
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you like the real italian food this is a place to go. They have excellent pasta and other dishes. Not too oily. Service can be chaotic but the food and niceness compensate for it.

Thank ferrosario66
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I hate places that have higher prices on the bill than for the same item on the menu- in other words fraud. Pasta that should cost $14 is $22 on the menu and higher on the bill. Appetizers that should be $12-$14 are $19 on...More

1  Thank james90211
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Loved the lively environment, the friendly "buona sera!" on entering, and the cordial, efficient service. The food, however was just so-so: Gluppy sauce on the 2 pasta dishes we ordered - like they had been sitting around. The branzino - which was supposed to have...More

Thank SonomaValleyWoman
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$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1610
    (11th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-2070
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