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Via Veneto

Santa Monica
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3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5317 (Pier Ave. & Marine St.)
+1 310-399-1843
18:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was really excellent. The cooking was authentic Italian perfectly delivered. The service was friendly and interesting. Not cheap but worth it.

Thank Mark H
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of the better Italian restaurants in LA by the beach. Not inexpensive, but depending on what you order the food can be impressive. Very hip, cool atmosphere. Knowledgeable wait staff.

Thank Harandy
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We wandered down to this restaurant which had some excellent reviews on TA. Times must have changed. So dark you can't read properly (the waiter even had torch!), a ridiculous wine list which was overpriced and waiters with a somewhat over inflated opinion of themselves. The specials were listed off (treating me as an idiot as they tried to entice... More 

Thank Lui F
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is as much a note of how to enjoy the best of VV as it is a message to their restaurant to note how dangerous it is to lose sight of what you're doing. First, I want to share that I worked in a restaurant from the age of 14 until I graduated University. I'm well-versed in the service... More 

2 Thank Trevor S
Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is our favorite resto in Santa Monica -- we've been going there for at least eight years and never had a bad experience ... Now for the good part -- we visited twice during our trip to Cali this past weekend and the first visit was exceptional as always -- the ravioli starter was fab, the pasta and veal... More 

Thank kerryharrismail
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Via Veneto has slowly tumbled in quality and in service. Waiters are impatient, rude and seemingly un interested in anyone's enjoyment of the meal. Just interested in getting you in and out. Food is mediocre at best. Rushed and cooked with no care for quality. Fish was way overcooked as is the pasta. What used to be a quality establishment... More 

Thank DineJB1954
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a reservation for our family of 9. on Saturday. The place is not big on space, but they made it happen for us on the second floor, only one rounded table for all of us. Great atmosphere! Even considering that we had one 9 years old daughter, the chef made it happen for her as she requested. Outstanding!... More 

Thank David E
Milan, Italy
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Well, it has its own atmosphere, the waiters are all Italians and very well mannered. Cooking is good, we got as starters artichokes and crostini bufala and ham, both very nice (20usd each) then we got two pastas: gnocchi blu (I would grade them a 8,5 out of 10) and a pasta cacio & pepe that was good but with... More 

Thank Amedeo G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We go to Via Veneto whenever we are in Santa Monica. Outstanding food. The pasta dishes are incredible. Melt in your mouth. Service is great. It's a relatively smaller restaurant so you absolutely need resevations. If you love Italian food and you're in the L.A. area, thus restaurant is not to be missed.

Thank savvytravelers2
Bentonville, Arkansas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Via Veneto was recommended to us by a friend. We could not have been more pleased with the food and service. The ravioli was amazing. Service was at the top of any restaurant we have been to. Can't wait to visit California again and would plan our trip to include another visit to the restaurant.

Thank Renee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5317
    (Pier Ave. & Marine St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-1843

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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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