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La Vecchia Cucina

2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
+1 310-399-7979
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here last night. Nice cozy and vibrant atmosphere. Food was ok: had a Caesar salad (a bit soggy). Sausage/mushroom pizza (good!), linguine pescatore (sauce heavy), lasagna (needs more zip, dry piece covered in sauce). Portions are big. Food was fine but not amazing. Service-...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both managers, Tao and Niko are great hosts. They always make me feel welcomed and they have eye for detail. I can not brag enough about the food services and atmosphere. I always left the restaurant satisfy and counts the days to be back.

Thank Nasser E
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best Italian meals we ever had even in Italy.Everything was prepared fresh.The service was excellent and the pastas homemade. We especially liked the house special with lamb bolognese and fresh buffalo ricotta Truly delicioso

Thank summerbreeze267
Reviewed 10 October 2017

stopped here without a reservation, the guys were very kind and helpful to let us know for a late lunch, the service was super good. The food we ordered was simply awesome, all of it, the risotto, the pasta and pizza were all amazing, very...More

Thank Mohammed A
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with my husband and it was wonderful. Food was fresh and delicious and their wine recommendation was also great. Ambience and atmosphere was just what we wanted so had a wonderful evening and will definitely visit again if in LA

Thank Ify O
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Le Vecchia is a very popular place for dinner but as we found out this weekend it's also a great place for a leisurely Sunday brunch. The service (from Mike) was excellent. They open at 11 a.m. and we were seated at a great table...More

Thank _dt_arch
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The restaurant is located on Main Street in the funky part of Santa Monica. We found the restaurant while ambling on Main Street and we were extremely happy with the result. Not only was the food excellent, but the staff was extremely friendly and helpful...More

Thank maf123Tucson
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Visited La Vecchia Cucina with my wife on a weekday and we were both treated with genuine traditional Italian food which really tasted "home-cooked" (we both had pastas which came in generous portions with lots of flavour). Nothing particularly fancy about the interior, but definitely...More

Thank MAJO8001
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Dropped in on a Thursday night, family of 4 no reservations. They seated us quickly and we had an amazing meal. We told them we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and they surprised us with an amazing panna cotta dessert.

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Visiting Santa Monica and looked for Italian restaurants near where we are. The reviews for La Vecchia Cucina were very good so I told my cousin and husband we should go there. The restaurant was crowded at 6:30. My cousin ordered Pizza Tevere which is...More

Thank Lodi48
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$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2654 Main St, Ste D, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4066
    (Ocean Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-7979
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