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“a good dinner and a catchup with a great friend”
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Ranked #1 of 776 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Located in my favorite area of Santa Monica..we went at about 630. The place was buzzing. Fortunately, we had reservations (a must) and we had only a few minutes to wait before we were seated. Service pleasant and quick.We both started with an excellent salad with figs, oranges, goat cheese ..this would be a pleasant summer luncheon item all by itself. I followed up with tortellini bolognese that was excellent but the portion so big that the waiter kindly wrapped it up for a lunch the following day. They are known for their delicious Nutella bread pudding; and with the page of cheese on offer it is a great excuse to go back for their outstanding wine and cheese collections. This is a must revisit

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I have probably eaten here 10+ times (it is only a couple of blocks from home) and have never had a bad experience. The food is fantastic - particularly the bolognese where they toss the pasta in large cheese shells. It always has a vibrant atmosphere and is normally full from around 6pm, so you should definitely make a reservation. Overall, a great restaurant with a nice variety and some great cheeses

1  Thank Dougie G
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

we had dinner at Forma recently and it was excellent- the tortellini should not be missed and the cheese selection was off the charts

1  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Even the simplest pasta dishes here are authentic and amazing. All pasta made in house and the cheese is heavenly! Branzino is very good too. Don’t miss the classic chitarra cacio e pepe pasta - delicious!! Great for family dinner too but be prepared to sit very close to your neighboring tables.

1  Thank MiriamtheRebel
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Came here with my daughters before a visit to the Getty Villa. The food was delicious and the service was very good. We shared several items. The arancini, the caico e pepe pasta, a pizza, and cauliflower. Everything was so good. I loved how the pasta is tossed in the giant cheese wheel. Definitely want to return here.

1  Thank Pasa5
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