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Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
+1 310-573-1660
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible16%
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114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If my headline doesn’t say it all, let me expand. With such a good reputation, we all looked forward to dining a Georgio Baldi.. From the minute we arrived we knew this was going to be a challenge. Our table near the bar, and outside...More

Thank Melbscoop
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Why make a promise of 'simplicity, authenticity, and the love for tradition' - as stated on their site - if you cannot deliver? I used to live in Sardinia, Italy, and had been craving a local Sardinian pasta - spagetti alla bottarga - for quite...More

Thank Vitamin_Sea2008
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

3 stars.....one for the lovely circular table in a nice corner spot. Another star for the amazing pasta and the final star for the super nice waiter. Stars knocked off the place is mega loud, mega ram packed, full of pretentious telly people. Booked a...More

2  Thank Gill F
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dining experience- fabulous food, special ambience and attentive service. My salad had the best vinegrette I've ever had while my husband enjoyed the salmon appetizer. We both went with the spinach pasta with meat sauce. (The waiter warned that pasta dishes...More

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I understand this is the place to be seen. Pricey and very small portions. Service was rushed. We were a large party and were seated outside and not cute or quaint. The server forgot our appetizers and kept bumping me because the table and area...More

1  Thank 00LiaB
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Giorgio Baldi is a amazing little Italian restaurant that has an unpretentious, neighborhood feel and spectacular cuisine. It's very popular among locals, including many celebrities, who want the best food, but want to avoid fuss and drama. Nearly everything on the menu is great, but...More

Thank Dollyamas
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I went to Georgio Baldi with my extended family and really enjoyed the meal. I'm not sure what's with the bad reviews (I guess price scared off a few people and they didn't think it was worth it...but they don't understand fine dining...normally after a...More

1  Thank Combatfisher
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We finally made it to the famous local Italian restaurant loved by all and it did not disappoint! The crowded main room was lively, dim lit and smelled of heaven. Great wine selection and I cannot recommend their sweet corn ravioli enough. The meatballs were...More

2  Thank Leah J
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It was packed once we got there, we had to wait a bit to get seated, but it was worth it. We had octopus Carpaccio, Bolognese, Spaghetti with Bottarga and Branzino, the flavors were great, like something you can taste while traveling overseas, really authentic...More

Thank Alexiacobelli
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Charged $40 + tax for 2 small glasses of, (not very good), House Chardonnay. Yes, that's right I did say forty dollars... a total rip off. The restaurant is very dimly lit. Now, I like a candlelit dinner as much as the next person but...More

1  Thank tykesreview
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-573-1660
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