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Caffe Delfini

147 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1103
+1 310-459-8823
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (16 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
“branzino” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
147 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1103
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Cozy neighborhood gem with rustic italian cooking - feels like you're eating in someone's home. Lengthy menu, lots of daily specials, and if there's a pasta combination you're in the mood for, ask the waiter. They made a fabulous puttanesca (not on the menu) for...More

Thank Travel4bourne
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Realized I had not reviewed this resto since 2013. I live nearby and can walk here. Took an out of town pal here for a nice, quiet and delicious meal. The arrabbiata is fantastic. They never skimp on the garlic here that's for sure! Love...More

Thank AFoolForTravel
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Despite being crowded the staff were very attentive. MEnu was reduced from the usual but still had a good variety of choices. Good wine list. This was my second visit and we will be back.

Thank CRM13
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We weren't sure what to expect as the restaurant looks quite dark and small from the outside. After we were seated, we were blown away by the staff, food, and drinks. Truly an authentic Italian meal! It was a bit pricey, but we left very...More

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I came to Caffe Delfini for an early dinner. I wanted to check the restaurant out prior to booking a party for 22 guests. I'm glad I did! The service and the food were good. I had the penne pomodoro which I...More

Thank Isunwin
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tucked in Santa Monica Canyon between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, you'll think you were in the middle of Italy at this small Italian cafe has been there for over 25 years. Romantic, upscale but not expensive, it is a perfect date location. If you...More

Thank rocketscientist_LA
Reviewed 17 August 2016

So where to go on a Monday night. My wife and I wanted a nice dinner for our final night in CA. The Inn where we stayed recommended Caffe Delfini, just a block away. I was thrilled not to drive, but figured we were settling...More

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great seafood pasta with one of the nicest bits of crab I can remember! Its not cheap but its near the ocean and the service is friendly and helpful. Great glass of wine - Italian I think!

Thank SteveBG4547KK
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had a good sized order of home delivery and the food was OK. Portion sizes were large and tastes were fine but not sure that I would rave about it. Delivery service was good and food came still warm. If you are looking for really...More

Thank DPeterF2015
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Not really a good Italian restaurant, growing up in Roma I learn the basic of cooking a good pasta, my personal expirence wasn't good, but my friend love it!!!

Thank Lemie M
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-459-8823
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