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Fritto Misto

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$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2507
+1 310-458-2829
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 10:30
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Napa, California
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Off the tourist trap area in Santa Monica is this little Italian restaurant that you will either want to tell everyone about or keep it your little secret. Oh my, my this place smells so wonderful when you walk in you won't mind waiting a short 15 minutes for your cozy table. My husband had the Cajun Shrimp Ravioli that... More 

1 Thank lsarrade
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

We were a party of 8 and went to Fritto Misto after researching our holiday before leaving England. It was well worth a visit. Fab for the 4 children ranging from 12-16 as you are able to pick your pasta then add the sauce and other ingredients to suit your taste. So great for even the fussiest of eaters. We... More 

1 Thank TinaS1985
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Whats all the fuss about this restaurant being so good??? I had lunch there and it was just ok... Portions were so big which was a plus if the pasta were good. The calamari was really good though! But again the pasta was mehhh... Never coming back!

1 Thank Louieliu
Jacksonville, Vermont
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We were visiting friends in Santa Monica who live within walking distance of this place. We visit them as often as possible and Fritto Misto is always a must-eat-at place. It's a little small, a little cramped at times, but it's worth it. You'll probably have to wait most times, but again worth it. Plus, they do their best to... More 

1 Thank Bill S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Great little Italian restaurant in Santa Monica. Tables are cozy, chairs aren't super comfortable, but the food is the main attraction. The menu is huge, with plentiful vegetarian options, and a creative "build your own" pasta section with about 12 different pastas, 8 different sauces, and 10 different add-ins. The calamari was crisp and flavorful--the small was large enough for... More 

1 Thank Felicia T
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We are staying in a condo in SM and the owner suggested this place us after a long day sight seeing. It was perfect. No reservations are taken, so you just rock up and they will seat you as soon as they can. It is quick, tasty, good value food. Fine dining it is not and you will be in... More 

1 Thank Littletiddler1
Millbrae, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The only thing I dislike about this restaurant is that its hugely popular and on occasion there is a line. But we got in quickly on this trip and this is a restaurant I try not to miss when I'm in Santa Monica. The food is truly excellent and filling. The service is outstanding and I give this restaurant a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This Italian restaurant is located 4 blocks from the Promenade and really worth a visit. It is a simple restaurant but the food is very good. You choose one of the pasta, which are fresh, and pick the sauce you want. It is noteworthy that the sauces are very good. The dishes are well served and serve two people who... More 

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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Neighborhood find, go early. Good choice of vegetarian and meat dishes. My husband and son ordered two different entrees and split them, because they could not decide. I was not a fan of the Caesar dressing, way too anchovy tasting, but they liked it.

Thank Katlak
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We came here with our adult children and we all enjoyed it very much! The prices were very reasonable, the menu was extensive. We ordered the Firtto Misto sampler appetizer and it was very good. We each ordered pasta. Everyone liked what they received, I ordered the New Mexico Chili Linguini and I have to say it didn't have much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-2829

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