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2807 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2905
+1 310-450-4999
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (17 reviews)
“sand dabs” (4 reviews)
“veal chop” (3 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
2807 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2905
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner in an old school Italian restaurant. They make the Caesar salad table side. Had the osso bucks special - delightful. Pastas are nothing out of the ordinary but everything else is...

Thank Hawkeye_in_CA
Reviewed 18 April 2017

because I love it! The service is always consistent and the atmosphere bustling and buzzing! My favorite dish is the Veal Chop (not on the menu); the pasta can be a bit 'hit or miss' for me, sometimes good, sometimes a bit to stodgy. I...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Consistently good food and good service. Caesar salad made tableside! Good wine recommendations. Has a cozy feel.

Thank dgalambos
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Of Italian-American descent and having grown up in NY/NJ, I'm about as spoiled as you can get when it comes to Italian-Amrican food. I'd been searching for a place to call my "food home" on the West Side and finally found it. The decor itself,...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Not everyone is going to love Vito. But if you ever saw the movie "Big Night" or wanted to be part of Frank Sinatra's rat pack, this place is for you. Dark room, cozy booths, strong drinks, and lots of red sauce- the only thing...More

Thank wmount2016
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Food, service, ambience were all excellent. It was a warm and Wonderful evening! Italian restaurant with old elegance, warm wood and soft lighting. Drinks were generous and perfectly made. Food was fabulous...old style and delicious.

Thank bcb62
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I almost don't want to recommend this place because it is already so busy. The Boomers come early - the Millennials come late and they both love it equally. This is my husband's and our daughter's favorite place - one of the city's best spaghetti...More

Thank Danielle E
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, warm ambience--you find these elements in a number of neighborhood restaurants. The good news is that Vito is all that did a little more. Roberto is the owner who runs a good shop. Hank is the lead waiter/manager/sommelier who goes above...More

Thank BigJim67
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with friends. Last time 10 years ago. Nothing has changed. If your idea of Italian food is from 1975 you will love it. If you want a more modern take go elsewhere. The food is good, but you can get this type...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Food was very good, not unusual or creative but solid old fashion Italian food with old fashioned Italian waiters

Thank drlstern
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
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2807 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2905
    (28th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-4999
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