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Locanda del Lago

231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
+1 310-451-3525
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (32 reviews)
“risotto” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

First impression should have been our signal to depart. Our reservation confirmed by our hotel was not in the system, ( we were 20 min late I must admit) however we were quickly seated so happily sat down. The decor is Italian with many pictures...More

Thank Marchant K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Good location and good food, this restaurant has nice ambiance and has outdoor tables as well as a good bar. Went on a Saturday evening for happy hour (4-7) and an early dinner after the beach time. The food was a tad salty but overall...More

Thank Erwin K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for drinks and appetizers one evening and had a wonderful time. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and our drinks and appetizers were great, so we decided to head back there a couple nights later for dinner. While the waiter wasn't as...More

Thank MaryAnn K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Not a good dining experience and over priced. Have travelled all over California on holiday and this was our only negative dining experience to date. We found the service in this restaurant very poor. Staff forgetful and not well trained.

Thank Cork67
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Service doesn't exist in this restaurant ! First we order drinks at the bar, you know that we never get them !! We were 8 people... After we choose starters and main dishes, some people received their starters and some never got them, because they...More

Thank Aless2802
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant in nice, if you like Italian food I will advice to visit it, the staff are very nice they helped us explaining the menu, when I get to my table i asked them to change the place to another they immediately find another...More

Thank Alaa_AbdulWahab
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This restaurant is located in the Third Street Promenade, at the corner of Third and Arizona. It is reasonably priced for the area, and they have some interesting dishes. Now they are doing monthly exotic tasting menus which are worth the experience.

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great food. Love the pasta and the pizza. Service is nice. The price is a bit expensive but reasonable. The portions are also reasonable. In terms of taste, I liked it but some may find it a bit greasy.

Thank Pureum K
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Visited here with my husband and, on a beautiful, warm evening, we sat outside right down the end in the corner tucked away behind some bushes - the perfect place to people watch and enjoy our meal, without really being noticed! The service was terrific...More

Thank JoanneFromPerth
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We chose a sparkling wine and received a regular rose (5 usd less on the menu) and were informed that it was a mistake by our waiter. But he mentioned the name of our ordered sparkling wine the moment he served it. So hard to...More

Thank Anomisimona
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 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
    (Third St. Promenade)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-3525
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