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Louise's Trattoria

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
+1 310-394-8888
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main courses are quite good, the salad greens could be fresher, and the service is spotty. For a small and Italian themed restaurant, the music is loud and totally inappropriate for the type of experience a guest wants in such a place. The ambience is more like a cafeteria than an Italian or otherwise inviting restaurant at this level... More 

Thank Caroltod
Santa Monica
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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I've been fortunate to have many fine meals at various Louise's Trattorias, this last meal was a big disappointment. The pizza was cool to the touch and appeared to have been sitting around for awhile, not appealing even when you are very hungry. The staff is a bit disorganized or that is what it appeared. I can't say that I... More 

Thank sixxmom
Des Moines Iowa
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Used to be one of our favorites in Santa Monica. They have remodeled to give it a clean upscale look. In our opinion didn't succeed. It used to be warm and inviting, now it looks like white pizza joint. They need to rethink the food and environment.

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New York City
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by last week after a long absence. Louise's has been a California favorite since I was a kid. This location has a new light and airy look and a menu that marries old favorites like chicken parm and bologonase with new contemporary delights such as kale salad, flat bread, angel hair with garlic prawns and many more. I... More 

Thank J&H74
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458 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The interior has been refurbished but the menu and the food and service remain very good. We will continue to patronize this establishment.

Thank Chingachgook
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an old standby favorite spot for us. The food is good, well prepared and tasty, the service is excellent with a friendly smile and the dishes are moderately priced too. Although it is a pleasant decor we hear that the place is getting ready for an uplift (11/2016), and the menu will be expanded to include new items... More 

Thank dan g
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Push the door and enjoy your delicious meal ! At the first sight, we were not attracted but after an amazing 'lobster ravioli and pesto cream sauce'(daily special) and a tremendous lasagna, we definitely want to come back. Special award to the very gentle waitress, who was kind, helpful and advisor. If you like good Italian food, you will love... More 

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Des Moines Iowa
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is one of our favorite places in Santa Monica because it is so consistently good. The service can vary, but usually quite good. But go for the food and the bread. It isn't a large venue and can be crowded, which we see as a good sign. We tried carry-out, too, and it was quite efficient.

Thank GoneAgain02
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This branch of Louise's lives up to their reputation and serves really good Italian food in an authentic atmosphere and does it with style. Food is delicious and their wine list is broad and very fairly priced. Love their pastas for sure! You'll come back. ...

Thank David B L
Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Shallots in the picatta - YUK!!! Pomodoro too Spicy Not truly Italian dishes Better Italian food across the street at Rosti

Thank Sue M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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