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“Superb bistro”
Review of La Vecchia Cucina

La Vecchia Cucina
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Ranked #9 of 719 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Ocean Park
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We were taken to lunch there by organisers of a FM radio station to listen to a group. The place "rocks". The food was an all-you-can-eat buffet. Everything was delicious, and the band made us feel very 'at home'. (Our friends hired them for a gig at the Cal Yacht Club). The Italian food was as I expect real Italian food to be. It is on the beach road, has valet parking, and we'll be back.

I can't tick the "$" box because our hosts covered the bill/tab/invoice.

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Thank velkytatry
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Do not allow that bread on your table! I can never stop eatiing it...it is made fresh and served with olive oil and a LOT of garlic. I love the beef carpaccio, soups and the lasagna della nonna

Another thing I love about this neighborhood place is the staff. They are all so fun to talk to. They really try to make sure that everyone has a positive experience when they come in. I always wonder how one restaurant can get so many quality people in one place and other restaurants have so few. If you plan to visit Main St while in Santa Monica this place is good one to check out for lunch or dinner. Dinner can get pretty crowded! Parking on Main Street or behind the restaurant in the parking lot off Hill.

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Thank NLM M
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Great Italian Food- excellent service. I love the pizzas. Great happy hour menu. A real gem.

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Thank totallytodd
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

We started our trip in LA and went to La Vecchia one of the night's we stayed here before driving to Key West. This was the best restaurant we came across during our 3,000 mile trip. Excellent food. Will visit again next time in LA.

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Thank Roadtripper64
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Service was excellent! The staff was very attentive (but not overly), they made a 50th b-day special! The bar service was a little slow - but they were busy! Revervation recommended! Food was excellent!

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Thank MootTravels
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