What Insiders Are Saying
Santa Monica locals love the classic and fancy Italian at Via Veneto.
Fantastic food. Delicious and beautifully prepared. The service was attentive and helpful. The restaurant was somewhat noisy. There was a crying baby that the parents kept taking out and bringing back. The tables are very close together. That said, it is worth going for the wonderful food and service.
Food is always excellent, inventive, yet simple, amazing servers, romantic!! I
Food was delicious and excellent service but the chairs are very uncomfortable
I already have recommend it to my cousin and his wife who live in LA because I live in Switzerland.
28 dollars for a glass of California Cabernet Red wine...
..and the tip already included in the check (20%)...
Delicious food in a nice ambiance
This to me is by far the best Italian restaurant in LA. The food is always delicious and the service is great as well.
The best restaurant ever... Definitely, I will come back... The food, the service, everything was so perfect! Great job from all people who work there... Sono molto bravi 🙌
The food was very good. Best thing about restaurant. Service was lacking. I was late, and my friend, on time, could not get anyone to bring her water and bread. They waited until my arrival. The table for two are quire small. They just barely hold what is necessary for dining. Because of the service, and the relatively high cost of the dinner, I doubt that I will return.
A superb Italian restaurant that could have been lifted from the Via Veneto in Rome and placed on Main Street, Santa Monica.
Wine is expensive
The food was incredible and the service was wonderful! I highly recommend eating here!
Really good food. Not the friendliest staff. Really expensive. Sweet spot.
Wonderful experience, cuisine is as good as any Italian restaurant in Italy, totally authentic. My risotto was perfectly executed without any temptation to “guild the lily” which American restaurants can be tempted to do sometimes. Wine list outstanding, new and old world. Definitely returning 👌🏼
Bravo to the chef and management! My husband and I are pretty spoiled when it comes to fine dining. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. We will be back
Delicious food. Service was excellent until the end, I guess they were busy wrapping up for the evening. Will definitely be coming back.
Food was excellent, service was top notch. However, Guy who sat next to us who sounded like a celebrity won’t stop yapping about his success and fame so loudly. It was mood killer for our intimate dining for special occasion.
A very pleasant surprise for an Italian on a business trip to Los Angeles. Excellent culinary experience and excellent hospitality.
My family and I had dinner one random night just after we finished our business in the area. We had not been here in a while, and we have forgotten how great this restaurant is. You may find other restaurants with fancier decor, a trendier concept, and fancy cocktails, but in my opinion, this is as good as it gets for a dinning experience. Delicious and perfectly prepared food, great wine list (including a good selection of half bottles), expert and attentive service, and just a wonderful experience. The mixed Ravioli appetizer (8 raviolis cooked 4 different ways) is a must. Enjoy!
They took the food away before we were done eating. But it was delicious.
While the food was good, it was significantly overpriced. We had a reservation, made 3 days in advance and confirmed that morning that they couldn't find. Service was lackadaisical and we waited forever for the check. Additionally, at least one of the items on the online menu (one that I knew both teens would order) was not on the menu. When I asked, I was told that was last month and they didn't have it. Maybe update your online menu so it's correct? Very disappointing.
It was fun an delicious. However the waiter seemed to rush us to order dinner but forgot about us when we wanted to order desert.
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Every aspect of it is phenomenal - the food, the service, the ambiance. Every dish we have had has been outstanding. They are welcoming, gracious and worth the price. Their home made bread is to die for. Their pastas are fresh and light and outstanding. Their staff is knowledgeable, welcoming and truly enjoy what they do.
Outstanding food and service. A definite return.
Romantic Italian restaurant
Amazing food and service! Best italian food in LA
Fantastic food, great service, small and intimate setting.
This was our first time at Via Veneto as we live in Colorado. A friend who lives in the area highly recommended Via Veneto. We were nicely greeted when we walked in and the entire staff was friendly and attentive. The wine we chose was wonderful. We started with the baby eggplant parm as our appetizer...outstanding! My wife had the sole and I had pasta/fettucine with black truffles...so delicious. Our dessert was tiramisu - amazing! We will definitely be returning to Via Veneto!
Excellent and love the waiters
Waited 35 minutes past our reservation to be seated - at the worst table they had. The food however, was absolutely delicious.
Excellent food, service, romantic!! We had a fun sweet time. Thank you all for a wonderful time at Via Veneto!! We’re coming back try soon!!
The food and service were both outstanding. We had a lot of communication with our server about food and wine choices, and he was very helpful. The pastas were amazing. We'll be back!
Always a great time in this cozy, intimate restaurant with excellent food.
Exquisite food with remarkable service
Most spectacular! Such a fabulous, romantic, decadent dining experience. Highly recommend Via Veneto for special occasions or for anyone wanting a truly delightful culinary journey!
This was one of the most amazing experiences ever. The food was amazing! The staff so kind and helpful, and patient to explain details of menu. I am so grateful to have experienced this with my family.
Felt like being in a fine restaurant in Italy. Excellent meal, a beautiful, intimate room, great service, every bite delicious. Can’t wsit to go again.
very mediocre food that was not worth the price. i would not recommend this restaurant to budget diners because the food is expensive. i would not recommend this restaurant to high end customers because the food was average. i will not return. there are other restaurants that deliver the same quality food at a lower price and others that offer much better food for about the same price.