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601 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States
601 Colorado AvenueUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90401
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Kid-friendly Italian cafe with create-your-own pasta plates, as well as many vegetarian options.- Google
"Fair prices, huge portions, delicious food, and a $2 wine corking fee = Win."
"One of the best Italian restaurants in LA...its all about the fresh pasta."
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Daniel Lim
a month ago
I really want to know the fact. Are those food from Italian cuisine? I can't believe taste of foods. It was really weird taste when I ate 'atomic pasta'. Chicken was too tough and noodle like just flour. I really like to try new food and especially enjoy eating Italian foods because those foods are really delicious. I tried to find why this food was tongue had some problem, chef did mistakes, it was not Italian food, or I don't know real Italian food...... Even though I didn't feel delicious, sever was so kind and restaurant was so warm interior. When I have been Little Italy in NYC and Boston, those foods were perfect!!! ~.~
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Eric Greenwood
2 months ago
This place is unreal, the fried pillows (yes thats what they are called) are to die for. Personally I am a huge fan of the build your own pasta offering. (Stuffed chicked ravioli, in a four cheese sauce) Go here, be hungry, and leave happy. Fact is this place is heaven on earth. I would comment on desert but i have never made it to that course.
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Stephanie Han
4 months ago
My friends and I were looking for a place for some dinner before catching a cat circus (!) at the Santa Monica Playhouse and found this place online. We found out about their insanely low $2 corkage fee so we had time to prepare and brought our own bottles of wine. It's a really cute place, and very popular (no doubt due to their generous corkage policy, lol). We'd made reservations, thank goodness, and were able to be seated right away. I had their mushroom ravioli in a cream sauce that was quite delicious. The pasta was red and green so the rose-colored cream sauce on top wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing, and the dish looked hastily assembled, so no bonus points for presentation, but it was very tasty. Everyone else at the table enjoyed their meal as well and the service was good. Overall, a solid choice for casual reasonable Italian in the area.
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Grace Ngim
10 months ago
I enjoyed this low key Italian restaurant. Had the mom & pop shop kinda feel. The portions were pretty generous and the food was delicious. My favorite was their pumpkin ravioli in creme sauce. Wasn't a fan of their homemade tiramisu. I didn't care for all the cinnamon. Service was great, it handles large parties pretty well and they take reservations. Will come here again.
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Cristina Salhuana
4 months ago
REALLY GOOD FOOD! REALLY INTIMATE SETTING! I went here with my dad and boyfriend and we were all licking our plates! The bread was delicious as were all of the entrees. We all got different dishes and ate family-style (the only way my dad eats) and every dish was delicious. They both got seafood pasta and I opted for the mussels. The broth for the mussels was so insanely delicious. I don't think you can go wrong at this place!
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Gene Shapiro
3 months ago
When you just don't feel like doing any cooking and want to try a bit noisy, delicious, friendly place that respects your budget - no beating this hole in the wall gem. Do not forget smashing Tiramisu for desert. Try once and you will be back
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Eric Elder
3 months ago
Cozy atmosphere, delicious food, great service. What more can you ask for? Try the pink sauce with any pasta.
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Pedram Gol
6 months ago
Good service, reasonable price and the most important, food is awesome. my personal favorites : Fettucini carbonara and santafe ravioli