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Fritto Misto
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
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601 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
601 Colorado AvenueUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90401
$$Italian Restaurant, Health Food RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSunday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
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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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Johnny Wang
a month ago
The short version? Solid pasta, good prices, but long waits, and they might seat people in preferred, rather than priority, order. I came with my sis and cousin several months back, while still in one of my Italian food craving phases. After waiting close to an hour in the cold, and having had another party who showed up after us, without reservations, seated first they seemed to know the owner, we finally got our table and ordered their Pasta New Orleans, Jumbo Ravioli, and Atomic Pasta. Normally I'd review each individual dish, but given that they were all somewhat similar cream-based dishes, that seems a little unnecessary. And, okay, fine, you got me, I don't really remember the little particulars anymore. But! Great flavor all around, with my favorites being the ravioli and atomic pasta, and the New Orleans coming in close afterwards. And while I've never been a huge fan of al dente pasta, that's more a personal preference than a mark against them. That said, the two pastas we ordered were thicker, so the al dente texture was definitely much more noticeable than say, with linguine or spaghetti. Would I come back? Maybe, if I had a better sense of when the waits aren't so awful. No food is worth that long a wait, especially not when I'm on vacation! ***Accessibility Info*** Venue - A mid-sized venue, but a very cramped one, at that. Tables and seats are arranged fairly close together, and given that the place seems to be packed most of the time, getting to your table requires a bit of finesse and a lot of pardons. Bathroom - Didn't try them, so no comment.
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Eric Greenwood
5 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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Cristina Salhuana
7 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
6 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
Micheal Calvin
a week ago
I come here all the way from Pasadena for the last 4 years this place is outstanding food quality, selection and service. You will not be disappointed.
Daniel Lim
4 months 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 awful...my 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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Stephanie Han
7 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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Leah Kemp
9 months ago
Fantastic Italian food! Huge portions, very reasonable prices. Small restaurant so the wait can be long but definitely worth the wait!