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Locanda Del Lago
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30AM–11PM
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Third Street Promenade 231 Arizona Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
231 Arizona AvenueUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90401
$$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
Bars and Pubs
Business Service
Delivery Restaurant
Party Service
Western Food
Today 11:30AM–11PM
Friday 11:30AM–11PMSaturday 11:30AM–11PMSunday 10:30AM–10PMMonday 11:30AM–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–10PMThursday 11:30AM–10PM
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Northern Italian cuisine from the Lake Como region served alongside an extensive wine list.- Google
"I had that, along with mango, lemon, chocolate and cinnamon."
"We ordered penne pasta 16$, European burger 15$ & portion pasta14$ for kid."
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Albert Tan
in the last week
I chose this restaurant because it had an extensive wine list including Italian wines. I went there with my wife and two children. The restaurant looked high class but that is where it ended. We managed to order our food and wine at around 8pm. We had nearly finished our bottle of wine by 9pm and still not a sign of food or an update. We eventually manage to flag down a server, who was not our server and she said she would find out what was happening with our food. She came back shortly and said 5 minutes. Ten minutes later and still no sign of food. At that stage my wife and I were frustrated to say the least as my children were hungry. With no sign of food we decided it was time to leave. The manager of the restaurant who happened to be Italian did come to see us and offered no real explanation or recompense for the lack of service. He was actually happy to see us go and on our part he seemed very arrogant. My wife was really not happy with his response so commenced to tell him so. She was met with a very rude and arrogant response. My wife and I have both been in the service industry as owners and this is not the way to treat disgruntled customers. The norm is to offer something complimentary to appease the customer and make sure that the complaint is rectified immediately. This was definitely not forth coming and another person came out to tell the manager that he did not have to put up with us and to go inside. My kids by this stage had walked off as they were hungry. As we left another group who came after us had and had received their food just before we chose to leave told us that they would not have put up with the manager either. We were treated with contempt. Even when we told them we would complain on Trip Advisor they just did not care. We went down to the waterfront to another restaurant which served us straight away. Do yourself a favour and check out the Water Grill on Ocean Avenue. The food and service there is amazing.
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Jose Hernandez
in the last week
Very good Italian food with reasonable prices and a very friendly staff, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
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Carole Ann Reno
2 months ago
Amazing carbonera and great prices on wine. I had a Saintsbury Carneros for $14 a glass 🍷
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Bob Chambers
9 months ago
My wife, daughter and I absolutely love this restaurant. We had dinner here during my daughter's spring break week, and everything about the experience was topnotch. Well-situated table, solicitous service from Ivan, and exquisitely prepared dishes. We also enjoyed the location on a corner along the Third Street Promenade, a special place in its own right. We are looking forward to returning to Locanda del Lago in the near future.
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2 months ago
I've eaten here several times, and personally I liked the food. However, the last time I went will be the last. The host insulted my clothes saying he had a dress code. Sorry, I didn't know a tank top at a beach side restaurant on a hot summer day was unacceptable. Okay, maybe that is your policy, but the tone was beyond rude. I will never be back, and I am never recommending them to anyone again. I used to give them a good review for food, but after my last experience, I realized they are way too full of themselves to deserve my patronage.
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Martine Rijnsburger
2 months ago
Very average. Poor price quality ratio. Only main course plus wine 150 usd for 2 persons. There must be better alternatives.
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Gaines Coleman
4 months ago
On the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica, the restaurant is quite good and usually busy. The bar is mostly occupied by locals, and has some awesome cocktails.
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Miroslav Remiaš
a month ago
There is no way I will return back to this place. Food is overpriced (e.g. $36 for seafood risotto) for the quality, waitress was weird / strange and we were ignored for a good 15 minutes when we wanted to pay for the bill and get out of there.


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