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Locanda Del Lago
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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231 Arizona Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
231 Arizona AveUSCASanta Monica90401
$$$Italian Restaurant, European Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
European Restaurant
Delivery Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 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 – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
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Northern Italian cuisine from the Lake Como region served alongside an extensive wine list.- Google
People talk about northern italian, happy hour, people watching, sea bass and appetizers
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Paul Ho
reviewed 2 months ago
Amazing experience. Christina really took care of us like a champ, really on top of her game. Really good food, especially any of the handmade pasta options, and extremely attentive service. The ambiance, level of service and quality of food all work together to make for an outstanding Italian option if you're in the area. Not a tourist trap at all, either.
Holly Page
reviewed 4 months ago
Had thanksgiving lunch here with 8 people. Good quality food, very good service, they did jack the price a bit for thanksgiving which is expected I suppose. had a great time our server was there every minute and the So Cal wether was perfect. I recomend this place
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Neda J
reviewed 9 months ago
A nice decor and atmosphere but not friendly service by all means!! The manager's attitude tops it all. Every time we asked for anything, we got an annoying look followed by "wait a minute." We tried not to ruin the evening by brushing it off. Then we got a spaghetti bolognese that looked like dog food thrown on a plate. When we asked the waitress why the dish looked so horrible, she simply said "I don't know" and told the manager to talk to "that lady!" When the manager came by, we explained that this does not look appetizing at all. He gave a nasty look then said that they ran out of bowls so that's how it is. Amazingly, other guests were getting their pastas in bowls. Then to make it even better, he grabbed the plate and spoke with an angry tone "you want it or not?" Wow! Talk about bad service followed by bad attitude! If you want over priced food with rude service then Locanda Del Lago is for you...
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Marcus Harrington
reviewed 4 months ago
I am an Italian food lover, and always have been. The service was amazing, and our waiter always acted an a polite professional manner. The décor was amazing. We had the carpaccio for starters, and it was a decent size with a beautiful aioli on it. The bread is also amazing with the starters. For main I had a spaghetti with anchovies, tomato and capers. The sauce was enough, however reading the reviews others believe it was too much (this might be because I'm Aussie, and pasta at home has a lot of sauce, but tastes good). The flavours were brilliant. For dessert I went with the gelato. Being near Christmas, a flavour option was based off the Italian Christmas cake il Panettone. I had that, along with mango, lemon, chocolate and cinnamon. The scoop sizes were good, as for five flavours you don't need huge scoops. All was homemade, and in the mango, you could taste actual mango flesh and pulp. Overall, I found the restaurant to be brilliant, however, the music choice does not really suit the atmosphere. But I would recommend this to others.
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Barbara Bassill
reviewed 6 months ago
I have been coming to this restaurant since it first opened. I even remember the German mother of the owner, sitting in the restaurant having a glass with me. Lately however, I must say, the qualtiy has suffered somewhat. I used to own a company in the Restaurant business myself. The last 2 Fridays the Pizza was cool, kind of cold and NOT hot nor fresh. The ladies room was and still is today in diare need of updating let alone cleaning. The bar staff~not Joseph, who by the way is fabulous and super professional~is short, unfriendly and not well trained. My glass of Pinot Grigio was not served in one of those nice little decanters and the bartender "assumed" I wouldn't notice, maybe he thought I was an "American Blonde". (Sorry) However, I am from Europe AND my family makes wine on the Moselle River. I am only able to give this place 2 stars.......I used to give 5, but lately it's been unacceptable. The bar seats were dirty, the counter not clean and the service was just unprofessional. Too sad and bad! Wish it would change again and be the way it used to be.
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Linda Le Verne
reviewed 12 months ago
This is a great place to bring out of town guests! They often have special tasting menus with paired wines during Valentine's day etc. They use local produce as much as possible making their products fresh, tasty and sustainable. The service is great, and the bellini is amazing!