Locanda Del Lago

★★★★★
  • 231 Arizona Ave

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 310-451-3525

About Locanda Del Lago

Hours
Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Thursday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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Pretty place. Nice surfer dude waiter.The appetizers not well described. The beet spaghetti was julienne beets. The mozzarella cheese balls came colld then came back overdone. Small portions . The seafood pasta had bay scallops at diver

3
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Pretty place. Nice surfer dude waiter.The appetizers not well described. The beet spaghetti was julienne beets. The mozzarella cheese balls came colld then came back overdone. Small portions . The seafood pasta had bay scallops at diver

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Oops, going to Lago Restaurants was one of the mistakes. I usually don't write reviews, unless I am really disappointed. The reviews I saw were good, but the visit was total disappointment. The food was ok but nothing special!!! The

3
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Oops, going to Lago Restaurants was one of the mistakes. I usually don't write reviews, unless I am really disappointed. The reviews I saw were good, but the visit was total disappointment. The food was ok but nothing special!!! The

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I' ve been impressed!!! A real deal! Authentic flavors from northern Italy. I am from Italy, and I can say that the food here is amazingly good. Even better than few restaurants in Italy. Excellent promotions too. I have been also on a

3
★★★★★

I' ve been impressed!!! A real deal! Authentic flavors from northern Italy. I am from Italy, and I can say that the food here is amazingly good. Even better than few restaurants in Italy. Excellent promotions too. I have been also on a

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Wow! I am a major food snob and I have eaten in top restaurats all around the world. What a shock when our casual quick bite on the promenade turned out to be the most delicous, authentic stunning Italian food we have had in L.A. The

3
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Wow! I am a major food snob and I have eaten in top restaurats all around the world. What a shock when our casual quick bite on the promenade turned out to be the most delicous, authentic stunning Italian food we have had in L.A. The

Pros: amazing food!

Cons: not the best location and not very romantic with all the homeless people and tourists running around

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This place serves great Italian food right on the Promenade. Inside has a pretty intimate romantic feel, and for as good as it is and the location, there's hardly ever too much of a wait. It's hard to go wrong here, but they do a great job

3
★★★★★

This place serves great Italian food right on the Promenade. Inside has a pretty intimate romantic feel, and for as good as it is and the location, there's hardly ever too much of a wait. It's hard to go wrong here, but they do a great job

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The location of this restaurant is great, as it is right on the Third Street Promenade, so you can walk on the Promenade before or after dinner. The atmospheric is nice and romantic, and the food is good. I have always found the service

3
★★★★★

The location of this restaurant is great, as it is right on the Third Street Promenade, so you can walk on the Promenade before or after dinner. The atmospheric is nice and romantic, and the food is good. I have always found the service

Pros: Great location, great atmosphere

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This pleasant Italian restaurant right on the Promenade serves up authentic and slightly rustic looking pastas, pizzas and a variety of other traditional dishes from the country. I got the penne del cliente: a pasta with chicken, broccoli

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This pleasant Italian restaurant right on the Promenade serves up authentic and slightly rustic looking pastas, pizzas and a variety of other traditional dishes from the country. I got the penne del cliente: a pasta with chicken, broccoli

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Lago is a great Italian restaurant with a prime location on Third Street Promenade. They have an outdoor patio which has a wonderful European feel. The antipasto and salad bar at lunch is excellent and so are their pastas and pizzas.

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Lago is a great Italian restaurant with a prime location on Third Street Promenade. They have an outdoor patio which has a wonderful European feel. The antipasto and salad bar at lunch is excellent and so are their pastas and pizzas.

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We eat a lot of Italian food so we're picky when it comes to restaurants. This place rates pretty highly for us. The service was prompt and attentive despite being there on an extremely busy Saturday night. The food was excellent,

3
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We eat a lot of Italian food so we're picky when it comes to restaurants. This place rates pretty highly for us. The service was prompt and attentive despite being there on an extremely busy Saturday night. The food was excellent,

Pros: Good food, prompt service

Cons: Noisy and somewhat cramped

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I just dined here with a friend yesterday Sunday 7/22. After walking by this restaurant several times and taking a peek at their menu we decided to give it a try. Your dining experience starts off with delicious warm bread and a very

3
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I just dined here with a friend yesterday Sunday 7/22. After walking by this restaurant several times and taking a peek at their menu we decided to give it a try. Your dining experience starts off with delicious warm bread and a very

Pros: Great menu

Cons: The wait staff is very slow and no where to be found.

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I do thing that it takes little to make people dinner happy, especially when the food is good. But unfortunatelly that sould alway be something wrong, like our server. I'am sorry, but iwould never comeback.

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I do thing that it takes little to make people dinner happy, especially when the food is good. But unfortunatelly that sould alway be something wrong, like our server. I'am sorry, but iwould never comeback.

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Nice location and European ambience just off the Third Street Promenade .

3
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Nice location and European ambience just off the Third Street Promenade .

Pros: Location; Ambience

Cons: Slowish Service

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I have been to lunch and dinner at Locanda del Lago several times, the most recent being about a week ago when my husband and I took my parents out for a nice dinner, and it was wonderful. Terrific service, where they really make you feel

3
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I have been to lunch and dinner at Locanda del Lago several times, the most recent being about a week ago when my husband and I took my parents out for a nice dinner, and it was wonderful. Terrific service, where they really make you feel

Pros: Great before or after a movie, convenient valet parking right outside

Cons: None that I can think of, except make reservations early on weekends so you can get one

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Went with girlfriend and we had a great table tucked in the back. Service and waiters were great - very helpful. He quickly understood that we came there first to be able to talk and then the food so he let us take our time in ordering.

3
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Went with girlfriend and we had a great table tucked in the back. Service and waiters were great - very helpful. He quickly understood that we came there first to be able to talk and then the food so he let us take our time in ordering.

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I made a reservation for Valentine's Day and called the restaurant to ask if they would be offering anything off of their regular menu, or if you had to eat the prix fixe menu. I was assured on the phone that limited items would be

3
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I made a reservation for Valentine's Day and called the restaurant to ask if they would be offering anything off of their regular menu, or if you had to eat the prix fixe menu. I was assured on the phone that limited items would be

Cons: rude waiters, uncomfortable chairs, untruthful hostesses

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When it comes to great, fresh Italian. This restaurant always comes to mind. I enjoy the atmosphere, the location, and the food is great. I have eaten at this restaurant plenty of times, and I always walk out feeling satisfied. They

3
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When it comes to great, fresh Italian. This restaurant always comes to mind. I enjoy the atmosphere, the location, and the food is great. I have eaten at this restaurant plenty of times, and I always walk out feeling satisfied. They

Pros: Cheese plate, romantic

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The boyfriend and I didn't even mean to come here but we stumbled upon it after a hard afternoon of shopping. Food was really good and the prices extremely reasonable for the quality!!! The clam and linguini pasta was one of the best

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The boyfriend and I didn't even mean to come here but we stumbled upon it after a hard afternoon of shopping. Food was really good and the prices extremely reasonable for the quality!!! The clam and linguini pasta was one of the best

Pros: great pasta

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This is sometimes an excellent place but it all depends on the waiter and they vary from arrogant, unhelpful and absent to really good. Its not an issue of being busy--sometimes the busiest times are best. The place has gotten smug

3
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This is sometimes an excellent place but it all depends on the waiter and they vary from arrogant, unhelpful and absent to really good. Its not an issue of being busy--sometimes the busiest times are best. The place has gotten smug

Pros: food can be good

Cons: staff spotty: some fabulous; some are from hell

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to begin, the space was extremely cramped and the servers kept bumping into my unstable, not to mention tremendously uncomfortable chair. 15 minutes later, the waitress had knocked over my water and soaked the entire left side of my

3
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to begin, the space was extremely cramped and the servers kept bumping into my unstable, not to mention tremendously uncomfortable chair. 15 minutes later, the waitress had knocked over my water and soaked the entire left side of my

Pros: none, nothing

Cons: ill-mannered manager, dreadful service

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I've been here a few times and its pretty good. I really like the food, but the service is really really slow. It's great if you are a really slow eater. I also see lots of random celebrities.

3
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I've been here a few times and its pretty good. I really like the food, but the service is really really slow. It's great if you are a really slow eater. I also see lots of random celebrities.

Pros: Food

Cons: Slow service

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Looking to go during a slow time of evening so that service would not be an issue, since this restaurant always looks so busy (5pm on a Sunday). The place was empty and the service was terrible.

Frankly, it takes a lot for a meal to

3
★★★★★

Looking to go during a slow time of evening so that service would not be an issue, since this restaurant always looks so busy (5pm on a Sunday). The place was empty and the service was terrible.

Frankly, it takes a lot for a meal to

Pros: location

Cons: service, food

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This restaurant is hands down one of my absolute favorites. Will it be yours?

Answer this. Do you crave Risotto with Saffron or Osso Buco? How about incredible seafood? Do you love a picturesque and romantic setting? Do you like to

3
★★★★★

This restaurant is hands down one of my absolute favorites. Will it be yours?

Answer this. Do you crave Risotto with Saffron or Osso Buco? How about incredible seafood? Do you love a picturesque and romantic setting? Do you like to

Pros: Cuisine, Setting, Host/Staff

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I made a reservation for sunday noon brunch with my wife and two teenage
children. We were seated outdoors, which was very pleasant, and have nothing but
raves. Certainly, this restaurant brought back memories of recent trips to Italy,

3
★★★★★

I made a reservation for sunday noon brunch with my wife and two teenage
children. We were seated outdoors, which was very pleasant, and have nothing but
raves. Certainly, this restaurant brought back memories of recent trips to Italy,

Pros: fresh food, outdoor ambience, service

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I have a huge rant I would like to post somewhere, but there is no space.

Bottom line:

3 HOUR MEAL. Saw the server exactly 4 times in that 3 hours. Food arrived cold. Server had a huge attitude because we ordered glasses of wine

3
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I have a huge rant I would like to post somewhere, but there is no space.

Bottom line:

3 HOUR MEAL. Saw the server exactly 4 times in that 3 hours. Food arrived cold. Server had a huge attitude because we ordered glasses of wine

Pros: ambience

Cons: expensive, snobby, inattentive

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I love bolognese. This is the ABSOLUTE best I've had in LA and I've been to a number of good italian restaurants. The people watching is great outside and the brunch is highly recommended as well!

3
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I love bolognese. This is the ABSOLUTE best I've had in LA and I've been to a number of good italian restaurants. The people watching is great outside and the brunch is highly recommended as well!

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I received excellent service at this fine dining establishment. The food selection and quality was above average and the wine selection was decent.

3
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I received excellent service at this fine dining establishment. The food selection and quality was above average and the wine selection was decent.

Pros: Atmosphere, Great Food, Service

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I'm italian and I recommend this restaurant because the food is great and original from Italy.
Situated on 3rd street promenade, Santa Monica, is a good place to have both lunch and dinner.

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I'm italian and I recommend this restaurant because the food is great and original from Italy.
Situated on 3rd street promenade, Santa Monica, is a good place to have both lunch and dinner.

Pros: Original Italian food, Good selection, Location

Cons: Little expensive

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Located amid the hustle and bustle of Third Street Promenade (and with ringside seats to the Santa Monica Farmers' Market), Locanda del Lago has been serving specialties from the Lake District of northern Italy for more than 20 years. A…

 

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