Locanda Veneta

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1015 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
One of LA’s best Italian restaurants, Locanda Veneta aims to transport you to Venice, Italy. Where the freshest and often deceptively simplest ingredients are combined and cooked into art. The cozy room, often dotted with celebs, is elegant but there’s nothing fussy about the menu. Here you’ll find favorites such as a fresh-vegetable minestrone; wild mushroom risotto; and spinach and ricotta cheese gnocchi. Garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil dress many of the pasta, meat and fish dishes; and the veal scaloppini gets a different preparation every night. When an Italian spot is as classic as this, how can you skip a dessert of tiramisu? Our extensive wine list complements your meal, with selections mainly from Italy, France and California.

Special Offers

Happy Hour

50% OFF on Glass of Wine with a entree purchase.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 July 2019

Ends: 1 August 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 1015 People Are Saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An excellent choice for a romantic evening or enjoyable experience with a local "family" run restaurant.
The food was very good and service was outstanding. Highly recommended.

T
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful menu and yummy cuisine. I’d definitely go back. The mushroom risotto is garlicky and creamy with the rice absolutely toothsome. Loved the clams and mussels in broth. All excellent! Great service.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, our server was very helpful and prompt on all of our orders (10 ppl). I’ll be coming back again!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with pleasant service

E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and wonderful service! Their pasta dishes better than what we had in Italy!

AG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When eating at Locanda, one of my most favorite Italian restaurants anywhere, you feel like you are eating in a beautifully appointed house. The food is what keeps you coming back and an excellent wine list with staff who understand how the food is prepared and what it entails to make it. Excellent service without being imposing or cloying. The food is fresh, authentic and delicious!

LC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loconda Veneta is one of those restaurants that never disappoints. I just returned from a trip to Italy and it brought me back to my vacation. One of the best spots for Italian food in Los Angeles.

H
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails. The food is consistently excellent, the ambiance warm and friendly, and the service top rate. One of my absolute favorites.

RN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here though it has been around forever. Very nice space - very relaxing. Food was excellent as was the service. We wanted to eat family style (3 of us) and they were happy to accommodate us. Will definitely be back.

FM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Love that actual Italians work there bc hearing the authentic accent while dining transports you to the homeland. The portions are generous and the food is well-seasoned. There is an expressive menu, so something for everyone. We love the eggplant appetizer and the lentil pasta. The wine selection will satisfy anyone in any price range. It’s a small restaurant great for almost any occasion except for a big load party. Love it!

m
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The ingredients to a good meal were there and maybe we were there on a night that only chef's helpers
were there...burratta salad was bland even with Gioia's fabulous cheese, the other dishes just lacked seasoning and soul.

BM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The lamb shanks- superb! Waiter was quite attentive. Was a bit warm probably due to open kitchen

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chef who never disappoints. Outstanding pastas and sauces. One if best in city.

JM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place since I was a child. Great pasta and people. Thank you for decades of good times and good meals.

MI
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Locanda Veneta for 30 years. It never disappoints. I love the place as do my guests

MM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

he person who greeted me was so rude! (please note it wasn't a table server w/black shirt) It was a gentleman in a grey button shirt, He was ready cold and rude. totally disappointed with the restaurant experience

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never let's me down! The calamari is to die for.

OT
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Not a good experience unfortunately. The artichoke soup was bad and the spaghetti rigid and more like ramen noodles. The sauce was thin and runny. The spinach was wilted to death. The service was great though. But its like having a great server on the patio deck of the Titanic...

DR
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jessica the server/sommelier is tops. She is not only a great server, she really understand s fine wine and appreciates it. We always enjoy seeing her. The food is consistently good.

i
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Más sino is the best! Food is always amazing as is the vibe!! One of our favorites!

K
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a neighborhood gem, even if you don't live in this neighborhood. Warm lively feel, intimate room, caring smart servers, attentive open kitchen. Authentic Italian cuisine. Pretty darn perfect.

MS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service never disappoints. They just started a Happy Hour discount at lunchtime for their fabulous wines by the glass (50% off). The fish dish wrapped in parchment was fabulous.

JH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Dine LA and their offerings are always such great value. The service is attentive and friendly. I’ve never been disappointed when I’ve eaten here.

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is welcoming, charming and cozy. The seating feels intimate and private even with proximity to other tables. The waitress was very present and kept checking in. We talked for a long time before ordering and she patiently kept returning to see if we were ready to order. She also helped us make ordering decisions.
We ordered the DineLA menu because there was no fish on the regular menu. There were lots of choices which was great. The brocoli soup was okay. The artichoke salad and boar ragout were wonderful. Everyone liked the risotto but it was too salty for my taste. The main dishes were hugh. The women took home large portions. I ordered the branzino which was okay. Not enough stand out seasoning. The halibut was good but the sauce a bit sweet. There was another fish in a creamy sauce someone ordered and reported was on the drier side. The key lime pie, which I typically love was just ok. A bit too sweet. Not enough crust and a lot of key lime and whipped cream. Not terrible not great.
If I returned I would order the cheesecake.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was so stuffed after Dine LA course menu! Super good deal!

DK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going there for years ands it’s been consistently amazing. This one of the best truly Italian restaurants in this city.

AH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasing to go with anyone.
But they are always particularly tender when I come in with my antique parents.

BZ
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Excellent!!!
Thanks Again to the wonderful chef and staff.

T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to exceed my expectations!

D
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have loved Locanda for years and years. It is always a wonderful special diner. Great authentic Italian tratoria with excellent service. We had the pear tart tatin for desert and it was in a word amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

E
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual! Love the food, staff and ambience.

DI
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Locanda Veneta -- the staff are always welcoming. The food is fantastic and it's wonderful to eat there because you can actually have a conversation while dining.

g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment & great food. Will be eating when back in town.

m
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

altho it took a little while for the food to start coming out, it was worth the wait becuz the food was fab! Took some out of town guests & they loved it. I appreciate the outdoor patio area being heated since we were outside because of my dog

SM
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This was horrible. I was with two guests and my wife. We all agreed.

CB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent, unpretentious Italian restaurant. There is a reason why it has survived for decades.

VW
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Had a wonderful time, as always. One of the premier restaurants in LA year after year.

DR
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica Marie Taylor, our server is fabulous. She is studying for the Sommelier exam--loves wine and is a lot of fun. Her food recommendations to my friend, Wes, and me were right on. We like the restaurant for everything--food tops, atmosphere very nice, not crowded...and Jessica one of the best...all in all a perfect experience.

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