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Locanda del Lago

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3.5 rating over 2 reviews

310-451-3525

231 Arizona Ave ( )

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Neighborhoods: Downtown

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Description: Locanda del Lago is a Italian, Sandwiches, and Healthy restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date.
Tags: Italian, Takeout, Good for groups, Sandwiches, Healthy, Salads, Vegetarian, Desserts, Fine Dining, and Lunch
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From OpenTable: 

Lago spotlights the cuisine of Bellagio on Lake Como, Northern Italy and features the ultimate upscale restaurant experience with exceptional flavors and meticulous, friendly service since opening in '91. It’s a favorite of foodies, celebrities, locals and travelers. The freshest seasonal ingredients available from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market are served in traditional and innovative recipes, and pastas, focaccia, desserts and gelato are housemade daily. The popular bar offers Happy Hour nightly and distinctive Artisanal cocktails. Great patio with view of 3rd Street Promenade. Lago’s wine list has received an Award of Excellence from WINE SPECTATOR every year since 1995 and has over 400 selections from Italy and California. “Don’t miss the Ossobuco alla Milanese” - GOURMET. "There’s no better place to people-watch than at the outdoor patio” - FROMMERS. "Recommended" - MICHELIN. "Perfectly crafted pastas" – ZAGAT. "Best Italian Cuisine" – LOS ANGELES TIMES.

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Locanda del Lago

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Great Spot For Lunch In Santa Monica!

Along the busy corridor of the Third Street Promenade and Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, there is Locanda del Lago. A welcoming and inviting lunch location that is enjoyed by many. On a recent trip to this venue, some friends and I enjoyed some light fare here during a day of shopping and visiting…

The fresh baked crunchy bread served here is wonderful. Serves with a bit of olive oil, it’s a terrific beginning to a delightful meal…

We began with two orders of the Tartara Di Tonno…the Ahi Tuna Tartar made with Lone Ranch Farms avocado, red onion, a creamy balsamic dressing and kept company by a few plantain chips, which were mildly sweet in flavor…

All but one of us ordered salads. I chose the Insalata Di Pollo Con Funghi. This is a salad of market greens, sliced chicken breast and a warm mushroom dressing. I wanted to change things up a bit, so I had the chicken replaced by Tiger Shrimp for $5 more and asked that the Parmesan Pizza Bread that normally comes with this dish to not be added. The result was a perfectly light shrimp salad with no carbs mixed with a sumptuous flavorsome dressing…

Below, one of my friends selected the Insalata Rucola e Parmigiano. Fresh Arugula, market cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and a creamy lemon dressing…

An additional salad creation chosen at our table was the original Insalata Di Pollo Con Funghi, which included market greens, sliced chicken breast and a warm mushroom dressing topped by chunks of avocado coupled with a few slices of Locanda del Lago’s Parmesan Pizza Bread.

Finally, the last order from our table was for the Spaghetti Verdi, which was served with large shrimp and a warm mushroom sauce. Of course, it was topped with a mountain of freshly-grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese!

Even the bill was presented to us in its own wooden boat…so creative! (See all photos and full review at SavorHour.com)

ESTABLISHMENT / DECOR: A fun festive environment with available patio dining options in front of the establishment. Our party sat outside and had a wonderful experience!

FOOD / DRINK: Healthy refreshing salads, hearty homemade pasta, sensational Ahi tuna tartar and a sensational wine list.

LOCATION: Locanda del Lago is located at 231 Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

HOURS: Open for Lunch and Dinner Sunday through Wednesdays from 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM and on on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30AM – 11:00 PM.

SERVICE / STAFF: Friendly and efficient service was provided by our server.

PRICE / VALUE: Acceptable prices for the quality and convenience of the restaurant’s location in Santa Monica.

CORKAGE FEE: $20 per bottle

CONTACT INFO: Phone: (310) 451-3525, Website: www.lagosantamonica.com

PARKING: Valet parking for the restaurant is available nightly during Dinner service, while the Santa Monica city parking structures nearby are available during Lunch offerings.

TOTAL BILL: Our bill was over $100 due to our ordering a bottle of wine from the restaurant on top of the two Tuna Tartar appetizers, three salads and a dish of pasta. Worth the splurge? Indeed!

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Great location, nice selections

I’ve eaten here several times and it has never disappointed. They always have a wide variety of selections. The lobster ravioli was really outstanding. We like to sit outside to see the passersby on the Promenade but it’s nice because you’re not right on it so it’s a little quieter. Service always good. They offer prix fixe menus and have good specials. They also participate in the programs to get airline miles for dining.

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