Locanda del Lago

Neighborhoods: Downtown
Cuisine: Bar, Private Parties, Pizza

Locanda del Lago is a Bar, Private Parties, and Pizza restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date.

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 Sherman Oaks, CA

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

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:

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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 Northridge, CA

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.

November 27, 2011

keep walking down the promenade

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…


from Gayot
September 9, 2011

GOT FOOD Poisoning!!!!

We dined at Lago on September 5, 2011 and. after spending $160 for the dinner for two. my boyfriend got FOOD POISONING, spent half a night throwing-up and had to call-in sick the following day!!!!!! This is a very nice-looking restaurant,…

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Bar Private Parties Outdoor seating
  • The house-made grolla is a fun and shareable cocktail: Flamed tableside, it's a concoction of espresso, grappa, brandy, sambuca, lemon peel and sugar served in a hand-carved Italian wooden bowl.
  • Park at one of the public garages on Second Street or Fourth Street. It's free for two hours before 6pm; after 6pm it's just $3.
  • Weekday happy hour from 5pm-7pm features Italian finger foods at the bar and drink specials.
Sun-Thu 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Fri-Sat 11:00AM - 11:00PM
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