Via Veneto | Santa Monica

We did a 12 course tasting here and it was an incredible dining experience. Our server Francesco “Franco” was the best server, EVER. I love his sexy accent.

Our party of 12 started off with Prosecco, a platter of cheese, olives, grapes, and honey with black truffle.

Here’s the list of the rest of the dishes:

brazino in crosta di sale sea salt crusted seabass in lemon and olive oil
grilled scampi
new zealand langostino
26 oz bistecca prime grilled tuscan style porterhouse
black squid tagliolini with baby calamari and bottarga
uni spaghetti
ravioli lobster and zucchini in fresh tomato sauce
ravioli ricotta and asparagi in white asparagus sauce
ravioli di zuzza pumpkin in butter sage

for desserts:

nutella tart pie
panna cotta

The entire evening felt like we were dining in Italy! It was lovely, authentic, and so warm welcoming. From the food to the service. It blew me away. The ambiance of the restaurant was dark, intimate, romantic. It’s one of those restaurants you want to bring a special person to or come celebrate something good. Will definitely be back.

Pro-tip: Valet for $7.


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