Locanda Del Lago

Neighborhood: Downtown/3rd St
231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

When Lago opened in April 1991, the upscale Italian restaurant quickly established a reputation as having perhaps the only menu in Los Angeles to focus on the cuisine of Bellagio on Lake Como in Northern Italy. Today, on the verge of celebrating its 25th anniversary, Lago maintains that unique identity and attracts an eclectic crowd of foodies, celebrities, locals and travelers. With its warm, inviting interior, expansive windows and a sidewalk patio overlooking Santa Monica's colorful Third Street Promenade, the restaurant is consistently lauded for imaginative Italian cuisine spotlighting seasonal flavors and the freshest local ingredients.

Connect With Locanda Del Lago
  • Pet-Friendly
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • Free Admission
  • Cash
  • Family-Friendly
  • Take Out
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar
  • Delivery
  • Gluten-Free
  • BYOB
  • Organic
  • Group Dining/Private Banquet Space
  • Hours Open - Monday: Lunch/Dinner:11:30am-10:00pm
  • Hours Open - Tuesday: Lunch/Dinner:11:30am-10:00pm
  • Hours Open - Wednesday: Lunch/Dinner:11:30am-10:00pm
  • Hours Open - Thursday: Lunch/Dinner:11:30am-10:00pm
  • Hours Open - Friday: Lunch/Dinner:11:30am-11:00pm
  • Hours Open - Saturday: Lunch/Dinner:11:30am-11:00pm
  • Hours Open - Sunday: Brunch/Dinner:10:30am-10:00pm
  • Parking Available: Paid
  • WiFi Available: Free
  • Maximum Private Capacity: 100 seated buyout (140 w/patio), 250 cocktail buyout with patio
  • Restaurant Capacity (Seated): 100, 140 including patio
  • Restaurant Capacity (Standing): 200, 250 including patio
  • Reception Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 100

Yelp Rating

  • Nice servers and prime people-watching, but food is just OK. (Nice wine list, though.) I got the burrata and tomatoes, and the tomatoes were not fully ripe.... Full Review

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

  • First impression should have been our signal to depart. Our reservation confirmed by our hotel was not in the system, ( we were 20 min late I must admit) however we were quickly seated so happily sat... Full Review

  • Good location and good food, this restaurant has nice ambiance and has outdoor tables as well as a good bar. Went on a Saturday evening for happy hour (4-7) and an early dinner after the beach time... Full Review

  • We stopped by for drinks and appetizers one evening and had a wonderful time. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and our drinks and appetizers were great, so we decided to head back there a couple... Full Review