601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.015522 -118.490067
Monday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West LA
They were right... – Every now and then you hear about a place that is real good - and it is! The food was very delicious - I had a very good salad (the kind you devour) and soup (split pea). Their pasta list is also quite impressive. The menu was very fairly priced, and the setting nice and informal. Basically you will lick your plates clean and the bill won't upset you later that day. Parking is easy and they have spaces behind the restaurant. We will be back here for sure!
Decent Italian at fair prices – I have seen this restaurant for many years and never went in because, to be truthful, it does not look appetizing from the outside. Then two people recommended it to me and I decided to give it a shot. My boyfriend and I sat outside because the inside of the restaurant is so loud. They have little acoustic control. The restaurant is very plain and does not look Italian at all. The calamari was good. It was not fantastic, but it was good. The sweet potato ravioli was quite tasty with an interesting mix of flavors. The lemon bar was disgusting. I hated it, but my boyfriend really like it. The service was great and the manager, or who I assumed to be the manager, was super nice.
The Best! – This is my number one Italian place. The food is simply amazing. Plus they have a lot of really good cheap bottles of wine. The place gets packed, so plan ahead. Also be careful of things marked spicy. They mean it. My girlfriend got a spicy dish and it was too much, and pretty much in-eatable. Besides that A+!
Great food and Great Service - popular among the locals – Fritto Misto is an excellent Italian restaurant with great food and wonderful service. The servers are very nice and helpful. No matter what day of the week it is there is always a line and if you try it for yourself you'll know why. Its worth the wait. You can also bring your own wine for a minimal corking fee. Great for large groups!
Great service, great food, great value – I stumbled upon this place one night and have been back 3 or 4 times since. It's so nice to find a "normal" restaurant in LA. It's not trendy. The food has always been very tasty. The prices are very reasonable (particularly in LA). The portions generous. And you can get a drink for less than $10 (another LA miracle). I would highly recommend this place. I've been with friends and dates and they have all liked it.
New neighborhood favorite – Had heard good things about this place so I took an out-of-town friend for an early dinner on a Saturday evening. Fairly empty around 6pm when we showed up, but I noticed the waitstaff maintained a high level of attentiveness at both our and other tables as the place picked up within the hour. We ordered the fritto misto appetizer, which is a rather daunting but delicious pile of deep-fried calamari, shrimp, artichoke hearts & other veg, along with the pasta puttanesca to split between us. Even as two champion slow-eaters, we never felt rushed even as the restaurant got busier, and we were very satisfied by the bold flavors and fresh pasta in our entree. Like another reviewer, we were also treated to the first-timer's complimentary slice of flourless chocolate cake, so now I'm tempted to try out the other desserts the next time I go back...
Simple little Italian place – The place has almost a deli feel to it. It's good food but not pretentious or anything; the sort of place you could eat dinner in a tshirt and shorts. They make their own pasta and their choose-your-own pasta selections are awesome!
Wish we had more like this in this neighborhood – This part of Santa Monica needs more restaurants, so I'm happy to have Fritto Misto. The pasta is good (they have their own house specialties and you can "create you own pasta" too. Plus they have nice salads). But that being said, I wish this place had a little more style, it's kind of plain. And I know other reviewers have said this place is cheap but I actually think it's a little overpriced for pasta. $10-15 for pasta seems high to me. But check it out and decide for yourself.
Loved it! – Had never been before but had heard good things...was not disappointed. Great little casual spot with extensive menu....lots of choices! Italian sausage and pepper linguini and garlic shrimp pasta were delicious (make sure you get that with the garlic cream sauce...AMAZING). The hostess was extremely accomodating and the waitstaff, speedy, attentive and very knowledgeable. Our waiter brought us a complimentary portion of their flourless chocolate cake (heavenly) "since it was my first time"...nice touch. Will definitely be back.
Great Food, Great Service, Worst Hostess – My GF and I tried this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon; we got there before the 6pm rush; I have never seen a room fill up so fast!! The small Green & Gorgonzola salad was a perfect start which the two of us shared, trust me the small is enough to share. Our server was great and on top of everything. I was surprised to see how well he managed the whole room by himself, he checked on us often even though he had around 5-6 other tables with 4+ guest at each. The New Orleans Pasta was great and so was the Vegetarian Lasagna(large portions, well priced). The only thing I would change would be the rude and snooty hostess, maybe she was having a bad day; however the server and quality of food made up for her poor attitude!!
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