601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 576-3440
Phone: (310) 966-1919
Fax Number: (310) 576-3440
Specialties: Parties, Fiestas
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, European
Price Range : Average
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For the longest time the only thing I knew about Fritto Misto was the huge crowd of people waiting outside every night for a table.
We finally tried it for lunch on a weekend and we were one of only a handful of people there. I finally understand now why there's a huge line out the door! The fresh, not dried, pasta is absolutely a revelation from a restaurant. The pesto sauce was full of flavor and, despite the fact that I was planning on only eating half and saving the rest, I ended up porking the entire thing down in one sitting.
Obviously, in the middle of the day, there's not much atmosphere, but I can guarantee you'll get a good pasta meal here, so if you want to brave the crowds, head here on an evening, or if you want the place to yourself, try it for lunch on a weekend
08/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We stumbled here on a recommendation and it was a great evening. The menu has a large variety of choices, lots of pasta choices/sauces/entrees....I had the chili pasta, spicy sauce and chicken, my wife had the 'pillows'. All of it was amazingly good and fairly priced. The service was excellent as well. I highly recommend this place if you want a nice Italian meal.
06/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
To be honest I can't really compare this place to any other Italian restaurant in Santa Monica because I don't even want to try the others. This place has such great food, friendly service, and reasonable prices that I keep coming back for more. Try the raviolis, yummmm.
09/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I just moved to Santa Monica and this place is down the street from my apartment. I could not be more excited to have a restaurant near by. The food was fabulous and our waitress was so attentive. I wasn't sure which wine I would prefer and she allowed a small taste-test. Everyone at our table had an excellent dish, and our waitress brought us a complementary dessert at the end of our meal.
06/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went here a couple of times for lunch. Both times were average at best. I recently had the sausage with whole wheat pasta. It was so bland. A good sauce has to be bold but here it was just there on my plate. However I have to give them credits for the portion. I also ordered the calamari which I was very satisfied with. It has to be by far one of the best I have eaten in awhile. Too bad their pasta could not be the same.
03/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've ordered many things from the menu, and every dish has been flavorful and cooked perfectly. There are so many choices on the menu that everyone in your party is bound to be happy, including vegetarians and children (can create your own pasta & sauce combo). Servers don't return to your table enough, but they've always been nice. On busy nights, calling ahead for take-out works well.
03/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food is consistently tasty. I have never been disappointed by anything I have ordered. The callamari is fresh and their pasta is always a winning choice. I usually go for the vegetarian lasagna or the pasta puttanesca. The portions are very generous. Their lunch menu is sensibly priced. Now here the bad news. The place is usually packed so make reservations. Because the restaurant is popular the service in the evening is bit rushed. Parking in the back is inadequate and street parking can be somewhat challenging. Also the tables are placed close together this is not the restaurant to go to if you need some privacy. I do not recommend large groups for two reasons. First they typically put large groups in the back room and second they tend to rush the service for large groups.
02/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love this restaurant and anytime I'm in that part of town I use it as an excuse to eat here. My favorite dish is their sweet potato ravioli is garlic cream sauce - yum!
The best deal is to get the lunch special (before 5pm I think) which is a half portion of the different pasta of the day dishes and have salad or soup. Be aware the salads are HUGE! Two people can split a small salad and both eat a lot! I love the Greens and Gorgonzola and the Misto Salad. The soups are usually very good as well.
Casual atmosphere and they also do catering.