Pretty decent overall, but the dinner menu has changed compared to what you see in the pictures -- especially the seafood dishes, which looked fantastic but are no longer being offered.
Amazing food & service.
The Maitre d was not friendly. We won’t be back. Waiter was good though. No knock on him.
Very delicious food and plenty of GF options.
The food is always excellent at Heroic, with a focus on modern interpretation of the food of (wealthy) Ancient Romans. I think. Anyway, the food is always excellent.
We had excellent outdoor seating, which thankfully is now possible by virtue of transforming a parking strip into well protected booths. Brilliant. The outdoor location made casual conversation easy.
Today's highlight was the 200 AD Burger, and it was a revelation. So many spectacular layers, each a perfection.
Upon arrival they gave our table reservation to the wrong party of 5. The owner gave two of us a free glass of rose (no one else in the party was offered). After waiting 30 more mins we finally got our table. Ordered drinks and an appetizer but food came out in wrong order (received the salad last), one plate was forgotten - and no one ever checked on us.
However, their black truffle fettuccine Alfredo was tasty. I do not see myself coming here again. Perhaps in a post-covid world it would be different.
Wonderful evening - great staff, awesome food and great ambience in front of the Buddha bookstore. Love it
Great service, food and wine. Love this place. Def a best of the best of Santa Monica!
Diverse menu with lots of options. Nightly specials make the decision of what to choose that much harder. Friendly staff, timely delivery of food, and everyone in my party of five enjoyed their choices, both appetizers and main courses.
Had been wanting to try this place for some time based on reviews.
Went for lunch
Sandwich OMG was delicious as was my wife’s Marinetti . Flavor combinations were great.
The bread was outstanding .
Only criticism is they are not gigantic sandwiches , so don’t plan on taking half home!
The ambiance at lunch is street side and noisy but great for riding your bike and you lock it next to your booth.
I understand lighting /ambiance is much nicer at night.
Owner/chef came out and was very nice .
Am excited to return for dinner and try the dinner entrees.
The food was absolutely amazing, this place is a must if you’re in LA!
They've built booths on the sidewalk to be able to serve during the virus ordeal. Food was really good, and ambience wasn't their fault. I look forward to eating there again once they can be open indoors.
Excellent restaurant, owner came by to wish my son a happy birthday, waitress was very nice, the food was outstanding, with great selection for any kind of dietary restrictions. Right now, due to covid, all table are outside, so... hard to talk about the ambience. Yes, buses go by, and the occasional homeless guy, and commuters. However, the tables are behind a plastic shield, so it feels enclosed.
Outstanding food, service was impeccable. Great vibe, Well worth the price. Felt like mama made it.
Angelo was amazing, wonderful addition to the team. The outdoor benches and decor were perfect for a nice dining experience. Pesto pasta was our favorite.
Superb sandwiches. Lives up to the LA Times’ love. Bay Cities has competition.
Place was of the chain good the guy takes pride in his food
Loved heroic Italian. Meat and cheese plate was on point with 3 cheeses and several types of delicious cold cuts. We got the OMG and the meatball sandwiches, both 5/5. Just wish they were bigger.
Server was great - food was great!
Would definitely recommend the Osso Buco
A 90 year old friend and I walked down from our apartment building for noon lunch. She ordered the Italian BLT which arrived 15 minutes after our order was taken. I wanted the dinner of Lamb Ribs with risotto and mushrooms. My friend had eaten half of her huge sandwich while I waited. Our server finally said my order was on its way, which was 35 minutes after we ordered. Our server did not come by to check on us. HOWEVER, my order was delicious. I could only eat half of it, brought the rest back to have for supper. I might just order the lamb ribs and have it delivered to my apartment.
Outstanding food and service, The owner Mr Gregory is an amazing host. One of my favorite places in Santa Monica
Such a great experience overall. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while
Great service. The seafood pasta plate was not worth the price but it seemed like other dishes were bigger. It was nice cause the service really was great, but the food, at least what I ordered was disappointing for value and quantity. Food quality was above average.
Good wines. Bright atmosphere. Good and friendly service.
The service was great and the food delicious.
Everything is good, you really can’t go wrong!
Their Tiramisu is delicious and a must order!
great as always. love barbs food.
This was the first time time we have been. There was a party in the room next door...seemed short staffed but the owner couldn’t have been nicer.
Consistently, excellent food.
The best carbonara I ever had
I brought my dear friends from out of town for a birthday celebration and let tell you, they were blown away. The food was spectacular, and the service was the best I had so far. Our server Robert was very attentive
Can't wait to go back
The three of us got together for a friend’s birthday lunch. We had a reservation, but no one asked us our name. The host was also the only waiter for the downstairs and upstairs portions of the restaurant. We were led upstairs and forgotten about for a bit of time. There was a big party in the adjacent room and there was one other waitress in there. Tables and chairs were shaky and the place didn’t feel like a restaurant, more like a deli. Menu was a deli menu too. Overall, nothing to write home about, food was okay, decor was less than stellar, overall experience wasn’t what we expected from the photos. It was more like a let’s stop and grab a bite kind of place, versus a proper restaurant.
Made reservations for a party of 9 and they accommodated us with a private room, which was great for our group! Food was delicious , we had great service and our waiter Brendan did a great job at tending to our needs! When in the Santa Monica area again, will definitely come here again!
Terrible experience at Heroic, we went for a girls night out on Friday night it was just 3 of us. First of all the waiter was super awkward, he didn't seem to know what anything was on the menu, and when we asked him about their wines he again just pointed to something on the menu after what felt like 5 mins of him trying to find the words to say anything. The food came and had zero seasoning, we had 2 pasta dishes and 1 main. We had ordered the veal and it was probably the most disappointing dish we ordered, the meat tasted very weird and fat sat on top of it giving it a mushy flavor. The wine was good but the rose my friend ordered was the opposite of what she asked for.
Never again complete waste of money.
Amazing experience. Best restaurant in Santa Monica!!
Great Italian food. Portions are on the smaller side, so you definitely need an appetizer to fill up. We had 4 different entrees, black code, black ink pasta, pasta carbonara and TOURNEDOS ROSSINI. Liked all of them except for carbonara. That was too salty for our taste. The two appetizers INSALATA DI GRANCHIO and octopus were really good. PANNA COTTA and TIRAMISU were excellent too.
amazing dinner from barbara! thanks!
Great atmosphere and a good time. Food was good. Wine was great. Try the almond milk flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Carbonara was good: great bacon element and good pasta. I love grilled octopus and theirs was well made: perfectly grilled and tender. It was a real fun and enjoyable dining experience. I’d recommend going.
Really good food, good service, quaint restaurant. Great for our girls night out!
Brought some friends in who have never been before and they were all wowed! Every dish was cooked to perfection, which can sometimes be a tough thing to accomplish for one chef and a small kitchen on a very busy night, but these guys didn't disappoint. And made some new fans in the process! Staff was super accommodating for our ever-growing party and did everything they could to make the night memorable for us all.
Kristi: Thank you for your kind words. You and your lovely friends are aways welcome. Cheers! Jeffrey
Great sandwich place for lunch but not a good dinner spot. And if you don’t want the door opening and a breeze coming in every few minutes be sure to request to be in the back dining room. The sandwiches are great but the rest of the menu is mediorce at best
Sorry that you did not enjoy the food...there is truth to the windy door tho... Jeffrey
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