Orto Santa Monica
Penne alla Vodka
San Marzano tomato pure, shallots, cream and vodka
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Wisconsin Black Angus meat ragout
Spaghetti alla Bottarga
bottarga from Cabras and Vesuvius cherry tomatoes
Orto has unbelievably amazing food! My friend had the lobster risotto and it was the best we’ve ever had, I had the salmon with broccolini and it was the best we’ve ever had. Seriously, this place was unbelievable!
That being said, we ordered dessert and only took a few bites of each as I didn’t think my tiramisu was very good, nor did my friend think her lava cake was great (there was no lava but the ice cream that accompanied it was exceptional!). The food server immediately removed them from the tab with a friendly smile.
Great atmosphere although the music was disturbingly loud.
That being said, we will definitely return!
Only thing that took awhile to get is our food. Yet, everything was great. Definitely coming back :)
Waited two hours for our food, server never came to touch base, and at the end was given the wrong check
I know that restaurants are adapting to the Covid restrictions, but I have been to a few in Santa Monica lately, and I have to say, that this was a bit of a disappointment for our group celebrating birthdays. A lot more could have been done to improve the ambiance, the service was definitely slow (there was only 1 waiter for the entire restaurant), and when we mentioned that the salad was bland, it hardly registered with the waiter , the food was inconsistent...beet salad totally bland, the best dishes were the lasagna and seafood risotto, the gnocchi was disappointing. The worst was the food was not hot which was probably because it came from the kitchen below the dining area.
Always a terrific dining experience. Andrea is a wonderful and gracious host.
It was the worst experience I can remember in a long time. I won't bore you with the details, but we were one of about 3-4 tables of guests that got up and left and refused to pay. Our appetizer came out cold, nobody was designated as our server, our dinners didn't come out for over an hour and when they did they clearly gave them to the wrong table (but that couple had waited so long they just decided to eat it anyhow). Ultimately we told a waiter walking by that we were going to leave, that our food had never come and no one came by our table to ever ask how things were. I handed him my credit card to pay for our two drinks and appetizer and HE THREW IT BACK ON THE TABLE AT ME. It was also my wife/my wedding anniversary, which we'd told them when we sat down. F this place.
Loved this restaurant. Absolutely lovely venue and atmosphere. Our server was tremendous and the food was very good.
In the midst of the pandemic, Orto is doing an admirable job of keeping their standards (and their guard) up. The outdoor seating is ideal, and the tables are sufficiently far apart to exceed the prescribed six feet of separation. It's not quite as cozy as the "old days" when we could eat indoors, but it's a very good compromise.
The food remains as superb as it's always been, but the service was a little off this particular night. We attributed it to the greater distances between the staff and the patrons. It's harder to catch someone's attention from 30 feet away than it is from 10.
It's reassuring that in the midst of so much upheaval, it's still possible to dine out, dine well, and feel safe.
Great ambiance, service and dishes. Thank you!
Food was excellent. The service was a little slower, presumably due to COVID.
Poor service and seating, definitely not COVID friendly and very rude.
The waiter was impatient and bothered TERRIBLE SERVICE
We enjoyed ourselves.
This restaurant did a great job with their outdoor space. We felt very comfortable and safe. The food and service were wonderful. Highly recommend!!!
The food took a significant time but our server did a great job taking care of us. Very attentive and made sure we still had a great experience
Lovely outdoor setting, easy to get to in Santa Monica. Excellent Italian food, great service and atmosphere.
Not very Covid compliant.
- host holding menus and touching everything
- guests walking around restaurant without masks, no one said anything
- servers and wait staff did not have fave shields, just mask
- no one wore gloves, but this would be minor if other steps above were fully followed
- did.NOT feel safe and won’t be going back.
Delicious authentic Italian food. Restaurant is following structural Covid guidelines.
Nice patio ambience.
Great outdoor, socially distanced setting. Plenty of staff, but the goal is an unhurried, special dining experience. Take as long as you wish for everything, as there is no attempt to rush you out to "turn over the table".
Outdoor seating was excellent. Food was great, will definitely be back!
We loved Orto before and we love it even more in the patio.
Our server was pretty disinterested in us all night until the very moment our guest was opening his birthday gift, at which point the waiter decided we’d rather hear some stories about him instead of getting to watch the gift opening. Figure he realized it was almost tip time and decided to check in.
Great space, good was good, but the service really detracted from the experience.
Usually a very good restaurant but with only outdoor patio seating due to COVID-19. The staff is overwhelmed on a Saturday night plus food was not their typical quality as courses were very slow to be delivered. I am sure it will improve once we are back to indoor seating.
Beautiful layout (revamped outdoor setup for covid), Ha we liked it more than it was before. Food was amazing as always, highly recommend if you’re looking for a cute date night spot.
Food was delicious. Service was some of the worst I have experienced - slow, not attentive, not responsive.
We came here to celebrate my wife’s birthday and we’re seated immediately. The busboy was attentive and brought water and bread quickly. That was the only highlight of the service. Throughout the meal, we constantly had to request refills of water, tea and olive oil. Unfortunately, we repeated ourselves far too often for a restaurant that’s supposed to be highly rated. Food was served by people who were unfamiliar with who ordered what meal and we even had to hunt the waiter down just to get our order taken. The food was very tasty, the presentation and portions nice but the lack of attention by the wait staff was very disappointing. We won’t return. Not for the price.
Wonderful service and outdoor dining setup!
Great food and outdoor dining!
Portions are small. I sent my entrée back, it was awful
Gorgeous outdoor patio with amazing and friendly staff! Incredible food worth every penny. Do not skip dessert!
What a gem, so lucky to have a huge patio to service plenty of table. Food was very good, we had carpaccio, salad to share and each enjoyed very delicious, filling pastats(truffle and carbonara), no room for desert, but had coffee.
Would love to come back for more great food and ambiance. Service was exellent, loved the fact that our waiter spoke Italian, felt like back on Italy trip we had to cancel this fall. Thank you.
Had a wonderful time, service and food was outstanding.
In general the Orto experience was good, but no way near what I believed it was going to be or as I remembered it to be pre-COVID, in large part due to the "fair to poor" attentiveness afforded by our server and his staff. The ambiance of the fresco patio dining was outstanding, almost something taken direct from a Hollywood script on a warm summer evening, and the preparation and presentation of the food was excellent..... and yes, they do have the best Espresso, and when paired with a pour of Averna, it was the perfect ending to a great meal, short of great service.
Lovely dining experience. Good food, low key music and excellent social
Great dining experience! Beautiful outdoor setting, terrific service, delicious food.
Great new rooftop!!!
This was our first experience dining out during the pandemic, and it was well worth it! They are being really good about social distancing and wearing masks. Food was fresh, handcrafted and delicious. I highly recommend Orto for a night out, with masks and outdoors in their lovely courtyard!
The entire staff did a wonderful job of creating a great dining experience on the patio where there was plenty of space and calm atmosphere. The food's taste was excellent, and the service was attentive. Every dish was prepared well, and my time there was well spent. It is easy to recommend this place for a nice evening out! Thank you.
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OpenTable ダイナー236名によるOrto Santa Monicaの評価は4.6☆です。