Fine Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian Restaurant Since 2001
BENVENUTI A VIA VENETO
Fabrizio came to America from Rome over twenty years ago, working his way through the restaurant industry hosting, waiting and managing in the finest Italian restaurants across California and Italy. It was only after many years experience and hard work that he decided to open his own unique restaurant – a place that provided patrons the best Italian fine dining experience without the austere service and atmosphere sometimes associated with fine dining. “We want you to feel like you’re coming home when you walk through the door,” explains Fabrizio.
After many months searching for the perfect space, Fabrizio, with the help of rock star partner Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) stumbled on a charming and intimate venue on Main Street with high ceilings and a beautiful stone floor. They set to work adorning the walls with artwork depicting the inside of St. Peter’s Cathedral and filling the space with delicate candlelight.
Delivering a “true Taste of Italy” in the heart of Santa Monica, CA.
…and most of all, our homemade fresh pasta dishes. From Taglioni to Ravioli, our hearts are filled with a passion for the heart of cooking and savory flavors.
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"John and I love going to a place called Via Veneto [...] It’s so great, it’s so authentic. They do the simplest things."
Meet the team
At your service for a unique dining experience
Chef Ruben Vasquez, long-time confidant of Fabrizio, spent his first twenty years practicing the culinary arts under the legendary chef “Bruno” from Madeo in Los angeles. After his time in the kitchen at Madeo, chef Ruben Vasquez spent twelve years at “Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi”. A creative maestro with an unprecedented knowledge on Italian cuisine, Chef Ruben personally sources every Via Veneto ingredient, taking pride in providing quality food to his patrons.
Simone is also a long-time confidant of Fabrizio. Sommelier and Head Waiter, Simone owns the restaurant floor. In the midst of dinner chaos, you can depend on him for superior service and polite personality. The handsome Simone will also guide you through the wine list with a charismatic nature. From bubbly to merlot Simone’s recommendations will satisfy your thirst. Specializing in wine pairings, Simone provides the education and expertise to assist you in a wine selection that amplifies your Via Veneto experience. Contact The Team