Rosti - Santa Monica

4.3
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ro – STI; pronounced (Row-stee) Short for Rosticceria, An informal Italian countryside kitchen or restaurant. It all started as a love affair with smell of fresh herbs and feel of hand-picked garden vegetables. Rosti Cuccina Italiana is a transplant of simple Tuscan countryside cooking where fresh herbs and wholesome ingredients will marry one another and create a delightful experience. Our trained chefs start with Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Sweet Basil, Garlic and Marjoram as our star ingredients and then add the finest Meats, Seafood, Pasta and Cheeses to complete the picture allowing all those flavors to do their dance on the palate.

Offers

  • Kids Eat Free on Mondays and Tuesdays

    Aug 9 - Dec 31, 2021

    Mon - Tue 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Order an adult Entree and your Kid meal is on us
  • 50% off our entire wine and beer menu

    Aug 11 - Dec 31, 2021

    Wed 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Wine Wednesday, Enjoy our entire wine and beer menu half price

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 41 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good food!

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vipAnnM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

EXTREMELY disappointing. Don’t go.
The food is not good.
My starter of Tuna Tartare was not seasoned.
The main course of Chicken Parmesan was barely ok, the side dishes were spectacularly bad. Roasted Brussels sprouts were inedible and I cannot believe they ever saw an oven, they were over cooked and tasted boiled. I did not eat them. None of my guests ate their sides.
The crispy calamari were so rubbery we had to send them back.
Can’t remember such an awful dining experience.

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

food slow out of the kitchen and inadequate staffing

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vipFrankLovesEating
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful garlicky fare! Pizza was great, pastas nicely cooked, mussel broth especially delicious. Shady street side table was quiet enough for two diners with hearing aids.

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vipWestLALady
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for a friend. Food choices were excellent. The dinner salads are amazing. Order the full size snd take half home for lunch tomorrow. We will be back.

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered one of the dinner salads with turkey as I have in the past. Except this time it was not freshly cooked and chopped turkey, but lesser quality pressed turkey slices that you normally use for sandwiches! Yuck

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food served cold

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ChristaP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was yummy, the service friendly, and the ambiance perfect!

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TanyaP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting Santa Monica. Rosti was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. We sat outside and had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent even though they were short staffed! The food was outstanding! Our family is gluten-free and we had pizza and pasta. Some of the best we’ve ever had! Also had their gluten-free chocolate chip cookies....soooo good!
We will definitely be back the next time we’re in LA!!

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vipMearle
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can always count on a good meal. Great choices and good options for
Vegetarians and Vegans.

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AnjaliK
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has so much to choose from! The food was absolutely delicious & the servings were generous. Great staff, location, & and phenomenal food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little restaurant within 200 ft of where we were staying in Santa Monica. The food was good the service was good and the ambience was wonderful.

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MariK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was okay. Service was okay, the flies were annoying and biting me

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant evening and our server was FANTASTIC!
Thank you!

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Pali
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very noisy, tables too close together and generally uncomfortable. Would not return unless could sit outside. Food was good but hard to enjoy.

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LeahW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server, and the food was fantastic! We were lucky enough to be sat early for our reservation. I am sure that's not always the case, but it was awesome :) The food was SO good, and we will of course be coming back.

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Sls970
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We chose this restaurant because it had a full specific vegan menu. When my daughter ordered a specific pizza off the vegan menu she took a bite and immediately knew it wasn’t vegan. Unacceptable. What if this was an allergy.

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CarolV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service!

DD
vipDoctorD
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whenever I try a new Italian restaurant I always order spaghetti and meatballs. If the spaghetti is al dente, the sauce rich and flavorful and the meatball has a spicy, discernible taste then I will be back. I will be back to Rosti.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food , atmosphere was very appealing , staff was very well courteous.

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KathyG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the food and the very friendly service. Yummy bread and Original Italian food :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The waitress we had was very sweet n very helpful

HE
vipHealthyEater
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice menu and service, but the place is noisy....lots of banging noise coming from the kitchen.

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vipsuzieQ
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch spot. Good food. Pleasant casual atmosphere. Never disappoints

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Jamie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!
Some of the pasta dishes could use a bit less salt but everything is delicious!

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pasta cold, chicken cold and pizza cold

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AriK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rosti is a nice neighborhood option (though it does have a slight corporate feel). Solid food in a casual setting. One minor negative: Although the host who seated us knew who I was and that I had reserved through Open Table, I received an email from Open Table the following day reflecting that I was a no show. Shouldn't happen. A little lackadaisical. But we'll be back.

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Chopper
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

More of Italian Deli than restaurant. Out of ravioli @ 5:00 PM - not good

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JCM3
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite places on Montana. Excellent food and service any time of day. If you are really hungry go early because a good place is always really busy later!

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

slow service, incredible noise coming out of the open kitchen due to clanging pots and pans and for what is offered, overpriced.

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vipPANDP
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Rosti used to have a comfortable local feel to it, like a neighborhood tratoria. Unfortunately, the prices have been raised at least a couple times recently and its now overpiced!!

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vipMichaelL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was inadequate. We ordered apps and they were brought out with main course. Also, salads were ordered and server brought over pepper shaker and left it on table w/o offering either of us..we had to do it ourselves. Very disappointing.

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AlexA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice, but food was just ok and service was less-than-ideal. I ended up asking for several things that are normally standard service (more water, olive oil for complimentary bread, salt and pepper). I also received the wrong salad as part of my order. The food was alright but not enough so to bring me back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please save your money and go to Olive Garden, which has a way better Italian taste to it than this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was dreadful. My friend and I have had stomach problems for 2 days.

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vipKelli
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I brought family here because the 1 time I went it was great. Unfortunately, we thought the food was only ok and not sure we'd go back. The salad was the weed type lettuce, the dressing had no flavor, the spaghetti and meatballs need more sauce, the pizza was good and the pink vodka sauce was good.

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vipMarkS
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Rosti every time we are in Santa Monica. The food is always amazing and the service is great. A real neighbourhood gem!

SG
vipSharonG
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best neighborhood restaurant! The food is great and the wait staff is excellent.

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NG123
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely waitress, delicious food. AMAZING that there is no corkage fee and you provide wine glasses. So wonderful. Will be back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rosti - Santa Monica using the Order Online button. Rosti - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 393-3236.

Rosti - Santa Monica is rated 4.3 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.