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Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

114 W. Channel Rd. (Pacific Coast Hwy.) Send to Phone
310-573-1660 | Menu
Movie stars and Malibu surfers rub shoulders at this Italian favorite in the Santa Monica Canyon.
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Dining room at Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi, Santa Monica, CA

Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi Restaurant Review

: Movie stars and Malibu surfers rub shoulders at this beloved family-operated restaurant in the Santa Monica Canyon, which still manages to be one of L.A.'s best-kept secrets. With its rich wood and white linen-topped tables, this ristorante has the feeling of a hideaway from another place and time. The kitchen’s simple, rustic dishes include a hearty Mediterranean seafood soup called cacciucco, agnolotti stuffed with sweet corn in a truffle sauce, spaghetti with bottarga, and langoustines devoid of any fussy embellishment. Truffles and a Fontina cream sauce contribute to the beef carpaccio, and the branzino, flown in from Italy, is grilled and served with lemon juice and olive oil, just like on the Amalfi Coast. Equally satisfying is the tagliata, New York steak seared rare with baby artichokes. Butterscotch pudding is a rich blend of salty and sweet to conclude a meal. The wine list includes bottles from throughout Italy, including some worthy of celebrating a major movie contract.

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