Archive for November 16th, 2009

Giorgio Baldi, Santa Monica – Los Angeles

Monday, November 16th, 2009

photo_ristorante (image file credit: Giorgio Baldi)114 W. Channel Rd. near Pacific Coast Hwy.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Tel. 310-573-1660
Tuesday – Sunday
Credit Cards: All Major
Prices: Expensive

If you are more interested in “where you sit” than “what you eat” than I would highly advise you to stay away from this small, charming, candlelit restaurant in Santa Monica Canyon. I have been dining there for years and honestly cannot remember, or care, where I was seated, as the straightforward Italian cuisine was for the main part, excellent. It may be overpriced for trattoria cooking although, on the other hand, I have put away many far inferior preparations for higher prices elsewhere in L.A.  Since Giorgio Baldi is frequented by celebrities living in the neighboring hills and beaches, a reservation is hard to come by therefore, I would avoid trying to book on the weekends. While Giorgio is in the kitchen, his daughter, Elena is in charge of a most difficult job of providing reservations for a very limited amount of tables in the small dining room.

tour13 (image file credit: E. Baldi)His son, Edoardo Baldi, who was at one time the manager & sous-chef in Santa Monica, has opened his own restaurant in Beverly Hills called E. Baldi, pictured above and below.
375  N. Cañon Drive,  
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
Tel. 310-248-2633
Tuesday – Friday:
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

homedoor (image file credit: E. Baldi)