all day, and sometimes at night

I’m not even gonna try to pretend that my favorite thing about Lunetta is their large free parking lot in the back. Like, how many good brunch places in LA have this? Not many, let me tell you.

Lunetta actually comes in two parts: on one side, there’s Lunetta All Day, serving up breezy brunches and lunches with a sunny patio for al fresco dining. Lunetta At Night is a dining room and bar that serves up dinner and wine in the evenings. Both are well-loved by the local crowd, without being too high on the foodie destination list to make it a hassle.

The food is your classic seasonal New American California fare, some internationally-inspired dishes, something for everyone without being too basic. Whether you’re there All Day or just At Night, Lunetta is a reliably cute choice in the less annoying part of Santa Monica. WITH THEIR OWN FREE PARKING LOT, so what’s not to love?

the details

Address2420 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
YelpAll Day | At Night

Lunetta All Day: 8am – 9pm Monday through Saturday, 8am – 3pm Sunday
Lunetta Dining Room and Bar: 6pm – 11pm Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday

Price$$ for the day, leaning more towards $$$ for night
AestheticAll Day is bright and breezy garden aesthetic while At Night is more cozy dim-lit library bar vibes 

good to know

Go here for: a cute casual outdoor brunch

Order this: anything in the breakfast section, or a nice lunch salad, and maybe a carafe of aperol spritz? 

Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours, typical leisurely meal time

When to come: I have a bias for All Day, so some time during daylight hours, maybe avoiding peak meal times on the weekends if you want to steer clear of any wait

Parking: they 👏🏼 have 👏🏼 a 👏🏼 free 👏🏼 parking 👏🏼 lot (it’s in the back and there’s usually ample parking)

Other things to note: 

  • They do not take reservations on the All Day side, but they do take reservations via Open Table for dinner. 

Last visited: March 2019

Last updated: March 2020

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