After an extensive period of meticulous planning, Twelve Twelve Santa Monica is thrilled to introduce its newly reimagined Ristorante, new Executive Chef, New American Italian Menu, innovative Italian-inspired Cocktails, and Discoteca – a live entertainment experience which officially launched on November 20th, 2023!
Located on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Twelve Twelve Santa Monica has undergone a transformation under the leadership of CEO Lucian Tudor and his team at Global Dining, including CFO Toru Toyokawa, Beverage Director Guido Ortuno, and Executive Chef Oliver Malmsten.
With a culinary journey that spans Italy, Sweden, and London at multiple Michelin starred restaurants, Executive Chef Oliver Malmsten brings 20 years of experience to Twelve Twelve Santa Monica Ristorante. Born in Italy to Swedish parents, Chef Malmsten’s menu reflects his deep-rooted connection to Tuscan traditions and showcases a blend of traditional and original recipes prepared with the freshest local California ingredients.
The new Dinner Menu at Twelve Twelve Santa Monica Ristorante features Crostini, tantalizing Picoli Piatti, Handmade Pasta, and Main courses. Highlights include the Beef Tartare, Italian Kobe Meatball, Fresh Gnocchi Pomodoro, Wild Boar Tagliatelle, Nonna’s Lasagna, Herb Crusted Salmon, Tuscan Burger, and Bistecca Alla Ribeye. Dessert options are equally enticing, with delights such as Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding and Chef Malmsten’s Cannoli Siciliani.
Beverage Director Guido Ortuno (CHAYA Brasserie, CHAYA Downtown) has curated a cocktail program that complements the culinary offerings. Guests can savor Italian-inspired concoctions like the Bellucci, Italian Dragon, and Sunset in Sicily, as well as an extensive selection of premier Spirits, Wines, and Beers.
Beyond the gastronomic experience, Twelve Twelve Santa Monica Ristorante introduces Discoteca—an upscale nightlife experience featuring the best DJs in Los Angeles, guest violinists, and much more. This entertainment journey takes place every Friday and Saturday starting at 10:00 pm.
Twelve Twelve Santa Monica Ristorante offers an exquisite dining room, upstairs panoramic theatre-style dining, an open private dining area, and a patio for alfresco dining.
Twelve Twelve Santa Monica Ristorante is open for Dinner seven nights a week from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. A Late-Night Menu is offered every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am. Brunch is served every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:45 pm. All-Night Happy Hour is offered in different areas of the restaurant seven nights a week.
Twelve Twelve Santa Monica Ristorante is located at 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 9040.