our story

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our story

Orto Santa Monica (from the Latin word "hortus" which translates to garden) is Italian for vegetable garden. We believe in using natural ingredients to let nature talk through our dishes. We utilize only organic herbs and spices that we grow in our space for both our food and Italian herb-inspired cocktails. Our proximity to the Santa Monica Farmers Market allows us to source local fruits and vegetables. We use local ingredients to showcase the simplicity of the traditional Italian recipes.