Fia

Santa Monica
New American Restaurant
$$$$

A landmark culinary collaboration between seasoned restauranteur Michael Greco and Michelin-starred chef Brendan Collins, Fia taps coastal Californian and coastal Italian influences, in a stunning indoor-outdoor space.

Available for Reservations
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Despite a massive outdoor patio, Fia manages to feel cozy and romantic, thanks to an abundance of string lights overhead and lush greenery at every corner. With accommodations to host anywhere from 8 to 500 people in its Parlour Room, Garden Terrace, Fia Lounge, and other spaces, this Santa Monica oasis is as ideal for intimate dinners as it is for more raucous celebrations. Chef Brandon Collins oversees a kitchen turning out Italian and Californian coastal cuisine, such as Burrata with Poached Pear, Handmade Cavatelli, and Marinara-Braised Meatballs.
How to book: Inquire about a large party or event.

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With an eclectic interior that feels like staying in a countryside B&B and a hidden patio where lights drape from trees among potted plants, Fia is a place you want to keep coming back to. For brunch, Executive Chef Brendan Collins simplifies things into a three-course, prix fixe affair, where a basket of pastries are presented for the table and bottomless mimosas or margs come with the $59 price tag. The hardest decision will be landing on an entree, with options like a Maine Lobster Croque Madame competing with a Black Truffle Cheesy Scramble and Southern Fried Chicken with biscuits. Add the $7 banana split if you want to top it off with something sweet.

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Chef Brendan Collins and Michael Greco took over Wilshire Restaurant in 2019, revamping a longtime Westside favorite with their seasonal Cal-Italian menu. Fia’s charming plant-lined garden patio is romantic enough for a date but casual enough for any occasion. Dishes like chicken “Parmesan” with buffalo mozza, and handmade capellini with lobster Bolognese provide much-needed comfort. Collins also makes occasional nods to his British roots like beef Wellington with bacon-wrapped asparagus. 
How to book: online.

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This spacious, 300-seat restaurant features an indoor dining room, as well as a separate lounge area that’s perfect for pre-or post-dinner drinks, but the most coveted seats are in the garden patio where a fireplace and string lights set the scene for a romantic night out. Sit amongst kumquat, pine, and ficus trees while you linger over the California-meets-Amalfi Coast seasonal menu, which features a selection of raw dishes like yellowtail soaking in leche de tigre, table-side Italian Chopped Salad, Housemade Cavatelli, Grilled Corn with shaved black truffle, and Charcoal-grilled Lamb Chops.
How to book: online; walk-ups accepted and the bar serves the full menu.

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Occupying the former Wilshire Restaurant space, Fia feels a little like a secret enchanted garden, with a lush, plant-filled patio and romantic lights strung overhead to create a lovely golden glow. Chef Brendan Collins, who once oversaw Wilshire’s gastropub-esque burgers and salads, now whips up a constantly evolving global menu with an eye on what’s fresh and in season. Appetizers like spicy-tuna-stuffed arancini and grilled Spanish octopus are tried-and-true crowd-pleasers, while more substantial dishes include well-executed Italian pastas and proteins, such as an ultra-tender Beef Wellington that’s served on bacon-wrapped asparagus. On the drinks front, you’re in good hands too; the beverage program sports carefully crafted cocktails and an Old and New World wine list with something to please everyone.

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Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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