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Hostaria del Piccolo
Hostaria del Piccolo

Hostaria del Piccolo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hostariadelpiccolo.com
  • Phone: (310) 393-6633
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;

    Brunch:
    Saturday- Sunday 10:00am- 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Samuele Minin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street and meter parking is available.
    Valet is available from 5:00pm until close
A word from Hostaria del Piccolo
We propose a different approach to Italian food, by creating dishes moderate in portion size, which we feel enhances the dining experience, by allowing you more variety in taste, while eating healthier.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Authentic. Fantastic. Excellence. From the staff to the ambiance to the food. Perfection."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Good food at reasonable prices. The gnocchi and the octopus appetizer were both especially nice. Friendly, pleasant staff and a fast kitchen."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Amazing food and service -but WAY TOO LOUD!!! Next time, we will go before the crowd arrives so that we can actually hear one another and have a conversation. The food and service are so good that it makes up for the unreasonably loud sound levels."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If you're looking for a lively restaurant with delicious food, look no further. The greeting was hospitable, but waiter could have been more attentive. We had to catch his eye to ask for wine and coffee. He never asked if we wanted anything to drink."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Selected DineLA menu. Food was good. Desserts just ok. Service great."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Always fresh, easy to eat Paleo style this neighborhood gem has not disappointed after 6 or 7 meals here. The Ricottina and Grilled Wild King Salmon with Summer Veggies were excellent."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "When we walked in they were running a bit late. They immediately offered us a prosecco. They were attentive, friendly... and the food was delicious! We will come back. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Limited but very delicious choices for brunch. Portions are more than adequate and are made with fresh ingredients. It was quiet at 11am on Sunday which is very nice as it can get quite noisy at other times."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, Sunday you can order off main menu or delicious brunch menu. Pretty rear patio to relax and enjoy the sun. Ordered yummy porchetta with polenta, sunny side up egg. Fresh fruit was sweet, perfectly ripe, juicy. Friendly italian staff, beautiful plates, glassware, and presentation. Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Always fun, great food, never a disappointment. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food is fabulous, the grilled octopus was amazing, the pastas a joy. The problem for me, as always at Piccolo is the noise factor. They try to get you to a "quiet" table, but guess what?? They don't have one!! I usually sit on the patio but a private party had taken it over. I get it, but then they seat you next to a table of 12!! As soon as the liquor kicks in, it becomes a nightmare. Shoot me now as all I want to do is have a pleasant conversation with my friend and that is just impossible. I may just start doing an early bird special and be out of the place by 6:30. I love this place but….."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We've been going here since they opened- and have never been disappointed! The grilled octopus, verde salad, steaks and pasta are consistently fabulous. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Ask for Layla on the patio for a warm and friendly face and a quieter dinner experience. Inside can be unbearably loud."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Didn't expect a lot when I made the reservation but was happily surprised by the great food and signature drinks. It was the perfect place to start my date and send things in the right direction. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had another great night at Hostaria del Piccolo. The pizzas were at top form--we had the Trento, the Asparagus and the Habemus Boletus (fried mushrooms), outstanding dough perfectly cooked. If you like crispy, you can't go wrong with the fried pigs' ears appetizer (doesn't look like pig's ears, more like a crispy mesh), and don't forget to order the brussel sprouts. The only place where I might take off half a star is dessert, where the chocolate cake is too dry. Try something else. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I would go for the gluten-free cream-puffs alone, but it so happens that everything else is top-notch as well! Love the salads, pastas, and pizzas. Staff are always charming. Delightful!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a regular spot for us but a first time for brunch. Must say it didn't disappoint. Food was great and so was the cocktail menu. Will certainly be back again"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The service was great, waiters very helpful and friendly, loved the pizza big selection of gluten free foods"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Meal was good except for breaded veal chop. It was over breaded and over cooked, dry and tasteless. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Clearly a place that cares about quality, sourcing, service, and has a commitment to interesting and healthy dining. A find!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I want to like this place. It has a great vibe and ambiance. However the food quality has gone downhill. The pizza crust was under cooked and rather tasteless, the grilled brussel sprouts really boring, the Halibut overcooked and dry. The tagliatelle with bolognese sauces was excellent. But one out of four doesn't cut it. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at Hostaria del Piccolo while visiting our son in Santa Monica. Our dinner was amazing, especially their specialty pizzas. Their wine recommendation was perfect! We will definitely be returning on our next visit to CA. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I have been to Osteria del Piccolo many times...with only my husband as well as larger groups. Each experience has been wonderful. The food has been consistently delicious and the service impeccable. Each time we go my husband and I say to each other, "I love this restauarant!" My favorite things on the menu are the spaghetti with lentils and the grilled calamari appetizer. My husband loves the truffle pasta. The wine list is exceptional and the wait-staff is knowledgeable in directing you which to try. I can honestly say, Hosteria del Piccolo is one of the best restaurants in L.A."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great family find. Good for couples as well. Very different food but outstanding and fun. Price was reasonable for the area. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Farro appetizer and all pasta dishes are superb. Stuffed chicken and fish are great too. Delightful Gavi. Excellent cup of coffee Americano. All staff are very pleasant and helpful."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food is excellent and is simply presented. No frills or fluff. To me, the greatest asset is the warmth and friendliness of the staff. They really want the diners to have a happy time -- to be fulfilled and filled full, both!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "There are only a handful of restaurants in LA that I continue to come back to. Hostaria is friendly and consistent. The staff goes out of there way to be nice. The best part about this place is their food, also consistent, but more importantly extremely tasty. And on top of that it is reasonably priced for the high quality food. Mixed cocktails are expensive, but they seem to be that way everywhere now."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a family party of six go for dinner. The restaurant is busy and we noted that it is very noisy, so if you are looking for a quiet place to talk, this is not it. But, if you don't mind the noise and and looking for some good food, you won't go wrong here. Each and every course was enjoyed by all from the salads to the soup, appetizers, side dishes, entrées and dessert. The ambience and setting for the restaurant is pleasant. It is somewhat dark. The main reason for a rating of 3 stars for the ambiance was only because of the noise. There seems to be a lot of reflected noise that elevates the overall level of noise in the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This was the second time we've been here! Spent a three hour lunch the first time. This time we came for dinner. Loved the octopus appetizer! My son had the quail again! I also loved the frico! Calamari and shrimp rounded out the first course! Hubby and I shared the pasta putanesca and I skipped right to dessert. Hubby went for the stuffed chicken - it did not disappoint! Our son ordered two orders of the tagliatelle and his friend had the pasticci. Dessert was great as well! The wines recommended went perfectly with our choices. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Have dined there prior to this time. Only had a salad for lunch which was not real interesting as a stand alone "entree." Verde - greens and a couple of slices of avocado."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "had a late lunch with an out of town guest and friend with the wife. this is a terrific place for the late afternoon lunch, ie 3pm. they are open, not crowed, no noise and the food is super..calamari, salad, pasta...life is good and feels and tastes good..treat yourself...work through lunch and take a late break (play hookey) and you will be happy, happy, happy."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Went out on a date it was a bit loud inside so we sat out side and it was much quieter so we we're both able to talk to reach other. I love that the canopy was plastic we we're both able to see the beautiful full moon while we ate that made it more romantic! I did love I was able to make a reservation through yelp that was perfect for us!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Liked it, but service could've been a little hotter - started clearing away plates too soon, and couldn't add prosciutto to a salad - wtf?"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The food is always first rate, but I like even more the service - esp if I get a chance to practice my Italian!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Upscale restaurant that serves small plates. Unique personal pizzas...liked the grilled octopus appetizer!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Good food, but don't expect to talk or listen here. The classic Italian films distract you from the permanent hearing loss and even keep you from appreciating excellent pasta. We won't return, but take-out is an option."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Always have a nice dinner at Hostaria. Service is always good, everyone is nice, and the food is wonderful. Have yet to have something I didn't enjoy. Becoming one of my favorite spots for dinner."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food and service. Way too loud inside. Outside is more hospitable for peple who actually like to talk to each other over dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It was our first time. We loved their food. They have good portion of food. Service was excellent. It was difficult to find parking even at 5 pm."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We came here for DineLA Sunday night. The food is solid--the ricotta stuffed chicken and the tiramisu were standouts. But what was surprising was that the prices were much less than you would expect from the upscale decor. Great spot to meet friends in downtown Santa Monica!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This was our third visit - to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were there three weeks ago to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything we've ordered so far has been outstanding - from the pigs ears, fried calamari, veal chop, pasta (one of our friends who has celiac disease was glad to see some gluten-free pastas on the menu), steak was perfect, and of course the desserts."
    Dined on 1/26/2014