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La Sosta Enoteca
La Sosta Enoteca
  • Address:
    2700 Manhattan Ave
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2463
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $50 and over

La Sosta Enoteca Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lasostaenoteca.com/la-sosta#!__la-sosta
  • Phone: (310) 318-1556
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday, Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, European
  • Executive Chef: Luca Manderino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Menu and wine options vary.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 27th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Small parking lot adjacent to restaurant, street parking and valet service Thursday, Friday and Saturday also upon request valet service available for private events.
A word from La Sosta Enoteca
La Sosta means the resting place. Located at “the five points” in Hermosa Beach California, we offer our guests exactly that- a place to experience fine Italian food in a familiar way while indulging in the pleasures of authentic tastes and welcoming atmosphere. We cook from our memories and from our hearts.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Simply the best restaurant in the South Bay. The wine list is all Italina and specially selected - a true gem."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Too dark, too noisy, too slow and too expensive. It's very nice when we first walked in the restaurant at 6:40, quiet and romantic, feel like in movie scene of Casablanca. After more people came in and getting dark at night, we could not see the food and surrounding any more. We just wanted to leave as soon as possible. It is a torture for us."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food is good, but not great. If I'm going to pay 35 for a small bowl of gnocchi, it had better change my life. It did not. The wine list organization is annoyingly confused. The wait staff was very nice and attentive. The specials list was almost longer than the menu and all sounded good. Ambiance was pleasant. I recommend you give this place a try but be prepared to pay about $100-150 per person."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Unfortunately for the food the atmosphere killed the night. I dined with my wife and three adult daughters. Thought we would have a nice evening in a casual, local atmosphere. Restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. The food was very good and the wine list extensive, although you must have knowledge of Italian wine because the staff does not. Our server was Italian and very attentive but because the place was so loud I found her very difficult to understand. They may have a few small outdoor tables and I would highly recommend sitting outside if possible. The food is definitely worth it. Without the noise."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I am not going to be surprised to see "For Lease" sign on this place after the tourist season is over. For the locals the place is overpriced and not a kid friendly."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service was amazing. I was so impressed with the knowledge of the wait staff. The portions are on the small side, though, and pricey. I got the "rack of lamb," and it was phenomenal, but it was 3 ribs for $55! Don't come starving. Also the meat/cheese tray was one of the best I have ever seen. The whole experience was great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " had not been to La Sosta in a long time. That said the experience was not as memorable as previous dinners had been. I felt the entrees were way overpriced. My pasta was OK as well as the salads. Our server was patient and lovely. The street noise was slightly overbearing. Overall I think there are much better restaurants in the area with better ambiance."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Incredible!! Simply put. This place is quaint, romantic, intimate and delicious! Definitely a strong date night spot. We started with the cutting board which has flavorful meats and cheeses to compliment wine. We added the mushrooms which was a perfect add on. Delish! The gnocchi with arugula is unreal. Hand and home made. Unreal flavors. So delicious. I just wish the portion was double the size. Pretty small. My fiancée had the tagliatelle which was great too! The wine list is awesome. For dessert, we had these puff pastries which finished off our evening well. Service was great, ambiance was nice, we will definitely be going back again and again. Yum!! A bit pricey but worth it. Check it out. You'll enjoy it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Delightful authentic meal, excellent service, Italian speaking. Nestled nicely in Hermosa/Manhattan, but Traffic noise is an issue, but other than that, I highly recommend. Perhaps not at rush hour. Valet parking."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I live in New Orleans, where great food is on every corner, but La Sosta is one of my favorite restaurants!! From the moment you walk in the door, it feels like you're in a little cafe in Italy! A totally beautiful dining experience!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I recently celebrated my birthday at La Sosta with my husband. It was the perfect, romantic place with amazing food and excellent service. We had a wonderful experience and even felt like we were in Italy. Our server was lovely and very knowledgeable. She was also very attentive. We received complimentary champagne and dessert which was very generous and made the night special. Each dish was beautiful and so authentic. I am still dreaming of the lobster gnocchi and squid ink pasta. So yummy! I cannot wait to go back and have another truly exceptional experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great spaghetti alla bottarga, home made tagliatelle alla bolognese, beef carpaccio and profiteroles. What can I say? Just try it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I eat out a lot and at expensive places. This place has very good food some dishes better than others, but it is very overpriced, especially if you consider the portion size. We did not care for the pasta Ragu (no sauce and small serving) and the profiteroles tasted like the ones you buy at Trader Joe's. It will be a while before we go back simply because it is overpriced. We don't ever complain about price, but this was too much for the location and quality."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my second visit to La Sosta. I would love to love it. Great building, nice interior, cute waiters, chic menu. Sadly, for the second time, I don't. Horrendously overpriced considering both creativity and execution. $40 for a cup of langoustine gnocchi that was passable but not stupendous. For $40 I would have expected stupendous. There were five of us and each had good but not spectacular dishes including the meat and cheese appetizer. The one standout was the Caprese salad. The mozzarella was exceptional and it wouldn't have surprised me if it was homemade. Parking is impossible so you are forced to pay the $5.50 valet fee. I pay less in Beverly Hills for valet. Dine early to a voice the noise. Sadly, I won't see you there."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Ordered two small plates of pasta and two glasses of white wine. One pasta was undercooked and dry, the other was overcooked. Flavors were good. Bill came to $100 for what were, essentially, portions the size of appetizers. We'd heard good things about this restaurant and were deeply disappointed. Possibly the worst value in the South Bay. Acoustics are bad, so the room is very noisy- a lot of noise from the street, as well. This 'may' be the best Italian restaurant in the South Bay, so it might be best to travel to Santa Monica or West LA for a good Italian meal that is fairly priced."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food quality of the food was mixed, but exceedingly overpriced. Had 4 person appetizer meat and cheese plate that was not that exciting and certainly not worth the $60. Pasta dishes were very good, but disappointed in serving size. Two scallop slivers in a pasta dish costing $30 was ridiculous. Don't get the pre-meal carrot and celery sticks with straight mustard as a dip. Bread was salty. Service was good. No reason to go back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It's our favorite restaurant!!! We love to go and just order the cheese plate, wine and dessert. We're sorry to see it leave Hermosa Beach but we'll definitely travel the extra 10 mins to Manhattan."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Looking for a place that serves heirloom tomatoes and barrata or buffalo motzarella thick noodles and with want Want a restaurant where garlic reigns supreme AND anchovies are in the pasta, then come to this corner gem in Hermosa beach! Wait staff attentive but not cloying! Service efficient and smart Great plus is valet parking, cuz if you know HB , you know the parking situation Tiramisu superb and a comlomentary glass of Proseca Heaven! I wanted to surprise my guest! This was a definite WOW!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I took a friend for his birthday and we enjoyed the restaurant very much. We're both foodies and found the food and service excellent -- except for asking for our check X3 and waiting nearly 20 minutes for it! Nonetheless, it's an intimate setting with fantastic food and overall we enjoyed our evening. Will return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food, ambiance and service are excellent!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Authentic and delicious. Pasta followed by langoustines was the perfect combination."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was uneven - some too heavily salted and some not salted at all. This place used to be a gem but had gone downhill. Hope they can fix it!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was cold and had to be sent back. My wife's entree was inedible and it was not taken off the bill even though she didn't eat it. The most limited drink menu, they didn't even serve ice tea. We waited 30 minutes for our entrees after the app, even though we were the first table set. It was way overpriced. The valet was rude to my father. We will never go back. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went for Mother's Day dinner. Small cozy Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. Very romantic candle light dinner. We loved the cheese and cold cut plate. Great wine list. We would love to go back again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great for a special occasion. Candlelit - very romantic."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "2 cene superlative, gnocchi all'astice eccezionali! Consigliatissimo!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Is it true that you are moving to my neighborhood near Rosecrans and Highland?"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The service was superior; Christian was respectful of our privacy, but checked on us throughout the dinner with genuine warmth. Irving was also helpful and quick. The 'board' that everyone talked about on Yelp was good, not great. THe bread that accompanies is not our type for meat and cheese. However, other appetizers , asparagus and egg were very good. We split the whole fish, and the lobster gnocchi . FIsh was very good, gnocchi was excellent. Desserts are traditional, nothing fantastic. We would return for SURE, but order differently."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It took 3 1/2 hours for dinner. We had to wait a considerable amount of time for our food. It appeared there was a kitchen problem but our server did not even let us know, we had to ask when our food would arrive. portions are small and pricey. Food was good the meat and cheese appetizer with truffle honey was the highlight of the meal. They did comp us our dessert."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nice restaurant kind of like dining in an Italian home. The food was good, especially the Cutting Board. However, the prices are very high for what you get. Good place to go for a romantic dinner maybe one time but price to quality ratio is not really very good. Glad I went once but probably would not go again, at least not often."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are South Bay locals and had been saving La Sosta for a special occasion (we'd heard amazing things from friends) and finally decided to visit on our 5 year anniversary. We were SO impressed with everything... from the beautiful ambiance, to the service to the absolutely exceptional food. Everything was perfect. We had the Cutting Board for our appetizer (to die for!) as well as a Filet Tartar (a first for both of us and I couldn't have loved it more) and for our main course, we had the Lobster Gnocchi and Black Truffle Fettuccine which were both some of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. I felt like I had been taken out of LA, transported to Italy and it was truly a wonderful night. We will 100% be back in the future."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I like small intimate restaurants where the focus is on food and giving the customer a great experience. First time at La Sosta Enoteca but look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food, service and ambience outstanding. Pricey but worth it. Highly recommend for that special occasion."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Through the years La Sosta has been a special restaurant to manhattan/hernias beach. But many travel far to taste authentic Italian food and incredible wines. All served in a warm friendly atmosphere. Don't forget to indulge in the dessert wines after a meal of fresh pasta, or lamb or any seafood meal. Atmosphere is cozy, quiet, I wouldn't take toddlers."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Carefully prepared, perfectly cooked incredible dishes. Noise level was deafening,"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had been to this place for my wife's birthday. Very romantic, food was awesome, wine recommend was nice. Overall an excellent experience."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We looked forward to our first experience at La Sosta, but were very disappointed. We found the food bland, basically ordinary fare with a high price tag. We would not frequent this establishment again, nor recommend it to friends or family."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "After having read other reviews, I assumed that concerns regarding portion sizes at La Sosta Enoteca were being raised by diners expecting an Olive-Garden sized meal. While my expectations were far lower, I was still disappointed. The restaurant has nice ambiance, but the service was inattentive, the entrees overpriced, and the flavors underwhelming. I ordered black linguine with scallop and cuttlefish oil. I received a small mound of pasta (about the size of a muffin top) adorned with a single flaccid scallop. Upon further investigation, I found it was only HALF a scallop, sliced cross-wise. I wonder if they would have charged $64 for the whole thing? It took 30 seconds to finish and then another 30 minutes to get the check. Fail."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "3 ribs for $52. Unusually small portion for such a high price...petite sides too...I won't be going back!!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Poor service, incredibly expensive for what you get, portion size very small, poor food value, very noisy--generally a no go!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014