Hostaria del Piccolo restaurant is located in Santa Monica, California. Cozy and comfortable, this eatery has the perfect atmosphere for a girls' night out or a casual date. You can enjoy your meal at Hostaria del Piccolo in the casual dining room or on the outdoor patio. The simple modern decor allows the food to be the star of the evening.
The large menu at Hostaria del Piccolo features traditional Italian cuisine. Chicken, steak and fish of the day entrées are available served with sides such as sautéed Swiss chard or roasted fingerling potatoes. Along with a daily pasta special, rigatoni and gnocchi are just two of the many dishes from which to choose. This restaurant also has over 15 varieties of pizza that's ideal for sharing.
After arriving prior to our reservation time we waited 30 min for our table. The food was well-prepared and fairly priced but the noise and cramped feeling made for much unpleasantness. As SM residents we shy away for any business near downtown; Hostaria is a case in point.
Was traveling in LA, this place was great, love the pizza!
Fresh ricotta was superb.
Neri was wonderful: pasta tender and flavorful, more shrimp than I have seen in pasta/shrimp dishes elsewhere.
Olive oil served with bread was top notch.
This is one of the sleeper hits in the city. Really great, modern Italian cuisine - not too heavy with fantastically fresh ingredients. We love everything from their homemade pasta (try the gluten-free vegetarian spaghetti with lentils - or the Tagliatelle with beef bolognese). Their kamut flour pizzas are also notable - and delicious. Truly can't go wrong here...
My wife and I loved the laid back vibe, but don't be mistaken, they take their food seriously here. Started with the grilled octopus, which my wife was hesitant about, it was off the hook. My wife wanted to order another. I had the porchetta, this was pork candy, and my wife had the raviolo which she loved. Finished with desserts that complimented the meal. Service was prompt without feeling rushed. Overall a great experience and look forward to returning.
My husband and I went to Hostaria del Piccolo on a Saturday night. We were delighted by this wonderful Italian gem. We ordered a green salad, a pasta dish and a chicken dish. Everything was wonderful. We also appreciated that there was a full bar. The servers were polite and very attentive. We will definitely be back!
If the main point of a restaurant is the food, this place is a find. Not overly expensive, very friendly (noisy), attractive but not over-the-top, the food is the thing. The wine list is so-so, but you can find other places to drink. The food is very fresh, well-prepared and very, very tasty. Definitely planning a trip back soon.
Picked up a pizza a couple of years ago and it was good -- the recipe has changed dramatically. Usually restaurants are pretty good during restaurant week. At this one, the salad seemed to have been mixed hours before and was not at all fresh. It was also very difficult to get the attention of the waiter and the service was meh.
Very good food and terrific service. Almost a home run. The farro salad with walnut pesto was AMAZING. Literally one of the best dishes I've eaten in a while. The spaghetti carbonara not so much. But I'd go here again in a heartbeat.
The food is always good here!!! Like the wide choice.
Pizzas are delicious. The only drawback is that the
bench seating tables nnot comfortable that's a bit
of a bummer.
I loved the food (the frittaria, the nervonera, the Nutella pizza) but they allow dogs on the patio. One even licked my husband's leg and this was not appreciated. When we came home, I had a flea bite. So that's a problem, unless you want to bring your dog I guess.
My favorite restaurant- house made pasta, incredible sauces. Duck ragu on Fridays is absolutely to die for
I am not sure if this is my third or fourth time dining here. I take advantage of the dineLA price (this year a very reasonable $25 dinner price). The food is always delicious and the staff is always attentive and friendly.
Very nice place, great ambience, great service without pretension, and good food that is almost authentic (sorry, I am from Italy, and very picky). The pizza was very good, even though not paper thin like back home, and the pasta also delicious.
the waiters are attentive without being annoying, and there is none of the vibe with the wait stuff that you get in many LA restaurants, they are just genuinely nice.
Thumbs up, will definitely go back.
Lots of gluten-free options. Lots of other dairy-free and egg-free options too.
Good for Paleo and ketogenic types. I'd recommend the porchetta. My wife had the gluten-free spaghetti and that was great too.
In my online reservation, I made a little note about how it was my wife's birthday and to bring out a little, gluten-free dessert with a candle or something if the happened to have that. And they did. I didn't expect them to remember, but it was perfect.
Great food, creative and delicious. Remarkable service, attentive professional and always with a smile.
Love this place! Been coming here with my family for a while. Rarely do we find a restaurant that we all love so much that we would keep coming back for, however, hosteria definitely has a special place in our hearts. Not only is the food fantastic but the staff and managers are great. Over the years we have become very close to them and they always make you feel at home. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a relaxed dining experience with quality food.
Good time had by all. Farro salad is delicious. Will be back.
Came here on Mother's Day for brunch, of which they have a separate menu for, but you can order from their regular menu as well. The grilled octopus which came recommended by the waitress was excellent and something I would order again. The tuna tartar on the other hand left much to be desired as there was not much flavor besides the massive amount of filler avocado. For the main course, I had a bite of the coffee rubbed pulled pork, which was good but not great. My order of the porchetta with polenta and eggs also left much to be desired as I was expecting something closer to the rotiRoti porchetta in SF, and instead got a few thin slices of prosciutto which was hidden under the sunny side eggs and polenta. The reason for my great rating was due to the fact that the covered outdoor area was perfect on a beautiful late morning day and the waitress we had was great and nearly made the food completely forgivable. Go for the octopus and service and ambiance is what I leave you with.
Sorry - my party was made up of 4 senior adults. Our dining experience started fine, good food, good service, but about half way through dinner a large group of celebrants took the table directly behind us, sharing the bench (which has no back). It was impossible to continue enjoying our meal, so we left before dessert.