Piccolo Santa Monica

4.8
245 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Chef Antonio Mure of Barrique Venice, reimagines Piccolo, his first restaurant on the west side. Piccolo Ristorante will boast some of the dishes featured at the original Piccolo. Home made pastas, fresh fish and wild game paired with a full liquor license and an amazing wine list!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 245 people are saying
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CarloP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time

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DianeN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is consistently good although the service is a hit or miss. I hope they step it up with the service.

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viporiginalin
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

food was amazing! excellent salads, pasta, carpaccio, lamb! service very good. wine list so so. out of a lot of medium priced wines we were interested in. outside dining area a bit cramped, but warm enough on a cold night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Would visit again…

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KenzieC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing service. Came for my mother’s birthday and it was great. Love this place!!

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Nicky
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A definite must.

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MarkS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good meal overall with great drinks and friendly service. The special was over 2x more expensive than the next most expensive entree on the menu (and it was just a New York Strip Steak). It felt like they were intentionally overcharging for it since the price is not listed in advance. The food was very good overall, but the pasta was a little disappointing and the steak did not nearly justify the $70 price.

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PS829
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, from the welcome at the door to the waiter and the servers, and of course the food was outstanding. We're regulars; we'll be back and bring more friends. Thank you all so much.

Peter & Stephanie
Santa Monica

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LenGanz
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received a warm, welcome. Seated quickly. Our waitress was great and so was the meal.

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GwenT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is lovely, cozy yet airy. Our server Erin really understood the menu and made great wine recommendations. The hostess Kelsey is a hoot. What a personality on that one. We ate family style. Octopus, watercress salad, Jamon Serrano, pasta with a duck Ragu and the RISOTTO.

IN fact it was so delicious we went back the next night. Great martinis too. Will def be one of our regular spots

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Pali
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is truly outstanding. Service was fabulous as was food!

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viplg12
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Surprised that dinner was so good. Pandemic food and value has been so bad; this was terrific.

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vipDeniseW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was only outshined by the delicious food. The ambiance manifested an austere mellowness that lent love and happiness among the guests at the table. Overall a perfect evening.

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vipThomas
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, immaginative and creative, the food here is wonderful, and surpasses the typical Italian fare one finds around town in so many Italian restaurants high and low. It's more than worth the treck from other parts of the westside--and beyond. Great atmosphere and amicable staff, too. I can't say enough good things about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing with the truffle pasta being out of this world. Will be going back frequently.

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MayraG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor en todos los aspectos !
La comida es deliciosa y el servicio excelente ! Le pusiera un 100%

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DianeN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I was very impressed with this restaurant. The first two experiences were amazing. This last Monday night the service was lacking and the food came out a bit cold. I am hoping this is an off night since they just opened during pandemic.

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vipTyroneC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pork chop oddly dry and over cooked. Cooking sin. Was pitched that that dish was better than the veal. Should have gone w the veal. Appetizer of grilled squid tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!! The staff especially friendly. Lovely neighbor hood find. !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time at Piccolo! The food was incredible, the potato and fig tortelli is to die for and the service was impeccable. Great selection of wine and our waitress done a great job pairing our food with the perfect wine. Definitely coming back soon!

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RenataG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food...oh my, let's just it didn't last long. Simply unforgettable. My only regret is learning about this place on my last night in Santa Monica...

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BobH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very attentive service , but main course came late and was missing an item. Inconsistent preparation of food.

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vipvegetarianslikeoptions
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get the beet carpaccio.
The bartender is talented. The wine list is very good.
More vegetarian food would be appreciated

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and so glad we did! Food was delicious and great drinks. Some may say it’s a little pricey, but this isn’t your typical Italian restaurant. You can tell they use quality ingredients and fresh pasta. Very flavorful!

We dined inside, which we enjoyed. All the waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great dining experience. Looking forward to dining with them again!

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EdenM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the service outstanding. Tony’s wine recommendation was stunning and the ambience perfect for catching up with my dearest girlfriends. Piccolo is definitely on par with a Michelin star restaurant I enjoyed in Florence, Italy many years ago, and this meal at the top of my all time best list. Such a great evening!!!

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cowboytom
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the restaurant has only been open a few months and for some reason has a sister restaurant nearby in Venice also new
we were early so had a good choice of seats
the back patio was very nice so we sat there
my wife had the Dine LA menu and I ordered from the regular menu
all of the food was very very good
we will definately go back
by the time we were finished, around 7 pm, the restaurant was getting pretty filled up
i think the word is out

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AlisonWunderland
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the service is spectacular

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vipLuvgoodfood
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff was fantastic! We did the taste of LA with wine pairing and everything was excellent and the presentation was great

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vipCelery
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way !

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viplineats
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Slow service
Good good

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vipfogiesnightout
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go to” local restaurant . The patio is inviting, the food always gods with interesting dishes and the service excellent. The outside noise level is quite acceptable and we have never been disappointed here.

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CindyB
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food in convenient, neighborhood location. Great, helpful and friendly service.

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vipThemeParkRefugee
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely lovely restaurant. I had the beet carpaccio, which was elegant and delicious, though I would preferred the tiniest bit less salt. Then I had the potato and fig tortelli, which was incredibly delicious but oh so rich. Their wine expert recommended I try a Taurasi or Barbera with it, as the tannins would cut through the sauce nicely. So I ordered a glass of the Taurasi to come with the pasta, and he brought it right away so it could breath.

When the pasta came, I tried the wine with it. It wasn't nearly as tannic as I'd been warned. Super velvety and lovely. I told their wine expert and he comped me a glass of the Barbera to compare. I prefered the Taurasi, fwiw, but they were both great.

Lovely food, lovely people.

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KellieC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the BEST Italian in L.A. A little pricey for the amount of food you get, but absolutely delicious. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy understated Italian dining. The Fig Tortelli is a must try

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guspepe
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I rarely write reviews, but will do so here because it was such a disappointing experience. Excruciatingly slow service and really pedestrian food. Prices aren’t terrible, but they are too high in light of the mediocre quality.

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LALaura
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful evening on the patio. Love this place!

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AnnelieL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Such a cute little place, food was outstanding and reasonably priced.

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vipladidah
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service could have been better. We didn't get water refills or enough bread for the table. I also spent 20 minutes looking for my credit card as it was slipped into a pocket. The food was good but for $100 you expect better service and

FAQs

Piccolo Santa Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 314-0144.

Piccolo Santa Monica is rated 4.8 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.