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Sosta Cucina

4.8
66 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Sosta represents an evolutionary vision for chef/owner Luca Manderino. This wine bar and restaurant concept eatery brings together Luca's achievements from his former Hermosa venture called La Sosta Enoteca with a fresh new approach which will include a late afternoon opening time featuring a comprehensive Italian wine list and cicchetti as well as stylish in-house fashion & sexy live music salons. All of which is anchored by Luca's extraordinary menus and emphasis on exceptional truly-Italian service sensibilities.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 66 people are saying
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was 5 star! The fillet mignon was absolutely delectable and the lemon pepper sauce that accompanied it was the best I’ve ever tasted. Likewise for the gnocchi and octopus salads. A slice of Rome in Hermosa Beach!

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vipshejans
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Simone and Chris! They are always so happy and friendly. We have our own favorite dishes there and if you don’t get your order just how you like it they make up for it! We will keep going back it is so great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in town!!!

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi is unbelievably delicious! Great service!

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vipshejans
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! The food is delicious but the portions are really really small for the price.

BH
vipBethH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service and fabulous outdoor setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Too much salty food

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KimW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so excited to see Sosta Cucina open on Pier in Hermosa. Wonderful, authentic italian food, delicious wine and superb service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very limited menu. No non-alcoholic drinks other than water. Small portions considering the price

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vipAndreasS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best AUTHENTIC Italian food in the South Bay.
Anything else is a replica.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The food was delicious and what we loved most was the slow style of the courses. The waiter was not rushing us onto the next course or rushing us out. It was awesome and we can’t wait to come back for another special occasion.

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vipDannyS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had high hopes…. Wanted it to be above and beyond but unfortunately it was just ok. We had a couple of appetizers and 3x sea bass main course.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service! Always perfect

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vipDBHBCA
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribeye inn the So Bay! Love this place, one our favorites in Hermosa Beach. Service and food is always exceptional. Highly recommend.

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vipbigtimefoodie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food and wine are insanely overpriced and the portions are TINY!! I went home hungry and ate leftovers. The wait staff is ambivalent at best ... and the restaurant does not even serve soft drinks for children and other patrons who don’t want to drink just water or wine. Never going back.

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vipAlexandra
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service. Will go back.

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Catlin
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not eaten there before and wanted a nice place to take my wife and family for Mother's Day. The menu was simple but covered the needs of the four of us in different ways. Buffalo Mozzarella was delicious, and my Ribeye w very big and perfectly cooked. I will go back again for certain.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner. Everything was superb. The food is really wonderful- really high quality ingredients, prepared simply & authentically for perfect Italian food. Waiters are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They gave us a complimentary tiramisu for Mother’s Day- it was divine. Menu is short and changes frequently, wine list short and very affordable with great Italian wines. Love this place. A local gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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Geraldine
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great table - wonderful service

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vipMbfarb
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Sosta is back in Hermosa. Best service and the food is great. The pasta is made fresh. Italian dishes that are hard to find are available. And the service is outstanding

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vipUESGG
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Wish there were kids options.

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IveteC
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so cute. Small and quaint, but with a really good vibe. Much like the locale itself, the menu is also small, but the food is delicious. We had the tuna tartare and the mixed salad to start. Then moved on to the gnocchi al Gorgonzola and the gnocchi w lobster. These two dishes are not to be missed! So good! Then we shared a Tagliata di Manzo which we could not finish because we were already kinda full from the gnocchi and the appetizers, but packed it to go. 😉
Paired all this with the Luizzi Barbera D’Asti and it went perfectly with our food choices. We had a very good first experience at Sosta and will definitely be going back.

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vipChrisW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate outside in late March 2021. FANTASTIC FOOD! We were very excited to go out to fine dining. My wife thought the plates were slightly small, but I personally had no problem with that as I had heard that in advance and it allowed me to order several different dishes. Our service was very good as well; we had a nice table off on the side of the outdoor seating. It surpassed my high expectations! Great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I’m assuming it was due to COVID, but the options available were slim, repetitive (two of the same pasta dish one with clams and one another seafood), and portions small. There were no sides offered and no vegetables in the main dishes. I won’t be going back. Service and taste of the food was fine. We drove through fast food on the way home.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming outdoor seating arrangement with excellent food. Service was good; with great recs being made by our server. Delicious pastas, steak, and dessert.

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vipJPJP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sosta is the best authentic Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Incredible food, ambience, service and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

My fiancé and I had our first date at the original restaurant on Manhattan Ave in 2013 then followed them to every location over the years. Until tonight everything that a establishment could do wrong they somehow managed. From poor service, poor food selection and quality and to being flat out rude we will never go again. We’re wondering if it’s a new owner because the people that used to run it were so amazing and now it’s really bad.

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vipJade
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little restaurant is AMAZING. I’m so glad I found it. I absolutely love Italian food and this is some of the best pasta that I’ve had anywhere, including Italy! Literally the best carbonara I’ve ever had, and the tiramisu is to DIE FOR. The tiramisu is light and creamy, not too rich and just the perfect amount of espresso, last fingers. I only intended to take one bite and save the rest and I couldn’t help myself, it was all gone. Thankfully I only live a few blocks away from this gem, I plan to go here every week and get to know the sweet Italian man (family?) that runs this place. So yummy and I’m so happy to support a small local business.

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vipLexC
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great vibe. Great music playing, excellent service and amazing food!

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vipHermosadad
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sosta and Co have been a part of my family tradition for almost 20 years. Whether it be family; clients, or friends the experience and quality of food are amazing. In spite of the adversarial conditions of covid, Luca and his staff provide some of the best food and service in the city. The lobster gnocchi is to die for....The wine pairings are exceptional and value driven as well. Culinary and service artistes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the South Bay by far

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Kate22
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! From the food to the service to the ambiance - everything was fabulous. We will definitely be going back. If you're looking for authentic, delicious Italian - look no further!

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nicop
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca is great. Food simple but tasty. Place is lovely. Especially the back.

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vipinkagal
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uní pasta is my favorite. Squash Blossoms Is excellent.

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vipBaleny
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The staff was nice but forgetful. The food was not that great, I ordered the black truffle pasta at MP and I expected something pretty magnificent but it was an extremely small portion, very oil and it barely tasted like truffle anything. Not that impressed this time, I ate here years ago and my experience was much better.

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vipJustinsRestaurant1
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good but the service and the attitude was not pleasant.

JP
vipJPJP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca, Simon and the entire team continue to provide beautiful food, wine, conversation and service despite the pandemic. They have adapted their restaurant to meet the safety and distancing demands, and in doing so, may have even made it a better experience with the outdoor space!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food is fantastic, and we will be back, but we had a very difficult time getting seated. It was my husbands birthday, I had made a reservation a week prior indicating as such, we got there and were told we had to wait for out table. There were other tables available, but we were not allowed to sit at them because the computer had our name on one table only. We explained it was a birthday and we had a reservation which the waiter disputed and he finally proved to himself. Then, we said simply switch our name on to the other available table on the computer which they refused to do. It was so odd! So we waited until the only table we were allowed to sit at became available!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing and love the gnocchi!

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You can order delivery directly from Sosta Cucina using the Order Online button. Sosta Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 391-5959.

Sosta Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 66 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.