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Sosta Cucina, Hermosa Beach, CA
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Sosta Cucina

4.8
4.8
155 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 391-5959

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luca Manderino

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Beach Cities

    Best Ambiance

  • Beach Cities

    Notable Wine List

  • Beach Cities

    Romantic

  • Beach Cities

    Italian

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  1. TH

    TomH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sosta never disappoints. It is our special “go to” place, and we love introducing friends to it which is always a big hit. Last night we were enjoying the time at Sosta so much we forgot about the 2 hour max parking meters so added a $53 parking ticket to our evening. Oh well! Christian and Simone are indispensable servers extraordinaire, and ensure a fantastic experience when Luca is off flying a jet. We will be back soon with 2 more friends who haven’t had the good fortune of a Sosta dining experience. Cheers!
  2. E

    Ermin

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite go to restaurant.
  3. YY

    YumYum

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was magnificent and the service even more so. We started with the tuna tartare, Manila clams, and burrata, went to the truffle and lobster pasta, ribeye, arugula salad, potatoes and green beans, and then got some of the best tiramisu I’ve ever had. It was so delish and one of my new favorites in the South Bay. It made my mother-in-law’s birthday so special!
  4. SD

    ShoulderDoc

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and helpful Wait staff. The setting is romantic and intimate. A do over.
  5. JC

    JeaC

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  6. P

    Playgoer

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sosta Cucina is a very special restaurant and the service from wait-staff and interaction with the owner made for a lovely evening. We sat outside on this occasion and enjoyed the beach town vibe. Food and wine was outstanding.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience in the South Bay…everything from food to service to ambiance is off the charts amazing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Very mediocre food but expensive... disappointed.
  9. KH

    KevinH

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, best Italian in the South Bay hands down. Love the staff! Food and wine choices are amazing.
  10. C

    Cynyoga

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We knew it was a pricey place to dine, but wanted to try it. We were very dissapointed with the small portion of food served. My husband got a pasta with lobster, & there were tiny pieces of lobster in it. He also got the mussels & they were very good but again, a very small portion of them. I got the scampi-type dish in which the shrimp inside was not firm but soft & soggie, hard to describe. The small arugula salad was good! Overall, it was way overpriced for the amount of food, & food was not spectacular for $250!
  11. s

    shejans

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of our favorite spots since moving to the south bay area three years ago. Service is something you need patience for but they take their time to talk to each table and explain the meals as well as the line. Otherwise ambience is great, people are friendly, and the food is delicious! Very pricey but worth the splurge.
  12. a

    angelicac

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. Food is excellent And wine selection is great. Service is very good and very welcoming. Ambiance inside or out is lovely. Always enjoy coming back!
  13. M

    Margara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! The service, the food, everything! I highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We chose Sosta for our 39th anniversary. The biggest issue was the service. There aren’t enough waiters to give adequate attention. It was a good start with our waiter vividly describing all the mouthwatering specials. We eagerly anticipated the treat we were in for. The wine came quickly, but every other dish was waiting and waiting and still waiting. We really looked forward to an authentic Italian meal, but the slow service ruined it all. Once a dish came out, there was no staff at all. The langostinos were beautiful, tender and sweet- $65 for 4. The lobster gnocchi was delicious, heavier on the potato than pasta, so unique. The carbonara (my dish) was over salted and I would not recommend. We sat for almost 2 hours and I wanted dessert and coffee, but the waiter was nonexistent and literally running breathless to keep up when we finally got up to request the check. It was a bummer we chose Sosta for our anniversary and a $300 bill to boot. If you don’t mind having a “French “ style evening and you’re fine sitting for hours over a meal, this is your pick. Otherwise avoid. There are better options.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was amazing, food was average. Kind of bland, mista salad was the best thing we ate. Salmon was plain, beet carpaccio was plain, Not a lot of flavor.
  16. J

    Jade

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. Everything on the menu is delicious. The tuna tartare is so amazing as are each of the pastas. We got the truffle fettuccini tonight and it was spectacular. I usually get the carbonara. The fried zucchini blossoms are a favorite. The tiramisu is to die for. Love it all, such a treat. It’s not cheap and the portions are adequate but not your usual American portions. I could prob eat double the pasta portions haha. So intensely delicious.
  17. S

    Sunshine78

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food! Inside dining is romantic. We had a wonderful time and will be back again. Staff makes you feel welcomed and special.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Italian restaurant in LA😊
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. The food is exquisite! Cannot wait to return!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best. The best food, the best wine, the best ambiance. We’ve known Chef Luca for years, and dining in his restaurant is always a pleasure. Highly recommend
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We have dined at this restaurant before, and the total experience was amazing. This night we were very disappointed. The Langoustine was not cooked properly. It was mushy and cost $65. We also had the spaghetti and mussels. The flavor was outstanding, but the spaghetti was undercooked. I am a fan of al dente pasta, but this was still under cooked. They did give us a free tiramisu for desert, but was still disappointed with the overall experience.
  22. r

    rebecashorts

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Made reservations for my birthday with family. Service was not so great, got one order wrong and waited very long for our entrees. Maybe a short staffed night, however not an excuse for fine dining and a pricy menu.
  23. HT

    HectorT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ! From beginning to end the experience was top notch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic authentic Italian food and service!
  25. a

    alinac

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great vibe and knowledgeable waiter. The food exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend this place.
  26. L

    Leshew

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service.
  27. A

    Alexandra

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elevated food and service. 10/10
  28. AH

    AndyHaumersen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Excellent ambiance. The wait staff is also extremely knowledgeable. 10/10
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Painfully slow service. Entrees took at least 45 min to arrive after the appetizer. No apology. Over priced as well.
  30. P

    Poli

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are amazing. Ambiance also top notch.
  31. H

    Hungry4u

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Girl’s night out. Spagettti with sea urchin sauce was amazing, as well as the langostino, spaghetti with clams, yellow tail carpaccio and charcuterie. Great wine offerings as well. We spend $120 per person with the tip. Fab for a special occasion but it’s a bit much for a random night out.
  32. CR

    CatherineR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing! Fettuccine with shavings of truffles was incredible. The staff is incredibly nice and efficient as well. A very special evening out!
  33. MM

    MammaMia

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love returning to Sosta for dinner when we have a special occasion. The main-stay dishes are incredible and the specials are always a unique and unexpected treat. Don’t miss out on their coffee and croissants in the morning too!
  34. BG

    BethG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing service. My husband and I went for our anniversary and could not have picked a better place. We will be back for sure.
  35. CM

    ChristianM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always such an amazing meal with great service and even better ambiance and feel.
  36. CC

    ChrisC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was super slow. Took almost two hours to get our food. Also the fish was undercooked and had to be sent back.
  37. SB

    SusanB

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Best place to have an elegant, quiet meal in the South Bay — and feel as if you just returned from Positano!
  38. AD

    ADiner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Very good food. They need to improve the restaurant for the expensive pricing they are charging
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sosta is the best. It’s always amazing!!!
  40. JV

    JimV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time and the waiter was terrific! Lots of fun!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sosta Cucina does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Sosta Cucina

439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hermosa Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luca Manderino

  • Additional

    Delivery, Takeout, Wine

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