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Hostaria del Piccolo

606 Broadway, Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2486
310-393-6633
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Ranked #149 of 563 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 6th street
Description: We propose a different approach to Italian food, by creating dishes moderate in portion size, which we feel enhances the dining experience, by allowing you more variety in taste, while eating healthier.
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place was recommended by the place we are staying at and it didn't disappoint. The food was very tasty and the prices reasonable. The service was friendly and timely. I've seen other reviews about the noise level but we were out front by the sidewalk and didn't experience any problem having quiet conversation. The portions were a pleasant size... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Let's face it - LA is not one of the word's great food destinations. You have to hunt very had to find a restaurant that delivers quality produce with some degree of subtlety. Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica is a breezy Italian bistro that's informal but friendly with a simple menu built around some core Italian dishes. The waiting... More

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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you like tasty food in an atmosphere where you can't hear what the person you came with is saying-this is the place for you. It has a unique menu, many items and pizza selections I've not seen elsewhere. The food always tastes fresh and well-prepared. But, the noise level is the worst of anywhere I've ever dined.

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LA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Just tried this restaurant. Great food. Good menu with lots of delicious choices. (But don't get a table in very front - too noisy and hard to hear conversation). Valet parking (pricey but necessary).

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Santa Monica, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There are so many excellent new wood fired pizza places in Santa Monica and Venice that one would think it would be hard to find a bad one. Restaurants should know their competition. Clearly this restaurant doesn't. We ordered two pizzas; the hostess said the sausage pizza was "to die for" and our waitress said it was "very popular." Waitress... More

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detroit, mich
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Walking in it was loud and crowded. Were we not meeting others I would have left on my assumption that the food would be trendy foo-foo stuff which is not to my liking. We were seated promptly, with an attentive waitstaff despite the crowd. The food was surprisingly excellent. The pizza was good, the pasta dishes were really good as... More

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San Diego
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205 reviews 205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Went for the first time with 6 people and took a seat at the dog friendly back patio. The seating area is quite comfortable and spacious. The restaurant week menu at $15 is unbeatable. The eel and beef tongue dishes were both outstanding but the gnocchi and tagliatelle were also excellent. The pizza was simply some of the best I've... More

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Rome, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go there at least once a week. everybody is friendly and the food is always great. We usually go early with the family and it gives us a nice chance to relax as a family before the regular dinner crowd gets there.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a real find. Have meant to visit and check it out for almost a year now and have been there twice in less than a month. The grilled octopus is poetry; no sauces or gimmicks but just straight forward, simply fresh food with just the right amount of condiments. Even the pizzas are an experience. Try their grilled... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Visited here last Friday for lunch. This is real modern Italian cuisine. The Fricco, fried cheese on soft polenta, is very good. The black pizza, crust made with squid ink, and lightly seared tuna is excellent. Not cheap! So bring money.

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