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Hostaria del Piccolo

606 Broadway, Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2486
310-393-6633
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Ranked #153 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $13 - $28
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
portland,oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ate on the outside patio, it was quiet so we could converse; server was Italian and very good; carpaccio, gnocci, chicken, creme puff dessert, espresso, wine, all good. We would not return if we had to eat inside, as it would be noisy and they have a TV on.

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hostaria del Piccolo is my go-to authentic Italian restaurant. A little pricey, but I close my eyes and I'm back in Tentino. Wonderful!

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Okay, maybe it's an L.A. thing. Maybe it's the fact we just came from Italy. Maybe we were a little unnerved by the cosmopolitan juggernaut that was Santa Monica. Or maybe this place really was as bad as as we remember. We made a reservation out of convenience of the proximity of the restaurant to our hotel. Arrived at the... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
125 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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