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Hostaria del Piccolo

606 Broadway, Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2486
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Ranked #157 of 564 Restaurants in Santa Monica
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Price range: $13 - $28
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
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English first
Santa Monica, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
142 reviews 142 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 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
89 helpful votes 89 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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