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Hostaria del Piccolo

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606 Broadway, Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2486 (6th street)
310-393-6633
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We propose a different approach to Italian food, by creating dishes...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We loved it

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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portland,oregon
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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portland,oregon
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Senior Reviewer
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
158 reviews 158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 Broadway, Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2486
    (6th street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-6633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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