Being Italian and appreciating Italian food, I can say that there no restaurants in the South Bay that offer authentic Italian food, except for Hostaria Piave.The food reflects the origin of the owner who is from Venice. It is very good, and very authentic from that region. The owner has a passion for food and does not want to compromise by changing the flavors of the authentic food. The ambience is casual and relaxed, with indoor and outdoor dining. Excellent wine choices and very reasonably priced. If you like beer try one of the best Italian beers called Menabrea. Appetizers to try include the Vitello Tonnato, and the Misto Fritto (fried fish and vegetables). Among the pastas the Gnocchi are excellent, as are the Pasticcio (a Lasagna type dish), and the ravioli with coniglio are excellent. At this restaurant one gets to taste typical Italian food without having to fly all the way to Italy.