Hostaria Del Piccolo
Member Reviews (3)
- Hostaria Del PiccoloFirst to ReviewDec 05, 2012
i love italian food. in santa monica. with reasonable prices. and dim mood lighting. win all around! i wish i knew there was semi-outdoor seating in the back patio before we sat in the main dining room. that would have been lovely.
the food was great, but the service was better. although not overly "friendly," our waitress was confident! when us girls asked for wine recommendations, she boldly pronounced, "you should get this. And you should get that." (too bad I can't remember the names of the wines.) i love that. i really hate when servers don't know what they are serving, or when the answer is "well, it's depends on what you are looking for....." without any further explanation. if i knew what was good here, i wouldn't be asking you for a recommendation, now would i??? the same goes for the food. she explained in the following manner: this is sauceless. this is cheeseless. you are going to be served duck, beef, or veal in these pasta dishes - pick one. bam! Just gave it to us straight.
In summary, I thoroughly enjoy a confident server and will be back. Must try the happy hour. $5 wines, what!??!