Two stars: Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica
Plan ahead if you want the calzones, above, at Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica. They have to be ordered 24 hours in advance.
In this week's review, Times restaurant critis S. Irene Virbila says of Hostaria:
The food here — pizza, pasta and more — really tastes like Italy, comforting and familiar. Normale, as an Italian would say.
Read the rest of Virbila's review here, and check out this photo gallery of more images of Hostaria del Piccolo, as well as some of the signature items on the menu.
-- Rene Lynch
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Photo: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times