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Hostaria Del Piccolo - Anyone been yet?

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libra20 Dec 22, 2010 10:00 PM

Has anyone been yet? I might go tomorrow. Would love to hear some reviews.

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    sushigirlie Jun 20, 2011 08:36 PM

    I've never been, but I've ordered delivery about five times through LaBIte. I'm impressed. The menu is very adventurous. Portions are smaller than you'd expect, but the dishes are more refined than you'd expect. Food this high end is rarely delivered. I look forward to eating there in person.

    1. westsidegal Jun 20, 2011 08:45 PM

      i went there during DineLA week.
      the pappardelle they served me was every bit as good as any of the pastas that i've ever been served at valentino.
      tried two of their desserts: fried apple stuffed raviolis, and their panna cotta---both were WONDERFUL.

      1. goodhealthgourmet Jun 20, 2011 09:09 PM

        here are a few:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/761467
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/763567
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7740...

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          js76wisco Jun 24, 2011 05:15 PM

          Pizzas and pastas were excellent - every bit as good as Piccolo in Venice. The room is much warmer and more enticing to boot.

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            sushigirlie Aug 15, 2011 08:40 PM

            One great delivery meal after another from Hostaria Del Piccolo. Everything we ordered today (cannellini bean salad on top of pizza crust, grilled squid with spinach, and garganelli in truffle cream sauce) was excellent. For delivery to Santa Monica through LA Bite, I'd say Hostaria Del Piccolo is #1, followed by Chaya, then Il Forno, then Border Grill.

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              sushigirlie Sep 4, 2011 07:04 PM

              The cannellini bean salad is described on the menu as "FOGLIA SENZA white beans, shallots, parsley and heirloom tomato served over pizza crust." What makes it so excellent is more the "pizza crust" than the salad. This "pizza crust" is actually a delicious bread with a subtle fried dough quality to it--like a cross between focaccia and an Indian puri. It's far superior, in my opinion, to the crusts they use for their pizzas.

              This is a real winner of a restaurant.

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              gordo26 Sep 24, 2011 06:31 PM

              SUPER DISAPPOINTED. The pizzas were decent. Crust was the best part but the toppings itself were meh. We ordered four pizzas but only two came out at once. the waiter said he was spacing them out but 30 minutes between the two seemed excessive. Add to that we didn't get a salad, appetizer, nor a soup that we all ordered. The service, while friendly was pretty awful in terms of delivery and timing. Can't say I will be going back anytime soon.

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