Piccolo Santa Monica

4.8
151 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Chef Antonio Mure of Barrique Venice, reimagines Piccolo, his first restaurant on the west side. Piccolo Ristorante will boast some of the dishes featured at the original Piccolo. Home made pastas, fresh fish and wild game paired with a full liquor license and an amazing wine list!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 151 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Went here to celebrate our engagement and were over the moon about the meal. I had the Duck Ragu and my fiancé had the fig tortelli. Hands down one of our favorite dining experience period. Service was fantastic, and everyone tried to make the evening special for our celebration.

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PhilS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, high quality Italian food in a comfortable outdoor area. Friendly service.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Nice wine selection. Parking can be a challenge.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went here for our 6 year anniversary dinner. I forgot our servers name but he was amazing! 10/10 service from the entire staff, especially our server. He recommended the perfect wine for us and helped us pick out our appetizer which was fantastic (The octopus). I will be returning soon!

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Nataliel
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!!

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BobyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I've had in quite a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Last night on vacation in Santa Monic

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bchoop
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the patio in the back is a really nice setting. Ernesto was our server and he was excellent. A great night all the way around.

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Suki
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time back to Piccolo since it closed shop on Dudley in Venice. Food was as good as we remembered it. We ate an early dinner outside on Sunday with sun still high up in the sky. Since there was no cover overhead, the sun was little too bright in my eyes even with sunglasses on. Other than that, I have no complaints. Welcome back, Piccolo !

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vipcheckercab
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Erin helped us and she was terrific. Friendly, helpful and non-intrusive. Good job. I'll be back, soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The special black ink pasta with lobster in saffron sauce was excellent. The black ink pasta with shrimp was average.

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vipGrknickname
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back patio is a terrific setting. Food was fabulous and so was the service by Ernesto and the rest of the team.

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vipJohnY
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and cocktails were absolutely Devine. Fantastic meal and experience.

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vipLEFKO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance was exquisite. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were visiting from out of town. We were taking a drive along the PCH when we started to get hungry. I went on Open Table to see where we could eat that was close by. This place came up, was close and had great reviews. SO HAPPY we found this place. The food and service was fantastic. My husband said it was the best margarita he has ever had, light and fresh. I had the ravioli special and could have eaten another plate of it. We both stated if we lived close by this would be a place we would eat at at least once a week.

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Adrian
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome vibe and great service! I would definitely come back.

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vipDelosW
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Great ambiance, especially with its outdoor seating. Just wished they were able to keep the rabbit salad on the menu

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DanielleZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service. Neighborhood spot vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the ambiance is perfect and the service was great. I love the decor. The seats are comfortable and the design and lighting is inviting. Love the open ceiling which kept the acoustics at a minimum. I can’t wait to go back again!

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AimeeL
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superlative food! Unusual burrata with pear and sweet balsamic. Huge and gorgeously sauced pork chop, with sublime balsamic onions. [The chef really seems to like balsamic.]. Friends raved about the branzino and beet tagliatelli.
Service also was excellent, attentive without being annoying.
However, we were seated in the outside area off the sidewalk because there was a large and noisy party expected on the patio. So we got more of the noise, ambience, and traffic of Lincoln Blvd. The restaurant has done its best to mask all that, but next time we'll ask for the patio.

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vipGeorgeJ
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been here a few times. Food is consistently good. They have some tremendous wine bargains on their wine list. Exceptional service.

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rosep
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent! Fantastic service, highly recommend!

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TrishP
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The bread was cold…certainly a lousy start at an expensive restaurant. Otherwise, the food was quite good.

Fritto Misto has a much better ambiance along with great food and hot bread!

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jfrances7
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erin was an amazing server and the chef was perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! I had the specials. The octopus appetizer was tender and tasty…loved! The branzino was flavorful and the purple whipped potatoes were yummy too! Would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Wonderful service, amazing food… a great date spot!

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vipDina
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have a great restaurant on Lincoln again!

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viphungryeater
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ernesto was great server!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good service, delicious food

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vipRoxanneA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a fantastic dining experience. Our server, Erin, was friendly, knowledgeable and made excellent suggestions. We loved every bite. The Old Cuban drink was delicious!

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GinaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Charmer in Santa Monica. My fish was excellent, served hot and tasty. I just wish the veggies accompanying were also warmer rather than luke temperature.

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hussainbakshi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom had taken me there for a special graduation dinner and we loved the food. It was truly a culinary experience of the senses.

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ShaanS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. The menu at the restaurant had a few items not listed on their website which were really delicious. Wine list was extensive. Really nice, private, outdoor ambiance. Packed on a Friday night 🙂

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vipSSmith
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overly pretentious poor take on italian

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vipahno
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely professional, friendly service/staff and delightful spot overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, perfect ambiance outside. Will definitely go back again!

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vipfoodfanatic
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite place. The service was outstanding and food delicious. The octopus appetizer was tender and char perfect. Amazing fig and potato tortellini is signature dish and a must, especially for cheese lovers. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipkristina
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and experience/service were incredible! We started with the scallops and they were excellent. I ordered the Tortelloni di Patate e Fichi and it was so tasty and well portioned. My friends ordered the gnocchi and a dish with bolognese and both were delicious. Tastes authentic & flavorful, and pasta is homemade. I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on the menu!
Attentive service, heat lamps for when the sun went down.
I was visiting from out of town but hope to be back soon! Would recommend to friends.

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GraceP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience, though the menu is very limited and the patio seating is a bit rough. Tiny table not big enough for their own plates, somewhat cheesy plastic between tables. I would recommend hard surfaces between tables for privacy since it’s such a small space. Service was lovely, food was good. Not a great place if you don’t eat red meat :(
Happy to see a restaurant thrive in that spot since so many have come and gone!

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ValerieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piccolo was a perfect dinner spot, the food was perfection every dish was unique and kept us wanting more! Highly suggest eating here and don’t forget the dessert!

FAQs

Piccolo Santa Monica offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 314-0144.

Piccolo Santa Monica is rated 4.8 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.