About Hostaria Piave
Hostaria Piave's mission is to present the everyday dishes that you would find at the family table of the people living in the small islands in the Venetian lagoon and the near countryside. Experience a unique and captivating menu, simple recipes radicated in the Venetian popular tradition that show the passion and the genuine hospitality of your "hoste".
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 5.00pm - 9.00pm (Regular Menu & Sunday Supper prix-fixe Menu)
$30 and under
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We are happy to offer catering, from small, intimate gatherings to full scale events.
Parking spaces on the side and in the back of building
Angelo D. Calderan
Private Party Facilities:
Hostaria Piave is available for private events & buy-outs
Private Party Contact:
Angelo D. Calderan: 3103741000x
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Hostaria Piave Ratings and Reviews
We went for a Saturday lunch for our fir ...
We went for a Saturday lunch for our first visit and enjoyed it very much. There is a nice patio seating area but we opted for a table inside. I noticed another OT review that mentioned that fresh bread need not be overly toasted but I saw it differently - it was fresh but was warmed just right where yes, it was crunchy but I love it that way. Service provided by the owner was cordial yet friendly. I enjoyed my veal and my husband found his Pasticcio Di Mamma Maria to be great comfort food. We will go back before long!
Overpriced and underwhelming. Ordered wi ...
Overpriced and underwhelming. Ordered wine & they brought the higher priced one (58.00 for mediocre wine). My daughter sent her soup back. Tasted rancid. Only 1 dish out of 6 was okay. Rest was awful. Portions small but high priced. Was a horrible birthday choice. Had to apologize to everyone. Lots of food left on plates & not for a good reason. One of the worst & we go out at least 2-3 x's period week.
This is perhaps the best restaurant in t ...
This is perhaps the best restaurant in the South Bay. The food is excellent, the pastas are freshly made and the wine list is excellent. The wait staff is attentive without being overbearing and is knowledgeable with regard to food and wine pairings. The atmosphere is conducive to conversation and relaxed dining.
Delightful evening meal with the Sunday ...
Delightful evening meal with the Sunday nite special $40. All piatti were good but the meat piece de resistance was excellent. Polite, friendly service, nothing hurried. The front area in the open was quiet & very pleasant. The vino rosso house wine was also exceptional.
What a wonderful discovery! Both my din ...
What a wonderful discovery! Both my dinner companion and I have been to Italy and HP was the closest thing to local Italian food.The owners Anna and Angelo are warm hosts and take great pride in their restaurant. The interior is warm and friendly. The tables are tucked in the space and similar to village cafes in Italy. Our waitress was attentive but not overly fussy. The food was beautifully prepared and you could taste the flavors of the high quality ingredients. The sauces popped and complimented the tuna and scallops we ordered. The gem at the end of the meal was a strawberry rhubarb rustic tart. It was freshly made and was a tasty buttery fruit filled goodness. The wine list was unique and offered many choices. The Barolo we chose was full bodied and had a smooth finish. We enjoyed our evening and left satiated and relaxed.
Excellent Venetian food
We live not far from the restaurant and it is almost always our go-to when we have the urge to eat out in comfort with excellent food. Guests are made to feel like members of the family. The Sunday night supper is lovely. We'll be back!
Best Place in Redondo Beach
We eat at Hostaria Piave on a regular basis. The food is terrific, the wine list is extensive and we enjoy the atmosphere. The owner welcomes us personally and recommends good wine to go with our food selection. This is a rare fine dining experience in the South Bay area. we make it our neighborhood go to place. Nice to sit on the patio in warm weather, too. Highly recommend!
Presentation was unusual but appetizing ...
Presentation was unusual but appetizing nonetheless, taste was OK, but some seasoning inconsistency (over-seasoned, under seasoned), pasta dish was the best of all our dishes, watch out for very, very crunchy bread (IMHO, if its fresh, you don't need to toast the heck out of it). Service was excellent.
Great food, Great Service
My husband and I went here for our Friday night "date night". The food was wonderful and the wine flights great. Most importantly the service is great. They totally accommodated some of our special food requirements. We definitely recommend.
I've had dinner at Hostaria many times and decided to bring along some friends who were new to the restaurant. We shared a number of dishes and everything was fantastic. I find the service can be slow at times however this time around they were on point and everything was flawless, and it was a very busy night for the restaurant as well! We'll be back soon....
Angelo was a gracious and warm host for ...
Angelo was a gracious and warm host for a most wonderful luncheon on a rainy day. We feasted on garlic roasted crab and other delights of roasted octopus and stuffed calamari. The bread was warm and crisp and the wine tasty too. He presents a notable wine list.
Outstanding Easter supper
Today, my wife and I joined friends for Easter supper at Hostaria Piave, which we continue to visit regularly although we have moved to Sacramento. We are never disappointed when we partake of the food that Angelo and his team create, but today was beyond even the best we have had at the restaurant. First, because the meal was served family style, each of us was able to taste a range of different appetizers, first courses, and second courses. But the selection at each stage was memorable. There were two plates of appetizers. The first was an antipasto di laguna and included smoked steelhead, grilled calamari, octopus salad, a deviled egg topped with shrimp (not your grandmother's deviled egg!). The second plate of appetizers included a veal tenderloin, prosciutto with kiwi, a house-smoked carpaccio with Grana Padano cheese, and pieces of Dungeness crab roasted with garlic and rosemary. Such wonderful combinations and we were just getting started. Next was a light, savory risotto with scallops and asparagus that was a great reminder that it is spring, after all, as well as paglia e fieno or egg and spinach noodles with butter, sage, and cheese. So simple, but so satisfying. Then, as we savored our wine, we were treated to seared steelhead trout and tender lamb chops accompanied by sun chokes and potato salad. It was a feast of flavors. Desert after such a meal is a challenge, and in this case, appropriately understated with a semifreddo of berries, colomba, which is a leavened Easter bread, and chocolate eggs. The meal was an unforgettable tour de force.
Authentic Venetian Italian cuisine
My husband and I dine out on Sundays and really enjoy Hosteria Piave, its owner Angelo and server Erin. We typically order the Sunday Supper which is a 4 course (5 if optional cheese course is ordered). On this occasion, we had a chicory and artichoke salad, a colorful pasta course , pork shoulder and pork belly entrée and mixed berry parfait. We did share the cheese course which was goat cheese and truffle. It is a warm welcoming atmosphere and we feel like we are dining in someone's home.
If you blink driving south on PCH you can miss this gem. We went for a Valentine treat and were very pleased with the service, food and ambiance. While priced moderately, the portions lend to the smaller side but preparation was superb. It was busy and service was attentive and a bit more relaxed which was fine with us to be able to enjoy the night and a second glass of wine.
Transported back to n.e. Italy's lagoons and lands
Hostaria Piave's chef transported us back to memories of real local Venetian cooking. Each course of the special Sunday menu had us in ecstasy, as each dish represented the essence of a region he had grown up in. There were no stereotypes on the menu at all, but each dish was fresh and original.
First, a platter of pork sausage, braised cabbage, horseradish...a bowl of chicory shoots, garlic, anchovies, pepperoncino...cured pork loin...eggplant, roasted tomato, smoked ricotta...smoked albacore, accompanied by Santa Barbara Syrah.
Second: spaghetti, roast cauliflower, anchovies, breadcrumbs ...and flat folded maltagliati pasta with mushrooms and pancetta, accompanied by 2012 Barbera. Tasty!
Third: pan seared wild scallop with porcini...and braised oxtail with bitter chocolate sauce, polenta, accompanied by 2012 Montalcino.
We took home the apple and almond cake to devour later! It was fine-grained and subtle, not sweet. The espresso was our substitute at the moment for dessert.
I think it will remain in my memory as the best meal of the year, or longer!
Deliciously Different Italian
I'm no expert on Northern Italian cooking, but most of what we ate was delicious. The portions are not large so it is worth paying the extra $5 to increase a pasta dish to entree size. The roasted eggplant and tomato salad was wonderfully flavorful. The ravioli a little bland. But the lamb shank and polenta was amazing. We were not impressed with the bread pudding dessert -- wish we had ordered something else. We will return to try other items on the menu.
Excellent, fresh, seasonal dishes!
We would definitely go back to this restaurant. The chef recommended the homemade pappardalle with porcini mushrooms,and ground sausage that was delicious. It had the right amount of spice and was well seasoned. We started with a tasty roasted butternut squash, mushrooms,with montasio . It was a delicious meal and the wine that the chef chose was a great pairing. My guest had the venetian spaghetti with sardines and onions. We both decided that mine was the winner but the spaghetti was different, tasty, and rarely see this on the menu. I appreciate the suggestions made by the chef and everything was presented beautifully. The portions were large but we managed to polish them off. Great find in Redondo Beach!
Not as good as it used to be
I went here several times in 2013 and it was impressive; the food was great and service fantastic. I went again last week and it was quite a shock. The squid appetizer was very fishy, on the border of inedible. The entree portions were tapas-size and the dessert was frozen in the middle. The service, although pleasant, was very slow. It took almost 2 hours to get an appetizer, 2 entrees and dessert. Even after providing my credit card it took 15 minutes for them to bring it back for a signature. It'll be some time before I return.
Sunday Family Dinner doesn't mean bring family
I need to start with the fact that my husband and I have dined here on numerous occasions and enjoyed it. With the advertisement of "Sunday Family Dinner" we assumed that meant our 2 year old son would be welcomed. Our reservation was for 5:45 and specified that we would be bringing a toddler and needed a booster. From the moment we got there it was clear our son was not welcomed. The booster was not ready, the owner made several comments about enjoying "quiet" dinners. Note, my son was not loud and there was a good deal of noise in the restaurant. Dinner took over an hour and a half to even arrive at our table. Perfect for fine dining, but not for a family style dinner. Even the bread took 20 minutes. The tasting menu was also extremely sophisticated for a family dinner. Calamari steaks and smoked trout for anyone under 15? We did take our son outside to play during the waits and even there the owner made comments about my son moving chairs or "touching" things. Look, he's two. He's very well behaved for a two year old but... And in hindsight, I realized that there was nothing family focused about this dinner and would have never brought him back, but the owner's consistent comments were rude and uncalled for. On our own experience, we would not have returned with my son. Based on the owner's attitude and comments, we will simply not return.
Regarding the food... the beef carpaccio was excellent as was the smoked trout. The calamari steaks were over cooked and rubbery. The pasta fasioli was very good, but not traditional. A thicker broth and fewer beans than I am accustomed to. Also, the pasta in it was a papparedelle not a smaller noodle. Flavorful broth.
Best Restaurant is the South Bay. Exten ...
Best Restaurant is the South Bay. Extensive wine list. Despite being close to Pacific Coast, the outdoor patio is very comfortable and nicely screened . We have eaten there at least 6 times and brought guests each time and everyone loved it. The owners really care about their food and to make sure the guests have a great experience
What a gem!
You can easily overlook this restaurant while driving south on PCH. The ambiance and décor inside is nice. I went with two other ladies. We each had the Sunday Supper, prix fixe dinner. It included an appetizer (smoked beef carpaccio with marche salad), two courses (homemade pasta w/ sausages, veal) and a dessert (chocolate with pear). The veal was on the dry side, but overall, everything was delicious!
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