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
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Hostaria Piave Ratings and Reviews
We always enjoy ourselves here and it is ...
We always enjoy ourselves here and it is the go-to restaurant that has things on the menu for everyone. The staff is always on top of things and friendly.Because the food is cooked to order this is not a place to go when you are in a rush. This is a neighborhood gem!
The food was ok. They make no allowance ...
The food was ok. They make no allowance for customer preferences. We inquired about the possibility of extra garlic. The manager said they don't use garlic. In an Italian restaurant! What's worse is he showed no desire to accommodate us with this small request. No "I'm sorry". Nothing. Rather cold & prickly. The waitress took 30 minutes to notice us only because I flagged her down.
This was my first time at Hostaria Piave ...
This was my first time at Hostaria Piave and it was wonderful. I went with my girlfriends to celebrate two birthdays and we all chose a different dish and they were all very tasty. Two girls were from Manhattan Beach and three from Palos Verdes so we met half way and will be back!
What a meal! Hostaria Piave serves up a ...
What a meal! Hostaria Piave serves up authentic northern Italian fare in a cute little space, and features a truly impressive wine list. Unfortunately our meal was marred by substandard, borderline incompetent service. It's no exaggeration to say that every time she came to our table, she had to apologize for something! Forgotten items, lack of utensils, delivering the wrong wine, it went on and on. And while the apologies were nice, we would have much preferred a meal where they were not necessary. There are many other wonderful Italian restaurants in the area, so I'm not sure we'll be back here given the consistent service lapses that defined our experience.
We went on Saturday night, 10/15/16. It ...
We went on Saturday night, 10/15/16. It took 50 minutes to be served some bread, 70 minutes to get our starters and another 45 minutes to get the entrees, which should have been left in the kitchen or thrown in the trash. No apologies from the waitress, the owner, or the owner's wife.
Food was just ok. Saw that it was selec ...
Food was just ok. Saw that it was selected as one of top 100 restaurants in country. I don't get it. Baked chicken was dry. I asked for a side dish as an appetizer and was told no. However, the side dishes were delivered first so it was an appetizer. The food took 35 minutes to get to the table but the restaurant was empty. Water was never served. It was a bit pricey for Redondo. I would not go back.
A fabulous unique Italian experience sin ...
A fabulous unique Italian experience since the authentic cuisine and the owner are from the Veneto region of Italy. There are not only fish dishes like you would expect from Venice, but also a good representation of dishes from the forest (wild boar, venison, rabbit) in the style from the mountains of the north Veneto. And the pasticcio is outstanding, rich and savory, as are all the pasta dishes that have a very northern Italian flare. The proprietor and his wife are generous with their attention to how your evening is going and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The wine list is extensive and most regions of Italy are well represented. We have been there for dinner many times and have always been pleased and impressed. There is excellent parking beside and behind the restaurant.
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.
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