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La Sosta

Italian restaurant between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach

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Romantic Fine Italian Dining in Hermosa Beach?? Yes actually!

  • Jan 11, 2011

My wife and I ate here recently and we loved it.  The ambiance is great with a lot of candles, small tables, flowing white drapes.  The food was delicious and well above my palate i think.  What I mean by that, is that i don't feel like my tastes are refined enough to really appreciate how good it was.  I had the Loup de Mer and the grapefruit and fennel salad.  All very fresh and super tasty.  Susan had the lobster gnocchi... she couldn't stop raving about how great those little pillows were.

I highly recommend for a romantic special occasion.

Negatives:  Price.  You are going to drop some cash going here.  I think it's the most expensive restaurant in the Southbay.   No corkage: They don't let you cork wine so you are limited to their list which is a nice collection of all Italian wine, so be prepared to try something new and pay up for it.


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January 11, 2011
Right on point, JR! I loved this place whenever I could find it open AND afford it. Sometimes you'll walk by at around dinner time and it's closed and other times, it's open. I'm glad you guys found it on an open evening. The lobster gnocchi was my fave, too!
More La Sosta reviews
Quick Tip by . December 29, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Fantastic food, cozy atmosphere and ambiance that belies the immediate area of town, good wine list, very pricey. Can get hot if they don't have the windows open. The cheese plate is a specialty of the house and worth it. The best special occasion spot in the South Bay, IMO.
Quick Tip by . December 29, 2010
posted in MBlocal
On a fine dining scale, it's probably one of the nicest restaurants in the southbay and definitely the most expensive. Good for celebrity sightings too (I saw Morgan Freeman there and Matthew McConaughey frequents) Be prepared to spend some cash there
Quick Tip by . January 15, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Celebrity hot spot and the most romantic restaurant in Hermosa/Manhattan Beach! Homemade pasta that will make you want to travel to Italy and learn their culinary excellence. Can't BYOB.
Quick Tip by . March 31, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Best Italian cuisine in southbay.High end italian food! Be aware: no pizza and expensive.
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Address: 2700 Manhattan Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: (310) 318-1556
Hours: Tue-Thu 6 pm - 10:30 pm Fri-Sun 6 pm - 12 am
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $$$
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