hostaria makes a big commitment to pizza. servers are friendly and also efficient, eager to have you eat well. the emerald salsa verde has a vinegary kick, perfect to cut the delicious porkiness of the fried pig's ear. hostaria del piccolo combines the feel of a contemporary italian restaurant in the mountains with well-done authentic dishes. the word hostaria is related to hospitality. and there is something so welcoming about this santa monica newcomer. the overall aesthetic feels sleek yet rustic with both polished and raw reclaimed wood and metal embellishments. serving "moderately" portioned dishes focusing on freshness and seasonality. the poor man's piccolo. modern pizza joint offers gluten-free pie made with naturally leavened dough comprised of kamut, soy and polenta flour. they have a gorgeously stocked bar. pizza’s crust was so light and crisp. the salad was lightly dressed, fresh and the perfect complement to the pizza.