Experience Venetian inspired cuisine like never before.
When is an Italian restaurant not just a restaurant? When it’s an experience. We invite you to tantalize your taste buds and please your palate with our delectable array of dishes at Sosta Cucina. As a guest at our restaurant, you will enjoy the very best flavors of the Italian Veneto region, served with Californian creativity and flare. When you walk through the doors of Sosta Cucina, you will be transported on a journey through food and wine, which will satiate your senses and feed your soul.
We believe some of the most wonderful combinations of flavors are simple. And they come from places you wouldn’t expect. Sosta Cucina’s owner, Luca Manderino, created our menu with this in mind. So you can enjoy Italian cuisine like you never have before.
Every meat and fish dish on our menu is sustainably and ethically sourced. This means not only are you eating the best of the best, you can dine with us knowing there is love and kindness literally in everything you eat. Our fruit and vegetables are organically grown, so you can savor the true richness of our menu letting it play to your palate.
We know you love good Italian wine. Which is why we have a carefully curated collection, which are all from Luca’s native Italy. And each one has been chosen so it pairs perfectly with one of our dishes.
Sosta Cucina founder, Luca Manderino came to Venice, California from his native Venice,in Italy in 1993. He fell in love with the Sunshine State, and even more in love with the beach lifestyle. Settling in Hermosa Beach, he saw an opportunity to marry this with his other passion; Venetian inspired Italian cuisine.
Luca believes dining is not just about your dinner. Dining is about simplicity. It’s about taking a journey through food surrounded by those who love you. Good food, great flavors, with good company. So you are left feeling inspired by your meal. He credits his mother for giving him his extensive knowledge of cooking. Luca has appeared on the reality TV cooking competition ‘Chopped’ and hosted the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Alanis Morissette and Elon Musk at his tables. He hand picks every flavor combination for every dish at Sosta Cucina, and oversees produce picked for our restaurant personally.