Experiencing Italy Without a Plane Ticket in Venice, California
Step off the famous Venice Boardwalk and into Piccolo and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to Venice. The one in Italy, that is. Servers greet you with a cheerful ciao as they gesture in the direction of your table (the place is too tiny to do much else). A cozy fire in the corner warms you on those breezy beach evenings. Don’t delay, order the seared sea scallops over Parmesan-truffle fondue or tortelli with wild nettle-hazelnut filling and sage. Combine that with its covert location and charming interior and the blow to your wallet won't be nearly so painful.