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Located on Clarence Street, Piccolino is a little Italian gem in the heart of Manchester. The restaurant offers a wonderful combination of both modern and classic Italian dishes prepared in an open kitchen in full view of diners. Our dishes are rustic, simple and delicious and are created using the best, freshest ingredients.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We'd had a hard day - well, a hard week in fact - on the road, running meetings, getting trains, and staying in a succession of chain hotels......... I've now earned a medal from my colleagues, for turning the assignment into a 'Piccolino tour'. Liverpool had been lovely, Manchester was marvellous, and [later] York was....yummy! The menu is full of choice & the wine list, well considered. Staff are really excellent. The portions were a bit on the huge side - fine by me, as I don't often go for desserts - but there was no skimping on quality. Crab linguine was full of flavour, & I hear the carbonara was fantastic. Guess how we're planning the next business trip.....................? !"
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Made a booking via toptable, only for the restaurant to call and cancel it the day before, with no explanation."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "My wife and I booked dinner on a Saturday evening at 6.30pm. It was already rammed full. We got a drink at the bar, great for people watching. The atmosphere is electric, with italian waiters and waitresses flying around and smells from the open kitchen, you just knew you were in for a special evening. The food was to die for. The wine list extensive and reasonably priced for a city centre restaurant. The service was second to none. The evening overall was superb."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Service was simply outstanding, as well as fast, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was impeccable, and although could be seen as price-y, well worth the money."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Never had anything other than amazing food and service here."
    dined on 03/02/2014
  • "Food was outstanding and lots of choice, prawn starter was absolutely gorgeous! Was thinking about it for days after!! Could not fault the food or service at all. Did not like the way the restaurant was set out, lots of large loud parties of people so would definitely not recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or a romantic meal. We were sat very close to the next table and the walkway was very narrow so my chair kept being knocked which was quite annoying. While waiting for our table we had nowhere to sit and wait so was stood at a busy bar. We visited on a Saturday night so I would recommend visiting on another night when it is less busy and noisy."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Food was top class. restaurant was a little noisy."
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Perfect way to start a lovely hen do. Lovely lunch in nice surroundings"
    dined on 30/08/2013
  • "Great Italian food. Simple, but with the best ingredients & done to perfection. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Gorgeous looking restaurant, decorated with style. Service was also excellent, friendly, but efficient. Brilliant restaurant - eat here!!"
    dined on 04/12/2013
  • "Enjoyed a delicious meal to celebrate my birthday, Food was excellent with a good varied menu. I would recommend Piccolino to anyone - it isn't cheap but it is value for money, the best ingredients cooked to perfection. Lovely cocktails too!"
    dined on 28/10/2013
  • "Starter: king prawn on biscotti, divine. Main: Spaghetti meatballs, perfect. My gf had the mussels starter and carbonara for mains. Definitely going back!"
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We booked a table here two days running. Great service and quality food."
    dined on 30/09/2013
  • "Always enjoy the Piccolino restaurants and Manchester is one of my favourites. A vibrant restaurant with good food, friendly service and a nice atmosphere. Recommended."
    dined on 30/09/2013
  • "The food and service was very good. Only little dissapointment was the bar area and the fact that there was no where to stand whilst waiting for a table."
    dined on 03/08/2013
  • "The only reason I was disappointed with the restaurant is that I am a regular at the Piccolinos in West Didsbury because the food is fab, atmosphere is great, staff is friendly and professional and the interior is very charming and inviting. It does not feel like a 'chain restaurant'. Piccolinos in Manchester, however, ticks all of these boxes except atmosphere and interior - it feels like a canteen or an airport restaurant! Food was good as always and staff very friendly but I will not be venturing out from our regular in Didsbury..."
    dined on 26/07/2013
  • "Lovely ambience, good food not expensive. Wine list adequate and wonderful service!"
    dined on 31/10/2012
  • "I have taken tables for four to eight persons on several occasions and we are always entirely happy. The place is lively, the food fresh and the service friendly"
    dined on 17/06/2013
  • "Great food and service which was much needed after doing Manchester 10k. Despite being in our running gear, we were placed in Window. Lovely spot. Place was lively, parties and couples. Waiter was very personable. Have visited many times before and yet again, encouraged to return."
    dined on 26/05/2013
  • "Amazing food, fantastic quality and great atmosphere, what more do you want? Definiately recommend it! Waiters are lovely and attentitive!"
    dined on 05/05/2013
  • "Was a lovely meal. The staff in particular were fantastic, attentive, funny and helpful. Would recommend it highly."
    dined on 27/02/2013
  • "I took my girlfriend to Piccolino's for valentines day and as it is one of the busiest days of the year for many restaurants, you accept it being full. The menu is very good with a lovely variety and the quality of the food is excellent.... Both starters were large portions that arrived quickly if you account for the busyness. The mains were again large portions but it was also delicious. It was a bit noisy and a little cramped but as i said it is a busy night of the year so i accept that as a given unless i pay a lot of money for my meal. It was not very expensive, 2 starters and 2 mains with 4 alcoholic drinks was about £60 plus tip. I will very likely be going back soon."
    dined on 14/02/2013
  • "Food was very average and portion size extremely small for the cost. I selected a fish dish which was very sparse. I had to order vegetables as a side order (as the fish was served on its own). My partner orderd the sirloin... again very sparse portion (also it was burnt). Service was attentive but sadly the food wasn't up to par. Lastly our table for two was near a corner door where the coats were kept. Staff were constantly going in and out of this which was very drafty when being opened and closed, and irritating with people passing the whole time. We were looking forward to this particular evening as it was a birthday celebration, but sadly the food was no were near as expected."
    dined on 26/01/2013
  • "Dined here on Boing Day for lunch before going to the theatre, with 3 adults and a 5 year old. Nothing was to much trouble, service was attentive, food was very good and they were great with my 5 year old son. Would definitely return."
    dined on 26/12/2012
  • "Enjoyed dinner at Piccolino. Good ribollito and excellent main courses. Nice atmosphere."
    dined on 25/01/2013
  • "No problem with the food and waiters at our table were very good. However service overall was terrible. Made a 8.45pm booking for 2 people and arrived promptly. Was asked to wait at bar until our table was ready. Was still waiting at 9.15pm when we had to ask what was happening. Was finally seated approx 5 mins after that and ordered our food. Starters arrived at 10.15pm. By the time our mains arrived we were just hungry and ate the food without really enjoying/savouring it. Food was nice but this service was terrible. No-one even apologised or acknowledged our waiting time."
    dined on 05/01/2013
  • "This was my first time so for me first impressions count on entering the restaurant I was greeted with my partner who as already been on business dinners we was then shown to our seats my thoughts at that moment was it was cramp to many tables then I thought this a great very friendly cosy and lively it made me feel relaxed. The meal was fantastic the service impeccable outstanding and would be going back very very soon Keep up the great work guys can't fault anything even the visit to the ladies was interesting good idea unsex toilets haha!"
    dined on 05/01/2013
  • "great service, food, atmosphere would definitely go back"
    dined on 29/12/2012
  • "Restaurant was very busy (Sunday afternoon) and there were a few groups in but the service was still excellent. We arrived on time and were asked if we would like to have a drink at the bar or go straight to our table. We chose to go straight to our table. We were given plenty of time to review the menu which was needed as there was so much choice. When the food arrived it was excellent. I had the Sunday roast which was served on a cast iron plate and my daughter had the duck which she loved. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. It would suit all ages and caters for children as well"
    dined on 25/11/2012
  • "Took my girlfriend here on Wednesday 10th October, had a fantastic evening Food was top notch service fantastic great atmosphere Great way to enjoy the evening before proposing to my partner Lucky for me she said yes!!!!!! A night to remember and an evening to reminisce In the future"
    dined on 10/10/2012
  • "I had a wonderful visit to Piccolino in Manchester. Great service, great food, great value. I will definitely be going back. You know a great Italian restaurant when they have affogato on the menu."
    dined on 15/03/2012