Bistro Piattini
Bistro Piattini

Bistro Piattini

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://piattininm.com/
  • Phone: (505) 792-1700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
    Mid-Day Menu: Daily: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Peter Lukes
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Local small bands, acoustic groups and the occasional classical group on weekends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hannett
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot and street parking
A word from Bistro Piattini
Piattini is the creation of husband and wife team, Pete and Maggie Lukes. We love to travel, and to eat! We have found that our most enjoyable and memorable dining experiences have been where we were able to order many small plates with just a few perfect bites of food, that we could share. Sharing food and experiences together made our connections to one another as a family stronger and more meaningful. Piattini means "small plates" in Italian. Our fabulous creations are crafted from the finest, freshest ingredients; Organic, farm-raised, and locally sourced. We offer gluten- free options for 90% of our menus. Food and drink brings people together, which brings community together. We hope that Piattini will become a favorite neighborhood spot in which community can gather and enjoy delicious meals, share some wine and savor good company.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bistro Piattini reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (52)notable wine list (29)great for lunch (28)good for groups (23)special occasion (20)romantic (11)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • As per usual, Bistro Piattini delivered
    Lori
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    As per usual, Bistro Piattini delivered a good, meal, wonderful wine, and service! Our server was wonderful, efficient, attentive, and a delight! We ordered several of the small plated, a pizza, and a pasta dish to share amongst the table and everyone agreed that everything was wonderful. A few people were visiting for the first time and stated they would definitely be back! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good prospect; needs tuning up
    ABQTRAVELER
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    ceaser salad boring; other salads looked more promising; pizza dry and cracker like
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful service
    peb3VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food is usually good; not great (almost always too much nearly raw garlic) but dependable. But on our most recent visit (early on a Thursday evening), the service was the worst I've had anywhere in a long time. Our waiter clearly did not know the menu, had to have items pointed out to him and, even then, had to come back because he had forgotten what I ordered. It took two tries to get my wife's first course right. Our second courses came out less than five minutes after my first course and well before my wife's first course was done correctly. It took a while to get the check and, after the check was collected, no change was returned (even though I did not indicate that it was "all set"). They need to do better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • what a gem!
    Jodih2005
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Beautiful, well thought out restaurant from ambiance to menu. Fantastic service, great eclectic menu. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming.
    kittyjungle
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went in with high expectations, but left feeling underwhelmed. The decor is wonderful! And love the unique location. Each table has an adorable incandescent light hovering above but the much too bright house lights made the atmosphere feel cold and stark. We had the appetizer special with Brussels sprouts in balsamic which was wonderful! However, that was the peak of our meal. The caprese salad was blah and under seasoned/dressed. The meatballs were good but unremarkable. The sausage pasta was good but needs more of a sauce than just olive oil. Our server was quite warm and enjoyable and the rest of the staff was great as well. Not sure I would seek out Bistro Piattini again, but would not dissuade friends from a visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasant surprise
    LovewhatIlove
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We wanted a "family style" meal, where we could all share and sample several dishes, and Piattini was perfect for that. Some of the dishes we tried were excellent (the Aspargi, and the Polpetta) and some not so great (the Carpaccio). Our waiter was great - very friendly and knowledgeable. I didn't love the decor- it seemed a little bare. At night, the darkness helped it seem somewhat cozy, but I think in the daylight it might feel a little stark. Our waiter was great, very friendly and knowledgable. Overall, a very nice experience and I would not only recommend Piattini, but will go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian Food
    ChasVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    High quality, well prepared and presented, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    Yoda
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    If you want beautifully prepared food that really satisfies your palate and tummy, this is the place. We shared the steamed mussels for our first course and they are the best. The pasta dishes are large enough to share. A very relaxing and comfortable dining space, quiet enough for engaging conversation -- it was a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uninspired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Uninspired menu. 3 types of dried pastas for 6 pasta dishes. Nice space, boring poorly executed food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy small plates
    kittenkitten
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoyed having a light dinner. I enjoyed the variety of small plates. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food!
    Lori
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Have been to this restaurant several times since they opened and the food is always very good as well as the service. This time we brought some out-of-town guest from California who also thought the food was fantastic! One guest said he would have never ordered a mushroom pizza, but now would consider doing so because the pizza was so good here!! We let the waitress choose our entrees and dessert!! She did a fantastic job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    ABQeater
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This was our first time at Piattini and we will definitely be back. We tried a little bit of everything and had a great experience. Service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh
    Speedy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Fresh and tasty ingredients. Good pizza and appetizers. Average prices but a good value.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50/50
    RSue
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Love the location and decoration - the bar area definitely looks like a great place to have some wine and appetizers. Service was good - the server was busy and not overly attentive but the "helper" was amazing - he cleared the table as soon as we were done and our water glasses never got below half full. However, the food had mixed reviews at our table. The arancini (fried rice ball) was good but you only get one and it is maybe 4 bites. The seafood gnocci was the biggest disappointment - very soupy and overly spiced plus the gnocci were gummy. The tomato linguini was the best - very flavorful for such minimal ingredients! We may stop by again to try to pizza but will probably look elsewhere for our italian food fix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable service
    NomNom
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service was the best thing about Piattini and the food was not far behind!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    BikerguyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Five "foodies" enjoyed lunch and each of us raved about our Italian selections. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Pre-Popejoy!
    eatsalot
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    First time to eat there and was much impressed. Six of us went before a Popejoy Performance. Four were foodies and were very happy with their meal. It was easy to hop up the road to the Concert from here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality Italian food, nice decor
    ChasVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I was impressed with this neighborhood gem. The food quality, preparation, and presentation were good. The decor was pleasant, slightly modern, and comfortable. The service was excellent. I have not found many good Italian restaurants, but this is an excellent one.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Palaeontology
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Wonderful place to have a birthday meal with family and friends
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Abqdeb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Nice to have another Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. Service is attentive and food is good, but nothing special. This time I decided to try the pizza and had to send it back because it wasn't hot and some of the cheese wasn't even melted. Came back nice and hot. I would like to see some improvement in the dough (not enough "chew" - too cracker-like). Husband had the linguine in clam sauce which was good, but a little pricey ($18) for what it was. Very nice wine list and lots of nice choices by the glass and half glass. I really like the atmosphere of Piattini, but please add some cushions to the seats! They are hard as a rock and I even noticed another couple get up and move to sit on the cushioned bench.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small portions!
    NHaliam
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It's called small plates in Italian but the plates literally reflect that!! Service was great food was pretty good but if your liking for a generous portion for your money this place is not for you! It's for special occasions! I probably wouldn't go back again because there are other restaurants just as good for a better price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chefjudeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    “So loud - unable to carry on a conversation ” Reviewed October 11, 2014 NEW Came here because of reviews/new option in ABQ. Offerings include small plates & full size entrées. Very good wine list. My husband enjoyed delicious olive mixture appetizer. I tried highly recommended aracini. Tasty but would have preferred without marinara as crispy texture became soggy sitting in spicy sauce. Both had pasta dishes. Fettuccine Alfredo w/ pancetta and peas and Penne Salciccia. Steaming hot, generous servings, well seasoned & balanced. Decor a bit sterile & there's nothing to buffer noise. Perhaps two seat booth on kitchen side or corner table in bar would be quiet. Our server, Celine, was excellent. Not certain if we'll return because of nosiness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go there often. Send friends.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I support this restaurant personally and have bought numerous gift certificates to give out as business gifts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find!
    bearmd
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We came late for dinner and had an excellent experience. Our waiter was outstanding and made some fantastic recommendations from the menu and specials. The wine was outstanding and the food a very nice variety of upscale Italian. We started with an appetizer (an artichoke hearts special) and then shared a salad. We each had a small entree; I had pasta with meatballs which was a huge portion and very flavorful and my partner had the mussels. He said he enjoyed them, but would choose something different next time. The restaurant itself is well done and decorated, though the leather bench seats are uncomfortable, though very pretty. We will definitely be back...this would be a great place to go with another couple or visiting family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Piattini which means small plate in Italian. The menu offers many smaller portion items that are great for sharing between everyone in your dinner party. That way you get to try a variety of dishes. They also offer normal sized entrees. The attention to detail is obvious when your food arrives. Everything that we tried was outstanding. Thanks Scott for the great service too. They also have gluten-free options for those that are avoiding gluten or suffer from Celiac disease. Very nice place. We will be checking out lunch there next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yes, I'd go back
    oldguy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was v good, served promptly, waiter was attentive & knowledgeable ... reservation @ 6.15 PM on a Friday evening... seated immediately upon arrival....the noise level was intolerable, normal conversation is not possible... will try a later time
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is our second time dining here and we were disappointed the first time and then heard people talking favorably about it and thought we'd try it again, but it was even more disappointing the second time. Bread isn't served unless you ask for it, the wait staff rush you in and out, and the pastas have virtually no sauce and vegetables are raw. It would take a lot to give it a third try.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian
    bomo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service and the food is fabulous. Decor very well done. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend Piattini
    Patrick
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Truly outstanding food and great service. Highly recommend for a very enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Reservations at 7. Heard the specials. Ordered in within 10 min. and the special was already gone. Disappointing. A very good meal with the regular menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close to Italian
    Italianfoodlover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After living in Italy for four years I got spoiled. Had about given up on finding anything close to "real" Italian in ABQ. Then we went to Piattini!!! Food, wine, and service were great. The waiter even pronounced the words right. A very refreshing place with the closest I can find to Italian food in ABQ. Invito tutti i miei amici per godere di questo luogo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but noisy
    abqdiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    we love this place...even though it is sometimes too noisy and busy for my taste. Definitely a happening spot! Try the quatro formaggio pizza....The one dessert that I tried was a disappointment, but otherwise everything is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    BikerguyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was wonderful. I had linguine with white clam sauce and my wife had shrimp scampi. There were tons of clams in the linguine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hummmmm
    cleugh
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    mediocre italian re: freshness and overall. my partners order was not "heard" therefore did not arrive.... cider is good!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sunday dinner
    Wendee
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had dinner early on a Sunday evening so the restaurant was quiet and comfortable. Our waiter was very new but worked very hard to answer our questions about food and wine. We eventually settled on arancini, caprese salad and penne primavera. All were delicious, fresh, and well prepared. We had a nice leisurely meal and enjoyed everything very much. It was our first visit but we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • P's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always a delightful experience! Wait staff is always available but not hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Bistro Piattini
    badkins42
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time dining at Bistro Piattini and we will certainly go back. The food was very good and the menu options are great for those with a big appetite or those who just want to taste several items on the small plate side. We had a very nice bottle of wine and the wine list is extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great appetizers
    haaseh
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The appetizers and decor are great. The pizza was boring. Stick with Italian specialities and forget the pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but too loud!
    Giuseppe
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a good restaurant but is very loud when full. Could barely hear our dinner guests for most of the meal until things cleared out a bit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Sandiaike
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Main flavor was salt in my dish and in my guests. The Granchio was mushy and the Frutti de Mare was clearly frozen mussels as they were tough and leathery. I had better meals for half the price at Olive Garden! The desert, a deconstructed tiramisu bundt was both visually unappealing and served in hot bowl which made the mascaropone warm, the espresso cream look terrible the bundt cake if not purchased at Smith's should have been. Overall, would not recommend Bistro Piattini to anyone! The only interesting dish was the Patate with an interesting use of the white truffle oil and served hot and attractive. Service was good, so noisy couldn't really hold a conversation and the tables were so close together felt like you had no privacy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic