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Bistro Piattini
Bistro Piattini

Bistro Piattini Details

  • 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: Italian, Contemporary 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Always a delightful experience! Wait staff is always available but not hovering."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The appetizers and decor are great. The pizza was boring. Stick with Italian specialities and forget the pizza."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food was wonderful as well as the service. Enjoyed the ambiente. You would never expect this kind of place in that area of town. Great!!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Scallops with risotto was excellent as was the French Chardonnay. A little noisy. Great restaurant."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The service was great. Seating was a bit tight. Pizza was a tad bland. Dessert was outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Salads are great. The service was attentive. Very glad to have Piattini's in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "If it wasn't so noisy, would be a perfect spot. But like most places today, the noise level is so high that it makes pleasant conversation difficult. If they had a quiet outdoor space it would be better."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had a great meal with good wine and excellent service. We love having this gem in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "contemporary setting, lovely menu; all was great (beer, salad, bread) until entree arrived. ordered special for evening (amberjack) but the cook forgot that such fish, like tuna, should be not be cooked to well-done, as ours was. waited long enough for entree that sending it back didn't make sense."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The service and crab cakes were both excellent. Only wish the tables weren't so close together in the larger area."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is a nice addition to the ABQ scene. The menu is quite varied. We both ordered pasta dishes and they were equal to Scalo in quality and quantity. The decor is modern and very nice. It is worth a try to check it out."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Really good menu and wine list. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Three of us celebrated a birthday at Bistro Piattini. This is a neighborhood gem where it was easy to strike up a conversation with those at the table next to ours. We had a bottle of wine, four small plates and two desserts all of which we shared. Our server was excellent. The foie gras, mussels and gelato were out of this world. The other plates were good but nothing to write home about. I love the atmosphere of the place and will return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Fairly expensive and marginal service. The food was definitely good but not the dining experience expected for the price paid."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Loved the food, the decor, the staff. I'll come back. Just wish it were closer to me."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We waited for 30 minutes before we were approached by anyone with the except of the person serving water and a waiter running by saying he would be there in a minute to take the drink order. Never saw him again. My wife who has a true gluten allergy asked to speak to a manager about the food allergies (nothing to do with the wait, we gave them the benefit of the doubt as long as possible). They advertise heavily that they are gluten free. ANYTHING FROM THE FRYER IS NOT GLUTEN FREE AS THEY FRY REGULAR BREADED ITEMS IN THE SAME FRYER. We were told "He's behind the bar and will come over when he can". That was so unbelievable that we had to leave. Maybe give them awhile, but a true disappointment."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a very nice late afternoon meal. I will stop doing the reviews if you insist on length."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place is truly cute as a button. It's clean, compact, & almost seamlessly integrated to a neighborhood that is convenient, quaint, & seemingly safe. The wine list is exceptional though it does seem better for Old World rather than new world wines, & the Spanish varietals are great. It is nominally an Italian bistro but it seems versatile with other nationality-inspirec or ecclectic cuisines. Maybe I am at fault for ordering a ribeye at an Italian joint, but the steak was kind of unremarkable. I ordered it medium rare & it seemed to come back closer to rare, which is okay usually though I think the meat's temperature could have been warmer. Still everything else, the wine, the roasted vegetables, the creamy polenta were excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of my new favorites. My husband and I ate here for lunch on the Fourth of July. We are both gluten-free, and we try to eat at places that use good quality ingredients. The menu is very gluten-free friendly, and they use organic, local ingredients where possible. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The pesto-wine pasta was amazing, and our creme brulee for dessert was also delicious. The dishes are a good size to share. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner for a special occasion. The food was good and the ambiance in the restaurant was lively and fun, and the service was really nice."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed Piattini and will go back again, but I thought my dish needed more seasoning. I always think restaurants use too much salt, but I actually had to use the salt and pepper shakers this time... and I asked for red pepper flakes to try to spice it up. Hubby was very satisfied with his Bolognese. They were out of the calamari which was disappointing. The ambiance is very nice and we thought the wine list was better than most in town. Service is pleasant, but slow."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My friend and I had a delicious lunch at Piattini recently. The food was wonderful. I ordered the chef's specials and was not disappointed. The service however was a little erratic and our requests needed to be repeated several times before results were seen. My friend felt the waiter was patronizing and felt that was off putting. However, the food was wonderful and the lunch was very enjoyable overall."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had 2 pasta dishes. Both flavorful. Good value too."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I really liked the vibe at Piattini and the location is right in my neighborhood so I was eager to try it. The bar seemed fun and their wine list was great, but I was really disappointed in the entrees we ordered. I asked the server for a recommendation between a beef dish and a shrimp dish and he told me the beef wouldn't fill me up enough, so I ordered the shrimp. It came out as just five shrimp on a plate with mediocre (NOT spicy, like the server had said) sauce. $14 for 5 shrimp? No thank you. My friend ordered the mahi mahi special and the fish was overcooked and dry and the flavors were all bland. Not worth the money. But I would definitely enjoy the bar."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First time at Piattini. On a positive note, the two smaller plate items we had were quite tasty. The calamari was very lightly battered, moist and tender. The Caesar salad was perfectly dressed and even had a nice hint of anchovy. The disappointment came with the two larger plates - Both pasta dishes (the linguini with clams and the scampi) had boring "sauces" that were (at best described as) "subtle" to non-existent. The flavor was only saved (in the scampi) by the presence of the olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Based on the 2 tasty items, I may give them another try."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very good. I will stop doing the reviews if you make them too long."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Love the pizza! Sit by the window (bar) tables if you need a quieter spot for conversation. This is now a regular/favorite spot for me to head to after work. Great place to catch up with friends and share a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "A refreshing additition to the albuquerque culinary scene. A first rate place with an excellent attention to taste, a balance between the simplicity and complexity of food and flavor."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Service was great. Friendly and didn't ask every five seconds if we needed anything. Basically sat.. Enjoyed our company and dined on good food. I felt the prices were a little high. But considering the location, atmosphere you forget about cost and just enjoy the relaxing but still energetic surroundings. We will be back. To bad they don't have enough room for a courtyard."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved it but wish when I handed him my confirmation number he would have told you!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had been disappointed the first time I went so was very glad that lunch with friends was very good. Service was very good. It was quiet enough that we could chat."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a very good meal, good wine, and good service and an all around good experience. I love having a local restaurant to be able to share with friends in town and another good restaurant to share with my out of town friends. We enjoyed our appetizers and the portions were enough to satisfy everyone in our party."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food, but the restaurant is way too noisy. There needs to be something on the walls to absorb the noise. I can't hear conversations at my own table. There are also two hearing-impaired people that I go out with and it's really hard for them to enjoy the meal as they can't hear the conversations."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was very good, nicely presented. Service was outstanding. Very happy to find this new restaurant, Albuquerque needs these non-chain better places to enjoy a good dinner."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, cool space. A few service glitches. Loved all the dishes, especially the arancini."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Must try if you haven't yet. Great. Italian style tapas. Both the pizza and pasta looked good but we never made it off the tapas and specials menu. Our server, Scott, was very knowledgeable on every item we asked and recommendations spot on. Definite do over."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "At least at dinner. Don't know how it would be at lunchtime. Service was excellent, food good, but we won't go back. Hate to have to lean forward and shout across a small table just to hear and be heard by my table mate."
    Dined on 6/13/2014