Bistro Piattini
Bistro Piattini

Bistro Piattini

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://piattininm.com/
  • Phone: 5057921700
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bistro Piattini reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (86)fit for foodies (60)special occasion (42)great for lunch (40)notable wine list (30)good for groups (25)romantic (21)hot spot (12)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
    • Food
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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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service and ambiente
    loveniceplaces
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Scallops with risotto was excellent as was the French Chardonnay. A little noisy. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Stubbs289
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was great. Seating was a bit tight. Pizza was a tad bland. Dessert was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mickey
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Salads are great. The service was attentive. Very glad to have Piattini's in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but noisy
    OldsterVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a great meal with good wine and excellent service. We love having this gem in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • almost great...
    Munchkin514VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Piattini
    Mauigal
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service and crab cakes were both excellent. Only wish the tables weren't so close together in the larger area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    noneVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu
    foodiemvVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Really good menu and wine list. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food; great service
    Margo
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Fairly expensive and marginal service. The food was definitely good but not the dining experience expected for the price paid.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new restaurant
    ABQgirl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Loved the food, the decor, the staff. I'll come back. Just wish it were closer to me.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We Had To Walk Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mickey
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a very nice late afternoon meal. I will stop doing the reviews if you insist on length.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A welcomed addition to the scene
    NMHazeliis
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very gluten-free friendly
    FoxyLoxy
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place!
    Abqdeb
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Dick
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had 2 pasta dishes. Both flavorful. Good value too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, not so great food
    Jacquioh
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit, not remarkable
    discriminatingpalate
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mickey
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very good. I will stop doing the reviews if you make them too long.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable destination
    Jrepsa
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Refreshing
    Muskratlee
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.