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Piccola Cucina Spring Street was the second US restaurant for Piccola Cucina and opened in Januray 2013 in the heart of Soho. Friendly service with a buzzy atmosphere, all in a typical Italian restaurant setting. It is matched by home cooking like you would expect to eat in Italy which is one of the keys to the success of the restaurant. Great care is taken by the chef in choosing the freshest ingredients according to season. Continued
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  • "I am a first-generation American. Both of my parents were born in Sicily. The food at Piccola Cucina reminds me of the food that my mother prepared and served when I was a boy."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Lobster pasta...highly reccomended! Pesto and shrimps as well. The octopus as a started was very tender."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Cant go wrong at PC ...great meal and service! Authentic Italian fare."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant based on the great reviews on Opentable, but we were not as thrilled as the others apparently. The service was good. The staff is very nice and accommodating. But we thought the food was just okay, nothing special. The pasta was better than the fish. It is also quite noisy for a small place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Like a noisy family dinner somewhere in Sicily, except the food was more sophisticated. Fine offering of appetizers and pastas."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The boar Ragu was extremely tasty and plentiful! I would skip the Sardis- too strong and fishy. Appetizers were delicious."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I read prior reviews and was looking forward to the meal. The appetizer grilled octopus was excellent, the pasta with boar ragu was very good. A bit too salty and the boar was like chopped meat sauce but tasty. I expected bigger pieces of boar as that's how it was prepared in other retaurants. The dessert had a marzipan coating was quite sweet and small. The pistachio coating was good. I would go back. There was huge party about 14 people at the next table so the service was a little scarce as the kitchen is tiny and they had to get all those meals out at the same time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was an unexpected find. The food and space invoked memories of Italy but be prepared to possibly be cramped. My wife and I had a table in the center of the restaurant. We counted 24 seats in this packed room. With waiters and patrons darting back and forth on either side of us, you felt like you were sitting in the middle of Lexington Ave. The good however, was delicious. True Sicilian fare. Try the Arancini and the Squid Ink Pasta. The staff were also great and did the best they could with such a tight space."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great Original Italian food and the Chef Luigi is great and very friendly to accomodate any request"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I hadn't really heard too much about this restaurant, so I was very surprised when I found out how good the food was. The space is also very small, but still comfortable; very homey."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Really enjoyed a quite lunch with great food--- Tagliatelle and ravioli were outstanding. And the price for homemade pasta was a welcomed surprise compared to most places in NYC. Never had Insalata di Finocchi ( fenel salad)before, it will become a new addition to the salads we serve at home. The cappuccino was excellent, many places fall down making it to light or just bland -- The food was far better then the dinner we had up town for twice the price the night before. everyone from server to chefs made us feel welcomed. It was early in the afternoon so the place was quiet but it is a small venue which could be a factor if your looking for elbow room on a busy night."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had a great evening, service was very personalized and considerate and venue was charming, but the real treat was the food - I've been to Italy a few times and felt this was the closest I've got to it in NYC. Delicious."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Small italian resturant in SOHO, nice food and personal service."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great food, good service and real authentic italian cousine. Never been disappointed, it feels like home! Great job guys"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I had discovered this small, authentic Sicilian, cozy restaurant last summer with my wife, and we have been returning ever since because of the warm and unique Italian/Sicilian hospitality of the staff, owner, and Chef Luigi's high quality-food, especially the home-made pastas. I had my last birthday party at "Piccola Cucina" last year, and it was a blast w/ warm staff, customized food, and music. Best items on menu: arancini, octopus, burrata, busiati alla norma, cavatelli al ragu (lamb ragu), grilled branzino. I went there yesterday in a group and we received a truly warm reception with a consistently fresh meal. The kitchen here does wonders, thanks to Chef Luigi, and lets you leave as if you were a guest of a family/friend's home. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is a find on a vibrant SoHo street! From the minute we walked in the service was attentive, and although we were quite late they seated us immediately. The food was excellent, and the ambiance was equally wonderful! Definitely will return again! Great outdoor dining spot"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great dining experience! Delicious food, exceptional service! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is a SoHo gem. We had a party of 13. They treated us like royalty. The food was fabulous. The wait staff was attentive. I will go back and back some more. Go to this Spring Street stop and you will be spoiled with a great meal."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Overall, Food was pretty good & good service. Meatball & Italian tacos & squid ink pasta was also not bad. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Very small with tables close to each other, we sat at window with everything open to street on a nice evening. Menu definitely authentic Sicilian dishes and food was excellent. Waiters authentic as well, would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "First time at this quaint restaurant located in South Village. Authentic Italian surprisingly delicious. Our server recommended a nice inexpensive red wine which paired great with our meal. A keeper."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Made a reservation here for a group of 7 based on the reviews I read on Open Table. We were seated immediately and the service and food were great. I was worried this would be a touristy place in SoHo, but I was wrong - this is a small, cozy, neighborhood restaurant. Servers all seemed to be from Italy. Overall, very nice experience and I would go back here or recommend to friends. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "A little hole in the wall with wonderful food and close quarters. Get to know your neighbors, we did and it made for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "After dining at Piccola Cucina in SoBe a couple of times, decided to try their NYC restaurant. Small group of us all immensely enjoyed the food. It is simple straightforward Sicilian without any American-Italian influences that so often infiltrate US "italian" restaurants. Chef is direct from Sicily. Staff right from Italy. Seafood and pastas all outstanding. NOTE: This is a TINY restaurant. Would not recommend it for a group larger than 6 people."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Wedge your way into this tiny bustling restaurant. You will be elbow to elbow with tables next to you. The waiter will have limited English. But the food is great, freshly prepared, simple and unpretentious. The atmosphere is fun. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "friend and i split the meatballs for appetizer. it was sooo good! definitely get it. I got the wild boar ragu which was really yummy and tender. friend got the spinach ricotta ravioli which was super fresh. food takes long to come out but its worth it if you have the time. if you are looking for a quick bite, this isn't the place... but its a small, cozy place with really authentic italian food! we almost exploded on our way out because we were soooo full."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We had a large group of 11 diners. The restaurant is small and charming, the staff friendly and attentive. We especially enjoyed the chef's selection of appetizers, recommended by our server for a group of our size. Everything was freshly made, and the big hits were the burata (a creamy fresh mozzarella type of cheese) and the swordfish rolls, which melted in your mouth. If we return, we might even concentrate on the appetizers and split a pasta dish. Genuine, homemade Italian food, and a completely non-snobby, welcoming staff. The chef treated us to a platter of little cannoli, which were delicious! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This little restaurant made us feel as if we were in Italy! The wait staff and chef were welcoming and happy to have us in the restaurant, We started with arancini and grilled meatballs; both delicious! We were given tastes of wine in order to choose our wine by the glass. This is a nice touch and allows you to drink what you like. We had two pastas and the standout was the ravioli with sausage sauce! Cassata cake to finish our lovely meal and the bill was quite reasonable for N Y C Thank you to all for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This little tiny place is a gem for Italian gourmets. It won't be easy for ever to find a table there. The food is so good that we will very soon line up to eat there. Sophisticated without any exaggeration, the food features some of the great flavors of Sicily. All the appetizers and pastas are great. The waiter are very friendly and always smiling. Well done guys. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Italian charm and great cooking. Nice wine list! Staff friendly With great charm. After food we ordered a dubble espresso and a greppa. The grappa turned out to be on the house! I would recommend this restaurant to any Italian food lover. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Our new favorite on Prince Street! Small space but great Italian hospitality. The food was exceptional and the ambience really cosy."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We were a party of 3 traveling to Manhattan over the weekend, and we found this place online. Based on the previous good reviews, and reservation availability, we booked a reservation for an early lunch at 12 on a Saturday. We ended up running a little late and it was no problem at all. The place is very authentically Italian, and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The food was outstanding and again, authentic. The restaurant really is tiny, and if you were looking the other way when you walked past you might miss it. But it's so perfectly situated in SoHo with a lovely view of the neighborhood as you dine. We were very happy with our experience here and highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I was dining alone and they could not have been nicer. Service was good and not rushed. The tuna was excellent. Short wine list, but good selection of wine by the glass. I would recommend."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I would definitely recommend this small, intimate restaurant. We arrived late but they were very accommodating. The food was fabulous and the service perfect (with just the right amount of attention). We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "No time to write a thorough review now because we're headed to Piccolo Cucina Enoteca, after eating two nights in a row at Piccolo Cucina Osteria. So, we obviously love the place. This is true Sicilian food served in a romantic, intimate setting (open kitchen) with a wonderfully attentive and charming waitstaff. This is the "real deal"! Brought a foods friend the second night and he loved too! Manga!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Truly fresh and delicious food and great service. Ma mall space but you don't feel crowded. First visit, will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great food and Great service at a reasonable price"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We arrived on time for our 9pm reservations for 2 and were told it would be a 10 to 15 min wait, however the restaurant is so small that there is literally no place to wait but outside in the cold. After waiting for 10 min outside, 4 people walked up to the restaurant without reservations and were told if would be a 10 min wait. 5 min later they sat the table of 4 and told us it would be another 5 minutes. We were in complete shock that they would sit a party without a reservation ahead of us, especially since every table in the restaurant is a 2 top that they push together to accommodate larger parties. The host could care less, so we left."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We booked on the internet from England, due to the reviews. The food was fantastic, possibly the best Italian food we have ever eaten. The folk are extremely friendly, and we had a really great evening!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place is obviously popular given the packed dining room throughout our stay. So, I'm guessing it was just the style of Italian I didn't find that appealing. My lobster linguine was just okay. The starter meatballs not terribly inventive. I would recommend to a friend, but probably would not go back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014