Piccola Cucina Osteria - Spring St.
Piccola Cucina Osteria - Spring St.

Piccola Cucina Osteria - Spring St.

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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.
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Piccola Cucina Osteria - Spring St. reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (33)romantic (18)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (10)special occasion (6)late-night find (5)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great find.
    LMoskVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We were lucky it wasn't crowded so the noise level was non-existant. The menu was great with lots of choices. My only negative comment was that the food was too salty for us and since it appeared that everything was cooked fresh make sure you tell the server if you do not like salt. The calamari and guacamole appetizer was fantastic and the wait staff was very attentive. Will definitely go back. We were given complementary cannolis for desert which were amazing.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food
    highmainteaterVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent menu with plenty of options for the vegetarians in the group. Fennel and orange salad was devine. Pasta cooked to perfection. Cannoli were the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed
    tfmeats1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was a highly recommended restaurant and it failed to perform. Table size was child-like, food took over an hour to arrive and the lamb was under cooked and fatty. Service staff were overwhelmed (at 5:30 PM) and the wine list was lackluster and short. They jammed way too many people into a very small space.
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  • Disappointed
    UWSdadVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We needed to be in the neighborhood, so decided to give it a try. It is a very cute place, and the staff there couldn't be friendlier. Unfortunately the food just wasn't that good. We started with the Burrata appetizer, which was fine. But neither of the pastas we ordered were particularly good. The pesto was definitely missing something, and the pasta with the tuna was a bit too salty. Portions were relatively small, as well. We really wanted to like it, but, unfortunately, we won't be back.
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  • As promised in the best reviews
    Uptowndiner
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Sweet intimate dining room with thoughtful attentive but not intrusive service,waiter offered excellent wine recommendation. Italian favorites unusual for American menus...wild boar with pasta and sardines with pasta. Well done Grilled calamari and swordfish roll appetizers were excellent. Top of the line cannoli for dessert
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service! Very hospitable
    Danish
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    we hosted a surprise birthday. The waiters were extremely supportive and helpful. Not only did they let us decorate their smallish restaurant, they also let us occupy their largest table for a good 3 hours, sang for the birthday person boisterously and made us all feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The chef selected the appetizers and they never stopped coming. Each one better than the next. Food, wine, music, service / all first rate.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Sums it up
    SDThum
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Creative Sicilian-influenced menu. Excellent food - rich, bold flavors. Dishes prepared in order. Great service - friendly, informative. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but terribler service.
    ttlfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    While the food was quite good and reasonably priced the service was terrible. We were corrected for our (correct) pronunciation of menu items by the wait staff, was without cutlery at one point and our drinks and water were never refilled in a timely manner. I could perhaps overlook the slow service if the restaurant was a large one or understaffed. But for such a small space the rude and slow service is simply unforgivable.
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  • Great service and even better food
    SteveNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We have visited this restaurant twice in the last couple weeks after walking by it for months because it always looked too full. Outstanding service--very attentive, informed and friendly. Riccardo really on top of his game. The soups are extraordinary and are matched with a very strong offering of Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL
    Tvl4gooofood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Perfect homemade pasta and the sauces are just the right amount, full of flavor. Excellent quality! We've been there for the past 3 weeks, the food and service was quite consistent! Philippe and Riccardo along with the staff are most accommodating. I appreciate this Gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • almost in Italy
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food, good wine, caring service; What a wonderful dinner experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic & Inventive
    Lancelotz
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food is fabulous. Not your typical Italian. Lots of seafood and other Sicilian fare including wines. All creatively prepared. Warm, courteous service adds to the experience. I've eaten there and it's Prince St. Location many times and will continue to do so. The only issue is that the place really is "Piccola." Be sure to make a reservation.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun, authentic Italian
    vwengnycVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lovely neighborhood gem with authentic Italian food and warm, fun environment. Service is perfect and makes you feel like you're at home.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piccolo is right
    operabuff
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was the smallest place I've ever dined in, but it was one of the best. Friendly smart staff with good advice on food and wine. Wonderful food! The eggplant parmigiana, for example, was nothing like what you would expect...you eat it from a jar one luscious mouthful at a time. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had to wait a while for a reservation to be ready but it was worth the wait. The food was delicious and the employees extremely nice. They also made up the long wait with a few free additions. We had a great time. I would not recommend it for large groups, it makes it difficult for the restaurant to honor your reservation time since it is very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's cute, but I will look around
    SylCat
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    For me, this restaurant is cute, but it's too small for an intimate dining scenario....we ate outside to be able to hear each other. The service is friendly but not fluent in English. The food is acceptable although my pasta was too salty for me (shrimp in spaghetti with pesto sauce). Red wine menu could be upgraded. It's okay, but I'll continue to look around SoHo for a place with a little more room and better seasoning for my personal pallet.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easy reservations
    carmenreyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I like that this is a crowded place in SoHo, yet I've found it fairly easy to get reservations here. Fun atmosphere being such a small place, and most waiters are Italian, which helps with the authenticity.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood spot
    Jaxbch
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    In NY looking for a great neighborhood Italian restaurant and found them. Most diners were Italian themselves and seemed to know the owner. Knew I was in the right spot. Wonderful meal, atmosphere and service. Will return on my next trip to the city.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    GregVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nothing short of amazing. Cute little place with spectacular food. Fresh and delicious. Everyone in my party of ten ate every drop from their plates. Place seats about 20/25 ppl. Cozy and nice. 5* for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LadyBug
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was well prepared and presented. Outstanding quality! Service was friendly, pleasant, and very sweet!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded and uncomfortable
    SohoG
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was good, but hard to enjoy when everyone is pushing and elbowing each other (not on purpose, but because the space is literally that small). The service was mediocre, not anything to rave to friends about.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • simply sensational
    joeyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    best italian food I have eaten in NYC. the grilled octopus sensational, the fusilli was extraordinary with langostini and burata and sweet tomatoes, the pasta with seppia nera was to die for, the cannolli was great, the pineapple crudo with ice cream, hmm, hmm good!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Consistently excellent
    DuckDinerstyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    One of my few favorite places to go when in this area of the city, with their sister store around the corner on Prince St providing just as wonderful an experience each time as well. I have tried several different items over time, and yet to taste anything I don't enjoy. You should simply go... just don't take my table!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piccola Cucina Osteria
    papersVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We enjoyed the ambience as well as the excellent dishes coming from the small kitchen. The wine selection was variety and quite good. The wait staff was top shelf. We will be dining again at this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just outstanding!
    JoeSVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Really, really excellent food at reasonable prices for what you get. Everything is made to order and just outstanding. Piccola Cucina is an absolute must if you're in the neighborhood. Don't miss trying this place. Nothing disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fantastic
    Italianfoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was out of this world! Literally - I am a first generation Italian and my mom made everything homemade - I felt like I was eating my mom's amazing food... I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I thought it was hard to find bad Italian food in New York, but we managed. It started out promising enough. Nice sidewalk ambiance, bread and a very good appetizer of grilled squid on guacamole. It was downhill from there. Indifferent service and pasta dishes with sauces that were lackluster to bad, especially a sauce I usually love of pine nuts, raisins and sardines that was all sardines and almost inedible. Go elsewhere.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 126 reviews are from the Piccola Cucina Osteria - Spring St. reviews archive.
  • Perfect All Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Took my family who was visiting from MA, and we enjoyed every minute. They said this meal and service compared to some of their best during their trips to Italy. Service was perfectly attentive, great recommendations, amazing food (especially for the price) and a favorite blended wine. Be prepped to wait even if have a reservation, but there are plenty of nearby spots to grab a drink and they'll call you when your table is ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like a trip Italy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a small and wonderful restaurant with a great staff. I've been here several times and always enjoyed the food and the experience. Very high quality ingredients and authentic preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll come back!
    Neighbor
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The place was recommended by friends. The online photos of the restaurant make it look quite large but it is in fact TINY. So we were somewhat skeptical when we arrived, but we were not disappointed. The service is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable about menu. The entire scene was happy and energetic with the busy open kitchen, engaged staff, restaurant opened to the Spring street bustle, and the obviously happy diners at each table.We ordered appetizers and pastas for our entrée and each and every dish was EXCELLENT. We continue to talk about the food and nice experience days later. We are looking forward to returning.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memory
    not2miss
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing ad always!
    FoodnycVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Lobster pasta...highly reccomended! Pesto and shrimps as well. The octopus as a started was very tender.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • buonissimo!
    AntonioItalia
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Cant go wrong at PC ...great meal and service! Authentic Italian fare.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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  • Small, authentic, at home feeling
    goingout
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Like a noisy family dinner somewhere in Sicily, except the food was more sophisticated. Fine offering of appetizers and pastas.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy
    TexmexVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The boar Ragu was extremely tasty and plentiful! I would skip the Sardis- too strong and fishy. Appetizers were delicious.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • not disappointed
    dinendinerVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Small and delicious
    WillixVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Luigi Chef!
    Mirco
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great Original Italian food and the Chef Luigi is great and very friendly to accomodate any request
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.