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
84 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (39)romantic (22)great for lunch (21)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    papers
    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!
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    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!
    JoeS
    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!
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    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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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
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    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cute!
    bkfoodie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
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    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outoftowner2
    outoftowner2
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    divinl3
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great small italian
    Isak
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Small italian resturant in SOHO, nice food and personal service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Abc123
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great food, good service and real authentic italian cousine. Never been disappointed, it feels like home! Great job guys
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian w/ Flair & Flavor
    TimeriusVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Divinedesign
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • BookieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great dining experience! Delicious food, exceptional service! Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must
    JS61
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Overall, Food was pretty good & good service. Meatball & Italian tacos & squid ink pasta was also not bad.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Nice Sicilian Menu
    JcstableVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great group dinner
    carmenreyVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ralph
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AUTHENTIC Sicilian in Soho!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian Gem in Soho
    lkn4foodVIP
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cozy and amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, attentive service
    Nancy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sicily meets Soho
    passione11VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laid back but polished
    Jslc66
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Charming little restaurant on the edge of Soho - in the Summer the doors open out onto the street. Waiters are charming and efficient. Great food and wine recommendations. I've eaten there several times and never been disappointed.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Italian "gem"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hole in the Wall!
    MP2537
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.