A Hidden Gem!First time great experience! Did not want to take the risk of disappointment to go to a well known steak house in the area which received some not so good reviews so I searched for other locations. A good distance from the main road approach and adjacent to a residential area made this place quiet and less busy. First time at the restaurant and the reviews proved to be right on! Place was very inviting, servers were very attentive, knowledgeable and accommodated our request to move to a more private corner. Food was very good but my steak was slightly overdone/dry for a medium/well but will order medium next time. If you like calamari for appetizer - one of the best that I have tried! My wife likes fine dining and she was very delighted!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always...GREATWhat can I say other than you had better make reservations...this place is getting popular!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply amazing!We have been going to Piccola since it's beginning, and I have never been disappointed but am always happy!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurants in SCVReal Italian food, prepared well, with wonderful service. What more could you ask for?
The wine list is not extensive, but it has a reasonable selection, with a balanced emphasis on fine Italian wines beyond the usual Chianti: Nero D'avola, Barolo, Valpolicella, Montepulciani, etc.
The truffled rigatoni with sausages is to die for. So is the rigatoni alls norma. Be sure to leave room for dessert... the pastry chef is Sicilian, and you won't find more authentic Italian desserts in a 30 mile radius!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliziosoThe place is very cozy, food is not overly priced and good wine selection.
Love talking to Italian waiters-can get to practice my Italian :-).5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSo happy to find this lovelySo happy to find this lovely restaurant after our move from Sherman Oaks, where we totally were spoiled! We will be coming back to Piccola again and again! Just yummy!!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food and service at a more than reasonable price. Although the table arrangement in the main dining area is a bit crowded the atmosphere is still comfortable. PT has a very comfortable year round patio dining area. This is a true neighborhood gem and bar none, the best Italian food in the SCV.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful.I've been going here for years with my family. I've never had a bad experince and the food is always amazing.
The service is excellent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAn exceptional dinner at PiccolaWe revisited Piccola Trattoria for our anniversary: it was spectacular. The antipasto "cold cuts" were delicate slices of Italian deli meats: fresh, spicy and velvety in texture. The accompanying cheeses, salad and olives were the perfect foil for the meats. My husband ordered the wild-caught swordfish: baked in a lemony crust and presented on a bed of spring greens with a lemon vinaigrette. My pasta with squash blossoms and scallops was probably the best pasta dish I have ever had: the flavors ran the spectrum from vibrant to dark, and the sauce was delicate, rich perfection. We were honored with a lovely, classic cannoli for dessert and splurged on a panna cotta with fresh berries as well, which was perfect! A memorable feast!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cream of the crop restaurant!Always great service, awesome food, comfortable ambiance, so close to home and valet parking!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent forThe food is excellent for a neighborhood restaurant. They have a very nice wine list that is reasonable.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and extensive winegreat food and extensive wine list -- busy and active -- terrible parking but they have valet parking if you don't want to hunt and gather4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been eating at piccolaWe have been eating at piccola for about four years at least once a week and I can say that we have never had a bad meal or experience4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways amazing good and impeccableAlways amazing good and impeccable service! A slightly hidden gem. True Italian cuisine!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I just love thisMy wife and I just love this place! We usually go for special ocassions, however its so good we tend to go a little more often. We love our red wines and the selection from Italy is wonderful! The menu has plenty of selection's to fit everyone's Italion food desire! We are big fans of the Tiramisu for dessert!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent dinner and service.excellent dinner and service. look forward to returning!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always! Amazing food,Great as always! Amazing food, great service! Love this place for great authentic Italian food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, Great serviceFood and service were great. Had a reservation for 6 people and we were seated at exactly our reserved time. Never had to look for our waiter to refill drink glasses. Food was excellent. Never felt rushed, even though the restaurant was very full. We had a very nice evening.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pasta never disappoints!The pasta never disappoints! Very consistent menu/service!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsContinues to excel. We've never been disappointed. It's good to see that others have discovered this gem of a restaurant. Great to see the success they are having. They deserve it!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI've never been disappointedI've never been disappointed here. Now that they have valet parking, it's a great place!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our second time diningThis is our second time dining at Piccola Trattoria. We brought friends who had never been there. Everything we ordered was great, from the appetizer to the after dinner coffee. We will definitely go again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM