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  • Piccolo

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  • Address:
    4300 Bryant Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55409
    South Minneapolis
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Piccolo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.piccolompls.com
  • Phone: (612) 827-8111
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday: closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Doug Flicker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room for parties up to twelve, front dining room can be reserved for up to 24.
  • Private Party Contact: Adam Johnson (612) 827-8111

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 43rd Street
  • Public Transit: Metro Transit Route 4
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Piccolo
Piccolo presents a modern approach to dining by creating dishes moderate in portion size which we feel enhances the dining experience by allowing you more variety in taste while eating healthier.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "My friends and I had the tasting. It was an incredible experience. Everyone who was working was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. It was like a dance, every moment was choreographed to perfection. And the food! My goodness, every plate was picture perfect, we wanted every bite to never end. The flavors were rich, robust, innovative and so fresh! It was such a incredible evening and I want to thank the chef and his staff, again, for what they do. I'll remember my night at Piccolo forever. And I'll come back when I visit Minneapolis again."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Wonderful prix fixe 5 course tasting menu. We tried at least 15 different items, & all but one was a great hit. Service was excellent as well. This is a small neighborhood restaurant, so do not expect elegance, just excellance."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is known for its small dishes but we didn't realize how small. We were reluctant to get the tasting menu of because we were afraid it would be too much food. We are glad we did because each dish was pretty small. The tasting menu of 5 courses was just enough food. The wine list was extensive with many wines offered by the glass."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "A gem in the Twin Cities ! The food is creative and tasty. A bit on the pricey side for the portion but you'll leave with a memorable experience."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Every single course was delightful. Creative and delicious. Our server knew the menu well and was terrific. Looking forward to our next visit already!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "There were three of us dining, all of whom have dined at fine restaurants. The food flavors were fine, but not exceptional. The portions were ridiculously small for the amount being charged. It was definitely not worth the money. Three petite women went away hungry. I could never bring my husband. We even heard the people at the next table say they were starving after finishing their meal."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food was inventive, excellent and quality. Service impeccable and very intimate. Phenomenal"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We dined at Piccolo on Aug 15th for my husband's birthday and could not have had a better experience. We had reservations for 8:30, and while we sat in the front room it was not very noisy and it was fun to see outside. We ordered a variety of plates, all of which were great, but the corn soup, lamb mousse and the octopus were all outstanding, as well as both desserts. The service was professional, but also friendly, and I loved that they gave my husband a birthday card signed by all the staff. A wonderful evening at an always terrific restaurant - we will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I took my girl there to celebrate her finishing her masters and Zan our waiter was very nice and friendly. This was our second time being there though first in the summer. It was exciting to go there when the produce available is bountiful. We had a smattering of dishes that were all excellent, though we are still talking about the cold corn soup, which was perfectly balanced. No flavors overpowered anything each other, which I feel is a pitfall of many good but not great restaurants. We are thinking of Piccolo for future celebrations to come!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was a surprise night out for my wife's 65th birthday. When we parked the car I could see some reservation in her look, glancing at me and back at the front of the restaurant. The friendly greeting at the door set the tone for what was to come. An unbelievable evening of fine wine and refined cuisine. The service and presentation was exquisite. Her face lit up with her first taste and lasted for over two hours of the best dining experience we have ever shared. Our memories will last forever. Thanks to everyone at Piccolo, she will never forget her 65th Birthday."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food we shared was expertly presented and professionally prepared but was not profoundly remarkable given it cost. Our service was spectacular and the experience quite satisfying nonetheless."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It's visually stunning, the small plate. But eat before you go, then our eyes and stomach will be happy. Please sir, may I have more?"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Superb meal of small plates. Flavors are distinct, wonderfully flavorful and sometimes unusual but without being over-thought or precious (c.f. Travail). Future choices are to either work one's way through the appealing menu or to return to favorites, including truffled scrambled eggs and swoon-worthy cold corn soup which captured the platonic essence of corn flavor."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Front of house was exceptional. We were traveling and I knew I wanted to eat here. My 2 year old wasn't as excited and decided to make a fuss at the beginning of the meal. Everyone was really nice and accommodating as we found a solution. Kitchen wrecked shop. The timing of our tasting was on point and the delivery on par with the quality of each bite. I hope this can be a regular spot if we end up moving to Minneapolis. Thanks guys!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "As always stellar service, but most importantly creative and special food. The five course is always the way to go."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Small plates that are superbly crafted. Try the 5 course tasking menu."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Doug Flicker creates the most interesting small plates. The food is simply outstanding. The staff is attentive, friendly and helpful. Their wine suggestions are excellent and they don't steer you to the most expensive bottles but wines that fit the food. In fact, we were steered to a very inexpensive bottle that fit perfectly."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Every time we go to Piccolo we tell ourselves we should go more often. The menu is packed with intriguing and creative dishes, and when each one arrives, it is even more beautiful and delicious than you imagined it would be. The summer menu is filled with colors, flavors, and textures which delight the eye and the palate. The service is unfailingly friendly and attentive, without being obsequious. The dining room is lovely, comfortable, and cozy. The five-course tasting menu is, IMHO, one of the best values in town."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I consider myself a foodie, and love exploring new menus and restaurants. I am on the road traveling across the country all year, and I happened upon Piccolo. This restaurant was incredible. Each course was a memorable experience and each bite was amazing. It was so incredible that if I had to choose one restaurant to dine in as my last meal on earth... it would be this one! THANK YOU!!!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Piccolo is a special place to celebrate. Made a note in my reservation that it was our anniversary. They treated us to a mini-treat in honor of the event and gave us a card signed by the staff. We have been there before for our anniversary and they always acknowledge the event. The evening was fabulous all the way around. Thanks and hope to see you soon."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "An affordable, slightly casual approach to fine dining. The tasting menu provided a broad range of whimsical modernist cuisine mixed with comfort classics. The wine list was brief, but full of quality selections at a variety of prices. Overall, this was a great dinner. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had the tasting menu for a milestone birthday and it was so fun, delicious, upscale without being full of itself, kind staff, and as weird as this sounds, cool bathroom! My friend has celiac disease and they even had a gluten free tasting menu so she could join in too. Great experience!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had a great time - food was excellent. Just be aware the plates are small. Presentation was impeccable and the service was the right level of attention without hovering."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food is OK but over-priced. Ambient is good and the servers are friendly."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A salad of slivers of heirloom tomato, a swipe of richly creamy burrata, fruity olive oil, nothing could speak of summer in a more seasonal way. Cool corn soup with tiny ball of hominy. Exquisite Italian cheeses. Corn Panna cotta with carmelized popcorn and berries. Only the meat courses were less than exceptional. The chef understands restraint, discipline and the art of simple cooking."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wife and I both chose the chef's tasting menu which afforded us the opportunity to sample five delectable courses each. Portions are modest which enabled us to enjoy all selections without becoming overly sated. The menu offerings were beautifully presented by friendly, knowledgeable servers and all our choices were unusual and exquisitely flavorful. The chef is an artist and loves to create. The menu changes about every six weeks and so there is plenty of reasons for us to return."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, awesome service. Our all time favorite place for special occasions!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "There is no better restaurant in Minneapolis. The creative, ever-changing menu is superb. Do not be put off by the multiple small dish format. There is no better way to be rewarded."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We wanted to go somewhere we had never gone to for our Anniversary dinner. Piccolo had gotten GREAT reviews, and we were not disappointed. It was intimate, and not at all stuffy. Located in a darling neighborhood. The staff was welcoming, and professional. We were asked if we had questions about the tasting menu. The food was delightful, as the courses were set before us, each one was described. The chef was in house , we were told that we could meet him. Given a pre dessert chocolate course as an acknowledgment of our Anniversary. Thanked by our very gracious server for celebrating with them. We both agreed it was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. We will be going back & recommending it to our friends"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent food- the brown scrambled eggs and scallops were delicious- I like how the food is very outside the box, however it's not intimidating and is excellent for those with all different tastes. Would definitely recommend, service was good- a bit aloof but I prefer that over intrusive :) thanks for a great first visit!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A great place to have a couple of delectable morsels over a couple of hours. The food I great and offers a chance to try realing interesting dishes that are very well constructed. Just be conscious that the point at Piccolo is to taste the food, not just satiate your appetite."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Four if us went for dinner. We are from out of town and went on a recommendation from a friends cousin. The food was phenomenal. All four of us, including my 17 year old "foodie" daughter were impressed. We had the tasting menu, which we thought was resonablly priced. It did not disappoint. From beginning to end the plates got better and better. Our food server suggested we try a few things Yhat were out of our comfort zone, so we did. She was right! I highly recommend it, it was excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There are many good foodie restaurants in the Twin Cities but Piccolo is all about the presentation and taste - no hype just an incredible set of memorable experiences with flavors and taste experiences! Small portion sizes allow for more options - don't be put off by provocative descriptors in the menu - take a leap and try it all."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was absolutely divine. The dishes were prepared and tasted so exceptionally well that they reminded me of the time when my wife and I dined at Lasarte in Barcelona. For those of you unfamiliar with Lasarte; it's a two Michelin star restaurant and I highly recommend it as well."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Inventive and interesting food, creative presentations, moderate portions, attentive service, and you can actually have a real conversation without having to yell. We love Piccolo. And we were treated royally for our wedding anniversary. Even a hand-signed card by the staff working that evening. Thanks, Piccolo."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a dining experience to recommend to all who love incredible taste in food as well as artistry in plating. We have eaten all over the world; this hometown treasure is the best we have had in Minnesota due to the freshness of each dish and the distinct yet subtle flavors."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was an amazing dining experience. My sister and mother were visiting from the East Coast and we all consider ourselves foodies. The menu is small (5 courses, 3 choices for each), so you can order a la carte or get the tasting menu (1 choice from each course). We were a group of 3, so we we all ordered the tasting menu, everything on the menu. Every item was carefully crafted and beautifully presented. The flavors were so complex and artfully combined, it was impossible to figure out how the chef did it. Fresh, interesting, flavorful ingredients too numerous to mention came dish after dish. The wine list is quite interesting. The servers are professional and knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Delicious food, the combination of flavors is amazing"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "everything was delicious we ordered individual plates rather than doing the tasting menu because we weren't hungry enough for five courses each. My only disappointment was that the dining room is so small it feels like other diners are right on top of you. For a romantic dinner we didn't have much privacy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went to Piccolo on special occasion and was very delighted with food tasting menu and restaurant in Minneapolis proper. Creative choices, contemporary composed, perfect timing from servers and friendly too. However, small plates were all very small for price. I would expect that the main course would have been a little larger than starter, etc... Good thing we ate late lunch or would have gone home hungry. I would recommend trying, a good find!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014