An exceptional dinner at Piccola
We 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!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
Excellent 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.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
So happy to find this lovely
So 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!!!!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place is very cozy, food is not overly priced and good wine selection.
Love talking to Italian waiters-can get to practice my Italian :-).
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurants in SCV
Real 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!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going to Piccola since it's beginning, and I have never been disappointed but am always happy!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
What can I say other than you had better make reservations...this place is getting popular!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing place in odd area
This is very sophisticated restaurant in a very unsophisticated place. Owned by an Italian family (who's adult children are excellent at running the business too). The dishes are authentic Italian with an extensive wine list. You'll want the valet parking they offer because its otherwise very hard to find parking (and you don't want to be running across Sierra Highway unless you're a trackstar).
The outdoor patio is large and charming with lots of strategic sun shades and canopy walls. The service is excellent with an extensive (and well trained) wait staff. I noticed at one point no less than four people attending our table (of 4) at one time. The restaurant was completely full last Saturday at 6 pm. Highly recommend making res.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We live up the street from the restaurant and had never eaten there til the other night. It was so good, I will bring my wife there for her birthday.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
You Can't Go Wrong
We enjoy this family owned restaurant so much! The food is amazing, the service is great, what more can you ask for?
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Piccola Trattoria and it was a delightful experience. It was far from our Ventura Blvd. area but we were going up to Santa Clarita to catch an IMAX movie not playing near us. With the aid of Open Table, I picked this restaurant in Canyon Country, about a 15 minute drive from the theater. The food was very good, the service friendly and the ambiance at the level of more expensive places. Should we again be up that way, this will be the go-to restaurant.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian in SCV
The restaurant seemed in an out of the way location but it had all the necessities of a very good dining experience. The valet's were efficient and courteous. The restaurant had a large outdoor dining area possibly bigger than the indoor dining area. We were promptly greeted and it was only a short wait for our table (we had added one to our reservation which required a seating adjustment). We dined inside since it was too hot to eat outdoors.The ambiance was pleasant but somewhat loud. This made it difficult for our party of seven to talk comfortably. I'm sure it would have been quieter outside. Even so, we had a good meal. The service, food and menu selections were great. I would recommend Piccola Trattoria.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood restaurant
This is a Canyon Country treasure- It is family owned and run and the staff treats each guest as if they were family. The food is excellent.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been going for years,always
Been going for years,always loved it always will,love the people and the food. Dining at piccola is something we find special and look forward to.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Fantastic, the food
Always Fantastic, the food and staff are always ready to meet your expectations! The best Italian restaurant in Santa Clarita!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always tasty and attentive
Piccola Trattoria has brought the tastes of Sicily to Canyon Country. The staff is well-trained and do their jobs without being invasive to your meal. The food is consistently excellent.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
No matter what evening we choose, Piccola delivers excellent friendly service and a full menu filled with consistent wonderfully prepared food. How lovely to be able to carry on a conversation easily without blaring TV's and/or loud music! The clean, white tablecloths add to the ambiance with fresh flowers and sparkling service ware. Authentically Italian of the highest quality... Piccola is a GEM! This is definitely a place a bit off the beaten track, tucked away with a small parking lot, but your taste buds will thank you for finding it and best of all .... they take reservations and honor them!!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian dining
Piccola Trattoria serves a great variety of italian dishes in a cozy environment. The wait staff is pleasant and attentive. The pasta was perfect and the fish and meat dishes were excellent. An totally enjoyable experience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just visiting the area and the restaurant was recommended by friends. We made a reservation on a Monday night which turned out to be not necessary at all. We had a soup and salad for starters which were a little bland. But the entrees... Amazing!! Overall would totally recommend. Can't wait to go back.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Canyon Country!
This restaurant is the hidden gem in Canyon Country. The food is consistently good, the service always outstanding and the atmosphere pleasant. The Italian dishes are prepared from scratch and always good. Pay particular attention to the nightly specials...delicious! The desserts are made on site and are heavenly! You won't go wrong visiting this restaurant...great place to take friends, a date or a date night with your spouse.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another good time...
Piccola Trattoria does not disappoint. Our waiter, Caesar (Cesar?) was perfect. He knew when to approach the table and when to leave us alone. He introduced himself like a true professional, and not some "server" who wants to be your friend for the night. He was gracious, efficient and classy. The food was, as always, excellent. The rigatoni with black truffles is a must-order, and we have it every time. The artichoke salad is clean and simple, with fresh artichoke and not the soggy canned clumps you'll get a lot of other places. On a rare night of eating meat, I had the veal ravioli with porcine mushrooms; subtle and perfectly cooked. Our dining companions had an antipasto starter, and the bocatini with meatballs. All was perfect.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place but needs better AC
Very good food and experience. Great spices on food and a very nice wait staff. However, the section of the dining room where we sat was hot and had no air flow, several diners were fanning themselves as was my wife. Ceiling fans would help as would a better HVAC system.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful evening. Food was outstanding, but I lowered it by one star only because there were bones in my fish. The service was excellent. Staff very attentive to all guests. Watched other diners and they were sooo enjoying themselves also.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super food at a reasonable price
It's about the fifth time we have eaten here and the food and service has always been top notch. I had a Caesar salad and the baked fish. My wife had oso buco (sp?). We both loved our meals. We took our own wine and payed the $15 corkage fee. I would highly recommend this place.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
15 year anniversary
Food was delicious and the best service ever! Looking forward to celebrating another special occasion.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The small, square dining tables are TOO SMALL to place all of the plates and glasses needed to serve a dinner..! Very annoying to constantly have to move things around just to eat dinner..!GET LARGER TABLES please..!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in SCV
Very very good food. Make reservations if you go on w weekend. If you like Italian, you will love this restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great choice
My fourth visit to this fine establishment was the best yet. The service is excellent and each visit to the table is prompt and on point by the servers. The food is always just right and the atmosphere never fails to keep my fiance and I in a great mood. We came late and ended up being the last diners in the restaurant. They closed and we were getting to dessert and they told us to take our time and there was no rush. The dessert is always the best part! The prices are reasonably low and the wine selection is just right. I have no complaints. I only have great things to say about Piccola Trattoria.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood star dining
When you eat at Piccola Tratoria it is truly a fulfilling experience, great food, great service, great ambiance. I love the place.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Traditional Home made Italian
Consistently great homemade food and excellent personalized service. A result of the owner and several family members being on premises and taking pride in their restaurant. Comfortable for first timers and like home to repeat customers. Indoor and Outdoor dining.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Santa Clarita Finest
My wife and I have been coming here for years and it continues to get better and better. The entire staff if very pleasant and helpful..The wine steward is especially knowledgeable. Everything on the menu is excellent but the daily specials can be really breathtaking! Last night the special risotto was saffron and crab with a calamari steak on top. I have never had calamari prepared as well as this. Come to think of it the kitchen is especially good with all seafood. Be sure to save room for dessert. They are a good size for sharing. Nice selection of port too.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our faves in SCV
My boyfriend and I love this place and can't wait to take our friends to share it with them. The food is always fabulous and the service is excellent. It gets crowded on the weekend so good idea to make a reservation, request outside in the summer as the patio has a fabulous ambience. Order a cafe latte to finish off your meal, it's probably the best latte you will taste.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my fiance here for her birthday, the wine was great and the food and service was awesome. I recommend for a nice evening out, plan to come back again soon, Thank You for a wonderful evening.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant!!!
This restaurant is AMAZING!!! My husband and I love to eat here on date nights. We have Never been disappointed!!! The food is consistently good. Try something off their special menu, that is Always a wonderfully surprising treat. The service is great. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this restaurant. Please give yourself a treat and try this restaurant and splurge on a dessert too because you are missing out if you don't!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best Italian restaurants around. House made pasta done perfectly along with a great wine list. And you can't leave without a little dessert.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I loved this restaurant. The service from the waiter to valet attendants were great. The wine, antipasti, main course and dessert was amazing! We shall be back and recommend to our friends. THANK YOU!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best service and food ever!!
My boyfriend and I tried Piccolo Trattoria for the first time this past weekend and we were completely blown away by the phenomenal service and food. We were seated the moment we arrived at our reservation time and greeted by our waiter. My boyfriend had the pumpkin tortellini and I had the black and white ravioli. We also shared a Caesar salad and the chocolate lava cake for dessert. Their wine list is great and everything was absolutely wonderful. We will definitely be back!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local Italian restaurant hidden off Sierra Highway. Always great food and relaxed service. Great deserts too.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Birthday - diner's delight
I am a vegetarian and was looking for a place to take my sister, who is not a vegetarian, but that would be enjoyable for me as well. We had an excellent meal, including a couple of desserts. It was ALL wonderful and fairly priced. When I come back to town, I will definitely return with my whole family :-)
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Piccola is Just Right
When we discovered Piccola Trattoria a number of years ago, we were tickled that such a fine Italian restaurant was in our area (practically around the block from us). We've enjoyed food, the wine and the service. I always tell friends and acquaintances that it's a 'white tablecloth' Italian—that it's top-drawer and an ideal. We always look forward to returning to this great place.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience- special ocaasion
Set up a dinner for my mother in laws birthday. Sent flowers in advance. They made th evening extra special. The service is always great and the food is awesome too. This is about as good as it gets in this high end restaurant starved valley. Have to drive 25 miles t
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to our place
There are not a lot of good restaurants on this side of the Santa Clarita Valley, and this is one of them. The service is prompt and attentive throughout a meal. There is always a specials of the day menu, which is not really needed as the regular items are special. I love the risotto dishes. Nythjng with chicken is a good choice. Presentation is enticing, and the food...delicious. Do start with one of their fresh salads, and be sure to leave room for desert!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Piccola is for Perfect!
I have eaten here many time and the reason I keep going back is for the service, wine list, awesome food and the people who work there. Their desserts are great and the food the same!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never would have known about this place if someone hadn't told me about it. Solid food. Nice to have a good, non-chain Italian restaurant in SCV.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Would have given all 5's but bread was not served. Forgot to ask but thinking back. It would have been perfect if bread was served.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great authentic food! Can't get better than this place!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of SCV's Best
I really am hesitant to rate this restaurant because IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES and I don't want to not be able to ever get a reservation because it becomes too popular. It is a fantastic place and the food is marvelous! The waiters must be family members. They are always dressed nicely and very attentive.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure
This place is just really good. Family run with pride it shows in service and food quality.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM