Piatanzi

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$30 and under
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Italian
Piatanzi is the creation of husband and wife team, Pete and Maggie Lukes.
We love to travel, and to eat! We have found that our most enjoyable and memorable dining experiences have been where we were able to order many small plates with just a few perfect bites of food, that we could share. Sharing food and experiences together made our connections to one another as a family stronger and more meaningful.
Piattini means "small plates" in Italian. Our fabulous creations are crafted from the finest, freshest ingredients; Organic, farm-raised, and locally sourced. We offer gluten- free options for 90% of our menus.
Food and drink brings people together, which brings community together. We hope that Piattini will become a favorite neighborhood spot in which community can gather and enjoy delicious meals, share some wine and savor good company.
What 365 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SH
Amarillo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great restaurant! If you are in Albuquerque, you should go!

SL
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our recent visit to Piatanzi proved once again that this restaurant is a great one for dining with friends. While the ambiance has a nice urban vibe, they somehow manage to temper the noise level, allowing for easily heard conversation. We were a bit disappointed with a too dry chicken parmigiana for one of us, but the food was generally quite good, the service excellent, and the prices quite reasonable.

CC
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

The service this time around was inattentive. Maybe the chef can learn to prepare a vegetarian special one in a while.

f
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the service and food at Piatanzi. Menu has many offerings and has a nice atmosphere.

M
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Piatanzi is always delightful. Our wait staff made it even better this time; the recommended wine (Bordeaux blanc) was an excellent choice at a great price point. Getting a recommendation from someone knowledgeable made a huge difference.

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As usual, this was an enjoyable luncheon experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously fresh entree’s! We look forward to dining here again! Excellent service!

W
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an exceptionally pleasant evening. Faron, the waitress, was great even though she was definitely super busy. She was pleasant, professional and patient and we all appreciated it. The food was good and I have already recommended this nice place to several friends.

L
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Piatanzi was a let down, as the gluten free pizza I ordered was served to me yet the dough was raw. The mozzarella was slathered on to perhaps hide the raw crust, and it tasted like rubber. I told the server about the uncooked crust, and he took it back for the kitchen to remake it. The second pizza came out, again with massive amounts of cheese on it, but the crust was fully cooked. Flavor was lacking, and the rubbery cheese overpowered any hint of marinara, basil, garlic, or the green chile I got on my pizza. The server brought the bill and explained that he did not charge for the gluten free pizza. After reviewing the bill, there was still a charge for the gluten free pizza with green chile. When I asked about it (only because he had said he didn't charge for it), he stated that he didn't charge for the first pizza. The one that was served raw. That, and the rubbery mozzarella, left a bad taste in my mouth.

DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a B.D.
Not rushed.
Perfect!!! In every way!!
Thank You,
Dawna

SH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food with gluten free options. Our wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and very responsive.

JZ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from the moment we got there until we left. Good off street parking, easy in and out. Very friendly and efficient wait staff. Food was excellent and a good value.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent “homemade” food.

GK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and tasty. Not much choice for vegetarian/vegan or gluten sensitive guests. Ambience could have been better.

P
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was simply excellent, the wine perfect, the service casual and fine.

TR
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice and quiet on this particular evening. We found both the service and food good; however, a bit pricey for the food offerings.

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend!! Good was great and large enough portions to share!

R
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

From the moment we walked in, great service. The wine was superb. The salad and entree were off the charts, excellent pesto sauce very flavorful.

We were traveling through and just happened to pick this restaurant based on great reviews, a real gem.
Will be back on our return trip.

Highly recommend, excellent Italian cuisine.

NM
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is now our go-to neighborhood restaurant. The food and service are Excellent.

OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent meal at Piatanzi.....always reliable.

K
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience here was fantastic! I took my boyfriend out for his birthday, so we went all out. From the wine, to the appetizer (mussels - so good!), to our entrees, to the dessert (I loved the tiramisu), to the cappuccino we shared, and to even the BREAD (haha), all of it was incredible. The service we received was stellar too. Great date night spot! I highly recommend. We'll be back.

JQ
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fair, the menu has been expanded and there are a lot of choices. I had clams with pasta and my partner had the shrimp with pasta (they called it scampi, but it wasn't). Not bad, but a bit un-inspired.

MR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We love this casual neighborhood Italian restaurant where the pizza, pastas, and appetizers are very good. The full entrees are undoubtedly wonderful also, but we tend to like smaller plates and have not ever been disappointed.

OT
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One my favorite things about Piatanzi is its price points, especially for wine. Rather than starting at charging double for a bottle, this place seems to truly value having you accompany a well-prepared, tasty meal with a very good bottle of wine, and not gouging the patrons. The noise level can be quite loud here if you choose to dine at 7:15 or earlier, but it subdues somewhat after 7:45, probably owing to how it's tucked away in a quiet, kinda affluent neighborhood. The truffle oil fries are very simple, but they are hot, crisp, and pretty addicting. If you're craving pizza, theirs are large and filling. Generally everything on the menu is very good though on this night, the carbonnara seemed to underwhelm my partner. All in all, I am happy Piatanzi has been nearby for about a decade.

AO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was not very good. Ambiance and service were nothing special. Very pricey!

M
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Piatanzi is consistently good with its seasonal specials, a good wine collection, and service.

M
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoyed dining at Piatanzi, and I was more impressed this time around by the owners' professionalism and service. Fantastic dishes (including seasonal plates), great service, and a fine place to do business lunch or dinner. This is a local gem that deserves a visit.

AS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live close by and is very handy to walking distance and the food was great.

KM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special meal, whether for a celebratory reason or daily life.

l
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant and we were very impressed with the service, food and ambience. Four of us had a variety of appetizers (I would go back JUST for the roasted brussel sprouts!), followed by pasta, chicken. One of our party did not care for her wine choice, and the waiter, then manager were prompt to suggest alternatives until she was pleased. We were delighted with the food -- and there was plenty of it which we took home. Amazingly delicious even reheated!
The restaurant looks newly built and has a modern upscale vibe, although not snobby at all. We are looking forward to returning and trying more dishes.

LH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant on my GF app when I was visiting Albuquerque - went there for lunch and ended up taking family and friends there for dinner the next night. Everything was fantastic from the service to the food.

E
New Mexico
45 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. The service was great right from the start! They were good about asking if we needed to be out by a certain time for a show (we did!) The portion size was decent so we could share an entree (lasagna bolognese), got our own salads (misto very large) and shared a dessert (chocolate flourless torte with whipped cream and strawberries). Everything, including the wine was excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

RR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening last Friday with good food and a nice bottle of Malbec. Our waiter got us served and presented the bill in plenty of time to make a oerfornance - nothing was rushed

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend it all the time and take visiting friends and family there all the time. I live in the neighborhood and am so delighted we have a reliable white tablecloth restaurant just up the street as it were. Keep it up.

CC
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Inattentive service. The waiter wasn't very good, which is uncommon for this restaurant.

KP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends for a casual and quality dinner out!

GW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for all occasions with a wonderful wine selection and great and knowledgeable staff!

M
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently fantastic dishes and ambience for business or personal dining. The restaurant is a gem.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent!

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!! Great place for couples

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