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About Piccola Cucina - Miami

Piccola Cucina is coming to Miami with Philip Guardione’s Cusine. After working in lauded restaurants across Europe, and Piccola Cucina New York, Guardione chose Miami Beach, in Espanola Way to open an intimate restaurant inspired by his homeland of Sicily. Walking into the restaurant is like stepping into a jewel box. The subtle, elegant décor lets the vibrant tastes and colors of the food and wi...ne shimmer and shine.

After a few years focused entirely on traditional lunch and dinner menus, the native Italian team at Piccola Cucina has expanded their hours, converted from a restaurant into an osteria, and refocused their menu. Rather than stop by every so often for a robust meal, the small-plates, seafood focused menu allows for more frequent tastes and sips.

Piccola Cucina is more than a dining destination; it’s a trip to Sicily.

440 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Sicilian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Tuesday 12,30pm to 12 am
Wendsday 3pm to 12am
Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday 12,30 pm to 12,30am

Cross Street:
between Washington and Drextel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 535-3129

Website:
http://www.piccolacucinagroup.com/

Parking Details:
VALET AVAILABLE

Executive Chef:
PHILIP GUARDIONE

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Piccola Cucina - Miami Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Neighborhood Gem (12)
Scenic View (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Food was a C plus. No fresh herbs on anything. I wouldn't dine at any other
of their locations. Very disappointing!

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food2
ambience3
service2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2016

We ate outside and it was very nice. The waiter was friendly and helpful. Our meals were excellent.

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food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2016

Nestled beautifully on a pedistrian street, Piccola has genuine Italian dishes artistically presented. Quality menu worth several visits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Great little restaurant on Espanola in SoBe....feels like you are in Europe. Outdoor tables available, giving it a street side cafe feel.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Felt like a real restaurant as opposed to a SOBE tourist trap.

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food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Had a lovely lunch - particularly appetizers were delicious. Service was great, attentive and very accommodating. Be ready to pay NY prices though (plate of pasta >$20)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2014

Disappointing food and service relative to the NYC restaurant. This location on a very touristy street does not help, either. Cheesy music being played loudly is a major turnoff, as is the staff member out front who is soliciting those that walk by. Just a far cry from my expectations, having dined in NYC multiple times

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food3
ambience1
service3

vip
 (London)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Piccola Cucina was very disappointing. We eat at the one in NYC quite often and they would be ashamed of their Miami branch. Service was nonexistent; we had to ask for everything and the food was marginal at best. Will not be returning.

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food2
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service2

vip
 (Ottawa)·Dined on March 22, 2014

I have been to Sicily on multiple occasions. This is AUTHENTIC Sicilian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on March 17, 2014

We just happened to stumble across Espanola Way and was intrigued at it's charm.

We let our waiter, Nicholas, suggest a wine and ordered the calamari appetizer. The wine (A nice Sicilian red) was perfect, and the calamari ensalade was amazing. We ordered their specials - lasagna and seafood pasta. Both were a culinary delight. Best lasagna I have ever had! (Sorry mom). Their tiramisu and creme brûlée were quite yummy, too.

Both our hostess, Elena, and waiter were so personable and genuine.

I recommend this wonderful place to anyone seeking a true slice of Italy. And allow them to make suggestions for you. You will not be disappointed. I just wish they would open a place in LA!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2013

For thé new years, a new Menu, poor and expensive. All thé people are seek after. Ce Menu fut pauvre, sous prétexte d économie et de rapidité la Carte était limitée, le repas sans gout et très léger. Nous avons tous été malade le lendemain.

Tags: Late-night Find
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food1
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2013

We had a great dinner outside. The service was very good and the food was delicious! We had a very good time in a terrace, romantic and nice ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (Toledo)·Dined on May 6, 2013

With so many options for dinner in Miami Beach, this was a nice find. There are lots of Italian restaurants in the area, but this one served more authentic cuisine. The food was good, but not great. It was nice to sit at the outdoor table on a cool evening and watching the people walk by on Espaniola Way.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food3
ambience4
service3

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