Piccola Italia

4.8
416 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
At Piccola Italia, chef and owner Brian Gualtieri offers his unique take on classic Italian dishes, fusing fresh Mediterranean flavors with the traditional regional styles of Italian cooking. Our menu features the highest quality seasonal ingredients and bold flavors. Piccola Italia has received high Zagat ratings year after year and with its elegant full bar with an extensive wine list, patrons will not be disappointed.

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vipdrlkat50
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very punctual took us exactly at our scheduled time . The waiters were excellent. The food and drinks were fabulous. I have never been displeased with any meal I have consumed here. Love it-a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and great service. Had quiet table. Very vivid safe!

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vipNJPearls
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very impressed by this place. The menu offered unusual dishes, and they were prepared exquisitely. The staff was extremely attentive. I have to say that in these times when restaurants are short staffed and food is not always prepared well, this was a pleasant surprise. I will definitely come back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is Excellent! Service is Excellent! Mike and Jeff at the bar are excellent! Everytime my wife and I go it gets better and better!

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Montey
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hole-in-the-wall Italian spot. Great place for a date night. Will be back!

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vipShanda
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Food was amazing, great service and ambiance….
Thumbs up for Piccola Italia

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the past 20 years, haven eaten there numerous times. I have always had impeccable service and the most delicious food. Everyone I’ve brought there agrees. It’s just a joy to dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6 which go out to dinner on a normal basis, trying new places. I booked Piccola Italia and we were all blown away. The food was exceptional and the service was tops. Highly recommended.
Joe G, Manalapan NJ

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! The food was not only delicious…but the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The reviews said it all before we went. Great experience and highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the restaurant. The food was excellent

JG
vipJohnG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS great! In every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive but not overly so. Food, as always, was wonderful.

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ShariL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great especially the soft shell crab.

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Kiki
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Mike and Jeff are the best team around! Food was perfect!

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SusiT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, it’s always a pleasure to go there.

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vipANNOYED
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

I love this place but sitting at a table in the bar area is NOT a good choice. Everything feels super crowded and noisy. I felt very claustrophobic at my table which had a high wall right next to the table. It was super uncomfortable. Staff and food were good. Ambiance and comfortability lacked greatly.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Musty smell as soon as you enter.
Salad was small and taste was not good. Food is no where near cost. Given one dinner roll each . Service was the only thing that was good.

JM
vipJudithM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipFrankM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat here often. The food is excellent as is the service.

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vipFunFinds
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like this place is a hidden gem. There is a calm, elegant vibe. The service is gracious without being g suffocating and the courses arrive in a cadence that allows you to enjoy your conversation. It’s pricey, but delicious. You can tell they pay attention to the ingredients and the unique details of each dish. We bookended our meal with a cheese plate for our appetizer which was outstanding and a chocolate truffle dessert that was decadent. There is a small dining area outside that they have given done charm to with a tent and white lights (it’s in the parking lot). The dining room is small and cozy and there is a beautiful bar for those who wish a different vibe as they eat.

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LucreciaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Best cosmo I’ve ever had.

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vipjpnmc
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hats off to chef Brian for some of the best house made pasta dishes in recent memory. Mine with Veal Ragout and my wife’s all'amatriciana. Both superb. Can’t wait to go back and explore the menu a little further.

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vipKevinV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sausage encrusted pork loin was outstanding!! Juicy and delicious. Fluke was extremely fresh. Only complaint was the zucchini flowers came to the table rather cold; they weren’t hot.
Mark is a GREAT waiter, very knowledgeable and attentive but on this night perhaps overworked or there was an issue in the kitchen as it took longer than usual to get our entrees. Be sure though that this will not deter us from returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good although pricey. Server was helpful but stretched thin. Given price point I would have expected more help.

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vippault
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous food and great service. Do not miss this gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Table was in a back corner alcove, staring at a wall.
Food was only okay. I hade rigatoni shrimp. There were only 2 shrimp. Coffee was good. Gelato was good.
Service was attentive and excellent.
Prices were very fair.
I think if I had a better table and selected a different entree my experience would’ve been better.

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viplawroo79
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time dining at Piccolo and it did not disappoint. Nice outdoor front area to sit in, weather permitting.

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vipShorefoodie
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The three of us enjoyed our meals. Congratulations to the Chef.

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LindaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints…our go to place for yummy food in a casual setting

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vipTravelingman
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here, went based on Open Table and Yelp rave reviews. Food is delicious and very fresh. We had 2 nice salads and a tasty fried oysters app. Main courses were Red Snapper and sliced Waygu NY strip, both excellent. I really like the choice of vegetables and starches that come with the entrees. Dessert: they make a great italian cheesecake and chocolate tart, and we loved them.

Service was excellent, with Mare as our server. This is a relaxed restaurant, expensive but well worth it. Looking forward to going back.

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vipArthurK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Christian was terrific. Food amazing. Loved our meal here!

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ANDYM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine and drink list is very extensive. The food and service is excellent. They make and serve the food with family owned heart and that makes all of the difference! An overall great experience!

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MitchellT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pleasant place and excellent food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!! Food and Staff !!

MS
MarkS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed with the drinks, the appetizers and the entrees

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were seated the service and food was amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to have a delicious meal.

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TreborGT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here in 2 months, does not disappoint. I had the chicken parm - not something i remember being on the menu in the past - kind of a traditional dish perhaps and this place tends to do things a bit differently. It was fantastic - all in the sauce which is very good. Burrata ravioli is very tasty as well. Service is always good and the bar is a great spot for a pre or post dinner drink.

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AngMurphy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the bomb.
Drinks were mixed really well
Our food was delicious and we are critical when it comes to Italian Food.
We cant wait to come back

FAQs

Piccola Italia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 493-3090.

Piccola Italia is rated 4.8 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.