Piccola Italia Ristorante

4.5
676 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are only accepting in-house reservations at this time please contact the reservation phone line or 603-770-1403.

Piccola Italia is family owned & operated since 2001.
We offer authentic Italian cuisine from all regions if Italy with an old world Italian ambiance. Piccola has a full bar, offering wine , spirits and a wide selection of beer.

We consider all of our customers family, so come on down and be a part of the love that is Piccola.
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LH2017
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good, but not great. Server was slow to deliver our check - which was surprising as there was a line of people waiting to get seated.

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vipVick
New England
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent as always, good food and good drinks. Table side Caesar is the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and good location near Palace Theatre

PC
PaulC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before show at Palace Theatre, great food, nice place, friendly service.

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Bami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was excellent. I shared a Cesar salad upon recommendation of our server and I'm glad I did, the portion was just enough. The salad was excellent! I did have the eggplant parmesan which was not as good and the portion was huge.
I have dinned at Piccola a number of time in the past years and will keep returning.

MA
MAK19
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a family birthday. Two in our party are vegans. We were delighted that our server was very knowledgeable about vegan items. Everyone ordered something different and totally enjoyed their choices. Service was very attentive and well paced.

SM
vipStephenM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good meal as always and availability of a last minute reservation!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and the best service!!!

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ShaneM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and knowledge of offered dishes second to none. Atmosphere is authentic and leaves no doubt you are in a proper Italian restaurant. Drinks were perfectly prepared and paired nicely with our entrees. We found some unique takes on some classics and were impressed with the quality of everything from the kitchen.
We will return sooner than later with friends in tow!
Excellent experience!

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were pretty disappointed with out experience. We actually never even made it to dinner. We arrived about 10 mins early for our Valentine's date reservation. We were quickly seated which actually was a positive. However the location of our table (marked with a number 71) was behind a booth type seat of another table which became an issue as our time wore on. We were given menus and water. And that's where everything went South. For about 10 minutes we sat there and not once did a waitress come and say hello or even acknowledge we were there. After a few more minutes a large party was seated at the table with the booth seat we were backed up against. As they sat our entire table shook as they moved into the booth seat and to the right we now had a view of the back of other people's heads less than a foot from our faces. By this point 15-20 mins had gone by and we still had not seen our waitress, we opted to leave. We stopped and told the host we are leaving. We ended up at another downtown restaurant and had a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great time & food as always. Zuppa Fiorentino was very tasty with tender noodles, spinach & huge chunks of chicken, Meatballs that melt in your mouth & seafood piccola loaded with lobster, scallops, clams, mussels, shrimp & calamari

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BillB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service!! Food was very good and fairly priced, definitely worth the money. My only complaint would be, it seems they packed some extra tables in for the Valentine's crowd which made it feel cramped and much noisier than usual. But, even with the extra crowd the service was excellent and timely. We had a pleasant experience and will continue to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience1

We had a bad experience with a selected menu once so now we just celebrate holidays (like valentines) a day later. This was obviously still feeling the same holiday rush as it was PACKED! Which is great. It’s good food. However... they must have brought all the outdoor tables in to cram as many people in as possible. If there was a fire, we’d be dead. Our waitress hardly came to our table. I got a spicy sausage Rosa something and was delicious but .... spicy. I had to wait for her to bring another drink, then she disappeared for a while, came back for desserts, then we sat and waited for 30 minutes for her to take our card and cash us out. They were HORRIBLY understaffed and over booked. The food was phenomenal though

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Doobihowser
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had terrible service. They didn't state the specials for the evening, 15 minutes for my second drink. And it was over 20 minutes from the time we stopped eating to the time we had to ask another waitress for our check because we didn't know where our waitress was. Food was good, but service was not good at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good food, first round of drinks were great, the second round was not as good. Took a long time to pay our bill and get our desserts we ordered to go.

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CKCK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Booked a reservation Valentine’s Day, arrived five minute early and was seated immediately in a nearly full dining room. Not expecting that, set the tone for the night.

Martini and scotch to start were a healthy pour. Had an antipasto and a split a couple of meatballs as a first course. Good variety on the salad, meatballs were slightly overcooked.

Dinner was cooked perfectly. My linguini and clams...tender with plenty of shellfish, wife’s chicken piccata was very moist...enough leftover for lunch the next day.

Opted for a bottle of Tuscan red (migliori) with our meal, fairly priced at $38...by the glass it was a little overpriced.

Service was very good, we never felt rushed. Ambiance was average.

CB
ClaireB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the Cesar salad at Piccola's it is one of my favorites. We had veal & chicken parmigiana was was very good. It was Valentines night and the service was great especially considering how busy they were. Our server Elizabeth was attentive but not overly so. I'll definitely be back .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was delicious. However our waitress consistently forgot about us and rarely checked in on us. Didn’t bring us bread and was seen standing around many times.

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chrisS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Service was slow but it was a holiday so understandable. Definitely would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we were not rushed on Valentines Day very nice night out.

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KathleenS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there pre-valentine’s day. Our waiter was awesome! She was attentive without being overbearing. Piccola Italia has been our favorite restaurant for 30 years.🤬

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SandyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don't bother making a reservation. Walk ins get first priority and you will be bumped. We got bumped by a party of 20- to a small table behind the bar. If your idea of a romantic night is listening to a loud bar- then you are all set. Because of the large political party- service went to hell in a hand basket.

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vipDABS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Birthday Before concert

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, ambiance, food and service. Rosa was charming and efficient. Party of six and everyone gave their meals 5 stars. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday lunch had by all. Specials of the day were delish. Rosa is always friendly and hospitable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Arrived to a busy restaurant so I went back after making reservations. The food was great, service was good, and the atmosphere was cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great. We got there and it was really busy, had to wait a little extra longer past our check in time. Took a while to get the check at the end of the meal. Overall the food was worth the wait! I got the chicken Marsala -recommend it.

DP
vipDeborahP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome staff. Will be back again.

JC
JeffreyC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in three years I have eaten here. Wish I lived close enough to eat there 2-3 times monthly

HP
HeatherP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food, fair average. The clams in my clam sauce were overcooked, not much flavor in either dish we ordered. Staff was very nice though and welcoming. Had a warm feel. Not too loud inside. Our wine was good. If you are looking for a place to have a beverage and warm conversation spot, it would fit the bill.

RS
RyanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So this place is amazing. Our waitress was great. She made our tableside ceasar salad and it was the beat I've ever had. I had veal toscana that was delicious. Big pieces of veal and homemade fettuccine. My wife had chicken marsala that was perfect. Our waitress brought over 2 cannolis to celebrate our anniversary. The only reason this wasnt a 5 star review is we asked for a regular table and not a high top when making the reservations however we were seated at the only high top they have.

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TimS
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistently good food and service.

LG
LarryG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piccola Italia is a MUST dine location when in the Manchester area!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haven’t been in years and loved it. Will be back much more frequently.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had reservations at 2:30, after a show. There were 3 tables occupied with about 7 people at the bar. One server for tables and bartending. In addition, the server had a very thick accent and very difficult to understand. We reluctantly walked out after 20 minutes. I’ve been before but would think twice before going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. I had no complaints with the Cesar salad and Chicken Parmigiana. My date did not love her meal, but she liked it. She didn’t seem as impressed as me, but she’s a very picky woman.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very strong drinks, seated about twenty minutes after our reservation but we weren’t in a rush so it was fine. Phenomenal food and worth the money spent. We were actually surprised the bill was only $250 as their were six of us and we got drinks, appetizers and dinner.

RD
RobertD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on New Year’s Eve
Food was great service was great.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butternut squash ravioli was to die for! Reservations were right on time and service was excellent

NH
luvdininginNH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time going to this restaurant. My wife and I love Italian food and just returned from Italy about 3 months ago. I think we enjoyed eating there as much as the sightseeing. My wife ordered the Veal Parmigiana and I ordered the Veal Piccola Italia (veal wrapped around lobster, asparagus, and Fontina cheese in a light sherry wine sauce) - which I highly recommend. The service was outstanding with just the right amount of checking back to see if we needed anything. We capped of the meal with cappuccino which was the perfect send off to our concert.

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Piccola Italia Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 606-5100.

Piccola Italia Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 676 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.

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