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About Piccola Italia Ristorante

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.

815 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
between Manchester and Merrimack

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 606-5100

Website:
http://www.piccolaitalianh.com/

Entertainment:
Occasionally. More in the summer. Please inquire within .

Parking Details:
On street or after 5:00 pm bank parking garage is free and open to the public

Public Transit:
Yes in front of restaurant

Executive Chef:
John Paolini

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining is on second level and is also wheelchair accessible via elevator or stair . The private dining area offers full bar, lounge, casual seating with couches and lounge chairs, bar stools and high top tables, TVs , draft beers, and its own restrooms as well as an additional private room that seats up to 30. Please inquire within for more details.

Private Party Contact:
John Paolini: (603) 770-1403

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Piccola Italia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (9)
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Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service, and they could accomodate our need to get to a show on time.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Nice restaurant in downtown Manchester. Decor/ambiance was okay (aging) whereas the food was quite good albeit (maybe) just a bit over-priced. The service was very good and the waitress was quite knowledgable although her Italian accent made you concentrate as to what informaion she was imparting ... which did lend to the ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated right away.
Service was wonderful. One of the dinner was over cooked but our server took care of ASAP.
We would definitely return again😀

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Consistently good. Best Italian food around. We travel from Maine to eat there at least two or three times a year. Try the Tableside Caesar for Two.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were super early for our reservation - had some friends finishing up at the bar and were able to get their seats . The entire restaurant was hopping due to some shows downtown, but the service and food were both exceptionally good. Not friendly to walk ins or changes, understandably during busy hours, but they aren’t unheard of as well- just something to be prepared for and really makes you appreciate the reservation you do have. This will continue to be our go to downtown date night restaurant!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I arrived at the restaurant at 6:10 for a 6:15 reservation and left at 7pm without being seated. They screwed up all reservations and everyone was standing helpless at the door. I decided to leave and find something to eat before 8pm show. I didn’t want to give the restaurant any money. They put a fake review up on you site for Saturday evening, I reported.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a reservation for 6:00. I called the day before to confirm. They did not seat us until 6:50. Although the Host was trying to be considerate, I feel that seating another big party at our table 10 min before our reservation time was not appropriate.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was excellent, our waitress was attentive but not annoying. The price was on par for the quality. We will definitely be going again.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good spot for an Italian dinner with friends. Since my husband is Italian its hard to rate anyplace really high, but we had good service, our reservation was respected, food was good and not outrageously priced. I would recommend and very convenient to the Palace theater!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ten plus stars! This will be the restaurant for me whenever I am in Manchester. I do a significant amount of business related travel so when I find a restaurant that meets my needs as a vegetarian I am very happy. This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The minestrone soup was homemade delicious and the garlic broccoli pasta was exceptional. The biggest surprise was the homemade bread, yummy. The hostess was very attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. I am still salivating as I write this review. I have a discriminating palate as an excellent cook and one who has been a vegetarian (no meat, fowl, fish or cheese and no for most dairy) for 48 years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Just sublime. The service was unexpectedly fantastic. The table-side caesar salad was the best caesar salad I've ever had. The server went above and beyond finding multiple a allergy friendly pastas in the kitchen for a difficult allergy. Just a great meal.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great Italian Dining in the heart of the city, walking distance to the Verizon Center for concerts.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was awesome, as always! I brought my friend who had never been there before. Now there is another Piccola fan!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We've dined here several times, usually after a matinee show at the Palace Theater (which is right around the corner). We have never been disappointed! Remember to reserve your table, it's a popular place.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Simply a gem in Manchester. Non-descript and so quaint. The building is unpretentious but the food is over the top. The service was spectacular. Don't pass on the butternut squash ravioli, they are delicious. The gnocchi are also spectacular. Every dish we had was perfect.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Took my guy there for birthday. He loved it, and so did I. Best Italian food I've had in NH! Very authentic, cozy, and romantic. Will definitely go there again. Only good things to say.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our dinners we all wonderful and the ambiance was lively - a wonderful time had by all in our party!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent little Italian restaurant in downtown Manchester. Pasta dishes were delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always fantastic service great food ! 12 years my family and I will continue our patronage to this fine establishment

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner with friends. Great location if you are planning to go to the Palace Theatre (as we were). I lived in Boston's North End for 3 years. The food, service and atmosphere here were very similar to the better restaurant's there. Authentic Italian food. The service and atmosphere made you feel like part of the family.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Simply stated, this was somebody he best Italian good we have had anywhere. Undoubtedly, my fiancé, who had the Eggplant Parmigiana, said it was the best she ever ate anywhere. The Gnocchi Piemonte was awesome with a very delicate cream sauce and fresh mushrooms. For dessert, we shared a generous portion of Panna Cotta with a caramel sauce and fresh berries. The wine list was very good and our server was top notch. This was our first visit but will certainly not be our last . Highly recommend this fine restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Server not very pleasant, all else was awesome.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The waitress seemed to be all over the place with getting our orders.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best Italian food in town!!! Food is great, definitely authentic Italian food, also they make there own deserts.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food, lovely waitress, but other personnel were not as friendly or pleasant. We were celebrating our 10 year old granddaughter's birthday. There was no kid's menu, but the waitress assured us that they could do half portions of whatever dish she wanted. Her serving of cheese ravioli was huge! So were our dinners - eggplant parmigiana and
Pesto pasta with shrimp.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our waitress was outstanding in service and friendliness...food was very good. Serving size very large and I had a second meal at home the next night...

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I was drawn by the very positive reviews. The reservation was for my mother's 99th birthday and she requested Italian cuisine.
We were the first patrons there--being let into the restaurant when it opened and we were pretty much the only ones there which was OK since my mother is hard of hearing.
The food was a bit disappointing. The calamari was rather soggy and bland. My husband and mother reported that the eggplant parm had something hard (uncooked?) between the eggplant slices. The pasta and sauce that accompanied the eggplant was excellent. My ravioli was satisfactory but thought the creamy sauce was soupy.
The service was good.
Not sure we'll return.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Piccola's is my wife and my go-to spot for great Italian in Manchester. We love it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on September 16, 2017

In Manchester for only one evening, we found this restaurant through excellent online reviews. We were not disappointed in the least! Our table was ready as soon as we arrived, and our server Amanda was there almost immediately to take our drink orders. The menu is pretty diverse, but still contains many of the dishes you'd hope to find at an Italian eatery. Don't pass up the Caesar salad that is prepared tableside. Amanda did a fantastic job with this, and we agreed it was one of the best we ever tasted. The portion was large, and we were even able to share a sample with an adjoining table!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

First time back after several years. Liked the new layout with the exception of how tight the tables were...if someone at another table was loud, it was hard to hear. We ordered an appetizer and 3 different meals and all were delicious. Desert menu was limited with what we were looking for, but the ones we selected were good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have been to Piccola 6 times and every time it has been excellent. Nice atmosphere and everything is handmade.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was very good, the menu with many interesting choices. The Caesar salad was especially well prepared, served table side. It was a quiet, rainy night, so service was efficient. Would certainly return here for a great Italian dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good Italian Restaurant located on Main St. in Manchester. Window tables are the best. Everything is great so follow your heart. If you love Italian you will love Piccola.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Classic dishes, hot fresh bread and a warm greeting. Happened by while travel from out of town, and Certainly would love to go again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Been there close to a dozen times. Day or Night - impeccable service and incredible menu. Arranchini, calamari, anti-pasto and Shrimp Toscana were great apps.
Veal Gemmelli, Veal Fabiano, Chicken Lorena, and Scallops were great as was the standby Fettucini Alfredo with Chix & Broccoli.
The female bartender was cheery and very helpful and she handed off to one of our fave waitresses, Linda.
You cannot get a bad meal or shoddy service at Piccola. It is the Go To for classic and creative Italian meals.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

great friendly staff especially Yousef

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Just delicious. Went twice in four days. Yum.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Just fantastic

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and service! Looking forward to returning!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

It is a restaurant of choice for departure from everyday fast food places ubiquitous in Manchester. Some shortcuts can be overlooked given good intentions of the owner. It is a start.

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