In August of 2015he moved to a free-standing building with exponentially nicer decor – it’s now the poshest Italian restaurant in south Orange County. The centerpiece is a beautiful wine vault that surrounds the front entrance. And there’s plenty to show off. Faso has assembled a concise but impressive collection of Italian wines.
Make sure to ask about the veal porterhouse. Chances are nobody’s going to tell you about it unless you bring it up. It’s not on the menu. It’s a secret special that’s always in short supply but usually available for a few orders each night. It is absolutely superb: cut gloriously thick, heavily charred around the edges and rosy pink throughout.
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Enjoy a special Easter & Mother’s Day Brunch with a 3-course Prix-Fix Menu $48 per person plus tax and gratuity. 10:30am - 2pm. Regular menu available. Be sure to reserve!
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Excellent food and service as always! Great ambiance, too!!
Excellent service and great Italian classic dishes. Highly recommended.
Yvette’s service was excellent. We enjoyed meeting Marco and we felt very well attended to. The food was delicious as always.
Excellent all around every time we go!
First time dining here but it was a treat! Great service and food was amazing. Tried Italian dessert and was wonderfully surprised. Took home cannoli and wasn’t disappointed. Will definitely return!
The service was fabulous. If I lived closer I would definitely go back
Amazing authentic Italian food. The service was impeccable. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our large family which included 4 small children! Our food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Excellent service 5 star food
They made us feel very special delightful surrounding and constant attention to drink orders cleaning table cloth
Water served as soon as glass empty
Warm friendly welcome and excellent bar setvice
Always the freshest, most delicious food imaginable!
We live the area and had never been here before. We were so pleasantly surprised. It was fantastic. We did have to wait a few minutes for our table. And the tables are a bit tight for 2 tops. Also the noise level a little high. But besides those minor items, it was great. The service was wonderful and the food just delicious! We will be back soon.
Excellent food great service! A bit pricey
Always a great evening out. Consistent food quality and great service. Noise was a bit loud on Sat night.
We went for OC restaurant week. It was a 3 course dinner for $40.00. We started with salad which was very fresh. For the main course we had the Chilean sea bass. It was cooked perfectly. Dessert was a delicious tiramisu. Service by Yvette was excellent. Very good neighborhood restaurant.
Very friendly warm environment. Appetizers were great, particularly the burrata and tomatoes, sausage, and stuffed mushroom! Bread just ok. Ask them to toast it. Entree was fine but the cioppino needed more shell fish. Would go back again to try other entrees.
Our dinner at Piccolino Ristorante was amazing! It is not very often I get to have a hand crafted meal like that, and for such a reasonable price on everything! I have we have made Piccolino our favorite place to go for the finest hand made from scratch authentic Italian food this side of New York City! I Love it!!!
We always have a great experience! The food and service is wonderful. Ivette is the best server we have had in the area. She is a member of our extended family! We share all of our big events with the team at picccolino’s.
We alwaaaays love it and we had another FABULOUS MEAL!!!🤗
It was our first time to Piccolino. The restaurant is beautiful. Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and our server brought us a beautiful and mouthwatering chocolate and hazelnut gelato dessert. This restaurant definitely feels more upscale than most restaurants in Mission Viejo. We will definitely go back!
Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus on a bed of Arugula was excellent! My Lasagna was the best I ever tasted. My husband said his sausage was "outstanding". The meal was so good that we're going back next week for restaurant week!
Great place, comfortable, very good service and food.
We’ve been for dinner three times now. The food always consistent, fresh and delicious. The daily specials are outstanding and the wine list has a huge variety. Can’t wait to go back again!
My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves, the service was excellent as well as the food, we felt like we got special attention. Thank You.
We were a group of 10. Our server was delightful, polite and friendly. Even as a large group, the service was wonderful. The owner visited out table numerous times, and we had nothing but compliments for the food and service. Drinks and water never sat empty. The food was delicious and definitely good-sized portions. The menu has so many delectable dishes. The only difficulty will be what to select.
Needed a nice spot for a 96th birthday dinner. This was perfect! Sat in a booth, was not too noisy (private group event in next room was louder than regular diners), food and service were great! Thanks for a pleasant evening.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County. I can't say enough about the quality of food and service. Top notch all the way. They go the extra mile to make sure your meal and experience is the best. The chef and his team are to be complimented to the fullest. I have recommended this restaurant to many of my friends and they all love it. Keep up the good work!
This was my second visit. The first was amazing...5 stars. This visit was not good...more of a 2 star. Reason was 45 minute wait for pasta and it was super skimpy. I got 4 small raviolis for $19. They were tasty but seriously...I had to eat something more after I got home. Our waitress barely checked on us and didn't follow up on things we asked for...we had to flag someone else to help us. Manager never came to our table to check on us so I couldn't tell him all of this. Maybe it was an off night?
We always have a great dining experience at Piccolinos. One concern however is the limited lighting with which to read the menu. We have to use the lights on our phones
Visited for the first time and loved this hidden gem!
Always an enjoyable evening out. Service was good.
Piccolino is our favorite place to eat and my husband and I have been patrons of Sal's restaurants for many years. I have some food allergies and I like going to this restaurant because I know I will never be served a meal that might cause me some problems. I usually order the salmon, served with al dente vegetables. It's so simple and so good. I've never ordered a dish that I didn't like.
Great service and great special meal for Valentines Day
Always a wonderful experience. The lamb was devine. The pork chops were excellent. The cheesecake melted in your mouth. I'm getting hungry all over.
Best restaurant in this area. Wonderful food and service. Loved it.
Fabulous Valentine's Day Meal at this local gem. Outstanding service, wonderful food, great wine. Loved it!
We had a wonderful Valentine's day dinner and enjoyed it very much!
Went here for the first time to enjoy a Valentine Day lunch with my wife. We were very impressed with the friendliness of all the staff, and our waiter Javier. The food was outstanding, and the overall presentation excellent. This was a real "find" for us, and we will be returning.
We have been to Piccolino's several times now and not once had we had a bad meal or bad service. Their food is outstanding and service is top notch. It is our favorite Italian Restaurant!
Fabulous, personal service, as usual. Wine list has great Italian choices. Specials are always a good choice as they are interesting and fresh and tasty, ie, Lamb Osso Bucco. Just wish they had Gluten free bread, gf beer & another gf pasta option.
Quite good, and authentic Italian fare. Yvette is an amazing server. Had a great time with an old friend. Need more Italian wines at moderate prices.
Eaten there several times in the past and it was excellent
Took some neighbors telling them how great it was
What a disappointment and was embarrassed I took them there
Service was horrendous
It took 45 minutes for them to serve our cocktails and an hour and a half to get our meal
Their response was they were having a “Off Night”