Piccolo Bistro

4
301 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Piccolo Bistro is Ridgewood's newest Italian Eatery. Fine food and a great ambience with plenty of outdoor seating. Please visit us today. We are open for Lunch & Dinner everyday. BYOB
Piccolo Bistro offers homemade pastas and only fresh ingredients. In addition to the regular menu, we have daily changing seasonal specials and gluten free options.
We will gladly open your favorite bottle without a corkage fee.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 301 people are saying
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vipJaneP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We sat in an outdoor vestibule going into an office building. Very mediocre. Not what we were expecting.

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Melissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Will never return. We sat outside and there were tons of flies. When we advised we were going to split just a salad our waiter rolled his eyes at us and walked away. Advised we needed to order our entire meal at that moment as they had a big party coming in. Which btw was a table of 8. I tipped well because I felt bad that we were only sharing a salad & going to go somewhere else but I completely regret it now. They are extremely rude & spoke to us like we were children. We are 34 years old & should be spoken to in a difference manner.. The salad we received wasn't even tasty and wasn't described correctly on the menu. Would never approve this restaurant. My family is in the industry and i would never recommend this place and I always support local business.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food had no tadte

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Keith
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I never give a bad review for any reason but this was the worst experience ever. I waited over 90 minutes after ordering and never even got my appetizers. No main course either. I asked many times what was going on. Server said, kitchen needs more help and he told the owners. Then he said the food is coming. 30 minutes more and still no food. When I finally complained to the owners they said my ticket was lost and they could make me fried calamari and then send the main course. I explained that I wanted all my appetizers and they said that would take a long time. They begged me not to leave. I did not wish to wait any longer as how good could the food be if they had to rush it out. I am not sure how long the food would even had taken to arrive at that point.

Imagine being seated, waiting around 20 minutes for them to take your order then waiting another 90 minutes without any food. Even if the food was wonderful is the wait worth it. I doubt the food would have been anything other than average.

They are on a busy restaurant street in Ridgewood so they will always get enough business. But, I encourage everyone to go with caution. Maybe, I was too patient and it was a bad night for them. Either way, I will never go there again. There are many other restaurants with very good food and much better service in the area !!!

If could rate this 0 stars I would have !!!

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vipWaiterdon
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Over priced period…..$39 for pasta salmon special….come on!!!!

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Satisfied
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The eggplant rollatini special was fantastic. The octopus dish was small with only three pieces of octopus. I don’t know if I would dine there again because the food was expensive for what was served. Some dishes were plentiful and others were scarce depending on what you ordered.

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vipKatieM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great as usual.

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vipBruno
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was absolutely tasteless. I would not recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to italian restaurant! We love to sit outside with the string lights. The food is ALWAYS amazing, we’ve never had a bad meal. The servers are excellent and so friendly.

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

Great place!

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vipmdm0910
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got lucky because Ridgewood had their streets closed and dining in the streets with live music. We had such a wonderful night. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive and the food was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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vipdougp
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of our favorite go-to places... wonderful outside patio and cute inside, sweet owners, very good food. We hadn't been there in almost a year with Covid and came back last night and it was like home again. Wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Passable. Food was ok. Expensive for quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Have to say, not thrilled with this place. Restaurant looked run down and messy. Decor was outdated and hodgepodge. That’s all forgivable if not for the below average food. Eggplant tower special was inedible. Eggplant was cut incredibly thick and undercooked. Snapper special was fishy. Veal chop has no flavor. Ridgewood is a competitive restaurant market and this place needs to up its game. The bill was not cheap PLUS they UPCHARGE for using a credit card. Not cool. Server was excellent though. Hate giving poor reviews but the restaurant needs to know.

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AaronS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and quaint. Great dining experience with exceptional food and service! BYOB, but highly recommend

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vipRosemaryV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was disappointing

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Ariana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Prices for pasta dishes are a bit pricy…30 for paradelle and lobster ravioli 35

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ProudNJTeacher
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We, as always, enjoyed a fabulous night out with our children visiting from another state. The meal was delicious. We feel like the owners are so friendly and will be sure to return soon.

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Dwaine
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always a great meal no matter what you get. The servers were very attentive and accommodating! No rushing us at all ! That’s our go to place!

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AlexD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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legaln
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

When I walked in for lunch, they almost seemed surprised to be getting customers. And the sole waiter was quickly overwhelmed, as several other tables arrived. The website does not give you notice that this is a BYOB restaurant. It didn't matter. But that's something I would not want to be surprised about, sitting down for dinner. This was a case in which I'll remember the experience more than the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

I intentionally left a tip in cash and did not tip on my credit card only to discover lather that a tip was also added to my credit card. Not good

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vipDinerout
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

What an abysmal dining experience and at that price point, shameful! We knew something was not right when our entrees came out in less than ten minutes after placing our order. Clearly, they were pre prepared and then warmed. My husband had the special snapper dish and it was dry and not at all appealing. I had the veal saltimbocca, which was clearly reheated, dry and not appetizing at all. We also overheard another patron, who was having the salmon, let the waiter know that it was dry. With the number of restaurants available in the area, it is shameful. And, our two entrees came to $91, plus, without any notice, the check came back with a 2.7% credit card surcharge. We are big supporters of local, consistently have tipped highly during lockdown but will not be dining at this establishment again. And I will let colleagues and friends know the same. And, my husband is not feeling well today on top of it all.

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Foodieatheart
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor BYOB dining experience.

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vipJoycie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for the first time in a year!!

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and delicious dinner. Everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond the great food and lively atmosphere, the service was top notch. When I asked for a change to a menu item, the kitchen provided exactly what I wanted. We love it here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve em here many times and the food NEVER disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted and seated promptly. Great wait staff. Attention to detail Great service. Food was superb great timing between courses.

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feliciag
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor patio. Friendly,professional service. Good food presented nicely. All and all a pleasant experience. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but not telling you there is a fee if you are using a credit card is just wrong. I spent almost $400 for six people on Mother's Day and to get that extra hit on the bill to me is just wrong. All they are doing is hurting the servers. Just increase the cost bit to compensate for the credit card fee!! This might be the reason we don't go back and me & my wife go out to eat a lot. So was it worth losing as a client and a referral customer. Just sayin!!!!

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MorristownNeighbor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall very good
Waiter and owner (?) attentive.
Food a bit slow to come out, however was served hot, and was excellent.

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vipnjdiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Wish I could write a positive review but it took 2 hours for dinner to arrive, 3 out of 5 in our party thought the food was sub-par.

There's a reason we were able to book this place on short notice on a Saturday night. Plan ahead and there are plenty of better options.

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Goldenlocks70
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a. Great meal and service here. One of our favorites for sure. Huge entree plates and always delicious !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overall mediocre, would not go back. The staff was nice, but the food was very bland and overpriced for the quality. The burrata salad had barely any burrata, and the tomatoes didn’t taste fresh. I ordered the linguini with clams which was very flavorless. Afterwards, it gave me an upset stomach.

There were a group of girls at the table next to us that were laughing and screaming the entire time, so I could barely hear the other people in my party.

There was a staff member sitting down near the front of the restaurant who his mask under his nose the entire time. This made me very uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Chick parm needed more flavor
Snapper well over cooked
Asparagus special Asparagus undercooked and proccuito overcooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We have eaten here before and been pleased. However last night was a disaster. It took us over two hours to receive our entrée. In fact it took more than 30 minutes to receive bread and even then it was frozen on the inside.And although I understand there were several large parties considering everyone had to make a reservation that should not have come as a surprise. When I inquired about how long it was taking to receive our entrees the waiter offered no apologies and merely made the excuse that they were many diners in the restaurant. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great. Had the chicken Francese which was flavorless though the potatoes were good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Everyone was so nice. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t honor the reservation. They ended up seating people who didn’t have a reservation earlier, which then backed everything up. I was willing to wait a reasonable amount of time, but the manager was rude about the whole experience. Will never go back.

FAQs

Piccolo Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Piccolo Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 882-1111.

Piccolo Bistro is rated 4 stars by 301 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.