Piccolo Paradiso

4.6
744 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Piccolo Paradiso is a lot more than what you might come to expect from a neighborhood restaurant. Come in when you fancy freshly made pastas, meats, poultry, or seafood and are looking for an upbeat place that's ideal for business or casual lunches and dinners.
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London
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Could have had some carbs with that delicious strol steak! Pleanty of food though. Lovely joint. Liked it lots.

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Locale carino, personale estremamente squisito, gentile e professionale. Perché due stelle allora perché dicono cucina italiana ma in realtà di italiano c’è il proprietario, i camerieri e le voci nel menù ma la cucina non è assolutamente italiana ma una scarsa rivisitazione. Dai carciofi alla romana dov’è l’unica cosa che li accomuna è che sono entrambi fatti con i carciofi alla pasta all’antica con la salsa Tobasco. Da evitare

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j
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The children at the next table were horrible. Totally out of control. Their parents made no effort to control them. The food was excellent but the children ruined the meal

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a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta dishes! Our favorite Piccolo salad!

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London
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A bit disappointing. Food was ok but nothing special. Pasta was not great. Sauce was very bland. Service only fair.

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OT
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just OK. .

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i absolutely love this neighborhood gem and i wish i could eat there more often.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable.

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L
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its understated and over-performs. Staff are just incredible, as is the food. Its a definite go back to restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
215 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service...attentive but not overbearing. Excellent calamari, not heavily breaded. Linguine with clams was pretty good, al dente with wonderfully cooked garlic (slivers edible, not bitter). Fresh fig salad with fennel and Gorgonzola was inventive and a treat.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waitstaff....outstanding food!!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent plus

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d
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the quintessential NYC neighborhood Italian restaurant, if there is such a thing, you go to on a regular basis. For milestone family events, business or because you and your gal pal are craving carbs. This is my favorite outside of NYC. Period. Food. Service. Space. Valet.

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good authentic Italian restaurant. Feels and tastes like being back in Italy.

Specially good is the branzino, pasta with truffles and spaghetti vongole as well as the apple capriccio.

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J
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been going to Giacomino Drago's restaurants for many years, and they never disappoint. The food is authentic and creative, staff always are very helpful and attentive, wines are nicely paired and well-priced, and the atmosphere is fun and vibrant. Complimenti e grazie, Giacomino!!

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T
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small and intimate BH Italian. The pasta was excellent and the bechamel sauce might be the best we ever had. The duck special was just ok. Our waiter was great.

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e
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the insulata Ai Fruitti di Mare which was wonderful. My husband had the Arrabbiatte pasta which was excellent. He had an great beer and I had the Monte Pulciano D’Abruzzo wine - wonderful and a little berry-ish. We finished up with both the Canoli alla Siciliana and the Affogato Al Caffe. What a wonderful end to the meal. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and helped us with our selections. We're making this our go-to place for Italian food.

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CH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite "go to" restaurant here!! The food is good, the atmosphere is homey and inviting, and the staff are always pleasant and helpful, from the parking attendant to the servers. Start to finish it's a fine experience!!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian restaurant and the waiter is so awesome. Everything I get there is so good! I would def recommend going you will not be disappointed.

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ML
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We found this restaurant to be crowded and noisy. Guests were crammed in and had to shout to be heard. We also felt rushed. Our meal came so fast after ordering that we questioned whether it was freshly prepared. The waiter really wasn't that interested. When he asked if our meals were good he didn't even bother waiting for a reply and walked away. Rushed or arrogant, either way it didnh't create a very good impression.
Finally the food. It was OK. Nothing wrong with it but nothing special either.

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b
Los Angeles
169 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

it's a regular stop for us and is consistently terrific.

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K
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant for Italian food in Beverly Hills

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e
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice experience overall.

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HR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expertly prepared pasta and wonderful gnocchi. My mother enjoyed the pumpkin tortellini and I had the delicious gnocchi Paradiso. I had the fennel and baby artichoke salad -- good, but a bit bland. Service was excellent and professional.

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EN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious, fresh pasta and hearty, flavorful sauces. Some dishes a tad salty, but not overly. Service is reasonably attentive—could have used more water refreshes but all in all would definitely go back and recommend to others for good, quality Italian meals.

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BC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A little gem- wow - can see why it’s ranked #1 in Beverley Hills - amazing-food, surprisingly reasonably priced & a great wine list - a must visit ...but you’d better book

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DL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as always, our go-to restaurant whenever we want a great meal and great service.

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AO
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming Italian in the heart of the Beverly Hills Triangle. I ordered the lobster linguine, and it was outstanding! The sauce was perfection, and I believe there was at least half of a lobster in the dish. We had a very charming waiter, and he was most attentive and kind in explaining the various dishes. My companion had the mushroom pasta which I plan to try on my next visit. This place is a gem, and the menu was very authentic.

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was my first time at the restaurant and really liked the food, it was excellent. There is a large variety to choose from and the waiter was great in his recommendations. Their wine list is also quite good. The tables are very close together and it is quite noisy, so not the best place to have an intimate dinner or a business dinner. I really enjoyed the restaurant and will definitely go back.

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HG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding food and service. Love it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome As Always!!!

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TM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times and really enjoyed the food and drinks. Will go again.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Piccolo Paradiso and once again it did not disappoint in any way. First they had a table ready for us when we arrived for our reservation just like before -- we really appreciate it that they keep tables open so reservations can sit immediately. The service was professional, friendly, prompt. Our server knew the menu well and expressed opinions when asked. The menu is huge and has something for every taste. We started with burrata with tomatoes -- delicious creamy burrata (portion could have been bigger) paired with tree ripened tomatoes drizzled with truffle oil. Delicious. I had tortolloni and my spouse had risotto -- both were incredible. Between our two visits now we have eaten six different dishes and they were all amazing. The ambiance is nice, classy, old school. It's pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. We will definitely be back.

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P
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely atmosphere/ambiance for an intimate date. Staff terrific. Food was wonderful.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The waiter didn’t want to help us. He had a poor attitude. Worst experience I’ve had there in a long time.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant

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TM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old school Italian with homemade pastas. All of us had different proteins and were impressed with the veal, fish and beef. We also tried several desserts and the panna cotta, tiramisu and sorbets were excellent!

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GN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff at Piccolo Paradiso remind me of what it means to dine out and be taken care of. It is just a wonderful experience.

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RB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very slow service

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f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

As a regular at this restaurant we are always satisfied. Tonight was unusual because the service was acceptably slow. We tried to flag the waiter several times to inquire about our appetizers but he was unavailable. Everything else was as good as usual.

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