Piccolo Paradiso

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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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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious. Everyone was happy.

s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service at Piccolo Paradiso is always wonderful!

KB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a special bday for my husband! Food was great, service was wonderful. Prices are not cheap but reasonable for a special occasion!
Really felt welcomed and treated well even though we are not Hollywood elite!

C
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful dessert menu! Keep it, please! So sad elsewhere.

M
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sensational branzino, osso buco, and pasta vongole; always wonderful, personable service.

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta was excellent. Service was attentive. Much easier to make a reservation than at sister restaurant Il Pastaio.

A
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Locale carino, con cucina buona, materie
Prime interessanti, servizio molto disponibili, magari troppo portato a servire acqua in bottiglia

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CF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Hidden gem. I love it here. Always the best food and you can hear your dinner dates talk

RF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although it was a busy Sunday we were greeted promptly. The wait staff was courteous, well informed and the courses were served in a timely manner. Food was delicious. All salad components were fresh and dressed properly. All the pasta was house-made. My pappardelle was able to stand up to the wild boar ragu, and yet was still somehow delicate. Perfect! I did indicate in making the reservation that it was a birthday celebration, and the lemon meringue pie came on a plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on the border. A small touch, and appreciated. Our waiter was nice enough to take two photos of our party.

NJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It wasn't noisy because we sat outside. Food was great, service good, ambiance good, etc. etc. Always made to feel welcome. The waiter however had a strange attitude. Like perhaps he doesn't like his job?
I don't know.....but he was quite unfriendly. That was the only downer in an otherwise delightful evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant! Espetacular good and staff. Real Italian restaurant.

l
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed ,

CC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, and wonderful food with delicate sauces. The atmosphere is casual with a business vibe, at least at lunch. Worth visiting amid a number of good, local Italian restaurants in Beverly Hills.

s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and service here. Have been many times, and will always go back.

K
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Piccolo Paradiso and we will be back . Everything was wonderful and the staff were eceptional . Luka was our server and he was fantastic. We ordered Calamari for a appetizer and it was by far the best we have ever had. The only thing if I were to make a complaint was the Air conditioning was not the best, but it was a very warm evening.

KW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Picolo Paradiso is a great "neighborhood restaurant". It is one of the outstanding Drago restaurants. the service is good and the food is always consistently very good.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My biggest complaint is it is just too loud

j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was happy that we could eat in the back of the restaurant in a small area with a table for 4.

BB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is outstanding! Marco our server is fantastic and been there a while. Wished they had a bit more secluded or booths seating very open and loud if it’s busy.

F
London
50 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
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.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
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
18 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

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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OT
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.

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

Everything was just OK. .

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.

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

Very enjoyable.

L
New York Area
35 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.

OT
Los Angeles
217 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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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