Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington

4.7
845 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian

A "faithful" crowd stays true to this upscale New American-Italian in Huntington, which "deserves its reputation" for "superb cuisine" spanning "delicious pastas" to "phenomenal meat and fish"; the "top-notch" service and "intimate" setting will "make any occasion special", but make sure to reserve ahead because the cozy "close quarters" fill up fast on the weekends.

Received the "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator in 2018.
$25 corkage fee on .750ml (we have a great selection of fairly priced wines)

$4pp cake cutting fee.
All of our desserts are baked daily by our pastry chef. If you would like us to make a personal cake for your special occasion please call for details.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
We offer Takeout and FREE local delivery for orders over $50
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Phone number
(631) 424-5592
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate parties 7 days a week during the afternoon. We can also accommodate up to 30 guests Sunday through Thursday evenings.
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Catering
Dinner menu and specials are available for takeout.
FREE local delivery for orders over $50
Any menu item is available in full or half trays (see website under take out and catering tab)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Southdown
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Parking details
Customers may park in public lot in front of the restaurant, the street, side of the building or behind the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve Dinner. We will be serving our regular dinner menu plus holiday specials. Hours for this day are 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers


Monday, December 31, 2018

What 845 People Are Saying
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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times always consistent. We come here mostly for special occasions.

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LL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great...one of our favorite local places. Great food and service always. We had one little hiccup with food and they made us feel like we were the most important people in the restaurant. The staff really goes out of their way to make sure everything is as perfect as possible. Our friends were in from out of town and they were impressed with their first visit to this adorable, traditional Italian restaurant.

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LN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite. Food always great and service fantastic.

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f
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and i have gone to Piccolo many times over many years. The restaurant survives and thrives because it's that good. The low lighting in the main room and small tables along the walls for two people is conducive to romantic conversation. Some nights there is live piano music from the barroom, although not the night we were there. The pianist of many years, Don Sands, seems to be gone. Anyway, we like the ambiance. Service is top notch. The food maintains high quality, and the prices are reasonable. The wine prices are what you would expect at this level. There is a separate menu of daily specials. Portions are very generous, some to the point of excess, and I would recommend specifying what side vegetables you would like. Otherwise, there seems to be a lack of variety in the vegetables. All in all, it's always a satisfying evening.

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P
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful meal in an amazing place. We had a great table for my 60th Birthday and all I can say about my meal is I’ll be back!!! A++

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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H
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality Restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piccolo always delivers! Great food, great service with a large menu to choose from. One of my favorite restaurants!

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JN
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thia place is no joke real food and good food. Its not cheap however if youre looking for an awesome place to woo a girl this is the spot.. The people who work here make you feel right at home and the food ia amazing. Pumpkin ravioli, swordfish, figs, and butternut squash soup were absolutely off the chain amazing. One of the best meals of my life hands down ten stars.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at Piccolo this year. It’s the first time I’ve ever had Thanksgiving at a restaurant and I was at sure if I would like it. It turns out we picked the perfect place for it. The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and welcoming and they could not be more accommodating. We will definitely be back, and often.

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the food at Piccolo's. One of the best restaurants in Huntington.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful service. delicious food.
consistently enjoyable.
perfect for an early sunday dinner.
open table gift card instantly honored.

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at Piccolos! Hats off to the chef and wait staff!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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LG
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! We had a great time. Hi Dean!

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LI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal beautifully served

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite local Italian restaurants.with consistently good quality food and friendly service. We also frequent their other restaurant Mill Pond Inn, more in the summer ; different kind of restaurant with also good quality food.

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great food. Service excellent. Nice and quiet for a full house.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is excellent service is nice attentive but over worked running from table to table. Never sat at the tables near the bar before much to noise rude bar group not considerate to other guests or staff. Not comfortable recommend main dinning room. Not near the bar for sure. Brought new customers never there before don’t think they would go back because of discomfort of table and noise too bad great food and hard working service.

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KK
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an absolutely outstanding restaurant. The food and service were exceptional. I highly recommend it!

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LD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Piccolos for our anniversary. Service and food were great! They even knew it was our anniversary via Open Table and wrote a message on our desser plate. It’s a Huntington gem!

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ES
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, the service and the warm atmosphere made our dinner a "special night" to celebrate the best of dining on Long Island. The Pork Valdostana was outstanding in a mushroom sauce. My husband loved the cauliflower soup and the chicken pizzaiolo. hugs to all the staff Ellen and Mark Sherman...

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, everyone in our party loved the food, nice atmosphere.

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service a wonderful evening as always

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F
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great. I was able to get a last minute reservation for 6 people on a Saturday night. We were treated like royalty. The food was delicious. I got my favorite eggplant meatball appetizer. The swordfish was amazing. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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l
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piccolo is a an excellent choice for a special occasion or everyday dining. Our most recent dining experience was excellent as are all of our visits to Piccolo. Highly recommend!

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IK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately we had a much longer than expected wait for a 8:30 reservation weren’t seated until 9:30 for 4 peeps, who were newbies to Piccolo
Suggest make earlier rather than later reservation

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. We had reservations, but still had to wait for a table. Then we sat down, were served burnt bread & waited approx. 20 minutes for a cocktail menu.
I requested linguine instead of capellini, but was still served the capellini, which were over cooked. Our waiter never came over to ask how everything was & if we needed anything or if we wanted dessert. I’m 100% Italian & know good Italian food. I used to love this place, but they have gotten way too busy & cant keep up with providing good service. It’s unfortunate, but I will not be returning. We could hardly get out of the place with the crowd because they were so backed up...ridiculous!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Been here several times and it’s always wonderful. The food is delicious. This particular night that we were there the service wasn’t as good as usual. It was all due to one waiter. Everyone else was great as they always are. It wouldn’t stop me from going back but I hope I don’t get that waiter again.

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EL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Piccolo is always great. Service is excellent. It's better during the week or early on the weekends. Saturday nights is a little crazy!

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JM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, I wouldn't wait over an hour again to eat here though. The place was packed so I was expecting AMAZING food, it was average. Our first server (after we waited for an hour and a half) was rude, dismissive, forgot our drinks, messed up our appetizer and was not at all welcoming. Our second waiter was nicer and did make up for the first one. This was our anniversary and while it was a good evening I don't know if I'd return

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food was terrific. Table for 4 was way too small and dining room was extremely over crowded. Our table was essentially in a hallway with staff and guests bumping into us all evening.

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MI
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have visited Piccolo many times in the past. I ordered Tedesco's Free Range Half Chicken on this occasion. It is simply a matter of taste but I found it to be lemony. I'm not a fan of chicken francaise due to the lemon in the sauce and it came as a surprise because the menu indicated that it was being served "natural jus".

The fingerling potatoes and mixed vegetables were excellent and the chicken was good too - I just don't care for lemon. We were a table of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was very, very good. We sat in the back of the restaurant past the bar; it is our preferred area to sit. It is dark and perfect for a group to sit and enjoy a conversation but it was especially loud, particularly after 7 pm. Our reservation was at 6:15. It was a Saturday night so the numbers waiting for a table at that hour are to be expected.

I would never discourage anyone from visiting Piccolo and I hope this review didn't because their food is excellent. Shrimp alla Peggy is my favorite entree; Piccolo cooks pasta perfectly on every visit and this is a great dish. We will be back soon.

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DZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Piccolo is reliably excellent. Although it can be a tad noisy seated by the bar, it typically is a rare restaurant I can go to in Huntington where it is not pandemonium and I can actually have a quiet conversation. The service is impeccable but not hovering, although my wife’s initial dressing on the side wasn’t. The replacement came in what it seemed like seconds. They have a pretty expansive menu, but I usually order from their nightly special menu. Food always comes hot and expertly plated and prepared. Oh, and the tiramisu is as close to the perfection I’ve experienced in Cortona, Italy!

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DE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an elegant restaurant that looks like it's from a classy retro movie. The service that was provided was
totally attentive. The atmosphere was comfortable with beautiful design and elegant materials creating an
advantageous environment. Two menus were available. A seasonal menu incorporated quite creative offerings which were a whiff of fresh air compared to many restaurants typical items. A classic menu is
also available so there is much choice. This is also advantageous if you have any food issues which are
respectfully accommodated. I can't imagine anyone not appreciating this unique and hidden gem in
Huntington.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the comfortable feeling and the excellent wait service.
Food was very good, but the little neck clams were too small in size for my taste.
We were not rushed and the wait staff was not only efficient but were attentive without being annoying.
There were some dishes I would have liked to see on the dinner menu.

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M
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment I step through the door, I am happy. The food is always delicious and the ambiance is romantic. I have visited Piccolo many times and I am never disappointed. Thank you for another wonderful evening.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent service pretty atmosphere.. great ambiance

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a
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Big portions. The food is typical Italian and very good. Very loud crowd. So go early or late.

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