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Permanently Closed - Piccolo Ristorante

134 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to “Piccolo Ristorante”, which in Italian translates to “little restaurant”. We are a family owned and operated restaurant focusing on an intimate dining experience, ensuring you will feel our hands on and passionate approach to dining. From excellent personal service to delicious food and wine pairings, it will prove to be a memorable experience.

Our goal is to make you feel our love and dedication to our food and service from the moment you walk through our doors. We take pride in every detail of our restaurant and know that you will taste and see the difference.

All our menu items have been specially crafted by our Chef and Owner Andres Avayu, made with only the highest quality of fresh ingredients. His experience in Italian Kitchens and his passion for perfection contribute significantly in creating a diverse menu of traditional dishes from the various regions of Italy.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation


Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(954) 776-8066
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andres Avayu
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Cross street
Bayview Drive
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Parking details
We have a parking lot with limited free parking as well as metered parking. Plus a small parking lot in the back of the building.
Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I had a lovely evening dining at Piccolo. The meal was well prepared and tasty; the wine pairing was excellent and the service was exceptional. Chef even came out and had a chat with the last few diners. Would definitely recommend. Seems the menu changes frequently, so check if you're going for a specific item.

EAR1 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Pasta was excellent, munk fish was excellent, I will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The food is always delicious. The only people in the restaurant:
there was a wedding party and my party of five.
I like going there not only is the food consistent; but it is a place to dine and to spend the evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was good. Customer service was lacking but worst of all, the chef was a total jerk! I saw his reaction to a special request that was quite simple. I won't be coming back.

vipBill (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

We felt like we were dining in a family trattoria in Rome . Our hostess/waitress was warm and personable and made us feel at home. She perfectly described the dishes and helped with recommendations. Their menu is small but we enjoyed every course. Salad was beautiful and perfectly dressed with a light lemony vinaigrette and the three meat meatballs had a great depth of flavor. We liked the bison Bolognese and the fusilli amatrichanna as our main courses. We would order them again. And dessert was an awesome peach cobbler. This was our first visit but won't be our last. In a town with many great Italian restaurants this one is one of the best.

Jgrips (Key West)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

We were looking for a new Italian restaurant in town (we're veterans of the big 2) and figured we would try Piccolo because it's close by. We were greeted warmly by the owner and were blown away by the quality of food. The menu was very creative for an Italian restaurant. Prices may seem high for pasta dishes, but you're paying for better ingredients and the creativity I mentioned earlier. Our only critique is that they could probably use a couple of standard appetizers for diners not looking to stray too far.

Highly recommend! Give it a shot

FoodDude (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

Piccolo is a great little Italian gem tucked away among the restaurants on Commercial. It's tiny with about 5-6 tables only. We were the only ones there when we arrived at 8pm on a Saturday night and saw one other (vegan) couple come and go while we took our time dining. Now for the food: There was no seafood on the menu, and the overall choices were limited to 1 steak, 1 poultry, and 1 pasta - all unique dishes as well. The food was excellent! My husband and I both got the duck pasta special that night, and it was filling and absolutely delicious. Piccolo is family owned and that shows in the high-quality service as well.

vipJMMH (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

The server was the owners brother in law and he was very attentive and good. The kitchen did not follow the food requests and the food was very salty. I felt it was also overpriced for what you got. Will not return.

vipjfs226 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Piccolo's. A small place where a reservation would be strongly suggested. They have an good wine list but patron's can bring their own choices with a corkage fee.

Entree's are seasonable an creative, with many of the favorites on a menu rotation.
This evening Lamb chops were the meat of choice, other times it can be a veal chop or a Fillet. There is always a special of a fish as well as a game bird . Pasta is always plentiful too.
Coffee is made by the cup so it is always wonderful and fresh.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

Top notch. One of the best dinners we world travelers and former 3 year residents of Paris have had any in any US city.

vipLisa (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

what a great find!! everything about this small charming restaurant was wonderful!! Delicious food-- fresh, beautiful presentation and creative Italian dishes! Loved our dining experience-- can't wait to go back and bring friends!

vipTamara712 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

Delicious dinner with friends! Especially the Covina over risotto.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

Menu very limited, and who offers only one dessert! Service was very slow.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2017

The pasta was fabulous - smooth, melt in your mouth. Friendly service. Nice wine list but expensive - recommend adding choices in lower price range.

vipGary (Miami)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food and service
Small , creative menu
Homemade pasta
Great wine list
wife-hostess, waiter - super nice/ explains menu
Desserts made in house