Piccolo Trattoria- Doylestown

4.5
320 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Piccolo Trattoria is Bucks County’s finest casual dining restaurant. From the moment you arrive in our Tuscan setting restaurant, the feeling of family & home is evident, from our homemade pasta, to our milk-fed veal & prime cuts of beef, pork, lamb & poultry. Arriving daily are deliveries of only fresh seafood from all ports of the world. Cooked to perfection & sautéed with our Chef’s inspired sauces that culminate in the flavors leaping from your plate. Piccolo Trattoria offers fine dining & bistro menu featuring gourmet Panini sandwiches, exotic salads, fresh pasta e fagioli & soups, & of course our large selection of gourmet hand-tossed pizza. Savor our famous signature Brooklyn Pie – made from fresh plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, virgin olive oil, & fresh basil then cooked to perfection, as well as our homemade dolce & our fresh brewed cappuccino. Our savory dishes from seafood to pizza makes so us “Sempre Delizio". Grazie! Fami
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Pasha
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every aspect was outstanding. Food superb. Service exceptional; even the manager assisted to ensure all our needs were fulfilled.

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Milligoat
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Decent Italian food. Big place. Lots of seating. Good specials. Wide selection.

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RobertA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife selected the Lobster Ravioli special and was told it was not available. She then selected Capellini with lump crab meat and was told that due to a shortage of crab the cost would be $5 more than the price on the menu. She did however enjoy her third choice of an entree.

I selected Veal Saporito for my entree. This entree was supposed to include jumbo lump crab meat. The entree came with only one small piece of crab meat and the veal was tough and chewy. At least the sauce had a nice flavor.

The bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer and the desserts were both excellent.

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Sandra1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipFlatironguy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and cocktails!! The service was the best we have had in awhile (particularly since CoVid). Our waitress was top notch as well as the support staff. The manager checked in every table and was also so friendly and warm.
The only ‘negative’ was the environment or ambiance was not at all as nice as we had hoped. It was more of an upscale pizzeria type environment instead of a fine dining experience or feel. No table clothes, paper napkins. Again, food was excellent and we will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday. The food was fantastic. So glad we chose Piccolo’s for the special occasion.

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BruceR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Weekly date night!

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JASS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered a glass of wine with dinner. Extremely overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Our server was Julia and she couldn’t have been more attentive and pleasant. Loved it! Large portions so had enough left for lunch the next day. A hidden gem!!

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AngeMom
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sisters Birthday lunch. Very nice local fare.

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KellyJax
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kyle was new but very accommodating. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was inviting, and we will definitely be going again soon!

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TimK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly, food came quickly, hung out to catch up for a while, no push for us to leave. Very relaxing even on a busy Friday night. And food was great as always.

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Kim6
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service for date night, family dinner or get together with friends.

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irenef
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always excellent food and service. Sit at a booth if possible. Cuts down on the noise level.
No ambiance but if you want great food and service definitely go

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Jojo
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is well prepared and the service is very nice. The wine is overpriced. I had the house Chardonnay and did not enjoy it.

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AlbertD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Love the food. The waitress didn’t want to be there. It was so obvious the way she handled her customers. My wife and I had reservations for 715. We walked in at 712 a were seated right away. And then we waited until 738 for a waitress to stop by our table. I ordered a tap beer , my wife a mikes lemonade. They arrived with no head on the beer at all and no glass for the Mike’s. Things got worse from there. Just too much to list.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, pretty crowded, servers were very busy. We’ll definitely go back!

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Foodie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal and service. Love the food there. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Not good. Pasta dish was messed up and two members of my party had terrible stomach pains afterwards. Overpriced and bad food quality. Do not recommend

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vipShariV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a hidden gem, located in a strip mall in Doylestown. All good is freshly prepared and top quality. The menu is extensive. One of new favorite places!

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TraceyR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food

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astar49
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Father’s Day dinner. Food was good but service was a bit slow. They need better silverware they have the cheap “tin” kind that bends easily.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and Father’s Day- great service and everything’s as delicious!! 8 perfect meals is not easy with our family!!

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vipMichaelC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We go to Piccolo often and this is the first time the meal was sub-par. They seemed to be busy and the quality and flavor of the meals were not as good as usual. Even the cocktail was not as flavorful as normally.

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BarbaraL
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Although we go here a lot for dinner, last night was definitely an off night. Food was good but execution was off. Some salads came, others did not. Everything came whenever, had to ask for one dinner which never showed until our waitress, Olivia, went and got them to make it for us. Not sure if it was that for a Wednesday it was an unusually busy night, kitchen help was short or wait staff, as for many restaurants is a problem. I'm sure they'll get things back together, this is a nice restaurant so I hope they do.

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SusanJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and plentiful!

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josephr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They had excellent appetizers and bread. We enjoyed the olive oil mixture used for bread dipping. The grilled octopus and fried artichokes were standouts. The white wine mussels were decently done.

The fried calamari and pizza were at supermarket level. Tasted like something they had just unfrozen, nothing fresh at all about them.

Entrées of chicken pappardelle and veal in cream sauce were heavy, but I suppose that was what one should expect. The old-time "comes with a salad/soup and a side of pasta" were overkill. Once again tasted canned. If people rating by portion, which I am sure many folks do, then great. However, the sauces and enormous portions overwhelmed any finesse the chef may have exerted on the dishes.

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PaulaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Love taking my mother here.

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InsideOutReviews
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is understandable that on a cloudless Wednesday night, as post-COVID restrictions have begun to lift, that it might be a little slower than normal. All the better for us. Food was very tasty. Chilean Sea Bass stuffed with crab on a bed of sautéed spinach was excellent. My wIfe, and our friend, reported that their two different salmon dishes were really good. Salads that preceded were crisp, bread was perfect, and the NY-style cheesecake scrumptious. Service was fast and extremely friendly. Only complaint, the decaf coffee was subpar. That’s an easy fix so hopefully they’ll step up their Java game going forward. Highly recommend.

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vipfoodismypassion
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was delicious. Our party had the two fish specials and the rib eye - food was prepared perfectly. Service is what was lacking. Server wanted to take our entire order when she stopped by initially for drink orders. One of the drinks was incorrect. One of the soups was “to go” but was delivered to the table in a bowl. And that was only the beginning. Would definitely return but would ask for a different server.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We had a very pleasant experience and will definitely be going back.

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vipMarkH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Our server was slow and kept bringing other people's orders to our table. Our drink orders took 15 minutes to come (2 glasses of wine). The food is was good and we're large portions. We had the eggplant Parmigiano and Lobster ravioli. Very Good!

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CLaGuardia
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience on Mother’s Day! The restaurant was very busy and the Piccolo Trattoria- Doylestown team hustled to get everyone served; they did a fantastic job! Our server was awesome and ensured that we had everything we needed. The food was excellent and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was obvious they were short staffed, but the server did a great job and we weren’t in a hurry. The food was so good!

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vipLou35Dawn
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

My wife and I visited twice in less than a month. Food was consistently outstanding both visits; flavorful, served hot, and a terrific variety. We are (were) considering Piccolo for our son's rehearsal dinner. The service the first time was very slow, initial bread, dip and water was quick; however, it took 15 minutes to see a server and place a drink order which took another 10 minutes to receive. Waited again for the server and once the order placed our meal was delivered in a reasonable time. Manager indicted the wait staff was short due to illness. The second visit, Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, we took our daughter who was in from New York and it was a disaster. The restaurant was very short staffed, we waited 35 minutes for our first glass of wine, and over an hour for our meal. Some of the tables were getting up and leaving due to the wait. When we asked the manager he stated that half of his staff was out due to the prom. Great food, suggestion to management: only book what your staff can adequately cover. There are many options for dining in the area and poor service will drive patrons away. We will not be back for a while.

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Mortman
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They are just very under staffed

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vipRMani
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Found this place thanks to open table while traveling through Doylestown. The service was fantastic and the food was good. It was a great place to go with my kids and they thankfully ate. We left happy.

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Dave
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, waitress was very nice, had a great time. Thanks.

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WilliamD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Terrific service. Good company (not that the restaurant had anything to do with the company). I look forward to going back.

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Piccolo Trattoria- Doylestown is rated 4.5 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

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