Piccolo Trattoria - Newtown
fried tender calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers and served with marinara sauce
Food was good. Everyone enjoyed it
Extensive menu. The bourbon bacon shrimp appetizer is great. It is a tough choice between that and the artichokes. I had a wonderful veal Frangelico. Excellent service by Brian
Food was so good! We really enjoyed it. Service was slow.
This was my first time back since they were closed in December due to Covid. On that visit which was the night before they were forced to close my wife and I got the special which was a stuffed Lobster tail. We were served the meal and the crab stuffing was very good but the Lobster tails were bad tasted like bleach. We spoke with the manager who apologized and offered to take off the price of the meals and give us whatever we wanted. We told him that we would just eat the crab stuffing and accompanying vegetables. He took off the cost of one of the meals and offered us desert etc which we said was not necessary. When we got home he called me to apologize again.
We had been to this restaurant many times in the past and were always pleased so we wanted to give it another chance. So Saturday night we went back with two friends. The restaurant was packed I would say 100%. Our reservation was for 7:00pm and we placed our dinner order about 15-20 minutes after being seated. We got our bread and salad in 5-10 minutes but our meals were another story. We waited about 90 minutes for our meals to arrive even though people who were seated after us were being served their meals. I asked our waitress what the reason for the delay as the table next to us was being served even though they were seated about a half hour after we arrived. She said that was because they had gotten a pasta dish and being that we had ordered fish it takes longer?
I asked to speak with the manager and was taken back to the kitchen were he was working the line and I told him about my last visit there and he said the reason for the delay was they were short staffed and to please have patience. We waited another 15-20 minutes and our meals finally arrived and low and behold our fish was cold.
I used to always like this restaurant but will not be returning and will make my family and friends aware of the issues at this establishment.
Poor slow service
Waitstaff ignored our table
Always a good meal
Try the veal Marsala
Always a good meal here. With good service and courteous staff.
Met friends here after a local winery visit. Felt welcome from the moment we arrived. Seated immediately and bread and water on the table. Food was the issue. The manicotti was enjoyed immensely, but the gnocchi and spaghetti with clam sauce fell flat, giant tough gnocchi overwhelmed with underdone eggplant. The clam sauce on the spaghetti was bland and dry. We enjoyed the evening but with the food had been more consistent.
Food and Service was outstanding..
Last minute dining choice but you can’t beat this neighborhood strip mall restaurant that is actually nicer than a strip mall restaurant. And it’s BYOB! We were very please with out entrees the service was excellent and oh yes, it’s BYOB.
We will be back.
In business here for 20 years so doing something right. Try the Bolognese or the pizzas. BYOB which is a plus.
Food was outstanding....cannoli's were the best we've ever had.
We had a party of five. Had reservations. Got seated as soon as we got there. Service was great. Food was fantastic! Will definitely be back. And will recommend to family and friends.
Always have great food and service. THe owner came out to say hello which is always nice as well. Its a local gem and we hope they continue in this virus age and do well.
It was kind of "meh". Food was ok. I hadn't been there in years and was disappointed in the food.
There was no social distancing and the owner was running around without a mask or w his mask pulled down. The food took two hours to come out. It wasn’t a good experience.
The kitchen was a bit understaffed which caused a delay took 2 hours to get main course .... but service was attentive and when food arrived it was delicious.
Our reservation was for 7pm. We were seated at 7:20. Orders placed at 7:40. At 9pm still no entrees. The server never checked on us. We walked out at 9pm. We will never go back there.
Very crowded with little to no social distancing. Service was horrible waited two hours for entrees.
Amazing food as always! One of the best in Bucks!
We had reservations for 630 but never got seated till 7:30. We actually had a table but owner decided to give it to someone else. Will not be returning any time soon
Felt very comfortable, all proper protocols in place. As always, food was beyond great. It was Valentine's Day, so, they were busy, but we never felt forgotten. As usual, the owner was there, always checking to see if we were good, and even serving food. That's one of the reasons we love this place.
We even had my daughter's engagement dinner here, a few years back.
Food was great, hot and plentiful. We all took leftovers home and ate them today.
Service in the beginning was wonderful and our server was very pleasant. Dinner took awhile to get, but that was expected. However, after our dinner was served, waited a long, long time, and finally asked hostess to please ask our server to stop at our table. Then awhile later, when he arrived, we asked him to bring us two cappuccinos and one dessert. Then we were able to get the check. We had a reservation at 7 pm and we left the restaurant around 9:45pm, and by that time there were only a few tables remaining.
Too long of a waiting period from start to finish. I am recommending the restaurant for the food, but be mindful of the service.
Very overrated. Food was not very good. Took 40 mins to get our appetizer after it was ordered. The waiter was not very friendly. The ambiance was sad. We looked around at the various tables and people had blank stares on their faces as they waited for food. The decor was nice. Very confused though why there were space heaters throughout when they should have heat. There are much, much better places to go to.
The food is excellent and the price is very good. Our waiter did a great job. Not intrusive but aware. Lovely neighborhood gem.
Absolutely OUTSTANDING! Food &Service were perfect. The menu seems to have changed — compared to a few years ago we used to visit more frequently. New Chef maybe?
Regardless, an outstanding meal at reasonable prices. Definitely will come back more often.
One of our fave places - never disappoints!
Always great service and food.
Always great food and professional waitstaff. We had not been there since the pandemic started, but were very happy we came back.
Very disappointed. Would not recommend. Food was tasteless and not cooked as described. Apprecaited management trying to make it right
Every thing was great definitely coming back. For was delicious
Unfortunately we waited over an hour for cold pasta & this undercooked eggplant dish. No server or staff checked in at all. This will be our last visit.
Had a great meal last night dining at the trattoria! Cant wait to come back!
Quiet night with great comfort food.
Food was delicious and plentiful. The restaurant was full so it was quite noisy and servicer was a little slow and forgetful but still a worthy meal and location.
We usually like Piccolo Trattoria but this past Saturday night was disappointing. We had asked for a quiet table but once we arrived it was clear that would not be possible. It was incredibly loud. The food was quite good, as it usually is. The service, however , was not good. It took a very long time to have our wine (that we brought) opened and to receive wine glasses. The server did the best he could but it took over an hour for our main dishes to come out. We were a party of 6 but a party of two that came quite some time after us were served well before us. We weren't forgotten about because the server stopped by from time to time to see how we were. By the time it was dessert time, it was too late for us to think about it... We will try it again sometime in the near future.
Food was good, but it was so noisy!You had to talk very loud! The tables are very close together, so you’re actually sitting with strangers.
Delicious food (especially the octopus), wonderful waiter. A bit noisy, but hard to expect otherwise: it was Saturday night and the place was crowded. Would certainly return.
First time dining here and couldn't be happier. The food was great quality and a fantastic value. Make sure you leave room for the peanut butter bomb cake. Or at least get one to go. Brian was a phenomenal waiter and provided great recommendations. Will be going back.
Piccolo Trattoria - Newtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 860-4247.
Piccolo Trattoria - Newtown is rated 3.9 stars by 705 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.