Piccolo Trattoria - Newtown
fried tender calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers and served with marinara sauce
The menu has many options including gluten free pasta. The portions are large. The interior has some old world Italian charm with many ceramic dishes on the wall. Our selections were delicious. It was a bit noisy as the restaurant filled up. We will return.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Piccolo Trattoria. What a pleasant surprise and I wish we had tried sooner! Who knew what a hidden gem was located in the supermarket plaza.
Once inside, the beautiful Italian decor made you feel like you were dining in Tuscany. The food was delicious and the service very pleasant. We will certainly return!
The food is always delicious with almost too many choices. The service is very good even though it felt a little rushed during this visit.
Delicious food, great service, reasonable prices. Always a great meal!
Arrived 7 pm on time had to wait for out table although plenty were open. Service was horrible. Waited over one hour for meal. Could not get wine opened. Asked several times. Last time for me
Good food - large portions
The food was great and the service was exceptional!!
Waited forever to get our drinks and food, we were there for hours
Hidden gem. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was attentive and accommodating. Top notch service.
I normally love Piccolo! One of my favorite restaurants but went there on Mother’s Day and they were totally swamped. The takeout line was out the door. It took a little over an hour and a half for our food. The waiter was nice and kept apologizing. One family walked out. They should have staffed better. Still a great meal!
Way too many people crammed into a small place, tables were very close together. People were bumping into my chair the whole time I was there. Service was REALLY slow. Took almost an hour for us to get our entrees. Staff was nice enough, didn’t really explain or anything about how slow the service was. Seemed polite though, the little interaction I did have with them. We were really close to just walking out. Food was fine, mine wasn’t hot by the time they brought it to me. Saw people at pizza place handling food with bare hands which was unsettling. I won’t be returning.
The food was very much overpriced. This isn't some high-end restaurant with a 5-star rating, but yet you're charging $42 for fish or $49 for lamb chops. You may be thought I went to Emeril Lagasse's place in Las Vegas. But the inside doesn't match the price and the food was lukewarm and the soup was warm and we were all afraid to send it back because it took so long to even get are appetizer and salad and soup. Also nobody likes to send food back to an overly busy kitchen because you'll never see your food. The waitress never came back to check on us or to ask us if we needed something after our dinner were provided anyway so we couldn't sit there and say hey can you heat our food for its make it hot. Really I want to give you a rating of 1 but I was gracious enough to give you two overall. Also the restaurant was not that busy at all it was more of the takeout that was busy and that should not affect the restaurant part ever. It's a delicate balance but you're paying more money sitting in that restaurant.
Sat for 50 mins without service and left. Very noisy. If you can’t handle that many reservations, don’t offer them. The staff did look like they were trying.
I knew we were in trouble when we arrived for a reservation and saw a large crowd of people waiting inside the restaurant by the hostess stand. The restaurant looked to be at full capacity with the tables only about 1 to 2 feet away from one another. We joined our friends who were already at the table and proceeded to wait and wait and wait. In the meantime we did get our water glasses filled and had a bus person bring us wine glasses. No waiter or waitress approached our table to take our order or to even welcome us. Our friend went to the hostess stand and that was the only way we were able to get a waiter at our table after waiting for over an hour. We placed our orders and again, we waited. Our meal did not come for over another hour. Our friend asked to see the manager twice. When the manager arrived, the poor woman looked exhausted. It seems she and the gentleman who took our order were the only ones working the restaurant tables I felt bad for them but the restaurant should not have taken as many reservations as it did with so little staff. The manager sent over dessert which was a nice gesture. However I have to say that I was disappointed in my meal as my salmon was quite overcooked with a very sweet sauce daddy came swimming in. In the past I’ve had delicious meals at this place but our dinner which took almost 3 hours was a disappointment. The highlight was seeing your friends again fat the restaurant could have and should have done better with staffing and limiting the amount of guests
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 719 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.