Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington

4.5
319 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Piccolo Trattoria is Mercer County’s finest BYOB and casual dining restaurant in the area. From the moment you arrive in our Tuscan setting restaurant, the feeling of family and home is evident. From our homemade pasta, to our milk-fed veal, and prime cuts of beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Arriving daily are deliveries of only fresh seafood from all ports of the world. Cooked to perfection and sautéed with our Chef’s inspired sauces that culminate in the flavors leaping from your plate. Piccolo Trattoria offers fine dining and bistro menu featuring gourmet panini sandwiches, exotic salads, fresh pasta e fagioli and 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, and 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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MarshaW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose Picolo Trattoria to hold a celebration dinner for my daughter. There were 13 people in our party. Our seating was very private and the service was excellent. Each guest ordered from the menu. Every entree was superb and each was more beautiful than the next. Notable choices were Chilean Seabass, Lobster Risotto, Lobster Ravioli and Shrimp Portifino.

We dine at Piccolo’s regularly and are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal here. The food was delicious!

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hungryman
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food at Piccolo is good however, don't believe the online prices. At least some of the entre prices are $5 higher in the restaurant than the prices that are posted online.

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vipJorge
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love piccolo first time seating inside due to the weather but probably the last. Not sound proof and with everyone talking around you the noise is so bad that you end screaming versus talking. Good quality very good as usual but your server makes a good or bad impression on your whole meal experience. Tonight Sherif was not on our side to make our evening a good one. Lack of attention to our table, details like ah sorry my family is done with salads but I haven’t got my soup ?? I would stay probably only stop a total of 3 time from taking appetizers then entree then dessert orders oh of course to bring the check. Would have given 15 % but did 18% since we were 5 adults a 6 years old. Usually do 20 to 30% for good service
Will remember for next time make sure I have a different server

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ScottW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food; a real discovery. We are recommending it to everyone we know.

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DrewD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great outdoor patio setting.

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vipsusie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner outside on the patio.

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DevinH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Chicken franchaise and plain pizza. Sat outside at night which was so nice and seemed ‘cozy’. our server (Chris) and the rest of the staff was super nice. Great experience.

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vipgail
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was "over the top." We got two fish selections. Wow!

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Lissa
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a surprise! What appeared to be a pizza joint in a strip mall had a more upscale restaurant attached to it. BYO. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. Some very unique options on the menu. We had a pasta dish with tangerines, figs and scallops that was incredible. Everthing was great. I would definitely recommend.

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vipprincetongirl
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst and most bizarre experience ever. We were long-time loyal customers, but never again. We had a 6:30pm reservation for 4. We showed up at 6:30pm. We were told, quite rudely, that they would not seat us- they were too busy. We understood that they were busy and might not have been able to seat us right away, but they weren't offering that - they were just turning us away, even with a reservation. There was a table for 4 available. We asked about that table. They said that they are saving it for a 6:45pm reservation. The manager Dell could not have been more rude. When we persisted on asking how it was they wouldn't seat us especially with a table open and us having a reservation, he screamed my wife and threatened to call the cops if we didn't leave the restaurant. We left to never return again.

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Buttercup
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food and service were excellent.

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Kookie
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall excellent. However, asked for separate checks and Server just split the check. Perhaps, Server misunderstood what we meant by separate checks. Other than this the restaurant is excellent.

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Butterfly
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was lovely, the service was gracious, and the food was scrumptious. We had excellent salads. I went back to celebrate my birthday a couple of weeks later and made sure to have pasta so that I would have a different experience. All was xcellent that day as well.

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Andy60
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Committed waiter staff; very good menu and food; tables situated with adequate space between them. Fairly comfortable seating. Outdoor dining on a concrete foundation with a view of the parking lot and power lines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was excellent. Service started out just ok but ended up atrocious. Never saw the waitress after taking our order and it’s all we could do to flag her down for the check m. After being notified that lobster was not available as part of the lobster risotto, still got charged the same price for risotto w/o lobster. Won’t be back.

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Geeruby
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great! We have a wonderful meal and a great time over all.
Service was the best.

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ElenaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly place, we had fast service at lunch and the food was good

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vipJorge
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have gotten delivery from here since April 2020. Today we met our daughter and boyfriend fir dinner. Nice table outdoor with Sarah as our server. My spouse had the zucchini flower appetizer and I had the burratta mozzarella
His zucchini was very good my burrata salad was a disappointment. Had the seafood bisque good flavor but sent it back to get reheated I guess microwave since it was cold. My carbonara pasta was very good and my spouse lasagna as well. Overall not a bad experience or meal just disappointed with seafood bisque and the burrata salad.
Will return to get parpandelle bolognese.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food wasn’t up to part

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BodieDad
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid Italian dishes, great pizza, fabulous staff, comfortable outdoor patio weather permitting. I have been eating here for years and highly recommend this restaurant for dine in and take out. I have also used them for catered events many times.

Recently had the meatball parm sandwich for the first time (can't believe this menu item escaped me for years), it was excellent, will put it in my rotation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piccolo continues to amaze us with their spectacular food. We love the outdoor setting also. We went with a group of 4 and literally everything we ate was delicious.

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VirginiaF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

No one in our party of six described their meal as “delicious.” OK was as high as anyone went. One $40 steak was actually inedible due to extreme oversalting. Bread was good, everyone liked the calamari. My salmon was way over cooked, but the veggies served with it were great. Maybe because it was on a Tuesday the regular chef was off?
Prices are mysteriously high, as this level of food can be found locally at half a dozen places for much less. The service was very good.

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vipChick
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After we finished our lunch, we just sat and chatted for another hour. it was so nice and no one bothered us for the table. They were not very busy.

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vipfrdsgrl
Key West
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and service is excellent.

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vipgail
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received immediate and courteous attention. Food was really good and affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went because heard they had great food. Food was outstanding

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent very enjoyable sitting outside I just wish the fountain was turned on. We had a very nice dinner and conversation and will be going back soon.

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Laurie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was really good! We ate outside. The appetizer on the special menu of the day was made from the zucchini flower. It was fabulous! We will definitely go back on our next trip to the area.

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vipBeeBeesview
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing fancy, just consistently good food, good size portions, and reasonable prices. Great go-to place!

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vipLindaK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The atmosphere sitting outdoors is fantastic however the service and food has really deteriorated over the past few years and I don’t know if it’s pandemic related or not but we will not give Piccalo another try.

Enrique the waiter offered to open up our wine after rubbing his hand to his nose (disgusting to watch) we declined and our dining experience only went downhill from there.

We ordered fried calamari as an appetizer, Chilean sea bass which comes with a salad, and chicken Milanese. The fried calamari used to be lightly breaded and fried with thin lightly fried sliced cherry peppers now they serve deep fried breaded squid w/thick raw cherry peppers on top - very disappointing.

After 75 minutes from our appetizer we finally asked a hostess about our food because the waiter disappeared, we never got the side salad that was supposed to go with the fish and the young lady said she would go check on our order. About 10 minutes later we got the most disgusting plate of wilted hot lettuce, overly fried chicken covered in Kraft Parmesan cheese and the wrong fish dish. We told Enrique we are happy to pay for the squid and wanted to leave.

A chef who appeared overly tired asked what’s wrong with the salmon-we ordered sea bass. The chicken Milanese was not edible and we simply wanted our bill for what we ate so we could exit.

The restaurant has gone downhill fast and we surely won’t be going back even though it’s extremely convenient.

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vipluv2dance
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Pizza was outstanding. Celebrated a birthday.

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Catherine
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Please put less cheese on your specialty pizzas. You can’t even chew the cheese. You should buy better mozzarella and do not add raw basil on top. Your kids menus do not reflect the actual price on items. How could a children’s individual pizza be the same as an adults

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PaulS
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellant.
Will definitely return

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Andy60
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Charlotte was an outstanding server! Try the Brooklyn pizza !

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love eating on their outside patio. Food is great. Service a little slow and it seems the wait staff has no clue which tables they should be serving. I know at this time help is hard to find, but hopefully within a few months it will get better. We always go back.

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a perfect dining experience. Waitstaff is very friendly and helpful. Food is fresh, absolutely delicious, and prepared to perfection. Dietary restrictions are pleasantly accommodated. One of my favorite places to dine. A little pricey, but worth every penny!

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vipPatrickM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We go there frequently to eat!

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LindaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorites!! Always have a great meal!!!!

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vipSharonlc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant with friendly service, excellent food and the best gnocchi in the world. A hidden gem!

FAQs

Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 737-9050.

Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington is rated 4.5 stars by 319 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.