Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Boston / New England
  4. Central MA
  5. Worcester

Piccolo's

4.7
4.7
594 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A unique destination for Worcester's movers and shakers, Piccolo's has become the place to go for great Italian cuisine, a glass of good wine and an eclectic social mix not found elsewhere on Shrewsbury Street.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 754-1057

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Piccolo

  • Catering

    Call Restaurant to Inquire Catering Prices. *

  • Neighborhood

    Worcester

  • Cross street

    Plum Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Limited entertainment

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central MA

    Best Food

  • Central MA

    Best Value

  • Central MA

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central MA

    Notable Wine List

  • Central MA

    Romantic

Sort by

Filters

  1. LP

    LoriP

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - best Italian food in the area. Highly recommend and will visit again.
  2. LM

    LaurenM

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always spot on.
  4. MK

    MarkK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dropped in unexpectedly and had an excellent dinner. The service was exceptional and the dinners recommended by our waitress helped to make for a special evening.
  5. l

    lisste

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, the food was the best meal we have had in a very long time...We go out to dinner at different places at least once a week.. This was by far the best meal we have had in a very long time.. OUTSTANDING!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had a very large party of 15 and they kept up with us so well! We can be a rowdy group but the servers and everyone working was so helpful and had fun with us. They reserved a whole section of the restaurant just for us. The food wasn’t the best Italian I’ve ever had but it was still so delicious and everyone enjoyed the party!
  7. K

    Kemmcroth

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. I recommend the strozzapretti! Felicia, our server was excellent. Nice wine selection
  8. DD

    DanD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food is ALWAYSgreat here. Service is goodandthe staff always welcoming. Piccolo's is alwayson our shortlist of places to eat.
  9. MR

    MikeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was terrific. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was friendly and chatty, but not overbearing. She was on top of drinks and making sure everything was good. It was fairly quiet which made our companions happy since we do not see one another often enough. Everyone was very happy with the bill, especially considering how terrific the food and service was. Overall, an excellent evening and we will definitely be back to Piccolos
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time in 2 weeks because it’s so good!
  11. k

    karenj

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff reminded me how service at a restaurant should be. Thank you for a wonderful dinner and exceptional service. Greatly appreciated
  12. JA

    JimA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in Worcester!!! Wait staff is so friendly. Food was so good, you can tell it’s fresh, meals were piping hot. I’m going back soon!!!
  13. T

    Tony

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I all love Piccolo's - one of our favorite places to go both for special occasions, or whenever we feel like it ;p The food and service is always excellent and the ambiance is nice - fancy without feeling too pretentious
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We were passed over multiple times clearly waiting to be cashed out. Process to see dessert options, get a dessert from a tray that was already made, took far longer than it needed to. Food was OK, but definitely priced up for Mother's day. Overall mid experience.
  15. m

    melissap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!! Food was delicious and our waitress was perfect!! The menu is a little expensive, but it’s all great and homemade
  16. JF

    JeffreyF

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service. Just was very full and a bit loud.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was above and beyond! Food was amazing! Huge portions which is great!
  18. K

    Kailyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very large party and kept adding on people as well. Waiters and staff were SUPER accommodating and we received outstanding service all night. Drinks flowing and food was beyond our expectations for taste and portion. I would highly reccomend Piccolos for ether a date night or a large party!
  19. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Amanda, was a delight. She was always smiling and made sure to check on us frequently. The food was absolutely phenomenal,the atmosphere was charming! We brought a friend whose birthday was this day and she had never been to Piccolo’s and she absolutely love everything! The manager came out to the bar as we were leaving and we all raved about the service and the food! He then gave the Birthday girl a friend glass of wine so we stayed in the bar for after dinner cocktails. Ittruly was a wonderful experience! We will be back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Central MA.
  21. G

    Ghostdiner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal here. We were fortunate that it was a quiet Wednesday in the restaurant, so very quiet dining.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great restaurant - great food and great value.
  23. SB

    SallyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit to Piccolo's. Just like the first time, the food was delicious and plentiful, the service swift and pleasant. We'll definitely be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this place . Johnny and the staff always make you feel welcomed and food is the best Italian In Worcester
  25. BS

    BobS

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How can you not love this place. Simple food done simply perfectly, tasty and plenty of it. Energetic smiling fun servers, great vibe, loud, but that’s because people were having a blast. Cool old school place with delicious food and decent prices.
  26. AO

    AlexandraO

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I brought seven college students and we all loved the food. The service was fantastic and I would definitely return and recommend it to others.
  27. JK

    JohannaK

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent! Service was ok, we needed to ask for water refills every time. The environment is noisy and energetic; seems like a local favorite. I prefer the bar area to the main dining room.
  28. RB

    RachelB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    This was our second visit to Piccolo's and it will be our last. We were sat at a table for two right by an exterior door in between two large parties. We were cramped and one party had visitors come to their table multiple times throughout our meal and I was repeatedly bumped and crowded so much that it made me quite uncomfortable. At one point a gentleman pulled up a chair sat down and was so close to me that I could feel his breath in my ear and if I needed to get up from my seat for any reason, it would have been impossible. The staff and management did not discourage these visitors and the disruption to their other guests. All in all it ruined our anniversary dinner.
  29. WD

    WorcesterDiner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Our meals were delicious, hot from the kitchen, and made to order. The pasta dishes were the best we have had.
  30. M

    Mike

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Very loud and they packed the dining room with too many tables. Everyone was on top of everyone. Not intimate at all.
  31. MG

    MichaelG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great small Italian restaurant. Good menu to choose from - basic Italian dishes to seafood dishes. Attentive service. It’s a busy place on a Saturday night, so it’s not a quiet dinner, but it’s a lively atmosphere.
  32. LM

    LindaM

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice dinner at a classic neighborhood Italian restaurant. Our server was very friendly and helpful and the food was great.
  33. AV

    AlisonV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent all around. Chicken parm is amazing, huge portions. Everyone loved their meals. Very good service!
  34. MD

    MichaelD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    went during restaurant week for the first time. Very good food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was delicious, and the table location was perfect!
  36. EA

    EA123

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    We were visiting Worcester and had heard good things about Piccolo's. We booked a table and when we arrived (on time) the hostess said the 2 people had sat at our table (for 4). She went on to tell us she did not know how it happened at that we had to wait. We waited over 30 minutes for those people to move from our table and to their own table, which apparently was occupied when they arrived. Absolutely ridiculous! The evening however, was saved by Dawn, our server, who provided us with excellent service and suggestions. Our meals ranged from good to very good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was not what I remembered, but not bad. Although it was a Thursday night, we were only one of three couples in the whole restaurant. We had been on Valentine’s Day right before covid hit, and the line was out the door. I hope it does get better, we love it
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bel mondo salad ****Best Meatloaf anywhere******Filet Al Pepe Nero*****great Wine*****espresso Martini******Dessert! Food, Service, and Atmosphere. Best. Period
  39. LJ

    LauraJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love an old school Italian restaurant where the food is just like Nonnas, the staff like family, and the ambience warm and inviting. Can’t wait to go back!
  40. l

    luv2dine2

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piccolo's has been my favorite restaurant for a long time now and they never disappoint! The wait staff is very friendly and engaging and the food is phenomenal.

FAQs

Piccolo's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 754-1057.

Piccolo's is rated 4.7 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Piccolo's

157 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA 01604

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Plum Street

  • Neighborhood

    Worcester

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Piccolo

  • Entertainment

    Limited entertainment

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo