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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.
Worcester, MA 01604
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Lounge Open Late
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Piccolo's Ratings and Reviews
On this busy Saturday night, we entered through a busy bar/seating area, and were promptly shown to our table. Bread and oil arrived promptly but nothing special, basic fare. Service was slow, but when the food finally arrived, it was quite good. We had raviolis in vodka sauce and Pesce Piccolomondo. Both dishes arrived "warm", they were not hot. The ambiance was like an old fashioned neighborhood restaurant, with dark walls and a tin ceiling. It was busy and loud, not the easiest place to have a conversation. Only on street parking is available. We'll probably give this place another try, but would do so on a quieter night.
We had a good meal at Piccolo's and will not hesitate to return. My shrimp in vodka sauce was excellent, my friend's veal parm was at best average, as the breading was not browned enough.
Service was prompt, courteous and efficient.
We ate in the front room; tables are a little cramped, and the room was a bit loud between the adjacent bar and music playing too loudly in background.
The restaurant is kind of an old-style Italian eatery, and both the decor and the menu are consistent with the old time, family Italian restaurant, but it was still a pleasant experience. The prices are reasonable.
Not the place I would go to for a special occasion, but more than acceptable to escape cooking at home.
had dinner in Feb, it was restaurant week but even if it wasn't, the prices were very reasonable. Food was great (soup, salad, entree) service was extremely friendly and very attentive. would highly recommend this place- we had a Saturday night reservation, sat us on time, even though it was a very busy night(concert was in town)
First time visitor. Seated promptly for our scheduled 6:00 reservation, on Valentine's Eve. Staff is very friendly and cordial. Dining area is small, we were seated in a booth. Food was very good and served hot and appealing. Prices are a tad steep ( $ 28 for a Haddock dish ). Wine was ordered by the glass and was exceptional. Noise level was increasing as the evening grew longer. We did not partake in deserts.
Piccolo's is definitley a fine place to dine, and we will be returning again soon.
This is the third time I've been out with my group of friends to Piccolo's. My food was so, so last time but I thought I'd give them another chance. My shrimp was very tough and the calamari was rubbery. It's too bad because this is an intimate little spot that I've enjoyed in the past.
We were seated promptly. It did take a little while for the waitress to appear and we gave her our drink orders which took 15 minutes to get.
Appetizers were ordered and took about 20 minutes.
All of the food was delicious, however, the drinks came slowly and the room we were in was very very loud.
Overall I would go back again but I would warn any company with us about the noise level and the slowness.
My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to Piccolo's and will definitely return. Our waitress was very efficient and attentive. The food was prepared perfectly and the ambiance was quite nice. Overall, we had a nice dining experience and will keep Piccolo's in mind the next time we are in Worcester.
We were very please with the food and service! The only negative we'd share is that we were there for an early reservation (6:00 pm) and the restaurant area was not filled. As the night progressed and the tables filled the noise level escalated and made conversation in a normal tone difficult.
Went here on Saturday night. Seated in dining area and noticed table of 6 by the front windows. Was a loud group...but we sat and waited for drink order. Realized within minutes this table was so loud we could not hear each other - place was filling up and no sound absorbing material - low tin ceiling, hard wood panel walls and hard table surface. Carpet on floor not enough to lower the noise. Other tables were struggling with the noise from this table. Food was good - service good - just not an enjoyable environment. Here for Parents weekend at local college. Won't be back here again - too many options in Worcester to suffer here. Too bad as the food is good.
Best food on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester and that's saying a lot when you look at number and quality of restaurants there. Wait staff are as good as it gets. They are real pros and also very friendly. Little bit of a "hole in the wall" and can get a little noisy when they are crowded.
Ambiance looks like it is out of the Sopranos but some like that vibe. I thought while the menu was imaginative, would have liked to see a couple of more Southern Italian staples on it like Lasagne, chicken parm etc. We were however very pleased with our entrees.
We might go back, but Shrewsbury St is chock full of restaurants.
The food was quite good, enjoyed the plate sized ravioli for starters and the choc toffee slice for dessert. My shrimps for entree were overlooked. Entrees varied in niceness I think.
Servers could have been so much more personal, and more helpful. She did nothing but bring out the food to earn her $40 tip. Front , main dining area has quite a lot of character, and a pressed tin tiled roof.
The food was quite good, but the ambience was depressing. Tablecloths and candlelight would go a long way to making the atmosphere a little more intimate. It felt more like a VFW than a cozy italian restaurant. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend it to friends, which is a shame, because the servers were friendly and professional and the desserts were outstanding.
Fatima Salad was delicious, veal dishes cooked perfectly and fabulous! We even had desserts which were delicious! A true authentic italian restaurant, from start to finish. This was our second time dining here, we wish we lived closer as we would come more often. A gem we came upon two years ago and so glad we found it!
I took my daughters out for dinner and we were going to go to Via but couldn't get a table for the right time. Piccolo's had availability so we went. I had never been there. It took a few minutes for the waitress(es) to come to the table but after that they were very attentive. The one negative was no children's menu but they accommodated nicely. Great food and great service. I'll go back!
We had a reservation though there was not a specific table ready when we got there. Food was really good. Waitress was so harried and it seemed so understaffed. Two 18 year olds at our table ordered lemonade and were served an alcoholic beverage that looked like lemonade. I had the same and asked the waitress if drinks had alcohol in them…she knew they were alcoholic beverages. Not good. Food came slowly but we were in no rush so that night did not matter.
Our party of 5-2 adults, 2 college students and a 12 year old, were really looking forward to a dinner out, specifically Italian food. We decided to try Piccolos based on its location and a few reviews that we read. We were seated in the dining room at a corner table. In the dining room, down the center of the room, was a party of about 16 people who were beyond loud and obnoxious. This group was so loud that we could not speak to each other at our table without yelling. The room was small with tin ceilings which echoed the noise. It completely ruined our meal and we could not wait to get out of there. The food was very good but it was difficult to enjoy it with the noise level being deafening. It was not a good dining experience.
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