La Cucina Piccola

4.8
112 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
La Cucina Piccola is an Italian restaurant in Roseland, NJ. We offer classic cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients daily. Join us for dinner and you'll feel welcomed and well taken care of.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time there and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

BV
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite BYOB restaurant in Essex County! Food & service are exceptional

q
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle & Alan, the gracious owners do a great job. Food is always top notch & the wait staff well trained. Every time we bring new friends to the restaurant, they comment on the cleanliness.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The preparation and freshness of the food was excellent. We will return!

a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good food. nice small restaurant. Friendly service

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good. Cozy and warm.

KM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I went there for the first time at the recommendation of other . Although with a limited menu , the food and service were both very good . The dishes are reasonably priced and we will go back to try it again .

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I got to the restaurant the food was very good as well as the service. Nice environment and very good music. The first plate was a fresh burrata salad with prosciutto and peppers. The second plate was calamari and it came very quick with a fresh marinara sauce. The third plate was a porkchop with figs and Porto wine. All the food came very quick as I didn’t need to wait long for any plate. For dessert I got pistacho ice cream. It was a great experience for me. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

JB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am reluctant to write a great review knowing how the general public reacts when they read how wonderful the food and dining experience is at this little jewel of a restaurant. The food has always been perfect, the service (family) is also something other restaurants try to achieve, but most don't. The variety and presentation of the varying dishes is always perfect and creates a dinner we always look forward to. Getting reservations is not always easy (understandable) but achievable. We also appreciated that, almost adjacent parking, particularly in winter and wet weather. Overall it is one of our favorite places to dine in suburbia.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food at reasonable prices. Just was Roseland needed.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was really looking forward to eating here with friends. The space is small and subsequently understaffed. There is no manager. No one who comes to check on the table to see how things are going. One senior waitress, one junior and one bus boy on a Saturday night. Salads were tasteless but read very well on the specials menu. Two of our entree's were very good. One was not-not the first time or the second time. I always want to see a small restaurant succeed. Not sure if this place will.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great, priced right, and the service is super. The chef’s wife, Tricia serves tables and is wonderful. I left my “doggy bag” behind, and despite having a full house, she called me and put in their fridge so I could pick it up the next day!

q
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined with 2 other couples, both arriving at different times. Both commented how clean the dining room was. Trisha and Alan are hard workers dedicated to pleasing their diners. Food was outstanding. Six meals and appetizers served on time & efficiently.

FG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

R
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You won't find a better, friendlier, full of great food Italian bistro! This is a must go to spot. Have been many, many times and have NEVER been disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time and great again

t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food produced by a hard working Husband and wife team.

PB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!! Must try!!

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend, great food and great service . Been there a number of times, never disappointed.

KL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely little neighborhood Italian restaurant. Pasta dishes and a number of fish choices as well. Definitely a go to place.

AL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely neighborhood spot. The food was quite good,,The double cut pork chop came out perfect and was juicy , Added a side of crisp potatoes and it was heaven. The others in my party all had different dishes and were pleased.
The ambiance is pleasant and surely better than most neighborhood spots and with easy parking .

DS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious salads (burrata appetizer was so gooood). Calamari was actually fluffy! Main courses were lasagna (again, light and delicious), peas/mushroom raviolis (great taste and sauce), and salmon. Desserts of cheesecake and lava cake were also very good. Service was timely and friendly and unrushed.

Only critique--bread was not that great and dipping oil needed to be refilled. Warmer bread and more or self-serve olive oil w salt/pepper would be nice.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My three friends and myself went to celebrate one of my friends birthday. We got there by 5:30pm and we were welcomed immediately. We had the Early Bird Special for a fixed price of $19.99. We ordered the Flounder Francaise with artichokes, mashed potatoes, fresh string beans and carrots in a delicious white wine and lemon sauce. It was delicious! Very Tasty! My other friend had them prepare her Chicken Parmigiana and she said it was the best she had ever had! Our compliments to the chef! Dessert was also great! We had one scoop of sorbet and one of gelato. It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot think of any other place I would rather go to where the food is fresh and great, the service and owners are the best. As soon as you go in you know this is the right place to eat and prices are very affordable. Try it I guarantee you will not regret it

BV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere, quality in food and the service wonderful: respectful and kind💕.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Cucina Piccola quite a few times and the food and service has always been excellent. The food is consistently a cut above traditional Italian restaurants.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to LCP since Trisha and Alan opened...they never disappoint! One of our favorite restaurants in the area and that includes those in Montclair. Great for date night or with a group of friends. Bring a nice bottle(s) of wine, relax, and enjoy great food and hospitality!

R
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great farm to table Italian food! Great Hostess and staff.

JG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

All four of us were new to this restaurant and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the warm, cozy ambiance, the exceptional service by (co-owner) Trisha and the excellent food. Portion sizes were appreciated - neither too big or small. The occasion was a special birthday, for which a dessert was presented with a candle and a song. If I didn't live several states away, this would be a restaurant I would return to frequently.

t
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not as good as in the past, but still good

DK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local BYOB, great specials, small and quaint reasonable prices.

I
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time there, the food was very good especially the appetizers that we ordered. Service was a little slow but very pleasant staff

SB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely return!

R
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must go to restaurant! Food is delicious. Menu is flexible with several great specials made with fresh local ingredients. Trisha and Alan, what a great team! (And the rest of the staff also!)

w
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and terrific owners that really care. Patricia is the best.

JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Italian food. Small, intimate atmosphere. I appreciate that they don't rush you through your meal. AND they have a parking lot!

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was fresh and delicious; and the service was good. Would definitely go back again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is wonderful!

t
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local place

F
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Cucina is excellent. Don’t be fooled by its location in a small strip mall. The food is terrific with fresh ingredients and inventive preparation. Service is friendly and competent but never intrusive. There are always specials, but the menu has enough variety to suit a range of tastes. Highly recommended.

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