La Cucina Piccola
Absolutely fantastic meal! You won’t find better Italian food in the area. Service was top notch.
I brought a group there and they loved it. They hadn’t been there before. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. We ate outdoors and it was fine.
We sat outside and enjoyed a delicious dinner. I had the sole franchises and it was great
Food and service excellent as always a New Jersey gem.
Consistently the best restaurant around. Always cheerful and happy. Trish is great and Alan’s food is simply the best. Our favorite
Very nicely appointed room. Good service and great food at moderate prices.
Food was excellent and staff was responsive and friendly
We love dining at La Cucina Piccola. This time we took advantage of the great weather and ate outdoors. Eating indoors is also a very good option. They were very busy! Make a reservation!
We had the shrimp and bean (with mild chorizo) appetizer, a branzino and shrimp special, and the veal tartufo. All really excellent, presented nicely, with generous portions. Chef Alan harmonizes different flavors and textures so well.
"LCP" is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant owned by a wonderful couple with superb cuisine and great value. A "must try".
Food and service were outstanding. We will be back!
Small Italian restaurant, good food and very attentive personnel
Perfect for friends get together o small family gathering
Food was beyond delicious!! Salads were the perfect size and tasted amazing. Meatballs were some of the best we’ve ever had. The mushroom risotto with grilled shrimp was amazing. The shrimp grilled to perfection and the risotto absolutely great. We will absolutely be back many more times!
Another good night at La Cucina Piccola. Chef Alan cooks up outstanding food. The menu is great as are the specials. Wait staff is attentive which adds to a good dining experience. We have taken many friends there and all agree it is a go to place.
Great dinner. All food was served hot and tasted delicious. Service was excellent
First time at the restaurant although we live within 15 minutes of Roseland; our loss, excellent restaurant in all phases, food and service; large diverse menu with specials; byob; pastas generous and well done; shrimp app. outstanding; veal dishes very good along with double cut pork chop; prices are beyond reasonable; most impressive part of service was the shared responsibility of the servers, etc.; never a wait for any request. Highly recommend.
Great little local place. Excellent food and service. We are regulars
Once again a delicious meal
Great food,! Great service! Must go to this wonderful family owned restaurant!
This is a little prize in a strip mall in suburban western Essex County NJ Food is great and served well and hot. Ambience is ok but not distracting. Great place for a great meal.
La Cuccina Piccolo is one of our favorites. Chef/Owner Alan prepares the most delicious foods. Six of us dine there frequently - always good. The servers are attentive and available. The atmosphere lends itself to pleasant conversation. The fact that it is BYO adds to the value.
You must try dining at La Cucina Piccola! Excellent Italian cuisine prepared by a great chef, generous portions, very capable and friendly service, a nice decor, and you're treated like family. Prices are very reasonable; actually, amazing given the generous portions.
If you like mussels you've got to try the PEI mussels in a light saffron cream sauce. It's unique. The menu has a wide array of choices. Every meal we have had either in the restaurant or by take-out during the height of the pandemic has been excellent.
The entire staff is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tables are reasonably spaced and air flow is good. Outdoor dining also available.
Very highly recommended.
It was my second time there and it was just as good as the first.
La Cucina Piccola continues to serve very good food at very reasonable prices. Have always been very happy with whatever I have ordered.
Nice Italian byob small but nicely done, specials are always great prices are reasonable, one our favorites.
This restaurant is a gem. First time back since Covid. The food is great and the wait staff are friendly and super efficient.
Our first time here despite having received fliers in the mail for it. We haven’t yet tried their bargain early bird midweek specials but still enjoyed the reasonably priced, well prepared food on their regular menu. Looking forward to our return.
Another fine dinner at La Cucina Piccola! This time we introduced another couple to "LCP". They love it!
Celebrate! PEI mussels in the light saffron sauce is now on the regular menu! This is the most amazing preparation. Get extra bread to use with the sauce. The special soup was a pasta e fagiole that was also delicious. All the entrees were also superb. Two of us had the pork chop in a fig sauce. Another had veal marsala. I forget the other dish! Everyone was ecstatic.
Great, friendly service in a warm, casual setting where you're treated like family. BYOB.
Very highly recommended.
Our favorite restaurant consistently. The food is the best and love the staff and Tricia🥰
Wonderful meal with great, friendly service!
Small restaurant so reservations on weekend. Price fix meal from 4-6 T-thursday.
Food is good and chef can accommodate unless price fixed meal. Chef owned and it reflects it in food. Good neighborhood place and BYO
Delightful place! Delicious fried stuffed zucchini flowers special; terrific veal francaise; nice people!
Overall a good spot. The service was perfect. We had a waitress named Lynn and she was too notch! The food was all good but it was a little rushed. I prefer to have a nice gap between my appetizers and my dinner. Other than that I would definitely recommend it.
This is an authentic Italian Bistro. The food will not dissapoint. Alan is great! Super menu of many choices, all done to perfection. Go see for yourselves.
Ate outdoors on a beautiful night. Perfect!
Great & fresh food. We enjoyed our meals. Everything was delicious.
Wonderful food and service. A real family restaurant.
Another fine evening of local, casual dining with really superb Italian food and friendly, excellent service in a very comfortable, casual setting. Large portions and reasonable prices making for a great value. BYOB. A perfect local restaurant that is well worth the drive if you are anywhere in the Northern New Jersey area!
We started with a special of grilled vegetables in a stack topped with fresh mozzarella and a light balsamic dressing. Then two special entrees! Sauteed branzino and fettuccine with shrimp, sausage, and spinach in a light red sauce. Finished with profiteroles and a very interesting variation on tartufo (softer ice cream coated in cocoa). All dishes highly recommended.
We ate indoors and felt very comfortable. Outdoor dining also available. The entire staff is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
La Cucina Piccola gets our very highest recommendation!
Excellent food and service.
We will be back
Consistent good food with fair prices.
La Cucina Piccola is one of our most favorite restaurants in the whole area. Another fine dining experience. Really fine food, casual atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly service, large portions, BYOB, and very reasonable prices. And great daily specials. What's not to love?
We started with the special zucchini flowers stuffed with fresh mozzarella served with a very fresh marinara sauce (taste the fresh tomatoes!). Then a special of squid ink linguini with shrimp, crab, and arugula that we had made with their great saffron sauce and a giambotta. Finished with profiteroles. Every dish very highly recommended!
Tables are well spaced. Entire staff is fully vaccinated (yes!!) and still wears masks. We felt very comfortable and safe.
Very highly recommended.
We love this place. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly and attentive. We love that it's owned and operated by a very talented young couple. The BYOB aspect of it makes it even more appealing. My favorite? Salmon oreganata!
La Cucina Piccola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 830-3163.
La Cucina Piccola is rated 4.8 stars by 262 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.