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About Picco

The Picco menus have been designed to employ old world Italian flavors to compliment hearty, American classics: steaks and chops. Picco Tavern is a fully equipped restaurant/bar/catering facility constructed with 2 full service bars, a spacious cocktail lounge, outdoor and upper terrace seating, and two dining rooms that accommodate over 200 people each. The lower level includes two hand crafted mahogany bars, a stage for live entertainment, a dance floor, the cocktail lounge and an a la carte dining room. The upper level includes one full service bar, two terrace gardens with outdoor seating, a dance floor, banquet seating for parties and corporate functions, and a romantic bridal suite.

160 Prospect Ave.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:

Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Beech Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 880-8750

Website:
http://www.belpostonj.com/

Entertainment:
Our entertainment schedule and performer profiles are available at www.piccotavern.com

Catering:
Contact our catering Manager for catering details.

Parking Details:
Complementary valet every evening

Private Party Facilities:
Contact our Events and Banquet Manager for details.

Private Party Contact:
Joan Cerbo: (201) 880-8750

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Picco Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Live Music (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
People Watching (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Business Meals (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pico was much better than the previous restaurant I the same location. The food was excellent. They had a Trio singing. Many people were up dancing. You should give it a try.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Place gets better every time we are there. Service is very friendly and timely. Food has always been excellent and the music is always a plus. Did notice less Pasta entrees on the menu this time. Will keep on coming back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First I want to say it truly is a beautiful place. Loved the inside and the outside appearance. We were seated by the door. It took about 10 minutes to get a waiter and when we did he said he would be with us in a minute. That took another 5 minutes. We had 6:15 reservations and were 1 of 3 tables in the restaurant. So being overly busy was not an excuse. Nothing I hate more than sitting there waiting for service while people that came after us got a waitress right away. When sitting by the door you get the cigarette smoke wafting in from the smokers directly outside the front door. Before we asked to move we ordered our food. They did accommodate our wishes and put us at a table in the back. From start to finish we saw our waiter one more time when he asked us if we wanted desert which we said no to and then he brought us our check. We had to order drinks from the bus boy. Now the food. Our octopus appetizer was very good. Hats off for that. Great job. My zupa de pesce was awful. Very little seafood And what was there was stone cold. My wife ordered the rack of lamb. Cooked well but the "sauce" it came with was as she describe "disgusting". She separated as much as she could of the lamb from the sauce and ate what she could.
I don't believe I would ever go back to give it another try. If either the food or the service were bad then maybe. But a bad waiter and bad food not a chance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch. At $24.95, not too expensive for the area, but the service was awful. There were two waiters for 5 tables and we had to ask for water, drinks and coffee (which was cold). Brunch was a buffet, the waiters should have been completely on top of beverages.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We sat outside and had a wonderful meal...The specials came with a nice salad...Great place for dancing and music .

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our first time here went with friends and family enjoyed immensely will go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Live Music, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Restaurant had music that was too loud
Food was terrible
Service was not good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always fun place to be bartender Greg is wonderful the music is great and the food is consistently good.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We went here for our anniversary and were very happy with everything! We ate outside and had a nice appetizer of chicken dumplings. They have a nice wine selection and full bar. I had one of the specials which was pork medallions, eggplant, cheese melted -- it was SO good I told the waitress they should make this a regular item. A good selection of desserts and I must say the prices for everything are reasonable for a higher end place. Valet parking was efficient. It was quite empty when we went (around 6pm on a weeknight) -- we prefer a little more activity but maybe it is more of a weekend/late evening place. But for our purpose it was fine and the rooftop area looks like a great option as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our server Darlene was awesome. Very friendly and exhibited a great balance of checking in on us and giving us space. We ate outside which was our preference. The food and presentation were good, not great. We would definately return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food, service and musical entertainment. Nice to have a classy "nightclub" in Bergen.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

My lady and I went for several reasons. First, we both were there before, when it was called “The Restaurant” and we wanted to see what changed. Second, we wanted to include dancing to live music along with our meal. We discovered the ambiance is very good and the dance floor is spacious. They also have a valet service. I understand there is also a rooftop terrace.

We shared the appetizers, Mozzarella Caprese (Fresh Mozzarella, beefsteak tomatoes served with roasted red peppers) and also, the Zuppa di Mussels (Spicy marinara sauce, cherry tomatoes). Our entrees were Grilled Chicken Pillard (Grilled Chicken Breast Served over a Bed of Sautéed Spinach). We substituted Sautéed Broccoli Rabe for the spinach. The 2nd entrée was Cappellini with fresh crab meat Serafino (Jumbo lump crab meat, light tomato sauce) Note: This is a very tasty dish, however, they could’ve been more generous with the crab meat. For dessert, we enjoyed the NY style Cheesecake, washed down with a Cappuccino and some Frangelico.

The service was adequate, but our server was a bit bland and not very proactive. By the way, they also offer an extensive deli menu, including pizzas for dining in or taking out.

Overall, I would absolutely, recommend "the Picco Tavern" for family, friends and occasions. It is a wonderful venue for an evening out. The live entertainment is definitely, a welcomed bonus.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Picco Tavern has come a long way from it's initial opening and is far superior to it's predecessor called The Restaurant. Owner, Michael Monaco is ever present and hovers over the large facility ensuring great service. The food here is better than average & priced reasonably as is the wine list. Two bars, free valet parking, entertainment & dancing most nights makes this a great place to go for a fun evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The waitstaff was attentive and the food was delicicious. We live close by so enjoy that we have a great restaurant within walking distance. Our four year old son was with us and danced to the live music. There was a man singing oldies songs and he would also play songs during breaks-and took requests. Overall an excellent time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants but because they lost our reservations, it turned out to be one of our worst dining experiences ever. We made confirmed reservations through Open Table two weeks in advance for this special occasion but when we got there for our 6pm time, the Picco receptionist could find no such reservation. We were held up at the receptionist for over twenty minutes while she tried to trace down the reservation. She could not. She said the restaurant was sold out for the evening but had an undesirable table available for such incidents. Angered and embarrassed, nothing for the rest of the evening seemed to go right. To add insult to injury, the following day Open Table sent me an email admonishing me for not showing up. Unbelievable. Maybe Open Table should be given one star for not assuring the reservation was actually recorded by the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Went to celebrate a friend's birthday, just planning on dinner. They ended up having a DJ that night and we had a blast dancing the night away. Older crowd, good music. Will definitely go back. Food and service good too!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Amazing food, outstanding service and wonderful atmosphere

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner with Friends.....we'll be back.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We or in previous incarnations of the place. We come because some friends of ours perform there regularly. Food has improved but it is not great. Nice selection of pizzas and other comfort food.
Our waitress was great and went out of her way to make sure everything was done right. We really appreciated it. Free valet parking. Two bars.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Live Music, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Love everyone from the bartenders to the music/Entertainment.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food always terrific. Entertainment is best around for those who love when music was music. Best service in all our visits by Valerie who did an amazing job on a typical busy night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

lively bar, great service, entertainment and food have been wonderful the three times I have gone there

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Pleasant evening, treated well, food good, nice that valet parking is available.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Friendly staff, attentive manager and delicious food.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Had big expectations after reading reviews. The food was good at best. Nothing out of the ordinary. Would not run back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

This was our 6th visit to this restaurant. We were a party of 5. The food, as usual, was excellent, however the poor, indifferent, inattentive service ruined the evening. This restaurant is wonderfully convenient for us, but we will never return. Too bad!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Great experience but why they need the distracting TV'show on is beyond me. They take away from the great ambience and virtually no one was watching them. On week they should be shut off. However overall a great place to dine, dance and converse.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

So happy to have a very good restaurant in the neighborhood. Excellent food, excellent service, and great atmosphere.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2016

This place is amazing. Valet is a pain (but free), but we love coming here. The food is top notch! It's just amazing we never have a bad dish. Thanks for a great meal again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

This was my third visit here. First with my wife, then we took another couple, and most recently just me and a buddy to have a few drinks and dinner, and we have not been disappointed once. All raved about the food, which made me feel good about recommending the restaurant. Tonight I had an appetizer listed as Spanish Octopus, and it was outstanding. Although it was on the Specials menu, I hope I can get it again, and soon. The dish had many large chunks of octopus and was well worth the price, which I did not think was expensive. For an entree I had the Mixed Grill, which I think was also a Special. It was outstanding, and again not expensive for what you got on your plate. It had a tender filet mignon, done perfectly, chicken, a lamb chop, and sausage, served over broccoli rabe. Delicious. Hats off to the Chef.

Another friend joined us at our table after dinner and we listened to the DJ. Most of the patrons were still gathered at the bar areas (there are two bars, nice) and were more into chatting or watching sports on the TV's, but I enjoyed the music and when the DJ heard me singing along to a Frank Sinatra song (we we seated next to him....the DJ, not Sinatra), he asked me if I wanted to get up and sing another one. So I did, along with another song by Billy Joel. So to me, it not only was a great night for dinner........it was a lot of fun, too.

I remember going to Picco Lissimo in Fort Lee, which was a restaurant owned by the owner of Picco Tavern, Michael. I understand he had been out of the restaurant business for a long time, but I for one am glad he's back. And he hasn't missed a beat. The food was great, and I would recommend this place to all my friends.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

A very nice experience. Food was very good and beautifully presented. Our waitress, Valerie, and maitre d, Roland were very, very good. Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience and I would highly recommend Picco Tavern to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Thank you, for a dining experience that was delightful. Hostess and waiter were timely and polite. Drinks were excellent, food was delicious and I look forward to returning. I truly enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

The band was so loud that we could not have a conversation with our friends. They should start playing after 10 pm.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Good was good but nothing to ooh and aah over. Ordered a Caesar salad and the lettuce was completely wilted, no excuse for that. My daughter had the pork chop and it was very good. My husband had a pasta which was good and I had a fish which was good but nothing special and not worth the price. This restaurant bills itself as a seafood restaurant and it is definitely not especially when you have some shrimp, clams, mussels and 1 or 2 other fish dishes on the menu. Service was good, but the place was fairly empty at the time we went there. They also try to seat us right next to the kitchen door, and when the restaurant is empty and we had a reservation there is no excuse for that.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Good menu with some interesting twists. Very pretty venue. Nice place for a quie date or business lunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Too loud for us

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Everything was excellent from appetizers to Dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Second visit. Delicious. We loved the varied menu. The service was perfect. Since the portions are large, all three of us opted for a salad each and one appetizer each. That was more than ample. This might be a weekly place for us!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Extremely slow service and inadequate availability of premium alcohol and main courses.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

the restaurant was advertised as a seafood Italian restaurant, I have to disagree, only seafood was salmon, clams and mussels. I don't consider this emphasis on seafood. But the place was a total scene, the people watching was the best part They had a jazz band and a lot of 70+ dressed up seniors were there to dance, they were very good and entertaining to watch.
spoke with the owner, Michael Monaco, he was very pleasant, a bit full of himself, but wants to add more entertainment, which I think a very good idea.
I had the eggplant Parm, it was very good but portion a bit small. I would go back

Tags: People Watching
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