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Picco Tavern

4.4
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Live Music
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
The Picco menus have been designed to employ old-world Italian flavors to complement 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 handcrafted 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation

Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm | 3:00-10PM

Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm | 5pm-11:00PM

Saturday: 5pm-11pm

Sunday: 11-3pm Brunch | 4-9PM
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Phone number
(201) 880-8750
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We like making unique experiences, when you contact our event manager or submit a form we will be able to accommodate your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beech Street
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Complementary valet every evening
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Entertainment
Our entertainment schedule and performer profiles are available at www.piccotavern.com
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Special events & promotions
Tuesday: 1/2 Price Pasta Night! *Does not apply to take out.
Wednesday: Boneless Riby Eye
Thursday: Lobster Night Special & Ladies Night
Every Friday & Saturday Night we have live music. Check out our website for the full schedule.
Sunday: Brunch 1-3pm
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Picco Tavern has created a place for families to create their memories and share their love of food together!

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Wed - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 76 People Are Saying
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place to go just for dinner or a special occasion. Celebrated my husbands 70th BD there. Wonderful time. Live entertainment makes it so fun. Definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time at Pico Tavern. The food was delicious. I had the linguini and clams, stuffed mushrooms, and the apple dessert. The entertainment was fabulous, Anthony Duke. We will be back again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love the food here! Service is excellent

Not a place for causal conversation on Saturday nights. The only thing that we do't like is the loud music and entertainers. Many of the diners make it a night for dinner and dancing. It can be very crowded so make sure you get a reservation.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really impressed with the ambiance. Service was very good. The lobster and shrimp over fettucinne was a real disappointment. The shrimp were pure rubber... over cooked to death. My drinks were good, but $13 for Dewars White Label on the rocks, outrageous. We will not be returning.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food, room, drinks, and entertainment were great. Our service was not. The waiter barely came by ... we had to look for him numerous times. Despite that we will go back and give it another chance.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was my husband's and my 1st time coming to Picco's and maybe our last. Food was ok but never got water refills even though our glasses remained empty for more than 15 minutes. Also when our food arrived we never got asked if we wanted fresh pepper but other customers from other tables did get asked. They did have Entertainment and that was ok .
On our way out when I complained to the manager about the service she was very nice and apologetic.... Maybe they were too busy and maybe it would have been better to sit at the bar instead, and have dinner there.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We have been to Picco and its earlier versions over the years. The current ownership has turned the food part around although the menu is very limited. There are two distinct areas, a comfortable restaurant, and separate bars. Bar area looks to be busier and preferred by regulars. Since Picco's is in the bottom of a high rise and surrounded by luxury apartments and condo's the crowd is local. When we arrived there was no one at the desk and they seemed surprised we had made a reservation. The wait room staff were all sitting around one of the dining room table talking and eating. It just made the entry appear sloppy and disorganized given the rather upscale look of the interior. Waiter seemed to be rushing us in the beginning and then was inattentive at the end. The whole experience was mediocre and sloppily handled, at best. With so much competition it seems this will be a local crowd only place.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went to hear the great guitarist, Mark Sganga, and the delicious brunch was a plus. Really good options

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great meal first time at Picco Tavern. Both food and service were exceptional. Maitre d' Vincenze and Server Arturo were impressively attentive and accommodating, providing the best overall service experience we've had in a local restaurant in a long time. Food was equally impressive. The meatball appetizer was great. I had the "Leave Your Hat On" entree, which was orechiette pasta (thus the hat) with sausage and cherry peppers in a fennel sauce. My wife had the Grouper special. The best grouper we've tasted since last time we were in Aruba. We moved to the bar area after dinner and enjoyed the entertainment (Julian and Dominique) which was excellent. Highly recommend this place. We certainly will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Good food slow service

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We loved this place, great service, great food, great atmosphere and I had a nice Rib Eye for $21

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Definitely a wonderful place to have brunch. It has the right mixture of foods that would accommodate anyone's taste and the atmosphere was intimate which made our time spent even better. Great menu for a great price.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is the second time here. We went to see a band and for Valentine's Day. Food was great and staff very friendly. Michael , the owner, very attentive. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As usual it was a very good experience however it was Valentine's Day and we went specifically because they are one of the few places where you can dine and dance. However, I guess because they wanted to put out as many tables as possible they used the dance floor for tables and therefor no dancing so it was a very disappointing evening in that respect - but we have been there many times and will continue to go, just not on Valentines Day.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was hit and miss. The grouper was excellent; the duck was overcooked and almost impossible to eat. Service was very poor. The saving grace was the ambience which was fun with live music and an atmosphere that welcomed patrons taking to each other.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner, great food, fun place. All enjoyed dinner.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Varied menu with decent preparation, good portions. Average wine list, some overpriced even for a restaurant. Entertainmnet was dated, but adequate for the crowd. Large restaurant but still maintained some coziness. Bathroom through glass doors and down a chilly hallway took away a bit. Tripped on the warped floors by the bar ( before I had a drink). Two bars were adequately placed near the entertainment stage with decent amount of seating. However, pricy cocktails without an adequate preparation. Valet parking was great, especially with the cold weather! Kind, helpful staff.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Great place to eat. Valet parking was a plus. Entire staff was attentive and professional. Will definitely return in th future.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Compared to same dishes other resturants..priced a bit higher.
Service was sloppy...wrong drink, entree came before salad....
WHAT WAS MOST UPSETTING WAS ALTHOUGH WE DO LIKE THE PLACE AND ITS VIBE...WE WENT THERE TO SEE ANTHONY AND CLARE THAT NIGHT. BEFORE THE DUO'S SET STARTED YOU COULD SEE ANTHONY PRESENT AT ONE POINT WITH A MIC IN HIS HAD...THE DUO STARTED 8PM WITOUT ANTHONY AND A BACK UP CALLED IN. I WAS INSULTED THAT MANAGEMENT DID NOT MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT WHY ANTHONY HAD LEFT THE BUILDING. TWO STAFF MEMBERS JUST DUSMISSED IT AS "I DON'T KNOW"....NOT ACCEPTABLE AFTER HE WAS ADVERTISED FOR THAT EVENING.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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 .

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Amazing food, outstanding service and wonderful atmosphere

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Love everyone from the bartenders to the music/Entertainment.

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