Piccola Cucina Enoteca - Prince St.

4.7
621 reviews
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Piccola Cucina Enoteca represent the american debut of Piccola Cucina project, started in 2008.
Very popular with local residents,business men and families,this restaurant is a little treasure that maintains the radiant spirit and simplicity that are typically italian to produce rich, characteristic dishes that evoke the traditions of Sicily.

Other Piccola Cucina locations:
Piccola Cucina Estiatorio ( 75 Thompson street NY )
Piccola Cucina Osteria ( 196 Spring street NY )

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, Italian simplicity at its best. The restaurant is as it states, a small kitchen. Be prepared to get very cozy with your table neighbors!

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VM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place,a must if ur vistitng nyc, the service is amazing, food us out of this world

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food!!

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VK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Cozy and not a lot of noise. The food was delicious and was a wonderful time.

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city! Such a cozy spot where i feel like family every time i walk in the door. :) Thank you, always!

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had dinner @piccolacucinany Ok here is my review! We ate in literal hole in the walls in Italy that where amazing and this place brought us back INSTANTLY!! You can’t really walk in the door without hitting the first table, I went to the one on prince street, do not go with more then 4 people and Make a reservation!! They have 3 locations with different flair in each-one! Because it’s Sunday lol and we eat big we had a lot of food! Started with the meatballs, arancini and. Some procuitto then I had pasta ( all are homemade ) and they do offer glueten free)! Mike had them add shrimp and hot pepper for fra diavolo then because they had it , I had to order the chicken Milanese with homemade fritte! We also finished with a delicious cappuccino, espresso and three fresh filled cannolis OMG!! We had to bring the left overs home because we couldn’t just eat that much! Oh and the wine list is excellent !! Do not expect it to be fancy but expect it to be authentic one guy cooking for all these people ( guy with red hat) ! Great service! Amazing food Must go!!

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G
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come there everytime we stay in NY for a week end . We love the place, the food and the staff are always welcoming us so well !

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Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another spectacular meal!

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j
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went in with high expectations and left committed to return- sooner rather than later. I want to take my kids (college age) here ASAP.

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Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second AWESOME experience! Lunch $10! Same large portions and great food! So full so declined dessert, but the chef surprised us with 3 little cannolis!

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KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been many times and it never disappoints. Service is impeccable and the food is amazing. Love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First I got an impression that this one is too compact. But then all the servers were so nice, and all the dishes were just extraordinary, even just some pieces of bread and sauce, so that I just love this restaurant.

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Small restaurant but great food and service! Definitely make a reservation!

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Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The BEST restaurant experience I have ever had! I go for quality of food, service and value. All were exceptional! Low points were size of restaurant, I've been in small restaurants, but this was unbelievable what these 4 or 5 people can produce in this space, PLUS keep everyone smiling! They surprised my Mom with a rock star rendition of Happy Birthday, flashing lights, singing, hugs when we left... I felt like family! 1 would give 10 stars. Dont try going without a reservation, you'll be sad. Nicolas was precious! Take his word on recommendations if you ask for them, wont be disappointed! Chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert! THANK YOU!!!

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KP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very small, intimate spot and the staff is so warm and inviting, you can't help but feel immediately welcome. There were 6 of us and we shared burrata with speck, calamari, octopus salad and a fennel and orange salad for appetizers...all excellent. Mains were various pastas and branzino and everything was prepared very well; generous portions and very reasonably priced. Wine list was very moderately priced. Noise level is a bit "energetic." Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was sensational as always except we had to wait 30 min as they likely gave our table away!!! They gave us a couple of free drinks but having to wait just drive me nuts

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers and staff were SO nice. From the moment I walked in, they treated me like they knew me and we were friends. The food was delicious. I do think the appetizers were expensive but the octopus was well worth it ($20). It was perfectly done, meaty, and seasoned to perfection. The rest of the food was delectable and I ate every bit I could reach. It was also my boyfriend’s birthday and they made a big hoopla about it which we enjoyed. The dessert, $10, was small but very tasty. All in all, I would 100% return and recommend to friends and family. A fantastic dining experience.

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DA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant with a wonderful food. Very good service. I recommend it!

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, great service, but very small (intimate) place.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST PLACE EVER

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing but the place was immensely packed that my date was very uncomfortable and struggled to hold a conversation with me while people waiting for tables were hovering over our meals

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MB
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing and solid location that is very small and intimate

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday at Piccola Cucina and had a great time. It’s a small space but every staff member is so friendly and always smiling and accommodating. The food was outstanding and the birthday celebration fantastic!

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EV
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in NYC! Really everything is good there! Food, wine, staff and atmosphere all Aplus!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!love love everyone here. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is most definitely the best pasta I have ever eaten. The vibe of this whole place is amazing. Our waiter was so personable and knowledgeable. The room is small seating only about 25 people. It was packed. It is an absolute gem. If I lived here I would be a regular!

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SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took TA’s rating for a WONDERFUL NIGHT out with friends for FABULOUS FOOD‼️I was in charge of finding one night’s restaurant as we visited NYC for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. And PC did NOT disappoint. DELIGHTFUL LOUD FRIENDLY NY Kind of Place‼️the FOOD and SERVICE was INCREDIBLE(but our server needed a BREATH MINT😷) GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL! Amazing NYC memory. THANK YOU‼️‼️‼️😍

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my family here for a village experience. Tiny little place but food and service were excellent. Very cozy and my teens still talking about how delicious the lasagna and pasta was. The waiter recommended an excellent wine.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, and the service matched it. A bunch of great options and a good Italian wine selection.

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S
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Piccola Cucina Enoteca is very charming and the food is delicious. It is also quite oozy. There were four of us for lunch. We ordered two appetizers-arancini and mozzarella with prosciutto. For entrees, there were two chicken Milanese orders, a pasta with porcini mushrooms and a spinach salad. All of the food was freshly prepared. The pasta was served in a skillet. The salad included spinach, nice fresh oranges and walnuts, avocado and beets. For dessert we shared tiramisu and the very best cannoli we’ve ever eaten. We will return to further explore the menu.

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RP
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian.. great food and great service. You must go

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a wonderful experience in food, service, and warmth.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little Italian restaurant, food was delicious, service great, wine fantastic.
As stated, the restaurant is tiny, with an open kitchen, so don't expect a quiet intermate meal, but that's part of the charm.
A welcoming atmosphere, impeccable food and a lively, bustling environment.

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food! Authentic Italian buried in a small space.

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I have ever eaten. Everything is freshly made with j the kitchen. Miss st notable is the homemade pasta.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Great prices for a neighborhood that is usually expensive. Will go back

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, delicious cuisine, cute atmosphere and amazing value.

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