Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

4.7
243 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Piccola Cucina Estiatorio offers typical Sicilian and Greek food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sundays 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mondays - Fridays 5:30 PM - 11:00 AM
Saturdays 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Lunch:
Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM



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Phone number
(646) 781-9183
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Philip Guardione
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring St. and Broome St.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 243 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome

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SA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a bit tight inside. Fewer tables would be nice and the noise level would maybe be lower.

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RR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

GREAT Italian food, and homemade pasta dishes. One of our favorites in Soho.

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CL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will absolutely be back. Found this place thanks to great reviews on OpenTable and celebrated my friend's birthday. They had the whole (small) place involved when they brought her out a dessert and played happy birthday over the speaker. Authentic food, authentic Italian (and handsome) men working there, I just loved it.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!!!! I love coming here!!!
Everytime I am in NYC I eat at PICCOLA CUCINA!
The best Italian food in the world!!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST PLACE EVER! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am Italian, and the food was excellent. I don't really want to write too many good things, because i don't want the secret to be let out. A must go. delish.

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HS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am coming back soon ! So good. Great service, delicious appetizers and main course. Best fried zucchini ever.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably good!

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love all three of these gems in SoHo - try them all!

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RR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, amazing service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The place is a little crowded with very energetic atmosphere, maybe not an ideal choice to have a date. Foods were great and service was nice, but one thing quite annoying was the cold wind swirling whenever the door was opened.

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OF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was very knowledgeable

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great energy! Super fun for big groups and the food is phenomenal. Excellent eggplant Parmesan, truffle caccio e pepe

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Portland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

They put us at a table jammed into a corner and one member of our party was constantly being hit and jostled in their chair as wait staff needed to get by her to a servers area. Was awful.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Sono stata a Piccola Cucina varie volte. Il cibo e' sempre buono,il servizio e' veramente peggiorato purtroppo...

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent vibe. Best para I’ve ever had.

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RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

the restaurant has great food. However, conversation is almost impossible. The noise level is much too high. There is music playing, tight sitting, people screaming to just talk with the person they are with. this may be fine for young people, but for people looking for a nice night out and a quiet dinner this is not the place. Like I said, the food is great, service is good but something has to be done about the noise level

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Demasiado ruido si vas a partir de las 20.30!

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C
London
44 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great Italian food, interesting tastes and options, good cooking skills. The space is very small, the tables are too many and they are too close together for comfort or any privacy. If they allowed less people in, everyone would have a really lovely meal and the waiting staff would be better able to do their job.

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 9 came here for a pre-marathon pasta dinner the Saturday evening before the 2018 NYC Marathon. While the space is small (the restaurant holds maybe 40), they were easily able to accommodate our large group with a reservation. It also helped that we were on the earlier side of the evening, as we were in by 5pm and out by 7:30pm.

We had a variety of their appetizers (octopus, eggplant parm, arancini, and the burrata). Everything was delicious, and the eggplant parm was particularly good. For dinner, most in our group had the ravioli, bucatini, or the cavatelli - everyone loved their pasta. Great atmosphere, good wine selection, and the service was very attentive.

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UG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food always amazing and fresh products, restaurant’s crew spectacular!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing, authentic and delicious. super gem. quality high grade. my favorite Italian restaurant. I drive cab and this restaurant is always recommended to me by my Italian passengers from italy who work/visit/live in nyc. Always amazing and listen to the specials... usually outrageous. Seriously, forget this review and just go to try it out.

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a
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the atmosphere was great fun and energetic!
food was beyond amazing - we loved it so much we went twice in three days! we tried menu and specials - all were delicious. It was like being in Italy!
the staff were so friendly and helpful. Service was efficient, quick, but not annoying quick!
I can't recommend enough!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and great service!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding authentic Sicilian Italian food.
Very welcoming, outgoing, and friendly staff.

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HH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a fabulous meal. Had lunch and the portions were perfect, not too large just filling enough. The pasta was delicious. Love this place. Never had a bad meal or bad service.

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NO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant ever! I think I will be here again soon.

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l
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, great service and quaint soho restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tight space. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Our starters and main courses were both excellent.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here approximately 8 times and continue to love each experience. Although they have two other stellar locations that I’ve tried, this one is my favorite. I originally found this restaurant when i was looking for a great pasta place in the city - knowing i had to look for southern Italian for the best pasta, Piccola Cucina popped up in my search as it’s a Sicilian restaurant that truly embodies and embraces its roots. You can choose literally anything on the menu and not be worried about whether you will enjoy it or not, BUT make sure you listen to the list of specials!! There are some real gems every time I’ve been. The pasta is the best I’ve ever had even though I grew up in a Sicilian family, and the staff are amazing and truly add to the Sicilian experience - I always feel welcomed and like part of the family. I’ve recommended Piccola Cucina at least a dozen times and I always get texts from friends saying they had the most amazing time and delicious food. Not only is the food outstanding, but for a restaurant of this quality in New York, it’s an incredible value. Looking forward to many more visits in the future.

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Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Picked off of open table. Food was great and so was service. So loud!!! No dance music as previous posts stated. Was hoping for that.

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London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! We ordered three different types of pasta and all of them were good and super tasty..Highly recommended!

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GA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love going to La Piccola Cucina during the weekend and have a very good pasta plate - probably one of the best in the city. Also, the service is awesome and they entartain their clients in a very funny way. Can’t wait to return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it as always!! Spaghetti ai ricci di mare are my favorite always and forever and Giacomo is the best!

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic staff, great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this tho anyone and would love to come back when I’m in the city again

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PG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place in the village, excellent customer service and food was tops - this is seafood oriented and also a really nice Italian wine selection - seating is tight but intimate, food is both tapas style and meals - perfect for a couple or party size

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent place to go with friends ! Great food to share

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST RESTAURANT

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