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Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

4.8
4.8
859 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Piccola Cucina Estiatorio offers typical Sicilian and Greek food.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
    Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 781-9183

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Philip Guardione

Menu

ANTIPASTI

  • Polpo alla griglia$19.50

    Grilled octopus

    • Gamberoni alla griglia$18.50

      Grilled shrimp

      • Sarde alla griglia$17.50

        Grilled sardines

        • Calamaro alla griglia o ripieno$17.50

          Grilled or stuffed calamaro

          • Involtino di pesce spada alla palermitana$17.50

            Swordfish roll stuffed with crumbs bread, raisin, pine nuts

            • Arancino catanese$12.50

              Sicilian riceballs

              • Polpette di cinghiale, porcini e tartufo$15.50

                Wildboar meatballs with mushroom and truffle

                • Burrata con pomodorini e basilico$16.50

                  Burrata cheese with cheery tomatoes and basil

                  • Duetto di bruschetta$18.00

                    Bruschetta "guacamole and lobster" and "burrata, porcini mushrooms and truffle"

                    • Parmigiana di melanzane$15.50

                      Eggplant parmisan

                      CRUDO DI MARE

                      • Burrata con Gamberetti rossi di Mazara$17.50

                        Burrata cheese with red shrimp from Mazara

                        • Ceviche di salmone, tonno e ricciola con quinoa e avocado$18.50

                          Italian Ceviche (salmon,tuna,yellowtail) with quinoa and avocado

                          • Tartare di tonno ai profumi di bottarga e croccante di sedano$18.50

                            Tuna tartare with celery and bottarga

                            • Carpaccio di ricciola marinata allo yuzu con finocchi e arance$18.50

                              Yellowtail carpaccio marinated with yuzu sauce accompanied with fennel and orange

                              • Trio di carpaccio con le sue salse$20.50

                                Trio of raw fish with sauces

                                • Sashimi di salmone con avocado e salsa allo yuzu$18.50

                                  Salmon sashimi with avocado and yuzu sauce

                                  PLATEAU ROYAL

                                  • Plateau Royal

                                    • for person (min 2)$35.50

                                  FRITTO

                                  • Sarde$15.50

                                    Fried sardine

                                    • Zucchine$13.50

                                      Fried zucchini

                                      • Fritto misto$17.50

                                        Variety of fried fish and vegetables

                                        VERDURE

                                        • Insalata greca$13.00

                                          Greek salad

                                          • Insalata mista$11.00

                                            Mix salad

                                            • Insalata finocchi e arance$11.00

                                              Fennel and orange salad

                                              • Spinaci$8.00

                                                Spinach

                                                • Verdure grigliate$8.00

                                                  Grill vegetables

                                                  • Patate al limone$8.00

                                                    Lemon flavoured potatoes

                                                    PASTA

                                                    Ogni giorno Paste speciali direttamente dal nostro mercato del pesce. [Every day Special pasta from our Fish market]

                                                    • Maccheroni alla Norma$16.50

                                                      Maccheroni with eggplant in tomato sauce with ricotta cheese

                                                      • Orecchiette con calamari, pistacchio e tartufo nero$23.50

                                                        Orecchiette with calamari, pistachio and truffles

                                                        • Paccheri alla Carbonara di zucchine e gamberi$20.50

                                                          Paccheri Carbonara with zucchini and shrimps

                                                          • Tagliatelle con ragu di polpo, burrata e pane tostato$21.50

                                                            Tagliatelle with octopus ragu, burrata cheese and crispbread

                                                            • Bucatini cacio e pepe con tartufo nero$19.50

                                                              Bucatini with cacio cheese and pepper with black truffle

                                                              • Spaghetti ai ricci di mare$23.50

                                                                Spaghetti with sea urchins

                                                                • Raviolo ripienio con ricotta di bufala con funghi misti e ragu' di salsiccia$18.50

                                                                  Ravioli stuffed with ricotta in mixed mushrooms sauce and sausage meatballs

                                                                  • Cavatelli al ragù di carne e finocchietto selvatico$19.50

                                                                    Cavarelli with meat ragu and wild fennel

                                                                    • Spaghetto nero con scampi e fiori di zucca$20.50

                                                                      Black ink spaghetti with scampi langoustine and zucchini flowers

                                                                      SECONDI

                                                                      • Costolette d' agnello$31.50

                                                                        Lamb chops

                                                                        • Costata di manzo$32.50

                                                                          Rib eye steak

                                                                          • Pescato del giorno

                                                                            Fish of the day. Please see us at our fish market to select your fish for today

                                                                            Last updated: January 15, 2021

                                                                            What 859 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                            4.8
                                                                            4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.8Food
                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                                            • 4.6Value

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                                                                              GinaG

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              Dined today

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                                              The food was very good and the service was very good. The restaurant is very small and tables were very close. The hostess was very accomadating.

                                                                            2. c

                                                                              cowboy

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              95 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              95 reviews

                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Best Italian food in the city Also best wine & a great value for lunch or dinner BRAVO

                                                                            3. J

                                                                              Juppstar

                                                                              Seattle

                                                                              438 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              438 reviews

                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                              My guest and I went for a Sunday night dinner. Was shown to the table right on top of the service area even though I put a request in my reservation to not be seated there. Fortunately they had another table available. Bread was provide and came warm and toasted. We enjoyed it, especially the second batch we got that was slightly burnt. We started with the tuna tartar. Nice presentation although was a bit challenging to use the celery sauce. The tuna itself was a good sized portion but way too much lemon was added for our tastes. My guest had the shrimp and pasta dish. It came with one large unpeeled prawn. Tasted good but felt like more shrimp was needed for the price. I had the cavatelli with sausage pasta. I was expecting large some larger pieces of sausage but only some ground sausage in the sauce. Service was attentive and efficient.

                                                                            4. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              This place is a gem! My mom loves to come eat here every time she visits from Florida. We started with the fried calamari and warm toasted bread with olive oil- both were so fresh and delicious! My mom loves the mushroom pasta- you can really tell that the pasta is home made with perfect consistency. I got the chicken Milanese which was also incredible, definitely a dish that could be shared between two people. We finished with the tiramisu which is always a good idea. Authentic Sicilian atmosphere. The dining room gets very packed so just know you will be eating right next to someone else. Amazing all around !

                                                                            5. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Food and service was fantastic! I wish the tables were spaced out a bit more, it felt very crowded.

                                                                            6. JT

                                                                              JulienT

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                              Great food and staff very helpful and welcoming... Until they decided to kick us off our table (party of 5) because they had another reservation ("we are sooo sorry but we have another reservation for this table"). 1h15 in the restaurant from order to check.

                                                                            7. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Quick and attentive service

                                                                            8. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Two words: authentic and yummy

                                                                            9. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent food, service, and really appreciated the hospitality from the waiters and staff. Highly recommend this place for a authentic Italian meal.

                                                                            10. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              I will start by saying that the service was great and the food was definitely spectacular. I did find at times that the noise level was quite loud with it being a small place and you felt like everyone was on top of you however I still think the amazing food outweighs this.

                                                                            11. FE

                                                                              FusunE

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                              we were two women asking for our table but the maitre was very rude, instead of asking kindly to open the way he pushed us and then during the lunch they came every 5 minutes to ask to clear the table etc. but at the same time one of the dishes we ordered was still missing. Overall the service was awful.

                                                                            12. K

                                                                              Kurt

                                                                              Switzerland

                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 22, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                              Very busy for lunch! Victim of success I guess. So it lacks a bit on atmosphere and the tables close to the entrance are not that great. But you’re happy to get a table though. It’s always amazing what good and fresh food they produce in the tiny kitchen. Not only the famous pasta is yummy!

                                                                            13. k

                                                                              katherinem

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              I never go to Italian restaurants, because my standards for Italian food are very high--with an amazing cook for a mother, who is from Sicily herself, and a family business that specializes in importing high quality Italian food products. Nobody understands my not going to Italian restaurants until they've eaten my mother's food. I hate to do it--because it's already too busy and I don't want my review to make it crazier--but Piccola Cucina is hands down one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever eaten in. If I had to sum it up in word: heavenly.

                                                                            14. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Bday celebration

                                                                            15. C

                                                                              Chris

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              We were 4 colleagues. Food was great. Service very good. Actual excellent value for money. And good serious vaccination test. Only comment would be that tables are very very close to eachother. Bit uncomfortable with covid.

                                                                            16. PC

                                                                              PatriciaC

                                                                              Key West

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 18, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service1ambience5

                                                                              I enjoyed everything but being so rushed. My group could barley finish our bottle of wine. They kept making us order everything at once and basically everything came out together. You could not enjoy the favor of the food. Very disappointed and will not return even though the food was well.

                                                                            17. AP

                                                                              AliciaP

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 18, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Everything was perfect! For sure we will come back

                                                                            18. JO

                                                                              JacintoO

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 16, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Great as usual Very friendly staff and fresh food all the time

                                                                            19. PK

                                                                              PatrickK

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 15, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Incredible food, lunch deal is incredible value. We’re sure to stop by every time we’re in NYC!

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing service and ambience, but the food brought it to the next level. Best dinner ever.

                                                                            21. i

                                                                              ihatenicknames

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              261 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              261 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                              The food is exquisite. The portions are shareable. The wine list is good. The service is good. Nothing more need be said.

                                                                            22. s

                                                                              siggie

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              Very noisy Solid italian Deserts were especially good

                                                                            23. SK

                                                                              StacyK

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                              The restaurant was amazing and Marco was the best! Best bang for the buck in NyC

                                                                            24. L

                                                                              Loveroffood

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 2, 2021

                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                              Playing a happy birthday song into the street (twice) during lunch was the worst... The pasta was overcooked and sticky

                                                                            25. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 1, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great lunch menu!

                                                                            26. BD

                                                                              BDBnyc

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 1, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Simple and casual serving up great food at a fair price.

                                                                            27. N

                                                                              Nicole

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Food was spectacular. You need a reservation and the place is quite small and noisy, but service is great, fast and everything was al dente.

                                                                            28. LE

                                                                              LewE

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              We enjoyed the service, food, and ambiance but the music was a bit too loud and the overall noise level made conversations over dinner a challenge. It wouldn’t take much to address this to make the dining experience better.

                                                                            29. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Phoenix

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                                              overall3food5service2ambience2

                                                                              Very rushed meal. We did not finish our appetizers before they brought out our mains. Small tables so didn’t have room for both. So they took our appetizers.

                                                                            30. C

                                                                              Colin

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                              Extremely small restaurant, you may be bombarded by the staff or spilled on because they overbook (and may make you wait for a reservation). It’s kind of expected considering the size, so just go in knowing that. The food is fantastic though!

                                                                            31. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Denver

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 25, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Dinner out with my wife in New York! When in New York you really have to try this place. Great atmosphere, very attentive staff, Charming chef from Sicily, and great food. Pair that all up with My beautiful bride and it was a very lovely evening out!

                                                                            32. AL

                                                                              ALSnyc

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 25, 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Great lunch and great service.

                                                                            33. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience1

                                                                              It should say on the reservation whether it’s inside or outside sitting. We were set outside freezings, ruined the entire evening

                                                                            34. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing food and service. Phenomenal wine list!

                                                                            35. M

                                                                              Monica347

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The is always fresh and tasty Never get disappointed and the staff is so so nice and polite I was late and they were getting busy they never let my table go And kept it for me I go there often because it’s great

                                                                            36. P

                                                                              Paolo

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 19, 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                              The food is great; there is a wide selection. Really excellent. The place is very crowded and noisy, which testifies to the excellence of the food but makes talking with your guest quite demanding.

                                                                            37. EW

                                                                              EWlovetoeatout

                                                                              Orange County

                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 18, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Everything perfect and food incredible! Grazie!

                                                                            38. ES

                                                                              EshaS

                                                                              Naples

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                              We had a great time at Piccolo Cucina for my birthday. We sat outside and I loved the ambience with the candles and the dim vibe. They played a happy birthday song which was really sweet and the service was a bit slow at the beginning but after we ordered our food and drink it was fine.

                                                                            39. AW

                                                                              AudreyW

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Waiter is so friendly and the foods are outstanding and delicious

                                                                            40. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 11, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Went here to celebrate my 30th birthday with my husband! Some of the best Italian food in the city as noted in many articles and they were surely right! Wine option waitress provided as well as service was amazing. You knew it was a great place when it was lively on a Monday night! They give a stellar happy birthday rendition! Will def be back

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                                                                            Piccola Cucina Estiatorio is rated 4.8 stars by 859 OpenTable diners

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                                                                            Google Map for Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

                                                                            75 Thompson St New York, NY 10012-4345

                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                              Spring St. and Broome St.

                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                              SoHo

                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                              Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
                                                                              Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm
                                                                              Dinner
                                                                              Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
                                                                              Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                              AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                              Philip Guardione

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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