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Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

4.8
4.8
888 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Piccola Cucina Estiatorio offers typical Sicilian and Greek food.

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Booked 73 times today
  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Cross street

    Spring St. and Broome St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

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

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: August 6, 2021

                                                                            What 888 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
                                                                            • 4.5Value

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                                                                              Tanvi

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Without a doubt, this is the best and most authentic italian in the city!

                                                                            2. ML

                                                                              MackL

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Friendly service, delicious food, authentic Italian ambience…Grazie!!

                                                                            3. MN

                                                                              MNSIOBAL

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              One of the Best in the City. Been coming here for the past 8 yrs. the food, ambiance and service is always superb. This is a must NYC classic to try out.

                                                                            4. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                              Great food and service. Just very crowded and loud, and had to wait 30min after our reservation for our table

                                                                            5. WP

                                                                              WeybridgePubber

                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Very packed so not ideal during these covid times but the food and service are very good

                                                                            6. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Minneapolis

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on January 18, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Service, food, ambiance was above and beyond. Highly recommend!

                                                                            7. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              Dined on January 12, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              As always, great meal. Never a disappointment…

                                                                            8. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Best pasta in town

                                                                            9. SM

                                                                              ShuM

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                              Very nice experience overall, the pasta sauce was bit too salty.

                                                                            10. L

                                                                              Limey

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              42 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              42 reviews

                                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We enjoyed our evening at Piccola Cucina Estiatorio very much. The cuisine, the service, and the ambience were all excellent. The noise level was a bit loud, but we did not let that take away from a lovely evening. We certainly will return again soon. Alan & Patricia Laming

                                                                            11. NB

                                                                              NiccoBarone

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                              Servizio veramente ottimo e caloroso, che ad un italiano lo fa sentire come se fosse tornato in Italia. Piatti molto buoni e materie prime di qualità. Consigliato

                                                                            12. M

                                                                              Maby

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We loved it! The food was spectacular and super tasty. I have to start by saying that I am Italian and am a foodie! The waiter, Marco (from Naples) was really excellent. He suggested what to get and every dish he recommended was very well done and flavorful! Grazie Marco. He also offered the cannoli :) The best the trio di crudo, (cernia The super best!), i wanted sea urchins and they prepared a plate of spaghetti with sea urchin that was just perfect ! The restaurant is cozy and fun! I will definitely come back!

                                                                            13. EG

                                                                              EricG

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food and service! Really fun vibe inside too.

                                                                            14. MI

                                                                              MIRYAMR

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Sofia was great with us, and the food very nice, very italian, the place also very nice.

                                                                            15. KG

                                                                              KaraG

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                              Food was great. Very tight quarters. I wish they offered more wine options by the glass but overall very good

                                                                            16. AG

                                                                              AkikoG

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Such a cute restaurant. The food was delicious and our server was so lively and involved. It was a perfect Xmas eve dinner and would love coming back here.

                                                                            17. AS

                                                                              AlisonS

                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                              Cute little restaurant but too crowded during COvid despite showing immunization cards Tables close together and with masks off to eat , now regret!

                                                                            18. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              One of the best Italian Restaurant 🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖Top Hospitality

                                                                            19. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Really good pasta

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Great food & service , just wish there was a little bit more space inside .

                                                                            21. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Food and service is always outstanding at all locations!

                                                                            22. CJ

                                                                              ChristyJ

                                                                              Atlantic City

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                              Best pasta in NYC. We had grilled calamari with guacamole, pasta with wild boar Ragu, pasta with lobster ragu, and osso busco ravioli. All was delicious, and we were kept plied with wine throughout.

                                                                            23. BR

                                                                              BRIANC

                                                                              Phoenix

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 14, 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                              I read many prior reviews and have to agree with the positive and some negative. The food is very good and the service for the most part also was. They do pack the restaurant. Even without a pandemic, the tables are a bit close for me. I mean I literally got bumped a number of times by staff walking behind me. Noise level is high because of that, but not terrible for two people. Weather permitting I would recommend an outdoor table for space and noise level. The one rest room might have been the tightest one I can remember. Bring a shoe horn. We did feel a bit rushed not by our waiter but the rest of the staff would take away one plate as soon as one of us was done and before the other one was, which we don't like. The food and desserts also came out quickly. I felt prices were reasonable especially for NYC. This and their sister restaurant around the corner were both packed. The sister one is tiny and had a line of people waiting to get in on a Tuesday night. As we walked past other restaurants on the street that looked nice, they were barely 1/3 full. So they obviously are doing something right!

                                                                            24. s

                                                                              shirim

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Wonderful place auusem & perfect & delicious food. The service was excellent

                                                                            25. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Miami

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Awesome place, food and service!

                                                                            26. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Antonio

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Food and service were outstanding. The place is loud, though, and tables very close together. Not unusual for New York.

                                                                            27. B

                                                                              Bruno

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great place, great food. Book in advance to make sure they can accomodate you. Food is outstanding and we were positively surpised by the bill. Both our entrees qualified as Lunch Specials for only $ 11,95 (regular $ 26,95 and $ 29,95) Surrounded by Italian speaking locals made the whole experience even beter.

                                                                            28. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              London

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                              Small, intimate restaurant, tables very close together but it all works well. They don’t offer spirits (no gin & tonic) and only do wine, water or peroni (good for me!). Good food is lovely, authentic, not huge portions but was fine for us. Would definitely return but don’t go if you don’t like a small, very busy (and warm) atmosphere!

                                                                            29. GG

                                                                              GinaG

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                                              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.

                                                                            30. c

                                                                              cowboy

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              99 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              99 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 29, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                            31. J

                                                                              Juppstar

                                                                              Seattle

                                                                              451 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              451 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                              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.

                                                                            32. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              One of my favorite restaurants to go to Stef and the food is excellent

                                                                            33. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                              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 !

                                                                            34. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                            35. JT

                                                                              JulienT

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                              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.

                                                                            36. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Quick and attentive service

                                                                            37. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Two words: authentic and yummy

                                                                            38. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                            39. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                                              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.

                                                                            40. 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.

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                                                                            Piccola Cucina Estiatorio is rated 4.8 stars by 888 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

                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                              Street Parking

                                                                            • 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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