Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

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$30 and under
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Italian
Piccola Cucina Estiatorio offers typical Sicilian and Greek food.
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing! The food, the service, the ambiance, the birthday song! Only thing is that the restaurant is small so it can get pretty warm inside.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Please, take away the TV. You have such a nice place with warm atmosphere, the TV is terrible to look at and it gives a ugly blue light in the room. I understand you want to advertise, but please do it another way, your restaurant is much to nice!!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best one in NYC!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I prefer the simpler fare at the Spring St version

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Never disappoints.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always, you are never wrong by choosing PC
It’s all about quality and real Italian experience

P
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was so good! Perfect night! Thanks

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long wait, great service , amazing food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They celebrated my mother’s 70th birthday 👍🎉

NA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely great. Only negative was the restaurant was CRAMMED with people and incredibly loud. Would be a more pleasant experience if they removed 4 - 6 seats in there - would still be full but wouldn't feel as cramped and you wouldn't need to shout to be heard by the person sitting opposite you

AH
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Friendly and helpful staff

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my son’s birthday and they made us feel so welcome and everything was delicious!! Will be back doon

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is so authentically Sicilian that you feel like you are in Sicily. The waiters all speak with thick Italian accents and they are very engaging and fun.. The food is consistently delicious especially the Pasta options which are served in the pans in which they are prepared. Such a fun place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my Birthday, it was a great dinner.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Piccola Cucina Estiatorio for a great birthday celebration. Having just gotten back from Italy, it was great to find a place in NYC that brings us the true essence of the Italian culture. Food is fantastic, service was superb and the overall experience was wonderful!

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, a bit crowded and load but the seafood selection was amazing and the squid in pasta is a must

SA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I honestly love this restaurant. The food is always delicious and the staff is sweet.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!! Would definitely come back toward the excellent service:)

f
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

This place is very cramped and in a storefront space., and if you want to have an actual dinner conversation fuhgeddaboutit. It seems fine for a millennial or younger crowd. I found it uncomfortable. The service was quick and very nice, and the food was decent but not earth-shattering. Still seemed pricey for what is was and my pasta seemed overcooked. The glass of Sicilian rose I had was surprisingly good. I took an older friend there. She really could not hear the waiter saying the specials - it was just impossibly loud, plus seating so crammed. My friend took her seafood pasta dish home, and informed she had "issues" after eating it the next day. Yes, it is always risky eating leftovers and especially seafood leftovers, but I mention this anyway as a precaution.

Other thing I didn't realize before making the reservation: the menu is 90% seafood, so if you are with people that want more variety this is also not the place for you.

M
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great place for casual gathering. Tasty and reasonable. A bit too noisy for formal occasions.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

😉 amazing

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really really nice authentic Italian meal. Pretty noisy but that’s half the fun. One meal outstandingly better than the other. Wine list very exy. Tight seating but had some great conversation with another diner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I went on my birthday with family and it was amazing. The food was delicious, service excellent, and ambience spectacular. Would definitely go again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly servers. It was a bday celebration dinner and they helped us to freeze the cake and cut it!🥳

TB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Considering all the care we took to check out this restaurant after several respected recommendations, we had a disappointing evening. The major factor dampening the experience was the absolute head-banging NOISE of the restaurant--not just noisy, well beyond that. We could not hear the waiter talk to us--shout at us--and we could not hear each other confer about what to drink or eat. That's crazy. In the end, the food was all right, not great--and the experience was one we were happy to walk away from. This might be the perfect spot for large groups of people who love to shout from one end of a long table to the other, or groups who really don't want to talk while they dine. I am sure we are not the first diners to feel this sentiment. We aren't interested in going back to see if it's quieter on another night.

AF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE, and the vibes. I highly recommend! My favorite Italian restaurant in the city

L
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place takes me back to Sicily...the food is creative, delicious and authentic; the pasta and fish are as fresh as it comes; the staff is attentive and really helpful about anything; everyone has a smile and clearly loves what they do. I will be back.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food superb but the noise was extremelly strong. It de as impossible to talk to my wife during the dinner. But I have to say it is very common in NY this over over over noise.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in New York City.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Food In Soho

C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was 4 out of 5, (but maybe we didn’t order the best of the best.) I would definitely go back to try again

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal!

C
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, the food was delicious and the service was awesome.
Well done!

CT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, authentic Italian cuisine, it’s where the Italians go to eat. The service is awesome.

WD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sicilian food, The best we had since coming back from Sicily. Grazie mille.

AA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the waiters are the best. The atmosphere here is so warming and you will definitely have a great time at this restaurant, it's a must when you're visiting New York.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food, busy and energetic

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday dinner!!

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