Piccola Cucina Osteria - Spring St.
Friendly service with a buzzy atmosphere, all in a typical Italian restaurant setting. It is matched by home cooking like you would expect to eat in Italy which is one of the keys to the success of the restaurant.
Great care is taken by the chef in choosing the freshest ingredients according to season.
Other two Piccola cucina locations are:
Piccola cucina Estiatorio ( 75 Thompson street )
Piccola Cucina Enoteca ( 184 Prince Street )
Noisy and crowded. Small place but really good food
Need to think of this more as a pasta place than a full restaurant - pasta is amazing, on the down side restaurant is very tight - staff bang into you frequently during your meal especially if you are say nearer to the kitchen
The food and service was amazing. The restaurant is very small but the staff makes up for it with pure entertainment (singing/dancing). During our stay in NYC, it was our top rated meal. The grilled octopus was cooked perfect and we were able to share homemade pasta with wild boar/black truffle. Definite top Italian food for the price. App, entree, wine and dessert bill was under $100.
Loved it and prices are great
This place has great authentic Italian food with a fantastic staff that makes the dining experience even better! Highly recommended.
Excellent food and service!
Excellent food and good value for money. Only setback - tables too small and seats too close to each other.
We have been here several times and it never disappoints! We ordered our usual pasta, Pasta alle Sarde and it was excellent as always. This time, we also tried Spaghetti with Sea Urchins (Ricci di Mare) and it was every bit as delicious and fresh tasting as the sea urchins we enjoyed in Puglia, Italy last year!
It was a challenge to choose from the menu as there are so many fantastic dishes offered.
Once that first hurdle was passed it was then a challenge not to regret as the other tables were being served.
The music and the overall ambiance, staff and decor, were there to complement the culinary experience and somehow enhance it.
Go, enjoy, repeat.
The bathroom was gross, the toilette did not work and I told that some waitress and he ignored my comment. The tables sooooo small I dont know if for lunch they use this local soooo small and for dinner you have another room, but was the most uncomfortable table ever, I lived in Italy 11 years and I can tell thah the food was poor.
Noisy, couldn’t have a conversation! Small, cramped and too warm.
Was served warm beer.
The barrata salad was amazing!! I had a pasta eggplant dish and it was a little disappointing but a huge amount -- I think next time my friend and I will split the pasta and each have a burrata salad -- and there will definitely be a next time!
Cheap, good food but super loud. I guess if it's cheap and good then everyone hears about it and it becomes very popular. Was hard to hear conversation even between two people.
Great as usual
Our favorite restaurant on our visit to New York! It’s very small but has a vibrant atmosphere, delicious food, and great service! Excited to return in the future.
This restaurant is tiny but splendid. The energetic servers create a true Italian atmosphere. Excellent value for the quality of the food, and we really enjoyed the homemade pasta. The blaring birthday song was a nice touch. We plan on coming back and would highly recommend to others in the neighborhood.
What a wonderful experience to be at Piccola Cucina Osteria!! It is our third time and once again, it is memorable for its excellent and fresh ingredients, preparation, superb service, and top-notch wines. We can’t rave enough. Everything is beyond delicious. We can’t wait to go back to this NYC gem.
Non si smentisce MAI! Ogni volta che torno nella grande mela è una tappa fissa! La vera italia a New York!!
Really delicious meal, my 22 yr old son had visited 6 months earlier and said we must go. Can understand why, truly delicious food, great atmosphere, although very cosy on a hot night. A fabulous overall experience.
Excellent food- like being in Italy!! Can’t wait to return!
I thought the food and service was good. If you like noise this is the place for you!! Small and very noisy.
Love the place. Only issue it is so noisy. Great food and service.
On my first visit to this tiny eatery I was delighted. Service was efficient and friendly. Portions were ample. Food was flavorful and nicely presented with limited pretension. The space is tight but on a beautiful day the street front was opened making more elbow room and greater psychic space.
The past was cooked perfectly! The past con sarde had a great sarde(sardine) backbone don't worry for you squeamish out there - 1. it is NOT fishy in any "gross way or whatever you're thinking of; 2 -it adds an incredible umami to the entire dish.
the spaghetti con ricci was fantastic -the butter of the sea along with perfectly al dente spaghetti - a perfect dish. The restaurant is tiny, so go with close friends.
The food and the service was outstanding. I can see why it is ranked as the #1 place to eat in NYC.
The food was fabulous, but the waitress barely paid us any attention. Several members of the waitstaff had to help out as we sat waiting for over 20 minutes to be asked about dessert. Another 20 minutes passed after dessert before we were asked about our check.
They provided good food, but table was too small.
We celebrated my birthday in Piccola Cucina. Amazing. The ambiance was awesome and the staff was super fun. Food was delicious! Definitely going back!
Can’t wait to go back! Sat outside and enjoyed the music pumping from inside the restaurant, it was a beautiful SoHo evening while sipping on Primitivo, the Octopus was tender, the Tagliatelle with Wild Boar and Black truffle was on point! Next time I’ll bring a second stomach!
You need to visit Piccola Cucina Osteria for lunch as most of their pasta and main courses are $11 between 11:30 and 16:00 Monday to Friday. We had Meccheroni Pasta with Eggplant and Green Tagliatelle in Wild Boar Ragu. Both dishes were full of flavour, the cheese added was exquisite. We probably had the best pasta in this place. For dessert we had Cannoli alla Siciliana with a great pistacho flavour. The place was full of customers, so make a reservation and be prepared to wait a bit to be seated. The service is fast and friendly.
Be ready ! This is a cute tiny spot, but with such amazing Italian food ! Been to Italy many-many times and Piccola Cucina always brings me back there with the authentic Italian flavors. You can’t go wrong with anything you might order. The service is great also ! Do yourself a favor and go enjoy a meal there !
Tiny restaurant with too many people squeezed in! Had to pull the table out to get in and out. My partners seafood pasta was amazing, but my pasta and lamb ragu was mediocre.
Outstanding small neighborhood restaurant in New York. Just what I was looking for. Yes, it is noisy and the tables are close together but everyone is friendly and it feels like home. The pasta is fresh and served piping hot. I would highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
Superb service, lovely little curbside cucina... My squid ink seafood spaghetti was heaven.
Authentic Sicilian cuisine. Delicious food. Generous portions. Excellent service.
One of my favorite Italian spots in NYC. The atmosphere is amazing and food is always great.
Always a great meal there, tables just a little tight together.
Typical italian Athomosphere!👍😁 Party Time all the time.
The restaurant is typical NYC...small and tight. The ambience is generally nothing special and it was very dark. The service started off well but ended with slow and non attentive service. They serve fresh pasta but it didn’t have much flavor. I would not recommend the restaurant and I will not plan eat here again. Disappointed because this was The highest rated Italian spot.
What a fun night, the staff are ready to have fun, and wow you with the food. Their play list is kicking. This is a teeny tiny restaurant so prepared to be cozy. And, go for a pasta dish, this isn't the place to hide from the carbs.