Piccola Cucina Osteria - Spring St.

4.7
1548 reviews
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Piccola Cucina Osteria was the second US restaurant for Piccola Cucina and opened in Januray 2013 in the heart of Soho.
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 )
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SB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic italian place. Food was delicious and the service impeccable! I totally recommend

G
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Italian and I totally recommend this place: the cooking is amazing and if you want to experience an Italian atmosphere that is the place to go! A+

RW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews don't deceive. This restaurant - and the entire experience from beginning to end - was outstanding. The quality of the food was excellent. The service was efficient, friendly and helpful. The volume and type of music was a surprise but it worked and the staff playing along added to the enjoyment. Overall there was just a great vibe in this small and compact space with everyone - diners and staff alike - seeming to enjoy the experience. It occurred to me that when you are this good you don't have to be pretentious and that was very apparent throughout the evening.

MA
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Real Italian food, excellent risotto, good atmosphere.
A bit too noisy because of a girls' birthday party.

c
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a good Italian place everywhere, AND someone will always have something to say, but I truly loved this place. The service was phenomenal (which unfortunately is hard to come by sometimes) and the food was "insert true cliche" AMAZING! So when the big bill came after appetizers, a bottle of wine, two main meals, dessert, dessert wine and a single espresso, I had no qualms or outrage about anything. If you're wanting a cheap meal, don't come. If you want a truly great experience with food that's NOT fussy Italian and Olive Garden "traditional," you come here. Stay for several hours and have amazing food.

F
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastica vera cucina italiana e grande accoglienza e simpatia di tutti. Super Eleonora. Straconsigliato. Fabio

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JB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

For e restaurant rates no 1 on trip advisor this was very disappointing. Spaghetti with seafood has 2 prawns , 4 mussels , some chopped up calamari and the portion of pasta small. Pasta with lamb ragu was heavy and mediocre in taste.
The manager accommodates us with free deserts and a discount on the bill but however good the service was dis not excuse a mediocre meal

JD
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

With such high ratings, our expectations were high. Our wine was spoiled. It was our own fault for not saying anything about it, but we were not confident we would have been taken care of if we did. The seating was ridiculous. Our tables had no room and we were bumping elbows with the guests next to us. The food was not great, especially for the price. The whole time we were there we couldn't wait to be done. I have no idea how this place gets such great ratings if it's like this every night. We did have reservations, and honestly when we walked up we should have kept walking. Extremely loud music, made it near impossible to even think. The only thing that made us smile was that there was a birthday and they thoroughly embarrassed the couple. We didn't think we were dining at a place that would do that, but when we clearly did, it at least brought a smile to our faces.

E
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We we’re celebrating our 13 years old daughter’s birthday and we had a great time! Wel’ll come back for sure next time we’re in NYC

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was outstanding, but the restaurant is really small and crowded, but worth the effort.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening here. Service was friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic. Definitely recommend!

JT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation for 4 people on a Tuesday night, which I'm positive wasn't during peak season of Piccola Cucina's clientele. That said the restaurant is small and does not seat many customers. While I do recognize there are limits to the amount one can do with the space provided to them, I think for a business that gets as high a rating as it has across the board- it needs to get better at serving its guests appropriately.

This restaurant has several well recieved locations in different parts of the world but is unable to give reliable service to its guests who try to reserve seats at its venue. Bluntly put, if you make a reservation at this restaurant they do not guarantee you a seat at your reserved time. Now given the limited seating (due to the small size of the restaurant) it makes sense that a reservation may not be ready exactly on time but when I saw multiple parties including my own have wait times of 20 minutes or greater- I begin to think it's less about the dining customers at the venue, but the restaurant not trying to accommodate people who have made a reservation.

The restaurant is well known and recieved as a place with amazing food given the price you walk out paying. It has an $11 lunch special and a large local following. It would probably be fine without taking reservations at all. But the big thing here is that Piccola Cucina DOES take reservations and doesn't appear to bat an eye when they have to turn expecting diners away.

DG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a tiny gem. The food was exquisite and the service outstanding. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent restaurant. The food, ambiance and service was great!

JH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a find! On a quiet street on a Monday night, there was a queue on the pavement to get in. I had a reservation and was seated quickly. Their rating at the top of Trip Advisor is warranted. Excellent food, crisp service, and prices that are not eye watering.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Locale molto carino.
Pochi posti a sedere quindi prenotate sempre.
Cibo davvero buono.
Pasta italiana con sughi italiani fatti con prodotti di qualità.
Super consigliato.

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LG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational and 100% authentic Italian. Always a warm welcome and excellent value.

P
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

dopo giornate a mangiare americano finalmente un VERO RISTORANTE ITALIANO.... Consigliatissimo e prenotazione necessaria... Ottimi i primi (linguine al branzino e pasta alla norma). dolci eccezionali... conto nella norma x NY

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

カプレーゼとパスタを頼みましたが、どちらも最高に美味しかったです‼他のメニューも次回是非食べたいです!スタッフの対応も丁寧でかなりおすすめです。

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C
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Original Italien food, hand made noodels in best quality and a very good wine.

W
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Have eaten here before and glad I returned! I love their pasta selections and sauces. Bon appetito

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was spectacular!

CD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small (intimate), appropriately priced, fantastic atmosphere, excellent service and above all the most amazing food.

Throughly recommended.

OT
Belgium
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner while visiting NY

SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Felt like I was in a small Italian restaurant in Tuscany. Food was delicious and interesting. If you like octopus—I would recommend that appetizer.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. Even the vege

TC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Fast and friendly service. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great!

S
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cibo buonissimo e veramente italiano! Porzioni grandi e buon rapporto qualità prezzo.... in due abbiamo speso circa 50€ mance escluse.
Il personale parlava quasi tutto italiano e anche il personale americano sapeva qualche parola ! Tutti gentili e simpatici! Ci ritornerei sicuramente

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place !! Amazing food, great service and they topped it off with a happy birthday song that my son surprised me with for my bday three days ago!!! Highly recommended!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved a table here for my friend and I, and good thing I did because the restaurant is quite small! However, the close knit corners created an environment that made the restaurant feel like everyone was a community and a small family.
The staff was so friendly and were open to starting conversations with us. I could tell that they really loved working there and were very excited to be serving us authentic Italian food.
We loved the food we ordered and expressed how amazing it was to the staff. When they brought us the check, they even gave us free cannolis. The value of this food was amazing. The prices are set not too high, so that it's affordable.
I thank the restaurant for the wonderful experience in Soho, NYC, and I will be coming there again!!!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s very tiny but fun and nice staff

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfect for everything! I love this place!

N
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were spectacular. Wait staff was friendly and polite.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent with quality of food, service, and comfort! Never fails to deliver unparalleled service!

A
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piccola never disappoints- it is truly the best place to eat Italian food in all of New York City!

KG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite fresh, homemade Italian and Sicilian food in the city!

F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, warm friendly service. Tables close together make for a cozy ambiance where you can speak with fellow diners makes for a great evening out and a memorable memorable meal

F
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and plenty of it! Great vibe about this place, lovely Eleanora took great care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, highly recommend a visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

É stata una bella esperienza
Un ambiente veramente familiare.

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