About Piccolo Mondo

Established over 27 years ago, Piccolo Mondo Restaurant is known as one of the most popular and famous Italian Restaurants in the metroplex. We are centrally located mid way between the cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. We offer lunch Monday thru Friday, and dinner seven nights a week.

829 E. Lamar
Arlington, TX 76011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Collins

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 265-9174

Website:
http://www.piccolomondo.com/

Entertainment:
We have a piano player Tuesday thru Saturdays starting a 7:00pm.

Catering:
We offer catering for groups up to 50.

Parking Details:
Located in a shopping center with Whole Foods Market.

Executive Chef:
Giuliano Casulli

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Piccolo Mondo Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Cozy (19)
Live Music (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely atmosphere with piano music. We always enjoy going to Piccolo

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Piccolo Mondo is a neighborhood gem that my family adores. It’s our go-to place for special occasions. Ambiance is wonderful, upscale but not stuffy. Staff is attentive, service top-notch. Food is sometimes better than others but consistently good with nice options and daily specials. We love this place!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good but not as good as similar places in the price range. Being one of the few upscale places in Arlington , the proprietors are at a great advantage. The live music was fun and nicely executed, but the mauve walls pair poorly with portions of the restaurant that are visually sparse; thus the less than perfect ambiance rating.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice restaurant, just the right ambiance, great pianists, excellent waiter, extremely flavorful food. We enjoyed celebrating our Valentine Dinner there and will continue to be a patron.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

We've eaten at Piccolo Mondo for about 30 years and are never disapponted. Food, service and atmosphere is always the best. Valentine's dinner was no exception, although they do increase the prices which I don't understand. They had a full house but didn't rush us or bring our check until we were completely finished. Exceptional dining experience!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Very Great Experience... my daughter requested oil and vinegarette dressing for her salad, and gluten free pasta and the were kind and accomodated her dietary needs... Our waiter was busy but very attentive and engaging.... Brilliant attentive service, one of the best romantic restaurants in Arlington!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My WIfe and I enjoy the food and service very much.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I arrived at the restaurant and was seated promptly. Our waiter was excellent !! The atmosphere was perfect for celebrating our anniversary. We loved the piano music and she played my requested song of "Fly Me To The Moon". At the end of our wonderful meal we where going to order Tiramisu but to our surprise our waiter brought us a yummy dessert dish with a light candle. I highly recommend Piccolo Mondo for great food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

great food and enjoyed the piano. service was excellent and all around we had a nice time. making a reservation would be recommended on a friday or saturday night.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, Piccolo Mondo didn't disappoint! Tony is always so friendly and accommodating and Miguel is the funniest waiter around! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Impeccable service as always. Have been going for over 20 years

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love Piccolo Mondo and have dined there for years. The food is outstanding and a great value. Service is always perfect! We usually meet friends before dinner for cocktails in the bar. The bar tender has been there for years and knows us and our friends; she always is friendly and takes great care of our bar needs. Can’t go wrong with cocktails and dinner at Piccolo Mondo!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great place for dinner with my hubby or friends. Service is always impeccable. Can't recommend them enough.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our family had a delicious meal to celebrate my son going off to college. Centrally located and easy to find. Service could not have been better. The meal was delicious. I wish gluten free pasta was on the menu but plenty of options .. thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always enjoy this restaurant. Food is consistently good. We enjoy the live piano music and that you can hear to have a conversation with those you are dining with.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This restaurant is wonderful!! Have eaten here anytime I’m in Arlington. Just 2ish closer to where I live.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

After many very good dining experiences over the years, this the first time that the food was lacking and that the service was only fair to poor. Veal Marsela dish, soup of the day and Caesar salad were pedestrian in taste. Our waiter seemed mechanical and perhaps inexperienced and not attentive, which is the opposite of our prior experiences. The size of our party necessitated being seated close to the performers, so that, in addition to the fact that the table was in a heavy foot traffic area all made it difficult for us to converse. However, kudos as usual to the talented piano and saxophone performers. This is one of the very few places to be able to enjoy a lounge area with a variety of music including Cole Porter and the great songs of early and mid 20th century. We believe our Saturday night experience was an aberration and definitely will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great Italian restaurant and best rib eye steak I have had, comparing to Pappas and Del Frisco! Will definitely be going back more frequently!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent service, nice menu, enjoyable evening
This is a little gem of a restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Private room for large party made the night special

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food at this restaurant was really good and quite authentic. We had difficulty understanding what some of the dishes were as many were in Italian. The waiter explained them when we asked. However, this was a department luncheon and although the food came out quickly, the service was not fast and we ended up waiting for quite some time after the meal for wait staff to come to our table. Since it was a workday, we were unable to order dessert as we ran out of time just waiting.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A little like a walk back in time but it was a good time and the food is spot on and good service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a great experience here!! Food and service is 5 stars.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Took my team here for our Christmas lunch. Everyone had a nice time and I heard lots of ppl loved their food. Tortellini, Eggplant Parmesan and Beef Carpaccio were big hits!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went before a high school football game to be close to AT&T stadium. Food was good; service was very good! Miguel, our waiter was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have always liked your restaurant and still do !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Enjoy our visit and plan to return!

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had to wait despite reservation and service was rather abrupt. Our party felt we were an inconvenience rather than valued guests. Food was fair and menues were dirty and torn. Nothing was impressive I’m afraid

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Piccolo Mondo is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. The menu is very good as is the wine list. The food is consistently delicious and freshly prepared and the service is typically outstanding. You can't go wrong if you love Italian food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Visit with few long term clients for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their food and we a were able to hear everything which is hard to do in most other restaurants in Arlington.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place. Excellent atmosphere. Piano music was excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It is my number favorite restarunt food makes me dance a little in my chair!!!!!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I thought the food was good and the place did serve well for business related dinner. I liked the live piano player which gave a nice setting. I would have liked more attention to drink refills and to have been offered take out boxes. This environment did serve our purpose well.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very nice place to be. Great food and great servers. Tested first time and it met my exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent menu selections and wine list. You can price point your meal as you like. From many very flavorful Italian dishes to hand cut steaks and seafood. We were there on a Thursday evening and the piano player with saxophone accompiament in the bar - were outstanding as well!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Piccolo Mondo, a neighborhood gem that never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Mediocre food and way overpriced for the quality.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is my go-to Italian restaurant in Arlington. It is one of the few restaurants where you can have a conversation without shouting across the table. Never had less than an excellent meal. My only disappointment is the so-called Italian bread served with dinner. Hard to find a restaurant that serves Italian bread with the right density in this area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding food and the overall ambiance was excellent. our party of 6 requested a round table and it made for a perfect evening of dining and conversation. Our waiter Miguel did a great job of fulfilling our every need.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I just love Piccolo Mondo! Truly a gem in Arlington. It’s elegant and cozy! Food is spectacular and service is outstanding. It’s our family’s go to place for special occasions. Live music is perfect for the setting.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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