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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (27)
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Quiet Conversation (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Live Music (14)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7, 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 6, 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 29, 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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·Dined on December 22, 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 16, 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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·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 3, 2017

Enjoy our visit and plan to return!

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 2, 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 29, 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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·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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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place. Excellent atmosphere. Piano music was excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 16, 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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·Dined on November 10, 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 10, 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 7, 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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 (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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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent as it has always been for years. Great service and food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent from the start
Service was fabulous. I had the veal and it was fantastic and it include potatoes and spinach. Dessert was great too. I would highly recommend.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our favorite dining venues. Always great service and food at reasonable prices. The wait staff will remember you. We are glad Arlington has this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My family and I have been coming here for over 30 years. It's always great. Antonio is the best!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had my mother's 75th birthday dinner here with our family. The ambience is excellent with a live piano player in the background. Delicate and romantic décor which would be nice for a dinner date, as well. Our waiter was right on point; not all over us, but available when appropriate. The menu has an excellent variety from traditional pasta dishes to more notable chef inspired dishes. Everything we ate was outstanding. They even served my mother a profiterole dessert with a small candle for her birthday. I can't wait to return to be able to try some of their wine from , what appeared to b, an extensive list.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Sadly, I was quite disappointed with the meal at the restaurant. There had been such great reviews about it, I was really looking forward to the meal.

The salad was nothing special, but the dressing was tasty. The bread was over warmed and overly dry. I had their eggplant Parmesan, a speciality .. I could barely find the eggplant because it had so much breading I assume.. the sauce was overly salty.

Everyone has their preference when it comes to Italian and it was busy, so maybe it's just my taste having grown on Chicago Style Italian. I won't discourage others from going, but I will not be going back.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

If you are looking for great Italian food in the DFW area there is none better than Picolo Mondo. The ambiance and food quality are like what you'd find in New York. The bartender Emily is fantastic and the owner Antonio, makes you feel like you're family. Always great specials and awesome service. The live piano music makes it the perfect place to bring a date. The prices are very reasonable and the quality is impeccable. A great wine list really rounds things out. If you're traveling to the area, you'll see what a great hidden gem it is. If you live in the area and don't know about it yet, you have to try it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent Italian restaurant the food it’s wonderful the service it’s impeccable the music with the piano its delightful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The Piccolo Mundo is an all time favorite in Arlington (Dallas). The restaurant has great ambience... and the beverages and food are excellent. The service is excellent. We enjoyed the lasagna and the spaghetti bolognese...two favorites.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I must say, even though we were 45 minutes late from our reservation time we were treated as we were right on time. Waiter was very entertaining, food was great and atmosphere was perfect.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing service, amazing food , I ate a chicken soup and
chicken emboltini with mushroom ( like a Cordon Blue) was excellent and finally profiterol dessert made in the restaurant very very fresh.
I recomendable for Italian restaurant.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Piccolo Mondo was delightful as usual. the food is always delicious and the wait staff attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is the best Italian restaurant in DFW area. The environment is very classy. Live piano music, and occasional Horn, and fantastic staff that know how to treat a patron.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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