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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (31)
Romantic (31)
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Quiet Conversation (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Live Music (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We have absolutely loved Piccolo Mondo. We just moved to arlington from Dallas & this our "go to" On Thursday evening. Perfect start to the weekend.
We really enjoy the live music. The food is always yummy.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 13, 2017

It seems as though the quality of food keeps going downhill. Last year, it took them three tries to get my order right and they couldn't, so I had to order something else. On the 13th of this month, the selection of specials was not impressive and the quality of the main courses on the menu had diminished. It's too bad, because we have been loyal customers of theirs for so many years!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was perfect, as usual. The food never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Piccolo Mondo is an exquisite Italian restaurant with unique Italian dishes that are all very good! Service and atmosphere are fantastic as well. My wife and I dined there on our first date, my marriage proposal and last weekend for her birthday!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

It was a nice experience. Surroundings were pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I came here for my mother's birthday dinner and it was wonderful. The staff was very attentive but not overly so, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere with very attentive servers. Food was very good. The salad with the "Italian Cream" dressing was outstanding. Green beans and potatoes were plain and not anything to rave about, however the veal was quite tasty. Tiramisu was just about the best we ever had and the cream puffs were delicious. Our table was a bit small. Disappointed with clientele attire. This restaurant was elegant enough to warrant a dress code requiring no cut off jean shorts and T-Shirts. Casual to dressy would have been more appropriate. It is disrespectful to the restaurant as well as people who dress nicely. Some of the clientele were dressed for a fast food restaurant. Perhaps the close proximity to an amusement park is responsible for the lack of proper attire.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had an awesome dinner. We had an extra person join us at the last minute and they were so accommodating! The food was awesome from appetizers to the main course. So many options and everyone liked their meal. the service was so friendly, efficient and professional.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Atmosphere was fantastic, food was outstanding as well. However they waiter was absent more than present but no issue to complain. Overall was more than expected. Will definitely return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Piccolo is one of our favorite restaurants. In fact we met there over five years ago. Prior to that it was known as a lovely old world place. Great bar. The piano player always knows our favorite songs. The food is always excellent and the service is great. The bartenders know what we want on sight.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place for great Italian Food. Pleasant atmosphere and great service.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was very good very pleased we go there all the times

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food and exceptional service delivered consistently. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant, staff and food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Favorite for family celebrations of birthdays and anniversaries.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Piccolo Mondo never ceases to Amaze me. The menu is fantastic, the service, perfect. We had the best time, always do.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fabulous! Ran & Jan

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Nice atmosphere and friendly service.. Carlos was great! The live music was awesome too.. Really enjoyed my experience here.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The group all enjoyed their meal. Veal was excellent. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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