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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.
Arlington, TX 76011
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have a piano player Tuesday thru Saturdays starting a 7:00pm.
We offer catering for groups up to 50.
Located in a shopping center with Whole Foods Market.
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Piccolo Mondo Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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