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Piccolino - Manchester

8 Clarence Street, Manchester, M2 4DW

(((() Italian
Main course: £11
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Open from 11:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 11:00 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Excellent steaks Dover Sole off the bone a must order!

Miller John 01 March 2017
from Stockport

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With a menu of both classic and contemporary Italian dishes, Piccolino offers a chic Mediterranean dining experience in the heart of Manchester city centre.

With a vibrant and contemporary atmosphere, Piccolino restaurant evokes the charm of traditional Italian dining. Bringing the finest seasonal ingredients to the high street, Piccolino offers tasty, hand-prepared dishes. The varied Piccolino menu offers Italian favourites as well as new, ambitious combinations, like roast pumpkin, pancetta and gorgonzola risotto, or a platter loaded with fresh, tasty antipasti.

An exciting canapé menu offers intense flavours, ideal for sampling with a glass from the extensive, well selected wine list at Piccolino restaurant and bar, or an option from the international beer selection. Piccolino takes pride in its range of classically decadent desserts, like dark chocolate and amaretto mousse or creamy panna cotta with mulled plums and orange.

The open-style kitchen at Piccolino – Manchester lets diners witness the passionate chefs at work. Manchester Opera House and the Arndale Centre are less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Piccolino - Manchester

8 Clarence Street, Manchester, M2 4DW

Contact +44 1618359860

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Customer reviews for Piccolino - Manchester

4.4 (((() (based on 328 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Chris Lloyd from Manchester

    Excellent food and service. We were made to feel very welcome. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • ((*** 13 March 2017 by Mark Jacewicz from Manchester

    We used to enjoy coming to Piccolino (when it was a smaller place) but not now. We have been twice recently and thought first time it was far too big, noisy and rushed.We gave it the benefit of the doubt on that occassion, but after having just visited it didn't improve, if anything the experience was worse.For us it's a little too much style over substance, food of a reasonable standard, nothing bad but nothing particularly great either - just okay. The main grumbles are overall that the prices do not match the quality of the food too expensive, however, the main issue is that the place is too fussy, over attentive staff taking your plate off your table the second you have finished. One of the waiters was taking your drinks away off the table when you hadn't even finished them - totally rude to that. You feel rushed to finish off your meal because they are always busily setting up tables. On another note the tables are far too close to each table so much so that when waiters or anyone for that matter walks past you, you are nudged and you just don't feel any privacy.
    Overall, we will not be rushing back here that's for sure and would suggest going to a better place and there are several better places in Manchester.

  • ((((( 1 March 2017 by Miller John from Stockport

    Excellent steaks Dover Sole off the bone a must order!

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Nathan Bithell from Newcastle-under-Lyme District

    The experience was fantastic. Service was prompt and efficient. Staff are aware of all things on the menu and are willing to give advice on which dishes to choose. The lunch menu is great value. Food is flavoursome. It was my third visit and there will be many more to come. I don't have any complaints at all.

  • ((((* 27 February 2017 by Sarah O'hana from Manchester

    I met 2 friends for lunch and we had a very nice time - the staff were very friendly and accommodating and we were not rushed at any point despite our 5 hour stay! The food was excellent and arrived just when expected. I would have preferred a table at street level instead of once again being seated a long way back in the downstairs area behnd a column.

  • (((** 27 February 2017 by Sarah Leeming from Manchester

    very warm welcome. The service was very slow and we had to chase for service. The food was excellent.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Shirley Zhao from Manchester

    Service was great, food was nice and loved all my dishes especially the scallops. I'll definitely return. :)

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Paul Dickinson from Wigan

    Amazing food,excellent service from the moment we arrived.could not fault this restaurant.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Andrew Mcelhinney from Manchester

    Very good service and great night

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Peter Coleman from Bolton

    Have to say, the service at Piccolinos is suberb, Very friendly and attentive staff. As for the food, well it ticks all my boxes. I had pasta with smoked salmon, tasty! We were sitting near the pizza making section and they looked fantastic. I may try one next visit. This was only my second time at Piccolinos but it certainly won't be the last.

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