Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

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Hours
Sun
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Sicilian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Does this restaurant serve Lombard food?
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Piccola Cucina Estiatorio offers typical Sicilian and Greek food.
CUISINES
Italian, Sicilian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles823 reviews
Excellent
749
Very good
34
Average
14
Poor
10
Terrible
17
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

FatCatTabby
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We came on a Tuesday night and there was a line up so make sure to make reservations! No cocktails available at this restaurant but we did order some beers to start. We were able to bring our own wine for a corkage fee. We shared the rice balls, wild boar meatballs and lobster/guac and burrata/mush bruschetta-all excellent! For our mains we ordered the lasagna(which my husband raved about), mussel/linguine special and the grilled branzino, which were wonderful! I asked the server if they could debone the fish for me, which he replied they could not. When the fish arrived, it had been deboned! So happy! My daughter’s Milanese chicken was really tasty but it was huge and could have easily fed two people. The desserts were yummy too. Because the restaurants is small and so busy, it felt a little rushed at times(and a tad on the hot side)but we understand the need to turn tables over. The service was very attentive despite the restaurant being packed. I highly recommend!
Written 4 July 2021
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Don K
Miami114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 business
Visited New York for business and a co-worker was pleading that we eat Italian...and I found this establishment via some exceptional reviews. This is a quaint restaurant, rather small, but large in character. Having toured Italy, I would characterize Piccola Cucina as extremely authentic. Our server was from Sicily, the server waiting the table next to us from Rome. The wine list was 100% Italian, the most extensive, comprehensive list of offerings that I have ever seen outside of Rome, Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast. Dinner was amazing. We both feasted on the Burrata con pomodorini e basilico and Ravioli stuffed with ricotta in a mixed mushroom sauce featuring sausage meatballs. The restaurant offers a solid selection of seafood options! I will note that the restaurant was packed and people never stopped trying to get in. Looks like reservations are a must for this charming, delicious eatery...that will for an hour or so make you feel as though you are on the Italian coast. Highly, highly recommend!
Written 6 March 2020
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Viaggi
New York City80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere! We sat outside and it was very nice. Everything we ate was delicious - burrata, arancini, octopus salad, seafood pasta, branzino (cooked perfectly!) and a side of vegetables (tasted just like Italy). Benedetta made an amazing Aperol Spritz and then when I ordered another, showed me how to make it (Grazie, Benedetta!). The cannoli are also excellent. The waiters are Italian and are very nice. As someone who lived in Italy extensively, I am picky about Italian food. Look forward to coming back for many more meals.
Written 5 July 2020
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Mr Epicure
Miami10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We reserved at the last minute via 'open table' and when we arrived we were seated fairly quickly. The service was good for this very small and crowded restaurant, and very noisy. As for the food, it seems that Sicilian cooking can be tailored for American tastes : in other words taking the tastes out of most of the tasty ingredients starting with the complimentary sun-dried tomato and caper purée. The sea food pasta plates were over salted and bathed in sauce as if to compensate the lack of taste from the starters and making tasting the pasta impossible. In general the place lacks subtlety.
Written 24 February 2020
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T K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
Even my Sicilian-American parents would have been impressed with the food and wine. Our family gathering was served delicious appetizers of rice balls, crispy calamari and eggplant Parmesan among others. The homemade lamb, osso bucco raviolis were to die for. Dessert was an amazing cannoli consisting of a fresh, crunchy shell and sweet, creamy filling. The wait staff couldn't have been more accommodating and courteous despite how busy it was. Can't say enough about the experience. If I could give more than five stars, I would!
Written 14 June 2021
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Shawn H
Washington DC408 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
We came here for our first night's dinner on a recent trip to NYC. While the food was good, the pasta was well cooked, and the service was adequate - there were just too many people crammed into this small restaurant. We sat a two-top right next to the large open window to the front patio, after sidling in between tightly crammed tables and encouraging the table next to us to remove their purses from our seats and hold them on their laps. The small space was made a bit more uncomfortable by having very large format menus. If the physical size of the menu is greater than the distance between tables - it makes things extra challenging. In addition, the poor staff had to try to get in and around the restaurant with essentially no extra space at the serving stations, making things rough to avoid a bit of jostling. I'd prefer to come back on a quiet night (if there is such a thing) to avoid feeling so close to everyone.
Written 2 October 2021
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Carl
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 friends
Yesterday ive been here with friends and I’ve never experienced anything like that in NY… food is exceptional we tried couple of different appetiser and a few different pastas. Our server Marco made us feel at home by explaining the menu in details, and suggested specials we all loved. he did an extremely good job by taking care of us at all time even tho he was extremely busy, over all probably the best service we experienced in NY. Will come back 100%
Written 29 January 2022
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Karina K
Queens1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Piccola is my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. They offer authentic Sicilian food with a great ambiance. Always prompt service, affordable, pasta dishes are to die for, never ate grilled octopus or ribbon zucchini better than here. I usually celebrate my birthdays in this restaurant, and it never disappointed me!
Written 8 July 2023
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dimachik
Tbilisi38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
We arrived on a busy 8th of March evening for my wife’s birthday dinner, though we were a bit early the staff organized a table and their overall attitude to their job was impressive. The location is small and noisy but it creates the atmosphere of NYC, we expected the place to be like that. The food was perfection. fritto misto was huge and fresh. penne al pomodoro and bucatini cacio e pepe were delicious. Bonus: tutti parlano Italiano 👌🏻🤌🏻🇮🇹
Written 9 March 2023
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Kyle K
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Wow! I would give this six stars if I could. Nice quaint Italian restaurant in the SOHO district. The bruschetta was the best I’ve had since dining in Italy 11 years ago. I had the Bucatini pasta with the cacio cheese and pepper. They brought out a giant block of cheese to the table then proceeded to melt the cheese with the pasta, then added the black pepper. It was delicious! My wife had the lasagna and it was hands down the best lasagna I’ve ever tasted. Not sure how anyone could give this restaurant anything but five stars- it was amazing!!!
Written 25 March 2022
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NKimzey
Washington29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
This is one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten in my life! And we’ve eaten all over the world. I had the lasagna which was different than any lasagna I have ever had before, but it was so divine I almost cried when it was all gone. My husband had the Bucatini Cacio e pepe. They cook the bucatini (thicker than spaghetti) and then put the cooked pasta in a massive block of cacio cheese until the pasta melts cheese onto the noodles. Then they scoop out the pasta and melted cheese and put fresh cracked pepper on it. The entire restaurant stopped and watched while it was happening because it was absolutely fascinating. I absolutely will eat here every time we come back to New York! It is a small quaint place with a chef straight from Sicily Italy.
Written 25 March 2022
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Travel Addict
Toronto37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Showed up for our 730pm reservation on time. Patiently waited outside in a chilly wind tunnel for 25 minutes with no follow-up. Entered to get an update and encountered zero empathy. Was seated about 5 minutes later. The crowd has deteriorated from cheerful locals to obnoxious tourists. We decided to leave. It’s too bad the food and service used to be great we’ve visited this location many times over the past decade or more. Very disappointing experience.
Written 26 November 2022
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Chachairis
Los Angeles50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
My daughter took us here on our last night in NYC. What a treat! We didn’t have a reservation but they could accommodate us. The restaurant is cute and quaint. The service was great. The food was delicious. We got the grilled calamari and I thinks it’s the best Calamari I’ve ever had. We ordered two pastas and a salmon tartar. Everything was delicious. The rigatoni with pesto and lobster melted in your mouth. But what was especially nice was one of our party could not eat dairy and the staff went out of their way to ensure that his dish was dairy free. And last but not least, their wine list was awesome. Highly recommend. Will definitely go back when we’re in town.
Written 10 November 2022
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Benedetta T
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
This place is Our second home far from home. Me and my husband continue to come here to eat almost every week, here we enjoy the best food and company in the city. Especially the waiters makes you fell like their best friends, can’t change it with nowhere else. Sometimes the chef got inspired by Us and create a special dissert out of nowhere (just for me! 😍) will continue to come and come always ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 16 December 2022
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Alsea P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 friends
just visited this place in soho after a friend recommended it. food is amazing as an italian i must say this is way better and authentic that any other place in NY… portion are huge and service is incredibly ready to help you out. never been in a better place in yet.
Written 15 November 2021
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