Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Piccola Cucina Estiatorio offers typical Sicilian and Greek food.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Sicilian dishes, really fresh and brought out hot when ready. Best arancini in NYC. Found my favorite Etna Rosa wine on their comprehensive Italian wine list.

FF
London
116 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great value for your money... awesome food and good service very cozy where you actually feel at home

M
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too noisy and seats are too close together. Food was fair. Pasta was ok--not quite al dente. Octopus was not flavorful. Bruschetta was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good - service was very good - small quaint place which started out great - large crowd came in which was fine but then the music volume doubled - I would go back based on menu

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious , true Italian cuisine , simple and wonderful. Our waiter Jacopo was great. Only thing I would change is maybe the lighting as it was kind of dark to read the menu

AM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to spend time with family and friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in NYC, the Cacio e Pepe is my favorite, also the pasta with lobster, the octopus... everything is just delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Sicilian food . They are small in size but have a big heart with a great service. Wheelchairs , baby carriages , small children , the team makes you feel welcome... ah.. the food is excellent with a great service. Did i say that already?

KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. As soon as we walked in we were greeted kindly and shown to our seats. The service was equally as fabulous as the food. There were a good amount of items on the menu including the Arancini, which are authentic, Sicilian rice balls. The wine selection was ample and the decor was very cool. One thing that I will say is that I did feel a bit rushed. My son was finishing his meal and when he put his fork down, the waiter came by to ask if he was done 3 separate times until finally we just gave him the dish. It didn't turn me off enough to not go back. I would recommend.

e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in New York City for so many reasons, it's impossible to list. If you haven't tried it, you must... if you've been before - you know what I'm talking about.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and great environment to be in.

d
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! If you love Italian food, this place is a must try!! We found it strolling through soho and just booked a reservation after reading other reviews online. We had the stuffed calamari was was unlike any other calamari we have tried and DELICIOUS. Burrata was also amazing. For dinner, we delved into the pasta special, lobster spaghetti and the ravioli paired with a glass of red wine. Overall 10/10. Will definitely be back!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Loved everything about this place. The food was absolutely amazing. Thank you. We will be back!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for Valentine’s Day. If you have a large group, opt for another place. Food and service was amazing. Cute and intimate space. Great for dates or tables of 2 or 4. Great selection of wine. Specials that night were great and our waiter was super engaging. I would highly recommend. I loved the open kitchen layout and rustic Italian feel. We will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service. Will definitely take those visiting from out of town here.

C
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect! everything was perfect !! a special thank for Erica !!!

MJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything pretty much tasted the same. It wasn’t terrible but don’t know what all the rave was about. The orecchiette w calamari and pistachio was over salted. Couldn’t eat it. Tasted the same as the tagliatelle w pulpo except that the tagliatelle wasn’t over salted. The squid ink spaghetti was good but tasted the same as the two above minus the cream. There was barley any calamari or pulpo in either dish. Two small prawns in the spaghetti. Way too expensive for pasta w barely anything else. The Italian ceviche was good. But overall wouldn’t ever go back. Very disappointing.

TL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, Piccola Cucina never fails to impress us. Fun vibe, great food, what else?

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Es el restaurante mas divertido de NY!

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great the treat was awesome i deffintly come back

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for mom. They treated us like royalty

B
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Loud, frenetic and fun. If your looking for quiet, traditional Italian, this really isn’t the place.

FP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and Excellent Food.

TOO TOO TOO. NOISY. Solution Less Tables !!!!!!

AA
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, I LOVED IT: THE FOOD, THE PEOPLE, THE AMBIANCE, THE SERVICE.. I WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK! THEY GOT ME. THANK YOU !!

AJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The whole menu is delicious and the prices are quite adequate. Piccola Cucina brings you an experience of some of the best Italian food you can get in the City for a moderate amount of money. The whole staff is always friendly and willing to assist you in anything you may need.

G
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A real gem of a spot with authentic food and service team! We had the black spaghetti (made from scratch), one with Lobster and the other with Lagustino, and both were stellar. The menu is definitely oriented toward fresh seafood which you may want to consider but all of it looks great. A fun vibe overall. Being a smaller restaurant a reservation is definitely a plus as they fill up quickly! Very happy with our experience.

I
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The service is very kind. The waiters really care. Some of the dishes were good and some were not to our taste.
The real real problem is the amount of people seated in this tiny restaurant and the unbelievable noise. We measured it with an application that measures noice level and it was higher than 90 decibels which is already a dangerous level. It’s really incredible
You go to a restaurant to have a nice pleasant evening... you want to listen and talk with your partner and enjoy it. It’s not possible to do it when the noise level is so high and you neighboring tables are almost sitting in your plate.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience , food and service was excellent, but noise level is exorbitant

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good place. Friendly staff and very quality food.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and such a great service from our waitress Erika. Overall everything went very well.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grest experience at this restaurant. Very reasonable prices and the ambiance was great also. Our servers were professional and friendly. The food and wine was excellent!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good authentic sicilian italian. great service of all staff. my go to place. highly recommend cozy fun enjoy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, Alfio was professional and went the extra mile

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here three times now and it is by far my favorite Italian restaurant in Manhattan! The food is always delicious and the service is impeccable! Would highly recommend to any of my Italian family if they are in town. This location does pride itself on seafood so if you are not interested in seafood, I would consider one of the other locations nearby! 10/10

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little piece of Italy in the middle of NY. Great ambiance, staff and FOOD.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!!!!!!!

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