Piccola Italia Ristorante

4.7
528 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Piccola Italia is family owned & operated since 2001.
We offer authentic Italian cuisine from all regions if Italy with an old world Italian ambiance. Piccola has a full bar, offering wine , spirits and a wide selection of beer.

We consider all of our customers family, so come on down and be a part of the love that is Piccola.
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LK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tried it, did it.
I thought it was slightly expensive $129.00+ for 4 people. The food was priced fairly, but the drinks I thought were expensive, especially when one of our group had Diet Coke. One drink was around $12.00 if I recall correctly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Right in sat right down and was able to relax

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LT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice for our group. Would go back again. The food was outstanding.

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RO
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OVERALL EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE WITH FOOD AND AMBIANCE ! ! !

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu abundant and varied with many favorites. Food was excellent and wait staff attentive.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends. The food and drinks were excellent and the staff was nice. Would recommend for a nice night out. Will be back.

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NH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had made a reservation via Open Table and were pleased to see that it was posted at the restaurant, as some prior reviews indicated that had been an issue for them. We dined on a very busy Saturday night. Service was very good even though the restaurant was jammed. The Mrs. enjoyed a wonderful Italian Manhattan to start the evening off which was thoroughly enjoyed. Dinner entrees were veal piccata, which was tasty but the sauce was a bit watery. The other veal dish selected , veal paolini, was veal sauteed with jumbo shrimp, artichokes, roasted red peppers and served over fettucini with a gorgonzola cheese sauce, which was very tasty, but quite rich. We also shared a dessert, lemoncello cake served with a generous portion of whipped cream! Overall, all were delicious and we look forward to coming back to try other tempting menu choices!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything about this place was fabulous, Food was great, Service was a little slow, but then again it was a very busy Saturday. Can't complain. Enjoyed every minute of this place. Would highly recommend this place to anyone

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Been a few times and consistently great! This last visit they were booked to capacity, with events going on on the city- but the service and quality of food didn’t suffer in the least! Highly recommend!

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MM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was done very well from the Calamari to the Meatballs to the fabulous Cannoli’s. Great meal, very cool atmosphere.

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Piccola and Lise. Will miss her when she has her baby. She’s one of a kind!!

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m
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were visiting Manchester from Maine and were looking for good Italian food. We found Piccola on a local website and made a reservation. The service was friendly and good, the music excellent with traditional Italian classics, and the food excellent. I tried the Chicken Parmesan that come with linguini, and a side of meatballs. My wife had the eggplant parmesan which came with linguini. The potions were so large we could not finish them.The salsa were excellent with a house vinaigrette. The bread was warm and soft, right out of the oven. We will definitely be back and with the lack of good, authentic Italian establishments back home, we would make the hour and twenty minute trip to Piccola for dinner again! It is worth the trip!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience. We have been eating at Piccola for 14 years and love the food and experience. Overall our experience this time was great, however it did take them about 10-15 minutes once we set down to order our drinks and deliver them. Otherwise we love Piccola

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in NH, imo. Outstanding in every way.

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JP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our experience at Piccola Italia was absolutely fabulous! The food there is authentically Italian and delicious!

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good a bit pricey but good. Service was exceptional, she was born in Italy very nice waitress!!

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GF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was excited to attend for my birthday dinner with my family-party of 4. Waited a long time for service although our waiter was upbeat and pleasant. After hearing the beer on tap my son made a selection. After a long wait, he was told it was unavailable. ..as was the second choice. Third time is a charm I guess.
Appetizers came out fairly promptly however our main entrees took forever! In addition, two of the 4 meals came to the table and it took 5 minutes for the second two to arrive. Why didn't they just wait for all 4?
Dessert was served on a warm plate with warm forks from the kitchen, so the whipped cream on the tiramisu turned to soup before arriving to the table.
Overall service was very slow. Seemed like our waiter had too many tables. He managed to check in but we had to ask for things twice before it arrived..utensils, oil for the bread...things like that. It's those details that make or break an experience. Was not the best night out. Have had better Italian food at my house and certainly better bread- no rolls with packages of butter. Expected more.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been coming to your restaurant since the 1st year you opened. We're never disappointed and look forward to returning again.
We came this past Saturday to celebrate my wife's birthday and we are still talking about it 3 days later.
We shared the shrimp appetizer that was out of this world, Both entries were exceptional and we brought home the dessert because the portion size of the meals are large.
Our server was great, attentive but not pushy and very helpful and engaging when making suggestions.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in the heart of the city. Great food, good prices, and outstanding service.

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M
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, service is very personable, food is excellent and cooked to order. Highly recommend!!!

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish an excellent dining experience.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Hot in quickly because we made reservation on line. It was a very busy time (6:30), and was very loud but tolerable. Our food was tasty and hot on arrival. Waitress was personable and it looked like others were helping each other out as it was busy.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This is the 2nd time I made a reservation and it was not honored

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g
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. We went there for my Mom's 80th birthday and were not disappointed.

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for pre-show dinner. A bit noisy but tolerable. Food was served quickly, hot and delicious. Will be a go-to for me if in Manchester for shows/games.

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came on Valentines Day and had a great experience. Very busy but server was attentive and very friendly. We liked it so much we came again a week later. I requested my favorite table and it was made ready in minutes. Great food. After all that’s what matters most. We can’t thank you enough for your great restaurant.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great choice!!

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T
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very crowded, early for our reservation so sat at the bar. Decided to have dinner at the bar because restaurant was so packed. Food was amazing. Bartender could have been a little more attentive but was also doing the service bar so very busy. Would definitely return again.

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JF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and outstanding service.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service and ambiance was perfect. Easily my new favorite restaurant!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Valentines

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MD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was awful, waitress was brutal, special was to be pork lion turned out to be pork cutlet. Drink special was to be served with fresh fruit, don't know what the heck it was there was no fresh fruit.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and above average service! Will go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place!

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Veal Picata and butternut squash ravioli were both excellent and server was very good.

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EK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

On Valentine’s Day I understand that restaurants want to capture as many guests as possible; profitable for the restaurant and more accommodation for the client. However, the tables were too close. Along with this, I felt like my table in particular was added in and it was right next to the servers alley - I could not drink or pour my wine with my left arm for fear that it might accidentally get hit by a server...way too close. The food quality was good and the server was delightful. I would go back again, just not on Valentine’s Day.

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A very nice Valentine’s Day. The eggplant Della nonna was incredible! My husband and I moved away from Manchester years ago, so it was wonderful to return to an old favorite. My only complaint? Although we arrived early to a less than full restaurant on a holiday evening, the service wasn’t very good. We had to ask for bread and for refills on water and wine. Although I put in our appetizer order early while my husband parked our car, it took FOREVER for our waitress to come back for our dinner order. It was fine. We had a great evening. But still! Bread, please!!!!

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was outstanding! We had difficulty understanding the waitress. I would definitely recommend coming here!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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NL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emilia and her entire staff are fabulous in addition to the quality of their food. Perfect choices for any taste whether pasta, fish, chicken, pork, deserts, etc. our favorite Italian restaurant in all NH.

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