Piccolo Paradiso

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733 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Piccolo Paradiso is a lot more than what you might come to expect from a neighborhood restaurant. Come in when you fancy freshly made pastas, meats, poultry, or seafood and are looking for an upbeat place that's ideal for business or casual lunches and dinners.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent plus

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d
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the quintessential NYC neighborhood Italian restaurant, if there is such a thing, you go to on a regular basis. For milestone family events, business or because you and your gal pal are craving carbs. This is my favorite outside of NYC. Period. Food. Service. Space. Valet.

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good authentic Italian restaurant. Feels and tastes like being back in Italy.

Specially good is the branzino, pasta with truffles and spaghetti vongole as well as the apple capriccio.

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J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been going to Giacomino Drago's restaurants for many years, and they never disappoint. The food is authentic and creative, staff always are very helpful and attentive, wines are nicely paired and well-priced, and the atmosphere is fun and vibrant. Complimenti e grazie, Giacomino!!

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T
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small and intimate BH Italian. The pasta was excellent and the bechamel sauce might be the best we ever had. The duck special was just ok. Our waiter was great.

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e
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the insulata Ai Fruitti di Mare which was wonderful. My husband had the Arrabbiatte pasta which was excellent. He had an great beer and I had the Monte Pulciano D’Abruzzo wine - wonderful and a little berry-ish. We finished up with both the Canoli alla Siciliana and the Affogato Al Caffe. What a wonderful end to the meal. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and helped us with our selections. We're making this our go-to place for Italian food.

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CH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite "go to" restaurant here!! The food is good, the atmosphere is homey and inviting, and the staff are always pleasant and helpful, from the parking attendant to the servers. Start to finish it's a fine experience!!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian restaurant and the waiter is so awesome. Everything I get there is so good! I would def recommend going you will not be disappointed.

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ML
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We found this restaurant to be crowded and noisy. Guests were crammed in and had to shout to be heard. We also felt rushed. Our meal came so fast after ordering that we questioned whether it was freshly prepared. The waiter really wasn't that interested. When he asked if our meals were good he didn't even bother waiting for a reply and walked away. Rushed or arrogant, either way it didnh't create a very good impression.
Finally the food. It was OK. Nothing wrong with it but nothing special either.

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b
Los Angeles
169 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

it's a regular stop for us and is consistently terrific.

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K
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant for Italian food in Beverly Hills

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e
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice experience overall.

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HR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expertly prepared pasta and wonderful gnocchi. My mother enjoyed the pumpkin tortellini and I had the delicious gnocchi Paradiso. I had the fennel and baby artichoke salad -- good, but a bit bland. Service was excellent and professional.

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EN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious, fresh pasta and hearty, flavorful sauces. Some dishes a tad salty, but not overly. Service is reasonably attentive—could have used more water refreshes but all in all would definitely go back and recommend to others for good, quality Italian meals.

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BC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A little gem- wow - can see why it’s ranked #1 in Beverley Hills - amazing-food, surprisingly reasonably priced & a great wine list - a must visit ...but you’d better book

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DL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as always, our go-to restaurant whenever we want a great meal and great service.

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AO
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming Italian in the heart of the Beverly Hills Triangle. I ordered the lobster linguine, and it was outstanding! The sauce was perfection, and I believe there was at least half of a lobster in the dish. We had a very charming waiter, and he was most attentive and kind in explaining the various dishes. My companion had the mushroom pasta which I plan to try on my next visit. This place is a gem, and the menu was very authentic.

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D
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was my first time at the restaurant and really liked the food, it was excellent. There is a large variety to choose from and the waiter was great in his recommendations. Their wine list is also quite good. The tables are very close together and it is quite noisy, so not the best place to have an intimate dinner or a business dinner. I really enjoyed the restaurant and will definitely go back.

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HG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding food and service. Love it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome As Always!!!

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TM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times and really enjoyed the food and drinks. Will go again.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Piccolo Paradiso and once again it did not disappoint in any way. First they had a table ready for us when we arrived for our reservation just like before -- we really appreciate it that they keep tables open so reservations can sit immediately. The service was professional, friendly, prompt. Our server knew the menu well and expressed opinions when asked. The menu is huge and has something for every taste. We started with burrata with tomatoes -- delicious creamy burrata (portion could have been bigger) paired with tree ripened tomatoes drizzled with truffle oil. Delicious. I had tortolloni and my spouse had risotto -- both were incredible. Between our two visits now we have eaten six different dishes and they were all amazing. The ambiance is nice, classy, old school. It's pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. We will definitely be back.

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P
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely atmosphere/ambiance for an intimate date. Staff terrific. Food was wonderful.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The waiter didn’t want to help us. He had a poor attitude. Worst experience I’ve had there in a long time.

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

Great restaurant

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TM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old school Italian with homemade pastas. All of us had different proteins and were impressed with the veal, fish and beef. We also tried several desserts and the panna cotta, tiramisu and sorbets were excellent!

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GN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff at Piccolo Paradiso remind me of what it means to dine out and be taken care of. It is just a wonderful experience.

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RB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very slow service

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f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

As a regular at this restaurant we are always satisfied. Tonight was unusual because the service was acceptably slow. We tried to flag the waiter several times to inquire about our appetizers but he was unavailable. Everything else was as good as usual.

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p
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

food server extremely unfriendly but food was good.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am in town visiting and asked for a recommendation for an authentic Italian meal . Upon arriving at the restaurant I was very impressed with the ambience and in Timmons feeling of the establishment the staff was very helpful in selecting menu choices as well as describing the different options on the menu. the wine was superb, and I had the lasagna myself it was to die for

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s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love our meals here

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GG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well the reviews don't lie. This is a wonderful, small hole-in-the wall restaurant that serves as authentic as you can get italian food here in the United States. They even make lasagna the right way -- using just a besciamella sauce. The Service was also impeccable -- Hats off to our server Marco!

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k
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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EF
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little Italian restaurant with Great food and nice lively atmosphere. Seating indoors and out. Love the Piccolo Paradiso salad to start. Yummmmm

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MB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent quality, well seasoned and prepared food. Pasta was incredible—freshly made and delicious by itself. There were four of us and we all loved our respective meals. Also, for Beverly Hills, the tables were sufficiently spaced apart so that the ambience was fine—not a deafening din. Service was reasonably attentive by grown up servers that approached the table unobtrusively. We will definitely go there again!

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was utterly marginal, service wasn’t much better. It has gone seriously downhill. I won’t be back.

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SH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were a party of five on March 11. The table was ready for us when we arrived. The restaurant was packed at 7:00 pm on a Monday night, which surprised us. The service was very slow- more than 30+ minutes to take orders for our appetizers. When the appetizers arrived, one was incorrect (not ordered) and had to be exchanged. Another - the Ceasar salad, was reported to be "tasteless". Then, we had another long wait before our entrees were served. I split an order of the Branzino with my cousin -- both of us found it to be very good, very tender, not at all dry - the accompanying veggies were delicious. No complaints from anyone else in the group about their entrees.

The restaurant was noisy -- could only speak with those in my party on either side of me -- had to raise my voice to be heard across our round table. We were among the last to leave, at about 9:45 -- the service improved immensely and of course, the noise level died down.

This is a very popular neighborhood restaurant, with a lovely "mom and pop" type of ambiance. Food is very good. But be prepared for a large decibel level and slow-ish service. Maybe this was an off night - or maybe our party of five was too large to handle. I'd grade the restaurant a solid B for the overall experience, with a B+ for the food, B- for the service, C to C- for the noise.

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is the third time I have taken people to dinner there... we all always leave happy!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, nice place but had to wait for our table a bit too long (got it over 30 min later than we had reserved it for)

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