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La Piazzetta
La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lapiazzettarestaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0173 026 0006
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from La Piazzetta
Set in a charming Grade ll- listed medival building.La Piazzetta blends traditional Italian cooking and enchanting history.
Family owned La Piazzetta was named Best Restaurant in 2011, and highly commended in 2012 by Life in Petersfield Awards. La Piazzetta menu, serves a range of contemporary dishes and adventourus combinations.Fresh local produce is delivered daily, and loaded into fresh pasta dishes, and expertly finished pizza made with fresh dough.
Refined main courses include,Veal with wild mushroom sauce and Truffle, or Hampshire fillet steak with peppercorn sauce.
Alongside an impressive selection of wines imported fro Italy. La Piazzetta serves homemade desserts, like classic Tiramisu,Pannacotta and selection of Italian Gelato
Housed in one of the oldest timber-framed hearth passage houses in the country, dating back to 1534, La Piazzetta Petersfield evokes a wonderfully rustic and cosy ambience. Petersfield station is 5 minutes walk away.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, very popular even for a Thursday night, reasonable prices and a variety of choices. Will definitely go back."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "The service initially was excellent. The food was and has always been amazing, been there a few times. However once they cleared our main meals we were left about 40 mins before they offered a dessert menu which by then we didn't want anything. We has tried to get their attention earlier. We were sat near the door and did find that the staff didn't always come up to that end a lot hence probably why were missed. But on the whole it was a lovely evening, if sometimes a little hard to hear each other speak."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "The meal itself was fantastic. The food and wine very reasonably priced and would defiantly return as the best Italian I have eaten for years. Service also very good and would highly recommend"
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "This was our first time at La Piazzetta. A great experience. Good Italian fare, good and welcoming service, and plenty of places to park. We will definitely be making a return visit"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "La Piazzetta had a lovely "feel" to it, attentive staff without being intrusive, good food and the kids enjoyed it! What more could you want?! Good value. Would certainly go back."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "This restaurant is always consistently excellent. You can rely on a good atmosphere (especially on a Friday or Saturday night), friendly service, really good Italian food at very reasonable prices and a good wine list. It's so much better than going to a chain restaurant as the attention to detail and customer service is just so much better."
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "We read about La Piazzetta online and decided to book whilst visiting family. We were no disappointed. The staff are friendly and the food is very good. Considering this is Hampshire and we're from the north we thought the price was good value for the food and wine."
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "Lovely local venue, great food. Only thing is that the restaurant has hard flooring and can get very noisy."
    dined on 15/10/2013
  • "We have been many times to La Piazzetta and have never come away dissatisfied. We have celebrated birthdays there as well."
    dined on 20/09/2013
  • "This is a family run business and it shows in the friendly, personal service and delicious food.. The set menu offers particularly good value for money with tasty food."
    dined on 09/09/2013
  • "enjoyed the meal very much. Good quality and value. Family all enjoyed"
    dined on 26/05/2013
  • "When we want to go out as a family our first choice is always La Piazzetta. My youngest daughter knows what she likes including the cheesy garlic bread as a starter before we even open the menu. My other daughter always chooses the delicious seafood risotto as is not something we have at home. The restaurant has an authentic Italian atmosphere with the staff being Italian, always so friendly. I know how popular it is with all my friends so don't need to recommend it to them. I loved the set menu which included a glass of my favorite Prosecco."
    dined on 24/04/2013
  • "I had booked an early dinner so didn't expect the full buzz of a busy restaurant, but the atmosphere was bit too flat. BUT the food was great, using the fixed price menu. Also good to be able to see the chef working the in restaurant kitchen. Good value, very good food, must book a more grown up dinner time for the next visit - - there will definitely be a next visit!"
    dined on 18/03/2013
  • "I booked this restaurant through Top Table only to recieve a call the next day saying that they had no table at that time. I had to change the time but that evening the restaurant was still showing availability through the website. Do not trust the on line booking. Staff appear tired and a little surly and the food adequate. The restaurant door did not shut properly and it was cold and uncomfortable."
    dined on 10/03/2013
  • "Booked for a Monday evening and was not disappointed. Good number of diners so atmosphere was good. Food cooked to order so it was hot and well presented. Good menu choice and meal enjoyed by two of us. Staff were helpful. We were disappointed that the wine of our choice was the most popular and so out of stock!"
    dined on 11/02/2013
  • "La Piazetta is a very good restaurant and it's great to go somewhere independent. Food would have been very good but saltimbocca a bit too salted for my taste. Everything else very good."
    dined on 28/11/2012
  • "I took my mother for what appeared to be a very good lunch deal of £10 for two courses. I ordered tuna with a white wine sauce and asked for it to be rare. It came cooked through. Then when they tried again the tuna was tasteless. It came with the typical mix of carrot, brocoli and beans on the side and the brocoli was undercooked and completely tasteless too. My mother's pizza was soggy and covered in a very bland cheese. Then I had a vanilla panacotta which was in two layers, the bottom almost like a panacotta and the top a bland white jelly substance. Grim. Finally I was overcharged on the bill - billing me for a 3 course lunch instead of 2 course. Service was pleasant but it seems that the owners care about profit rather than good food."
    dined on 20/08/2012
  • "Have been to La Piazzetta many times and always found the food and service most enjoyable - well recommended"
    dined on 11/08/2012
  • "When we arrived La Piazzetta hadn't received the Top Table booking but were able to offer us a table as long as we could leave in 2 hours. Service was very fast and food very good. It was Friday and early (6pm) but already the restaurant was busy. Would recommend."
    dined on 29/06/2012
  • "A nice ambience and the food generally very good although the risottos not quite reaching the mark!"
    dined on 01/06/2012
  • "I had been in contact via the internet with a lady from London and asked if she would like an evening with me in Petersfield. She said yes. I booked a table at La Piazzetta at random. It turned out to be a great place. The ambiance was perfect. We stayed for three hours. Maybe it was the lady or maybe the bistro/restaurant...... in any event, a magic evening."
    dined on 31/05/2012
  • "La Piazzetta in Petersfield on a Saturday night was busy and had a great ambiance. We waited a little while for the starters but that wasn't a problem as we were presented with olives and drinks. Service was very good and the food was delicious and freshly cooked."
    dined on 13/04/2012
  • "Excellent food, and great value..have been to La Piazetta several times, and have never been disappointed."
    dined on 07/04/2012
  • "La Piazzetta in Petersfield was enjoyable but did not quite live up to what we had expected from other reviews"
    dined on 03/04/2012
  • "My disabled sister and I had lunch at La Piazzetta in Petersfield, Hampshire, on 23 February 2012. We enjoyed our meal (risotto for me, pasta for her) and found it well cooked and well presented. We also had delicious puddings and an acceptable bottle of house white wine. Above all, the service and attention we received was excellent - thoughtful and prompt. While the range of dishes is not remarkable, I would recommend this restaurant for a pleasant Italian style meal and good service."
    dined on 23/02/2012
  • "La Piazzetta, 2 The Square, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HJ It was very good, fair prices, lovely service"
    dined on 21/02/2012
  • "We attended La Piazzetta Petersfield on Saturday 9th Jan and were warmly welcomed as ever. The variety on their specials (two courses) for £13.50 was very good and certainly did not leave us thinking that we had been short changed in variety. Still rated as one of the best Italians by us both, we will continue to return"
    dined on 07/01/2012
  • "La Piazzetta, Petersfield. A very busy Saturday afternoon. However, the staff always cope with the buzz of a full Resaurant and I have never experienced an abatement in the quality of either food or service when the place is packed full."
    dined on 03/12/2011
  • "Very enjoyable experience. Food excellent as was wine. Service good and helpful. Very busy lunchtime Friday. Would definitely go again."
    dined on 25/11/2011
  • "Food was excellent, well presented, fresh and delicious. Service was slightly lacking, we sat with dirty plates for 15 mins, had to go up to counter to order dessert and same with the bill. To be fair the place was packed and seemed a bit understaffed, but the chefs did a great job of turning out delicious plates of food for every course. Reasonable prices for the high quality!"
    dined on 13/11/2011
  • "Excellent meal, good value for money - lively atmosphere and excellent service! Very enjoyable evening!"
    dined on 12/11/2011
  • "We visited the La Piazzetta in Petersfield on Bonfire evening. Very busy for 7.30pm but we were attended to very quickly by efficient and friendly staff. Selection from specials menu was good and we stuck with the two course special option. As ever the food arrived in reasonable time and tasted divine. No matter what we have tried to date has seen a taste bud explosion. The best italian eatery around by a mile. We will return again and again."
    dined on 05/11/2011
  • "La Piazzetta Petersfield. Excellent. Great atmostphere, friendly staff, interesting and delicious food."
    dined on 26/10/2011
  • "La Piazzetta Petersfield. Our second visit - delicious food and friendly service again. Delighted to have found a local gem!"
    dined on 24/10/2011
  • "La Piazetta in Petersfield was excellent. Despite living in Petersfield for four years I had never been as my husband doesn't especially like Pizza and Pasta. I needn't have worried as they have an excellent range of Italian meals such as veal with a wild mushroom sauce which my husband loved. The staff were very attentive and the prices reasonable, all of my friends enjoyed the meal too."
    dined on 22/10/2011
  • "What a great place to enjoy food and ambience. The staff here were very friendly and could not do enough for you. The menu has great choices with authentic italian food. We will be going back and recommending our family and friends."
    dined on 22/10/2011
  • "Piazzetta is becoming a regular haunt for Saturday lunch which bears testiment to consistent quality of food and attentive but not obstrusive service. The Lunchtime Special also delivers excellent value for money."
    dined on 22/10/2011
  • "Despite not having some of the dishes from the limited menu, the dishes we chose were all very tasty. It was good service and very good value for money."
    dined on 21/10/2011
  • "Nice meal, a pity one of our choices was unavailable, but the alternative suggestion was fine. Very good pork belly; not at all fatty, and very tasty. Nice ambience, thoroughly recommended."
    dined on 15/10/2011
  • "Excellent venue for 50th birthday meal - great reaction from staff and other diners when cake was brought out, excellent food and amazingly fast service, would strongly recommend"
    dined on 13/10/2011