La Piazzetta
La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lapiazzettarestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01730260006
  • 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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La Piazzetta reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since 1 November 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.5
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (5)outstanding value (5)romance (3)group bookings (2)child friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)brunch (1)Show More
  • Delicious!!
    happyeaters
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Petersfield's best restaurant. Lovely Italian cuisine served with a smile.
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  • Very Good
    hgibb
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    Great food, very popular even for a Thursday night, reasonable prices and a variety of choices. Will definitely go back.
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    child friendly, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Good
    Luvmyfood
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Skyjez
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    BarryPickthall
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    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
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    romance, special occasions, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids enjoyed it!
    GuildfordCookies
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    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.
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  • Excellent again at La Piazetta
    Scrumpy
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    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.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since 1 November 2013
    • Average Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambience4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Value4.3
  • The following 111 reviews are from the La Piazzetta reviews archive.
  • If you italian food........
    Roamingdiner
    Dined on 31/10/2013
    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.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    RedMolly
    Dined on 15/10/2013
    Lovely local venue, great food. Only thing is that the restaurant has hard flooring and can get very noisy.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been many times to
    Janie
    Dined on 20/9/2013
    We have been many times to La Piazzetta and have never come away dissatisfied. We have celebrated birthdays there as well.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Business
    raptor
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    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.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed the meal very much.
    shazzer
    Dined on 26/5/2013
    enjoyed the meal very much. Good quality and value. Family all enjoyed
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite place to eat locally
    Lucybelle
    Dined on 24/4/2013
    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.
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Piazzetta
    PeteTheElder
    Dined on 18/3/2013
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • do not book through Top table!
    Nigels
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    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.
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  • Booked for a Monday evening
    kayvee
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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!
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  • very good restaurant
    RedMolly
    Dined on 28/11/2012
    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.
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    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    CrystalVIP
    Dined on 20/8/2012
    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.
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  • La Piazzetta Petersfield
    MandyMcC
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Have been to La Piazzetta many times and always found the food and service most enjoyable - well recommended
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    JoJo
    Dined on 29/6/2012
    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.
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    disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings
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  • fun to dine
    gezz
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    A nice ambience and the food generally very good although the risottos not quite reaching the mark!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blind Date
    Demure
    Dined on 31/5/2012
    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.
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  • La Piazzetta in Petersfield
    JoJo
    Dined on 13/4/2012
    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.
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  • Excellent food, and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Excellent food, and great value..have been to La Piazetta several times, and have never been disappointed.
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  • La Piazzetta in Petersfield
    marekj
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    La Piazzetta in Petersfield was enjoyable but did not quite live up to what we had expected from other reviews
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  • My disabled sister and I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 23/2/2012
    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.
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  • La Piazzetta, 2 The Square,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 21/2/2012
    La Piazzetta, 2 The Square, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HJ It was very good, fair prices, lovely service
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  • We attended La Piazzetta Petersfiel
    Foodiefan
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    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
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  • La Piazzetta, Petersfield.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    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.
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  • Very enjoyable experience.
    Judi
    Dined on 25/11/2011
    Very enjoyable experience. Food excellent as was wine. Service good and helpful. Very busy lunchtime Friday. Would definitely go again.
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  • Food was excellent, well presented,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/11/2011
    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!
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  • Excellent meal, good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/11/2011
    Excellent meal, good value for money - lively atmosphere and excellent service! Very enjoyable evening!
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  • We visited the La Piazzetta
    Foodiefan
    Dined on 5/11/2011
    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.
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  • La Piazzetta Petersfield.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 26/10/2011
    La Piazzetta Petersfield. Excellent. Great atmostphere, friendly staff, interesting and delicious food.
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  • La Piazzetta Petersfield.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 24/10/2011
    La Piazzetta Petersfield. Our second visit - delicious food and friendly service again. Delighted to have found a local gem!
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  • La Piazetta in Petersfield
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 22/10/2011
    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.
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  • What a great place to enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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  • Piazzetta is becoming a regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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  • Despite not having some of
    A1stFirst
    Dined on 21/10/2011
    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.
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  • Nice meal, a pity one of our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 15/10/2011
    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.
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