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Piccolino Hale
Piccolino Hale

Piccolino Hale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.individualrestaurants.com/piccolino/hale/
  • Phone: 0161 928 9500
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday: 12:00noon -11:00PM
    Sunday: 12:00noon - 10:30PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Piccolino Hale
Located on Ashley Road in Hale, Piccolino brings a true taste of Italy to the heart of the village. The restaurant offers a wonderful combination of both modern and classic Italian dishes prepared in an open kitchen in full view of diners. Fresh pasta is made daily from scratch in our pasta kitchen and is a charming spectacle for guests to watch.Our dishes are rustic, simple and delicious and are created using the best, freshest ingredients. During the summer months the outdoor terrace provides the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing drink or bite to eat with friends.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and friendly. We dined as a treat for my mum, who was visiting. She loved it!"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "We just love the service here. Really friendly and attentive. The food is great with a nice mix of pizza, pasta and meat dishes. The complimentary breads are a nice touch. The balsamic vinegar is delicious. We sat outside after specifying that on our online booking and the sun shine whilst watching the world go by was lovely."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Having been a few times previously I kew what to expect and wasn't disappointed. Always a good selection of food and wine and perfect;y cooked. A lively and noisy atmosphere, a mini Italy!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "At a very friendly restaurant. Poor acoustics make for very noisy dining but they make up for it with the friendly service"
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "The staff as always are very very friendly and well meaning, however often fail in the execution of simple tasks such as drinks orders and requests to the kitchen. Disappointed that for an early booking (when the restaurant was empty) we were sat at a cramped table at the top of the stairs, even with a member of our party clearly 8 months pregnant. When requested we were moved but to an equally cramped table. The food was good, and good value for a smart restaurant in Hale. A few minor improvements in attention by the waiting staff would mark a vast improvement in the overall experience."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "We visited on a Friday night, and this restaurant has quickly become one of my favourites; having been to most in Manchester City centre. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly; creating a happy and relaxed environment. Most importantly however, the food is exemplary, and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back soon - highly recommended."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "The service was not really up to standards. We were given a table on the corridor, no space at all for waiters to move around. The table was also by the waiters station, even though they were behind us, they weren't very attentive. However the food were amazing. Best Italian food I've had since Rome."
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "Very noisy - table next to us was very rawdy and no one from the staff bothered to speak to them to asjk them to quiet down. The waitress struggled to take my order for the noise. They were swearing profanities extremely loudly. The rissotto was under cooked and over priced for what it was. This was my favourite restaurant until my last visit"
    dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Love it here. Really great service and gorgeous food. Fast service, stayed for hours and were not rushed. The outside terrace is so cosy and the heaters are brilliant. Will definitely be back again soon to try a different dish!"
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Although the night was very enjoyable and the food was excellent the sevice wasnt that good there were too little staff for the amount of people in the restaurant"
    dined on 21/09/2013
  • "They always have loads of staff do its easy to get their attention. Pasta dish was v good. Sea bream very good but a little expensive at £24. If you've not been, its a large restaurant with excellent decor and the best ambience. Good bar area with seating too. Outside seating but you need to call to book this. Staff are very good"
    dined on 05/07/2013
  • "A great atmosphere that captures the character of Hale. Buzzing."
    dined on 26/04/2013
  • "Attentive service, good fresh pasta. Came for a birthday meal with my wife, we had a lovely time. The Burrata special starter was especially tasty, lovely caponata and butternut squash with fresh mily mozzarella."
    dined on 15/03/2013
  • "Food was wonderful, however when our server offered to fillet the dover sole, we didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Not only did he use the spoon incorrectly, take too long and totally massacre the fish, it was put on to a cold plate. What a shame, as it spoilt a good meal."
    dined on 29/01/2013
  • "I booked here having saved my points up and getting a top table voucher. I read the terms and conditions on the voucher and couldn't see any problem with using it, especially as it was a quiet Wednesday evening. I emailed the restaurant just to make sure and got a reply, when I was on my way, that although they are happy to take bookings via top table, they will not take the vouchers and are no part of this scheme. I phoned and cancelled and went elsewhere. Slightly dearer but without the feeling I was eating somewhere happy to use a service for publicity and bookings but not willing to uphold their end of the deal when it comes to customer rewards. I've added star ratings purely because I had to. I've gone off other's reviews for food."
    dined on 31/10/2012
  • "Poor service - staff surly and confused. I'm being honest when I say i've had better service at pizza hut! Deserts looked like they'd come off the shelf and out of a packet from the co-op! It was a Friday night but the bar clientelle were far too loud and mostly middle-aged suited men who had had one too many. This would be fine but it did start to spill over into the dining area. Wouldn't go here again which is a shame as I really like the Picollinos that i've been to in other places. However, there are a lot of other v.good restaurants in Hale, so I wouldn't risk it again."
    dined on 12/10/2012
  • "Piccolino is a great place to visit, certainly for the food and a great atmosphere, the only trouble is the service, its 100mph, bread and olive oil was on the table but before we'd finished the olive oil was removed, the starter immediatley followed and the main course was put on the table while we were only half way through the starter, a meal should last for at least an hour but if I'd eaten as quick as they served the whole experience would of been over in 10 minutes, I did speak with the manager who to his credit gave us a glass of champagne but I doubt he listened and it will be exactly the same next time we visit."
    dined on 14/09/2012
  • "We used the TT booking system to reserve our table - works perfectly. We arrived to one packed restaurant, a warm evening and the smiles came as we arrived and continued through to the meal end when we left. The menu is quite superb, the quality of the food truly sensational, the service...just about right, not rushed and very attentive. By end of the first course we were saying we wished they had a place near to where we lived! They were extremely busy and you can see why - the ambience was great and if a people watcher just enjoy the Cheshire Set at play! It's Italian through and through - anything to moan about? Perhaps a bit noisy with all the chatter...but a very small bleat against the outstanding levels of this restaurant."
    dined on 10/08/2012
  • "We were celebrating 3 birthdays and they were so lovely making a fuss with the entire restaurant included. Food was lovely. All the fish courses we ordered in our group were very fresh and lovely. They also adjusted the menu for our individual needs. Great experience, loved it."
    dined on 22/07/2012
  • "We only get back to Hale occasionally but Piccolino is now firmly on our must do list. There's a great choice on the menu - the scallops and crab ravioli in particular last week were delicious - and we have always been made to feel very welcome. Clearly a lively local spot with great support from regulars - deservedly so."
    dined on 13/07/2012
  • "Nice spot. Trendy & good food. Highly recommended."
    dined on 21/04/2012
  • "VERY LOUD. Food was great though and staff friendly as ever. Would definitely recommend"
    dined on 23/03/2012
  • "VERY LOUD. Food was great though and staff friendly as ever. Would definitely recommend"
    dined on 23/03/2012
  • "Good food & service in a lively restauarnt - crab ravioli worth coming back for!"
    dined on 18/03/2012
  • "Evening spoilt by noise from the bar, people were more interested in posing and drinking than eating, would not go again on a Saturday night."
    dined on 18/02/2012
  • "Evening spoilt by noise from the bar, people were more interested in posing and drinking than eating, would not go again on a Saturday night."
    dined on 18/02/2012
  • "First time visit, food was excellent. A little bit on the noisy side for us and quite dark."
    dined on 12/01/2012
  • "First time visit, food was excellent. A little bit on the noisy side for us and quite dark."
    dined on 12/01/2012
  • "Picolinos in Hale great food good portions and excellent service. Highly recommend."
    dined on 10/12/2011
  • "Picolinos in Hale great food good portions and excellent service. Highly recommend."
    dined on 10/12/2011
  • "Excellent. We were expected; the service excellent and food magnificent."
    dined on 08/12/2011
  • "Excellent. We were expected; the service excellent and food magnificent."
    dined on 08/12/2011
  • "excellent service & fantastic food - all round a great night out"
    dined on 21/10/2011
  • "excellent service & fantastic food - all round a great night out"
    dined on 21/10/2011
  • "Lovely food, lively atmosphere, good service and reasonable bill."
    dined on 15/10/2011
  • "Lovely food, lively atmosphere, good service and reasonable bill."
    dined on 15/10/2011
  • "Piccolinos - hale. Very good food. Great specials menu. Good atmosphere but a little too noisey"
    dined on 24/09/2011
  • "Piccolinos - hale. Very good food. Great specials menu. Good atmosphere but a little too noisey"
    dined on 24/09/2011
  • "Excellent Sunday Roast of Pork and a nice outside table in the sunshine"
    dined on 21/08/2011
  • "For once Piccolino wasn't too busy, although even with many empty tables it remains a noisy venue, more a wine bar ambiance than a restaurant. Our lunchn service was slightly delayed at the start but very attentive from then on. Food is good, but not the best, lobster linguine and roast cod were both good efforts. Only disabled loo on ground floor. 2 courses and wine was £95. Other locations offer better for around £75... but then they're not in Hale, cynical use of captive audience? You choose?"
    dined on 21/06/2011