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Piccolino York
Piccolino York

Piccolino York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.individualrestaurants.com/piccolino/york/
  • Phone: 0190 452 1155
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - 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, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Piccolino York
Located on Bridge Street overlooking the river Ouse, Piccolino brings a true taste of Italy to the heart of the city. 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 ingredientsContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Piccolino was a great restraunt ! Recently visited with my girlfriend. The meal was very tasty and would definately reccomend it to anyone looking for a restruant to take your other half. The staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was perfect."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "This is our third visit and each time it is like being welcomed back by the staff and management. We tend to visit York when over from the USA and Piccolino's is our number one destination for our first evening meal. The food is first class and the menu changes adding new and creative dishes each time we come. The serving staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine on offer. We are already looking forward to our next visit."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "My husband and I just wanted a nice easy night out as we had a babysitter. I am not sure that the restaurant actually had our reservation but they treated us as if we were in a top restaurant. The food was good on a busy Saturday night."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Eight of us came to York for one of the guys birthdays - we dined at Piccoino's on the Saturday night - place was very busy - food and service was fantastic. Our waiter was brilliant at his job - top marks to him. Would definitely eat there again. Everybody enjoyed their food and their wine - not one complaint."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Warm greeting and attentive staff without being intrusive. Food was really good and the portion sizes were generous. We will definitely return."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "Booked this restaurant on line. Completed a section about special requests, where I mentioned dietary requirements. Unfortunately they didn't seem to be aware of them when I arrived, but the chef still obliged and made me a meal to suit. It was extremely busy, which proved how good people thought of the food..Service was second to none. Cant fault the place... would definitely go back next time we are in york"
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "This restaurant is large (not something I picked up on on previous reviews). There is a bar area for cocktails while you inevitably wait for a table, even if you have booked. Beware being left in this area as we were, while little old ladies who aren't prepared to spend money in the bar get seated ahead of you! The food is outstanding. My wife had the lamb pasta dish which was absolutely delicious! The service is very good, too. Only downside is the noise as this place is a barn - far removed from the quaint riverside restaurant I'd imagined!"
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "We've "rediscovered" the small Piccolino chain in the past few weeks, & it's better than ever. The York venue has tables overlooking the river Ouse, so we kidded ourselves that we were on a little 'city break', rather than the business trip it was. Great wine list, coupled with sound advice from our waiter, so a good choice to kick off. King prawns to start - perfectly fresh & with a superb balance of lemon & chilli; the sea bass was just right. We managed dessert this time - pannacotta for the colleague, cheese board for me; some of the best pecorino I've had. The second bottle was inevitable - well, the work was all done by then, & all we had to cope with was a train packed with screaming 'half term' kids back to London - no problem....."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Sorry, but although the food was okay and edible, we felt it was grossly over-priced for the quality: my son's pasta dish was over-salted, my daughter's undercooked and the food generally mediocre. the staff, though pleasant and reasonably helpful, could have been a little more enthusiastic, given it was my daughter's 30th birthday and they had been notified of this well in advance. 'Doubt very much we'd return. "
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "It was our first visit to piccolinos and I have to say I wasn't overly impressed. We were seated in the waiting area and asked what drinks we would like. The drinks took at least 10-15mins to arrive, we were then offered a menu to browse to be then told the table was ready. From that point everything was rushed, we were never asked if we wanted more drinks and felt has if we were holding up other diners for our table. I have to say the food was ok and would maybe try again to see if it was just an off day for them as other people have been on a couple of occasions that we know and they were surprised at what I told them."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Food was lovely but overall experience was poor. It's noisy, sat too near couple on next table so doesn't feel intimate. Staff were lovely and attentive but there's a manager who spends all night barking at them. Rude and loud. We waited for ages for our coats whilst he dealt with another matter without even looking up. I had been looking forward to this and asked for a romantic table as we were celebrating, but it was far from romantic."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "This was a very nice restaurant and the food was delicious. The only thing that bothered me a little was that the service was so good that all 3 courses were over in a short space of time rather than being able to relax between courses with some good conversation. Once the courses were over we felt compelled to leave and find somewhere else to sit and relax."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Piccolino is a large Italian restaurant in the centre of York right next to the river Ouse. My dinner started with a rather average Caprese salad. However my main course of seafood risotto was very good. A point to note was that the service from my waitress for the evening was faultless. A decent meal for the price."
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "Had a very good experience at Piccolino. Service was excellent, especially from the restaurant manager, who was particularly attentive. Food was well presented and well cooked. Quite an extensive wine list. Would certainly return."
    dined on 03/01/2014
  • "Great food and service would recommend this restaurant highly"
    dined on 15/12/2013
  • "Overpriced for the value. Rump steak was very small for the price."
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "We had a great meal at Piccolino which is an Italian with some original dishes and a bit of flair! A shredded duck salad for a starter was a real treat and the seafood risotto first class.Our only complaint was the noise levels (high) and the light levels (low)! But the food and service were great."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "Piccolino's was recommended by a friend who had dined there before, so I booked a table through top table before we left home for weekend in York. We were not disappointed at all, service very good, excellent choices, food very tasty & well worth a visit."
    dined on 02/11/2013
  • "The food was delicious, service was prompt & attentive, the selection on the menu was very good. The only negative point was the restaurant was a bit quiet on a Saturday lunchtime."
    dined on 02/11/2013
  • "The food was oustanding full of taste minimal grease and additives, the service was good although the waiter did struggle a bit with his English but otherwise a very good experience."
    dined on 08/09/2013
  • "We arrived early for our booking and were immediately fitted in. First class service and excellent food"
    dined on 26/08/2013
  • "We probably chose a bad night to go. It was a Saturday and a race day in York. There were several hen parties and birthday parties going on in the restaurant and it was very noisy. The food was OK but nothing special. Given how busy it was the service was very good. Two of us had two courses each and 4 glasses of wine between us. I thought the bill was excessive at £94 (including 10% service charge) for what we had. We will not go back there."
    dined on 13/07/2013
  • "Had a table overlooking river as requested and was lovely. Great service. Went for our anniversary meal, more of a place for groups really as got quite noisy at times. But overall fab place to eat in excellent location!"
    dined on 11/07/2013
  • "Fabulous menu choices which are followed up by beautifully cooked and presented food. Service was excellent"
    dined on 06/07/2013
  • "Staff were friendly and attentive from our arrival and throughout the meal. The food was excellent but the ambience was similar to a works canteen although it was a Friday night and very busy with many large parties so perhaps it would be better away from the weekend. That said, my husband and I had a great meal and would recommend this restaurant on that basis."
    dined on 29/06/2013
  • "Have been to piccolinos about 4times now and the food is lovely, always to a good standard. The pasta is all fresh."
    dined on 08/06/2013
  • "Tasty, fresh food in lovely surroundings, good value and plenty of choice."
    dined on 01/06/2013
  • "Despite the restaurant being packed from the races (and with some quite drunken people) the staff worked well so your experience wasn't hindered, they were very attentive, nothing was too much trouble and the food tasted great!"
    dined on 25/05/2013
  • "We arrived early for our booking but they made a table available. I asked about the menu and they were able to customise the pasta and seefood dish to my taste. Enjoyable atmosphere and very good service. All this on a Races Day - when it is always extra busy."
    dined on 25/05/2013
  • "Excellent meal. Very good service and food spot on. They were expecting a very large party (90+) but were still completely attentive and made no attempt to rush us out of the way. Very friendly staff. Dine regularly at various Piccolinos around country and never yet had a bad meal."
    dined on 21/05/2013
  • "This is a modern, sophisticated destination restaurant that would be successful in Rome or San Francisco. It hosts a typical modern Nothern Italian fare using excellent local ingrediants. The dishes are slightly deconstructed to make them appear modern and as attractive as they taste. Wonderful braesolla, fabulous and diverse pasta dishes, excellent steaks, poultry and very fresh fish. There's a wood burning oven for pizza or grilled meats and veggies. A full bar with a knowledgable bartender capable of mixing any cocktails desired, and an excellent wine list including often hard to find Super Tuscans and DCOG quality Italian wine. Comfortable, a bit loud, caring service. Really, quite a bit like a fun Italian home. Highly recommended."
    dined on 01/05/2013
  • "Lovely atmosphere with good dining options and great service. Very relaxed and didn't feel rushed."
    dined on 20/04/2013
  • "Staff were very attentive but was very overpriced for mediocre food. Location was good, right by the river."
    dined on 14/04/2013
  • "We wanted to try this resturant before we decided to take an overseas guest who will be visiting us in March. We were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the food. So much so that we booked there and then to take our visitor when he arrives!"
    dined on 23/02/2013
  • "The food and service were excellent. Good choice on menu and staff were efficient and friendly. Well worth the trip from London."
    dined on 12/01/2013
  • "It was mine and my girlfriends anniversary so we were on holiday in York, and we were looking for a nice place to go out for a meal. So glad we picked Piccolino. The staff were extremely friendly and polite, the food was delicious and I was shocked by the bill for the very high quality meal and service! All the staff had a very friendly feel, one waiter even shook my hand on the way out. Have recommended Piccolinio to many friends and family!"
    dined on 11/01/2013
  • "a really lovely night out, great atmosphere, and the food was really good, would definately go back"
    dined on 05/01/2013
  • "Dined here on christmas eve. Good quality food, great service, good wine list."
    dined on 24/12/2012
  • "the service was outstanding we were ordered within ten minutes of arriving! the waiters were friendly and helpful, and there was certainly a nice calm ambience, however the music was a little loud. the food was very reasonably priced for the high quality. I would definitley recommend the chocolate fondant for dessert , it was delicious!"
    dined on 21/12/2012
  • "I have been to Piccolino's in Manchester which is very lovely so I had high expectations. It was very busy in the run put to Xmas but everything was spot on. We were there as a group for my 40th birthday and had a great meal."
    dined on 15/12/2012