Piccolino Manchester

4.3
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282 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Located on Clarence Street, Manchester, Caffé Grande by Piccolino serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner until late. Seating 200 guests, the new-look restaurant brings a new meaning to ‘all day every day, dining’ boasting; a wine boutique, cocktail bar, an international juice bar called The Juicery, theatre grill, pizzeria, an oyster & caviar bar, a Harrods style food hall and an alfresco terrace overlooking Albert Square, plus much, much more!

Caffé Grande Piccolino boasts a very opulent look, which brings out the best of the Victorian listed building. The use of classic, timeless materials including; Carrara and Nero marbles Imported from Italy, antique brass, English oak and oversized handmade chandeliers, have all been brought to life with striking light blue leather, where inspiration was taken from the famous Italian yacht builder Riva.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LawrenceS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, lovely decor in the restaurant and wonderful service. Friendly and attentive. The staff did a splendid job singing happy birthday! However It was a bit warm at the table we were sat at, but that's very minor. Overall great place for special occasions.

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SueSue
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love Piccolino. The food is always FABULOUS and the staff are FANTASTIC and very friendly and very efficient. BEST restaurant in Manchester city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went and had 3 courses for £22 everything was great from the service to the food :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alway excellent in every possible way

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening, great meal and classic 5* service from Gigi. Thank you

JC
JayneC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 9 and 12 year old love this place so always worth a trip when we are in Manchester

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siwayles
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food lovely staff and great choice for both food and drinks . We will be returning soon

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited piccolinos prior to going to a concert at the Etihad. The service, food and ambience was fantastic - will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration made perfect,

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vipCraig
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience for dinner at Piccolino’s. Great menu with huge choice. Service at the bar before we sat down at our table was very generous, set the tone for the evening. I use the London Piccolino’s regularly, and this compares very favourably.

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PatriciaB
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic full breakfast and coffee.. Service was very slow. staff shortage we thought. But still would go back.

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BernadetteP
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Seated at the back of the restaurant food over priced

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the friendly greeting on arrival to the goodbye smile everything was perfect. The staff are great and the food is always amazing. I've never had a bad meal there and would highly recommend going again.

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MRSR
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It's was okay service was good but food over priced. It wasn't anything special and cost a lot more than other meals ive had in Manchester which were far superior. They charged 10% service charge for a party of 4! Wouldn't go back in a hurry.

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Jan1
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food as always excellent Taken by son for my birthday had wonderful time.

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Andrew
London
35 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to Piccolino quite a few times this year. It has been consistently good which is my client is happy to go to the same place each time despite there being a lot of choice in the City Centre. Good food and service

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FionaS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault this restaurant, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. The food was lovely, great pizzas. Service was quick but we had requested that on the basis that we were going to the theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Con mi hijo

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service
Lovely atmosphere
Yummy food
Would highly recommend!!

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Simon
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called for a pre theatre meal, fantastic food and service even on a Monday night. Highly recommended

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ElaineC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable, good food and great friendly service. Highly recommended.

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Mother
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All good. Very good service and atmosphere . Smooth booking process . Visited with my daughter and granddaughter for Mother's Day . I would recommend this restaurant to friends

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vipFMKAY
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab restaurant , great food and wonderful staff

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CarrieD
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The service couldn’t be faulted, the food however was not satisfactory for 2 out of 4 diners. The starters of mussels looked plentiful but were luke warm probably due to being served in a cold bowl. My main course of crab ravioli was undercooked and again served on a cold plate and cold. Due to this being a special occasion and not wanting to spoil the evening we didn’t complain but won’t be rushing back in a while!

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The ambiance is unparalleled and the food was excellent. The service, though very friendly, was erratic. Three waiters asking to take out order, but then when we had placed a starter order the waiter disappeared and never came back! Overall a good experience, but from of house needs some process.

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AdamC
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Dinner was with friends and whilst the welcome was warm when we sat down were left to wait for 15 mins or so without any drinks order, etc.
Food quality was good.
Service was poor throughout with our server looking distracted...maybe he had too many tables? To the point of at the end of the meal had empty plates on table for 15 mins+ and had to ask a manager to clear them.
Wouldn't go again based on this first visit.

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NicolaM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and one of my favourites. Food and service is excellent and would definitely recommend.

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MarkM
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service , pasta was excellent and restaurant is very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with my daughter. Very pleasant staff. Our waitress was Greek. She really did go the extra mile in serving us just what we wanted. The training in this establishment is obviously very good. The menu choices are good and varied and the produce is very fresh. Good food. Would prefer side dishes and potatoes to be served as a complete meal without charging extra but that’s my only negative. Service prompt and food presentation good. Will be visiting again.

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AidanK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, service was impeccable, High quality ingredients cooked with the same standards. First class experience without paying the highest prices. you can tell the staff all care about the business and your experience.

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Andrew
London
35 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been there 4 or 5 times in the last year for mainly business lunch and a dinner, mostly with clients. It has been consistent each time, this time being just as good as all the others.

I have had steaks, pasta, pizza, fish and this time the chicken escalope with spaghetti. Always find the service to be good

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FEDS
Liverpool
40 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food from truly authentic Italian staff. Just like being in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Picolinos lived up to its excellent reputation as a great Manchester restaurant. The atmosphere was friendly, service efficient and the food of the highest quality. We had fish which was deftly served at the table and was really well-cooked. We had an enjoyable evening and would recommend the restaurant to others

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KyrNicole
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and took care of us the whole night. The food was really tasty .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff very polite and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Whilst we had a lovely meal with excellent service and food, we were seated downstairs and had staff taking rubbish away from the kitchen to the storage area and then taking food to the kitchen through all the diners. It sort of broke the spell of a really enjoyable evening. We thought that they could quite easily take part of the dining room away and build a corridor so that diners did not have to see this and also did not feel the icy draught that came across every time the door was opened. Also we were so close to the couples next to us that we found it difficult to hear each other over their conversations. It will not put us off going again but we will insist on a table on street level.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again Picollino Manchester delivered great food, fantastic atmosphere and trouble free service, loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere - perfect end to a day visiting the Christmas Markets - would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Second visit by a group of friends gathered from all over UK. We loved it just as much.

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BarryS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had an enjoyable early evening meal that was good value for money, well cooked and tasty. The service was very good and amenable and nothing was too much. Would certainly go back again.

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Piccolino Manchester is rated 4.3 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.