Piccolo Paradiso

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772 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Piccolo Paradiso is a lot more than what you might come to expect from a neighborhood restaurant. Come in when you fancy freshly made pastas, meats, poultry, or seafood and are looking for an upbeat place that's ideal for business or casual lunches and dinners.
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J
Miami
119 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience
Food and service exceptional

AD
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little local restaurant with great food, great service and a lovely ambience. It will be our new go-to spot for now on. So glad we found it.

DF
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food since the day they opened - and superlative service!

k
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu seemed sumptuous! The 4 of us throughly enjoyed our meal. Excellent food.

DU
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food! Prices a little high. Very close quarters.

SG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Noises animated. Great food and very busy. Food is always good and staff like old friends.

I
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Food, atmosphere and the finest Staff! Thanks to Marco for always making our evening special!!!

AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We are long time returning customers, having frequented this restaurant regularly. We were disappointed at how service and the quality of the food has declined.

We made a reservation through Open Table for an outside table, which was confirmed. Upon arrival, we were told by a gentleman that such table is not available and that they don't even work with Open Table. When we asked to speak to the manager, the gentleman stated that he was the manager, which was not the case, as he did not solve our problem and did not even consider our suggestion to split a table for four, which was only occupied by two. Finally, the real manager showed up and took our suggestion. The same gentleman ended up being our server who was cold, abrupt and not attentive.

My husband ordered branzino, which was clearly not fresh. It was supposed to be grilled, but it was boiled - not even broiled. We ordered an Amarone wine, which was one of the best they had by the glass, but it was one the lowest quality wines we have tasted.

We tipped the establishment appropriately but we will never go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious. Everyone was happy.

s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service at Piccolo Paradiso is always wonderful!

KB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a special bday for my husband! Food was great, service was wonderful. Prices are not cheap but reasonable for a special occasion!
Really felt welcomed and treated well even though we are not Hollywood elite!

C
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful dessert menu! Keep it, please! So sad elsewhere.

M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sensational branzino, osso buco, and pasta vongole; always wonderful, personable service.

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta was excellent. Service was attentive. Much easier to make a reservation than at sister restaurant Il Pastaio.

A
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Locale carino, con cucina buona, materie
Prime interessanti, servizio molto disponibili, magari troppo portato a servire acqua in bottiglia

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CF
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Hidden gem. I love it here. Always the best food and you can hear your dinner dates talk

RF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although it was a busy Sunday we were greeted promptly. The wait staff was courteous, well informed and the courses were served in a timely manner. Food was delicious. All salad components were fresh and dressed properly. All the pasta was house-made. My pappardelle was able to stand up to the wild boar ragu, and yet was still somehow delicate. Perfect! I did indicate in making the reservation that it was a birthday celebration, and the lemon meringue pie came on a plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on the border. A small touch, and appreciated. Our waiter was nice enough to take two photos of our party.

NJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It wasn't noisy because we sat outside. Food was great, service good, ambiance good, etc. etc. Always made to feel welcome. The waiter however had a strange attitude. Like perhaps he doesn't like his job?
I don't know.....but he was quite unfriendly. That was the only downer in an otherwise delightful evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant! Espetacular good and staff. Real Italian restaurant.

l
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed ,

CC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, and wonderful food with delicate sauces. The atmosphere is casual with a business vibe, at least at lunch. Worth visiting amid a number of good, local Italian restaurants in Beverly Hills.

s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and service here. Have been many times, and will always go back.

K
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Piccolo Paradiso and we will be back . Everything was wonderful and the staff were eceptional . Luka was our server and he was fantastic. We ordered Calamari for a appetizer and it was by far the best we have ever had. The only thing if I were to make a complaint was the Air conditioning was not the best, but it was a very warm evening.

KW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Picolo Paradiso is a great "neighborhood restaurant". It is one of the outstanding Drago restaurants. the service is good and the food is always consistently very good.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My biggest complaint is it is just too loud

j
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was happy that we could eat in the back of the restaurant in a small area with a table for 4.

BB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is outstanding! Marco our server is fantastic and been there a while. Wished they had a bit more secluded or booths seating very open and loud if it’s busy.

F
London
51 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Could have had some carbs with that delicious strol steak! Pleanty of food though. Lovely joint. Liked it lots.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Locale carino, personale estremamente squisito, gentile e professionale. Perché due stelle allora perché dicono cucina italiana ma in realtà di italiano c’è il proprietario, i camerieri e le voci nel menù ma la cucina non è assolutamente italiana ma una scarsa rivisitazione. Dai carciofi alla romana dov’è l’unica cosa che li accomuna è che sono entrambi fatti con i carciofi alla pasta all’antica con la salsa Tobasco. Da evitare

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j
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The children at the next table were horrible. Totally out of control. Their parents made no effort to control them. The food was excellent but the children ruined the meal

a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta dishes! Our favorite Piccolo salad!

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A bit disappointing. Food was ok but nothing special. Pasta was not great. Sauce was very bland. Service only fair.

OT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just OK. .

m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i absolutely love this neighborhood gem and i wish i could eat there more often.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable.

L
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its understated and over-performs. Staff are just incredible, as is the food. Its a definite go back to restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
220 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service...attentive but not overbearing. Excellent calamari, not heavily breaded. Linguine with clams was pretty good, al dente with wonderfully cooked garlic (slivers edible, not bitter). Fresh fig salad with fennel and Gorgonzola was inventive and a treat.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waitstaff....outstanding food!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent plus

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