Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington

4.4
255 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Piccolo Trattoria is Mercer County’s finest BYOB and casual dining restaurant in the area. From the moment you arrive in our Tuscan setting restaurant, the feeling of family and home is evident. From our homemade pasta, to our milk-fed veal, and prime cuts of beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Arriving daily are deliveries of only fresh seafood from all ports of the world. Cooked to perfection and sautéed with our Chef’s inspired sauces that culminate in the flavors leaping from your plate. Piccolo Trattoria offers fine dining and bistro menu featuring gourmet panini sandwiches, exotic salads, fresh pasta e fagioli and soups, & of course our large selection of gourmet hand-tossed pizza. Savor our famous signature Brooklyn Pie – made from fresh plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, virgin olive oil, and fresh basil then cooked to perfection,as well as our homemade dolce & our fresh brewed cappuccino. Our savory dishes from seafood to pizza makes so us -“Sempre Delizio". Grazie! Fami
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EricS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piccolo Trattoria in Pennington is my go to Italian restaurant when I am treating a friend or client because I know it will be a good experience for them especially since I can bring the wine.

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JulietteR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing.... the service was timed perfectly. We will be back... soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! My husband and I sat outside. I ordered shrimp scampi and he had spaghetti carbonara. The scampi came with 5 shrimp and was $27.00...WAY over priced. The carbonara was very good but not warm. Our waitress was not very attentive but we will be back despite the slow service and the overpriced seafood because the food was so good.

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vipDonShorman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food. Friendly staff. Dinner entree order was incorrect and took much longer than it should have : 30 minutes and there was only one other table of 3 in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We reserved a table here for Valentine's Day. There was a special valentine's menu. We were seated immediately and wine glasses were brought to our table. The food was delicious. I was hesitant to try someplace new on a special occasion, but we haven't found a place we really liked since we moved to the area and a coworker recommended it to me and I decided to give it a try. Well I think now this is going to be our go-to!

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CyberSusie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

For a NJ restaurant restricted to 35% of its seating capacity, this restaurant was VERY CROWDED on Valentine's Day... much more than 35%. Food & service were excellent, my partner & I felt very uncomfortable that evening. Every other night we've eaten there has been just fine.

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vipSven
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Picollo is ordinarily a good restaurant with a great atmosphere. For whatever reason, today's food was not well prepared at all--a bit tough and not tasty. For now, we'll attribute it to just an off day.

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MarkL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good to very good, portions were generous, service was good,

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vipKarenF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was so good. I cannot wait to go back.

JD
JulieD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. The meat was sooo tender. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipPatrickM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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GaleU
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal Saltimbocca and Marsala were delicious and the service was great! Lovely evening- great restaurant!

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Kzieg9432
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed eating outside as was a warm day and clear skies. Felt comfortable with the spacing of the tables. The food was delicious! The servers were very polite and met our needs. The Hostess was very pleasant as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my Moms birthday. Food and service was excellent. It was our first time and I was very impressed! We will be back!

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ElaineH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and well priced. We ate outdoors and enjoyed our lunch,
had the spring mix salad and eggplant rollatini. Both were excellent.
would definitely come back

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vipAnneMarieD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Requested outdoors seating because of Covid-19 concerns/limitations, only to find ourselves between and very close (<3ft) to one table of 26 guest, and 2 other large tables of ~12 each. No social distancing from these guests. Waiters and staff did wear masks. Food was good, service wasn't as great as usual, most likely because of these large groups.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived at the restaurant a few minutes prior to our reservation the one table for two was wedged between two extremely large parties. The table they were seating us at was not set because I don’t think they checked the reservation from Open Table. The state guidelines in NJ are no more than eight unrelated guests per table. The “retirement” party” table had 25-30 people. None wearing masks.
When I made the reservation I specified a table as far from the other tables as possible.
The hostess was unapologetic.
I don’t think I’ll use Open Table again but call the restaurants directly

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SureshB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent but sitting outside when it is cold was a little unpleasant. Outdoor heaters would have been welcome. Otherwise no complains.

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Shanette
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego deserves a raise for his outstanding service. We had a party of 15 including 8 kids. He was friendly, patient and very accommodating. Go Diego go!

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Nice outside dinning area. Service was a little slow but they seemed to be a little short handed.

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vipTomT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piccolos always has great food and is extremely clean. Tom T.

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vipgail
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff took very good care of us. We went to Piccolo Trattoria because of the lack of business due to the virus. All good.

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vip0714
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Don't think our waitress wanted to wait on us, took 18 minutes before she came over after we asked history if we had a waitress or waiter.
Never told us specials. I don't think she liked waiting on my kind.
She walked passed several time never a I will be with you in a minute
Food has always outstanding, never had a problem before.

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AmyO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I always get the Salmone Alla Piccolo and it never disappoints. The food is consistently delicious and the staff are friendly and attentive. My family enjoyed their vodka rigatoni and veal Parm. We don’t eat out a lot but when we do this is one of our favorite places.

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vipgail
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robin took great care of us. We we at an event the next day and recommended people to go here for dinner.

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EllenT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Piccolo! The food and service were outstanding and we had a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was beyond amazing. servers were super friendly. would definitely return!

KM
KimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Completely overbooked for the time slot we were in! The staff looked confused they were unclear of table numbers the kitchen was backed up to say the least and these are things one would expect on a busy Valentines night at a restaurant! The manager had a outburst in front of guests eating which is never a good thing to do in front of guests! The whole night felt off and uncomfortable. Being in this industry I understand what was going on that night but it's no excuse. Never let them see you sweat! Food was delicious I will say that I definitely would try this place again for the fact the manager apologized to the people he yelled in front of and he came around and was actually pretty nice joking ect. And the food was very good. Just a bad night I guess.

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vipSven
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were good. Definitely a family atmosphere.

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vipgail
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the menu, the quality of the food and the service

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vipFresh76food
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian Food

PC
vipPeterC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Solid no thrills Italian food

LH
LindaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My dinner was good however the steak that my fiance ordered was very fatty. The manager did address the situation.

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BrianM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience as always. Very satisfied and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Very surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at a great value. Service was excellent.

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LoriI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This might sound crazy, but the service was too fast. I was only halfway through my salad, after the antipasto, when my main dish came out.

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David
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Specials over priced.
Lame salads.

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vipPatrickM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go for dinner quite often. Always a great meal and service is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Calamari was not fresh and gummy. Clams, veal franchaise were good. The penne aurora was good but the asparagus was not fresh. Lasagne was good as well. Service was excellent.

FAQs

Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 737-9050.

Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington is rated 4.4 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.