Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington
sautéed shrimp with fresh basil, fresh tomato, garlic and extra virgin olive oil served over pasta
sautéed pancetta with shallots in a parmesan egg emulsion
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.
The food was absolutely amazing.... the service was timed perfectly. We will be back... soon!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Food was good to very good, portions were generous, service was good,
The food here was so good. I cannot wait to go back.
I had filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. The meat was sooo tender. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Great food and excellent service.
The veal Saltimbocca and Marsala were delicious and the service was great! Lovely evening- great restaurant!
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.
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!
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
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.
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
Food was excellent but sitting outside when it is cold was a little unpleasant. Outdoor heaters would have been welcome. Otherwise no complains.
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!
Good food. Nice outside dinning area. Service was a little slow but they seemed to be a little short handed.
Piccolos always has great food and is extremely clean. Tom T.
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.
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.
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.
Robin took great care of us. We we at an event the next day and recommended people to go here for dinner.
We always enjoy Piccolo! The food and service were outstanding and we had a wonderful evening. Thank you!
the food was beyond amazing. servers were super friendly. would definitely return!
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.
Food and service were good. Definitely a family atmosphere.
We love the menu, the quality of the food and the service
Excellent Italian Food
Solid no thrills Italian food
My dinner was good however the steak that my fiance ordered was very fatty. The manager did address the situation.
Perfect experience as always. Very satisfied and will return.
Service was terrible. Very surprised.
Wonderful food at a great value. Service was excellent.
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.
Specials over priced.
We go for dinner quite often. Always a great meal and service is the best.
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.
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.