La Cucina Piccola

4.7
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174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
La Cucina Piccola is an Italian restaurant in Roseland, NJ. We offer classic cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients daily. Join us for dinner and you'll feel welcomed and well taken care of.
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.4
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day celebration! Delicious food as usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic! It’s one of my favorite places to have dinner.

MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. I really enjoyed the Branzino, and the salad was excellent.

DS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quiet Thursday night before Valentine’s Day. Food was lovely , both the salmon and the pork chop. Soup and beet salad a good start. Had to wait a while to get bread and appetizers but after that smooth sailing. Not too noisy and music was right level. Service was friendly.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. A bit cool when door opened. Definitely need reservations. They were turning away walk ins.

G
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a jewel. The young chef has imagination and is passionate about his meals. The portions are generous. His wife, Trish, the waitress, is very personable and friendly. She treats all diners as family. I visited the restaurant after about 6 months. She remembered me and remembered the dished that I liked. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

New menu but same excellent food

V
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious, service impeccable! This neighborhood gem is wonderful! Food is served hot and with a smile!!!!

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

nice little place. good food. good service. close to our house.

SB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

BS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time we’ve been...good value, very good food, nice neighborhood place.

FG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! The menu, the specials or the atmosphere never disappoint! Been coming here since they opened and it quickly has become one of my top 3 restaurants.

RC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the service is top notch, the prices are fantastic and I return every chance I get! Always fresh and super tasty - lots of healthy options as well as cozy comfort food. I lived in Italy as a child and Cucina Piccola reminds me of the family owned places we used to frequent. Add this one to your list!!

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

BS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening...great food and service.

F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Leisurely and delicious. Wait staff is the best!

KF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall experience was a good one. Food was on point and the portions were adequate. Quality of the ingredients was high. Servers were attentive and friendly. Very small place, only about 10-12 tables, so make sure you make a reservation. Will definitely be back in the future.

RO
New York Area
634 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant, after reading all the rave reviews. The dining room had limited seating and the placed was packed. That is a good sign. Our food was well executed and very delicious. But there was a little glitch in our dinner order that extended our meal for a half hour. A very large party of people sat next to us, so I attribute the mix up to the kitchen being overwhelmed, the server and runner very preoccupied. We will try this restaurant again.

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food at La Cucina Piccola was delicious. We shared a caesar salad, and the two entrees we ordered were veal parmigiana and Chicken Giambotta. The veal just melted in my mouth....so tender and tasty.
The other entree was also great.

FG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been in our top few choices since the day they opened. The specials are often fantastic and we have never been disappointed! We fear the day we won’t be able to get a table for dinner since we are often booking last minute. They do it all and they do it very, very well!

DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time and it was equally amazing

DL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistantly great and so is the service! It's why we keep coming back!

w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming little cozy restaurant in a strip mall. Felt comfortable from the time we walked in till we left. Delicious wide variety of food. The salmon I had was delicious as was my husband's braised short ribs . Everything is fresh esp. the salads . The portions are just the right size. The staff is extremely attentive. We will be returning and recommending La Cucina Piccola to a friend. It's a BYOB which is fine with us.

RB
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a last minute reservation as we were late booking a restaurant for New Year’s Eve. We had never been here and only booked it because it was available on open table. We were all very surprised at how wonderful the food was. All six of us had excellent meals from the appetizers to the entrees and desserts. We will certainly be back.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff were conscientious.

DP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had no idea this little treasure was just up the road 2 miles. The food and service were amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and friendly, efficient service.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and great staff!

q
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough about La Cuccina Piccolo. Every time we go there, we have a great time. No rush - you can converse with friends & enjoy yourself. Lou Lento

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going back

CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First visit to La Cucina Piccola and we really enjoyed our dinner! We will definitely return!

q
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some new friends to the restaurant - they really enjoyed it. Food, ambiance & good conversation. Desserts were outstanding. Trish & Alan are good hosts. Lou Lento

BV
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite BYOB restaurant in the Morris/Essex area! The food is consistently excellent and the service is friendly and efficient. If you haven't tried this restaurant yet, it's definitely worth a try!

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service
very easy to carry on a conversation

q
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another good night - food and desserts were great. Tricia and Alan do it right. Coming back again with more friends. Lou Lento

RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

If you are looking for a decent local place this fits the bill but was not worth a drive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Good prices.

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service Friendly local etablishment. But like most restaurants too loud

RC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant by far!! The food is always delicious and the service is perfect! We go every chance we get!

AL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I hate to write this as I've had only very good experiences on my prior visits. Somehow the kitchen had an off night. Being good consistently isn't easy. I'll be back as I've enjoyed the place many times.