La Cucina Piccola

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129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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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.
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CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Food and service was great. We’ll be back for sure

TD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been several times bringing different friends each time. The restaurant seems to have become a local favorite! The early bird special is an outstanding value and draws a nice crowd even on what are considered off nights in the restaurant business. The staff is friendly and helpful while allowing a nice pace between the three course meal. Parking is plentiful and convenient as well.

m
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty and great Italian cooking the way it should be. Extremely accommodating and attentive service. I would definitely go back.

MF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food and value. Service was attentive. I would return as would the friends I was with.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good. Great find

V
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious accommodating and great service!!!!!!! Fabulous neighborhood restaurant

j
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a local small family owned Italian restaurant that you could easily miss. Food is very good, service super attentive, and just feels good to be there. Definitely give it a try.

s
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was good with a nice menu. However, we were next to a table of 6 that were so loud it was very difficult to have a conversation. I would return but request a different location in the restaurant.

SM
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food selection and tastes, attentive and friendly service, intimate restaurant- BYOB!!! I love to eat here when I visit NJ.

V
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, great service, good value!!!!!! Neighborhood sleeper, look forward to our next visit.

GG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Nice presentation. Venue is modest. Good for everyday dining or a casual experience.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are old fashioned. No games. Just top of the line friendly and delicious.

BV
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food & service was excellent as usual. We have recommended this restaurant to friends. Also a great place for a small private party (around 40 people or less) if they are available!

R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in the area! Can't wait to go again! Always friendly service add great food!

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great fresh food as always! Love this spot!

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant with excellent food. We really enjoyed the Spedino appetizer. The meatballs served over risotto is another great dish. Can’t wait to come here again.

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is fresh and delicious. People are friendly and a great place to eat. Definitely return.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time there and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

BV
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite BYOB restaurant in Essex County! Food & service are exceptional

q
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle & Alan, the gracious owners do a great job. Food is always top notch & the wait staff well trained. Every time we bring new friends to the restaurant, they comment on the cleanliness.

BS
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The preparation and freshness of the food was excellent. We will return!

a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good food. nice small restaurant. Friendly service

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good. Cozy and warm.

KM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I went there for the first time at the recommendation of other . Although with a limited menu , the food and service were both very good . The dishes are reasonably priced and we will go back to try it again .

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I got to the restaurant the food was very good as well as the service. Nice environment and very good music. The first plate was a fresh burrata salad with prosciutto and peppers. The second plate was calamari and it came very quick with a fresh marinara sauce. The third plate was a porkchop with figs and Porto wine. All the food came very quick as I didn’t need to wait long for any plate. For dessert I got pistacho ice cream. It was a great experience for me. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

JB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am reluctant to write a great review knowing how the general public reacts when they read how wonderful the food and dining experience is at this little jewel of a restaurant. The food has always been perfect, the service (family) is also something other restaurants try to achieve, but most don't. The variety and presentation of the varying dishes is always perfect and creates a dinner we always look forward to. Getting reservations is not always easy (understandable) but achievable. We also appreciated that, almost adjacent parking, particularly in winter and wet weather. Overall it is one of our favorite places to dine in suburbia.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food at reasonable prices. Just was Roseland needed.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was really looking forward to eating here with friends. The space is small and subsequently understaffed. There is no manager. No one who comes to check on the table to see how things are going. One senior waitress, one junior and one bus boy on a Saturday night. Salads were tasteless but read very well on the specials menu. Two of our entree's were very good. One was not-not the first time or the second time. I always want to see a small restaurant succeed. Not sure if this place will.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great, priced right, and the service is super. The chef’s wife, Tricia serves tables and is wonderful. I left my “doggy bag” behind, and despite having a full house, she called me and put in their fridge so I could pick it up the next day!

q
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined with 2 other couples, both arriving at different times. Both commented how clean the dining room was. Trisha and Alan are hard workers dedicated to pleasing their diners. Food was outstanding. Six meals and appetizers served on time & efficiently.

FG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You won't find a better, friendlier, full of great food Italian bistro! This is a must go to spot. Have been many, many times and have NEVER been disappointed.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time and great again

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food produced by a hard working Husband and wife team.

PB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!! Must try!!

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend, great food and great service . Been there a number of times, never disappointed.

KL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely little neighborhood Italian restaurant. Pasta dishes and a number of fish choices as well. Definitely a go to place.

AL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely neighborhood spot. The food was quite good,,The double cut pork chop came out perfect and was juicy , Added a side of crisp potatoes and it was heaven. The others in my party all had different dishes and were pleased.
The ambiance is pleasant and surely better than most neighborhood spots and with easy parking .

DS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious salads (burrata appetizer was so gooood). Calamari was actually fluffy! Main courses were lasagna (again, light and delicious), peas/mushroom raviolis (great taste and sauce), and salmon. Desserts of cheesecake and lava cake were also very good. Service was timely and friendly and unrushed.

Only critique--bread was not that great and dipping oil needed to be refilled. Warmer bread and more or self-serve olive oil w salt/pepper would be nice.

JS
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot think of any other place I would rather go to where the food is fresh and great, the service and owners are the best. As soon as you go in you know this is the right place to eat and prices are very affordable. Try it I guarantee you will not regret it

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