Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

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$30 and under
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Italian
Piccola Cucina Estiatorio offers typical Sicilian and Greek food.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!!! Would definitely come back toward the excellent service:)

f
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

This place is very cramped and in a storefront space., and if you want to have an actual dinner conversation fuhgeddaboutit. It seems fine for a millennial or younger crowd. I found it uncomfortable. The service was quick and very nice, and the food was decent but not earth-shattering. Still seemed pricey for what is was and my pasta seemed overcooked. The glass of Sicilian rose I had was surprisingly good. I took an older friend there. She really could not hear the waiter saying the specials - it was just impossibly loud, plus seating so crammed. My friend took her seafood pasta dish home, and informed she had "issues" after eating it the next day. Yes, it is always risky eating leftovers and especially seafood leftovers, but I mention this anyway as a precaution.

Other thing I didn't realize before making the reservation: the menu is 90% seafood, so if you are with people that want more variety this is also not the place for you.

M
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for casual gathering. Tasty and reasonable. A bit too noisy for formal occasions.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

😉 amazing

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really really nice authentic Italian meal. Pretty noisy but that’s half the fun. One meal outstandingly better than the other. Wine list very exy. Tight seating but had some great conversation with another diner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on my birthday with family and it was amazing. The food was delicious, service excellent, and ambience spectacular. Would definitely go again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly servers. It was a bday celebration dinner and they helped us to freeze the cake and cut it!🥳

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Considering all the care we took to check out this restaurant after several respected recommendations, we had a disappointing evening. The major factor dampening the experience was the absolute head-banging NOISE of the restaurant--not just noisy, well beyond that. We could not hear the waiter talk to us--shout at us--and we could not hear each other confer about what to drink or eat. That's crazy. In the end, the food was all right, not great--and the experience was one we were happy to walk away from. This might be the perfect spot for large groups of people who love to shout from one end of a long table to the other, or groups who really don't want to talk while they dine. I am sure we are not the first diners to feel this sentiment. We aren't interested in going back to see if it's quieter on another night.

AF
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE, and the vibes. I highly recommend! My favorite Italian restaurant in the city

L
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place takes me back to Sicily...the food is creative, delicious and authentic; the pasta and fish are as fresh as it comes; the staff is attentive and really helpful about anything; everyone has a smile and clearly loves what they do. I will be back.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food superb but the noise was extremelly strong. It de as impossible to talk to my wife during the dinner. But I have to say it is very common in NY this over over over noise.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in New York City.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian Food In Soho

C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was 4 out of 5, (but maybe we didn’t order the best of the best.) I would definitely go back to try again

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, the food was delicious and the service was awesome.
Well done!

CT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, authentic Italian cuisine, it’s where the Italians go to eat. The service is awesome.

WD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sicilian food, The best we had since coming back from Sicily. Grazie mille.

AA
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the waiters are the best. The atmosphere here is so warming and you will definitely have a great time at this restaurant, it's a must when you're visiting New York.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, good food, busy and energetic

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday dinner!!

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a long wait (which was a negative) but the food and service were well worth the wait.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved so much this restaurant that I will come back every time possible. Food is fresh and delicious, staff is super nice and kind and ambience fun and lively! Price wise is great for the quality.
It's so good that your family is going to celebrate a wedding anniversary next week at Piccola Cucina Estiatorio. They are doing a great job in this place! Thank you for a wonderful lunch.

L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super belle soirée et la nourriture a répondu à nos attentes !!
Toute une ambiance festive dans ce resto . On a adoré :))

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wait staff is very pleasant, a tiny place, not a restaurant to linger. In the warm weather the front is open which gives a nice summery feeling. The food is authentic Italian. Pasta is homemade and the best cannoli ever! I would recommend this restaurant.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable!!

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M
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful. Our go to siciliano time machine. The only big issue with Piccola Cucina is that it isn’t on the UES! We may have to start billing them for cab fare

C
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piccola Cucina Estiatorio has quickly become our favorite restaurant in NYC. We have eaten here twice in the last two months, after trying their other restaurant the Osteria twice. Great service and some of the freshest, most well prepared seafood in town. If we could give the restaurant a 6 rating, we would. The sardines are delicious. The whole branzino was perfectly cooked. And the pasta dishes are also delicious. The wine list is filled with some rare Italian choices. We had a bottle of Carjcanti Bianco from Sicily that was perfect with our fish.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best italian restaurant in NYC

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely waiters.
Authentic Italian food and service. Definitely recommended!

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina Italiana verace. Grandissimi, cibo ottimo e camerieri simpatici.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Too much noise spoils the experience. You can hardly hear what your shoulder's mate is saying.

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

Beautiful restaurant. Service was incredible and very friendly. Food was perfection and very authentic Italian with big serves perfect for sharing. Couldn’t fault everything

TM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance!

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cousins visiting from Japan

NF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best real Italian affordable restaurant in the city. Highly recommended

RS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!!!!! Staff was accommodating when it came to food allergies too.

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I use to go to Piccola Cucina regularly for any kind of occasion.
I am Italian, a real foodie😃, and this is the most amazing Italian food you can have in New York City.
Emanuele, the manager, is fantastic!

GW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Italian restaurant in the City!

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