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Pizzeria - Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester

4.4
4.4
462 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Manchester’s stunning Piccolino Caffe Grande sits on Clarence Street, just off Albert Square and overlooking Manchester’s iconic Town Hall. It’s a fittingly-impressive location for our elegant restaurant which boasts an open kitchen, wine boutique, cocktail bar, oyster and caviar bar, Juicery, and a large alfresco terrace facing the Town Hall.

Italy’s diverse cuisine is the heart and soul of Piccolino in Manchester. We visit the regions, meet the producers and are committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients. As you’d expect from the best Italian restaurants, Piccolino in Manchester offers a menu of Italian classics with a distinctly modern twist. At Piccolino, passion for provenance is at the forefront of our menu, which incorporates the best and freshest seasonal produce, Italian cheeses, meat and seafood, all delivering pure classic Italian flavours.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu, Fri 08:00–23:00 Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00 Bar Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri 08:00–01:00 Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    0161 835 9860
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Piccolino’s private event space for hire makes it the ideal restaurant for a special occasion. Be it a birthday, an office Christmas party, or a family get together, whatever your occasion you can be guaranteed that Piccolino will make it a special one.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Arostegui: 0161 830 4580
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    St Peter's Square Tram stop 0.4 miles
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine Wednesday - 50% Off Wine

    31 Jan - 30 Apr 2024
    Enjoy 50% off even our most exclusive wines (exclusive to Club IR members)
    Wine Wednesday - 50% Off Wine photo
  • Mother's Day, from our family to yours

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Take time to celebrate the most important women in your life and join us this Mother's Day - and as a token of our appreciation for all Mums do, any Mother who eats with us this Mother’s Day and signs up to Club IR will get a complimentary £20 gift voucher to use on their next visit. T&Cs apply. Download the Club IR app and become a member today - https://individualrestaurants.com/clubir/
    Mother's Day, from our family to yours photo

What 462 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Italian

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Most Booked

  • Manchester

    Most Booked

462 Reviews
  1. JanetB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 couples having diner out together and we all agree that we had a wonderful dining experience. Food was superb, service outstanding, and prices were reasonable. We will be back!

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  2. LouiseR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The greeting at the door was very welcoming, the restaurant was steady we shown to our table right away. The service we got from our waitress was outstanding Jenny was amazing,Friendly and more than happy to serving us. The food was lovely hot fresh and very tasty.

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  3. DeborahE

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service excellent food, busy but never felt rushed. Plus it was wine Wednesday so got 50% off wine.

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  4. ElaineM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, good service, attentive but not overbearing, nice decor

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  5. martinb

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and fantastic service. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Everyone in our party loved it here.

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  6. ClaireD

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive for what you get . Presentation of dishes extremely poor . The only good thing was the service. Would not return or recommend .

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had been to Piccolino Manchester previously and was keen to visit again along with my work colleagues. We were not disappointed and the food and service was exemplary. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. I will be back at some point and very much look forward to it.

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  8. PaulineH

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday lunch was good. A small hiccup with the meat that was quickly rectified. Nice wine and complimentary dessert platter all good. Can recommend.

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  9. nksb

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    some of the food was bland and lacked flavour. the service was quite quick considering our table size (6 people) however some of the staff weren’t very warm or friendly throughout the service which was off putting.

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  10. RachaelT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with superb food and service

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  11. LindsayM

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was poor. I had the fish kebab which was dry and completely tasteless. I asked for a tomato only salad and the waitress said I could only have a children's tomato and mozzarella salad as it was difficult to price a tomato salad. All I can say is that it must have been meant to be served to a toddler..it was tiny.It most certainly feels like eating on a conveyer belt. The waitress barely made eye contact and was already clearing our table whilst we were putting on our coats to leave.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A table for 9 plus a pram, Saturday lunch. Lovely welcome, and the staff ( 2 young girls) that served us were so pleasant and really helpful. The food was lovely. It was my husbands birthday and he especially commented on the scallop starter, absolutely beautiful. Seafood pasta was good and the 3 children chose from the kids menu and there were good choices. Everyone enjoyed their meal, just a lovely experience. My husband and I are definitely going to return and sample some more of the lovely food. Thank you

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  13. Coop1571

    Manchester

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were very slow to arrive. Eggs florentine was delicious, served piping hot. Nice setting, I’d return for dinner

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  14. CarlC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a well deserved meal, as soon as you walk in the staff are polite and professional. We got a drink at the bar whilst we waited for our table and the bar tender was amazing and professional. We were sat at our table and the waiting on staff were brilliant, polite and funny, now to the best part! The food one word amazing! Would highly recommended!

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  15. JulieK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The buttermilk pancakes were lovely. Would certainly recommend them.

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  16. SiennaB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very nice atmosphere, servers are all very friendly

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, it’s a warm welcome from the start. Perfect cocktails and an excellent selection on the menus. All the food met expectations and surpassed it too. Wine was great and we had 50% off wine for Wine Wednesday. Can’t wait to be back.

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  18. MartinO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening out with friends. Food was great as was the service. Can’t fault it.

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  19. DavidH

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the restaurant ambience service and menu. Lots of choice with nice attentive but not intrusive staff. The only disappointment was the wine list which seemed a little overpriced.

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  20. WarrenS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! First of many visits I hope in the future.

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  21. Orla

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Beginning of the night was good, it was very busy when we arrived but we did not wait long as the hosts' had the queue under control. We ordered two mains, both fish, and waited over 45 minutes before they arrived. We tried to get the waiters attention for a few minutes and when he came to the table it was obvious he had forgotten about our meal. He went to the kitchen and came back very shortly afterwards with the food. He told us that the plates had just been dished when he arrived. This really annoyed us as it was clearly a lie and it was evident when we began eating our food. The fish and sauce was lukewarm and chips were cold. My pasta was also lukewarm and the sauce had began to conjeal. Later that night, we did not order desserts and the same waiter came to us to apologise as 'the system went down and lost our dessert orders', we then had to remind him that we didn't order any desserts. At this stage, both myself and my mother were annoyed as it felt we had been lied to twice. If he had been honest, I would have respected that as I work in hospitality so I underhand the pressure on busy nights. We left without tipping which we did feel guilty about later as it is clear these mistakes happened because the restaurant was overbooked and understaffed. I'm hoping the next time I visit, I have a better experience.

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  22. JacquelineS

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wouldn’t be in a rush to go back. We got engaged in there when it was small restaurant, now it’s pack em in, serve them and off you go.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was lovely and very helpful the food was amazing and the vibe was great will be coming back again

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  24. Trev

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and staff attentive but not intrusive, didn’t feel rushed and atmosphere was perfect

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  25. IanOB

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and a very good atmosphere the staff couldn't do anymore for you. We will definitely be going back soon.

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  26. Billy

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here several times previously, always good. This time the initial wait to be asked re drinks etc after being seated was much longer than usual, although the service following noting this to the wait staff was impeccable. The restaurant was not especially busy. Food was excellent, as were the drinks

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best time here, we had oysters, starters, main, dessert and cocktails, all were really really good. Great service and was well looked after.

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  28. DavidC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable lunch with the family to celebrate our daughters birthday

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  29. IsobelA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really great, food quality, service, speed for a mid range restaurant excellent, will come again.

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  30. BradB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was very kind. Didn’t appreciate another waiter dropping a glass of beer on my back though! The food for value was not the best. Small plates and one arancini for £9 is not the best neither was the special which was 4/5 mouth fulls of pasta… ordered food and starter came out within 3/4 minutes and that’s no exaggeration! Took plates away 30 seconds after we finished and then main course came out 5 mins later. Felt like they just wanted us in and out as quickly as possible. Been here over the years numerous times and felt like it’s gone down hill. not value for money and there’s a lot better places value for money wise.

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  31. Sacha

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice vibe in the restaurant, little bit loud but we also booked at 5pm on a Friday so there’s that to consider. Service was incredibly quick and the food was lovely. Great use of compact space with the stands to hold the garlic bread on, really enjoyed the cocktails on offer. Toilets are down a windy staircase if anybody struggles with stairs, not ideal

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  32. TraceyD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had table next to wine ladder/ nr deli section which seemed busy at times with people passing and staff. Tables could be pushed back a little bit more otherwise perfect ambience, attention and food

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  33. HighPeakHillBilly

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant; varied menu with a good atmosphere; I ate there midweek lunchtime with a business colleague. All very relaxed. We chose the Bruschetta followed by Fillet Steak - medium. Cooked as requested. Staff attentive without being fussy. Recommended.
    Piccolino Caffe Grande ManchesterResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience and enjoyed both our service and the delicious meal. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Sebastian

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Presentation wasn’t great, food was plain looking & not what we expected, maybe it was because it was late & the meals were rushed. We ordered a prawn bruschetta starter & it came out like prawns on toast no sauce etc. I don’t eat the prawns but my girlfriend was up all night with an upset stomach & had to have a day off work. We won’t be returning

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    okay but not worth price we paid for the meal, the place looks nice tho but seats we were sat in felt a bit awkward

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  36. BenHH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was burnt on the bottom in places are doughy on other parts, also soggy bottom

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere I'd highly recommend. atmosphere.

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  38. MichelleM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely valentines meal. Although busy, service was excellent and didn’t feel rushed like we could have been. Lasagne delicious and the wine too!!
    Piccolino Caffe Grande ManchesterResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thank you for your 5 star review! We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Sebastian

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  39. PhilipS

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Came for Valentine’s Dinner - excellent food and great service. Our waiter (I think he was called Jose) went above and beyond to make our experience special. Would highly recommend.
    Piccolino Caffe Grande ManchesterResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear you have a lovely Valentine's Dinner with us. Jose is so happy to hear your feedback and can't wait to see you again soon. Kind regards, Sebastian

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  40. DavidB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and friendly service. Good celebration!
    Piccolino Caffe Grande ManchesterResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you had a great dining experience and enjoyed both our service and the delicious meal. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Sebastian

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FAQs

Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester is rated 4.4 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester

8 Clarence St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 4DW

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu, Fri 08:00–23:00 Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00 Bar Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri 08:00–01:00 Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    St Peter's Square Tram stop 0.4 miles
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 835 9860
  • Private party facilities
    Piccolino’s private event space for hire makes it the ideal restaurant for a special occasion. Be it a birthday, an office Christmas party, or a family get together, whatever your occasion you can be guaranteed that Piccolino will make it a special one.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Arostegui: 0161 830 4580
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