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33, Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton, England
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: It's a lovely Caffe/deli/pasticeria located in Bitterne Park Triangle and...
It's a lovely Caffe/deli/pasticeria located in Bitterne Park Triangle and owned by a chap called Sandro.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fabulous once again!

Our second visit here and once again came away full of praise for Sandro's little cafe. Ordered bruschetta and bread with oil to start. Best bruschetta I have ever had!! Both had pasta for main, so fresh and cooed perfectly. You do have to wait for the food but I never mind as it is cooked fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Clare B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our second visit here and once again came away full of praise for Sandro's little cafe. Ordered bruschetta and bread with oil to start. Best bruschetta I have ever had!! Both had pasta for main, so fresh and cooed perfectly. You do have to wait for the food but I never mind as it is cooked fresh and Sandro runs... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You may have to wait a little while here as everything is cooked from scratch, but boy is it worth it, meatballs to die for, melt in the mouth deserts, cheese and meat platters and a whole range of deli products. If you love italian, you will love this, but allow plenty of time.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Quiet and unassuming is how this place looks. With no more than 10-12 covers you get the sort of personal service that is comforting but not intrusive. My folks had travelled down from Yorkshire and after a long journey were tired and a touch tetchy.. 5 minutes in Il Picchio soon sorted that out. The food was freshly cooked and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Cute little friendly cafe, with excellent gluten free options . cakes sandwiches and pasta. Definatly keep coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food is very fresh, you can taste it. I had simple pasta with a lovely coffee in the sun. It was an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited this place with my boyfriend today after he found it on Trip Adviser. Coffee was very good, lovely and strong. As it was lunch we shared a bruschetta and panini. As fans of bruschetta I have to say it was one of the best I've had, so fresh and lots of garlic. The panini was also very good, high... More 

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Appledore, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My sister who is local and I went here for lunch .The menu is simple but the food is great and the coffee is really good so much so I had two . There is some outside seating and we sat outside as it was too hot inside with the warm weather when I come back to Southampton again will... More 

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Southampton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very friendly, personal service. The food is freshly prepared and tastes delicious. The large number of locals visiting here regularly says it all!

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A fantastic family run coffee shop and restaurant. Such a warm and friendly welcome, fantastic coffee and delicious home made cakes. We've been more than once and will certainly be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We live near Il Pichio and since our first trip we love to go for a nice relaxing meal. Sandro, the owner, is a lovely gentleman who is easy to talk to and always gives a warm welcome. The food is all fresh and original Italian dishes. There is always lovelyusoc playing in the background. Definitely pay a trip here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33, Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

It's a lovely Caffe/deli/pasticeria located in Bitterne Park Triangle and owned by a chap called Sandro.

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