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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
0161 835 9860
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Manchester Arndale shopping centre...
Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Manchester Arndale shopping centre, Deansgate and Manchester Opera House, Piccolino is a comfortable Italian restaurant in Manchester city centre. Situated on Clarence Street, Piccolino showcases a delicious variety of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. Prepared in an open kitchen, you can observe the chefs as they create a range of rustic and straightforward Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients. Alongside popular dishes such as risottos, classic pasta options and stone-baked pizzas, the menu also features a succulent selection of meat and fresh fish courses. The Italian cuisine, prime location and friendly ambience all combine to make Piccolino Manchester ideal for an intimate dinner or a business lunch.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Part of a chain offering solid quality

Because we have been eating out mainly in the Nortern Quarter, we have tended to neglect restaurants in other parts of the City centre. We were reminded of Piccolino's reputation for high quality Italan food when we visited the York outlet with our daughter and family a few weeks earlier. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Roger H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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453 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I was with my girldfriend dinning here, and I think that this is probably the best italian restaurant in Manchester. The food is very good, amazing. And the all the staff give to me the best service! I will come back!

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Manchester
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have been to Piccolino a view times but this time I was not too impressed. We were asked to sit at the bar while they sorted out a table even although it was only half full. The waiters twice took our order to the next table. The food was average. The restaurant noisy, especially the waiters.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was our second visit today and we will definetly go back. I had the best sirloin steak and waiting staff was amazing and very attentive. Alberto was great, very enthusiastic and you can se he really takes pride in what he is doing. All toghether very nice atmosphere. Would recomend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Because we have been eating out mainly in the Nortern Quarter, we have tended to neglect restaurants in other parts of the City centre. We were reminded of Piccolino's reputation for high quality Italan food when we visited the York outlet with our daughter and family a few weeks earlier. We were not disappointed in Manchester. We should perhaps have... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have been using this restaurant for many years. We always use it when we go to Manchester. The Staff and service are A1. The food is spot on, and it has a brilliant atmosphere. We usually go for our birthdays. And as we live 100 miles away, that says it all!! 100% all round.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fab sunday dinner with friends, some had the roast others normal menu and all was to a high standard. Friendly staff, will return!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to Piccolino after seeing that they do a roast dinner for £25 for two people, which seemed like a good deal. Upon arriving we received a very warm welcome by the staff which is something I have not experienced in a restaurant for a very long time; they treated us as if we were regulars when in fact... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a good meal here on a busy Saturday lunchtime. The food was very nice and not bad value - we both ate from the lunchtime menu, so had a starter and main for £21 (I think) each. It was more expensive than I was expecting for a chain, but ultimately the food was worth the money spent. Good-sized... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I'm a regular (well, a dozen times a year) to this Italian eatery in the heart of Manchester, but have never done a review. We visited on Wednesday evening, having just returned from Sicily that day, for a friend's birthday. What can I say? Piccolino never disappoints, on service nor food, but on our most recent visit it surpassed all... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a meal here with friends. Food was excellent , typically Italian, beautifully presented and very tasty. Staff were friendly and attentive. Service was a bit slow however there were 3 large parties in the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 835 9860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 51
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Manchester Arndale shopping centre, Deansgate and Manchester Opera House, Piccolino is a comfortable Italian restaurant in Manchester city centre. Situated on Clarence Street, Piccolino showcases a delicious variety of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. Prepared in an open kitchen, you can observe the chefs as they create a range of rustic and straightforward Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients. Alongside popular dishes such as risottos, classic pasta options and stone-baked pizzas, the menu also features a succulent selection of meat and fresh fish courses. The Italian cuisine, prime location and friendly ambience all combine to make Piccolino Manchester ideal for an intimate dinner or a business lunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?