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Piccolino

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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
0161 835 9860
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 63
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday Lunch

I hunt down Piccolino when visiting different towns and have yet to be disappointed. This is a lovely restaurant with friendly helpful staff. We didn't need to book for lunch although the place started to get quite busy while we were eating. Food was delicious, they offer an early bird set menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Preston
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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United Kingdom
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207 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 604 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here for a spot of lunch, having noticed it while at Starbucks. Really wish I'd walked on by. Firstly, the restaurant was fairly empty but yet we were sat on a ripped leather seat, right next to where the waiters were nosily banging cutlery in the drawer. So offputting. We were given complimentary bread - 4 small cubes. I... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary here with our family on Saturday evening. We were lucky to be given a window table that was decorated with balloons and given 2 glasses of Prosecco on arrival. It was a lovely gesture by the restaurant. The service was fantastic (our waiter Noelia clearly loved his job and made our evening) and the... More 

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MANCHESTER
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visit Piccolinos in different towns, this is the best one that we have visited. Food so fantastic spaghetti carbonara the best I have ever tasted. Service and staff are second to none. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The staff fabulous the service amazing a lovely Saturday afternoon the food was amazing absolutely spot on we have enjoyed our visit to Piccolinos and will safely return and recommend

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Marple, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Called into this restaurant for lunch and opted for the set menu and what a choice all good quality food offered including King prawns which you would not usually expect on a set menu. I opted for the bruschetta topped with goats cheese and fresh broad beans for starter this was a lovely fresh starter, and for the main I... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I celebrated my birthday here last night with 8 friends. The food and ambience were very good and the customer service was terrific - personalised, attentive and with humour.

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Preston
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I hunt down Piccolino when visiting different towns and have yet to be disappointed. This is a lovely restaurant with friendly helpful staff. We didn't need to book for lunch although the place started to get quite busy while we were eating. Food was delicious, they offer an early bird set menu with excellent choice and perfect portion sizes. Its... More 

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Dover
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A super evening at this restaurant tonight.we didn't arrive here until 9 in the evening, with a small baby in tow. The Staff were wonderful and very welcoming. The food was sublime and the service second to none.No complaints!

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I booked here for Saturday 11 July, to revisit Manchester after many many years. Clarence Street is very central and there seemed to be a few Italian restaurants there. Getting into Manchester by road from the village of Rixton was not fun, so we were relieved after traversing two motorways (Manchester how did your City get so ruined by the... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great atmosphere, service and food. Good to watch a well run restaurant turning its tables and getting people in! Look out for "Buba" - great service

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Additional Information about Piccolino

Address: 8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
Phone Number: 0161 835 9860
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 51
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?