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Piccolino

8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England (Manchester City Centre)
0161 835 9860
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Ranked #242 of 1,640 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $25 - $51
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great food, prompt service, great waitress, nice place to sit and eat. Just how it should be done . Will defo be returning.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a big family lunch on a rainy saturday. The place is very nice, lovely decor and a good vibe. Food was excellent, service very efficient. Drinks are a bit pricey but I've come to accept that in the city centre. All in all a very pleasant couple of hours eating good food. Well done Piccolino.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

When in need of a pizza fix this is the place - tell them how you want it e.g. thin and crispy and you'll be sure to get it - and friendly service.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Warm friendly greeting seated straight away at a nice window table. We visited on a Weds lunchtime and went in just on the sheer number of diners as we walked by, if that many people were eating there on a lunchtime it must be good. It was, we both had the crab linguine it was very nice, service was good... More

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Lancashire, England
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We visited with a friend who was in Manchester for the evening. Managed to park on the street right outside which was a bonus. The place was busy when we arrived at 7.30pm and there was a real energy about it. Noisy but it was fun, just what you would hope for in a city centre. The food was fab,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Popular restaurant, great food. A little pricey but i expect that. The managers huddled around the front desk seem to think they are better than the customers! standard italian arrogance.

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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As regular visitors to Piccolino's in Manchester, it was our first choice for a family celebration. Knowing the World Cup was on made it an even better choice we thought...Wrong. We we're rushed through our meal, so much so we had our garlic breads at 8.55pm and by 9.10 our main courses had arrived- somehow we had squeezed our starters... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Pizza bread, plus glass of wine £22 have not been back. Very pricey and over rated Did not enjoy and have not been back

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Decided to pop in here for a bit of lunch before a matinee performance at the Royal Exchange. Good idea. It was a really lively place - we had the 2 course lunch menu which we really enjoyed with a cold beer. The service all round was excellent and unobtrusive special mention has to go to Lorenzo who was very... More

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a lovely meal here on Sunday 25 May. Food was excellent and the surroundings warm and inviting. The waiter who looked after our table was attentive to our needs. I would recommend a visit if you are in Manchester

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