We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England (Manchester City Centre)
0161 835 9860
Improve this listing
Ranked #275 of 1,656 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $25 - $51
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

360 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Been to several Piccolinos in the northwest and the experience is always pretty similar throughout them. The menu is the same so tends to be the same . My wife and I shared the antipasti plate to start whilst our son tucked into the trofiete di pollo which he always devours. I had the carbonara which is nice just nice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is the second time this month we have had Sunday lunch here .At a very reasonable £25 for two we have tried the pork & today the beef! I would absolutely recommend this restaurant ! The food was delicious and the beef cooked to our taste beautifully (pink). The first time we came we brought our 9 month old... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

12 of us appeared to "enjoy" a works do. The service was good but the food was pretty average. That didn't dampen our evening, the company made up for the lack of inspiration in the food. Andy (Bolton).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a shame. I have been going to this place on and off for the past five years but won't be going again! We had a fish platter for starter. What an absolute disgrace 18£ it said it was lightly fried mixed fish. It was actually a deep fat fried mess with no flavour. De battered a lot of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worsley, Greater Manchester
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant many times, but I won't eat here again. Tonight I had possibly the worst meal I've eaten at a Manchester restaurant. Supposedly a 'rib eye' steak priced at £18.00. What a sad eating experience. Clearly frozen beef, looked and tasted 'boiled'. First offering was over-cooked, watery and practically inedible, came without any of the vegetables... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Manchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Came here with 2 colleagues on a Thursday evening so not too busy. The service was excellent, we had a choice of seating, the waiters were polite and helpful and the place has plenty of space and seating. I wasn't drinking and one of us had only a couple of beers so I can't comment on the wine. The starters,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food tonight is very bland and under seasoned. Very disappointed. Been here twice now - first and last! !! So many better Italian restaurants in Manchester than this.

Was this review helpful? Yes
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I dined here last Friday evening with a group of 7 other friends. I was pleasantly surprised to see the huge size of the salad starter dishes as my parents had eaten here a couple of years ago and complained that the lamb main contained mainly bone with a couple of fork fulls of lamb. I didn't have a starter... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Piccolino staff are very welcoming and friendly. Reasonably busy day, but still gave us choice of table. Felt very looked after without being intrusive. Menu gives very good choice of true Italian food. Service excellent and so was the food. Did not feel rushed at all and took our time finishing off the wine. If too full for a dessert,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came here last Saturday for a works dinner, the atmosphere was very good as it was very busy. The menu covered all tastes not just pizza and pasta and the food that my group has all looked really good. I had a steak which was a little more expensive than i would usually pay but I wasn't paying so it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Piccolino also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester

Been to Piccolino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Piccolino, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing