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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
0161 835 9860
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Ranked #310 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $25 - $51
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

5 of us dined on a Monday night. The restaurant was busy as the Xmas market was on. The staff were efficient and friendly and served us promptly. We all had different starters and mains. Two had puddings. All 12 plates were completely cleared. The meal was enjoyed by all. Recommended.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Tried this place for the first time , was not impressed with the menu or quality of food , the service was slow and will not be going again

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

my wife and I recently dined here with mixed results, my wife's lasagne was good but my meal was awful. The response from the management was equally disappointing so we will simply go elsewhere in future. A pity as we had enjoyed good meals here in the past

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my favourite of the brand. Always good food and excellent service. It has all the hallmarks of a well-run city centre restaurant and much of the success it deserves. Watty

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I can only comment on the coffee as we called in for a rest bite whilst shopping at the Christmas markets and wanted to get my 1 year old out of the pram and a quick snack and drink for her really. The staff were incredible. They helped me through the door, they moved the table to make room for... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. It was very busy but we had a leisurely meal with a bottle of wine. Waiters very friendly and efficient. The only criticism was it was very hot in there!

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I came here as part of a Christmas doo and was left underwhelmed to be honest. We got a couple of "freebies" which was nice but I tend to let the food do the talking, and on that front I wasn't that impressed. I had the set menu, the parma ham and cheese starter was OK but rather bland and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went for a meal with my partner on a recommendation from a hotel and we weren't disappointed! Food was lovely and of great quality, service was spot on, and the price although wasn't cheap reflected what we had! Would definitely recommend it to others.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice buzzy warm place on winters night Sharp service and professional "bearded" waiters for Movember following thru to December! Good job

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited Piccolino 30/11/14 for lunch with my family. Excellent service from start to finish. Our waiter Jose Carlos was fantastic, helpful, courteous, pleasant, polite just brilliant. The food was wonderful and plentiful. The original Bruschetta was the best we have tasted outside of Italy! We had mentioned at the beginning of the meal that it was our Daughters birthday tomorrow,... More 

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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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