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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
0161 835 9860
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Ranked #319 of 1,782 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $25 - $51
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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here during a shopping trip to Manchester in November. Came here for an early evening meal, arrived around 6.30pm, resturant was busy but staff showed us to the bar while we sat and had a drink while our table was being prepared. When seated, staff took our orders efficiently and were very pleasent, food was lovely and served quickly,... More 

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Cheshire, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the restaurant on the weekend. It was very busy and my table was booked for 8 . When we arrived on time they said the table would be a couple of minutes and could we wait at the bar. The place was so full there was no where to stand to wait , twenty minutes later after being pretty... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Outstanding in every way. My friend booked earlier in the week in the restaurant and voiced her dietary requirement concerns, the chef actually came out to have a chat about the exact nature of the requirements and what she could provide. Upon arrival we were promptly seated and the maître d confirmed the exact nature of our party's dietary requirements... More 

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birmingham england
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

we ate here in a group of 22 work colleagues after a business meeting.we all had a great time and the food was fantastic.the service was excellent even though the restaurant was full

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North West England, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I had contacted Piccolino via email to ask about catering for my vegan diet. I was emailed a vegan menu by Ale who said it was not a problem. We arrived for our 8.00 booking last night at 7.45 and had a drink in the bar. No mention was made by the Manager Ettore about my diet but I presumed... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited this restaurant on Sunday evening with friends and the food, wine and service were excellent. We chose Italian because our party was a mix of couples, older parents and a 9 year old boy so we thought there would be something for everyone. For starter I had the Gamberoni (king prawns with chilli & lemon) and it was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My daughter had booked us a table for my birthday for 8 pm 10/01/2015. As Italian is my favourite, but after last night im unsure. We ordered our food from a waiter who's English was not he best, there we're 6 of us dining & me & 3 others ordered the brasetta, it was quite bland & boring no real... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My partner and I have been visiting here for a few years now, as the food is wonderful and the service is always friendly and efficient. We visit here every few months as a treat. Their meatball calzone has been one of my pregnancy cravings, so I was gutted to find it was no longer on the menu on our... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Consistently good food and service. Pasta is fresh and sauces excellent; the slow cooked beef in Barolo was superb. Deserts all of a good standard. Service was competent and timely rather than good. - a few more smiles and interaction would help but it isn't by any means bad. Drinks are a little overpriced but not enough to put me... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited for the first time for on a Sunday at lunch time, and both food and service were very good. Lucky to get a table without a reservation. There was lots of choice, and everything was cooked from fresh so expect to wait whilst your order is prepared, but well worth the wait. The staff were most attentive from our... 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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