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La Piccola Cucina

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2-4-3 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011, Osaka Prefecture
+81 90-8160-3721
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

Looking for something a little different on our last night in Osaka and inspired by Trip Adviser we visited La Piccolo Cucina. Despite the website saying it was closed early on a Sunday, we took a punt and had the hotel ring to secure a booking for us. (Tip: just because the place is open, doesn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Visited denden Town and then decided to try this place based on the other reviews. No italian food at all and this restaurant has nothing to do in this ranking. A terrible place to be avoided!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went at lunch. Only 3 types of curry rice is available. Nothing else. We came because we saw other positive review. Quite disappointed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Looking for something a little different on our last night in Osaka and inspired by Trip Adviser we visited La Piccolo Cucina. Despite the website saying it was closed early on a Sunday, we took a punt and had the hotel ring to secure a booking for us. (Tip: just because the place is open, doesn't mean he can serve... More 

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Wavre, Belgium
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Very nice little cosy place, some italian flavors made in Japanese way....Try the Tuna grilled with lemon just fantastic, the sushis, the chicken teriyaki or the pasta...everything is good. Place to go if you are around. Nice choice of wine.

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Hong Kong
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176 reviews 176 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Normally I wouldn't go to an Italian restaurant in Japan given the wonderful Japanese cuisine and limited time. However I made the exception because this was highly rated on tripadvisor. I thought the food was average to good, sort of Watami style (Japanese restaurant chain) western/japanese mix. I was disappointed with the spaghetti in red sauce which was quite bland.... More 

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Cerro Veronese, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Perfect place, perfect location, Gen is super, food is wonderful! Very good value for money!!!! Fast service!!!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We went there late ( 21 ) and thought he was closed because it stod 6pm-9pm, but Gen told us he put it up just in case he don't want to work late. He is very welcomming and funny. We just asked if we could have some italian, he asked how hungry we where we replyed we wanted 2 dishes.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

If you want the Best dining experience in Osaka, visit Gen. And go no where else. Food: The genius chef prepares, with amazing efficiency at that, the most delicious dishes you can hope to have. The variety, the freshness: unbeatable. Ambience: cozy, clean, friendly and very inviting to dine romantically or with a group of friends equally. Most important: Gen's... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Gen San the owner, coock, Friend is always available he runs a family business in a family mode that lets you always feel welcome! You get great food and drinks! He cooks Japanese but also great Italian dishes: pasta Galiotto e igloo, matricuanaoutstanding is his home made tiramisu he also homemade a liquor I call it prugna an absolute must!... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Gen, the owner, is a great guy and fantastic chef. You can both eat japanise and italian. He cooks pasta in such a way not even in Italy the can do it! Last time we had Gyoza (fantastic!), noodles, tuna fish on the grill, sushi and tempura. At the end he gave us a very tasty tiramisù cake. Don't forget... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-4-3 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 90-8160-3721

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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