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Caffe Piccolo

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9428 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
+1 843-314-3424
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 142
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Definitely worth trying

We've eaten here since it opened several years ago and have always enjoyed it. There are only a few items on the daily menu, usually one or two specials and a couple of regular dishes. On our last visit though the food wasn't as good as we had come to expect, and the wine list seemed more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Richard M
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here since it opened several years ago and have always enjoyed it. There are only a few items on the daily menu, usually one or two specials and a couple of regular dishes. On our last visit though the food wasn't as good as we had come to expect, and the wine list seemed more pedestrian than we... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small local Italian restaurant that may be hard to find, but terrific worth it when you do. Many traditional Italian entrees, flavorful salads and daily specials. The Chicken Francese was tender and moist and served with a garlic / wine / butter sauce that enhanced the overall entree. We found this restaurant several years ago and have been eating there... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Crab stuffed snapper, scallops over wild mushroom risotto, veal in a number of different ways, meat balls, and crab stuffed mushrooms, are some of the delights served at this small but amazing restaurant. The meat balls and mushrooms were enjoyed as starters. The mushrooms were lovely, the meatballs were out of this world. The entrees arrived and the table went... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little Italian bistro. We had great salads and pasta. Other positive reviews made the decision to try this restaurant a no-brainer. The wine list is a little sparse but I had a nice glass of Multepulciano. Great ambiance and service. Such a treat.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the years and the food is fantastic. All the ingredients are fresh and wonderfully prepared. Can't wait to go visit again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The ambiance and service were both phenomenal. Every time the waiter said "My pleasure," I felt that he really meant it. But most importantly, the food was amazing. The meal was cooked to perfection, with the flavor coming NOT from added salt and fat. Frequently Italian food is "heavy"; this meal was light, flavorful, and filling. It is worth driving... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The chef is an artist! The food was as good as it gets! Especially the scallops over risotto! We always dine at Franks but will be stepping out on him to dine at the quaint romantic culinary delight !

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cafe Piccolo is an intimate restaurant with some of the best Italian food I've ever had. Their eggplant is delicious. The veal and fish dishes mouthwatering. The desserts are great. Be careful, the bread is so good, you can easily fill up on it before you get your delicious meal.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best pork chops ever. All dishes are outstanding. Never had a bad meal there. Small place with an outdoor arbor. Wine and beer only. Pricey for Pawleys but worth it.

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My nieces were in town and one has celiacs; not just a gluten allergy. She can get extremely ill and ruin a vacation if gluten is ingested. Going out to dinner is usually a chore. We wanted to dine outside and another popular restaurant that had outdoor dining but nothing gluten free on their menu wasn't an option. I found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9428 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-314-3424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?