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Piccola Cucina

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184 Prince St, Neighborhood: SoHo, New York City, NY 10012
212-625-3200
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Good things come in small spaces

The name is very appropriate--the entire place is tiny, and the open kitchen consists of only portable electric burners, but it turns out great fare. Recommend starting with a fish crudo, and getting one of the homemade pastas (the special was strozzapreti with cingiale (wild boar), an Umbrian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
matthiashess
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name is very appropriate--the entire place is tiny, and the open kitchen consists of only portable electric burners, but it turns out great fare. Recommend starting with a fish crudo, and getting one of the homemade pastas (the special was strozzapreti with cingiale (wild boar), an Umbrian staple). The wine list is great as well--they carry Morellino Di Scansano,... More 

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Thank matthiashess
Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Adorable place that truly reminded me of Italy. Small tables packed in tightly (you will get to know your neighbors), super friendly Italian server and very good food. Reasonable prices for the area. Fantastic variety of fish and meat carpaccios and burrata dishes. Server gets bonus points for his knowledge of the menu and ingredients and accomodating the boyfriend's allergies.... More 

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Thank starfishsf
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Some dishes a bit hit and miss but overall a nice cheery Italian. The gnocchi pesto special was a miss. The bruschetta, braseoa beef and the bufato was a hit. Good service.

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Thank mattyboy1973
Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Fantastic and unexpected experience in an authentic italian corner. The restaurant is extremely small but full of traditional tastes. The pasta is home made (although not by them, by Raffetto instead, as they correctly advertise) but the arancini and caponata astonishing. People are extremely welcoming and available to small variations (if reasonable..) to the menu. Go and try, if you... More 

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Thank ClaudioM76
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We went for dinner a few nights ago and we're still talking about how good all of the food was the eat. We were a group of 4 and probably tried about a quarter of the menu. All of the food was fantastic. The worst plates were significantly better than the best plates I've had at other Italian restaurants. I... More 

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is quite a small place, with a lot of tables which makes it both cosy and a little cramped - I had to make sure that I kept my elbows pulled in. The service was very attentive, and the recommendations in terms of food and wine were great. They make their own pasta, and the Ravioli salsiccia and Pasta... More 

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Thank Paradox98
Millsboro, Delaware
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stumbled onto Piccola Cecina for lunch on a Monday - not so many Manhatten restaurants are open for lunch on Monday. I had the beef lasagna (delicious!), and my wife had the risotto with spinach (crispy delicious!). I'd go back there for dinner in a minute!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Little cozy place with good food, I ordered the seafood risotto which is great. The location is great in the middle of Soho.It is a very small restaurant with very small tables. Service was the good and prices reasonable. The best part is the wine list which was varied and exclusively Italian. I ordered the farro shrimp and veggies. The... More 

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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309 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had a glass of wine after our shopping spree. The place is small, so are the tables. But the list of wines by the glass is impressive and the wines were delicious. Waiters are cordial and service is efficient and prompt.

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Thank Jochen-v-S
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It was a true pleasure and very reassuring to find "la piccola cucina". We had late lunch here with my sister and niece . Francesca's very welcoming approach and sincere exceptional service far exceeds most other restaurants we experienced during our stay in New York . We shared the parmigiana di melanzane and risotto with spinach, gorgonzola and cherry tomato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 Prince St, Neighborhood: SoHo, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: 212-625-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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SoHo
Once the artistic hub of New York, SoHo is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway is teeming with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district – the world’s largest collection of intricate and elegant cast-iron architecture. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city.
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