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“Undiscovered Coeliac Heaven - an Italian that does Gluten-free” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Picchio Caffe

Il Picchio Caffe
33, Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton, England
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Ranked #45 of 638 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: It's a lovely Caffe/deli/pasticeria located in Bitterne Park Triangle and owned by a chap called Sandro.
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Undiscovered Coeliac Heaven - an Italian that does Gluten-free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

stumbled on this place quite by chance - couldn't believe the blackboards outside an Italian deli said gluten-free options available. Had THE most fabulously tasty ham & mushroom gluten-free pasta...also offered gluten-free pannini and two different flavour gluten-free cakes....I had the Sicilian Orange ...to take away as generous pasta portion !
will be back soon to try the other cake :-)
Proprietor Sandro couldn't have been more accomodating - heaven

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Small cafe with a big heart.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

A lovely little cafe in Bitterne Triangle, so not in the main part of town, Il Picchio is always welcoming and does the BEST coffee. The food is prepared and served by the owner, always with a gentle smile. This a unique place and really gives a sense of being in Italy. Genuine.

Visited February 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unique, friendly, fabulous food, especially cakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We visit Il Picchio all the time. I guess we are completely addicted. It is a haven and delight in Bitterne Park Triangle. You can eat traditional Italian snacks, freshly prepared and delight in wonderful cakes and Minghella ice cream. The coffee is to die for! The deli now has a licence to serve beer and wine as well. What more could you want. It's a great place to chat, read the paper and listen to Sandro's eclectic range of music. Il Picchio has its regulars of all ages - children are especially welcome. Newcomers are visibly charmed by the place and by Sandro and Liz the proprietors.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Rome in Bitterne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Best coffee this side of Rome! As for the Paninis, yum! Sandro makes you feel welcome and has even given my dog a treat of tasty Italian meat on one of our Saturday morning coffee stops (sitting outside). Try the little chocolates in the basket by the counter too, they are divine!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Very good Italian cafe, small and friendly with great coffee.

Visited December 2011
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