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“Something a bit special” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piccolo Olivo

Piccolo Olivo
284 Caledonian Road, London N1 1BA, England
+(44)02079983424
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Ranked #119 of 17,052 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Something a bit special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Being local and fancying some pasta we decided to give this place a try and avoid the crowds on Upper Street on a Friday night. Safe to say the Spaghetti Vongole was a revelation. The clams were fresh and allowed to shine in what is a very simple dish but can be destroyed in the hands of a less competent cook. The pizza we had was also excellent and the two glasses of house wine we tried were very palatable and very good value. Service was prompt, friendly but not overly so.

Will definitely visit again as it knocks the spots off a lot of more expensive eateries on Upper Street.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is a fantastic find! Tucked away on Caledonian Road is an exceptional little Italian restaurant. Fantastic quality food that really impressed. Good prompt service as well. I have been back several times and every dish has been top notch. Definitely worth trying if anywhere near the area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Oustanding new restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We tried this place after getting a card though the letter box. Food cooked in front of you in this spotless kitchen, all fresh ingredients and what enthusiasm!
Amazing value and excellent portion size. Deep filled bowl of mushrooms cooked with garlic and a little chilli (if you want) Its all cooked to order. Some of the best spaghetti, with a bowl of freshly grated parmesan ...need I go on?
Delicious, welcoming ,try it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious, friendly, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Wonderful place. Simple, tasty food cooked and served with warmth by a welcoming young family. Good price too - definitely going back!

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“very good italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Authentic Italian food! Great atsmosfer and fantastic service.
I'm Italian and I can say that the food you find in this restaurant is the real deal!!!
I wish the owner all the best for the future.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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