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“Tiny and terrific!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piccolo Restaurant

Piccolo Restaurant
5354 Duncan Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
+(1)941-621-2200
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Ranked #22 of 134 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Tiny and terrific!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Piccolo is easy to get to on Rt. 17 heading northeast from downtown Punta Gorda and great for lunch as well as dinner. The owner is on premises and involved in choices and REALLY wants to make sure one is pleased with their meal. The meatballs are cheese filled and are "the best I ever had". The lasagna is fresh and just right. The pizza is made to order any way you want it. They are on facebook for updates. I will return as much as possible for the BEST Italian food we had in area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We made the mistake of showing up without a reservation. At 5 o'clock. On a Friday. They were full and every table was set for a reservation. We decided to wait it out. The food was excellent. The restaurant is very small, nicely decorated, and very cozy -- there isn't much room between you and the next table. So if it's an intimate dinner for two you want, this probably isn't the place. But that closeness lends its own charm too. And we ended up striking up conversations with folks seated around us. Very pleasant evening. The staff were attentive and accommodating as well.

Visited August 2014
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“Great !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We made an early reservation and were glad we did because the restaurant was full by 5:00 PM and people were waiting outside. We soon knew why Piccolo is so popular. The food was excellent! The veal parmesan was the best we have had in ages and so was the shrimp fettuccine alfredo. Pasta was excellent with a light, very flavorful fresh marinara sauce. There are only about 10 tables with very modest decor and relatively slow service since it appears to be family owned and operated. However, everyone in our party agreed we would definitely return. The restaurant may have to relocate to a much larger location due to its popularity.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“truely great home Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a reservation for 6 PM, arrived 10 minutes early and were seated almost immediately. The restaurant was almost full. We had two of the daily specials veal parmigiana and meat lasagna; both were fantastic. We did not expect fast service as all the food is cooked to order, however we ordered, and finished eating in 45 minutes. It is the best Italian food we have had in a long time. We WILL go back, just be sure to call for reservations as the tiny restaurant has seats for only 22 people.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful and authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised. When we first arrived the place reminded me of a old kfc, once inside we found a very small eating area but almost every table taken, then I knew it must be good.
My husband had tge chicken milanese with soft polenta which was fresh and delicious. I had the clams with freshly made fettuccine in red sauce which was amazing.
I would highly recommend this restaurant, we waited a bit for our food but I guarantee it was WORTH THE WAIT !!!

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