After spending a romantic Friday night away in March earlier in the year we went to Piccolinos where on arrival the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. My husband generally doesn't like 'fussy food' so decided to go for the steak which he wanted cooked blue which he certainly wasn't disappointed!!!! The steak was cooked to his expectation whereas I went for a fish dish which also was so succulent, extremely fresh and cooked to perfection! Delicious! We're certainly the kind of people that like to be quite private but the ambience, the people around us (including the staff), along with just embracing the atmosphere (aka people watching), certainly made it the perfect evening! We got talking to the overall Manager (Francesco) who was a such delight! He showed us to the rooftop! It was like going to a secret garden! We were very much looked after all evening and embraced again people watching whilst the DJ was playing some really good feel good music. It was clear that we were probably some of the oldest people there but we didn't mind watching everyone else (younger) having fab time!
As we had such a lovely time, we went again for my husbands birthday early September and again met with the Manager who'd we'd not seen for 6 months and remembered us! He kindly brought us over a free glass of champagne each to help us celebrate whilst being on the rooftop. Again, the staff looked after us and you can imagine the weather was slightly chilly (both March and Septmber) but the staff were very courteous asking if we was warm enough. The rooftop does provide cosy blankets although have indoor heaters but I think that's another personal touch that Piccolinos provide (would imagine a great place for a first date). Again, the food was delightful and couldn't wish for better! Although this was a Sunday evening, it still was rather busy in the restaurant along with the rooftop so clearly they are doing rather well.
You wouldn't imagine that this restuarant being run by a large chain company as they did provide lots of the personal touch service. Obviously goes to show that the staff enjoy their job and have been well trained! I'd certainly recommend anyone to dine there both for the delicious food, ambience and attentive, friendly and helpful staff!
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October 1, 2013
Many thanks for your positive review of Piccolino, Ilkley. We're so pleased you enjoyed both your visits with us and look forward to welcoming back for your third time soon!
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