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Piccolino

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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
+44 161 835 9860
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the restaurant with our children after a day out shopping in manchester. We have been here many times during the last few years and are always enjoy it. The staff looked after us and made the children feel special. Cannot fault the service and food was also lovely. We will be back in a few weeks!

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Thank richard d
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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682 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We met up with a group of friends here just for drinks as we had already eaten across the road at Croma. I liked the style and the atmosphere and the food being carried past us on the way to the dining area looked good. Will definitely come back another time for a meal as well.

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Thank Lavarcham
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having never visited a Piccolino restaurant before the food here was more than a surprise. Most Italian restaurants are on a par with basic pizza/pasta dishes but the sourdough pizza base here was on another level, the meats were perfectly cooked and the the mozzarella simply the tastiest i have ever had. The staff were excellent even though it was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another good meal at this recently-refurbished Italian. Still the range of starters isn't brilliant, but still they deliver well - with the farfalle al salmone consistently great. The range of desserts is good, too, with the lemon meringue tart very nice - something more in the range of fresh desserts wouldn't go amiss though. Good service today too, although listening... More 

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Thank jeff1894
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited Piccolino restaurants in York and Bristol and enjoyed both. Visited the Manchester restaurant this evening with friends. Food was good. Service was not. We felt completely forgotten at our table. We had to leave the table to find staff to chase our drinks. Mains were served before our starter plates had been cleared. Water arrived once we had... More 

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Thank Jeninabox
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice restaurant that serves pizza and pasta - that's it! The staff need to get over themselves - the snooty little maitre d' who looked me and my friend over - middle aged boring women - and asked if we wouldn't be more comfortable at the back of the restaurant(where we wouldn't be seen) rather than at... More 

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Thank Kim W
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a pleasant italian dinner tonight and was surprised how busy the restaurant was for a mid month Monday . Soon realised that people recognise good food and service and that's what we enjoyed .Wide choice of menu and great explanations of how food sourced and prepared at realistic city centre prices.

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Thank Alan W
Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Restaurants don't get better than this! Warm welcome at the door, lovely selection of foods on the menu especially as we were there on Valentine's evening. Appreciated being able to choose from the a la carte menu not the usual Valentine set dinner at inflated prices. Loved the way our 14 year old grand-daughter was welcomed, she is now keen... More 

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Thank Scottiegaga
Orpington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Met some friends here for Sunday brunch, great food and Service, very relaxed atmosphere. Restaurant was very busy.

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Thank Chelsea1961
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having recently moved to Manc, Piccolino was recommended and I'm so glad it was. Perfect location for a dinner with close friends, decor is chic but relaxing. Staff are extremely attentive offering us drinks in the bar first and checking in with us to let us know our table was going to be ready soon. So many delectable choices on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $51
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 9860
Description
Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Manchester Arndale shopping centre, Deansgate and Manchester Opera House, Piccolino is a comfortable Italian restaurant in Manchester city centre. Situated on Clarence Street, Piccolino showcases a delicious variety of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. Prepared in an open kitchen, you can observe the chefs as they create a range of rustic and straightforward Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients. Alongside popular dishes such as risottos, classic pasta options and stone-baked pizzas, the menu also features a succulent selection of meat and fresh fish courses. The Italian cuisine, prime location and friendly ambience all combine to make Piccolino Manchester ideal for an intimate dinner or a business lunch.

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