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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
0161 835 9860
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has had a complete facelift and looks amazing. We joined some friends to eat there on Saturday evening. Although The bar area was very busy the dining section had plenty of empty seats. We ordered our food and although the staff were very nice the food was pretty average. I will not be returning and was disappointed.

Thank Susan A
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a lovely brunch on a Sunday morning, we had not booked and it was very busy, but they set us up in the dining room with the proviso we vacated the table in two hours, as it was reserved for lunch. The food was lovely, hot and fresh and very reasonably priced. We ordered peach Bellini's which were prerpared... More 

Thank jessie carr
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time I have been to the Manchester City Centre site since the refurb. The new decor is really nice and the restaurant has a good buzz. One negative were the lights above the tables, we all banged our heads at least once when we stood up. The food was average at best. We had the seafood skewers for mains,... More 

Thank LoveMCRLoveFood
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, the place is beautifully decorated and the staff is really efficient and friendly. But the food is amazing, one of the best Italian restaurant I've ever been to. I have dietary requirements but it was not a problem, even the cook double checked with me that the ingredients were ok.

Thank Celine D
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Piccolino for breakfast whilst visiting Manchester. I can only say it was so good we went back the next day as nobody wanted to go anywhere else. The place is beautiful and the staff were really friendly and professional. We could not fault the food and I would certainly return.

Thank Busyme97
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were overnight in Manchester and after a morning shopping stopped for an early lunch as both my husband and I having walked past Piccolino independently thought it looked very nice and, importantly, clean and fresh Extensive menu, meat and fish on show and locally sourced Gorgeous meal and the service was second to none ... attentive but unobtrusive Best... More 

Thank Clynchy
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous setting staff are very attentive the Carbonara is a must try its gorgeous and I have had many! Not massively expensive either given the location and a regular celebrity spot. Plus they have a deal on at lunch time defiantly a great place to go for a special occasion.

Thank Nelsini1978
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, the service, the ambiance, all superb !! Great place for a lovely meal and to watch the world go by. Highly recommended

Thank Mike S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with work colleagues. We were seated quickly, the food and drinks came within 10 minutes and it tasted lovely. Waiters are also extremely polite!

Thank Adelydee
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in since the alterations and it is fantastic, called in Sunday afternoon with no reservation, not a problem. We shared a seafood starter and then both had great pasta dishes. The staff and service are first class and a lovely atmosphere, top Italian in Manchester.

Thank Bluebee121

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $51
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: 0161 835 9860
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?