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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
+44 161 835 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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous. I'm always disappointed with Italian. If you have visited Italy you always come away feeling the food is a poor imitation and you could cook better at home. The food here is simple and authentic and full of flavour. Great service and a beautiful setting. Lively and fun. Not cheap but who cares when the food and wine is... More 

Thank BaronessSnootyPants
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are regular visitors ... it is a great place and the maitre d' ... Ettore ... is absolutely first class. On this visit we sat at a group of three table that are clearly in windy alley ... every time someone came in or out on a freezing cold night we got a nasty icy blast. The solution is... More 

1 Thank andrewmcfarlane
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Piccolino for the first time since the refurbishment and extension. It's a totally different restaurant now. There is plenty of space now and a great menu. My friend and I ate from the special lunch menu. It was great value and the food was very good as was the service.

Thank Ian G
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here. the food was presented fantastically the service was awesome. would recommend to anyone.

Thank jacksuttie92
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been recommended by a friend so went for Sunday tea. Good wine and bread but service dire and meatball pasta al forno was awful - we sent it back but no improvement. Panettone bread and butter pudding lacked sauce - again we had to ask for extra and waiter added extra sauce from a plastic squirty bottle ! Really... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arranged to be greeted at the door & told our table would be ready in 5 mins please have a drink at the bar. We were shown to our table, but no one offered to take my wife's coat or hold her glass of wine as we walked to the table. Been plenty of times before where you get that... More 

Thank JamieGregg
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Thursday evening, whilst travelling to attend a course in Manchester the next day, I dined alone at Piccolinos. Despite requiring only one seat & no booking (& it being obviously full), they warmly welcomed me & found me a great seat within a very short time. How different from a very well know London Italian frequented by celebrities. (Their... More 

Thank Aquilegia0
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed with the service....the food....the ambience....and the professionalism of the friendly staff. Nice to get a tab card to start with makes everything easier. Had a catch up business lunch here recently which was really enjoyable. Will be back and would highly recommend you visit.

Thank Phil C
Brownhills, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had dinner at Caffe Grande Piccolino after visiting the Christmas market on Albert Square. From the moment we were arrived right up to leaving, about 3 hours later, our experience was delightful. The food/wine was exceptional and was complemented by genuine hospitality and service that made the occasion memorable. Ettore and his team know how to look... More 

Thank donato395
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, good service excellent food and not rushed at all. If you book be prepared for a little wait, but on a night out this was not a problem for us. Sticky ribs, fab. Fillet steak cooked perfectly with crispy chips all my friends had other dishes and said it was fab. This is a venue that concentrates on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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: +44 161 835 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?