We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
About
Piccolino is about homemade pasta, fresh seafood, all kinds of mozzarella from Italy, a fragrant black truffle dishes and artichokes. Here you can enjoy Prosecco, which our sommelier has made to be the largest collection in Ukraine. The festival of Italian wines, Italian Grappa collection – will complement your evening. This year we received 2 glasses from the prestigious and reputable wine edition – Wine Spectator.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Reviews (217)
Filter reviews
86 results
Traveler rating
52
16
13
4
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
52
16
13
4
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pasta tiramisu italian food my favorite restaurant professional staff visit kiev artichoke cheese waiters cream terrace
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Piccolino is clearly one of our favorite places in kiev. A long-standing beacon of quality, service and attention. Alas, recently it seems that either covid or the disease of all good restaurants in kiev has gotten the better of it, with a slow but steady...downtrend. Gone seems the excellent quality/price ratio, the chef’s imagination and flawless execution. One more chance will be given.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

The location is refined to walk into the staff are first class and the presentation of the setting is high quality, yet still warm and comfortable. The details are always important and the service was attentive and well conducted. The soups came promptly, adequately seasoned...and well presented. Slice of toast on the side. Bread basket also a tasty mix of herb infused doughy delights and more plain whites and brown. Butter and or oil available! The two mains of fish and lasagna were a little late in coming, not a detracting factor - although notable. The disappointment was apparent on the presentation of both dishes. No practical garnish. Like a light salad for the crunch to accompany the lasagna. Or a dew to accompany the fish to add a bit more depth to the taste and presentation. The first mounthfuls of each were delicious, but the minimalist approach to the presentation left the taste being rather basic and none deserving of the rest of the restauranting experience. Details matter also on the plate! A lovely a hugely redeeming factor were the staff and offering a slice of cake for the birthday girl in our group was very warming. It was a delightful tiramisu with a smooth lingering taste of coffee and cream. There is definitely theatre in the eating experience, as the table next to us had a cheese dish served from a giant cheese... In our case we expected more from the food, but still enjoyed the service and the overall experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Kiev, from the service to the food it is truly outstanding, I have the seafood spaghetti and it is just so delicious and this dish is made better then in the US or Italy my wife had the carbonara...which was just delicious as well, we are now regulars to this restaurant, the restaurant is small but so nice just everything about this place is perfect, I have had Italian food all over the world and I am telling you this is the best anywhere, we live in the US and it out performs the many Italian restaurants. If you truly love Italian food you much go here and enjoy.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?2  
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2019

Thank you for feedback! Waiting for your next visit!

Reviewed November 21, 2019

I have been visiting the Piccolino every time when returning to Kiev. They are living up to 100% what you can expect from Italian quality gastronomy over several years. A warm welcome, an excellent selection of Italian wines, homemade pasta...and a very attentive service guarantee...a fine dining experience independent of whether this is for business or private.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?3  
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Thank you for feedback! Waiting for your next visit!

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

When we came in there was a power outage so we were informed that we will have to wait about 40 minutes before we could order any hot foods. That did not bother us much as we were in no rush. We ordered starters from...cold menu and everything was fantastic. Staff were very accommodating and to be honest the whole candle lit thing made the experience somehow more romantic and special. It is a little bit on a more expensive side but I think it was worth it regardless. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Italian food (not pizza!)More

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Thank you for feedback! Waiting for your next visit!

Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with our Ukrainian colleagues. We sat out on the terrace as it was a warm night. The food and service was very good, I would definitely recommend the pasta!

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2019

Thank you for feedback! Waiting for your next visit!

Reviewed September 7, 2019

A beautiful meal here, I am vegetarian and thoroughly enjoyed my meal, all the meals looked high quality. I eat out at home at some really nice restaurants every weekend and this was easily at the same high standard. The staff were lovely. I was...on my own and sometimes when asking for a table for one the staff look a bit unimpressed however at Picollino they were very welcoming and friendly throughout my meal. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal which was very well presented and full of flavour. I really recommend this lovely restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2019

Thank you for feedback! Waiting for your next visit!

Reviewed July 27, 2019

A true gem at Gonchara Street. We enjoyed two lovely dinners there - the last one a birthday celebration for my wife. First of all - the classy touch from both the waiters and the wine sommelier, pairing wine with your food, gives the place...another dimension. Quality of food is also fantastic - I had the salmon carpaccio two days in a row - it was fresh and fabolous. All in all a restaurant we will remember a lot and definlity revisit when we come back to Kiev the next time!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Thank you for feedback! Waiting for your next visit!

Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend... world class service, food and ambiance. Beautiful location for a special afternoon or evening, with a group or date. Will definitely stop in here every time I visit Kiev.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for feedback! Waiting for your next visit!

Reviewed July 16, 2019

Sitting outside this restaurant on a pleasant summer evening is probably one of the best places to be for dinner in Kiev. However what really counts in any restaurant review is the food. Let me first talk about my main dish - this was the...rabbit ravioli. Freshly made and extremely pleasant but the portion size was absolutely tiny, more like a starter. Next let me mention my desert of pistachio cheesecake with rasberry icecream. It was very nice although it was more of a hint of cheesecake rather than the real thing and again the portion was very small. Now let me mention my first dish - the Artichokes 'Roman Style'. I think it is quite reasonably in any restaurant and certainly a restaurant of this price to expect the chef to freshly cook the artichokes. What I got was those little artichokes that come in a tin or jar and which the chef had then heated up in oil. I know this (I am 100% certain) because I both cook artichokes myself - you need a large pan of water and it takes over an hour (depending on the size of the artichokes - and also I buy them in a jar for when I just want to make a salad quickly. The flavours of the two - fresh vs jar - are totally different AND the fresh ones tend to be much much larger than the jar ones. I was charged about 300 UAH ($9) for artichokes from a tin/jar. This is totally unacceptable.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
LaFamiglia_Ukraine, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Piccolino, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

We're sorry that you're disappointed with the kitchen in our restaurant. If it's not difficult, please send your phone number and our manager will contact you and specify all the details. Sorry for the inconvenience!

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Cityhotel Apartments
14 reviews
.09 miles away
Opera Hotel
650 reviews
.12 miles away
Premier Hotel Lybid
423 reviews
.21 miles away
Ibis Kiev City Center
1,500 reviews
.21 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Pivnaya Duma
118 reviews
.15 miles away
Burger Farm
98 reviews
.12 miles away
The NORA bar
40 reviews
.16 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
A. V. Fomin Botanical Garden
150 reviews
.24 miles away
National Circus of Ukraine in Kiev
79 reviews
.23 miles away
Chkalov Square
6 reviews
.29 miles away
Bravo Kyiv Drama Theatre
14 reviews
.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Piccolino staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing