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Piccolo Ristorante Italiano

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651 Oak Grove Ave Ste H, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4331
+1 650-326-1314
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (6 reviews)
“regular menu” (2 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
651 Oak Grove Ave Ste H, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for some good old fashion Italian food. The menu is limited but the food is good - not cutting edge culinary, just very good. The owners and staff are warm and friendly. Great ambiance.

Thank american_foxhound
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Came in for an early dinner while on a business trip. Very attentive staff and great food. Two specials available in addition to the regular menu. I had the ochiettie (ear shape pasta) with sausage, peas and mushrooms in a tomato cream sauce. Very flavorful...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed March 14, 2017

What struck me most in this very small, informal place was that the guys in charge really wanted to please everyone. The Caesar salad was fine but made even better by their willingness to generously put anchovies on it. The entrees came with a side...More

Thank jbgshrink
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by a nearby hotel that I was staying at. The service was great, but the food was not what I expected from a private, non chain restaurant. However, if you like good old Kraft food style tastes, you are in luck....More

Thank Corona951
Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were staying at the Stanford Park hotel and wanted to go out locally. The front desk recommended Piccolo and it was a very good choice, less than a mile away. Piccolo is small with about 14 tables and probably able to accommodate about 55-60...More

Thank a1000clowns
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Quaint, small space. I was looking forward to a big, flavorful sauce on my pasta, and frankly it was bland. Big portion. Bottom line, for the four of us the consensus was so-so. So many other great choices in the area.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Food was very good - would've liked a full bar. Adult beverage selection is limited. The service was not so good - not very responsive or attentive. The environment is family oriented - one open room and somewhat noisy. Ate here for dinner. Had the...More

Thank ChangeAdvisor
Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We had the Chicken Parmesan and shrimp pasta. Both were excellent!!! Service was super slow unless you were a local regular.

Thank Constance B
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a group of nine for dinner. Four didn't like their entrees and five did. I had Chicken Parmigiana and the chicken was overcooked and the cheese was a glob that was hard to cut. Vegetables were fine but not a great meal.

Thank rxslugger
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Small restaurant in an alley, with few seats but careful service and attention to food. They make a house stuffed pasta that has pear in it that is surprisingly delicious. Highly recommended. Family run and nice folks that care. Fairly priced as well.

Thank BigDaddyAlan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 Oak Grove Ave Ste H, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-1314
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