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Reviewed February 2, 2022

Though there was a major snafu with my order for my elderly parents, the owner, John Bedford, reached out with a well written and classy apology. He even gave me $ to spend on my parents' next meal. I can assure him (and all readers),...they would want to spend that money in no other restaurant than Piccola Italia Restaurant. Thank you John for making this right and for running such a wonderful restaurant. The food is fantastic (I visit from Wisconsin) and the "mom and pop" feel is inviting. Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2022

Thanks, Matthew, for the 5-STAR RATING and kind REVIEW. We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding our miserable performance and look forward to providing much better hospitality and delicious Italian food for you and the family in the future. John & Victoria, Owners

Reviewed December 28, 2021

Not only the best Italian food I've had, but one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed! Everything was delicious! We are only here a few days but will definitely eat here again before we leave! Thank you!

Date of visit: December 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2022

Thanks, Kathryn, for the 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW. You made our season a bit brighter with your kind feedback. We appreciate your business! John & Victoria, Owners

Reviewed October 7, 2021

We went to this place for my wife’s 71 birthday. We have been here before and usually had an ok time. The waitress was average at best. My wife and I ordered our pasta ” el dente”. We have had it cooked this was here...before. The waitress said she knew how we wanted out pasta. Shortly all 4 orders came to the table. Our guests also ordered pasta, but cooked normal. Our order was cooked the same as the other two. Ours was way over cooked and there’s was perfect for them. We brought the mistake to our waitress. She told us that a new cook was on duty this night and probably did not know how to cook our pasta. I summoned the owner and he told us we would get our meal in less than 5 minutes. After 25 minutes no meal. Our guests finished their meals. I went to find the owner and a staff member told us we didn’t have to pay and that the owner had left the restaurant. No one there cared , never got our meal, and after going there several times in the past we will NEVER return again. They lost 4 good customers and no one in the place seems to care, even the owner! I can’t believe how we were treated.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2021

We sincerely apologize for our miserable performance, and hear your disappointment. We will do our best to learn from this at every level: from Server to Cook to Owner. Although we understand how you feel about future business, should you change your mind in the...More

Reviewed May 24, 2021

Try to go there with a friend every week or so. Have brought out of town guest here 2 times We all agree that this is by far the best Italian restaurant I have ever enjoyed The meatballs are divine and my favorite, the calzones...are to die for. Friend always gets Eggplant Parmesana. Staff is friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2021

Thanks, Sue, for the 5-STAR RATING and kind REVIEW. So glad you enjoy the hospitality and delicious Italian food enough to stop by so often. We appreciate your business! John & Victoria, Owners

Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

New to the area and looking for pizza. This pizza is okay. We had the Sicilian. Overall, it was okay. I don’t like sauce that is super over seasoned and this sauce is heavy on the Italian seasoning and oregano. The cheese and crust were...a bit bland. Staff is great but would try something else on the menu in the future.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2021

Thanks for your feedback, and for giving our pizza a try. Although we won't be changing our recipe for homemade pizza sauce and dough, and we will be sticking with premium, Grande cheese that tops all our pies, we realize our pizzas may not be...More

Reviewed April 8, 2021

So friendly. The owner came up to talk to us. The staff was attentive and fast. My grandmother suggested this place. It was phenomenal. The sauce is great. Small calzone was a beast!! So yummy. Fabulous spot for a huge meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2021

Thanks, Julia, for the 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW. Glad you enjoyed the hospitality and delicious Italian food. We look forward to taking care of your grandmother - and the whole family - for years to come (smile). We appreciate your business! John & Victoria,...More

Reviewed March 29, 2021

Everyone is so pleasant and helpful. Meals and atmosphere are great. Would highly recommend. Owners are very nice and sincere. They always interact with their guest. We go there every week. We have wonderful waitresses, Donna and Mandi. They know what we want before we...even order.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2021

Thanks for the 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW. Very encouraging to see how much enjoy the delicious Italian food and hospitality. We appreciate your business - especially all of the weekly guests (smile)! John & Victoria, Owners

Reviewed March 26, 2021

This was our first time there. We had been craving Pizza. When we got there they had a 18 inch pizza 5 topping special. It was so good. The owner came to our table to make sure everything was good and was very personable. Our...waitress was also very nice and attentive. We had dessert which was also excellent. They even gave us a coupon before we left for 20% off on our next visit. We can't wait to go back t o try something else. Thank you so much for a wonderful dinner and first time experience at your restaurant. It was really enjoyed and appreciated and best of all its so close to our home. Thank You for a nice evening. See you soon~More

Date of visit: March 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2021

Thanks, Robin, for the 5-STAR RATING and kind REVIEW. Always happy to welcome new guests and give our best to welcome them again...and again (smile). We appreciate your business! Victoria & John, Owners

Reviewed February 19, 2021

We visited Zephyrhills today and took two friends two Piccolo’s. I’m sorry to say we won’t return on our next visit. My wife’s chicken sub was very good. My friends Philly cheese steak who is almost too tough to chew. His wife’s stuffed shells left...much to be desired. My lasagna was mediocre at best and the extra meatball had more breadcrumbs than meat. Sorry folks.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2021

Sorry we dropped the ball during your visit, but thanks for the feedback. It reminds us to do our best for each guest, each day, if we want to keep a great tradition going strong. John & Victoria, Owners

Reviewed February 7, 2021

I visited this place many years ago, I was not impressed by the food or service. Yesterday my husband suggested we go there, I was not looking forward to this since the last time was terrible. Well let me tell you, this place is AMAZING...!!! New owners, new menu, awesome service !! The food was GREAT !! I loved the Princes sauce normally I do not like sauce , too spicy, but this sauce is AWESOME ! And our waitress Kimmy was the best !! We and will be returning to this place and looking forward to our new friend and awesome waitress Kimmy !!!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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John & Victoria B, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2021

Thanks, Littlejorn, for the 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW. Glad your enjoyed our delicious Italian food and hospitality. And I will pass along your special kudos to Kimmy. Thanks for your business! John & Victoria, Owners

Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

My family of four arrived 30 minutes until close and we were welcomed with open arms anyways. Our server Sydney was very friendly and attentive. I got the seasonal pumpkin soup for only a dollar More which was absolutely delicious. I ordered the manacotti as...my meal and the marinara sauce tasted so fresh and tasty it is definitely homemade. My kids shared a portion of lasagna and cleaned their plates. My husband got the chicken Parmesan, he was very pleased with the portion size and flavor. The owner paid a visit to our table and made us feel like part of the family. He gave us a free gift for being first time guests which happened to be mini cannolis for dessert! We took them home and are super excited to try them! We were also handed a coupon for our next visit. We will be back soon to try more of the menu! Thank you so much for everything! We had a great experience!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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johnandvictoriab, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2020

Thanks, Jules, for the 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW of your recent dining experience with us. Indeed, we have a talented group of cooks and servers. Glad you enjoyed their delicious Italian food and hospitality. Serving your family was the ideal way to end another...More

Reviewed August 13, 2020

Where do I start....service and menu items knocked our socks off! Tamera our server was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable of all the items on the menu! The garlic Italian dressing was point on! Finding a garlic dressing in Florida has been exhausting! The dressing...is made at PICCOLA from scratch! The dressing alone makes me want to come back tomorrow! I ordered the fettuccine Alfredo and it was mixed with the best sauce I have ever had. It was creamy and lightly coated the pasta! My husband ordered the pasta with oil, fresh garlic and mushrooms! And yes the mushrooms were fresh not canned! John the owner stopped by our table at the end of our meal. We had a great conversation and found the lead cook has been at this location for 17 years! That explains why everything has the traditional Italian flavors! Definitely a big hit with us and we will be back soon! Can't wait to try the pizza!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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johnandvictoriab, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2020

Thanks Sandy for taking a moment to post your 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW of your recent dining experience with us. We are doing our best to continue the great tradition of delicious Italian food and warm hospitality at Piccola Italia that all started in...More

Reviewed June 17, 2020

This was our first time to Piccolo. The friendly staff is very welcoming, the food is amazing - Italian made fresh - the cannoli's are so delicious! Great potions sizes - enough to take home. We appreciated their attention to cleanliness - our waiter wearing...a mask - as well as others - and being considerate of spacing the tables apart. We will definitely be going back. PS - also very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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johnandvictoriab, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2020

Thanks Sue for the generous 5-STAR RATING and REVIEW. So glad you highly appreciated our delicious Italian food, hospitality, value, and safe practices. Please stop by again next time you are in the mood to enjoy more of "The Gift of Authentic Italian Food." Victoria...More

Reviewed May 15, 2020 via mobile

We have dined in at this restaurants many times and the food has always been delicious authentic Italian! We got delivery today and it was the same delicious food and arrived hot!! Good luck to u guys and we will be back to dine in...soon. Btw folks get the Lasagna and a side of meatballs!! Best ever!!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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johnandvictoriab, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2020

Thanks for the 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW of your recent experience with us. Glad that our talented cooks and hospitality met your expectations. We appreciate you and your business. Victoria & John, Owners

Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Went here for dinner while in Zephyrhills. The aroma hits you on the way in, making you think of Grandma's Sunday kitchen. The service was great and everyone was friendly and cared to ensure you were enjoying yourself. The salad was very fresh and crisp....The garlic bread toasty and warm. The meat sauce and meatballs were wonderful, flavorful and like grandma would make. The portions were plentiful too. I would eat here anytime I am in Zephyrhills.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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johnandvictoriab, Owner at Piccola Italia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thanks BowTieGuy (smile) for the 5-STAR RATING and generous REVIEW of your recent dining experience with us. Great to see these as we reflect on another very busy week presenting "The Gift of Authentic Italian Food." Glad you found us, and we will hold you...More

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We are not open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day.
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Piccola Italia Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5