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Caffe Piccolo

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$$ - $$$
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9428 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-8259
+1 843-314-3424
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sedona, Arizona
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had tried all day to contact them and kept getting a message that the number had been disconnected. We knew better so we went anyway and asked if we could still be seated. We were told that we could and were seated by the bartender which obviously made the "Manager" mad. We had to ask for drinks, later for... More 

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Charlotte, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We chose Caffe Piccolo because they have a gluten-free menu serving not only GF pasta but also, to my delight, GF bread (which I rarely find)!!! I had Mussels alla Piccolo (fra diavlo) and a house salad. Some of the best seafood I've ever had. A friend had the Pasta Bolognese, which was excellent. If you're close to Pawley's Island,... More 

Thank jonesyI
Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

My wife & I shared the Mussels alla Picollo. Wonderfully prepared. The broth had a nice citrusy taste to it. Clean and not rich. The fennel and pancetta rounded out the taste very nicely. The rustic bread allowed us to sop up the broth with delight. The peaceful setting of the garden with its water feature added to the ambiance.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Good food- Italian and sea food selections. Good, not great wine selection, small list. Service was ok and the atmosphere was small/intimate.

Thank Matt P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. Wonderful staff. Wonderful setting! This hidden gem is a must when dining in Pawleys. Service and conversation with Curtis was so enjoyable. And our dinners were all perfect - pasta, seafood, appetizers - so delicious! Outdoor dining is private and a bonus for larger parties. Make a reservation - ample room with in and outdoor seating - however... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The food is great! Fresh noodles and perfectly cooked seafood. Highly reccomend the scallops. Be prepared it is on the expensive side. In the summer you may need a reservation. Off season you can enjoy dining outside. Also there is a full service bar.

Thank DieterCoVacations
Georgetown, South Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Went to Cafe Piccolo for our anniversary dinner and was, as usual, very pleased. Piccolo is a small, cozy Italian restaurant that never disappoints. Starting with a Prosecco for a celebratory toast we both ordered the special of veal Gorgonzola which was outstanding accompanied with an Opera Chianti. Kurt, our wonderfully attentive waiter, surprised us by telling that our son... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were on a beach family vacation on Pawley's Island renting a house. Cafe Piccolo was recommended to my husband and I for a date night out. We loved it. The food was excellent. It is real Italian. The chef is superb. Everyone working there was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. We ordered from the specials of the evening which was... More 

Thank Kristen S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Pawleys island area. The atmosphere is great and their food preparation is outstanding. We always try to go there when we're in the area.

Thank Subman638
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at7:30 for our reservation. We were seated, ordered wine, appetizers and entrees by 7:40. Entrees arrived at 9:10. 90 minutes after placing order. Food was good--once it arrived.

Thank Robert K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9428 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-8259
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-314-3424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?