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Piccolo Cafe

238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016-2816
+1 212-447-4399
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“soup” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016-2816
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

I used to buy the Ricotta cheesecake here which was phenomenal. This week I bought a slice of cheesecake (it had been a while). I bought eat and ate it later. Ugh. Horrible and tasteless. I could get over that but it was $5.00 and...More

Thank rika65
Reviewed January 4, 2018

I ate fetuccini with - lobster - , overcooked, the lobster was only a name for the dish and plenty of garlic. Poor service, never to come back

Thank cdelaplaza
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Fantastic hole-in-the-wall on Madison Avenue. It’s cramped in there, but the portions and taste are above average - it feels authentic and doesn’t disappoint!

Thank Skelshaw
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

I love this quaint little cafe and they do make good coffee. We ate breakfast there one day and soup at night is a winner

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This little place has much to offer to the people of this giant city....perfect coffee perfect croassaint... try it once and you will get addicted to.....

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Great a welcoming place with a great simle and good food to enjoy very cozy and friendly the kind of place you should stop in and say hi.

Thank thesandman2015
Reviewed June 30, 2017

What took us so long to meet? Just a few blocks away from my office and it is the perfect lunch spot! Stumbled upon this and I am SO HAPPY I did. I had the lasagna. Nice portion and it came with bread and small...More

Thank Nazrio00
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Lovely vintage coffee shop with a great menu, friendly staff and a good break from all the boring franchises

Thank Margarita G
Reviewed May 19, 2017

great little spot for a delicious bite of lunch, nice selection of freshly prepared options; the staff more interested in their electronic devices and could use some proper customer service training; perhaps they are too cool for that. tiny tables and chairs, squeeze in if...More

Thank Astra_12
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

We were trapped in a Lord & Taylor Dept. Store in Manhattan while a thunderstorm passed through. While killing time we asked a store clerk if she or her fellow workers could recommend a local restaurant for lunch. The tiny Piccolo Cafe was their unanimous...More

Thank Hhoppin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016-2816
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-447-4399
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We proudly serve you all the best Italian paninis and gourmet food, and of course, our staple coffee. That's what we call the "real deal!" It is our mission to serve you the best Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Burrata, Gnocchi, as well as delicious paninis and desserts. Juansetter (Escaping in the City: A Taste of Real Italy) said: "Every other item has truffles/truffle oil in it, and every third has prosciutto or Parmigiano Reggiano. And none of it is the heavy saucy, fried stuff that you find in most New York Italian restaurants; rather, this green cafe goes for the fresh, healthy, Mediterranean feel that we love about Italy." "That's probably because the owners - and, indeed, the guy behind the counter - are actually from Italy. Ciao!" Piccolo offers daily and one-off special deals.
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