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Piccolo Cafe

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157 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2523
+1 212-260-1175
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Piccolo Cafe is a small series of cafes in Manhattan. This location is tiny. A few booths and takeaway service. Good nourishing food, mainly sandwiches, soups, and salads. Very popular with the neighboring school students. Perfect for a cup of coffee or on-the go-eating.

Thank seanworc
Detroit, Michigan
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314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I decided to check out Piccolo Cafe because I heard good things about their coffee. On the morning I chose to try it, the barrista looked like she would have rather been anywhere other than serving me. She was so disinterested that it appeared as though she was barely paying attention to preparing my cappuccino - and sure enough I... More 

Thank waverider681
Scarsdale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a good place to have a strong cup of coffee and breakfast and while there are all kinds of cafes and diners in the city we were seeking something a little different when we noticed the tiny Piccolo Cafe on 3rd Avenue between 15th and 16th Street. Their menu looked interesting and we... More 

Thank Arthur G
Hurghada, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

A wide range of sandwiches salads Italian dishes and desserts makes this tiny and cozy café perfect for breakfast, a shot of espresso, lunch, aperitif and dinner. High quality food and friendly service. Recommended! !!

Thank manuhrg
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2015

Tiny cafe with excellent service, quite big range of sandwiches and great coffee. We came back for 3 times in 5 days :)

Thank Martin H
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

First of all, real Italian espresso enthusiasts, this is one of the places to go in NYC. Do not leave without tasting a croissant, also one of the top ones. The rest of the food is also as cooked by your Italian grandmother. Egg dishes for brunch, pasta, sandwiches, everything is of excellent quality and ridiculously priced. And Alberto does... More 

Thank symph0
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2014

I stumbled on Piccolo by accident one day after class when I was hungry and worn out... I debated going in and ultimately made the right choice! This is a tiny shop but the menu is both creative and perfect for any time of the day. I've had the Arugula Salad and the Green Foccacia panini. Fresh ingredients and high... More 

Thank Liam G
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a great little spot. Went here for lunch with two other folks. It was late in the afternoon so we didn't have a problem getting a table, but I can see how during peak hours it could get hectic. This place is TINY. If you weren't looking for it you could easily miss it. I had prosciutto and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2523
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-1175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?