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“Great food but lacking in ambience”

Cucina Italiana Il Piccolo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great food but lacking in ambience”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from a local resident. If we had just been passing it is unlikely we would have ventured inside. The food is very good. Mixed bruschetta is plenty for two, and the past was freshly cooked and well flavoured. The wine was fine, the service was very willing but lacking in training. Only one other couple ate here in the time we were there.

With a little attention to such things as lighting, table cloths and napkins, etc. this would attract a lot more visitors, and be a more vibrant place.

Unusually for Mexico, there are unable to serve margaritas.

  • Visited February 2014
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice Venue, excellent Pizza!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Been here a few times the food is above average. The previous venue burnt down but I think they did a huge improvement with the new one. Great outdoor seating area. Also very close 1 block to the Andador of Guadalupe. The pasta was good and but would have been nicer if it was creamier. Got some ribs also but not very good, stick to pastas and pizzas. The pizza was a great value some large pizzas under 100 peso and on par with el Punto also done in a brick oven. There is a kid area in the garden also which is Great for families with you children.

  • Visited June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Brick oven pizza on a patio”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

They have a wonderful inner court yard with beautiful green grass, The pizza is made and the kiln is on the patio. We were able to watch them toss the crust in the air and put it in the oven. They have some unusual toppings such as smoked salmon but the one that looked the best with the most toppings was the vegetarian. They serve the spicy olive oils with the pizzas. One like a very garlic flavored ranch dressing and our favorite was the Habanero/Olive oil.

  • Visited May 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Who knew?”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Who knew you could find good Italian food in Chiapas? This place is the real deal, and Antonio and his son Leonardo are very friendly. A great choice if your gringo gut is feeling a bit queasy from the local cuisine. Not cheap by Chiapas standards, but not unreasonable either.

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Ashland, Oregon
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“OMG....NO!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We went here tonight for my birthday and it was just soooo disappointing. Don't even bother. Rude owner/manager. Poor ambiance. But the worst thing was my entree. It was, quite literally, inedible. It tasted like white glue. I couldn't eat it and, with regrets, I sent it back. However, when the bill came, there was the cost of the inedible entree! I don't know what to say, except, do yourself a favor and don't go there.

  • Visited March 2013
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