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“A wonderful lunch”

Ristorante Il Piccolo Mondo
Ranked #1 of 722 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The restaurant is in an old school which has been beautifully turned into a lovely restaurant. The charm has been retained and the decor is very tasteful. We dined at lunchtime. At night Bottisham Church is lit up and as the restaurant is so close, there must be a lovely view of the church from the tables at night.

There is a spacious terrace whiich again has been very tastefully thought out.

At last ... a lovely independent Italian Restaurant. Wonderful food, good varied choice on menu, Would really recommend this fairly new restaurant. I can't quite understand the comments that it is miles from Cambridge - it is not! By the time you have travelled around the city (if you are travelling in by car) and paid an arm and a leg for parking isn't it easier to drive (or cycle) a few miles to Bottisham where the parking is free?

My starter of sardines was delicious - I could almost smell the mediterranean and my chicken main dish was excellent. My husband chose Italian meats as a starter and a crepe dish for a main course he was also very pleased with his meal. The vegetables were perfect. We both indulged in desserts which were scrummy. Even the coffee was good - which is what you would expect from an Italian chef!!!

The service was just right not too slow and we were not in any way rushed although the restaurant was full - not bad for a Saturday lunchtime in a new restaurant!

We have already booked two meals in the future.

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1  Thank HoptonCintra
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This restaurant is not in cambridge, it is actually closer to Newmarket; if you add the taxi cost to your food bill you could of had a Michelin star experience in Cambridge. However, it is a lovely restaurant and the fettuccine with mince meat sauce and the tiramisu were delicious.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Wonderful to have Il piccolo Mondo back and to see old friends doing so well. Congratulations.The restaurant is amazing! So much so that now that I can`t get a table without booking well in advance.
Elio and Polly have got everything right, superb food, fresh / locally sourced and prepared on site. Service is very personnal and professional.
The lunch menu for 2 courses @ £11.95 is excellant.

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Thank MadMarch
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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Another fantastic meal - this time with 3 generations for Mothers' Day. Must disagree with reviewer saying that you need to use taxis! I (like most people in Cambridgeshire) live outside Cambridge - for us the car park is a big plus point (in Cambridge parking or public transport inflate both our timescales and costs). The car park is the reason we could easily take my mother in a wheelchair.

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Thank Judith041
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Visited for lunch with friends for the first time. The venue is lovely and comfortable. No expense has been spared on the refurbishment. Service was rather slow. The set lunch took 2 hours, appeared to be short-staffed. Food was standard Italian fare. Pasta and vegetables too al dente. Puddings very disappointing. Nothing to rave about.

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5  Thank manhead
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