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“Piccolo NO NO NO”
Review of Piccolo Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

Piccolo Italian Restaurant
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Piccolo NO NO NO”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We entered the restaurant to be greeted by what I can only describe as a teenagers sweaty stinky damp socks, that's fine, they then put us in a dark horrible hole at the back. The food was NOT good, the pasta was dried and not fresh, my wife's carbonara was obviously a boil in the bag with some chunks of horribly fatty ham thrown on top and served in the brown yuck that should be sauce, my meal again the same horrid undercooked dried pasta. The staff were ok'ish. Ah the amenities, well lets say mind your step when going through the door, if male don't use the cubicle as the door may fall off in your hand and females should be wary of the rising tide of the blocked lavy

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Coldfire0101
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English first
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Not a great representation of Italian food”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We came across this restaurant whilst shopping in Brighton. It looked busy which is generally a good sign and we both faniced Italian food.

We went for the set menu of £6.50 per head, but by the time you added a cup of tea and 2 beers and a garlic bread it was almost £30 in total. They added the 10% service charge automatically.

The certainly rush you through, but people kept coming in and some appeared to be regulars, so I guess they must be doing something right.

One of the womens cubilcles had no light. The restaurant was not that clean and the food was very average. Would not go back again.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Colin R
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“In rapid decline...”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Piccolo has a semi-sentimental value for myself and my partner as we remember being 16 years old and going for many budget-friendly 'dinner dates' here. In the past 8 years this restaurant has gone steadily downhill. The pizzas still fill the plate but this is not such a compliment as the plates have got infinitely smaller, and everything that comes out of the kitchen has that metallic 'fresh from the microwave' smell. The staff, who once were friendly and welcoming, now rush around the cramped dining area with barely a smile for their dwindling masses. It is a great place for families with kids as the menu is basic and very cheap but not so great for couples wanting a quiet or romantic or tasty meal.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank DaniMF24
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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“A perfect lunch on Sunday”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We came across this restaurant by accident on the 11 April 2013.
We both decided on the specials although we both had different meals both were very pleased with the meal and we also had olives and bread while waiting the short time for our starter.
This restaurant is not to be missed while in Brighton decor could be improved but when you look around Brighton it's better than a lot of places.
To the owners : the service was very good , wine list great and not rip off prices, food was very nice indeed and a very nice price too.
A nice lunch thank you

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Finerthings4US
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Essex, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fine for lunch”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Average food. Not sure about what they serve up as garlic bread...looks like it had been taken from a freezer and heated up. Surely proper bread is not any dearer to produce? It is OK for a lunch but nothing special.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Joycetalks
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