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“Not overly impressed”
Review of Piccolinos

Piccolinos
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Ranked #181 of 1,271 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price range: $31 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Chic yet relaxed, Piccolino restaurants are a collection of Italian neighbourhood restaurants with delicious brasserie-style cuisine. Using fresh, seasonal produce, rustic yet classic Italian dishes are served in a contemporary setting at Piccolino. Many restaurants feature popular al fresco dining areas, where diners can experience fine Italian fare and cocktails.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not overly impressed”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had heard lots of good reviews about the restaurant and food and perhaps because of this my expectations were too high. The food was ok but was nothing out of the ordinary. There was a large party in the restaurant at the same time as us and perhaps this was the reason for such inattentive service but for a fairly quiet mid week evening it was disappointing.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Fab meal, lovely wine and fantastic atmosphere. Hidden gem. Will definitely be returning for another wonderful meal. Staff were very good.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food & great service”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visit Piccolinos regularly during the summer! As ever, food was excellent and they're always rpepared to make something not on the menu if you ask.

Service was superb, as it always is, when we go!

Visited August 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Massively overpriced ”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This is probably the first bad review I have wrote although there is not a great deal to say.

We have a sharer seafood starter which was ok, nothing great. That was around £20.

We then both have the steak which was £22 each. It is served with a few chips and peppercorn sauce, basically nothing to it. The steak was ok but not what you would expect for that price, we have had much better.

We then bad chocolate fondant for Desert which was very very average.

Our bill came to £110 in total as we had 3 drinks each.

All in all I would say it is very overpriced, left feeling a little sad. Also had two flies fall onto my head from the ceiling, very odd :-S

Wouldn't go back unless the bill was half the price.



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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Very impressive!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went for Restaurant Week, we have been to this chain before in a different city so we had high standards, which were easily met and exceeded. It was an absolute pleasure to eat there.

After declining a drink in the bar beforehand, we asked for the RW menu upon being show to our seats by a very efficient Matre D'. Our waiter was very pleasant and took our orders within a very short period of time, I was slightly confused when he took our dessert order as well, but I assumed that being part of the RW week offer, they wanted us in and out as soon as possible (which was correct as we were out the restaurant within 75 mins).

We ordered drinks (spirits & mixers) with which we (rather naively) said we had no preferred brand of spirit, which is something I will not do in the future, still the drinks were very nice! The bar staff were efficient & polite when bringing us the drinks.

The food was spectacular, the calamari & bruschetta were brilliant, along with the pizza & Caesar salad!

I'm greatly looking forward to returning & would recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited August 2014
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