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“Very Nice Italian”
Review of Piccolino

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Ranked #568 of 2,361 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I've been here on a few occasions now with family, friends and business. Each time the restaurant has been full with everything from couples to large groups on an evening out, service has always been great and the food always fresh and well presented - portions are what i would expect for this type of restaurant they are just the right size to give you a taste of the dish, feel pleasantly satisfied rather than stuffed and allow conversation to continue.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went on a Saturday evening early 7 o'clock sitting because it gets too noisy and you can't hear yourself talk. We have been 5 times before and this was the second time we have had a disappointing meal, but we always give a place a second chance, especially if the customer service deats with the matter well. This time there were a number of issues, we always order the same starter. Anti pasta misto for two. when it arrived the portions were smaller than usually for example a large mushroom on toasted bread with goats cheese on top with pesto and pine nuts. only one so, we had to cut it in half, its a starter for 2 so it should be two mushrooms. No Olives, only one salami meat, no parma ham, no sun dried tomatoes and the calamari was like rubber bands deep fried and completely tasteless. Four mini meat balls and two slices of mozzella cheese with two slices of tomatoe, with mushroom rice balls on peppers. Priced £15.95. I ordered Troffiette con pollo (Chicken pasta twist) Piccolino have changed the size of the plates Normally this dish has pasta, chargrilled chicken,carrots, sugar snaps brocholli and asparagus with a cheese sauce. The pasta was over cooked and slimy, only two pieces, of brocholli one was brown the other ok, the carrots and sugar snaps where over cooked. The chicken is normally sliced into nice portion and a good ratio to the dish. This time the chicken had a pre cooked taste to it, a soggy re- heated taste to it. Portion was small 5 pieces in total less than a half chicken fillet. No asparagus in the dish - £11.25. My husband ordered large prawn linguini. The pasta tasted very nice but portion very small 5 prawns and not much pasta £13.95. Waiter came to our table around 15 times to remove plates and empty glasses and to ask did we want more drinks. when he did come back to the table he stretched his arm across the table in front of our faces whilst we where in conversation. Found this very rude and when we had our coffee I had just finished when he started back to our table to remove the coffee cup that was empty for a mere second, so put my hand back on the cup to stop him taking it away. We just laughed about it, it was meant to be the two of us sat at our table instead it felt like a waiter was sat there with us. When we paid we were asked did we enjoyed the meal and we told the member of staff that the portions were smaller and the quality not up to standard. This did not go down well with this member of staff and he insisted that the missing items in the anti pasta, you would never get and that he has worked here for many years. So me and husband must be liars. There was no sorry and on this note this will be our last time, we will go to this Piccolino's. The front of house staff are very good and polite, as always.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Piccolino in West Didsbury is a pleasant Italian restaurant, clad in light wood and rather disconcerting mirrors. It has a pleasant atmosphere - not nearly as noisy as its sister restaurant in Hale to the South. The food is good, but beware of the fixed price menu - if it says steak and chips that is exactly what you get, with neither garnish nor other vegetables. Mine was crying out for a mushroom or tomato! The desserts are delicious.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Busy restaurant, even on a very cold Tuesday evening, buzzing with atmosphere. A warm welcome from the friendly staff, excellent service and the food was superb (I especially recommend the carpaccio starter!).

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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

The food is almost always great, but the service can be up and down. They are pretty busy so I can forgive that. Bit expensive, never buy the "chicken cooked under a brick", it tastes like it sounds. Other than that, enjoy! Pretty good.

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