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“Very enjoyable lunch”

Pizzeria Piccola L'Originale
Ranked #138 of 2,385 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $13
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ehrenfeld
Nottingham, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable lunch”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Went here today off the back of reading the reviews on trip advisor and we were very impressed. Excellent service - prompt and always with a smile! The atmosphere is very chilled, with chill out music being played and a log fire, along with tasteful Christmas decs.
Very busy, which added to the great atmosphere.
We were staying close to the cathedral so it was a bit out the way but worth the journey.
Also excellent value for money. Two hearty pasta meals and drinks for under 30 euro which can't be bad!

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Can't recommend this place enough!!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We came to Cologne for the Christmas markets. After a quick look on trip advisor and the countless excellent reviews we had to come try this establishment for ourselves! We jumped on the tram from our hotel and headed for the nearest stop. We weren't too sure where we were going, and hoped that we didn't get the wrong place or worse get there and closed. We finally found this little Italian. it was full and we hadn't called to reserve a table. We decided to wait, being able to see meals being prepared right in front of you and especially the attention to detail for presentation made us even hungrier!
Finally a table came free and a member of staff called us over.
The ordering configuration is different to what we are used to but didn't have any problems after a local couple explained.

You take your seats and look through the menu, once you're ready to order you pop up to the front where they'll take your order along with drinks which you help yourself to from the fridge including local Koln beer! They'll give you a little bleeper and a swipe card in return. The swipe card is like an account, so if you go for more drinks they'll charge it to the card and at the end you give them the card to settle the bill.
You sit down clutching your bleeper and once it goes off you go up to the front to collect your food. Your eyes are overwhelmed by what's waiting for you, everything is perfectly presented and smells as good as it looks!

We sat down and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, every mouthful was a delight and after trying each other's meals couldn't decide which were the best because they were all so good.

4 mains meals, 2 desserts, 6 beers and 3 cokes and the total, 49 euros! What a bargain!!!

To summarise, if you're in Cologne take the time to visit this lovely place, you'd be silly not to, you'd be missing out on something special!

We can't praise it enough and will definitely be returning!

  • Visited December 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing Italian, great value!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at this lovely restaurant. The bolognese pasta was the stand out for the night, with a hefty serving of hearty sauce and beautifully cooked pasta. We tried three different pizzas - the Hawaiian. The diavola and the ruccola (may have spelled that incorrectly). My favourite was the ruccola pizza which had a lovely thin pizza base, chunky tomato base sauce, mozzarella cheese, ruccola (we called it rocket in Australia) and a sweet balsamic glaze drizzled over top. Each meal was well under 10 euro and well worth more. I would recommend this restaurant for either a great dine in or takeaway Italian meal. Well done all the way from Australia! Thumbs up!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent food and staff”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and it was the best vlaue and tasty food we had on our trip to cologne, some of the bext italina flavours we have experienced particularly the anti pasta. we had to get a Taxi from our hotel to eat here and we were glad tht we did. Staff were lovely and could not have been more welcoming

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is fantastic restaurant that caters for a busy lunchtime and fast turnaround. You order and collect your food from the counter - no table service at lunch but this keeps the costs down and the food is amongst the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted even in Italy - and I have tasted quite a few.
Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is informal - I visit here almost evey time I am in Cologne on business with my local colleagues who introduced it to me.
I can't recommend it more....

  • Visited October 2012
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