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“Exceeded expectations - authentic and delicious ”
Review of Piccola Cucina

Piccola Cucina
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Ranked #442 of 1,090 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between Washington and Drextel
Description: Piccola Cucina is coming to Miami with Philip Guardione’s Cusine. After working in lauded restaurants across Europe, and Piccola Cucina New York, Guardione chose Miami Beach, in Espanola Way to open an intimate restaurant inspired by his homeland of Sicily. Walking into the restaurant is like stepping into a jewel box. The subtle, elegant décor lets the vibrant tastes and colors of the food and wi...ne shimmer and shine. After a few years focused entirely on traditional lunch and dinner menus, the native Italian team at Piccola Cucina has expanded their hours, converted from a restaurant into an osteria, and refocused their menu. Rather than stop by every so often for a robust meal, the small-plates, seafood focused menu allows for more frequent tastes and sips. Piccola Cucina is more than a dining destination; it’s a trip to Sicily.
Tallahassee, FL
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations - authentic and delicious ”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate dinner at Piccola Cucina on a Tuesday evening and were very pleased with our meals. I would rate a 5 however they were understaffed and thus service was a bit sporadic. Regardless, the staff was doing their best and the hostess was very attentive.

Thank Leah_R_S
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The best dinner in a 10 day trip in the USA!”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

The seafood risotto is a must and please try the pistachio panna cotta and the tiramisu! Service was very friendly.

This was by far the best meal in the entire 10 day trip to USA.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Antonio F
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New York
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Yummy, but service could be better”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Always dine at piccola cucina NYC. Happy to see the level of food was upheld in Miami Beach. Very homey space with great outdoor seating. Buzzing, restaurant driven street (espanola way). Try the grilled octopus as an app and the ossobuco ravioli- sauce may be a little heavy, but I really enjoyed it.

Service could have been better... A little more attentive (pre-bussing table etc.)

Thank JordanHunter
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was a girls weekend in Miami and out of 4 nights this was our best dinner! Excellent and fresh authentic Italian food along with beautiful setting! To top it off our waitress Principessa was excellent! She gave us knowledgeable, fast and very friendly service. She made our dinner more enjoyable a total sweetheart!! Will definitely return!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank nessienu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with attentive, friendly staff. Every need was met. Service was excellent and the food was very good. The calamari was some of the best we've ever had. Would definitely return!

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