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“Appalling - don't waste your money”
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Piccolinos
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 17, 2011

Ate at Piccolinos on 15th August - terrible is the only word. Chose to go as we had visited Piccolinos in Chester which should not be confused as the one in Chester is excellent. The place is scruffy, dirty, run by two girls who are constantly apologising. The restaurant does not take any type of card, just cash, speaks volumes!!! We ordered two pizzes at 7.95 each and a tomato and onion salad at 3.95. Well, the salad consisted of one slice tomato on a saucer with a sprinkling of red onion - we refused to pay for the "salad". The pizzas were just a greasy mess. We couldn't get out fast enough, utterly terrible and the chef/owner should be ashamed to associate themselves with Italian food.

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Thank HelMar002
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

We hadn't read any reviews before going to this restaurant and this was also our first visit to Alnwick. After reading all reviews here I was really amazed, since it doesn't seem like we are talking about the same restaurant!

We went on a Friday evening, there were few other people at the restaurant. Waitresses immediately took our orders and we got our drinks real quick. We all enjoyed our food, three of us ate pasta which we enjoyed and the fourth ate pizza. We also got garlic bread which we really liked, there were a lot of garlic on it.

When we wanted to order more drinks we only had to wink and the waitresses were there immediately.

When you went to the toilet it felt like going into the stockroom, since there were a ladder outside and some other stuff, which didn't give a good impression. Otherwise the toilets were ok.

It wasn't the most luxurious restaurant, but well worth a visit with those reasonable prices!

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Thank lothloria
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

The only reason we went here was because the Italian down the road (Caffe Tirreno?) was full. Bad mistake.

You wouldn't thought it was possible to cook a pizza badly, would you? But somehow they do!

I suspect the mushrooms in the mushroom risotto were porcini mushrooms that had not been soaked long enough. Or alternatively mushroom shaped bits of rubber. The rice was undercooked and either hard or powdery at best.

We left and went to have something to eat.

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Thank Rocklet
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Sorry but the whole service was terrible from start to finnish been there 3times food well won't comment

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Thank Suestocks
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

I went on two separate occasions, one month apart, while working in Alnwick. This place looked after me very well. The food is very nice, while it is not going to win any michelin stars, just look at the price - Starter, main course, and two bottles of beer, for just £19.

The service was absolutely excellent, the waitresses were friendly and welcoming, and provided attentive service with no delays. Friendly, but professional.

The owner / chef is a bit of a character, but doint let him put you off - he's just being a friendly italian.

I dont ususally post reviews, but I was sad to see so many pompous people slating this place, and felt compelled to defend it.

Give Piccolinos a chance - its alright really!

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Thank mrtom1
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