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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
+44 161 835 9860
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What was supposed to be a romantic night away turned into a very disappointment one after eating out here. Food very over priced, received squid rings for starter but the portion size was ridiculously small for the price. Carbonara dish tasteless. Back to Barnsley for us for good Italian food!!!

Thank chloeD1990
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great welcome from the staff as always. They make the effort to remember you and treat you specially. Noeila served my food. The restaurant staff go above and beyond to look after you. The friendly staff make this place as soon as you step through the door. Beautiful setting. Even at breakfast the place has a nice atmosphere. I'd visited... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They do very well. Good food and friendly waiters who will do their best. There are areas for improvement too.

Thank Alexandra P
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere. Good quality food, we did wait longer than anticipated However it was well worth the wait! Had the meatballs- delicious! I'm a coffee and the espresso and the biscotti were fantastic! We got more biscotti! Will definitely be going again!

Thank Saraec
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sisters and I took my mum for a birthday meal. From the moment we arrived, we were treated superbly, and the staff made my mum feel like an extra special guest. They were attentive without being overbearing, offering advice on the menu without trying to up-sell. A quality experience, delicious food in beautiful surroundings. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Niamh M
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal and drinks but we was placed at the top of the stairs to the toilets where there was a general whiff of piss cubes coming up occasionly. Other than that it was a great evening but I still preferred my local Italian restaurant la scala for menu choice and quality.

Thank Peter S
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for afternoon tea on a busy Saturday at 2pm. Even though I the restaurant was humming lay busy, we still felt like we were the only ones here as the staff were so charming and really looked after us. Nothing was too much trouble. We had the champagne afternoon tea and the champagne was excellent - not a... More 

Thank Jillian D
Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I've been here in a few years. Why? I don't know, but I won't make that mistake again. My abiding memory of the place was one of very decent food in none too swish surroundings but with an excellent, convivial atmosphere and of of being served by people who gave you the feel that they... More 

Thank MDA277
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A grand old bulding with wonderful ambience. The staff looked after us extremely well, the food and drink were delicious, and I had a delightful companion. What more could any man ask for? If I must find something to pick fault with, then the menu. It was so long and varied we spent ages struggling to decide what to order.... More 

Thank Mal-the-Hat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't booked and when we got there at 1am it was quite busy and all the staff were very welcoming - we were taken to our seats and the waiter was very keen to take our order - we ordered the platter of tempura fish - there was plenty of it - but was all a bit of a... More 

Thank Linzi H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 9860
Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Manchester Arndale shopping centre, Deansgate and Manchester Opera House, Piccolino is a comfortable Italian restaurant in Manchester city centre. Situated on Clarence Street, Piccolino showcases a delicious variety of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. Prepared in an open kitchen, you can observe the chefs as they create a range of rustic and straightforward Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients. Alongside popular dishes such as risottos, classic pasta options and stone-baked pizzas, the menu also features a succulent selection of meat and fresh fish courses. The Italian cuisine, prime location and friendly ambience all combine to make Piccolino Manchester ideal for an intimate dinner or a business lunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?