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“Il Piccolo, Corbridge” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Piccolo

Il Piccolo
Ranked #11 of 24 Restaurants in Corbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Il Piccolo is a well-established Italian restaurant, run by Sicilian chef, Manuele Orto, wife Pam, and their friendly team. The restaurant is flanked by its intimate Stuzzico wine and tapas bar on the left and an airy delicatessen and ice cream parlour on the right. Corbridge is a beautiful village by the River Tyne, near Hadrian's Wall, full of independent shops to browse. Open Tuesday 10-4.30 and Weds-Sat 10am-10.30pm.
Newcastle
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Il Piccolo, Corbridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We live in Corbridge and have been here a number of times. The food is always great and the wine list is interesting. The staff are very friendly and helpful, especially the lady manager.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jamesNewcastle
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Moreton
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not terrible - but not particularly brilliant either”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

First of all the good points - the interior is very nicely done and the female owner who is front-of-house is absolutely delightful. The food, however, was nothing spectacular in my opinion, and certainly under-seasoned; and although the portions are generous I think the menu is a little pricey for what it is. I was also rather surprised that nobody came to check how our meal was after the food did arrive - and the house salad I ordered had obviously been forgotten, when it did arrive about 5-10 minutes after asking, no apology was forthcoming. That being said, it seems to have a loyal following - it certainly wasn't dreadful but I wouldn't make a point of going again next time I'm in the area.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Monkeyduster
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant a couple of weeks ago (26th of April I think) I rang up to book a table, and I was Pre warned about a large wedding party that would be in also that evening. But we didn't mind at all. A couple of hours before our reservation i rang to change the time & increase the table size, and this wasn't a problem at all, The lady who took the call was more then willing to accommodate us at such short notice. We arrived slightly early & had Pre dinner drinks in the fabulous wine bar that joins onto the restaurant.. We then placed our order & food arrive shortly
after. The food was fantastic! The service was excellent also.. Especially bearing in mind they had another party of around 50-60 guest. This restaurant is fantastic & I highly recommend. It's got a lovely feel to it & I just LOVE the new adjoining wine bar. Well done Il piccolo!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Delgirl28
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely location, food good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

We were attending an evening in the room upstairs from restaurant. The event ended after 8pm, we went down to the restaurant, although they were closing at 9pm they were accommodating. My meatballs were freshly made pasta good as was my partners. Pleasant atmosphere. Downside they charged us for 2 glasses of wine although we only had one, when queried they weren't particularly apologetic but removed it from the bill.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Mange57
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Perth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Never Again!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Visited on a Thursday evening having booked previously for 7pm. We were shown to a table and a drinks order was taken and delivered shortly afterwards. After 25 mins we signalled to the waitress that our order for the meal had not yet been taken. After nearly 5mins. she came to the table to take the order and her manner was surly and downright rude.
The food had not arrived by 8pm when we then protested to an older lady (? Mine hostess?)who said she was sorry it was taking so long!!
Food arrived about 7-10mins later. Food average, certainly not worth the wait.
No further apology was forthcoming.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hunkydory_12
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