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“Undiscovered Coeliac Heaven - an Italian that does Gluten-free” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Picchio Caffe

Il Picchio Caffe
Ranked #245 of 840 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: It's a lovely Caffe/deli/pasticeria located in Bitterne Park Triangle and owned by a chap called Sandro.
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Undiscovered Coeliac Heaven - an Italian that does Gluten-free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

stumbled on this place quite by chance - couldn't believe the blackboards outside an Italian deli said gluten-free options available. Had THE most fabulously tasty ham & mushroom gluten-free pasta...also offered gluten-free pannini and two different flavour gluten-free cakes....I had the Sicilian Orange ...to take away as generous pasta portion !
will be back soon to try the other cake :-)
Proprietor Sandro couldn't have been more accomodating - heaven

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Jacky S
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  • English first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Small cafe with a big heart.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

A lovely little cafe in Bitterne Triangle, so not in the main part of town, Il Picchio is always welcoming and does the BEST coffee. The food is prepared and served by the owner, always with a gentle smile. This a unique place and really gives a sense of being in Italy. Genuine.

Visited February 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unique, friendly, fabulous food, especially cakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

We visit Il Picchio all the time. I guess we are completely addicted. It is a haven and delight in Bitterne Park Triangle. You can eat traditional Italian snacks, freshly prepared and delight in wonderful cakes and Minghella ice cream. The coffee is to die for! The deli now has a licence to serve beer and wine as well. What more could you want. It's a great place to chat, read the paper and listen to Sandro's eclectic range of music. Il Picchio has its regulars of all ages - children are especially welcome. Newcomers are visibly charmed by the place and by Sandro and Liz the proprietors.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 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 peter c
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rome in Bitterne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

Best coffee this side of Rome! As for the Paninis, yum! Sandro makes you feel welcome and has even given my dog a treat of tasty Italian meat on one of our Saturday morning coffee stops (sitting outside). Try the little chocolates in the basket by the counter too, they are divine!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarthaMops
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

Very good Italian cafe, small and friendly with great coffee.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Hyperion1943
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