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“Relaxed coffee” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Picchio Caffe

Il Picchio Caffe
Ranked #234 of 841 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Relaxed coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Decided to go in the external view is not encouraging but inside it is shabby chic really relaxed atmosphere and the home made biscuits are delicious the coffee was lovely and very hot we will be going back and to try their meals on Friday or Saturday evening

Visited January 2014
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English first
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“another lovely evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We regularly eat at II Picchio. Good service and genuine Italian food. A real relaxed atmosphere, we always have a great evening - would highly recommend to anyone who wants a restaurant that is all about the food and service.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Jan H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our favourite restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We live nearby and go to Il Picchio regularly. It's an amazing little place that doesn't look like much from the outside but is fantastic on the inside!
During the day it runs like a cafe, it's really relaxed and the food and coffee is fantastic. The hot chocolate is something to behold - you can stand your spoon up in it. Sandro the owner always gives a warm welcome. In the evenings (on Friday and Saturday) it turns into a little restaurant. Again the food is fantastic. Particular favourites are the Beef Stew and Pork with Mozzarella. All the food is made fresh and the cakes are all home made.

Whilst the surroundings could be described as a little "shabby" it's a welcome relief from chain restaurants and pretentious gastro-pubs. The whole place ticks over quite slowly but rather than this being a problem we find that we end up unwinding and slowing down ourselves! Probably too small for large groups but fantastic for couples or small groups (2-6 is fine). Booking is advised and they don't take cards.
We recommend it everyone!

  • Visited August 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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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly local deli/restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

We have become regulars at Il Picchio - I often pop in with a friend after we have walked the dog Sat mornings and sometimes eat week end evenings with my husband.

The atmosphere is so relaxed and friendly. Food is fresh, tasty and genuinely Italian. I feel really lucky to have II Picchio's on our door stop.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jan H
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Eccellente, Fantastico !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

We chanced upon this wonderful Cafe/Restaurant at Bitterne Trangle, Southampton, in need of a late morning quick snack as opposed to a full lunch. What a treat. ! . Sandro was not there, but the person serving us could not have been more accomodating, and we had a splendid large plate of Antipasto, with wonderful Olive Oil from Sandro's own olive grove in Italy and superb bread .

We sat outside and could have been in Italy, sitting in the sunshine. . We will definitely be returning to try the restaurant one evening soon . The menu looks great and all reasonably priced.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RichardG12
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