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“What a disaster!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Piccolino

Piccolino
Ranked #89 of 1,418 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$71
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Raising the bar for Italian dining in Sheffield, Piccolino occupies an eye-catching location in the Millennium Square, near to the Winter Gardens. Bright and airy, Piccolino Sheffield is a chic and stylish venue with a welcoming bar. This enviable setting also entices passers-by to enjoy an al fresco dining experience during the summer months, made perfect by Piccolino's famous freshly prepared, homemade ice cream. Relax in the booths running centrally through the restaurant and take your pick from the wide range of Italian favourites, including irresistible risottos, classic pasta dishes and stone-baked pizzas, as well as a variety of meat and fresh fish dishes. For quintessential charm with a contemporary vibe, Piccolino Sheffield is a fantastic place for creative Italian cuisine and delightful cocktails.
Sheffield
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a disaster!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

After having been in Leeds for a weekend to enjoy some good food and wine, decided to meet some old friends for my birthday do in Sheffield. As usual it was a comedy of errors from start to finish. Turned up 5 minutes early to be told to wait at bar and we will call you over. Barman then opened a bottle of prosecco incorrectly and it fizzed all over my friend and her husband. Suffice to say they were not very pleased! No apology was forthcoming. After waiting 20 minutes in the holding pen we were then directed to the outdoor terrace. Things could only get better surely. We were sat next to some sort of tanning device which they couldn't turn off! The outside terrace is very nice although if you are over 5" 3 then rather uncomfortable to sit on and the seats were very poorly designed. Things must improve? Oh no!
The waitress was charming and kept apologising, saying that it was her first day so things might go wrong. Not very encouraging. After tasty starters we then had to ask 5 times for some water which eventually arrived. When the mains finally arrived after about an hour we were beyond despair! Three of the four dishes were absolutely revolting and had obviously been sat under a heat lamp for at least 20 mins! To give credit to the waiting staff they did sort the issues out but at the prices they charge it is scandalous. I will safely say I will never go back to this chain-hole! Seems the norm for Sheffield. Such a shame!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lovely experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Lovely food, exceptionally friendly staff. The new outside area is great. We loved sitting in it on a nice warm day but enjoyed it also in torrential rain. The seating is comfortable and so nice to watch the world go by whist eating good food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank disappointed14450
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rotherham
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“arrogant waiter, well he is italian!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

ive used this restaurant many times and the food is always lovely. the booths are the cosiest alhough ive never been uncomfortable in other seating. lovely new eating area called the terrace, i would recommend this eaterie. one or two of the waiters are a little slack to say the least, in my opinion of course, dont let this put anyone off.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank louise h
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United Kingdom
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“Top Notch for a Chain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very good for a chain establishment. Staff very polite and attentive. Décor excellent, proper table linen, crisp and clean cutlery and crockery. Good choice of food and drink. Prices reasonable. Great products in rest room!

Visited June 2013
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Thank L T
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat in the town centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Been there on several occasions. Food is good. Service can be better. The location make it an ideal place to visit for a dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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