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“Home away from home.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Piccola Italia

Piccola Italia
Ranked #81 of 133 Restaurants in Banos
Price range: US$3 - US$12
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Seating
Stephenville, Texas
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162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Home away from home.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Jose Luis and Lorena are not only like second family to me but turn out authentic Italian cuisine. He was trained by Italians in Germany and so he knows what he is about. Karla, the oldest daughter lends a hand in the kitchen as does Maria Jose the middle child while Domenica, the youngest keeps everyone smiling.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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290 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Great option for italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

The pizza was definitely above average, especially for Ecuador. The family that owns it seems really nice. The place is clean, which of course is not always the case here, they don't blare music like a lot of Banos restaurants. Prices are very fair. Also, even though it's open air, looking out onto the street, it,s relatively quiet. If I am craving italian again during my 3 weeks here I may return (but Banos has so much to choose from).

  • Visited November 2013
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Stephenville, Texas
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162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great Italian style pizza.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Jose and his wife Lorena are very nice folks. The pizza is better than average and a glass of wine for $3 is filled to the brim. The only downside is when Jose isn't there the young people left in charge hang out in the front of the dining room and the kissing and petting gets pretty heavy. Love the food and wine though.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pretty good Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

We went to Piccola Italia last week, on a recommendation from an Ecuadorian friend from Quito. The food was delicious. It's a cosy little place, and as is common in Banos, family run. Prices are reasonable.

I still think El Papagallo has the best Italian food in Banos, but Piccola Italia is worth a try.

  • Visited April 2013
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Wichita, Kansas
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386 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Suprisingly good Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Restaurant is very simple but has great selection of Italian pastas. Waiter was very courteous and knowledgeable about all dishes on the menu.
Prices are very reasonable.

Visited November 2012
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