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“Disappointed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Piccolo Posto Ristorante - CLOSED

Piccolo Posto Ristorante
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Monroe, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012: My other half and I had our Valentine’s Day dinner at Piccolo Posto, located in Monroe, NY. I had high expectations, since the majority of the various on-line reviews were positive. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. They had a limited and different menu from their website menu, which also does not list prices (a red flag meaning: Expensive). One crab cake appetizer, one veal dish, one flounder dish stuffed with some mushy pâté-like crabmeat and three small cans of soda for $81.00 + tip! The rice was kind of sticky with bits of corn in it; not very good. Skimpy on the carrots. For the price we paid, I feel that a house salad and dessert should have been included. Maybe their prices were jacked up because of the holiday…don’t know, never dined there before. I’m sorry to say that the food was just mediocre. I would not have minded the high cost, if the food was amazing…but it wasn’t. Have had better at Bocci’s and La Vera Cucina.

Atmosphere: Very small restaurant. The entry way had a few tables close to the front door. The main dining area was about the size of a large living room. A set table and two chairs blocked the emergency exit door, which looked like it was painted shut; a safety hazard. The tables were not arranged as pictured on their website. The majority of them were small and set for two and in close proximity to each other. I felt sorry for the couples in the middle of the room. For them, it was almost like dining at a long table with a bunch of strangers; not very intimate for a romantic Valentines’ Day dinner. Each table had a heart shaped balloon, which was placed too high up to really appreciate, a small candle and a tiny vase with one short lonely little carnation in it. There was one miniature candy heart at each place setting. All the women were given a long stemmed rose, which was a nice unexpected touch. Although I have the same Andrea Bocelli cd at home, the music was pleasant and not too loud, which was a good thing. There was a babbling fountain, which could be distracting if seated too close to it. Décor was a bit boring. Also, for the high price, I would have expected the wait staff to be a bit more attentive. So bottom line: Our meals were not worth the exorbitant prices. Feeling a bit ripped-off. Alas, we will not be going back…sorry Piccolo Posto.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lav T
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  • English first
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English first
Monroe, New York
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Piccolo Posto is a wonderful hidden gem. Off the beaten path, it serves up some wonderful Italian food. The atmosphere is cozy and the service is great. There is a wonderful selection on the menu and the specials are wonderful. Our favorite part of this restaurant is the BYOB. It gives us an opportunity to enjoy our most favorite bottles without having to pay a significant premium. The best place for a nice dinner in Monroe.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ATO39
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Goshen, New York
Level Contributor
287 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Fantastico!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Piccolo Posto. The food is fresh, tasty and fairly priced. The service is excellent. It is obvious that many locals frequent this restaurant. True, it is off the beaten path but well worth the find. The owner seemed to know everyone in the place. The added advantage to this restaurant is BYOB and there is NO corking fee. We will be frequent customers to this restaurant. I also like the large sized tables unlike the small tables that many places use, all lined up next to one another.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 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 plasmid
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Greenwood Lake
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent and special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

Off the main road, up in the residential hills, a little "unknown" and so worth it! The restaurant is only open on weekends in the winter, but locals go there when possible. They don't have a liquor license right now, so it's BYOB with a mid-range corkage charge. Nice lighting inside, not too bright, very personal service. Now the important part - the food is excellent! My favorite is the Mediterranean Sea Bass, but I have never had a bad meal in this place - it's where we take guests for special occasions, and where we take ourselves for a treat.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 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 Harborhome
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path and worth the detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

Just South of Monroe New York, this small restaurant competes most favorably against the better known fine dining Italian restaurants in this area. The dishes are all prepared excellently. Sea food is one of the specialties: the fish is always fresh and the branzino (Italian Sea Bass) is superb. A variety of excellent Veal, Chicken, and Pasta dishes complete the main menu. The soups, salads, and deserts are delicious. The restaurant is BYOB and there is a corkage charge.

A little hard to find but well worth the detour. A nice place to linger over an excellent meal







and sea food entrees are always Service is attentive Yhe

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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