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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
+44 161 835 9860
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in here for a 65th Birthday meal at weekend. The bar down stairs is tired with ripped seats and sticky tables 100% in need of a refurbishment. The wine we purchased was very poor for the price. We tried a few wines before buying this one and the more you drank the worse it tasted. I don't believe... More 

Thank Djmel1980
Manchester, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant, despite having expanded significantly recently, is always full at lunchtimes, and there's a vibrant buzz about the place, but somehow it doesn't grab me (and never has). I don't like the range of starters- a bit too much meat and a bit too fancy-schmancy - which always bothers me, although the main course of farfalle al salmonella really... More 

Thank jeff1894
Manchester, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined for dinner. There was a nice atmosphere in the restaurant. The service started off well, with friendly efficient staff, but as the restaurant got busier the standards started to drop. Thankfully this was towards the end of my meal, which is why the rating is still very good. Had we stayed longer the rating would have dropped. We would... More 

Thank Alison G
Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were tempted by the beautiful interior and not disappointed. We loved the Italian cooked breakfast. Staff were very welcoming and service was faultless.

Thank Baby V
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its was a beautiful place to enter i must admit. A bit to hot in there, would be nice with some clean airconditioning. What i liked was that they had fresh food you could choose from. Like the salmon i ordered look good, i wanted it a bit rare, which unfortunately turned out a bit overcooked.. This is not acceptable... More 

Thank SebastianNeergaard
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A business lunch... my colleague had Salmon and they didn't follow instructions on how it should be cooked. Mine was Ravioli - bit of a soggy did - no differentiation between the pasta and the cheese inside - all soft a gooey. The desert - chocolate Pudding - tasted like a Tesco finest range desert. So yes pleasant, but just... More 

Thank Shaunx10
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I rarely write reviews but I feel that on this occasion it is warranted. My girlfriend and I went to Piccolino on Saturday 13th May 2017 for a casual dinner. We ordered Parma Ham and Melon for starters, Pasta Al Forno Napoletana and Calabrese for our main. The starter was fine however the mains were nothing to shout about, particularly... More 

Thank 83matt
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very rude waitress. After a very cold welcome we were forgotten for 15 minutes, even though there were only 2 or 3 more tables that were not empty. We hope it was just bad luck. Nice location. Though.

Thank Captain_Mermaid
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went for a meal last night the food was lovely but not to much of it for the price..we asked for the bill and I noticed I had been charged £22 for 2 gin and tonics..I asked for the manager his reply was that they were doubles and I said that I was not given doubles... More 

Thank Lorraine S
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and husband came here and have raved about it ever since si I thought we would try it to celebrate my birthday. Cocktails beautifully made began our experience We had a lovely booth by the meat station. Our waiter was charming. The oysters were lovely: fresh, well presented. A beautiful wine to complement them. Steaks next. The boys... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 9860
Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Manchester Arndale shopping centre, Deansgate and Manchester Opera House, Piccolino is a comfortable Italian restaurant in Manchester city centre. Situated on Clarence Street, Piccolino showcases a delicious variety of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. Prepared in an open kitchen, you can observe the chefs as they create a range of rustic and straightforward Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients. Alongside popular dishes such as risottos, classic pasta options and stone-baked pizzas, the menu also features a succulent selection of meat and fresh fish courses. The Italian cuisine, prime location and friendly ambience all combine to make Piccolino Manchester ideal for an intimate dinner or a business lunch.

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