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La Piccola Cucina

#2,440 of 27,458 Restaurants in Osaka
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2-4-3 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 90-8160-3721
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Showing 11: English reviews
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We had dinner in la piccola cucina two times during our stay in Osaka. Gen is an amazing host and a really good chef. We ate noodles, gyoza, sushi and sashimi and all was really perfect! To be mentioned also a very good tiramisu'. Thanks again Gen!

Thank aro1970
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Visited denden Town and then decided to try this place based on the other reviews. No italian food at all and this restaurant has nothing to do in this ranking. A terrible place to be avoided!

Thank Hyuand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

We went at lunch. Only 3 types of curry rice is available. Nothing else. We came because we saw other positive review. Quite disappointed.

Thank Steve W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Looking for something a little different on our last night in Osaka and inspired by Trip Adviser we visited La Piccolo Cucina. Despite the website saying it was closed early on a Sunday, we took a punt and had the hotel ring to secure a booking for us. (Tip: just because the place is open, doesn't mean he can serve... More 

Thank WestMelbTraveller
Wavre, Belgium
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Very nice little cosy place, some italian flavors made in Japanese way....Try the Tuna grilled with lemon just fantastic, the sushis, the chicken teriyaki or the pasta...everything is good. Place to go if you are around. Nice choice of wine.

Thank soserge
Hong Kong
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182 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Normally I wouldn't go to an Italian restaurant in Japan given the wonderful Japanese cuisine and limited time. However I made the exception because this was highly rated on tripadvisor. I thought the food was average to good, sort of Watami style (Japanese restaurant chain) western/japanese mix. I was disappointed with the spaghetti in red sauce which was quite bland.... More 

1 Thank HKFoodie
Cerro Veronese, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Perfect place, perfect location, Gen is super, food is wonderful! Very good value for money!!!! Fast service!!!

2 Thank 747Heavyy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

We went there late ( 21 ) and thought he was closed because it stod 6pm-9pm, but Gen told us he put it up just in case he don't want to work late. He is very welcomming and funny. We just asked if we could have some italian, he asked how hungry we where we replyed we wanted 2 dishes.... More 

1 Thank SJord
Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

If you want the Best dining experience in Osaka, visit Gen. And go no where else. Food: The genius chef prepares, with amazing efficiency at that, the most delicious dishes you can hope to have. The variety, the freshness: unbeatable. Ambience: cozy, clean, friendly and very inviting to dine romantically or with a group of friends equally. Most important: Gen's... More 

Thank LeoMarwin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Gen San the owner, coock, Friend is always available he runs a family business in a family mode that lets you always feel welcome! You get great food and drinks! He cooks Japanese but also great Italian dishes: pasta Galiotto e igloo, matricuanaoutstanding is his home made tiramisu he also homemade a liquor I call it prugna an absolute must!... More 

Thank Nati442

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4-3 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 90-8160-3721

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?