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“Delicious Italian food in the heart of Morelia”
Review of La Piccola Italia

La Piccola Italia
Ranked #15 of 449 Restaurants in Morelia
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

We stumbled upon this place after following a bad link between Tripadvisor, maps, and a different Italian restaurant. We had just returned to Morelia, hungry, after a trip to the beach and followed the trip advisor/map link to a restaurant which is not where the map suggested it would be. Hungry and undeterred, we wandered through beautiful colonial Morelia until with found this gem of a restaurant. The vibe is casual enough for a family, but sophisticated enough for a date. The service was pleasant, if unhurried - which is pretty typical in Mexico. Bread came out quickly, drinks followed. We had a very reasonable bottle of wine with really delicious plates of various types of pasta. I am a big fan of Italian food in Mexico. I love the way Italian food is often presented in elegant, but unpretentious restaurants, with a friendly vibe and attention to fresh ingredients. Plus, I like that sometimes there is just a touch of spice that you don't tend to get in Italian plates in the States or in Italy. This place is one of those wonderful Italian food gems. We are a family of four. We all enjoyed our meals and left satisfied. Great food, relaxed vibe, a place worth visiting, particularly if you are in the mood for something other than Mexican food in Morelia.(no slight intended to the local dishes - Morelia offers some really delicious regional food.)

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Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant while wandering around Morelia this afternoon. Had delicious eggplant pate as an appetizer. Wonderful smoke and garlic flavors. Had delicious salads with fresh greens, fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, capers, olives, artichoke hearts. A basket of fresh bread accompanied the meal. The service was very good.
Note: the sign outside says “spaghetteria”. They have many pasta choices on their menu, but no pizza.

Thank Robert_Annie_M
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We rushed in by chance. Friendly waitress became angry with his pizzeriolo because her guest waited too long. It was crowded and noisy. Think the Cook was overloaded. Although finally the pizza and price was okay.

Thank Tripanton
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The food was very good and the place feels cozy and romantic; however, the service was a bit of a let-down, it felt a little like the staff wanted us to finish quickly so they could leave.

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

The price is nice and the food is totally delicious, but there have been several times that me or the ones i went with have become sick.
When i asked what do they use to clean the vegetables, they say that chlorine does, i doubt that it does the job fine. I dont know if they have solved this. I havent go in a while.

Other problem is that there are too few tables, you need to wait for others to finish, and dont go for dinners, you need to go from 13 hours to 15 hours.

The food is really delicious.

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Thank Leo_Arias
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