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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal and drinks but we was placed at the top of the stairs to the toilets where there was a general whiff of piss cubes coming up occasionly. Other than that it was a great evening but I still preferred my local Italian restaurant la scala for menu choice and quality.

Thank Peter S
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for afternoon tea on a busy Saturday at 2pm. Even though I the restaurant was humming lay busy, we still felt like we were the only ones here as the staff were so charming and really looked after us. Nothing was too much trouble. We had the champagne afternoon tea and the champagne was excellent - not a... More 

Thank Jillian D
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the first time I've been here in a few years. Why? I don't know, but I won't make that mistake again. My abiding memory of the place was one of very decent food in none too swish surroundings but with an excellent, convivial atmosphere and of of being served by people who gave you the feel that they... More 

Thank MDA277
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A grand old bulding with wonderful ambience. The staff looked after us extremely well, the food and drink were delicious, and I had a delightful companion. What more could any man ask for? If I must find something to pick fault with, then the menu. It was so long and varied we spent ages struggling to decide what to order.... More 

Thank Mal-the-Hat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't booked and when we got there at 1am it was quite busy and all the staff were very welcoming - we were taken to our seats and the waiter was very keen to take our order - we ordered the platter of tempura fish - there was plenty of it - but was all a bit of a... More 

Thank Linzi H
Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time since the refit, very impressive dinning room tables well spaced, 11 of us and plenty of space. The room is nicely decorated and well lit, to many places want you to eat in the dark this had a good ambiance. The service throughout the visit was first class, efficient, courteous and maintaining typical Italian charm the girls loved... More 

Thank IanJ1963
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant for entertaining with my family... the food is amazing recently refurbished and it's fantastic... great service you need to visit xxx

Thank amandajane692015
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

poor from start to finish food was not in any way Italian service was poor poor management never ever will go again

Thank grad6944
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impersonal and we just felt we were being rushed in and out. Not even finished our staters and they were trying to take our plates away, a second later our mains were in front of us! They took them away as we said we weren't ready for them but we just asked for the bill as didn't fancy eating... More 

Thank Lee-Ann R
Warrington Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited an early Saturday evening without a booking, before going to the Bridgewater hall. On arrival we were welcomed and our coats taken and hung up before being shown to our table. All very efficient, with politeness and smiles. Our server introduced himself and was very helpful even offering a break between courses if we wanted one. The décor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?