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Piccola Italia

#232 of 1,143 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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423 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605-1323
+1 919-833-6888
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My first time in Raleigh! This has been such a wonderful eating experience. Everything was fresh and bursting with flavor! From left to right: The Gladiator Pizza in Large (fed 3 people), Garlic knots with mozzarella, Calamari, and lastly, but never forgotten, Tiramisu for desert. As you can see it's in a to-go container because I am way too full!... More 

Thank RLiberty94
Raleigh, North Carolina
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481 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Eaten here many times had no problems but and would have given the restaurant a rating of 4 but felt readers needed to know about my latest experience. I was having lunch with a friend and she noticed a metal looking piece in her Angel Hair Pasta. It wasn't a hard metal and you could bend it easily but still... More 

Thank Don N
Natasha T, Manager at Piccola Italia, responded to this review

Hi Don, I would like to apologize for the bad experience that you had with us recently. The metal that you found was most likely from a scouring pad that we use to wash our pots and pans. If that pot was not properly rinsed off it may have left a bit of the scouring pad. I know that sounds... More 

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163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The lovely interior is decorated in a classical Italian style, even to the soft music. (There is no TV - I consider that a plus! :-) The menu is filled with family style Italian dishes, and the service is attentive. There is outdoor seating. It's in Cameron Village and so has free parking.

1 Thank Hank8Raleigh
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you are looking for a good, dependable Italian restaurant in Raleigh that has great pizza coming out of the oven every time, then look no further than Piccola Italia in the venerated Cameron Village Shopping Center. Since 1982, Piccola Italia has been a favorite of Raleigh locals, college students on a budget and those shopping at Cameron Village who... More 

1 Thank Jeff P
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

After some 33 years plus of providing the best Italian food and pizza in Raleigh, should tell the adventurous and serious diner Piccola Italia is the place to go in Raleigh. Small and quaint with outstanding food and service. For Iltalian food to write home about, join Frank Amato, family and wait staff at Piccola Italia. You will go back!

Thank Jim S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

fantastic place to eat and i can't believe that i lived in raleigh all these years and did not know about it. marvelous food and portions for the heartiest diner. gourmet food and relatively modest prices. easily the best traditional italian in raleigh at a price that won't break the bank. the small stromboli will feed two people.

Thank AlboLee
Apex, North Carolina
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330 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Haven't been to Piccola (or "the PIc" as my friends and I have called it for years) in sometime. Recently went to lunch with friends and remembered how good the food is. This is very traditional Italian -- nothing fancy -- but very well done. The atmosphere is also a classic Italian restaurant. I found Piccola 26 years ago when... More 

Thank elandja
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Good service, good food, and the owner Frank has always been friendly. See for yourself and enjoy. Sal Raleigh NC

Thank sal g
Knightdale, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Food was good and large servings, does not serve liquor but does serve beer and wine. Beer was nice and cold. Atmosphere casual. We had 3 in our party and we all paid with credit cards. When they brought our slips back they only returned 2 of our credit cards. they looked around our table and on the floor for... More 

1 Thank 750judy
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Do not eat here.. The manager is terrible with customer service for one and sitting in the restaurant I have actually seen him treat his employees with such disrespect I almost got up and left without even waiting for my food! Then when the food got there it was cold the order was not correct and I am just highly... More 

2 Thank Tiffany H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605-1323
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-833-6888

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