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“Still as good as new”
Review of Il Piccolo - CLOSED

Il Piccolo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Il Piccolo Golden Beach, is still just about as good as when it was new. Naturally the menu has changed, and in fact it has been reduced in listings by perhaps 10%, but still the old favourites are there.

The atmosphere is perfect for quiet refined dining, with soft background music, quality furniture and décor, carpets and air-conditioning . Chef Laslo in the open kitchen with his traditional high hat really completes the picture.

Reasonable prices which do not offend too much, make the dining experience even more acceptable, when it comes to bill time. But meanwhile, the traditional Italian food (no pizzas!) never fails to impress.

A new addition is lunch time specials for $9 - $11 - limited choices, but unbeatable value.

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1  Thank Biggles210
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

After being told the food was good by a local we decided to go and have dinner. Big mistake! We could hear the microwave being continually used which raised our suspicions and this was confirmed with the service of the dishes. I'd been looking forward to the seafood marinara but after the first mouthful I knew I was in for a letdown. Tasteless and poor quality seafood. The only salad available was a small bowl of mesclun and tomato with dressing. Desserts were nice however, I believe they were frozen or bought in.

1  Thank Jersey2066
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Good food, quickly made, we ordered three pasta dishes and one from the mains menu. All were lovely. Reasonably priced also.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Went here to celebrate Fathers Day with our son and his newish baby. The food was quite mixed. The entrees were very average (deep fried Camembert and bruschetta). The pasta mains were very good. However, the veal was only average. Too thinly sliced and the mixed vegetables and salad was disappointing. The deserts were generally OK while those having the Tiramasu were very happy. Service was slow. Take your own wine as the wine list is not particularly good.

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Thank Bunyabears
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

The restaurant is within a small arcade and up the top of the stairs. The service was pleasant and no complaints with the décor/furnishings.

Nothing wrong with the food .. food was adequate in quality but overpriced. There was a $30 offer for 2 courses - both advertised on the footpath board and inside the menu - but upon ordering we were told Friday was not included (although this was not stated on the board or the menu).

The Bruschetta ($7.50) was slices of tomato on toast and a sprinkling of canned parmesan cheese - disappointing.

The Veal Scaloppini ($27.50) was veal with a sliced potato and garnish. No vegetables (they were $4 extra).

The Tortellini ($24.50) saved the night - tasted good and a decent size.

Unfortunately there was no choice of wine by the glass other than house wine which was "rough as".

We probably won't return.

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1  Thank Brissy2
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