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8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
+44 161 835 9860
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab ravioli” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (55 reviews)
“steak” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a really lovely meal here on a Saturday evening with three friends. The menu is extensive and I was delighted with my choice of Tiger Prawn Bruschetta and Fruit de Mar Linguine. The food was so very fresh and tasty. The only minor...More

Thank Cranbourne
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful day and having attended the Peterloo event, we needed a coffee. We sat outside and had some proper Italian coffee with very attentive service from lovely staff. Great views of Albert Square and a great spot to just watch the world go by.

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was ok .Front of house staff were very good. Ate early before going too a show found the restaurant very noisy

Thank eltelstafford
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have dined in Piccolino in Didsbury, I had a very nice experience here. I took my friend to the city centre restaurant because he has just moved to Manchester so I had to show him what is nice in here. Our waitress, Beatrice was...More

Thank Lizka B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been some time since last visit but welcomed as an old friend which is always a great way to start a meal. Glass of prosecco, good quality but a tad overpriced. Scallops, sardines and salad starters excellent but bread was slow to arrive. Very engaging...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered from the set lunch menu which provides a good selection of dishes with a two or three course option. Food was good quality and service good / prompt

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast here. Excellent service (apart from being asked if we had a reservation whilst the place was half empty!) and a wide choice of menu. 4 different breakfasts ordered and all were excellent. Would go back.

Thank mark_haslett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here last night - the food was fantastic, children also really enjoyed theirs. We ate from the early evening menu and this was very good value for money. I would eat here again and think it's better than Cromer up the road.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our son for a birthday meal having been several times before. It's a place we generally enjoy but it can be a bit hit and miss with the service. We enjoyed pre luncheon drinks at the bar and the bar service was good....More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for breakfast and it was relatively busy but not packed. I shouldn't have had to wait so long for my coffee and I felt a bit neglected being a solo diner. The full English breakfast was nice but weirdly presented. The toast was...More

Thank Dantol13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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