We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Piccola Italia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
815 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2129
+1 603-606-5100
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 156: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took friends here spur of the moment this weekend. Had been shopping in the area and had heard good things. The cocktails were great, food delicious and service outstanding. Be sure to ask for Emilia. Her tableside Caesar salad was amazing!

Thank JN_172
Level Contributor
64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is such a disparity of what once was and what is now becoming a foodie city . Warm and inviting dining area and a large bar . A very large menu .. We had the Caesar salad which was fresh with an excellent dressing made to order . For dinner we had the chicken Parm which was tender and... More 

Thank Larry R
Merrimack, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
232 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I made a reservation for six people on a Saturday night. When I arrived, our table was ready. Our waitress Amelia was personable, but her accent was hard to understand at times. She also did this strange thing where she would take one order, and walk away from the table from time to time. I started with a glass of... More 

Thank RPR84
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

While some of the food was there were other parts that were not. Basically all the sauces on the pasta seemed like they had been sitting around a while, not fresh. Other than that the food was good and we had good service. We will be back, for another try.

Thank Kevin D
Concord, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I joined some friends for a nice evening, and enjoying dinner here was a great start. Our waitress was authentically Italian and we enjoyed ordering from her. She prepared the ceaser salad from scratch, and not only was it the best I ever had, it was extremely fun to watch her prepare it. Our appetizers, main dishes... More 

Thank kschwend
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food here is amazing - the tableside homemade Ceasar salad is SO cool and delicious and worth every penny. I find GOOD Italian is hard to come by but these guys get it right. Fresh (fresh pasta too - certain and different kinds daily) - location is great (but parking can be tough downtown at times). The only negative... More 

Thank TWD0971
Level Contributor
45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have eaten here quite a few times. We have noticed in over the last year, the quality of food was not what it used to be, this last visit, left us both stunned!! First the meals came very, very quickly. In the past you always felt the food was fresh and being made to order and we didn't mind... More 

Thank Helenus22
Auburn, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here last night for our 40th anniversary. The staff were so sweet, sat us in the back in a private corner. The food was so good. I had the eggplant parm and my husband had pan seared scallops. The stuffed mushrooms were very good too as were the hot crusty rolls. They even brought us a cannoli with... More 

Thank MMC1217
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Good looking room, very nice service. The menu looks great, but the execution leaves something to be desired. This is a case where fewer ingredients would make a better dish. Italian food doesn't need unnecessary flourishes. Appetizers were much better than the mains.

1 Thank Bill S
Pepperell, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Table for nice but service was poor. Had too many service staff. Dishes not cleared until I flagged down a waiter. Online menu stated steak was 26.99 but was 35.99 on the menu at the restaurant. Menu stated real whipped cream for peanut butter dessert but it was from the container. Told staff but did not seem too interested. Prices... More 

Thank mdorion

Travellers who viewed Piccola Italia also viewed


Been to Piccola Italia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2129
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-606-5100

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Piccola Italia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?