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Piccolo Cafe

238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-447-4399
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This little place has much to offer to the people of this giant city....perfect coffee perfect croassaint... try it once and you will get addicted to.....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great a welcoming place with a great simle and good food to enjoy very cozy and friendly the kind of place you should stop in and say hi.

Thank thesandman2015
Reviewed 30 June 2017

What took us so long to meet? Just a few blocks away from my office and it is the perfect lunch spot! Stumbled upon this and I am SO HAPPY I did. I had the lasagna. Nice portion and it came with bread and small...More

Thank Nazrio00
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely vintage coffee shop with a great menu, friendly staff and a good break from all the boring franchises

Thank Margarita G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

great little spot for a delicious bite of lunch, nice selection of freshly prepared options; the staff more interested in their electronic devices and could use some proper customer service training; perhaps they are too cool for that. tiny tables and chairs, squeeze in if...More

Thank Astra_12
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We were trapped in a Lord & Taylor Dept. Store in Manhattan while a thunderstorm passed through. While killing time we asked a store clerk if she or her fellow workers could recommend a local restaurant for lunch. The tiny Piccolo Cafe was their unanimous...More

Thank Hhoppin
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I happened upon this charming cafe on Madison between 37th and 38th Streets last Sunday morning, and couldn't be happier that we did. Although the place is decidedly on the compact and cozy side, the menu options were so extensive that we...More

Thank PWinCT
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The restaurant empty when we arrived. And by the reception we received, the proprietor (or waiter) preferred it to stay that way. We could feel the ice. After being advised to order at the counter we waited for our dinner noticing, I believe, a reference...More

Thank denstrudwick
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to stop for a coffee and eat a good gluten free brownie. Price is good and the coffee is excellent. The place cool to hang out with friend or just chill

Thank Iggyxii
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A while back, I was a regular at this cafe, grabbing coffee and the occasional croissant sandwich, treat, etc. However, I could never shrug off the ill feeling of rude service. The owner is friendly, but the lady in the front is consistently rude for...More

1  Thank ngiselle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-447-4399
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We proudly serve you all the best Italian paninis and gourmet food, and of course, our staple coffee. That's what we call the "real deal!" It is our mission to serve you the best Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Burrata, Gnocchi, as well as delicious paninis and desserts. Juansetter (Escaping in the City: A Taste of Real Italy) said: "Every other item has truffles/truffle oil in it, and every third has prosciutto or Parmigiano Reggiano. And none of it is the heavy saucy, fried stuff that you find in most New York Italian restaurants; rather, this green cafe goes for the fresh, healthy, Mediterranean feel that we love about Italy." "That's probably because the owners - and, indeed, the guy behind the counter - are actually from Italy. Ciao!" Piccolo offers daily and one-off special deals.
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