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Member Reviews (4)
- PICCOLO CAFESep 14, 2013
This whole in the wall has delicious food and great coffee. My kids literally licked the plate and I almost did the same after eating my lobster salad. They have a few locations in the city including upper west and madison ave (30s)Recommended for:Family Travelers
- PICCOLO CAFEMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesStudents+ 1Mar 26, 2013
This place is adorable! Only a few tables, but an extensive menu full of antipastis, pastas, calamari, fish... I ordered a bottle of the house Montepulciano and the lobster pasta, which was delicious. Service is friendly and attentive. Only hick is that the tables are placed very close to one another, so beware of nosy neighbors.
- PICCOLO CAFEFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
A few months ago, I noticed an Italian Cafe opened up in my neighborhood. Every time I walk by, I make a note to myself to check it out. Recently after a Pilates class, I decided to finally stop in and grab lunch.
Piccolo Cafe is a Tuscan jewel in Gramercy. The decor is very rustic and Italian with communal wooden tables. The menu is written on a large blackboard behind the counter. Within seconds of being inside, you’re immediately taken away to Tuscany. The aroma, menu and atmosphere. Va Bene!!!!
I scour the menu. So many options that sound delicous. Behind the counter a voice tells me that there are some specials that aren’t on menu. Sure, confuse me even more. Butternut Squash Lasagne, Gnocchi, Black Bean Soup with Truffle Oil and a few others I can’t remember. I don’t need the carbs today but the soup sounded wonderful. I’ll go with with the Black Bean Soup and the #12 Panini. Perfecto.
While waiting for my order, I notice bottles of EVOO on a stand. “Do you bottle this yourself?” “We have a friend in Tuscany that does it for us.” “It’s the oil we use in our kitchen.” Authentic Tuscan Olive Oil? I’ll take a bottle.
Before I know it, I’m handed a brown bag containing my Italian delicacies and skip home in anticipation. Immediately I’m in the Italian frame of mind. I sit down at the table with a place mat and cloth napkin and prepare to dine. My Father would be so proud.
I open my container of soup and am immediately hit with the scent of truffles. I dip my spoon in and take a taste. OH MY WORD…THIS IS THE BEST SOUP I’VE EVER EATEN!!!!! I sit back in my chair with a huge smile on my face. It was a puree of carrots, onions, celery, garlic and black beans with a drizzle of truffle oil. QUE BONO! Next is my sandwich. Creamy Stracchino cheese (similar to Brie), salty but tender Proscuitto, peppery Arugula sandwiched between 2 layers of light and airy flat bread. The Ultimate Sandwich!! Dipped in my soup, it was the perfect meal. Even the complimentary side salad was perfection.
Needless to say, I was blown away by this tiny cafe and can’t believe I haven’t tried it sooner. Just being there and chatting with the owner, made me feel like home….My homeland Italia.
With Christmas being right around the corner, you can pick up a large or mini Panettone which is customarily eaten on Christmas eve and Christmas morning. And the olive oil I picked up? PERFECTO!
Grazie Piccolo Cafe for bringing authentic Tuscan fare to NYC. I will definitely be back. There’s a Truffle Omelette with my name on it. Ciao!