Piccolo's

4.8
551 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A unique destination for Worcester's movers and shakers, Piccolo's has become the place to go for great Italian cuisine, a glass of good wine and an eclectic social mix not found elsewhere on Shrewsbury Street.
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4.8
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4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our server!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

So nice to have authentic Italian food. I would love to return again and again. Only down side is a personal thing, the tables were not socially distant for those concerned with covid. Everything else was awesome.

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WayneC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner with my wife. First time there. Excellent service. Reviews stated that they have the best Italian in Worcester. Very good. Not the best we’ve had. Great atmosphere. Cozy. Would definitely try again and sample other menu items.

GP
GeorgeP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

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Warner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

When it comes to food, I have a saying, “If I can do better, then the dining experience is fair.” At this restaurant, I can do better. I read a review And it looks endorsing the cuisine as authenticate Italian food. Perhaps, but the linguine dishes we ordered were lacking—bland in flavor.

And, we had the unfortunate experience of dining next to a group of men all standing around in the dining area drinking.

On the positive side of this, this restaurant has a decent Italian ambiance and outstanding wait staff!

Would I recommend this place? Personally, I feel like this restaurant deserves a second chance before I’d recommend this place. The night we attended was quite busy due to this party of men I mentioned; all who were enjoying a company Christmas party. Just the same, a Christmas party doesn’t change the quality of the food being prepared, and as I said, I can do better.

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RussellS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and quaint, old world atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great table
Lovely waitress
Food was delicious!!

TC
TammyC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food - Excellent service! We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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billh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were in town for a trade show and Piccolo’s was recommended by a rep. No problem booking reservation and was graciously welcomed by hostess who guided us until we found table (booth) to our liking. We were not disappointed in any way. Great old school Italian atmosphere, plentiful menu options, excellent wine list and the best waitperson! Abbey was attentive to our table while handling a very busy room and her fun attitude was great. If back in Worcester this will be our first stop.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend Piccolo’s!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Your sauce is AMAZING!! Best Mussels ever, can’t wait to go back.

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GraK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I received a gift card for this restaurant....the service and atmosphere were great. I had linguini & clams in a white wine sauce, one of the specials that day...it was good but I found it to be bland. My husband had the salmon with potatoes & vegetable...he said the salmon was a good size but it had no seasoning on it nor did the potatoes or vegetables...I really enjoyed the bread but we received 3 pieces and were not offered more bread, for the prices I was surprised...most Italian restaurants will ask if you would like more bread....we did enjoy the meal but I doubt if we would return because the prices were high for the taste and quantity of the food.
I also ordered a drink for $9.95 which came in a thin small glass...it was blueberry stolis with lemonade...could barely taste the lemonade or the vodka mainly it was melted ice water....

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vipEdMa
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reminded me of the restaurants from little Italy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food in Worcester! You need to try the priest stranglers.

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vipSkygoddess
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fun evening with delicious food and friendly service. Come hungry because portions are generous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!! Worth the money! Amanda is a wonderful server.

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vipEidirP
New England
38 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience in an intimate setting. When we stepped in, we did not expect the old world charm that the restaurant has! That was just the start. The meals were excellent. Even the traditional veal parm was incredibly tender. The sauces very nice and flavorful.

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Aqua5
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place! First time there and the food and service was top notch. Really great place for a date or everyday dinner. Absolutely huge portions and the quality of the food and desserts rival any Italian restaurant I’ve been to. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great choice to eat at Piccolo’s tonight. We are from out of town and used online reviews to make our dinner decision. We were greeted warmly, and they even allowed us to change our table location. Theresa is a terrific server. She gave great menu feedback and suggestions. The Bolognese was delicious. The salmon was perfect. And the carrot cake is to die for. We will come back again when we are in the Worcester area.

JD
JoeD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious. The veal was incredible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My husband and I chose Piccolo’s for our first “Fri-date” after our recent move to Worcester and we had a great time. Food and service were outstanding. I’m looking forward to scheduling future get togethers soon.

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vipGaleberta
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic wait staff, fantastic ambiance!

MC
MelClo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience across the board. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was warm, and the service was spot on. The garlic bread is an absolute must have!! Overall wonderful night!

TK
TamaraK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a fabulous evening! Food was outstanding!

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thomass
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was universally excellent and plentiful and service was prompt

GM
GregM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

A very busy Saturday night in a small lively restaurant. I would rate the food about a 7, not great but good. Service was stellar.

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Irish
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

First time there, great gravy. The meatballs were awesome and the martini's were just right. Don leave without and expresso and carrot cake.

MN
vipMissNola
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The ravioli 157 was fabulous! Love the black pepper pasta.
Please keep it on the menu.

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monical
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, authentic food and even better service by Amanda and coworkers.
Wonderful experience and will be too of our list for Worcester dining!!!

SM
vipScottM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great venue, friendly and helpful staff with great sense of humor. Good authentic food

DM
DaveM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal, wait staff were attentive but not intrusive. We were a party of six and we all enjoyed our meals.

SG
ShelbyG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Made reservations for 6:30 had us wait outside for 25 minutes. Gave our table to another couple right in front of us put us back outside and we left. Great Anniversary dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service, and drinks. Will definitely come back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Classic Italian restaurant with a fun vibe.

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Julia123
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is a throwback to the old neighborhood Italian restaurant that you would find in the “Little Italy” section of cities across the country! Great food - enormous amounts of food! - a great wine selection and a mixed group of people throughout the restaurant having a wonderful time. It was noisy, in a good way. The calamari appetizer was one of the best we had ever had! It was our first visit to the restaurant but it won’t be our last!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, table by the window but also able to watch the Red Sox

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food!

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Luckylinda
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Now that’s real Italian food! What a great meal. Order one of the specials if you can - they’re out of this world delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific service: all the staff are friendly and welcoming. Food was great: flavors were wonderful. Highly recommend this old-school restaurant.

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deebeau
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was delicious, but we found it extremely noisy, probably in part due to the tin ceilings. However, the cocktails were lacking, and pricey for the size (pretty small)....would stick to wine here.

FAQs

Piccolo's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 754-1057.

Piccolo's is rated 4.8 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.