La Cucina Piccola

4.8
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184 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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La Cucina Piccola is an Italian restaurant in Roseland, NJ. We offer classic cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients daily. Join us for dinner and you'll feel welcomed and well taken care of.
What 184 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the service was friendly and excellent, the tables (linen cloths), chairs and surroundings were clean and crisp, Tricia was very friendly and solicitous as she waited our table, and the food was out of this world! Best eggplant appetizer ever and super veal dish. We were a party of four and everyone raved about their various meals. This is a cozy gem of a restaurant, and free parking is a breeze in the lot adjoining the front of the restaurant.

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vipMargeR
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never disappoints, delicious meal and a very focused and attentive staff. Well done as always!

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vipLLKL
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice, varied choices. We had meatballs over risotto - delicious! Prices are reasonable. Service is friendly and welcoming. A perfect neighborhood spot for quality dining?

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vipBern
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service are outstanding. This is our go-to place for dinner. Tricia and Alan do a great job in making you feel at home.

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EllenK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner, as always! This gem of a restaurant never disappoints.
Everyone is gracious and the food is outstanding-- I highly recommend!

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BYOBdiner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT IN ALL RESPECTS. HAVE RECOMMENDED ITMANY TIMES.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was very fresh. Had the string bean salad and chicken Parmesan. Very good. Will be back for sure!

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vipsusell
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We have been to this restaurant several times and their food is consistently good. It is well prepared, hot and presented very nicely. The service is good. We will definitely return.

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vipPhilipB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! One of our favorites! You must give a try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Great food and service!!

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Frequentdiners
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day celebration! Delicious food as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fantastic! It’s one of my favorite places to have dinner.

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MonicaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. I really enjoyed the Branzino, and the salad was excellent.

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vipDS2225
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Quiet Thursday night before Valentine’s Day. Food was lovely , both the salmon and the pork chop. Soup and beet salad a good start. Had to wait a while to get bread and appetizers but after that smooth sailing. Not too noisy and music was right level. Service was friendly.

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Mostlypleased
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. A bit cool when door opened. Definitely need reservations. They were turning away walk ins.

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vipGwen
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This restaurant is a jewel. The young chef has imagination and is passionate about his meals. The portions are generous. His wife, Trish, the waitress, is very personable and friendly. She treats all diners as family. I visited the restaurant after about 6 months. She remembered me and remembered the dished that I liked. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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vipterf
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

New menu but same excellent food

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vipVal77
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious, service impeccable! This neighborhood gem is wonderful! Food is served hot and with a smile!!!!

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John
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

nice little place. good food. good service. close to our house.

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vipSharonB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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BarbaraS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time we’ve been...good value, very good food, nice neighborhood place.

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vipFoodyGuy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great! The menu, the specials or the atmosphere never disappoint! Been coming here since they opened and it quickly has become one of my top 3 restaurants.

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vipRaganC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing, the service is top notch, the prices are fantastic and I return every chance I get! Always fresh and super tasty - lots of healthy options as well as cozy comfort food. I lived in Italy as a child and Cucina Piccola reminds me of the family owned places we used to frequent. Add this one to your list!!

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MaryD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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BarbaraS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening...great food and service.

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Frequentdiners
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Leisurely and delicious. Wait staff is the best!

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vipKeithF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall experience was a good one. Food was on point and the portions were adequate. Quality of the ingredients was high. Servers were attentive and friendly. Very small place, only about 10-12 tables, so make sure you make a reservation. Will definitely be back in the future.

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vipROBIN
New York Area
634 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant, after reading all the rave reviews. The dining room had limited seating and the placed was packed. That is a good sign. Our food was well executed and very delicious. But there was a little glitch in our dinner order that extended our meal for a half hour. A very large party of people sat next to us, so I attribute the mix up to the kitchen being overwhelmed, the server and runner very preoccupied. We will try this restaurant again.

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BarbaraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food at La Cucina Piccola was delicious. We shared a caesar salad, and the two entrees we ordered were veal parmigiana and Chicken Giambotta. The veal just melted in my mouth....so tender and tasty.
The other entree was also great.

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vipFoodyGuy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has been in our top few choices since the day they opened. The specials are often fantastic and we have never been disappointed! We fear the day we won’t be able to get a table for dinner since we are often booking last minute. They do it all and they do it very, very well!

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vipDavidP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time and it was equally amazing

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DennisL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is consistantly great and so is the service! It's why we keep coming back!

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waynet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming little cozy restaurant in a strip mall. Felt comfortable from the time we walked in till we left. Delicious wide variety of food. The salmon I had was delicious as was my husband's braised short ribs . Everything is fresh esp. the salads . The portions are just the right size. The staff is extremely attentive. We will be returning and recommending La Cucina Piccola to a friend. It's a BYOB which is fine with us.

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RobertB
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a last minute reservation as we were late booking a restaurant for New Year’s Eve. We had never been here and only booked it because it was available on open table. We were all very surprised at how wonderful the food was. All six of us had excellent meals from the appetizers to the entrees and desserts. We will certainly be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff were conscientious.

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vipDavidP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had no idea this little treasure was just up the road 2 miles. The food and service were amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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vippegg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent and friendly, efficient service.

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vipJudsonbk
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and great staff!

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qualitylou
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't say enough about La Cuccina Piccolo. Every time we go there, we have a great time. No rush - you can converse with friends & enjoy yourself. Lou Lento

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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La Cucina Piccola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 830-3163.

La Cucina Piccola is rated 4.8 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

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