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Piccolo Bistro

4.3
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225 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Piccolo Bistro is Ridgewood's newest Italian Eatery. Fine food and a great ambience with plenty of outdoor seating. Please visit us today. We are open for Lunch & Dinner everyday. BYOB
Piccolo Bistro offers homemade pastas and only fresh ingredients. In addition to the regular menu, we have daily changing seasonal specials and gluten free options.
We will gladly open your favorite bottle without a corkage fee.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 225 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVee2121
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was pricy for lunch.

Service was good and cute place with nice outside dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Beware to those who enjoy the experience of eating out. As another customer recently stated on a review site, we have never had to leave a restaurant without being served. No more than 5 mins after being seated we asked to order an appetizer and were told no, unless we were ready to place our entire course. Of course, I immediately felt rushed since this only means the food was being delivered without pause to push through customers. When I asked to speak to the manager/owner he stood by this policy and explained it was a busy night and stated our table had 1.5 hours. Since I am not one to enjoy a hurried expensive meal out - even though we most certainly would not have taken longer than our allotted time - I calmly explained this to the manager. He said okay and that we could leave, and so we did, only 10 mins after being seated.

As a side note to the manager/owner, please wear your face mask over your nose, too. While we will not be back, others deserve a safe environment while dining.

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JoyceS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Outdoors in the rain under a tent with live music. Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food and service, but expensive for what it is.

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vipSmartestguy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great outdoor situation given the pandemic. Definitely would go back.

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SamanthaS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! The lobster ravioli is amazing!

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SKWK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food! Excellent service!

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vipEnjoys2eat
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great appetizers. Salmon was good, steak was tough, branzino was dry, but service was attentive and very nice outdoor patio.

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vipChristine
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whether it’s a special or off the regular menu, the food is always so well prepared and delicious. Lovely outdoor patio setting. One of our favorites.

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GeneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Large outdoor dining area. Friendly staff. Excellent menu.

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vipWaiterdon
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

They try hard but food is overpriced and just ok. Chicken parm $25???? Come on!!!!

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ashleyb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing!!! Delicious food, great service, beautiful ambiance.

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DonnaA
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice dining
Burger was great
Service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate with friends

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Fran
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My mother and I dined out on a Thursday night. There was plenty of outdoor seating and all staff were wearing masks and gloves. Restaurant is BYO which is a plus. Food was excellent. Will return soon.

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viplisap
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first outdoor dining experience since covid. I would have liked paper or plastic cups but everything else was very good. Service was lovely

MJ
vipMrsJames
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Father’s Day evening menu with wonderful staff and safe distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day.. was fantastic

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DebG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dinner out after quarantine. We had a great time - the food and service was wonderful and the outdoor patio is delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The food was Delicious. Will definitely go back !!! The service was great. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved this place. Tried it on a whim. The food was excellent and the portions were much larger than anticipated. We will definitely be back!

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dougp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, treated like family, with reservation never have to wait. Had their Linguine with white clam entree and it was one of the best I’ve had anywhere.

JC
vipJosephC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was great and the waitress was nice but not the greatest., we had to ask for bread. We asked to bring the salad and appetizer at different times and they brought them together. When they wrapped up our food to go they put both meals in one container in lieu of one bag

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MartaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love everything about Piccolo Restaurant, beautiful atmosphere , cozy, service, food is outstanding, parking is next to the restaurant. We will comeback with our friends next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not so great but hey it’s NJ not going to get much. The fish was literally dipped in margarine and the pasta (penne vodka) was more like a Trader Joe’s microwaveable bag. Service was ehhh you would imagine the waiters cleaning the table at least and giving new plates. I’m sure ppl love this place and I wish it well. I’m not a returning customer however.

JR
vipJoeRock
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the homemade pappardelle in a braised lamb ragu with ricotta and was delicious! Very quaint restaurant run by the nicest owners!

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Aliso
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Burrata appetizer was amazing , veal parm excellent. The seafood and pappardelle special unfortunately had all ends of broccoli rabe , but seafood was good . Service started out great and then it went downhill. Waiter never checked on how our dinner was, water glasses empty a while... never asked for desert . Had to flag down the hostess for our check... cramped tables.

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vipProudNJTeacher
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We return over and over again-the service is always impeccable, and the owner goes out of her way to greet us. They are very sensitive to my food allergies and make sure that what I order is acceptable. Cant wait to go back soon!

JD
vipJoanneD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for dinner with friends. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was nice. Our waiter, Marco was exceptional. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Marco made the evening fun and enjoyable. We look forward to going back again soon.

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ChrisC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place with very nice atmosphere. Food is consistently good. The owner and staff are very friendly and attentive. Prices are ‘ok’ but I guess standard for dining in Ridgewood.

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vipRexa
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always. Had the eggplant rollatini, beet salad and lamb with parpadelle. Everything was perfect. What a gem.

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Nc1973
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic evening with friends that was equally matched by the food and service offered by the Piccolo staff. We look forward to coming back in the summer to eat or their patio.

JB
JackBlack
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Christmas Eve Dinner- Was OK. Nothing fantastic. $14 lobster bisque with hardly any lobster. Linguini with lobster tail and mussels was ok but wasn’t crazy about it. They told kids they had chicken nuggets but they were cutlet strips so my kids freaked out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Ambiance was great, service was attentive, and we loved the fact that it’s BOYB. The appetizers were tasty, but the majority of our main course dishes (in a group of five) were underwhelming— especially for the price of a NYC restaurant. For example, the risotto was undercooked and the guest who ordered it felt uncomfortable afterwards, and the meat—based pasta dish was bland
Wouldn’t recommend based on our experience.

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KarenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fresh and amazing and our server was great. Reservation was easy and I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

My dish was a little too salty for my taste
I had the sole stuffed with crab meat. I didn’t care for the 2 potato croquettes that were in my plate

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Ridgewood. The food never disappoints and the specials are always unique, abundant, and delicious. The restaurant’s quiet location set in from the street always makes you feel like you just discovered it, and the atmosphere and staff inside always make a casual Friday night dinner feel like a special occasion.

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vipjanetb
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Second time at this restaurant and would recommend it. It is pricier than it needs to be I think though. I had a pasta special w/ shrimp and sausage; didn't ask the price b/c how much can pasta be? It was $37, which I thought was way too much. It was good though. Veal chop was also pricey and was tough. But the ambiance is nice and service is very good. I'd go back, but I don't really think it's a good value proposition. There are definitely less expensive items, but lots of the main dishes, maybe most, are in the $30s and the salads are pricey also.

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vipJackN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was outstanding.
Thank you for making my anniversary special.

FAQs

Piccolo Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Piccolo Bistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 882-1111.

Piccolo Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

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