Piccola Cucina Uptown

4.8
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65 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Piccola Cucina is proud to announce the opening of our location on Park Avenue.
March 9th we will begin our soft opening week, after March 15th feel free to reserve at any time and date.
We are eager to have you all as our guest and try our amazing Sicilian flavours..

Piccola Cucina offers flavors and typical products of Sicily which are brought to life by Philip Guardione with the imagination and creativity of a Sicilian chef capable of surprising.

Join us at our brand new location for creative execution of traditional pasta, meat, seafood and vegetable dishes.
What 65 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ! Service was great, good was delicious.

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vipVagueVegetarian
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Menu was difficult to understand. My friend felt his dish looked unattractive (Portobello mushrooms and pappardelle pasta) taste was ok but Pasta did not work with dish. I had Maccherooni allla Norma. Again the pasta didn’t work with dish but taste was ok. Perhaps the fettuccine which is put together table side would be better but we weren’t told about that possibility. Not sure I will return or recommend to anyone else!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

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vipFratfank
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was wonderful. Staff was very pleasant and very attentive. Great value.

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Olivia
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! I highly suggest the burrata for an appetizer and Maccheroni alla Norma for pasta.

The manager also brought over free dessert for us to try! The experience was fantastic.

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vipOphelia
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff. Ordered the Fritto Misto and Squid Ink Cavatelli. Both have on point seasoning but the cavatelli is not all cooked through. Some cavatelli were cooked thru and tasted wonderful, some were not and tasted doughy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in New York. Amazing food and great service.

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor seating area. Friendly and efficient staff. Safe and clean throughout. Excellent food.

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vipMatthew
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor dining with amazing food and gracious service.

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vipNyacker
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful food. Service was excellent. They’ve created a nice space on the street.

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AndiM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Everything was tasty. Service was good. Try the octopus.

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vipStevie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous evening.
The food was excellent, and generous portions.
The outdoor dining setup was very original, you didn’t feel like you were out in the streets.
We had such a wonderful time we’re going back next month.
I’m getting the bucatini cacia e Pepe.
Service was excellent and we really enjoyed our waiter, who is from Rome.
Great dining experience.

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vipLOVE2DINE
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining atmosphere is wonderful. Food is as good as Prince Street location. So glad Piccolo Cucina opened an uptown spot.

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vipArty
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Some of the best pasta dishes I have ever had in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very friendly and attentive. Ambiance and food was great!

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vipDiningLarge
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely Friday evening outdoors at Piccola Cucina! I was greeted by name when I arrived, which was so welcoming. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful. The burrata appetizer was delicious, as was the salmon entreé. Great wine list, and the night was topped off by a surprise dessert! The table in the corner was cozy and far enough from the sidewalk that there was no need to worry about sidewalk vagrants and criminals. Despite not loving outdoor dining in the heat and humidity of a NYC summer and the annoying street noise, all the delights of this experience far outweighed the things outside annoyances that are inevitable in NYC. Can’t wait to return!

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vipgws58
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Under trying circumstances and on a somehwhat rainy day, my party and I had a very lovely lunch with terrific food and service right out on the street adjacent to my former place of business! It was my first visit to Piccola Cucina but it won'y be my last.

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gsm1188
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was great--my friend got the tuna and said it didn't taste so fresh. The ambiance is great and the pasta is AMAZING. I would have preferred if the tables were a little further apart in light of COVID--it didn't feel like there was much social distancing being practiced as the tables were very close together. Our waitress was so sweet and very attentive but it was obvious they were trying to rush us out to seat other people.

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vipSBH1
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent outdoor dining option. Appetizers and small plates are a strength. Only weakness in our meal was the green fettuccine w wild boar ragu. The sauce was terrific BUT pasta was dramatically over sauced overwhelming the pasta and making this more like a dense soup. The veal Milanese was excellent. It came with potatoes. Next time I would compliment the crisp crusted chop with a salad instead.

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Stacy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

They are still new, so they are probably still perfecting their food but I'll say the downtown location is better food wise - however the ambience uptown is better!

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debbiep
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

was a wonderful, delicious dinner and great 'outdoor' ambience . Will go back again soon ! thanks !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is phenomenal. The outdoor ambiance is also very enjoyable and the service is also great! Felt very safe in the Covid environment

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viptuttoaposto
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Raining during a pandemic? No problem: we were seated at a table with an umbrella. Wine not quite right? No problem: they opened a new bottle.

The salmon tartare is out of this world. The cappuccino was as close to what you'd find in Rome. And the fact that this was all happening in a pandemic was just incredible.

This places is FANTASTIC and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing highly recommend. Very authentic Italian food and an amazing ambiance. Enjoy!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice ambiance and delicious food

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vippianoman
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal and amazing service! I’ll be back soon.

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vipLynnj
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!

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Renatarizzohenrique1990
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food, excelent service and nice ambient to share a moment with friends and family.

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vipKiranG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!!!

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vipSamira
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly waiters! By far the best Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Highly recommend people looking for a true Sicilian experience to go there!

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ChristineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and staff. Highly recommend - great lunch time deals / great food overall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great value. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Very friendly and attentive service.

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vipEK88
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We had a reservation for 2, but were not seated until 30 min later. The service was good, and food was delicious, but the restaurant needs to honor their reservations.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. A lovely lunch at a lovely restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend couldn’t stop raving about the fusilli scampi. The restaurant has a really nice outdoor setup, service was great, food was delicious and dessert was amazing as well.

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Jessica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not even a question, this restaurant is the BEST. L'atmosfera, il cibo e il personale sono incredibili! Will keep returning.

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katherinek
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and outdoor seating were exceptional. The ambience was great for a group of friends. One of the best dining out experiences I have had in New York.

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jamesS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is, hands down, the best Sicilian/Italian food in New York, and the staff is wonderful.

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vipJudyNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is as great uptown as it is downtown, which is really great. Such delicious pastas and awesome service!

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ChristineR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have date night at least once a week at Piccola’s. The food is always amazing and their customer service is 5 star. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially their cannoli’s they are to die for. This restaurant is a must try, what a gem!!

FAQs

Piccola Cucina Uptown offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 707-3997.

Piccola Cucina Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.