Saturday night--noisy, and the service was slower than usual. The appetizers were merely OK, but the main courses were excellent and worth going back for.
It was just ok. The food was decent, but overpriced. It was quite loud as well. I would probably come back but not as a first option.
Gorgeous restaurant for a night out with your partner or your family. The only place we have had better Italian food was in Italy!
Wonderful evening! Great food, kind service and a wonderful ambiance. We will return!
Food was very good. Our waiter was awesome, but the host was a little weird in his greeting. He opened the door for us and then let it close right on us. But other than that, this was a good experience.
Lovely caprese salad appetizer had a reduced balsamic dressing that's the best we've ever tasted.
I enjoyed the veal parmigiana entree. The portion was immense, enough leftovers for 2 lunches. The veal itself was a bit dry; overall preparation of the entree was outstanding. My husband enjoyed his chicken marsala, served with perfectly cooked spinach (amazingly fresh!). Appetizer and entree portions were so generous that we didn't have room for dessert.
Service was quick, after an initial delay, making our choice of this an excellent choice for pre-theater. We'll be back when we have more time to really kick back and enjoy a leisurely experience.
The food was good. The service was good. The sound level was pleasant and the ambiance was good. But it was overpriced relative to comprable restaurants in the immediate vicinity.
Other than a salmon carpaccio appetizer that did not smell or taste right, the food was good and offered fair value for the price. Service was very attentive, without being overbearing.
We enjoyed our meal. The only thing we didn't like was the fried polenta which was bland. I enjoyed the fact that when I asked if they had sweeter wines than the ones served by the glass, they had two options, one of which I selected and enjoyed. The presence of the violin player enhanced our dining experience. We will return.
Good food and place!
This has to be my favorite new place to go to. The food was delicious. By far best good best value
Filet mignon was cooked perfectly and my boyfriend loved the fresh seafood for his dish. The ambiance is quiet and respectful and staff was very attentive. Will be coming again! As for the other reviews who complain about their reservations being canceled, OpenTable sends another email the day before asking if you're still coming. Always read your emails!
Absolutely terrific from beginning to end! Cannot wait to return.
Meeting friends from France for one meal only -- of course it had to be dinner at Restaurant Piccolo! The service was professional and discrete; ambiance was mellow with gentle laughter as weather was great; entrée offerings were amazing -- three of us got the same and loved it immeasurably (filet mignon) and one the Branzino in parchment. Wine selection was excellent. Thank you!
One of the true food values in DC & Georgetown. Fairly priced, ample portions prepared deliciously and served by a knowledgeable and friend staff combine to make Ristorante Piccolo one my my 'Best Picks' for DC.
Traveling from California and saw the excellent reviews. Service was bad except for the host who was helpful about seating options and cheery. After that, the dining experience was disappointing. I ordered prosciutto and melon, and the melon was not the usual orange colored melon, it was the cheaper and less flavorful melon. I asked if the prosciutto was “di Parma.” After a look of hesitancy, the waiter said. “Yes.” It was not. The bread was stale. I ordered wine. It tasted like vinegar. I left it behind. I ordered gnocchi. It also tasted bitter, like it had too much vinegar added. Even the olive oil did not taste good. I eat in nice restaurants a lot. This restaurant either had a super off day or does not deserve the high ratings. I left half my dinner there and paid too much. I don’t mind paying when the food is good. Throughout the meal no one checked in on me. I waited and waited so that I could ask for the check and leave. Thinking about the ratings question. A good quality restaurant would not let this happen. I ate at two other restaurants this week in the same area and the food and service were very good.
I made a reservation 3 weeks in advance. The day of the reservation, my reservation was cancelled. I tried rescheduling again and I was allowed to reschedule for a later time. When I arrived to the restaurant, they were hosting a private events and we were not allowed to be at the restaurant, I mentioned that I was able to make a reservation for a later time, and I was told they close at the time I was allowed to make my reservation. The place looked really cute, but I was very upset I had made this reservation 3 weeks in advance and they did not have the courtesy to call or send me a message to explain they were not going to be able to host us. I had to find out once I arrived at the restaurant
Excellent service delicious food our waiter was so funny he made it a fun experience
Outstanding! We all agreed, best Italian food we’ve ever eaten. Lobster Ravioli amazing! Great wines and delicious desert. Mehdi our waiter was the best!
Lovely dinner. Reasonably priced, nice atmosphere. Service could not have been better. Would certainly recommend and if in DC again, would return.
Our first time. Great food, wine list and service. A must try.
Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Definitely try the portobello mushroom with crab and gravy as an app.
The service was perfect. No hovering but the server was there when we needed him. We weren't rushed and could leisurely enjoy our meal. Each of us had a different special - fish, lamb and ravioli. All of them were delicious. An overall wonderful dining experience.
Both my wife and I had specials of the day, absolutely delicious. Sat out on the balcony upstairs, comfortable and intimate. Waiter was Nabil, very helpful and also unobtrusive. Will definitely go again!
Great food consistently good service. Excellent location. Carpaccio was wonderful. Lobster ravioli delicious and the poached cod very good. Nice wine selection. You will enjoy a night out at Piccolo.
The guys at Piccolo took excellent care of my family today. Food was off the chart, the service was wonderful. I wasn’t thrilled where we were first Sat, but they immediately moved our table of six. The waiter redirected me on a menu choice and it was right on. Same guy steered me straight on my wine choice. Hats off to Piccolo, made my son’s graduation lunch a real treat!
Wonderful date night
I've been to this restaurant many times and always enjoy the ambience and the food. My guests were equally happy with the meal.
Had the eggplant parmigiana. It was sliced very thick and coated heavily in bread crumbs. Hardly cooked at the center, did not enjoy it at all. We were seated next to the (inactive) fireplace by the front door and kept getting an unpleasant smell, similar to the smell of gas/fuel - not sure were that was coming from. The service was good but overall not a good dining experience.
Good Mothers Day meal and the service was great. Portions were good and I definitely did not leave hungry.
Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. High quality food and drinks; and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Awesome food!! The customer service was outstanding! I’ll definitely be back again!
We had a group of 8 eat here Saturday evening. The service was attentive and friendly. We all enjoyed our food. The atmosphere is charming.
Great food! Mushroom raviolis and shrimps pasta. Yum!
We stopped @ ristorante Piccolo for a late lunch/early dinner for myself, husband and daughter who lives in DC. We were seated indoors and were, I believe , the last of the afternoon reservations as they close down to ready for the dinner crowd. We were greeted warmly upon arrival by several staff. We ordered the calamari and asparagus with roasted red peppers to start our meals. Both were excellent. Our waiter was most helpful in choosing our entrees as each of us had two in mind. My risotto was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals in the quaint atmosphere. The service was impeccable even though we were the last customers of the afternoon and we didn’t feel rushed at all. We will definitely return.
Excellent specials from the owner chef. Unusually good olive oil.
Loved this place. The food was delicious and the staff took really good care of us. Ahmad was especially welcoming. Will definitely be back.
Wonderful experience with fantastic service and great food. Highly recommend.
Experience was outstanding from the moment we entered till we left. Food and service was impeccable.