Old World Food,
New World Class Ambience

 Located in Mission Viejo, Piccolino Ristorante is considered among the best for Italian Fine Dining in Orange County.

When Salvatore Faso opened Piccolino Ristorante in 2007, his goal was simple: to combine his lifelong experiences accumulated in the finest Italian restaurants of Italy and California with the finest ingredients, authenticity, preparation and his passion for the Canyon and its surrounding communities.

Piccolino Ristorante serves regional Italian cuisine including artisan made pasta, fresh wild caught fish and the finest meats and poultry available on the market daily.  Vintage décor, white table cloths and candlelit tables provide a romantic dining experience.
Dinner

PANE & ZUPPE

BREADS & SOUPS

Bruschetta Casalinga
$9.95

Bruschetta Casalinga

Toasted Tuscan bread topped with tomato, garlic, E.V.O.O, olives

 
$8.95

Minestrone di Verdure

2

Chicken broth, seasonal vegetable, tomato

 
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Guazzetto ai Frutti di Mare
$18.95

Guazzetto ai Frutti di Mare

Black mussels, Manila clams, calamari, shrimp in a spicy tomato broth

 
$16.95

Quattro Formaggi Pizza

Thin pizza crust, gorgonzola, mozzarella, ricotta, fontina, E.V.O.O

 
$14.95

Focaccia Farcita all'Aglio

Hearth baked bread, filled with fontina, mozzarella, garlic, parmigiana, E.V.O.O.

 

ANTIPASTI

APPETIZERS

Antipasto Misto
$19.95

Antipasto Misto

Prosciutto S. Daniele, salame finocchiona, calabrese salami, pecorino pepato, gorgonzola, provolone roasted red peppers, olives, sun dried tomato, marinated artichoke

 
$16.95

Carpaccio di Pesce Spada

Thinly sliced marinated swordfish, E.V.O.O. & Lemon marinated, arugula

 
Polpette alla Marsala
$11.95

Polpette alla Marsala

Baked meatballs, mushroom marsala sauce

 
$14.95

Vongole Veraci Organate al Forno

Half dozen baked large Littleneck clams, seasoned parmigiana herb, butter

 
$13.95

Polenta & Funghi

Grilled polenta, mixed wild mushrooms, parmigiana

 
$19.95

Insalatina di Mare

Mexican wild shrimp, Manila clams, black mussels, calamari, dry sea scallop, celery, organic mixed greens, lemon vinaigrette

 
Fritti del Goloso
$11.95

Fritti del Goloso

Crispy asiago dumplings & gorgonzola olives, spicy aurora aioli

 
Mozzarella alla Caprese
$13.95

Mozzarella alla Caprese

Fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato, basil, E.V.O.O

 
Carpaccio di Manzo
$16.95

Carpaccio di Manzo

1

Thinly sliced raw beef, shaved parmigiana, caper, arugula, E.V.O.O, lemon

 
Grigliata dell'Orto
$15.95

Grigliata dell'Orto

Grilled seasonal vegetables, balsamic reduction

 
Calamari Fritti
$14.95

Calamari Fritti

Golden fried calamari, spicy marinara sauce, creamy Dijon aioli

 
$12.95

Soufflé di Melanzane

Baked eggplant soufflé, mozzarella, basil, parmesan, tomato sauce

 

INSALATE

SALADS
Split charge $1.00

Piccolino Salad
$7.95

Piccolino Salad

Romaine lettuce, organic greens, tomato, red onion, cucumber, anise, balsamic vinaigrette

 
Scampi Scampi al Vino Bianco Salad
$16.95

Scampi Scampi al Vino Bianco Salad

Sautéed wild Mexican shrimp, tomatoes, mixed greens, garlic, white wine, lemon, spicy E.V.O.O.

 
Divina Cesare
$9.95

Divina Cesare

Romaine lettuce, shaved parmigiana, crostini, creamy Caesar dressing

 
Carpaccio di Pera Salad
$10.95

Carpaccio di Pera Salad

Thinly sliced pears, mixed greens, gorgonzola, caramelized walnut, lemon vinaigrette

 
Tricolore all'Italiana
$9.95

Tricolore all'Italiana

Spinach, radicchio, arugula, crispy prosciutto, toasted almond, feta cheese, lemon vinaigrette

 
D'Asparagi ai Profumi di Parma
$12.95

D'Asparagi ai Profumi di Parma

1

Grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus, arugula, lemon vinaigrette, creamy Caesar Dijon

 
Panzanella di Pomodoro Cipolla
$12.95

Panzanella di Pomodoro Cipolla

Heirloom tomato, onion, celery, olives, oregano, gorgonzola, cubed toasted ciabatta, B.V.

 
Insalata Campagnola
$12.95

Insalata Campagnola

Warm sautéed porcini mushrooms, artichoke, arugula, shaved parmigiana, lemon vinaigrette

 

ANTICA PIZZERIA

Margherita
1 review
$16.95

Margherita

1

Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, oregano, E.V.O.O.

 
Salsiccia
$19.95

Salsiccia

Tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted red pepper

 
San Daniele
$19.95

San Daniele

San Daniele prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, E.V.O.O

 
Boscaiola
$19.95

Boscaiola

Mascarpone, fresh mozzarella, garlic, mushroom trio, caramelized onion, guanciale, pecorino

 
$19.95

Diavola

Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, red chili, roasted peppers, anchovy, olives, salami, oregano

 
Quattro Stagioni
$19.95

Quattro Stagioni

Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, artichoke heart, mushroom, smoked ham

 
Vegetali
$19.95

Vegetali

E.V.O.O., tomato, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, artichoke, mozzarella

 

PASTE

All our Pasta are artisan made with fresh ingredients and hard durum semolina.
Ingredients: egg, flour, salt, E.V.O.O.
Wheat or Gluten Substitute available upon request at no charge.
Split charge if possible $2.00.

Pappardelle Ragù D'Agnello
1 review
$22.95

Pappardelle Ragù D'Agnello

1

Flat ribbon pasta, braised lamb ragu, assorted mushrooms, ricotta, pecorino cheese

 
Ravioloni d'Anatra
$22.95

Ravioloni d'Anatra

Homemade duck comfit filled pasta, creamy mushroom parmigiana sauce, truffle oil

 
Linguine alle Vongole
$20.95

Linguine alle Vongole

Flat ribbon pasta, Manila clams, baby clams, extra virgin olive oil

 
$17.95

Strozzapreti all' Ortolana

Corkscrew pasta, roasted peppers, tomato, artichoke, eggplant, E.V.O.O.

 
Tagliolini Salmone
$22.95

Tagliolini Salmone

Flat ribbon pasta, fresh seasonal salmon, asparagus, creamy vodka sauce

 
$24.95

Fettuccine Mare & Monti

Large flat ribbon pasta, wild Mexican shrimp, porcini mushrooms, creamy cognac sauce

 
Fettuccine Piccolino
$25.95

Fettuccine Piccolino

1

Large flat ribbon pasta, wild Mexican shrimp, dry sea scallop, garlic, spinach, creamy saffron

 
$19.95

Gnocchi Vodka & Salvia

Potato dumpling, sage, prosciutto, peas, porcini mushroom, creamy meat vodka sauce

 
Fusilli Salsiccia & Funghi
$18.95

Fusilli Salsiccia & Funghi

Corkscrew pasta, Italian sausage, onion, mushrooms, tomato sauce, pecorino

 
$19.95

Tortelloni di Zucca

1

Large pumpkin filled ravioli, sage, amaretto crumb, creamy mascarpone sauce

 
Riccioli al Nero ai Sapori Mediterranei
$26.95

Riccioli al Nero ai Sapori Mediterranei

2

Black spaghetti, wild Mexican shrimp, dry sea scallop, Manila clams, black mussels, garlic, ciliegina tomato, E.V.O.O., parsley

 
$19.95

Fettuccine Pesto Pollo

Large flat ribbon pasta, grilled Jidori chicken breast, sun-dried tomato, creamy pesto

 
Capellini Scampi Scampi
$23.95

Capellini Scampi Scampi

Angel hair, sautéed wild Mexican shrimp, diced tomatoes, garlic, white wine lemon, E.V.O.O.

 
$18.95

Panzerotti di Ricotta alla Salvia

Cheese ravioli over a bed of tomato sauce, browned butter, sage, shaved parmigiana cheese

 
Tortellini alla Barese
$19.95

Tortellini alla Barese

Cheese tortellini, Italian sausage, spinach, sun-dried tomato, E.V.O.O., red chili, pecorino

 
Tortellini di Panna & Pollo
$20.95

Tortellini di Panna & Pollo

Cheese tortellini, Jidori chicken breast, mushrooms, smoked pancetta, creamy alfredo

 

RISOTTO

$25.95

Frutti di Mare

Carnaroli, Manila clam, black mussels, calamari, Mexican wild shrimp, dry scallop, tomato

 
$23.95

Tartufato con Salsiccia & Funghi di Bosco

Carnaroli rice, fresh Italian sausage, porcini, Shiitake, oyster mushrooms, truffle oil

 
$27.95

Gamberi & Limone

Carnaroli rice, dry scallop, Mexican wild shrimp, organic spinach, lemon reduction

 

PASTE AL FORNO

Split option not available

Lasagna al Forno
$17.95

Lasagna al Forno

Homemade baked layered pasta crepe, meat ragu, ricotta, mozzarella, béchamel, parmigiana

 
Cannelloni di Pollo
$18.95

Cannelloni di Pollo

Homemade baked pasta crepes rolled with chicken breast, creamy pesto, mozzarella

 
Tortino di Spinaci & Formaggio
$18.95

Tortino di Spinaci & Formaggio

Homemade baked spinach & cheese filled pasta, marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmigiana

 
Rotolo di Mare Chiaro
$24.95

Rotolo di Mare Chiaro

Baked pasta filled with shrimp, crab, ricotta cheese, creamy lobster reduction, mozzarella

 

SECONDI

We proudly serve vegetarian fed meats and poultry, no antibiotics and non-GMO, sustainable farming.
Our partners include Certified Angus Beef, Salmon Creek Farms and Jidori Farms.
Split Charge $4.00.

Pollo alla Griglia
$22.95

Pollo alla Griglia

Grilled Jidori chicken breast, herbs, E.V.O.O., ciliegina tomato, asparagus, roasted potato

 
$35.95

Terra Mare

Grilled 7oz. Center Cut C.A.B. Filet & three lobster ravioli

 
Salsiccia Nostrana
$21.95

Salsiccia Nostrana

Grilled homemade Italian sausage, polenta, peperonata, vegetables

 
$26.95

Scaloppine di Vitello ai Carciofi

Sautéed thin veal tenderloin, artichoke heart, white wine reduction, vegetable, roasted potato

 
$26.95

Scaloppine di Vitello Picata

Sautéed thin veal tenderloin, Lampedusa capers, lemon white wine, vegetable, roasted potato

 
Vitello alla Marsala & Funghi Porcini
$27.95

Vitello alla Marsala & Funghi Porcini

Sautéed veal tenderloin medallions, Marsala reduction, porcini mushroom, vegetable, potato

 
$28.95

Saltimbocca alla Romana

Baked veal tenderloin medallions, prosciutto, fontina, sage, demiglaze, vegetable, potato

 
$22.95

Pollo alla Parmigiana

Sautéed breaded chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato sauce, penne pomodoro

 
Pollo Piccata
$22.95

Pollo Piccata

Sautéed Jidori chicken breast, lemon reduction, capers, vegetable, roasted potato

 
$23.95

Pollo Marsala

Sautéed Jidori chicken breast, Marsala reduction, porcini mushroom, vegetable, potato

 
$24.95

Pollo Farcito ai Mille Sapori

1

Baked Jidori chicken breast, ricotta & spinach, prosciutto, demiglaze, vegetable, potato

 
$30.95

Coppino alla Genovese

Array of today's fresh fish, clams, black mussels, calamari, Mexican shrimp, scallop, broth

 
$34.95

Grigliata di Pesce

Grilled Mexican shrimp, dry sea scallop, Salmon, today's fish, spinach, roasted potato

 

CONTORNI

$6.50

Olive Medley

 
$7.95

Meatballs (2)

 
$6.95

Grilled Jidori Chicken

 
$12

Grilled Mexican Shrimp

 
$3.50

White Anchovy Fillets

 
$6.75

Italian Sausage

 

Reservations

BRAD A. JOHNSON:  PICCOLINO IS THE POSHEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH COUNTY

It occurs to me while I’m eating the panzanella at Piccolino that this is one of my favorite things in the whole world, a simple Italian bread salad made with little more than vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes and high-quality olive oil. It surprises me because that’s not something that usually enters my mind when eating bread salads anywhere else.

When food is this simple, everything has to be just right, and by that I mean mostly the tomatoes need to be just right. And in this case, the tomatoes are perfect. 

Click here to read the full article on The OC Register

CONTACT INFO

949.380.7261
info@piccolinomv.com

 28719 Los Alisos Boulevard
Mission Viejo, CA 92692


HOURS

Mon: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Tue: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Wed - Thur: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
 Fri: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
 Sat: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
 Sun: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm

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