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Delicious spinach pasta stuffed with tons of cheese and topped with an amazing sauce. Great pizza with fresh toppings and plenty of tasty cheese.
My fiancé first surprised me on my birthday by having a limo drive us to dinner at Piccolino. It was the start of a wonderful evening. We started our dining experience here with the arancini stuffed with filet mignon appetizer. It was a delicious combination of breaded crust and moist filet mignon. Absolutely divine! We next had the Agnolotti d'Aragosta and the Fettucine Special with Scallops, Lobster and Shrimp in a lemoncello light cream sauce. The flavor of both dishes were fantastic. The servings are not only generous but also the quality of the ingredients are top notch! We paired these dishes with the Chianti and our tastebuds were dancing. We ended our meal the tiramisu and complete satisfaction. We loved it so much we bought a meal to go for our limo driver and took a margarita pizza to go! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The entire experience was perfetto!!! We ate the pizza the following day and that's another story of deliciousness!! Love this place!!!
Very nice ---- well prepared. Only criticism is that I would have liked a little larger serving, but the taste and quality was there.
Great pizza you can add any and all the topping you want. Always a hit !
We had an unexpected family dinner after a memorial service. We decided to order the Chicken Parmesan and Chicken Piccata Family Meals. The food was excellent. Everything was enjoyed from the salad to the dessert, The service was a celebration of a life that was lost too soon, and the dinner just was the perfect ending for the day. Thank you so much.
The pasta was cooked to perfection. The amount of garlic was the right amount, it gave accent without overpowering the sauce. The butter was noticeable from grass-fed cows. The clams were steamed to the exact point. One of the best Vongole that I ate on my life. I must add that I ate them in Argentina and Italy.
Absolutely, without a doubt, an excellent choice! You will NOT be disappointed in choosing this dish for dinner. Definitely pair it with one of Piccolino's great variety of choice wines to give it that extra explosion of flavor. Bon appetite!
I have enjoyed several dishes and take out (during quarantine) grocery items that were impossible to find elsewhere. The Fettuccine Piccolino was another great dish from Salvatore. This owner/chef is a miracle worker with the taste buds. I consider myself a good cook but the wonderful offerings at this establishment will leave you wanting to come back to enjoy another menu choice.
I actually had the gnocchi made with the mascarpone sauce and it was amazing!! The gnocchi was cooked perfectly and the sauce with crumbles of cookie on was so delicious!!
This was our first time here at Piccolino. The service and food was beyond amazing. I enjoyed my pollo alla parmigiana with a side of linguini. The pasta sauce was fantastic as well. We also had calamari and meatballs in Marsala sauce. All the food was tasty. I'm happy we have a great Italian restaurant here in Mission Viejo. We can't wait to return and further explore the menu.
This dish has deep rich flavor that is most satisfying. The papperdelle is cooked perfectly, al dente, and the lamb ragu will want you wanting your next mouthful.
We come here every week for takeout because this a business we would be sad to lose! They are very professional and the food is amazing.
I first ordered meatballs & meat sauce spaghetti off menu, a few years ago. In my 57- years, this is the best classic spaghetti & meatballs that I ever tasted. And I make my own sauce too. I just wish Piccolino's would teach me how to make their delicious sauce! Now, that I have the time to learn. But Mike & I like to go to Piccolino's for date night. But since the Quarantine, we ordered to go/pick-up & my beloved Meatballs were delicious too. I look forward to the day when we can once again go to our favorite Italiano Ristorante...that is Piccolino, of course! Till then😋. Best Regards all.
This is the first time I have been here and I have been around for 23 yrs. It was soooooo good, cant wait to be able to go in person. Thanks for keeping your doors open .
Love, love, love this Lasagna! I have been ordering it for several years.
We actually ordered the vegetable lasagna dinner with salad and bread for 8. It was fantastic. The lasagna was delicious, cheesy and full of chunky vegetables. The Caesar salad with shaved Parmesan and delicious dressing with fresh, crisp romaine was a great accompaniment. We also ordered the fresh bread with the green sauce Piccolino is known for....it was yummy perfection. The best part about it was that we easily have leftovers for an additional 2 meals so we froze some of it. Thank you for a fabulous meal to Sal and his team!!
Just want to take a few minutes and Thank Terry, Sal and the whole crew. We have been trying to support all our local favorites during this challenging time, and so we ordered for the the "Andrews Crew" since everyone has come home to "Shelter"...have to say, the best "Coronacation Take Out" yet! We miss our Piccolino's date nights and hope we are all back together soon! BUT in the meantime, keep cooking he absolute best Italian in OC!!!!
Lovely pasta dish filled with delicious shrimp, jumbo scallops and saffron. Their classic pasta dish and my favourite by far!
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Love this place!!! Friendly staff....and fabulous food!
Excellent!! If you enjoy ground sausage and mushrooms...this dish will not disappoint. Actually I've never had a bad dish here, My BF ordered the Terra Mare and his steak was cooked to perfection. He doesn't eat spinach, so I mixed his garlicky spinach into my Fusilli Salsiccia...delish! I can't say enough about this little gem of a restaurant. We ordered takeout because of pandemic and it was great! Quality on their takeout was just as good as when we could dine-in. Piccolino never disappoints.
Delicious comfort food. Delicate pasta with earthy, rich slow cooked meat sauce. One of the few places you can get this dish. Never disappoints.
Absolutely scrumptious! I haven't had a dish I didn't like from Piccolino's. The bread served with this tasted even more amazing with the reduction. The pasta was tender and the lobster flavorful. Everything went so perfectly together.
The best lasagna I have ever had! It melts in your mouth. My kids hate food and asked if we can get Piccolino's lasagna every Monday. We ordered 6 or 7 things off the menu and everything was equally delicious.
Oh my was this the best dining experience we've had in years! So much flavor, I've never had anything like this which is truly unique! My husband and our 7 year old son had an appetizer, entrees and desert (plus i had 2 glasses of wine). We are shocked at how inexpensive it was! Best meal and price I've seen in years! We have found our new favorite restaurant! I may be back tomorrow!
Delightful outdoor seating with class! We dined last night at Piccolono's and it was heavenly. Superb dinner and service! Best restaurant! We love it!
Piccolino chefs create an amazing Lasagne! It is so rich and generous with meat, sauce, seasonings and cheese that you will be craving it again soon! High quality food, contactless pickup, and responsible business. We will continue to support this restaurant.
This is the best local spot for Italian food and pizza. How can a simple Margarita pizza taste so good?! The crunchy and soft crust, tangy sauce balanced with a perfect amount of cheese. I had heard people talk about Piccolino and now that I have discovered it I crave it all the time!
Definitely one of my favorite dishes at Piccolino. Tender, juicy chicken with authentic tasty Marsala sauce. A true Italian flavor that mesmerizes your taste buds and makes you come back for more! Get a side of your favorite pasta with it, a glass of red wine, and your evening is almost complete!
This is a great flavorable way to start your meal. Perfect for sharing.
We celebrated mine and my friends bday with this wonderful food. Everything we ordered was so delicious plus we had coconut cheese cake. Being an Italian from Santa Barbara this is by far my favorite restaurant with great authentic Italian food. I grew up eating Salsiccia and this is the best I have had since leaving Santa Barbara. We also ordered Margarita Pizza, Capellini Scampi Scampi and Ravioloni D'Anatra along with the Salsiccia Nosstrana- plus side of Salsiccia with appetizer Polenta de Funghi - coconut cheesecake not a special for the day but because for that day but they made it special for our birthday dinner. We cannot rave enough about Sal, Sal Jr plus the rest of the staff. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We have enjoyed many of Piccolino's fine dishes. Never disappointed always a wonderful dining experience. we have tried several of the Pizza's and they are great. We also have ordered from the "Grocery" menu for things all of the other delivery people can't seem to get. We highly recommend Piccolino's to anyone looking for Ristorante Satisfaction.
Amazing, you will want to come back over and over again for this pumpkin-filled ravioli.
I don't have one favorite meal. I love them all!! I have been going to Piccolino's for years with my husband and we've never had a bad meal. I wish I could eat there every night. By far my favorite Italian restaurant!
We have been enjoying the exquisite salmon for years (add side of crispy garlic!) but it tasted even better at home. Thank you Sal, Terry, and team for curbside concierge during these unprecedented times. We will get through this pandemic together! Ken and Jen Hira and family
I've been to Piccolino many times and have had many dishes. While every single one of them is superb, the grilled salmon is my absolute favorite! I wish I knew how to replicate the combination of the perfect crispy outside and buttery melt-in-your-mouth inside. The flavor is spectacular, and the sides are always perfection! Speaking of perfection, the service is warm, efficient, welcoming, and altogether excellent! It's feels like a family environment, yet with first class above and beyond service! Every server there is extremely well versed with the menu and is happy to answer any questions you may have. I lives in Tuscany for a time and have traveled extensively. I travel not for tourism, but for the exploration of culture. I have been to many Italian restaurants worldwide, and I haven't found another that as closely simulates my experience as a resident in Italy itself.
I LOVE this place. I was going a few times a week. Their happy hour is great I usually get a pizza and if I sit in the main area everything I've eaten has been great and the staff is beyond amazing. Honestly this is one of my happy places.
Calamari is so hard as a take out item. Usually, eating it just out of the fryer is the best. But their Calamari is still so good after bringing it home. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Not rubbery. The two sauces are wonderful, marinara and aioli.
INCREDIBLE! Piccolino always has incredibly diligent and committed service every time I go, but that great service on top of this dish...the best! Made me feel like I was back in Italy!
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