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Il Picchio Caffe

33 Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 1NN, England
+44 7482 156011
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
17 Jul 2017
“charming little cafe”
3 Dec 2016
“An excellent lunch in Bitterne”
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
33 Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 1NN, England
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The best scrambled eggs over smoked salmon on ciabatta I have ever had!! Really lovely staff and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Good sized portions of quality food.

Thank jacqueline t
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Three generations of our family enjoyed lunch. Il Picchio serves more than just Italian specialities. I enjoyed a tasty cassoulet (no duck but then in Provence you might not either) others had Italian beef stew, a spaghetti with fishy bits (er, I forget the proper...More

Thank Erik P
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Popped in one day just for coffee and some cake. Seems to all homemade and portion size is superb. The owner was very welcoming and pleasant

Thank wjb474
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went to have a lunch. The portions were excellent the taste very nice. We both had the carbonara and then had orange cake which was lovely my husband had the cheesecake , the coffee was delicious and we had 2 cups each. Gorgeous we...More

1  Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I was bought an afternoon tea here for a birthday present. Couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. A great choice if you fancy a small relaxed comfy place to enjoy yourself at good value for money.

1  Thank Amy995
Reviewed 30 November 2015

What a gem and well worth a visit to Bitterne Triangle, It is the genuine article run by a local Italian and his family and serving only the finest Italian ingredients. Weather it is a coffee , light snack or a meal you will not...More

1  Thank dr7575
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Needed a quick lunch locally for a staff brainstorming. Small but charming cafe where four of us had different dishes. My spaghetti with anchovies was a novelty for me and others had more traditional fare. It was reasonably priced and obviously each dish was made...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Sandro has nurtured this little oasis of calm and it is now a brilliant Italian café during the day and an authentic Italian restaurant at night - Excellent

Thank schippen
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I had been trying for years, to eat at Il Picchio. Not very hard, but trying all the same. Every time I thought "must see if we can get a table in the Woodpecker", it was full. Full of happy looking people, eating tasty looking...More

1  Thank F00TS0
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Our second visit here and once again came away full of praise for Sandro's little cafe. Ordered bruschetta and bread with oil to start. Best bruschetta I have ever had!! Both had pasta for main, so fresh and cooed perfectly. You do have to wait...More

1  Thank Clare B
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2 March 2016|
Response from CliffWalker |
Unfortunately, Sandro was killed in a road accident in May this year. He had already retired and transferred the business to a new proprietor. I have not been there since change of ownership.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 1NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 7482 156011
It's a lovely Caffe/deli/pasticeria located in Bitterne Park Triangle and owned by a chap called Sandro.
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