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Il Picchio Caffe

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33 Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 1NN, England
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 name and lasagna with salad. Happy murmurings from everyone. The house Chianti was very pleasant... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank wjb474
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 will return !!!!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Amy995
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 be disapointed and also it is good value for money. Just go !

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Thank dr7575
Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 from scratch as we had quite a long wait after ordering. Well worth it and... More 

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Thank Elizabeth E
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank schippen
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 food. It may not be to everybody's taste, as some types may feel that is... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 for the food but I never mind as it is cooked fresh and Sandro runs... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

You may have to wait a little while here as everything is cooked from scratch, but boy is it worth it, meatballs to die for, melt in the mouth deserts, cheese and meat platters and a whole range of deli products. If you love italian, you will love this, but allow plenty of time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Manor Farm Road | Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 1NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Description
It's a lovely Caffe/deli/pasticeria located in Bitterne Park Triangle and owned by a chap called Sandro.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?