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Piccolo Italian Pizzeria

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$$ - $$$
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1/248 Willis Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-385 2645
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I don't usually post reviews on here but I simply have to after eating at this cute little restaurant! My partner and I walked in spontaneously and ate a gorgeous carbonara and chicken pizza - simply delicious!

Thank Nichola H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A small warm and friendly atmosphere, great service and the food... wow! I had the pene, which which captured the essence of the Italian passion for all things. Cherry tomatoes danced through the sauce, adding a sweet suprise to the tangy pesto and garlic hues. This was followed by the bucaneve, a delicious dessert of meringue, cassata honey and almonds,... More 

Thank BerniceBruce
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This used to be a favourite restaurant for amazing pizza/garlic bread with fresh and flavoursome ingredients. This evening the food was AWFUL, the ingredients tasted cheap and and the pizza base was soggy, it honestly reminded me of a supermarket frozen pizza!! An absolute let down from a place that was once a little Wellington gem, such a shame.

1 Thank Cools606
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We always look forward to visiting Piccalo's when we visit Wellington from ChCh. Last night will be the last and I let them know that. The food was fantastic. The waiters were obviously unhappy employees as no one offered a smile. We ordered affogato for desert which arrived with an ice cream scoop literally the size of a marble. We... More 

Thank jfelix12
Clovelly, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I "dined" at the Indian place next door last night which was wholesome, tasty and pleasant. I tried this place as it was close and small. Staff were most engaging as I was the only diner, replacing the previous individual. There are seats for 14. It's a very simple place. Previous reviews had recommended the Tiramisu which I asked about.... More 

Thank StuartNoddyWright
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This has been on my list of places that I have wanted to try in Wellington. We booked ahead so were seated by the window which was great. We got there at 7pm and the restaurant was packed, which is pretty easy as it is so small. The decor is great and the restaurant has a cozy atmosphere. We had... More 

Thank Tresemack
Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We found this little gem of a restaurant down the road from the Mecure Hotel we were staying at. The service was great, the meals fantastic and the whole decor was quaint. My 2 teenage boys absolutely loved it and we ate there every night of our 3 night stay in Wellington. Especially delicious is the bolognaise sauce which is... More 

Thank The_Hewitts1999
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I always enjoy a decent glass of pinot gris while waiting for my meal but was extremely disappointed with what was delivered. The wine was probably the cheapest the owner could possibly get his hands on (tasted non alcoholic), and to add insult to injury it was poured into the smallest glass you could possibly find. Four or five sips... More 

Thank laviniakismet
Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant. The setting is very intimate, and perfect for celebrating an anniversary. The food was value for money and very delicious. I would recommend to try the tiramisu as it is brilliantly presented and an awesome way to end the meal! Service was also fast and our waitress was courteous and professional.

Thank frontfootcoverdrive
Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The look of this place is a trick, a window with no street appeal-seems like the worst place for a restaurant...inside though you quickly forget about that! Very intimate and personal, it all becomes about the food and the atmosphere; both of which are amazing. The pasta (which I had) and the pizza (he had) were both very authentic and... More 

1 Thank Gaia T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 26
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/248 Willis Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 2645

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