PP has a neighborhood feel to it maybe because the front of house staff seemed to greet everyone with kisses. Service was great. My partner’s veal was overdone but my pasta with lobster and crab was excellent. We shared a PP salad which was also first rate. If we lived in BH I would go back.
A lovely place, good food and excellent service. Comfortable.
Last evening, we experienced what was perhaps our worst dining experience ever in Los Angeles. From the moment we sere seated, pretty much everything was wrong. We arrived at the restaurant right at 5pm when it opened, and were seated immediately towards the rear of the restaurant near the bar. Although there were several waitstaff hanging out and chatting at the bar, we were totally ignored for at least 10-15 minutes. Had we not been entertaining guests, we would probably have gotten up and left. Finally, someone came over, took our drink order, and these were delivered promptly and were fine. We told our server that we would like to enjoy our drinks for 10 minutes or so before ordering...big mistake!! The restaurant was filling up, and it took at least 30 minutes to even get our waiter’s attention again. After our first course, it took forever to get our entrees, and during this time we were completely ignored and although we asked the busboy several times to send our waiter over, this was impossible. When our entrees were finally served after a wait of almost an hour, they were all cold and very bad. A chicken entree was totally dried out, and cacio e pepe which can easily be made at home, aside from being cold, was awful...swimming in oil, and with very little cheese which is a key ingredient of this simple dish. No cheese was offered for the cacio, or another guest who had ravioli. Certainly after being at the restaurant for two hours, we were not about to send our food back to be recooked. We asked to talk with the manager, but he was away (no surprise!). We were offered two desserts for compensation, but that was ridiculous considering what we had experienced. We left after nearly three hours, having had our worst LA dining experience ever. Needless to say, we’ll never return!
Good service and good food
I thought the food was good not fabulous. I asked if the Cesar was creamy they said no but it was so that was disappointing. I would have ordered a different salad. The menu is very extensive. I had picatta chicken and it was a bit over cooked and too saucy. My moms veal was ok. The service was good and the restaurant full. There was no waiting with a reservation. I would try it again.
Our favorite resaurant within walking distance in Beverly Hills. The filet was exquisite. And, as usual, the calamari as a starter cannot be beat,
Amazing Food, Amazing staff! Would recommend to everyone I know! I will be back!
The food was good, nice selection. Service a bit confused but it was New Year's Eve so I excuse that.
Absolutely phenomenal pastas that live up to the “handmade” expectations set by the menu and the reviewers. Wait staff we mediocre and showed little attention - unwilling to share a description of the 12+ sauces available, no follow up after the meal was delivered, forced to ask water boy for the check. It was clear that locals were treated with far more personal touch. Go for the pasta and intimate atmosphere, set expectations low on service.
We arrived for a Christmas Eve dinner and the entire staff, from the hostess to the waiters, were all so friendly and accommodating. We waited a mere 5 minutes for our table and our waiter wasted no time welcoming us and getting our drink orders. The food was the best and we will definitely be back!
A fine Christmas Eve dinner for two. Two house made pasta dishes and burrata with roasted peppers were delicious...professional servers.
Great place for any ocassion.
Delicious and authentic Italian meal all around with an impeccable waitstaff. I'll be back.
Excellent Food in a small, intimate atmosphere. Although fairly expensive, I would highly recommend this restaurant for Italian food.
The food was good; the service uncharacteristiclly slow.
It was definitely a mature crowd.
Overall good, but a bit off the mark.
Wonderful food,service and ambiance as usual. Our favorite restaurant.
Mixed is the honest answer. Good service initially, great food but ... we were seated on time (8.30pm) and shared a starter and main. It was a slow night so we were one of the last tables to still be eating which led to the wait staff to very obviously start to clear us out. Front door opened wide (making the restaurant really cold), tables started to be packed up, etc. Maybe I am sensitive to this but a good restaurant simply shouldn’t do this - every diner should have the same experience, regardless of what time you eat etc. Just disappointing.
Piccolo is a neighborhood gem if you love authentic Italian food. It small, cozy and quaint. I had the lobster crab pasta. It was well seasoned but not overpowering. I will definitely be back.
A lovely place for dinner. Unfortunately, we ordered salmon which was tasteless; the whole meal was disappointing.
For the Holiday
Piccolo Paradiso is a neighborhood gem. Exceptionally well managed by the general Manager Fabrizio Fantanella. Menu does not change much, because pastas are wonderful, fish is every day fresh, wine list is up to date, and they have some specialities such as the baked artichoke that are not found in the neighboring Italian restaurants.
Very nice pasta and saute
Restaurant is great. Saturday nights are too busy
Nice and cozy restaurant, makes you feel like you're at a big family gathering. Service is excellent, from the hostess to the valet. Piccolo staff are really friendly and welcoming. The food was really good although I prefer my pasta to be cooked a little longer, flavor was good. I would go back and definitely recommend to friends.
Piccolo Paradiso is a great place to go, either in a couple or with friends. The service always feels personal. The food is always wonderful -- no such thing as bad choice. And the ambience is quiet and comfortable. It is one of very few restaurants I know these days where one can enjoy an excellent meal and relaxing conversation with friends.
Food was awesome! Pumpkin ravioli portion looked small but very rich so was a perfect portion size. The chicken piccata was tender and very good. Portion was ample and didn’t finish to save room for dessert. Lemon meringue tart was delicious as was the apple a la mode.
Staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable.
Definitely a local favorite and the restaurant filled very quickly so make a reservation.
If you’re lucky like us you may even see a Hollywood Star!
Had a very good dinner.
Waiter was very personable and attentive.
Wir haben über "Open table" einen Tisch reserviert. Allerdings war bei Ankunft kein Tisch für uns reserviert. Glücklicherweise gab es aber freie Tische. Auf Nachfrage, ob wir die Reservierung auf dem Handy heraussuchen sollen, wurde dies verneint. Am nächsten Tag wollte uns "Open table" die Punkte abziehen, weil wir angeblich nicht vor Ort waren. Restaurants sollten m.E. nicht bei "Open table" registriert sein, wenn sie es logistisch nicht organisieren können bzw. Gebühren sparen wollen.
The dining experience is always consistent and good!
The food is 5 star. Delicate, light, tasty
The service is just right, not intrusive but always there when necessary.
The ambiance is cozy and just lively enough.
We live this restaurant.
The servers are not professional at all they we’re chatting each other and didn’t come to our take to take drink manu.
Real authentic Italian food. Exquisite, the waiters are actual Italians.
Great food and service. We definitely will come back!
I didn’t find the wait staff to be friendly. The hostess was fairly welcoming, the wait staff not so much.
We were very disappointed in the service and food quality over the weekend. We've been going for 20 years and this is the 1st time we were not happy with everything. We didn't get any bread til 1/2 hour after we sat down. We asked for extra bread basket and never got it. My salmon was really awful - i should
have sent it back. Overcooked and tasted weird so i didn't eat but 1/4 of it. My huband's pasta was good but had some cold! pieces in it! we'll give it one more try.
consistently wonderful, staff is friendly and professional and the food is fantastic!
Small portions and bland food and not much ambiance.
The risotto nero was good even if the waitress wasn't quite sure what it was.
Best restaurant i have ever been to. Amazing staff and the best food
Favorite place in the Beverly Hills West LA area. Food is great, staff are fantastic
One of my favorite spots. Friday’s involtini is my all time dish.