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Piccolo Cafe

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238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-447-4399
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10:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
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Connecticut
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I happened upon this charming cafe on Madison between 37th and 38th Streets last Sunday morning, and couldn't be happier that we did. Although the place is decidedly on the compact and cozy side, the menu options were so extensive that we struggled to choose just one apiece. We ended up sharing two open-faced croissant sandwiches topped... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The restaurant empty when we arrived. And by the reception we received, the proprietor (or waiter) preferred it to stay that way. We could feel the ice. After being advised to order at the counter we waited for our dinner noticing, I believe, a reference to the establishment being open since 1938. Well, we are accustomed to the modern fashion... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to stop for a coffee and eat a good gluten free brownie. Price is good and the coffee is excellent. The place cool to hang out with friend or just chill

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Thank Iggyxii
Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A while back, I was a regular at this cafe, grabbing coffee and the occasional croissant sandwich, treat, etc. However, I could never shrug off the ill feeling of rude service. The owner is friendly, but the lady in the front is consistently rude for no reason at all.

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Springfield, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went out looking for something to eat before exploring the city, and found this place. Wow! Good people, and great authentic Italian food. Worth a visit

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Thank Jared A
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Love this place! Super charming and feels like an escape from the city. Great coffee, very reasonable prices. Awesome breakfast sandwiches!!! Really nice and friendly staff as well. I bring all of my out-of-town friends to their 74th Street location.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee Nice atmosphere Good prices On your way We loved it Welcoming service Central place

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Simply one of the best omelettes i have ever had! I took the Works omelettes. Check this place out while walking down Madison Avenue

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Thank lanzara86
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After a few days of eating burgers and ribs in NY we decided to try a traditional Italian cafe for dinner. I found this place online and we walked to find a lovely little Italian restaurant with seating inside and out. The menu had loads of great pasta dishes and we had great starters. My daughter had calamari to start... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I am Australian and really dislike what American's serve up as coffee... either Starbucks or filter coffee which for Europeans and Australians does not even rate the description of coffee. So I was very pleased to find this little diamond across the road from my hotel where I could get good coffee - and also pick up some nice, healthy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Madison Ave, Btw 37th & 38th, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-447-4399
Description
We proudly serve you all the best Italian paninis and gourmet food, and of course, our staple coffee. That's what we call the "real deal!" It is our mission to serve you the best Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Burrata, Gnocchi, as well as delicious paninis and desserts. Juansetter (Escaping in the City: A Taste of Real Italy) said: "Every other item has truffles/truffle oil in it, and every third has prosciutto or Parmigiano Reggiano. And none of it is the heavy saucy, fried stuff that you find in most New York Italian restaurants; rather, this green cafe goes for the fresh, healthy, Mediterranean feel that we love about Italy." "That's probably because the owners - and, indeed, the guy behind the counter - are actually from Italy. Ciao!" Piccolo offers daily and one-off special deals.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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