On the day after Christmas, on my husband's birthday, our family decided to visit Picco, long on our list because of it's reputation for freshly made risotto. I'll give some details but to summarize, it was one of the best meals we have ever eaten.
Yes, you can order an entire dinner but sharing the plates, combined with the prompt, professional and courteous service made for a memorable evening.
We started off with several 'appetizers' including kampachi crude, avocado bruschetta, and a grilled octopus which was the most tender and flavorful octopus any of us had ever had. We also had a persimmon salad and plenty of broccoli (with garlic, and lemon all cooked to the perfect degree, including leaves). Yes, we did have a full order of risotto but the other star of the evening was the gnocchi, with housemate fennel sausage.
The other great thing about sharing the small plates is that you can have taste of several dishes and not gorge on anything but delight in the freshness, exceptional preparation and beautifully yet simply presented dishes.
Aside from sitting in an area with an occasional draft of cold air, our day-after-Christmas experience was superlative. Save up your $$ as it is not inexpensive but the memories of this dining experience is free and will stay with you.