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Posted by Anonymous on 11/21/2012
Great find. So delicious and affordable.
Posted by anonymous on 07/26/2011
I loved this place since the first day they opened. As much as Gramercy is sophisticated and cosmopolitan in its population, the neighborhood is filled with old relics, 1970's diners and cafés that shouldn’t be in business (and do go out of business often) -we badly needed a great casual place with quality food, great coffee, atmosphere and WiFi (hallelujah, it takes a European to realize that WiFi is a utility and not a luxury!) Well, this is it! Great fresh sandwiches and salads made with wholesome ingredients. They roast their own coffee in Italy and it is truly great (the owner is an avid barista). It’s the real deal and is run by Italians from Italy (no offense, Bronx i-talians). The food is authentic (reminds me of my days in Italy) and the service is personable. The selection is actually too big in my opinion, making it confusing. Too many options around the same few components. I would rather have 5-10 great sandwiches instead of 25 combinations of the same 6 ingredients. Lately they have replaced the disposable bamboo plates with real ones (though the utensils are still plastic; what's up with that?) They also put out a new dinner menu that looks great -but there is one thing I can’t get over to order dinner. The food display. I am talking about pasta and fish which were made early in the morning to be put on the counter as a horrific food funeral display to spark appetite in customers. I can’t think of a faster way to lose my appetite and excitement over fresh food than having to stare at a 10-hours old dish of dry pasta garnished with wilted leaves and surrounded by flies. Is this supposed to be appetizing? Is this supposed to promise me some quality? I get that this must work in their Times Square location with fat tourists from Middle America that have never seen real pasta and are afraid of NY food, but the Gramercy crowd is a bit more sophisticated, selective, jaded, cosmopolitan, and traveled. My boyfriend went with his neighbor the other day and they couldn’t order after they saw the display. I can’t being myself to order food like that either. Please, please, make it go away. It’s totally misguided and I want you guys to stay in business!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/29/2011
So great! The marinated tuna salad, while a little small, is amazing. Sandwiches are perfection...not too little, not too much. Fresh ingredients always. Love you guys!
Posted by YUMYUMYUM on 03/12/2011
Great place for a quick breakfast of lunch. Try the works breakfast sandwich, you will not regret it!!
Posted by Hlm258 on 01/28/2011
They catered one of office events and the food and service was truly phenomenal. I am henceforth addicted to their tiramisu and their lattes. The owner and chef, Michele, was so hospitable and jovial. I definitely recommend this place to anyone in the neighborhood!
Posted by Doc on 09/29/2010
Piccolo is the real deal, and indeed deserved of any "hype" they may be getting. They source as much as possible straight from Italy- like the perfectly soft and creamy fresh mozzarella. The bread is from an Italian bakery that's been doing it for years. The sandwiches are delicious- I love the Green Foccacia, which is nice if you like softer/thicker bread. The Works is my favorite egg sandwich, the truffle oil really sets it off. If you want a big sloppy sandwich with Boars head cold cuts on a soft roll- go to a bodega- if you want to chill with some great food, communal iPad and good coffee then hit up Piccolo.
Posted by Rosemary on 07/13/2010
Super thin sandwiches. 4 paper thin slices of Salame on one sandwich and 4 paper thin slices of Prosciutto on another. Rock hard bread. Unbelievable. Very disappointing.