Boston >Food & Dining > Piccola Venezia
263 Hanover St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211342.363408 -71.054799
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: North End, Central
Great Service !! food was good for the price – My son and I visited north end for the first time yesterday and we had a great experince eating at this restaurant.
The food was good, I had salmon (it was perfection) my son had a calamari appetizer and it wasn't that great.
Our waiter Mustaffa was very patient , curtious and had a great attitude.
I recommade this place for a casual lunch.
Hope this helps.
Awesome Tripe!!! – I was very excited to find a place that serves tripe, and make it very good on top of that. The veal saltimbocca is also very good. The North End has a mix of restaurants with pricey menus with awful food, and others with not so pricey menus and good food. Piccola Venezia definitely fits into the latter category. Any restaurant you go to in the North End is going to be tight quarters, and this is why I try to go earlier and avoid the crowds. Piccola Venezia has good food, good atmosphere, and good service...what else can you ask for?
Great Italian – This is one of my favorite places to go when i'm in the north end. The food is great, and you get lots of it, staff is friendly and pretty quick. It would be nicer if the space is wasnt as tight and you had a little more elbow room though.
Thank you Mike's Mom – I would just like to thank Mike's mom for such a positive recommendation (BostonFoodie919). Because of your review I went and asked for Mike specifically. I'm sure you are so proud of him and hang all of his art work growing up on your refrigerator.
The review was appropriate as the restaurant is great, good food, good staff, good atmosphere.
North End Favorite....Great Place to Hang out! – I was just reading around some of the reviews of one of my favorite places in the North End Piccola Venezia. My friends and I make it a point to meet there at least once a month to have a good time over some wine, the awesome Hot Italian appetizer sampler, and then end it with probably the best tiramisu I've ever had (better than Mike's and Modern pastry). We have really grown to love the waitstaff and hostesses there They always make it a fun atmosphere and accomadate us quickly even on the busiest of nights. The entrees are reasonably priced for huge portions of food! Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I was appalled to see a review from people who claimed that waiter Mike was rude and unprofessional. Each time we eat there, he has been fun, helpful and professional, telling us great places to go for cappuccino or to hang out in the North End. The one time that my friend had to wait a few minutes longer for her plate of food, he was nice enough to wipe it off the bill for us and give us free dessert and coffee. The people who wrote an awful review claiming they thought a sufficient tip on 125$ was 12 $ (9.6% his calculations were right sorry to tell you) should probably stay home and cook for themselves. If you were looking to save a couple dollars McDonalds isnt far away. But if you're looking for great family style food with a friendly waitstaff, ESPECIALLY MIKE, go to Piccola Venezia next time youre in town!
Nice atmosphere and romantic – This was my first time at this restaurant and being a slow Wednesday, they had a server staff of two. There was a large party and my date was late. I was greeted warmly and seated next to the window, our server made me feel comfortable by joking with me while he bought over some bread with butter and some water. When my date finally arrived, we were promptly served after we ordered. My date ordered the pork chops and I ordered the Veal Giovanni (lemon butter sauce). My date is a picky eater but he enjoyed it very much! I always try everything and the pork chop was tender and juicy. My veal was flavorful with the right amount of tang from the lemon sauce. The service was what was expected but the small staff gave their 100% attention which means I'll be coming here again for a nice meal.
Imitation Italian food,Rude waiter Mike,Disgusting food and Establishment Unprofessional – Went Easter Sunday thinking they seemed to have a descent menu. Were we wrong!!. They first gave us a paper menu with 2 items crossed out. They ran out of those specials and there was only 2 items left. We then choose anyway from the regular menu. We ordered antipasto and we were served some imitation- I never in my life have ever eaten beets,carrots, and chick peas in an antipasto.Food was not tasty- risotto was too soft and not flavored enough,sauce in my husbands pasta and seafood was watery. Waiter Mike was unprofessional and rude. After paying $125 for a horrible meal, we left a $12 tip. We doubled the tax. Mike gave us back our tip stating he didn't want it which we gladly took back, because it felt it wasn't enough of a tip. Could you imagine? He needs to go back to math school- he thought it was a 9% tip, which if he is going by a 15% rule was a 10% tip. A 15% gratuitiy is suggested if the food and service was surperb. Even as he spoke to us, the owner and manager didn't even come over to see what was going on. He then proceeded to walk away from us. Freedom of Speech is a great thing. Please make sure everyone that reads this tells their friends and relatives that this place is horrible.There are great places to eat in the North End, so don't make the same mistake we made. We have eaten in 2 other restaurants in the North End that were good , but figured we would try someplace new. A lesson learned- always stay with the ones you know have great food. After spending $125, I can't believe he had the nerve to squabble over a few dollars. I take it he is related to the owners, because I don't think anyone would have stood for that or else he should have been fired!!
Horrific Experience – The lonely, single star is for the restaurant's decor, the surrounding neighborhood, and the smells emanating from the kitchen. My watery pasta with the bland marinara sauce paired with sub-par bread and a bitter cappuccino was gag-inducing. The attitude of the wait-staff was horrendous. Even the bathroom visit was disastrous.
Sure, we were a big party of students, but our professor had made the reservation for over 20 people weeks ahead of time and told the owner that we were a review writing class, so the wait-staff should have been better prepared. Would it have pained them to fake a smile? I can find at least 3/4's of my class who was there that night as well who would agree with my viewpoints.
Bottom line - The North End has many competitors - GET IT TOGETHER!
old time favorite – Piccola Venezia is the place we bring our friends when they need cheering up or we just want to celebrate . This past Sunday 12 of us got together at the Pic to have a birthday dinner. The staff always makes us feel like family and has a fun attitude. We like to start with the appetizer sampler and the antipasto. I always order the same entree of Eggplant Rolatini because it?s my favorite and my girlfriend likes the veal vittorio. The Tiramisu is the best I have ever had anywhere, but because it was a birthday we had orered a cake from next door at Modern Pastry which is always a good choice. It?s good to know that we can always depend on this restaurant for great food and a good time.
I am originally from Brooklyn and now live in Florida. I was visiting friends in Boston recently and went to the North End for dinner. We chose Piccola Venezia Rest. because it had that look from outside of what Italian restaurants looked like to me growing up in New York. We all had great meals that night and very good service. The lasagna was like my mother?s. . They had Arancini ( Sicilian Rice Ball) on the menu which I have only seen in Brooklyn and they were fantastic. The fried calamari was excellent.too. Thanks for a great meal Wish I could get this type of Italian comfort food in Florida
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