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Welcome to PICCOLO

Piccolo Ristorante Italiano is a cozy and intimate authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Menlo Park. We are a small 12 table restaurant, which is where our name “Piccolo” comes from. “Piccolo” in Italian means small.

Owner, Elio D’Urzo, hails from the region of Calabria in southern Italy. He is the founder and Co-Owner of Ristorante Sapore Italiano in Burlingame, CA, in business since 2001. Elio is proud to announce the opening of his solo project, Piccolo Ristorante.

Acting as General Manager for Piccolo Ristorante is a long time friend and co-worker, Lucino Gonzalez. Lucino hails from Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico and has been working in the restaurant industry for over 20 years. He has extensive knowledge in fine dining, Italian cuisine and wines from around the world. Elio and Lucino have been friends since 1999, meeting and working together at a restaurant called “Pasta ?” in Palo Alto, CA. Lucino came to work for Elio when Sapore Italiano opened in Burlingame, CA, and has worked there for 12 years. We are very happy to have Lucino with us at Piccolo Ristorante.

Piccolo Ristorante offers authentic Italian cuisine from all regions of Italy. We offer freshly made pasta, gluten-free pasta as well as several vegetarian dishes to choose from. We are proud to offer a reasonably priced menu to our customers without sacrificing quality.

Please inquire about our outstanding catering service as well. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you!

All in all, there is one common thread; you always are treated like “family“ at Piccolo…

 

Business Hours

Monday to Friday 11:30 am –  2:00 pm
Monday to Saturday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 


  • About Piccolo

    Piccolo Introduction

    Piccolo Ristorante Italiano is a cozy and intimate authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Menlo Park. We are a small 12 table restaurant, which is where our name "Piccolo" comes from. "Piccolo" in Italian means small.

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  • Our Menu

    Piccolo Food

    Piccolo Ristorante offers authentic Italian cuisine from all regions of Italy. We offer freshly made pasta, gluten-free pasta as well as several vegetarian dishes to choose from. We are proud to offer a reasonably priced menu to our customers without sacrificing quality.

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  • Chefs

    Who are we?

    Acting as General Manager for Piccolo Ristorante is a long time friend and co-worker, Lucino Gonzalez. Lucino hails from Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico and has been working in the restaurant industry for over 20 years. He has extensive kno..

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We went to Piccolo for the first time tonight. We ordered Prosciutto with melon, and at the waiter's recommendation, a special pork dish with porcini mushrooms and an unusual pasta with Gorgonzola and pear. Wow! Fabulous! Both of the main dishes were unusual and very very good. We also each had a glass of house wine. Very generous pours for only $7 a glass. This place is catching on. By the time we left around 7 it was packed. We are definitely going back. There have been several restaurants in this location, but this one beats them all.

Steven N.