Piccolino

closed
53 Blackburn Rd
Mount Waverley , 3149 VIC
(03) 9803 1885


Opening Hours

SUN 5:00pm - 10:00pm
MON 5:00pm - 10:00pm
TUE 5:00pm - 11:00pm
WED 5:00pm - 11:00pm
THU 5:00pm - 11:00pm
FRI 5:00pm - 12:00am
SAT 5:00pm - 12:00am

The Details

Cuisine
  • Italian
Need to Know
  • Function Space
  • Gluten-Free
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Healthy Options
  • Love the View
Serving
  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Late Night
  • Take Away
In the mood for
  • Beer
  • Wine

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The Verdict

In the early 90s, John Dib opened a little takeaway store on Blackburn Rd in Mt Waverley and called it Piccolino. Twenty-five years later, the place is still going strong. Just to clarify, when this place first became cool, a movie ticket cost like $6, Bill Clinton was President and REM were just hitting their straps. Puts it all in perspective, eh.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Piccolino has just undergone a massive revamp. The new space comes courtesy of award-winning Hachem Architects, and took four years to complete. When you rock up for dinner, you’ll see why. It’s a massive vaulted, barn-like structure, tapering away to infinity and seating up to 100 patrons, with a huge black-iron pizza oven smack bang in the middle. One part cathedral, two parts pizza parlour.

Despite being older than many of its customers, Piccolino’s Italian game is still Nonna-level strong. Dib STILL works in the kitchen, churning out authentic family recipes like Linguini Marinara with scallops, king prawns, calamari and mussels tossed with extra virgin, or a selection of wood-fired pizzas and smaller, family-style share plates. Don’t expect cutting-edge fusion here: this is old-school, Godfather-esque Italian. And it’s still bloody tasty.

If you haven’t been to Piccolino’s since you were a kid (or you just want to see what all the fuss is about) we recommend swinging by and checking out the new refurb. It’s one of a kind. 

Image credit: Piccolino


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