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423 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760535.790099 -78.659547
Mon--Fri 11am--2:30pm, 5pm--9:30pm;
poor management – Ok, the food and the service at this place seem to be pretty well put together. However, my experience a few nights ago put a sour taste in my mouth. I was dining with a friend and we were deep in conversaton when the girl that was managing allowed her staff to start closing the restaurant around us. I thought this to be very rude and disrespectful, and for that, I do not think I will be returning to dine at Piccola.
Italian food made from a true Italian!!! – The sad thing about your false statements is you are not thinking about the employees who work at Piccola Italia. They go to work every day to make money to pay bills. I am sure the health inspector has shown up in the morning unannounced at least a few times over the last 28 years!! You did not quit, you got fired and it is understandable to be upset, but to go about it this way and try to defame a good establishment truly supports the reason you were fired in the first place. The food at Piccola Italia is the real thing!! Piccola Italia has lasted longer then some marriages lol. You have to be doing something right to stay in business as long as Mr. Amato has. Move on and good luck in your job search!!
Try it --you'll love it-- – There is no place better for mouth watering Pizza and great Italian.
We know exactly who's posting the fraudulent reviews in an attempt to make Piccola look bad. Don't pay any attention to this liars. Try Piccola yourself. It's the best!
Piccola Best in the Triangle – Ignore the negative posts. They are being posted by a few ex-employees who were fired because they couldn't or wouldn't abide by the rules, i.e. get out of bed and go to work /go to work on time. I suggest these posts are easily traced back to the posters who have maliciously and with malice posted grossly untrue information about Piccola Italia herein. Got $25,000 to $30,000 to defend your lies in court?
I Actually Vomitted...Twice – I went to Piccola based largely on good word of mouth, and I ordered the "Gladiator" (all meat) pizza. The first few pieces tasted great, but I actually started to get sick after the 3rd or 4th slice. I ended up vomiting the entire meal up. I think it was because of how thick and greasy the crust was.
Still, because those first few slices tasted great, I went back a second time a few months later and ordered the same pizza, the "Gladiator." The exact same thing happened; I ate one or two slices fine, but started to get an uneasy "sick" feeling after the third slice. And I ended up vomiting again.
My favorite place! – I too have been coming here for many years and always enjoy it. The manicotti is the best I have had. Frank the owner is always there and makes sure everything goes as it should. I would highly recommend!!
Worlds Best Pizza and Pasta – I discovered Piccola Italia in 1982 after searching high and low for REAL Pizza. A friend suggested I visit Piccola Italia and I've been hooked ever since. At least twice a week I can be found stuffing my face at my favorite booth.
Don't pay any attention to the negative posts.
They are being posted by a few former employees who were canned for failing to show up for work .
Try Piccola yourself. You won't regret it.
Aggressively bad service – When my husband and I arrived at Piccola Italia, the hostess asked the waitress out front, "Will you take this one?" The waitress replied, "I guess if I have to." Looking back, we should have left then - or at least when we got to our table, where food and dirty silverware littered the floor. Our waitress came to our table three times - the last time, she asked us if we wanted dessert while we were only about halfway through dinner. Then she dropped the check on the table. Maybe she was in a hurry to get off work - I don't know. We tried to speak to a man who seemed to be a manager about the service - growing up, my dad used to say his worst customers were the ones who never came back and never said why - but he just shouted "Thank you!" at us and ran. No apology, no interest in what went wrong. This place was quite a bit different fifteen years ago - maybe it's the new generation. We won't be back.
last review is proposterous – First of all, I would like to point out the fact that the last review could not have been written by a so-called "teacher" because teachers would not use such incorrect grammar and incomplete sentences. It's crazy the things that some people will say or fabricate to try and seek revenge for a personal bad experience. Listen people, Piccola Italia is a great restaurant to eat at. I've eaten there for several years and the food is amazing. I've never had a problem with the servers or night time management. I have also worked in the food industry and witnessed many cases of people writing negative reviews on citysearch in an attempt to retaliate for not being given whatever it was that they wanted. (I.E. free food, a discount, a free dessert, etc.) Piccola is not a corporate restaurant; it is family owned and operated. Therefore, since most expenses are from out of pocket, they are not going to be so quick to give away free food such as a corporate restaurant would. No private or family owned restaurant would give away free food because they simply can't afford to do it for everyone who cried wolf. Don't read these crappy reviews for any restaurant. Most of them are written by people that just wanted their a$$ kissed way too much or wanted something for free. If you really want to find out what the food and service is like at any restaurant, especially this one, go and check it out for yourself. Don't let other people decide for you.
Unprofessional – I am a teacher and each lesson is a lesson learned. The main thing I teach my students is being polite and to be respectful of others.
This place is fine if you want pizza, to go. The food was spared, nothing to the description and the wait staff ignoring us after he had already been rude and was talking loudly enough for people to hear in the resturant to the other wait staff about us because we asked questions was unbelievable. Finally had it and left, they came out screaming and threatening us in front of their own customers in the parking lot! Now that we finally got their attention I tried to discuss things and after being looked up and down so many times by the Manager and holared at by other wait staff, being profiled as beggers and wanting something free (yes this did come out of their mouths), when obviously we didn't want it at all at this point just wasn't even worth anything! This was completely disgraceful and untactful! The staff (Especially the manager) has all been in their narrow minded world of this place for too long they need professional training and etiquette.I am sure her father would have not been the proud owner he seems. I have been coming to Cameron Village since I was a little girl with my own mother and doing the same with my own daughter's now, which were with me in this catastrophe. I have never been treated this way in any place I have ever been.
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