Piccolino in Sheffield city centre serves fine Italian cuisine

With deep industrial roots that reach back to the 19th century Sheffield is now becoming one of Britain’s important cultural cities. Home to the world class Crucible theatre and the O2 Academy, the crowds are kept well fed by the varied cuisines and many great restaurants that Sheffield has to offer. Right in the centre of the city, in Millennium Square, you will find Piccolino. A large contemporary space, with a lively atmosphere, its aim is to serve authentic regional Italian cuisine, both traditional and modern; using a blend of seasonal local ingredients and the finest authentic produce that Italy can offer.

The large restaurant, glass-fronted and immaculate in wood and red leather, features an open kitchen so that you can view the talented chefs at work. Airy and bright, the atmosphere is informal with the familiar buzz that seems to emanate around all Italian restaurants; a lust for life, if you will.

A vast range of authentic Italian cuisine

The menu is characteristically vast with a variety of starters, such as their antipasti misti; a platter of arancini, caprese, fennel salami, meatballs, roast mushrooms and goats cheese. There are also a selection of salads, which in Italian style are eaten as a separate course, including a mix of beetroot, buffalo ricotta and chicory. The selection of pasta, pizza, and risotto is kept interesting with several unusual combinations. Risotto is available made with Tuscan sausage, fennel and basil whilst a ravioli option brings together white crab, chilli, lemon and parsley. Pizzas are hand made from scratch and cooked in the wood fired oven with interesting toppings such as sage pesto with sweet onion and fontina, alongside the more familiar types.

Main course dishes are cooked either in the wood fired oven or on the stove. Brasato is beef in Barolo wine with pancetta and mustard fruits or you could enjoy a dish of crispy duck with honey glazed apples. Dessert selections include a tempting list of house made gelato, puddings such as warm chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream, or a platter of artisan Italian cheeses served with crostini, honey and fresh pear.

Open all day and booking online is free

Piccolino is open all day, 7 days a week, which is unusual in the current climate when many restaurants operate the traditional two services a day. You can view the full menu on the Go dine restaurant page, and also see what other great restaurants in Sheffield that we have to offer. You can book online for free, or simply browse through our stunning photography and detailed descriptions of great places to eat in the Midlands and the UK.

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