Piccolo First Time
Finally going to Piccolo tomorrow for dinner. There will be two of us. Guidance, please!
When we went, we split 7 savory courses and two desserts between the two of us. I thought it was just about the right amount of food and I appreciated getting to try so many different things. Overall, I thought the savory courses were much more impressive than the desserts which were tasty, but much simpler. Next time I go (which I hope will be soon), I will probably get one more savory dish to try and split one dessert. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. :-)
We've been three times and have yet to encounter something that was not very good - great.
The way we've dined on our visits has been to order in rounds, each ordering something different, then going back to those plates we liked most in subsequent rounds.
I'm not sure if this is how we're supposed to experience Piccolo, but it works well for us.
My best suggestion is to keep an open mind, whatever your particular food paradigm may be. Cas in point, I was there for my first visit with my wife last summer. I tend to be a "nose to tail" type diner, while my wife orders much more conservatively. I don't remember everything we ordered, but I do remember looking down my nose when she ordered a simple roast chicken plate, just as her nose wrinkled when I ordered a lamb shoulder and tripe ragout. I couldn't get her to try the tripe, but that chicken of hers was one of the best things I sampled all year.
Long story short, keep an open mind and trust your server. You will not be disappointed.
Just home. Loved the restaurant. Best were the scrambled eggs, gnocchi, and the beet salad. Also had beef cheeks, tuna, hamachi collar, and chicken. Three deserts--banana chestnut cake ruled, although chocolate soup reminded me of my mom's pudding, only with foam :). Thanks to those who contributed their wisdom, above. Definitely worth it!