Located in the heart of Manchester, Piccola Italia has earned its spot as a cornerstone of the community, providing authentic Italian cuisine for the past sixteen years. Owners Johnny and Ruth Paolini have been in the industry their entire lives, gaining a vast knowledge of the restaurant business from top to bottom. They both met each other while working and hit it off, getting married and shortly after beginning Piccola Italia as a joint endeavor. They haven’t looked back since, and their genuine nature has translated into a widely notorious menu paired with a kind, welcoming environment.Johnny, Ruth and their team go the extra step for their customers and no sacrifices are made in presentation and flavor. Each dish encompasses the Italian cuisine to the utmost authenticity and simply cannot be compared to anyone else. A highly regarded dish, the Veal Piccola Italia, is a Scallopini of Veal stuffed with Lobster Meat, Asparagus, and Fontina Cheese in a light Sherry Wine Sauce. The flavors compliment each other nicely and the flavorful dish is nothing short of impressive. Everything is fresh and made to order, ensuring the utmost quality for each of their customers.The appetizers are just as satisfying and do not lack in flavor by any means. The Calamari is fried with fresh oil, hand dipped and served with their house marinara sauce. The Stuffed Portabella Fantasia is another popular choice, comprised of Scallops, Crab Meat, Shrimp, Smoked Cheese, Fresh Garlic, Tomatoes, all blended with olive oil and and served with seasonal bread crumbs. Bringing the menu full circle, the desserts are delicious and made in house offering fantastic options like the Tiramisu or their famous stuffed Cannolis made to order. Italia Piccola encapsulates everything right about a true dining experience and does so flawlessly. Stopping in will not only provide a memorable time but a satisfying one as well.
815 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03101