established in march, 2015, piccolo is a family owned & operated italian trattoria located in port chester, ny. piccolo’s intimate dining area offers upscale dining set in a casual & cozy atmosphere that makes everyone feel right at home. piccolo has a modern, vibrant feel with a classic traditional vibe for any kind of occasion - your go-to-place for lunch & dinner, a family night out, a romantic date, or a spontaneous night on the town.
after a 20 year career in the public sector, capping off his career as a city commissioner & following that up as a lobbyist, proprietor, peter j. neglia, fulfilled his life-long dream of opening up his very own restaurant. peter envisioned a comfortable, inviting restaurant reminiscent of neighborhood restaurants found in his family’s birthplace of brooklyn, new york & rome, italy. his goal was to have a casual restaurant specializing in italian food but didn’t want to be known as “just another italian restaurant.” he wanted to serve high-end, fresh, quality food, using only the finest ingredients from here & abroad, where friends & families would come several times a month, no matter where they are coming from or going to.
so he brought in executive chef aldo from puglia, italy, who has over 35 years of culinary experience having cooked all over the world including europe, the united states, south america & of course, italy. chef aldo has led a stellar career having been trained & schooled at the culinary institute of italy. he has served as the executive chef for the italian embassy in washington d.c., the legendary cipriani in nyc & several other well-known, high-end restaurants, throughout the world.
our menu concept is innovative & refreshing where we skillfully create a weekly changing menu designed in the italian roots of simplicity, custom & comfort creating classic, traditional, italian dishes, elevated to a new level & classic, traditional, italian dishes, with a modern twist.
through the years piccolo has received several accolades including:
voted 1 of the top 5 ‘best italian restaurants’ (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016), 'best date night restaurant' (2019), & ‘best bistro’, (for small restaurants) (2018, 2017, 2016) in the 'best of westchester' magazine contest.
won open table's diners choice awards for 'best restaurant', ‘best neighborhood gem restaurant’,'best service','fit for foodies', 'romantic restaurant', 'good for groups', 'great for lunch', 'kid-friendly', 'hot spot', & 'late-night find' in the westchester/hudson valley region/new york/tri-state area.
piccolo is open 6 days a week for lunch, dinner & take-out & we offer a full bar including imported italian wines, beer, liquor & our signature piccolotinis. reservations are highly suggested on weekends.
piccolo is also available for all types of private parties:
baptisms/communions/confirmations, rehearsal dinners, bridal/baby showers, business luncheons/dinners, graduations, holiday parties, networking events & much more.
for your private party needs at piccolo, choose from one of our buffet or authentic italian-style sit down packages.
we also offer the option of having the whole restaurant booked for your party, depending on the number of guests & availability.
please like our facebook page ‘piccolo’ in port chester & follow us on instagram at ‘piccoloportchester’ to see pictures of some of our amazing culinary creations each week!