Location: 2127 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. (310) 314-0144
Date: April 14, 2022
Rating: Excellent neighborhood Italian
Piccolo is the latest restaurant by Chef Antonio Muré. I’ve been to a lot of his places around the west side over the years including the original Piccolo.
From my cellar: 2003 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate. 91-3 points. Incredibly well settled out and integrated, lovely fruit with cranberry and black rasberry undertones, not sweet but good viscosity, aftertaste of licorice/anise and earth.
Beef Carpaccio with Fondue and Truffles. The Truffles! Really good, albeit light.
Orchetti with Red Sauce.
Pici alla Melanzane.
Twisty noodles with tomato sauce.
This was just a quick family dinner but the food was very good. Very typical of chef Muré.