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“FRIENDLY staff, DELICIOUS food”
Review of Piccola Enoteca

Piccola Enoteca
Ranked #17 of 269 Restaurants in Zhubei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

This restaurant, although simple and small at glance, is definitely one of the best in Hsinchu. It serves great Italian food. My family and I dine here almost once a week, and are always overly satisfied, as the owner constantly changes the menu with each new item tasting better than the last.

The staff is super polite, and explain the menu with all the time in the world, making you feel like you are the only customer, even though the whole place is packed.

Occasionally, it can be a little bit loud, as the restaurant is no bigger than a garage, yet has so many guests. Be sure to make a reservation, especially on weekends, where the restaurant is packed the whole day.

I definitely recommend saving room for dessert because the tiramisu and panna cotta are both amazing. If this is your first time eating in the restaurant, I definitely recommend trying the Olive Oil gelato. It sounds weird, but is definitely worth a try!

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Piccola Enoteca is easily the best Italian food in Hsinchu, maybe even in Taiwan, maybe that I've ever had. The prices are VERY reasonable and the food is always fresh. The owner describes the entrees and specials with such zeal and enthusiasm. They have the typical favorites but also offer some VERY unique dishes i.e. olive oil gelato, olives stuffed with anchovies, etc. The pasta is cooked nicely and they have a very nice wine selection. My only criticism would be that many of the dishes are fried, I wish they offered more baked or grilled dishes.

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Reviewed 28 October 2014

The food is just....GOOD!Very authentic,but maybe too authentic for Taiwanese customers.Great service, the waiter is very attentive, thought the price is higher than average, but that;s the price you have to pay for such dishes. The soup, stracciatella was ...jaw dropping.At first glance, it was plain , the first sip might not be very satisfying, but then you get addicted to it.All in all. a great restaurant.

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3  Thank 997maggiew
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Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

Their dishes are real Italian without the extra sauce or additional unessecary ingredients. Deserts like Tiramisu, taste exactly like we remember from our grandmothers and pasta is made by them, always al tende.
Probably the only restaurant in Taiwan that can be called Italian with the real meaning. Service is excellent (the Chef brings the plates by himself) and all personnel speaks English fluently. It's a little bit expensive and the interior design is not the most glamorous ever, but let's admit it: you go to a restaurant to eat, not to stare. :)

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