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Tony & Giuliana Pierotti originally from Barga in the hills of Tuscany moved over to Scotland in 1962 and have been in the hospitality industry ever since. The original Piccolo Mondo was established in 1974 and was set up by Tony and Giuliana. Over the years it has won many accolades including its listing in Egon Ronay’s Lucas Guide in 1979, back to back “Casserole” commendation for excellence in 1984 & 1985 which was followed by the most prestigious title of all: in 1986 they were awarded “Best Value Restaurant in Britain” by Les Routiers. This was no mean feat considering more than 1600 restaurants participated from all over the UK. In 1989, Tony and Giuliana decided to sell the Piccolo Mondo and have regretted it ever since. Sometimes you do not appreciate what you have in life until you have lost it.

They moved onto various other projects through out Glasgow, including La Fiorentina (the Evening Times restaurant of the year (2004 & 2005) and La Riviera in the West End. After the Pierotti family left La Fiorentina in September 2005 there was a great desire to create something special, which is when the idea of resurrecting the famous “Ristorante Piccolo Mondo” came about. The new Piccolo Mondo in Glasgow’s Argyle Street opened in June 2005 and is a blend of tradition and innovation.

A new managerial team was formed adding four new members including Tony and Giuliana’s son Emilio who has followed in his father’s footsteps. Lio, as he more commonly known to friends. Andrea Grasso & last and maybe the most important is Head chef Iain Monaghan who has worked with the Pierotti family for over 20 years.

Then in 2011 with the opening of Piccolo Mondo Renfrew welcomed two new additions to this fabulous and successful team as Lynne Grossman (financial manager) and Steven Faulds (Head Chef, Renfrew) join us in bringing Piccolo Mondo back to Renfrew.

The name is signficant as it means “small world”, and as the saying goes, we want people to meet by surprise in our restaurant, whether it will be old friends or new ones. We have created a special atmosphere that we hope will make people feel at home. We hope our customers will enjoy their experience with us and will return in the future.

Where passion and tradition come together.

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There have been so many great Piccolo Mondo memories over the years. Going all the way back to 1974. Thank you for your ever present support and we look forward to sharing many more great occasions together.

We hope to see you all in Piccolo Mondo soon!
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When is your next visit to Piccolo Mondo? :) (4 photos) ...

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As promised here is the video of Jim doing Steak Diane Flambé.
He has many years of experience to get it just right!
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As many of you will know. We have a Cocktail Bar & Bistro only a 1 minute walk away. Luna Rossa has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place for Pre/Post Piccolo Mondo drinks.

You can find the full drinks menu here: buff.ly/1bfuGab
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Guess the cocktail. What Luna Rossa favourite is shown below?

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We were delighted to have our Meal for 4 Competition winner in the restaurant recently. We hope you all enjoyed your afternoon meal and we look forward to seeing you all again soon! ...

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Have you been in the restaurant when Jim does Steak Diane Flambé for a customer? It is always an exciting moment.
Video to follow. :) (7 photos)
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Do you do any meals without garlic, I have a serious allergy to it and it puts me off coming? I love spaghetti carbonara and spag bog. ...

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Piccolo Mondo History - Jim & Ricardo (manager & chef) both still working at the restaurant.

Do you have any old photos or memories from time spent in the restaurant? :)
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Video From The Kitchen.
Steven Faulds our head chef preparing some delicious Pork for our pre service staff meal. Always an enjoyable time :)
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The Piccolo Mondo Caprese Tart! (3 photos) ...

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We are looking forward to a busy day ahead. Are you dining with us today?

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Todays Special - Smoked Salmon & Prawns in a dill and lemon dressing! ...

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Piccolo Mondo Stuffed Mushrooms.
Mushrooms with cheese , ham, onions, herbs, bread crumbed, deep fried and served with garlic mayonnaise.
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What's on the dinner menu tonight? If it's not going to be special then let us make it a meal and evening to remember! :)
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Fillet of Sea Bass grilled or baked with fresh rosemary, garlic, fine fennel, white wine, served over a mould of cream potatoes, fresh vegetables and garished with seasonal salad. ...

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The perfect starter to enjoy during this lovely sunny weather.
Melon with Seasonal Fruit. :)
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Specials this weekend!!
Asparagus Mornay with Pancetta.
Tuscan Beef Stew. (2 photos)
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Great memories of the time Sir Roger Moore visited Piccolo Mondo twice in 2 days. It was a special occasion serving him and also a wonderful time for the city as we hosted the Commonwealth Games! #ThrowBackThursday (2 photos) ...

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Award-Winning Restaurant EST. 1974

Piccolo Mondo Glasgow - Winner Scotland's Best Restaurant 2012 The Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards
Piccolo Mondo Glasgow - Top 5 Scotland's Best Restaurant 2013 & 2014 The Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards
Piccolo Mondo Glasgow - Winner Best Italian Restaurant 2013 Scottish Italian Awards
Piccolo Mondo Renfrew - Winner Most Romantic Restaurant 2013 Scottish Italian Awards
Piccolo Mondo Glasgow & Renfrew - Winner Best Wine List 2013 Scottish Italian Awards