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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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We all have a favourite. Chocolate Fudge Cake, Meringue Delight, Tiramisu. But what would make up your perfect dessert? ...

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It looks like another busy Festive period at Piccolo Mondo. If you are planning to celebrate with us on Christmas Day please call
0141 885 1011. We only have a limited number of tables left so call soon to avoid disappointment.
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One of our most popular Antipasti. STUFFED MUSHROOMS
(Mushrooms with cheese , ham, onions, herbs, bread crumbed, deep fried and served with garlic mayonnaise)
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Wednesday is the closing date for votes in this years Italian Awards. Let's hope we hold onto our title of 'Scotland's Most Romantic Restaurant' for the second year. Help us win by voting here: italianawards.co.uk/vote-now/ ...

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How well do you know our food? Guess the dish! ...

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Thank you for all your votes so far. Fingers crossed we pick up the award for 'Scotland's Most Romantic Restaurant'. To vote click here: italianawards.co.uk/vote-now/ ...

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What would be your perfect starter? ...

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Italian Awards voting closes on the 10th September. With your support we could win 'Scotland's Most Romantic Restaurant' for the second year running. Vote here: italianawards.co.uk/vote-now/ ...

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Do you have a favourite Piccolo Mondo dish or do you always go for something new each time? ...

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Last year we Won 'Scotland's Most Romantic Restaurant' at The Italian Awards. We hope to do the same this year and would really appreciate your support. Vote for us in the same category here. italianawards.co.uk/vote-now/ ...

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Our Seafood Risotto comes with 3 varieties of prawns and is flamed in Brandy, chilli, garlic, white wine, fresh herbs, tomato and cream sauce. A great main course full of flavour. ...

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Celebrate with us this December. To book a table for your Festive Party or Christmas Day Celebration, call 0141 248 2481
You can view our full special festive menu here: buff.ly/1te3k9W
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On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week we decided to create our very own Referendum Specials. We have added up what dishes were the most popular (Scottish or British) and it turns out it was 72% Scottish to 28% British. We hope you enjoyed this bit of food fun and if you missed out then you can view the photos here: owl.li/BOxBx ...

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Have you tried our Linguine alla Marinara? (Seafood Pasta)
Linguine tossed in extra virgin olive oil with three varieties of prawns (King, Tiger and North Atlantic), flamed in Brandy, chilli, garlic, white wine, fresh herbs, tomato and cream sauce.
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It may seem early to be thinking of the Festive period but don't leave it too late to book your table. We have limited tables left for Fridays and Saturdays throughout December and Christmas Day bookings are continuing to fill up. To book call 0141 248 2481
You can view our full Festive Menu here: buff.ly/1te3k9W
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Our Referendum Specials are available again today. We hope you can join us for some Scottish and UK favourites.
Specials Menu: owl.li/BGa9K
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Had a lovely meal for our anniversary on Saturday the 13th September which our 9 year old paid for our meal and also wrote the review xx ...

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Here are our Referendum Specials. Available for the next 3 days only. We will count up the most popular choices and announce a winner next week. Specials and are included in all menus at no additional cost.
Starters - Stornoway Black Pudding & Poached Egg (Scotland)
Flaked Smoked Mackerel salad (UK)
Main Course - Chicken Balmoral (Scotland)
Fish & Chips (UK)
Dessert - Cranachan (Scotland)
Homemade Apple Pie (UK) (6 photos)
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Chicken Balmoral. One of our Special Referendum Menu Mains. Only available for the next 3 days. ...

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What do you think of our Cranachan Scottish dessert? A chef special available on our Referendum Menu for the next 3 days only. ...

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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