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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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Our new Casual Lunch Menu. Choose from a Wide Variety of Main Courses. And a complimentary Glass of Wine or soft drink for Only £7.50.

The menu is available from Tue,Wed,Thurs lunch and dinner and Friday lunch. 0141 885 1011
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We are pleased to be awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015. We appreciate your support and for taking the time to share your review. Your feedback helps us to continually improve our service. Thank you :)

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Here is our new Casual Lunch Menu. Choose from a Wide Variety of Main Courses. And a complimentary Glass of Wine or soft drink for Only £7.50.

The menu is available from Tue,Wed,Thurs lunch and dinner and Friday lunch. 0141 885 1011 (3 photos)
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Hi guys we are going to be celebarting our 25th Anniversary on the 19th July and the first year of operating as Renfrewshire Sports Charity- where profits we make get split between St Vincents Hospice and Accord Hospice. We are looking to collect prizes and do a big fundraiser on the day, i wonder if you guys would be kind enough to donate anything that we can raffle off, any help would be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards Alex Whelan ...

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#TBT. We have been feeling a bit jealous that Paolo visited Luna Rossa last week. So we thought we would remind ourselves of his last visit to Piccolo Mondo. Who is the most famous person you have every spotted in a restaurant? :) ...

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Our Gourmet Menu is available Tuesday - Thursday for only £15 per person. You can view the full menu here: piccolomondo.co.uk/menus/renfrew/special-gourmet/

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Evening preparations are well underway. We are open from 5.30pm. Hope you can join us :)
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Staff Bio :)

Length of Service: 2 Years
Recommended Starter: Salsiccia Con Fagioli
Recommended Main: Sirloin & Pepper Sauce
Recommended Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding
Recommendation from the Bar: Tanqueray No10 & Tonic
Favourite Piccolo Mondo Memory: Recently meeting the Rangers chairmen
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Specials for tomorrow and Saturday.
Penne with Chorizo, Chicken and Mascarpone!
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Specials for tomorrow and Saturday.
Asparagus Mornay with Poached Egg!
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Dinner time should be a celebration of delicious food! :)
We are open from 5.30pm
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Meet the extended family of Piccolo Mondo!

Length of Service: 6 Years
Recommended Starter: Potted Prawns
Recommended Main: Seafood Platter
Recommended Dessert: Apple Pie
Recommendation from the Bar: Espresso Martini
Favourite Piccolo Mondo Memory: Meeting celebrates on a regular basis.
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We are delighted to have been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Thank you to all of our customers that have taken the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback as it helps us continually improve the quality of our service. :)

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This weekends Special is Pasta Primavera - Pasta in cream sauce with peppers, broccoli, onion and chilli. ...

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We are looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join the Piccolo Mondo team. The position is full time and experience with Italian cuisine essential. Please tag anyone you think may be interested. To apply email glasgow@piccolomondo.co.uk with CV and all contact details. ...

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Meet the extended family of Piccolo Mondo.
Over the coming weeks we will share some of our favourite dishes and other enjoyable aspects of working in the restaurant. :)

Length of Service: 35 Months
Recommended Starter: Insalata Caprese
Recommended Main: Seafood Platter
Recommended Dessert: Tiramisu
Recommendation from the Bar: Mojito / Passori (Baby Amarone) Red Wine
Favourite Piccolo Mondo Memory: Winning various prizes at awards ceremonies. And recent staff nights out.
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Presentation is vital. Hard at work on some more of our specials. ...

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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