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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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Just booked for me & my friends Linda & Suzanne to come for a wee girly lunch to you on sat.
We all looking forward to it. X
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Lasagna. A real Piccolo Mondo favourite. What's your must have dish? ...

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It is with great sadness and shock that one of our members of staff Colin Anderson passed away suddenly yesterday. He had been working on and off with the Pierotti family for almost 40 years and since the age of 15. RIP Colin, you will be badly missed. ...

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Wee liver white Springer spaniel found at Tesco Renfrew almost got ran over, called Amber. Used spare leash to tie her up, security letting proper authorities know. Someone's missing her, lovely wee dog. ...

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Exactly what's needed on a day like this. Who's for some ice cream? ...

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We are delighted to announce that Jemma Pate is our Piccolo Mondo Renfrew slogan competition winner. Jemma please private message this Facebook page with your contact details so that we can arrange your Celebration Menu meal for 2, on us!
Thank you everyone for your votes and it was number 3) Where Passion And Tradition Come Together, that was the popular choice with most of you!
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Yum. Anyone for some Ferrero rocher? ...

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One final chance to vote and win. It looks like No 3 is the popular choice so far, but what slogan do you think is best? Comment below with your favourite and as a thank you we will pick one random person to enjoy a Celebration Menu meal for 2, on us!
1) A Passion For Tradition
2) Where Tradition Matters
3) Where Passion And Tradition Come Together
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If you haven't tried our Tiramisu Martini then we strongly suggest you do! ...

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It was great to have former 100m world record holder Maurice Greene in the restaurant last night. ...

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Sometimes one visit to Piccolo Mondo just isn't enough. Even for 007 himself. It was wonderful to have Sir Roger Moore back for a 2nd visit today. Is it to early for a Vodka Martini? :) ...

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It was a great honour to have Sir Roger Moore in the restaurant today. We hope he enjoyed his visit to Piccolo Mondo. ...

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Why not try our House Speciality, Potted Prawns on your next visit to Piccolo Mondo. A very popular starter! ...

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Seared of Chicken Breast Capri
- Sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with a hint of chilli, garlic, basil, white wine and tomato sauce. Served over saffron rice with baby roast potatoes and vegetables.
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First visit last night and will return hopefully soon, staff were excellent and gave my daughter a graduation present so touching food was amazing! ...

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Some delicious options to enjoy on a warm summers day! (4 photos) ...

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Anne King is our Piccolo Mondo Glasgow slogan competition winner. She has won a Celebration Menu meal for 2, on us.
Anne please private message this Facebook page with your contact details. Thank you everyone for your votes and it was number 3) Where Passion And Tradition Come Together, that was the popular choice with most of you!
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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