Daily Specials

Our specials change often, so please call to inquire what they are for the day. We always have at least one or 2 special salads, pasta dishes and entrees to choose from.

ciao-hour Stop in to say Ciao! and enjoy a complimentary bruschetta di pomodoro and house wine for $5.00 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm daily at the bar.

About Us

When you’re looking for Italian cuisine, there is no better place in Menlo Park than Piccolo Ristorante Italiano. Our downtown establishment offers a quiet setting where you can enjoy intimate moments with friends and family, or host offsite meetings and events.

Piccolo, which means “small” in Italian, has 12 tables and a charming bar where customers can enjoy a glass of wine and antipasti. Outdoor seating is also available.

This is a restaurant that many of our Piccolo customers call a true neighborhood style restaurant where everyone is treated like family.

Our menu is simple and direct, offering fresh original recipes from all regions of Italy.

Pasta is freshly made topped with mouthwatering recipes. The wine list offers a range for every palate and budget. Appetizers feel familiar but with delicate flavors and textures. Hearty, flavorful entrees include meat and vegetarian selections. Salads are comprised of fresh local organic ingredients. We pride ourselves on our prompt, friendly and relaxed service.

Owner, Elio D’Urzo, who is originally from Calabria in southern Italy, brings warmth and down-to-earth charm to Piccolo. Elio is also the owner of Ristorante Sapore Italiano in Burlingame. His culinary philosophy maintains the sensibility of home-style recipes, mixed with unexpected delight.

We want our customers to feel they are in a very special setting. We keep it simple and friendly while maintaining a very high level of culinary expertise. We are proud to offer a reasonably priced menu without sacrificing quality.

Piccolo can also help with any of your off-site catering needs.





11:30AM-2PM • 5PM-9:30PM


11:30AM-2PM • 5PM-9:30PM


11:30AM-2PM • 5PM-9:30PM


11:30AM-2PM • 5:00PM-10:00PM