Following an extensive makeover, Piccolino in Knutsford has reopened to the public and now boasts a stunning all-weather roof terrace, a cold counter deli, a cocktail bar and an extended restaurant space.
The new-look Italian bar and restaurant – from Individual Restaurants – reopened to the public in May 2015 and has already proved popular with guests.
Located on King Street, Piccolino restaurant is now capable of accommodating up to 150 guests, whilst the main bar – which is located on the ground floor – has been extended to become a white marble cocktail bar. A cold counter deli has been added to the ground floor, in order to provide guests with freshly baked bread, a range of salamis and cheeses, a selection of wild fish and shellfish and a collection of seasonal salads.
The all-weather terrace, meanwhile, overlooks the nearby park and is ideal for guests who want to watch the world go by as they tuck into a delicious dish prepared using the restaurant’s Josper grill. The terrace boasts a state-of-the-art retractable roof, adds a real sense of character to the venue and is the place to be seen for breakfast.
Steven Walker, the Founder of Individual Restaurants, said:
“Knutsford is where it all began, so it was only right that we returned to give the restaurant an amazing refurbishment. We have a loyal following in Cheshire and after a few comments from friends and guests that the décor was tired, I felt the time was right to deliver a stunning restaurant.
“After visiting the best outdoor terraces at some of the coolest restaurants and hotels in major capitals of the world, we were excited to bring a taste of this to Knutsford with the creation of the roof terrace and bar.”
DPC Contracts was the main contractor on the transformation of Piccolino. The team worked hard to ensure that although the restaurant received a complete makeover, the venue’s charm was not lost along the way. Timeless materials such as Carrera white marble, antique brass, reclaimed wood and oak have been used in the design, along with striking blue leather finishes to really bring this drinking and dining space to life.
In addition to the fantastic changes which have taken place at Piccolino, the menu continues to delight diners with an extensive selection of wild shell fish, which is sourced mainly from the UK, as well as British beef, dry aged for a minimum of 35 days. Fresh handpicked crab is sourced from the Isle of Man; whilst artisan filled pastas are all prepared in-house by Marcello Ghiretti, the restaurant’s resident pasta connoisseur.
James Gingell, Head of Kitchen Operations for Individual Restaurants, said:
“Although the business has grown substantially, our food philosophy to serve Italian foods as it should be has remained the same. We visit the regions of Italy, meet the producers and are committed to serving the best quality seasonal ingredients, to bring our guests classic Italian dishes.”
To complement the food offering, Piccolino showcases an Italian-inspired drinks menu, presenting a diverse selection of seasonal classic cocktails, sweet liqueurs, craft beers, vermouth and Amari. A wine wall is also located on the first floor, with in-house sommelier, Dario Barbato on hand to guide guests to the correct wine for their meals.
Piccolino is open all day, every day, serving breakfast through to dinner.
For further information about Piccolino, please visit: www.individualrestaurants.com/piccolino/.