Piccolino, Chester

It's been a couple of days since I returned from my Trek America trip (more on that in another post), on which I found out that I'd managed to achieve a First Class degree in Sociology! Super happy. 

Anyway, I hadn't really had the opportunity to celebrate really, and still haven't properly, but I thought it would be nice to go to one of my favourite restaurants in Chester and have a delicious meal as a mini celebration. 

Piccolino is an Italian chain restaurant, one of twenty-one across the U.K., but you'd never think so. In my opinion it's the best Italian in the city and serves what I'd say is the best pizza I've ever eaten (and I've been to Italy!). 

We sat down are were greeted with freshly baked bread.

Which I took no time to dunk into the richest balsamic I've ever tasted, mixed with delicious olive oil. I always say you know you're at a good Italian when they greet you with bread.

We then delved into the menus and took no time at all to settle on pizza - they are the best we've ever tasted after all!

To drink, a glass of Coke for L and some fresh orange juice for myself. 

Before long, the pizzas arrived and looked just as beautiful as we'd remembered them

For L, the 'Pollo Parmigiana' - chicken, tomato, mozzarella, basil & Parmesan. 

I went for a classic Margherita, which I don't think I need to explain to you. 

Both simple but incredible. Crispy at the crust and sloppy in the centre.

Satisfied but still naughtily yearning for more, we were easily won over by the dessert menus.

C'mon, who can resist some gelati?

L is a sucker for white chocolate so naturally opted for that, and I'm always sold on chocolate but wanted to also dabble in the caramel, so asked for 2 scoops of cioccolato and 1 scoop of caramello. 

All the ice creams come in 3 scoops, I'm not just being greedy, honest!

He was too greedy to wait until I took a picture and delved in. 

I'm not much of a fan of biscotti so offered it up, much to L's joy. 

Both of our ice creams were, of course, exceptional. It seems Piccolino can do no wrong thus far. 


If you're as much of a fan of Italian food as me, and ever get the chance to visit a Piccolino restaurant, don't pass it up! I promise you won't regret it. 

For a list of U.K. locations, click here.  

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