Piccolo Ristorante

2826 East Commercial Blvd Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308


Chef Andres to cook for Tortuga Music Festival for 4th year in a row
Apr
9
3:00 pm15:00

Chef Andres to cook for Tortuga Music Festival for 4th year in a row

For the 4th year in a row, Chef Andres will be cooking up a delicious seafood dish for the Tortuga Music Festival goers.  Each year, Rock the Ocean puts on a "Conservation Village" at the Tortuga Music Festival to help raise awareness about ocean and marine conservation.  Part of the Conservation Village is the "Green Gourmet" tent - hosted by Sea Delight, which offers concert-goers the opportunity to sample sustainably sourced seafood dishes prepared by local chefs.  

Being avid scuba divers, both Chef Andres and his wife and co-owner Alison are huge supporters of ocean conservation.  That's why this is one of their favorite events to do.  

You can find out more here.

Chef Andres to serve Lionfish at this year's SOBEWFF Seaside Eats
Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Chef Andres to serve Lionfish at this year's SOBEWFF Seaside Eats

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In 2014, we were invited to participate in the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's "Best of the Best" event at the Fountainbleau.  This year we are proud to announce that Chef Andres will be joining Chef Anne Burrell at the "Taste of Fort Lauderdale" Seaside Eats event of the SOBEWFF.

Per his usual, Chef Andres is going stepping outside the box and serving Lionfish.  As avid scuba divers and ocean conservationists, we are always looking for opportunities to bring awareness to the importance of saving our seas.  And what better way to highlight the "Eat 'em to beat 'em" philosophy for Lionfish than to serve it at such an important event.

Stay tuned for details and get your tickets here.

A Very Bubbly Valentine's Day Dinner
Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

A Very Bubbly Valentine's Day Dinner

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Bring your significant other and join us for a very special wine dinner - just in time for the Valentine's Day holiday.  Chef will be creating a unique menu paired up with all "bubbly" wines.  

The dinner will take place on Wednesday February 8th at 6:30pm - just in time to by pass all the craziness that is Valentine's Day and still enjoy a lovely evening out with your loved ones.  Tickets are $100/person plus tax & gratuity.

Course 1 - Berry & Goat Cheese Salad with Brut Blanc de Blanc
Course 2 - Steak Tartare with Paul Clouet Rose Grand Cru
Course 3 - Foie Gras with Gronget Carpe Diem Extra Dry
Course 4 - Mussels with Lallier Grand Cru Milesilme
Course 5 - Quail with Bortolotti Prosecco Superiore Brut

Call 954.776.8066 for reservations.

Piccolo Ristorante's NYE 2017 Celebration
Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

Piccolo Ristorante's NYE 2017 Celebration

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Join us for a delightful evening of exquisite food and wine in celebration of New Years Eve 2017.  As in previous years, Chef Andres will be offering a variety of unique specials in addition to his regular menu.  

Make sure to make your reservations early as seats fill up quickly!

Hot Italian Sausage with Tuscan White Beans, Brocolini Rapini & Crostini

Crispy Lardan Wedge Salad & Roquefort Dressing

Winter Vegetable Ratatouille & Duchess Potatoes

Steak al Pobre

Champagne Cupcakes with Rich Butter Cream Frosting

 

3rd Annual Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes
Dec
24
5:00 pm17:00

3rd Annual Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes

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This will be Chef Andres' 3rd year of doing his version of the Italian "Feast of the Seven Fishes" on Christmas Eve.  Legend has it that this tradition started in southern regions like Naples & Sicily but is little known in the northern Italy.  Though many facts surrounding the feast are unknown, there are two definite truths: It's about seafood and family.  Two of our greatest loves!  Make sure you call early to reserve your seat.

2016 FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES:

Tuna Crudo - Seared rare and served with harissa and oil

Charred Octopus - Served with roasted garlic and tomatoes

Seared Scallops - Served with sweet creamed corn polenta and spek

Sauteed Razor Clams - Served with baby arugula, shaved fennel, citrus and chili salad

Italian Seafood Paella - "Italian" version of the classic Spanish dish

Grilled Swordfish - Served with Italian Salsa Verde

Lemon and Herb Baked Branzino - Served with Olive Oil Pummes Puree

** All dishes are tapas style and will be offered a 'a carte in addition to our regular menu.  Prices typically range $8-$16 per course based on price and availability at the time of the event.

 

 

Thanksgiving-style Wine Dinner
Nov
16
6:30 pm18:30

Thanksgiving-style Wine Dinner

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While we are closed on Thanksiving DAY, this year Chef wanted to offer a unique opportunity to taste some of his versions of some classic fall and Thanksgiving dishes.

1st course - Foccacia, Conrbread Sausage and Boar Stuffing paired with Cantine Dei, Rosso di Montepulciano (2014)

2nd course - Duck Confit Pot Pie paired with Paolo Conterno, Langhe Nebbiolo A Mont (2014)

3rd course - Calabasa Porotos Granados (a hearty pumpkin and white bean dish) paired with Molettieri, Taurasi (2008)

4th course - Pumpkin Panna Cotta paired with a bubbly Lagrein Rose.

Tickets are $75/person plus tax/gratuity. Reservations are required - call 954.776.8066 to reserve your seat!

Wine Pairing Dinner - A Trip up the California Coast
Oct
27
6:30 pm18:30

Wine Pairing Dinner - A Trip up the California Coast

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Join us for a very special wine pairing dinner in celebration of our 3rd birthday!  This dinner will feature wines from California.

1st course - Pumpkin & Walnut Risotto paired with Wente "Riva Ranch" Chardonnay

2nd course - Butternut Squash Ravioli & Seared Duck Breast with Wente "Riva Ranch" Pinot Noir

3rd course - Pheasant Cacciatore with Girard "Old Vine Zin"

4th course - Very special Chocolate surprise with Girard Petite Syrah

Tickets are $75/person plus tax/tip.

Seats are limited.  Credit Card required for reservation - please call 954.776.8066 to reserve your seat today.

Lionfish Tasting Dinner
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Lionfish Tasting Dinner

This year, Chef Andres has created a fabulous 5-course tapas style tasting menu.

To start the evening, Chef will be serving a delicious Smoked Fish Dip appetizer paired with a bold Chilean Carmenere.  The second course of the evening, a "Surf and Turf", will surely be a crowd pleaser.  Chef will be using Marinated Skirt Steak wrapped around a Lionfish Yucca Croquette.  This dish will be paired with a light Italian Ballarino.  Next up will be last year's favorite, the Lionfish Corn Dog paired with a beautiful Spanish Verdejo.  For the 4th course, Chef will be serving a Blackened Lionfish Taco with Tropical Salsa.  These will be paired with an elegant Italian wine called 3 Utin.  For the beer lovers out there, the last course will be an IPA Lionfish over steamed Chinese Rice.  We have selected a rich and smooth Spanish Alas Negras for this last dish.  

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased here.

Chef Andres and Sea Delight team up again for Tortuga Music Festival!
Apr
17
3:00 pm15:00

Chef Andres and Sea Delight team up again for Tortuga Music Festival!

Chef Andres is thrilled to announce he will be serving delicious and sustainable seafood at this year's Conservation Village at the Tortuga Music Festival.  It will be his 3rd year in a row and he could not be more excited!  Ocean conservation and sustainable fishing practices are very dear and near to the hearts of both Chef Andres and his wife Alison.  As avid scuba divers, they are very adamant about helping out in any way that they can to help raise awareness about ocean conservation.

Make sure to stop by the Green Gourmet tent on Sunday April 17th to taste Chef's delicious tuna!

Wine Tasting Dinner with Miami Wine Buzz
Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Wine Tasting Dinner with Miami Wine Buzz

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Join us on Tuesday April 12th for a fabulous intimate fine dining experience and wine tasting.  We are teaming up with Miami Wine Buzz to bring you this special tasting dinner. Make sure to check out our videos page to see a quick video intro for this great event!

The wines we are tasting are going to be:

Callas 2011 - grape: Malvasia,  region: Emilia Romana
For this wine, Chef will be pairing it with delicious Butter Poached and Seared Sea Scallops, Foie Gras with a Roasted Fig Puree.

Arnaio 2010 - grape: Sangiovese 90% / Cabernet Sauvignon 10% (organic) region: Tuscany
For our second wine, Chef will be serving a fabulous homemade Parmesan Truffle Ravioli.

Primitivo 2011 - grape: Primitivo 100%, region: Puglia / Italia
The last dish of the evening will be a homemade Cannelloni pasta stuffed with Lamb and topped with an Eggplant Pomodoro sauce.

To finish off the evening, Chef will be serving his homemade Limoncello Sorbet.

Contact us today to sign up for this amazing dinner!  Tickets are $75/person plus tax/gratuity.

 

Valentine's Day 2016
Feb
14
2:00 pm14:00

Valentine's Day 2016

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Piccolo Ristorante, dubbed one of the most romantic restaurants by the Sun Sentinel, is the perfect place for your Valentine's Day celebrations.  Our intimate dining room and soft background music are the perfect setting to enjoy the evening with your special loved one.  Chef will be offering a few specials in addition to his regular menu.  Specials to include: Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs wrapped in Proscuitto, Poached Pear and Gorgonzola Risotto, Pork Tournedo with Cherry Tomatoes Balsamic Reduction and Brussel Sprouts.  We will also have a variety of wine specials for the evening.

Reservations only by phone so call today.

Jan
23
10:00 pm22:00

JA Uncorked

Piccolo is honored to be a participant in the 2016 JA Uncorked event! Stay tuned for details but in the mean time check out their website here.

Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

Piccolo's New Year's Eve Celebration

Join us for an exquisite dining experience this New Year's Eve.  Chef's NYE specials will include: Roasted Red Beet Salad with Mixed Berry Vinaigrette, Braised Pork Belly, Veal Scalopini, Sunday Gravy, Seafood Ragu, Tiramisu.  Remember, we are very "Piccolo" and reservations fill up quickly so make sure to reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to seeing you and wish you a fabulous new year!

Dec
24
5:00 pm17:00

Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner.  Join us on this wonderful holiday and enjoy a variety of seafood dishes.  Reservations are filling up quickly so make sure to reserve ahead of time.  We will also be serving our full regular menu in addition to the special seven seafood dishes.

This year's Seven Fishes menu includes the following:  

Grilled Octopus served in a roasted garlic tomato sauce - $13
Two Butter Poached Sea Scallops wrapped in Proscuitto & served w/ melon - $11
Middleneck Clams in a red or white sauce & served with a crostini - $10
Italian Seafood Paella - $13
Tuna Crudo served w/ a light hourissa & extra virgin olive oil - $11
Shrimp Polenta - $9
Grilled Swordfish Provensal w/ roasted garlic lemon potatoes - $15

Full 7-course dinner is $75/person.  If ordered a la carte prices as shown above.

Buon Appetito e Buon Natale!

Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Lionfish Tasting Dinner

We are teaming up with 2 local non-profits to bring you a fabulous Lionfish Tasting Dinner & Demonstration! The Dive Bar is a local nonprofit group of legal professionals who love our oceans and REEF.org is a local nonprofit organization working to increase awareness and education about marine/ocean conservation.  For more information and tickets click the link below:

http://www.thedivebar.org/events/?doing_wp_cron=1441827567.5198640823364257812500#!event/2015/10/27/lionfish-tasting-at-piccolo-to-benefit-reef

Oct
11
4:00 pm16:00

PICCOLO TURNS 2!

Happy birthday to us!  What a wonderful fun-filled two years it has been! Thank you all!

Our official birthday is October 11th - but since that falls on a Sunday, we will be celebrating all month long by bringing back some of the most popular specials from the past two years.  Follow us on social media to stay up to date!

Aug
3
6:00 pm18:00

Lionfish Event

We are teaming up with REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) to offer a unique Lionfish tasting event.  This event will be used to raise funds and awareness regarding this invasive species. Click on the link below for tickets to this great event!

http://www.reef.org/lionfish/foodandwine

Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

Auction Dinner to benefit Grace Place School

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd annual Auction Dinner to benefit Grace Place School!

Grace Place School desires to see South Florida’s youth free from sex trafficking and destructive lifestyles.

Our mission is to creatively meet the educational, spiritual, and therapeutic needs of at risk youth in order to empower them to reach their God given potential.

You can purchase your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/piccolo-ristorante-hosts-four-course-dinner-to-benefit-grace-place-school-tickets-16568581072

May
13
6:00 pm18:00

FANO Happy Hour

We are excited to host a happy hour for the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations (FANO).  They will be promoting their organization and their Nonprofit Startup Class, as well as the Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management that are offered at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber throughout the year.

www.fano.org

Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

South Florida Business Connections Networking Event

We will be hosting a wonderful Networking Event that is open to the public.  It is hosted by Alan from the South Florida Business Connections company and we will be offering  a complimentary drink and variety of appetizers for all those that attend.  

Check out this website  for more information

 

Mar
28
5:00 pm17:00

Broward Public Library Dinner

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a dinner for the Broward Public Library.  They will be featuring an author and musician.  Stay tuned for details and photos of the event!

Feb
14
5:00 pm17:00

ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER

Join us for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner!  Our restaurant is perfect for that special evening with the one you love!

Make your reservations now for Saturday February 14th, Valentine's Day.  In addition to our regular menu, Chef will be serving the following specials:

Tuna Tapenade Salad,   Wild Berry Macadamia Goat Cheese Salad

Roasted Red Beet Seafood Risotto,  Pistachio Pesto Crusted Lamb,  Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi,  Braised Rabbit Ratatouille

Strawberry Basil Balsamic Gelato