Piccolino Knutsford fits in perfectly with the Italianate villas and chic shops of this quirky Cheshire town. Situated on the narrow, buzzy High Street, it offers alfresco rooftop dining, a semi-private area for groups, and a second-floor bar.
On the menu you’ll find seasonal dishes that balance classic and contemporary Italian dining. In summer, options include salads such as Devonshire crab with radicchio, rocket, fennel, lemon and Sardinian bottarga (cured fish roe), or pasta dishes such as guanciale (pork cheek) with vine-ripened tomatoes, chilli and basil.
Desserts such as panna cotta with vanilla cream, summer berries, fresh mint and amaretti biscuit add to the holiday vibes. Ingredients are hand-sourced from Italy where appropriate. They favour local growers for fresh produce.
Their Sunday Roasts are popular all year round and in typical Italian style, families are very welcome. The bambini menu makes it a good option for food after a day-out at nearby Tatton Park.
Or head there in the evening for cocktails overlooking the red rooftops and cobbled streets. After a few white peach bellinis, you’ll forget this is Knutsford and not Sienna.