Piccolo Mondo Renfrew
- Telephone 0141 885 1011
- Food served Tue–Sat noon–2.15pm, 5.30–10pm
- Average price £12.50 (set lunch); £26 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £15.50
- Website www.piccolomondo.co.uk
This review is taken from the 2012 edition.
Family-run with a considerable legacy, the period interior and elegant furnishings make you feel you are wandering onto a Fellini set with velvet drapes and statues lining an airy corniced dining room. If you can book it try the 'celebration menu' – outstanding value including a cocktail and an excellent wine selection. A colourful Caprese salad is refreshing and light and the Scottish mussels taste straight from the sea. The lamb jigot is off the bone, fantastically tender and perfectly seasoned with Tuscan herbs, while the salmon fillet is lightly poached without losing texture and retaining natural flavours enhanced by a cream sauce. Classy service from stylish staff is conscientious without being overly formal. A light and delicate tiramisù brings a consistently high-quality experience to a close. There's also an express lunch, offering exceptional value for a treat when shopping, and 20 wines by the glass will keep wine-buffs happy on the inevitable return visits. The city restaurant has a buzz to it and tables often turn around quickly though the quality of service means this shouldn’t be an issue. However, the recently opened Renfrew Piccolo Mondo has a bar that allows an aperitif or post-meal drink to extend the experience making it worthwhile for city residents or an excellent option for out-of-towners. A luxurious and enjoyable experience that does credit to the restaurant’s history.
Chic and sophisticated Piccolo Mondo in Renfrew is a perfect place to enjoy traditional and contemporary Mediterranean specialities. Priding themselves on their hedonistic menus of superb choice and quality, the restaurant offers a style full of flair, with an enthusiasm like no other. The cuisine is presented to you in a warm and relaxing ambience. The delicacy of the culinary techniques, the luxury of the composition and the finest of wines are all complemented by the friendly nature of Piccolo Mondo's staff. You can expect to dine in comfortable surroundings and a very convivial atmosphere.
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- House wine: £17.50 per bottle