Piccolo Roma Restaurant

Piccolo Roma in Hoboken papered up – closed or renovating?

Noticed yesterday that Piccolo Roma (120 Washington St.) was closed and papered up.

Over the past 20 years – we’ve been there only once. Once was enough for us. Nothing compelling enough for us to be regulars. Wonder what the deal is here?

Anyway – here was a recent online review of the place: “This place baffles me–how are they still open? Food is not good, not made well, and seems old. I went here with my friends years ago and disliked it. Upon seeing it was still open this year, my boyfriend and I gave it a whirl–no change. I don’t understand how they are still operating when it is constantly empty and the food is no where in comparison to other Italian food in the Hoboken and jersey city area. Save your time and money.”

Piccolo Roma Hoboken NJ Closed Papered Up

Piccolo Roma Italian Restaurant – Hoboken, NJ

Description: Italian restaurant – “fine dining.” Entrée price range $10 -$17. Soup, Salads, Pasta, Seafood, Chicken, Veal. Free Delivery, BYOB.
Address: 120 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 876-9088, Fax: (201) 876-9095

Piccolo Roma

12 Responses

  1. Diana says:

    This has got to be the worst Italian in Hoboken! The calamari was flavorless, the salmon was WHITE, and the veal was sooooo dry it was ridiculous!

  2. jdross19 says:

    Has anyone been to Piccolo Roma lately? How has it been? I had a few bad meals there in a row, and had to write it off…but i am thinking about giving it another try. It always looks empty, but i remember some awesome meals there a few years back…if anyone eats there, a few recommendations would be great

    • Red Haven says:

      I’m in the same boat. I used to go there as regularly as any other restaurant in town but haven’t been back for about a year and a half. The food went from excellent for the price to average before I got two downright bad meals in a row. :-(

      I have noticed they’ve hired an attractive young hostess who stands at the gate beckoning you to partake. Hopefully for their sake they’ve hired a new chef, too. I’d be happy to return if things have changed for the better.

      In response to jdross19 who said:

      Has anyone been to Piccolo Roma lately? How has it been? I had a few bad meals there in a row, and had to write it off…but i am thinking about giving it another try. It always looks empty, but i remember some awesome meals there a few years back…if anyone eats there, a few recommendations would be great

      • jdross19 says:

        Ha – who will be the guinea pig? Perhaps i’ll order the shrimp and penne w/ vodka and see what’s what….will report back!

        In response to Red Haven who said:

        I’m in the same boat. I used to go there as regularly as any other restaurant in town but haven’t been back for about a year and a half. The food went from excellent for the price to average before I got two downright bad meals in a row. :-(

        I have noticed they’ve hired an attractive young hostess who stands at the gate beckoning you to partake. Hopefully for their sake they’ve hired a new chef, too. I’d be happy to return if things have changed for the better.

  3. mooshu says:

    I don’t order their cream-based dishes, anymore. Too rich and too much! Did like their lighter fare, like shrimp in Garlic olio (or something like that) and vegetable dishes, though.

    I haven’t eaten at this place in a long time. Sorry to hear the food has gone downhill.

    • charleyblueeyes says:

      Mooshu…I picture you as having a shape like an enlarged bowling pin….You comment on just about every eatery that’s posted….Do you work for Zagat’s ?

      In response to mooshu who said:

      I don’t order their cream-based dishes, anymore. Too rich and too much! Did like their lighter fare, like shrimp in Garlic olio (or something like that) and vegetable dishes, though.

      I haven’t eaten at this place in a long time. Sorry to hear the food has gone downhill.

      • mooshu says:

        I cook. I bake. I enjoy food. If that makes me a 900-lb journalist who needs the help of a crane to get her out of bed each morning, so be it. Think of me what you wish.

        In response to charleyblueeyes who said:

        Mooshu…I picture you as having a shape like an enlarged bowling pin….You comment on just about every eatery that’s posted….Do you work for Zagat’s ?

  4. bmoc04 says:

    The last time I ate here was abour 3 years ago and the food was pretty bad back then. Everything was flavorless. So many other better options for Italian elsewhere in town, or even on that block.

  5. freewheelin says:

    Just had the worst restaurant experience in my 18 years in Hoboken at this horror house. I hadn’t been there in about 5 but decided to give it a shot because Tutta Pasta had a long line. My meal was so terrible I took one bite of it. Another person at our table never got their main course. The service sucked and on top of all that there were two parties-one of about 8 guys and the other about 10 girls–that took over almost the entire restaurant, shouting and being obnoxious in general. We tried to get the waiter’s attention to get a check for the food we did get so we could leave and it took him 10 minutes to bring it. All in all it was a full hour from the time we got there till the time we left, with one of us never receiving their main meal and the other not eating his. I was hoping the waiter would say just forget it since he did apologize for the noise and the slow service, but they charged us for everything except my meal. Needless to say, will never, even set foot in this dump again.

  6. truth1 says:

    Ate there once, years ago…never went back because the food was simply terrible. Augustino’s, Three A’s, Del Fino’s and Tutta Pasta are the places to go for Italian food.

  7. nbm3 says:

    Nothing so special about Tutta Pasta either. Sounds like this place needs a visit from Kitchen Nightmares.

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