Piccolo Italian Restaurant, North Perth


A small Italian restaurant nearby when the planned meal at the Rosemount didn’t eventuate because of severe deadness is a good thing. It was cute, crowded, and Catalonian with a few Miro prints on the wall. Yes I know he’s not Italian , but come on – Miro.

It has $10 pasta mains. $10. Ten dollars. T E N dollars. Don’t pay anymore anywhere else. OK bad things out of the way, outside for the first half in the cold like the matchstick girl, but that’s not their fault and they empathised and got us an inside table as soon as it was free. The place runs at 15 to the dozen so the food is slow. No bad thing, but the good part of a bottle of wine on an empty stomach leads to boozy scoffing.

Had the bruschhetta – funghi and pomodoro and followed with the penne all’ arrabbiata (hot sausage, chilli, and tomato). Hot. Hot. All good with a home cooked feel and couldn’t fault it. Same for the bruschetta. Would have stayed for cake and coffee. Will go again. Neighbourhood good.

The wine was a NSW Arrowfield 2001 Shiraz occupying the dead centre of all considerations. Mid value value, inoffensive but not offensively so etc. Would recommend it, but not too strongly.

Finished with a bowling grudge match between the Floreat petit-Bourgeois Adventurers and the West Leederville Spartacist 3 (incl. left of centre ring in). Toni won best score and I won “player most resembling league bowler pre-game”. Winners are grinners. Shiraz gives me headaches.



Piccolo Italian Restaurant 44 Angove Street, North Perth; 9227-5250



  1. Jeanne’s avatar

    Go Toni! Knock ’em dead (or should that be knock ’em down??)

    Still pondering why the Italian place was described as Catalonian. Chorizo pizzas? Paella pasta? Or is it just Miro, Miro on the wall?

  2. Anthony’s avatar

    Yeah nailed us. Men relegated to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

    [Sngort] Just because of the Miro prints. Very simple walls, nothing Gaudi.

  3. Jeanne’s avatar

    Ah, good. Uncluttered walls. Less for the Cervantes to dust.

  4. Anthony’s avatar

    But you shouldn’t let them Dili Dali.

  5. Anonymous’s avatar

    Hmm, might I point out that on aggregate, this particular West Leederville Spartacist came in second by a solitary point and had the highest individual match score of the night?

    … I didn’t think so.


  6. Anthony’s avatar

    Yes of course you may.


  7. Robert’s avatar

    Might I remind you of Bender’s astute comment on this subject?

    “Second place! That’s just a fancy word for loser!”

  8. Reid’s avatar

    Hi Anthony,

    Looks like you’re doing good with the new camera. Food sounds good, and seems quite inexpensive. We have a place like that here that offers all it’s pasta dishes for US$7.00 before 7:00 pm. Have been there a couple of times and have to say that for the price, it can’t be beat.

  9. Anthony’s avatar

    Having not made the podium, victory or nothing binary is fine by me.

    Cheap good restaurants are gems. Makes up for the shite pricey ones.

  10. Robert’s avatar

    At least you can claim victory by association…

  11. michelle79’s avatar

    Only for you the best italians’ restaurants The best restaurants of Italy!

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