Once upon a time, in the heart of Ealing, there was a dream to open a lovely little Italian restaurant and the dream started with Gabbi and Andrew. Gabbi, who has over 25 years of specialist experience in Italian cuisine, started as a humble apprentice in the Land of Chianti, Siena (Italy) and as he grew in experience, he travelled all over Italy learning his chosen art. Finally, arriving in London and bringing with him a breadth of regional Italian flavours, Gabbi met Andrew and Piccola Italia was born.
But only 2 months after opening, one fateful evening, the dream nearly came to an end as rioters decided to tear down Ealing, including poor Piccola Italia. But undeterred, though a little bruised, Piccola Italia re-opened.
Now, Piccola Italia is growing from strength to strength. Most recently, it had some great reviews from the Ealing Gazette and the Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle, as well as getting a brief interview on ITV1!
The menu is designed to explore every palette, from specialist seafood (light and summery) and meat dishes (robust and full of flavour), to simple, but scrummy, vegetarian options. And for the little ones, there is a healthy children’s menu too.
Every dish is freshly prepared and the dough is made daily and on the premises to create stone-baked pizzas, panini and breads, which have became Piccola Italia’s signature in Ealing.
Above all, Piccola strives for quality. From its staff, from its suppliers, for its customers.
You really have to taste the dream to believe it …