Piccolo Mondo Wimborne – Review

Now that the kids are back to school, my husband and I try to have the same day off mid-week and we have been treating ourselves to either breakfast or lunch out.

We tend to head to chain restaurants with the kids, but we are trying to make a conscious effort to support local businesses and last week we headed into Wimborne and had lunch at the small, family run restaurant Piccolo Mondo, which is tucked away in a little square in the centre of town.

Piccolo-Mondo

We picked a busy day for our visit, as they were not only hosting a party in the rear room, but it was a also busy lunchtime for the restaurant too. This did not detract from the service at all though, as we were warmly welcomed and seated quickly.

Piccolo-Mondo

They offer a full menu at lunchtime, but we opted for their lunchtime specials, which are smaller versions of their main meals and very competitively priced at just £5.40.

Piccolo-Mondo

My husband opted for the Polpette al Sugo (steak meatballs in a napoli tomato sauce) and as it was a hot day outside, I opted for the chicken salad.

Piccolo-Mondo

Despite being busy, the staff were attentive, making sure we were served as quickly as possible and checking in to see if everything was ok.

Piccolo-Mondo

The food was freshly cooked and delicious. My only disappointment was that I didn’t have any room for any dessert, as I have it on good authority that their salted caramel ice cream is not to be missed.

Piccolo-Mondo

We will definitely be back very soon, as I really want to try their lasagne. Check out the Piccolo Mondo menu here.

Do you prefer eating at chain restaurants, or small independents?

9 thoughts on “Piccolo Mondo Wimborne – Review

  1. Sounds lovely. We’ve taken Tuesdays off the last couple of weeks while the kids are both at school. There’s a little bit of guilt about not using kid-free days to get work done but the lunches have been good.

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