Piero’s is not just your regular Italian. You’ll go to Piero’s for an informal dinner with a fancy twist! And besides having dinner, Piero’s is also perfect for a nice Friday afternoon drink. Go for one of their Italian inspired cocktails or choose a good glass of Italian wine!

Upon entering the restaurant, we stumbled upon a marvellous looking bar, and we immediately loved the interior. Warm light bulbs, wood and marble details at the bar and tables, a big beverage wall with all kinds of bottles: the details were perfectly in line with the concept.

A different vibe in every corner at Piero’s
What also stands out:all corners of the restaurant have a different kind of ambiance. On the right side, next to the beverage wall you will feel like you’re in a casual chic cocktail bar, and at the back of the restaurant, there’s a cozy set up with dimmed light. The candles and glasses on the table make this picture complete and is therefore perfect for an intimate dinner with your date. On the left you will find longer tables, were you could easily join in with a group. The whole space in total gives a fancy but informal look at this beautifully and well decorated restaurant. We settled down in the left corner of the restaurant where we could have a good overview of the restaurant as on the square outside as well.

Picking out our dishes with the help of owner Piero
After we got a quick look on the drinking menu, we knew immediately we would start with a Prosecco as aperitivo. The dinner menu looked quite big with choices of; antipasti, pasta’s, pizza’s, steak and dolci. We found it hard to choose just one starter, but luckily Piero (the owner) made us an ‘antipasti misti’ plate. Piero told us he’s a born Italian form Northern Italy and grew up near Lago Maggiore. For special occasions he makes these mixed plates. For us he made bruschetta with Lardo (Italian bacon) and another one with tomato, different kind of cheese like Formaggi Caprino (goat cheese), Gorgonzola, Scamorza and Felino (sausage), artichoke and foccacia. We shared the plate and it was truly delicious yet so fulfilling, we couldn’t think of a main dish after.

No room left for a dessert
Again we asked Piero for help, and as a main course he recommended the Paccheri con Burrata and the Ravioli with homemade tomato sauce. At Piero’s the tomato sauce is homemade in the morning and is slow cooked throughout the day. With our main course we drank the Buscareto rosso Piceno Doc, a good combination with the taste of tomato and burrata. We were too full for a dessert, but if you are a dessert lover you’ll surely feel that there’s enough to choose. Think Tiramisu, Semifreddo, Sgroppino or if you would like something stronger a Negroni or a Limoncello!

Full overview restaurant


  • A variety of Neapolitan Italian dishes
  • Wide range of cocktails
  • Big terrace, all day sun (coming soon)
  • You can go here for lunch in the weekends


  • Most dishes are well priced, but the Secondi dishes are pricier

More about Piero’s

Location: Ledig Erf 10 – Utrecht
Costs: The price of a dish ranges between €3,75 and €5,00 for a starter and for a main course between €14,50 for a pizza and €25 for a steak.

Reserve a table at Piero’s Italian here


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