Confirming that good things come in small packages, restaurant The Small offers delicious food and a lovely ambience in a space that accommodates just 18 people.
The cozy feeling is emphasized by the gentle manners of the owner, Sicilian Alessandro Lo Piccolo, who runs The Small with fashion designer Giancarlo Petriglia, winner of the latest edition of Italian Vogue’s Who Is on Next competition in the handbag division.
While the kitchen prepares mainly Italian dishes with fresh products — the burrata with tomatoes is a must, as are the salmon cooked at low temperature and the chocolate pie — the restaurant is conceived as an eclectic bazaar where everything is for sale, from the Baroque-inspired drinking glasses and French pottery to pictures by contemporary artists lining the walls.
— Alessandra Turra
Via Paganini, on the corner of Piazza Argentina
Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Closed Monday.