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Piatanzi is the creation of husband and wife team, Pete and Maggie Lukes.
We love to travel, and to eat! We have found that our most enjoyable and memorable dining experiences have been where we were able to order many small plates with just a few perfect bites of food, that we could share. Sharing food and experiences together made our connections to one another as a family stronger and more meaningful.
Piattini means "small plates" in Italian. Our fabulous creations are crafted from the finest, freshest ingredients; Organic, farm-raised, and locally sourced. We offer gluten- free options for 90% of our menus.
Food and drink brings people together, which brings community together. We hope that Piattini will become a favorite neighborhood spot in which community can gather and enjoy delicious meals, share some wine and savor good company.
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Mid-Day Menu: Sunday - Saturday: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Local small bands, acoustic groups and the occasional classical group on weekends.
Private lot and street parking
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Piatanzi Ratings and Reviews
Totally awesome. Best food and service in town. We had a great meal and the atmosphere was incredible. The staff was astute and exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant and have not been to a better place in Albuquerque. It exceeded my expectations and I will be back as often as I can
Piantanzi is good, but I like my Italian cuisine less complicated and more down-home. The menu here lists Italian standards, but what is set before you is a modern, more haute-cuisine version than your nona's recipe. It's not that it's bad, it's just way too complicated. For those that prefer extravagance in their Italian flavoring--I would recommend this place highly. They do not scrimp on portion or flavor. For what it is, it's just very well done. It's just that for me, it's too "accomplished."
Seated at a very small table when the place was empty even though I had reservations. It was freezing cold inside and waiter couldn't address it. Waiter rarely checked back with us. Had to ask for bread. Salmon was overcooked. However, the Brussel sprouts appetizer was excellent! Beautiful place. Usually a better experience. Usually pretty good food but a bit overpriced. I go because people I'm taking want to go and now that it's gotten quite popular I doubt any of its issues will ever be addressed.
Great Italian food in a cute casual atmosphere. Excellent service and the food was terrific! I had crab risotto and my friends got the special and a pizza with homemade meatballs. Everything was delicious down to the bread served. Not far from downtown a quick uber ride.
Always enjoy Piantanzi, food is always good. This evening felt just a little "off" but perhaps that is indicative of the summer dining season. Service was fair, not as efficient as typical but OK. The kitchen was great in splitting two different salads for the two of us. Coffee took forever!
But I still enjoy this place.
I've eaten several times at Piatanzi and the food has always been amazing until last Saturday. I ordered the Moluschi on a bed of fettuccine. The flavor was quite good but the fettuccine was cut up into small pieces and way too done. If I owned a restaurant, I would have never had let that plate out of my kitchen. Pasta is quite cheap to not serve it properly. When I pointed it out to the server, she said she would give the feedback to the kitchen.
We visited Piatanzi again for Easter lunch after morning church service. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. It was a great spot for our small group of friends as a celebration meal. I really enjoyed my Pasta Primavera, and the salads are always so good! Thank you.
This is a fabulous place that we are both lucky to have in the neighborhood and for all of Albuquerque. It is welcoming and warm. You can drop in for a quick beer and appetizer or stay for hours enjoying a fine wine and one of the many excellent dishes. It is a treat. The price is a little steep, but what you get for it is worth every penny.
Cozy, but not in a good way. You end up sitting on top of your neighbors, and you can hear every conversation around you. Service was C average, food was as well. Priced like Paisano's, closer to Olive Garden in quality. The smoked tomato coulis tasted less like smoke, and more like soot, the crab on the salmon was more mush than crust, my girlfriend's iced tea was filled once, and my chicken was dry and over cooked.
I don't think I will be going back
Had never been here before. Took my wife for a Valentine's Day dinner. Made reservations here on open table. When we arrived the place seemed very nice. Then we were sat at the smallest table. I don't have very wide shoulders but the table was maybe only 18in wide and wobbled terribly. I had to ask the hostess to fix the wobble. Then it took the waiter a good 20 min to bring us drinks. Water and wine was all. He only had 2 other tables and was not seen very often. He didn't even bring us our food or check in with us on how everything was. To top it off a spider came down from the ceiling and landed on my wife's jacket on her chair. The buzzer had to box our food since the waiter was never around. A table sat next to us and it took over 30 min for him to bring their wine to the table. They declined it and left. Food was not worth the negative experiences we had and have already not recommended it to friends and family. My wife and I don't get to go out often and after this experience here we would have preferred to stay home and cook. Maybe you will have better luck than we did.
It was a mistake to go on Valentine's Day. We were in and out in 75 minutes. The food came very fast. My wife's fish was slightly over cooked and my shrimp dish was pasta was very oily.
I am sorry for being negative, because our previous dining experiences at this location have been great -- food and service.
I have eaten at Piatanzi a number of times. The fact that it is a neighborhood restaurant makes it very special. The food is good, it wants to be great but it is always just off being great. The vibe however makes you think it's great, so you keep going back. The staff is always very good and attentive. They know the menu and make great suggestions from food to wine. The restaurant buzzes, but isn't too loud, and it just feels like a good place to be. They have gluten free dough (for $2 extra) and nice menu options. You can't miss with any of the salads.
With a gluten-free and a vegan in our party of four, we were a bit worried about food mix-ups or cross contamination, but our waiter was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about all the ingredients -- and absolutely everyone at our table had a fabulous meal and great drinks! In addition, after we ate, we sat around for about two hours catching up, and the wait staff was attentive, but not hover-y. They completely accepted and supported that we had come to their restaurant to catch up with friends. Piatanzi did a great job of making us feel completely comfortable and at home.
We loved, loved, loved this place and we are excited to try the Juan Tabo location as well!
Gets 5 stars for ambiance because it's great to have a good restaurant right here in our neighborhood; gets 5 stars for food because their gnocchi special that night was fantastic. After an uneven start (undercooked risotto-could an Italian restaurant commit a worse culinary crime?), Piatanzi has become a reliable local source of good Italian fare.
We thoroughly enjoy the food at Piatanzi and the restaurant ambiance, but the service at the Juan Tabo location is lacking. We were greated when we came in but after the initial contact, it took our waiter 15 minutes to come back. There was a mistake about the entree I ordered but the waiter never let me know it would take close to 30 minutes to serve what I actually ordered! By the time I got my dinner, my son and husband were finished eating. Though our waiter offered to bring me something in the interim, I had already finished a salad; I was not offered anything on the house. This isn't the first time we have had less than stellar service. The food was, however, delicious.
Disappointing! Have been reading about this restaurant and was finally in town to give it a try. The bread was good I will say that, but the rest - MEDIOCRE. Calamari was overcooked and had little flavor. Carbonara was pasty and delivered lukewarm, linguine bland.
A good selection of wines but prices were higher than other restaurants. Overall I won't be back and can't make a recommendation.
We really enjoyed the food and evening, for a birthday celebration. Very nice atmosphere and well prepared very good food made from fresh natural ingredients. Good service. I was a bit skeptical after a less than stellar experience when they first opened but now the food is exceptional, fresh and natural, is a good value with good proportions, good service and a very relaxing beautiful ambiance. I will definitely be back and wish I had given it a second chance earlier.
Finally! Found a locally owned Italian eatery that has reasonabl prices and amazing service. They were so accomodating on every level. It's hard to find a place that doesn't mind working around alleries and they had no question. I think the appatizer menu is something I want to explore more. Yum!
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