Piccolo Teatro was a  Paris, France restaurant featured on season 5 of Kitchen Nightmares UK version. Gordon Ramsay visited the Piccolo Teatro in 2007 and the episode aired in the same year. As of 2024, Piccolo Teatro is closed. 

YIs Piccolo Teatro still open or closed?

Since the episode aired in 2007, many wonder whether Piccolo Teatro is still open or closed. According to the sources Piccolo Teatro is closed in Paris, nearly 6 weeks after Gordon Ramsay’s visit.

It was closed in 2007, the same year it was visited by Gordon Ramsay due to heavy debts and Rachel’s inadequate leadership skills.

Episode Recap

Piccolo Teatro was episode 2 of season 5.

Restaurant name Piccolo Teatro
Owner  Rachel McNally
Waiters/StaffStephanie, Fiona, Rachel 
ChefDaniel, India Innes
Original Episode Air DateNovember 6, 2007
PICCOLO TEATRO’s Address6 Rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Paris, France
Is PICCOLO TEATRO’s still open? (2024)Closed

Piccolo Teatro update 2024 – Where are they now?

Gordon Ramsay revisited the restaurant 6 weeks later and it was closed.Gordon discovered that India had returned home to gather her belongings, only to find Rachel missing upon her return, leaving the restaurant overrun by vermin.

India received temporary assistance from Rachel’s father, but they eventually abandoned their efforts. As of 2024, the former Piccolo Teatro Paris France location has been taken over by a new restaurant called L’Alimentari. Reviews for L’Alimentari appear positive, boasting a 4-star rating on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.

What happened to the owners of Piccolo Teatro?

The tabloid The Sun reported that Rachel McNally went on to work as an escort. Chef India’s talent caught Gordon Ramsay’s attention, leading to an offer for a two-week work placement at his Boxwood Cafe in London, with the potential for a permanent position based on her performance.

However, Chef India declined the permanent position to return to Edinburgh. As of 2024, she is focused on raising her children and providing private catering services.

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