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357 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106-1824 (Capital Ave)
+1 860-547-1714
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Avon, CT
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not been here in 6 years and I don't know why. The food was great, the service was great and they have a very nice wine list. You can escape with a great meal and great wine and desert and still have money for breakfast the next day. I highly recommend this place and I will be going... More 

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Thank Walter11_22
Springfield, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My girlfriend and I dined here before seeing a show at the Bushnell Theater nearby. While we were far from the only ones at the restaurant for the same reason, we were fortunate to get there ~15 minutes earlier than the rush, and it made a significant difference. I ordered the porcini crusted chicken breast expecting something "boring chicken," and... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

So this was a surprise dinner for my husband. The last time we went to Italy he had Osso Buco and fell in love with it. So I researched where locally we could get it. There were many reviews for this restaurant especially since they use Veal Shanks instead of the beef shanks everyone else uses. To start off with... More 

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Thank Kiwi110610
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I eat out frequently, have enjoyed Peppercorns in the past and have never written a review. After last nite I must chime in. It literally took 2 hours to receive our entrees. Salad came in 45 mins....waiter and mgr came by every 15 mins to apologize and said food was on the way..and nothing would come. Said 3 times owner... More 

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Connecticut
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156 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This operation has been in Hartford for a long time. What should have been a really nice pre-theatre dinner was a bomb. To begin with, the menu is much much larger than the skill level of the culinary team. The two veal chop dinners were way over charred and tough. The Arancia Ravioli were tasty but portions were on the... More 

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1 Thank RoboReviewer45
Granby, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is close to The Bushnell & we had plans to see a show there that night along with lots of other folks doing the same - there were 5 of us at the table & while we had an experienced waitress, she had difficulty remembering who ordered what starting w/appetizers all the way through dessert; when she brought... More 

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Thank Denise N
CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We celebrated New Year's Eve with 4 other couples. I can't say enough to complement this restaurant. The food was amazing . We had so many choices and the serving size was more than enough. The waiter was excellent, very attentive and personable. It was a very festive atmosphere and yet it felt like the whole restaurant was family. Beautiful... More 

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Thank rkisner
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

8-Party "reunion" family dinner expecting a special holiday evening (had fantastic birthday party function for 25+ in past) but total disappointment due to mediocre entrees, presentation and high prices. Very Expensive restaurant for what is offered. Waitstaff unwilling to give simple separate checks (wanted 3 checks) and bill was disorganized. Great ambience can't make up for what isn't going on... More 

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Thank Kalin L
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

We returned to this restaurant after not having been there for several years. Our previous experience was very positive so we decided on a small family get together to revisit. What a disappointment. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees. The calamari was the high point. Of the eight adults in our party, four had food that was not... More 

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Thank long2build
Farmington, Connecticut
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518 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Peppercorns Grill is a favorite for Italian food with friends. On our last visit, we had the mussels, pappardelle, cavatelli and scallops. All the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106-1824
    (Capital Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Stop located across the street in front of restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-547-1714
Description
Peppercorn’s Grill and Piccolo Arancio are owned and operated by the Cialfi siblings, Sal, Dino, Tina, and Rosa. Brothers Sal and Dino purchased Peppercorn's Grill in 1989 and they, along with younger sisters Tina and Rosa opened Piccolo Arancio in 1994. This generation of Cialfi's has added modern creativity and personality to traditional strengths of their Italian upbringing. Sal and Dino were trained in the art of Italian food at their uncle's restaurant in Rome. When their uncle felt that the two brothers education was complete, he helped them open their own restaurant in Rome, Piccolo Arancio and became internationally acclaimed within their first year. Now operated by their cousins, Piccolo Arancio remains near the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Both restaurants produce award-winning cuisine and continue to receive high honors and awards. This may Marked the 10th consecutive year the both Peppercorn's Grill and Piccolo Arancio received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

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