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Piccolo Arancio, Farmington, CT

Piccolo Arancio

4.4
4.4
1294 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Piccolo Arancio opened 1994 offers modern interpretations of the flavorful and soulful food of all the regions of Italy.

Chef Flori Kryeziu makes it possible to create a menu that showcases the freshest ingredients that result in bursting, vivid flavors.

Diners are encouraged to eat as if they were in Italy: leisurely, sensuously and with gusto.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, International
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 674-1224
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Salvatore Cialfi
  • Catering
    take out and curbside available We will cater off of our menu or your suggestions
  • Private party facilities
    We are open for take out
  • Private party contact
    Sal Cialfi: (860) 985-0406
  • Neighborhood
    Farmington
  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Parking details
    Free parking behind Restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hartford

    Good for business meals

  • Hartford

    Great for fine wines

  • Hartford

    Good for special occasions

1,294 Reviews
  1. CassandraM

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This is our go to restaurant. The food was fabulous. The service and staffing was abysmal. They rushed us. They had no bartender so the drinks were mediocre and not served classic (Old Fashioned was mixed poorly with a glass full of ice cubes…). The pear and elderflower martini was made incorrect because they ran out of elderflower, but it’s a special. They weren’t sure they had mint to make a mojito. The cappuccino maker was broken but then fixed, but the cappuccino was not good. We were not offered dessert. There was no one in there so they kept interrupting us to move us along. They kept making excuses and saying everything was due to staffing. I asked for a manager or the owner but no one was there. The food was still great, but I was embarrassed and apologized to my party multiple times. It was not relaxing or enjoyable. Our waitress was sweet, just very inexperienced. Sigh. I don’t think we will have a next time.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Russell was wonderful as always but was stretched with the lack of servers with a full restaurant. The food was good but certainly different with new owners and the warmth and congeniality was certainly missing. Wine list was overpriced. Unfortunately, it’s moved down on our rotation list.

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  3. SteveK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a great night. The food was awesome and our waiter was great. Place is a little hard to find because of the large trees out front. We are looking forward to our next visit, it really was that good!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Piccolo Arancio is my go to restaurant every time I’m in the Hartford area. The food has great flavor!! I travel a lot on business and go to a lot of restaurants for dinner. Everything is great here !- The steak, The pastas, The sauce, The hospitality. Flori the owner/Chef is great! His attention to detail is remarkable, and I have Never had a sub par dish in my 5 times of coming here. I will continue to come here when I’m in town and a lot of times you will notice that the bar is full with locals who come many times a week

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s been a while since I dined at Piccolo’s…..and things have changed. No more Osso Buco on the menu and a thin wine list. Service was average - waiters working multiple rooms - not organized for efficiency.

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  6. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    3.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Service at Piccolo Arancio is what keeps us coming back. Russell is such a marvelous server, his attention to detail, his friendly manner, his concern for his diners and their experience are outstanding. The other Servers are very good, but not as good as Russell. The food was very good on this evening; although it can be inconsistent. The wine is always good. The noise level was louder than usual, I think we had some boisterous groups in the restaurant. People having a good time is a very good thing. We can deal with noise!

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  7. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    4.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service at Piccolo Arancio is excellent. The servers are very friendly and very good at what they do. The food is very good. It is not as good as it used to be before Sal and Jackie retired from the business. We miss the atmosphere of a family owned and family involved restaurant. We miss the chefs that were in the kitchen then. It is still a good restaurant and we continue to go there, but it was not what it once was.

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  8. DennisS

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and the best service and waiter that we’ve had in a long time! This was a truly exceptional and enjoyable experience!

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  9. KenG

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and Cool ambience. Got a large table in the back room and was perfect for my guests.

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  10. Bobbbn

    Greater Boston

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another visit and another excellent meal. This place does not disappoint.

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  11. Jaim

    Connecticut

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is always top notch. Piccolo’s is a great place to dine.

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  12. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    4.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, Piccolo Arancio has become very inconsistent from one week to the next. Yes, we have been going to Piccolo Arancio weekly for years. Last week as an appetizer I had broccoli rabe that was absolutely delicious. I ordered the same this week and it was tasteless and overcooked. It is very disappointing. So, it seems to be hit or miss at Piccolo Arancio at this point as far as the food goes.

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  13. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    5.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Ravioli 'Arancia are Outstanding! If you haven't yet, try them... you could split them for an appetizer for 2 or 4 people to get a taste. Or you could have them as an entree... I RECOMMEND the splitting as an appetizer as I am quite sure all will love them!!! The STEAK was delicious, perfectly prepared and yummy!! The Broccoli Rabe was great as an appetizer - if you like that vegetable, consider having ti as a very healthy first course!! Veggies are good for you... and with some oil and garlic even better for you!!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    What happened to Piccolo Arancia? I have dined here for the past 25 years and it with the quintessential neighborhood Italian restaurant with excellent food and impeccable service. I have not dined here in the past three years, but everything has changed. The menu is limited, the food was fair at best, the service was sloppy, there is no ambience as walls no longer have pictures and the curtains are shabby, lighting is off. We took friends here from out of town and the entire restaurant experience was poor. I am sorry to see what has happened to this restaurant.

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  15. BarryS

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always reliably excellent food and drink. Wonderful menu.

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  16. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    5.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    piccolo was very good this evening! Had a new dish scallops with polenta and mushrooms. That was quite yummy. A friend had the swordfish which she loved. My husband had the eggplant appetizer, which he thought was great. we had linguine with meatballs, which he devoured happily. Russell gave excellent service as always.

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  17. laurak

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst service ever . We were never assigned a waitress and waited 3 hours and never received our food. We then asked a waitress ( who laughed) and said there is no waitress assigned and no meals!! It was 9:30 pm so we left !! The wait staff is horrible, not once did anyone even check on us when they saw us sitting with no food!!

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  18. JohnL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Somewhat like a special occasion restaurant. Good service and tasty food. Prices were steep for pasta dishes.

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  19. BobB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Good menu, Great food, wait staff was great. Decor could use some updating. Cloth tablecloths but no Lights / candles on tables so low ambience about like dining at a mid priced hotel chain restaurant. Food and service make it worthwhile for an occasional meal but would go more often if better atmosphere.

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  20. CatherineJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, wait staff friendly, and able to able to get a 1/2 of a portion which was perfect for me. Definitely a favorite place to dine. Love the food!

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  21. WilliamC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizer of baby artichokes was outstanding and the dinner and service were great.

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  22. BrianC

    Connecticut

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambience is nice and the service was very good. The shrimp cocktail was made well in advance of serving, dry, small and over cooked. The Caesar salad was not made to order and though tasted ok seemed to lack any effort. The home made ravioli was very good but sauce was a bit sweet. The tenderloin…Humm…skip it, over cooked very dry and sauce was nearly non existent. We were looking forward to the piccolo experience but it did not live up to the reviews we’ve read. Won’t be going back.

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  23. HORSE

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming restaurant, lovely service and very good food!

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  24. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    5.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Chicken Parm was very tender this evening, absolutely delicious. The simply grilled Salmon was prepared perfectly. The wines were excellent as well. The service was very attentive and appreciated… just the right amount of privacy for one to enjoy their meal.

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  25. EliotW

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a good night. First time since new owner chef. Seated in dining room next to open kitchen (read loud). Clearly all art removed from walls but hooks remain. (Read very dingy). Old fashion was generous and tasty. Bread was a pedestrian wheat loaf (no love in that bread). Server asked butter or oil! Sadly we were served VERY cold butter. We each ordered a salad. Chopped (no cheddar - weird) was very under chopped and under dressed. I ordered the truffled Insalata Di Stagione. I had told our server no garlic but the salad came out loaded. I sent it back and had one with no dressing but oil and vinegar on the side. Glad I did as the oil was not fresh. Luckily the balsamic did the trick. Next up was a margarita pizza. Meh. And I had the lobster fettuccine. Just ok. Pasta a little under cooked (yea yea al dente) but the sauce was very good. Lemon flavor was nice. All claws. Either overcooked or previously frozen. A scoop of very good chocolate gelato to finish. All in all, many better Italian options in the area. i am not optimistic for this menu.

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  26. JUDYB

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good as usual. We are getting used to higher restaurant prices so this one was about the same as the market. Inflation is hitting all of us so I don't blame them. Wait staff here is exceptional. We live nearby and this is one of our go to restaurants. During our recent visit our waiter showed terrific patience as one of our guests had endless questions regarding the menu. Highly recommend this local jewel.

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  27. RobertsMaine

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. We’ve been going there for years. Fettuccine Truffle amazing. Pizza terrific. Consistent

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  28. AndreaT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! Incredible service, we all enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. Definitely upscale selections and execution. We’ll be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The artichokes , filet , pasta and salmon dishes were delicious!! The service was impeccable !! Would highly recommend this restaurant!! Looking forward to the renovations later this year !!

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  30. Jerry

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food.They have things that you rarely find anywhere including truffles.

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  31. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    5.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my husband’s birthday and we celebrated at Piccolo Arancio… it was wonderful! He loved the baby artichokes and the Veal Martini was outstanding! The wine was special! And the service was top notch! We loved it!!!

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  32. DorothyA

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    High end menu with mid to low results. Nice folks, and the restaurant is pleasant enough. The high end menu seems enticing; however the execution of dishes didn’t stand up to description and plate price. I don’t think I’ve ever been served finely diced chicken in anything other than Campbell’s soup as a kid, much less a pasta dish, which also had a bit of grit, assumedly from in the spinach. Too much balsamic garnish pooling at the bottom of my appetizer bowl, and limp tasteless poached vegetables. Again- nice servers, and kitchen accepts substitutions; Waiter was attentive, ( we were kept well watered); but it took so long to get the check we were late for our venue. Don’t know if they were ever great; but had a similar experience in a resturant that lost its trained chef, and a staff member took over the cooking. Hopefully they read reviews and will seek to balance dishes to skill- to -price point.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, not too busy during the weekday, so it’s great for a big group

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  34. CatherineG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always - our waiter Seth and the meal.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was, as always, outstanding. I hope that the new owner & Executive Chef create seasonal additions to the menu. Piccolo's remains a local favorite. One note of caution: the revised wine list is very overpriced & pushing the limit...

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  36. Carole

    Connecticut

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a little confusion over getting the corner table we’d asked for (and they were very polite and helpful about that), everything was excellent. The ambience, the food, and especially the service were excellent! Will definitely be back!

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  37. Dennis

    New York City

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    In the past, this place was just so good. My meal the other day was so disappointing. My caesar salad was laughable. My, buttera was dry and tasteless. One of our diners ordered a beer. It never came. Just a real letdown.

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  38. JimS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish I could remember the name of our waitress because she was outstanding! Never had better service and we have literally been around the world. She greeted us as we came in and was appropriately attentive from that moment. The timing of our salads and main course were perfect. Her recommendation for my dinner chose was delicious! We were celebrating our 54th anniversary and she really helped make it special! Much thanks!

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  39. Reny

    New York City

    413 reviews

    5.0

    413 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The simply grilled salmon with broccoli rabe and mixed vegetables was done exceptionally well!!! I loved it! My husband loved his linguine with meat balls too!!! Simply a wonderful dinner!!!

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  40. TedR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We've been wanting to try this restaurant since we moved here a year ago. We both really enjoyed the food (veal martini and homemade pasta dish) but felt the ambiance was a bit outdated.

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FAQs

Piccolo Arancio is rated 4.4 stars by 1294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Piccolo Arancio

819 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Farmington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking behind Restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Salvatore Cialfi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 674-1224
  • Catering
    take out and curbside available We will cater off of our menu or your suggestions
  • Private party facilities
    We are open for take out
  • Private party contact
    Sal Cialfi: (860) 985-0406
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