Piccolo Arancio offers modern interpretations of the flavorful and soulful food of all the regions of Italy.
Chef Salvatore Cialfi was trained in Rome Italy and creates 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.
Risotto del Giorno
risotto of the day (refer to specials)
Bruschetta di Due Tipi
grilled garlic rubbed Tuscan bread, one with olive puree and fresh mozzarella, the other with sauted wild mushrooms
homemade ravioli filled with ricotta, spinach and orange rind in a sauce of fresh orange, sage, butter and parmigiano reggiano
The food is always great and Russell our waiter is always the best.
Great food & service as always. Table spacing a bit tight and of some concern due to Covid
We always have a great dinner. The food is great and the waitstaff very friendly and attentive.
Food was amazing,service with Prescott was great. I found one of the best Italian restaurants in the state
Excellent food great drinks and our waiter Seth was really great and didn't feel rushed.
We celebrated my daughter-in-laws birthday, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Our food was terrific, the service was fantastic and sitting in the front room, we all felt very safe. We would definitely go back to this restaurant again. A very pleasant experience.
Outstanding as always!! Love the service (thank you Russell!), love the food, and love the ambience!! We had a spectacular night. I can see why people come back time and time again.
Good food and great service as always. Wonderful wine list and daily specials are outstanding.
Haven’t been to this restaurant in 20 years. The fact that they’re still in business should tell you something. Nice atmosphere and service was very good. It was the food that stood out however. Truffle fettuccine and lobster fettuccine were very flavorful. My only comment would be to have a touch more lobster in the dish. Very skimpy in that regard but the flavor was outstanding. Great date or special occasion dining.
Outstanding as always!! Great food. Excellent service!!
Excellent service from our waiter and the chef was willing to make a dish I love which wasn’t on the menu. Exceptional food!
Piccolos has been a mainstay for great food and excellent service.
Russell our waiter has been an asset and perfect example of what
makes Piccolos a go to favorite restaurant.
Thank you so much
Food was good - drinks were horrible - the waiter was ok - place was empty. No need for delay in service.
We had a great seafood appetizer. Followed by homemade fettuccine. He had a great cod. Drinks were great. Service by Mary was great. Will be back again soon
We had a lovely night sitting at the outside dining. We felt absolutely comfortable and safe. It was our first time dining out since March.
Very professional waiter, appetizers, salad and entrees were excellent.
Never disappointed when we come here, it’s a personal favorite.
We ate outside, happy to see that they had a decent area in the parking lot tented and a bunch of tables. The food was good. If this continues they should really freshen up the outside a bit...I understand it was a quick fix, but it could be nicer. Once the sun went down swarms of mosquitoes came. It’s a whole new world now and lots to consider with outside dining. Just happy to see them surviving!!
Been going there for 25 years. Always terrific, never any complaints, wonderful wines,attentive service,food is always right!
Once again, fabulous service and food. Thank you Russell for an awesome evening. We sure love this place.
The food and service were excellent as always. The daily specials are always well executed. Quiet night at the restaurant but the ambiance was still quite nice.
The service is always tremendous!! (Thank you Russell). The food is always outstanding!! Love love love this place.
everything from the service to the food was fantastic, this place is the real deal!
It was SO good to be back. This is our favorite place to eat. We love Russell, our server, and the food. Always outstanding - on both fronts. For apps, we had the portobello mushroom/roasted red pepper/gorgonzola cheese, the chopped salad, and the calamari (it is the best calamari we have ever had, hands down!). For our entrees - We had the aragosta pasta and the cod. Everything was so delicious. Thank you Russell and Piccolo for another wonderful evening of dining. Like I said so good to be back!!
My husband and I have been here many times and never been disappointed. Took friends with us this time and they really liked it as well
P.A. Is a consistent, high level traditional Italian restaurant. Small and intimate, the menu selections are varied, creative and well executed. Excellent veal and pastas. The berry zabaglione is wonderful.
Superb service and food as always. Thank you Russell and team for another fantastic night. Love this place!!
We stopped by for a light lunch and the grilled shrimp over arugula was outstanding!
Excellent customer service and food. Thankyou
Local favorite restaurant - don't see it advertised much, and location does not stand out - but the locals know that it is a nice restaurant with really good food and service. Main entrees are always fresh and taste great.
Our server was a new staff member and very inexperienced. Lacked the wait service that we are accustomed to at Piccolo Arancio. Rather than going to each diner and pouring oil on the bread plate (after asking if person wanted oil) she stood at table put oil on plate, and reached in front of people to place bread plate. Did same with wine. Opened bottles and reached in front of diner to get wine glass; fill it and reach back over to put near diner.
Needs much more training to meet Piccolo Arancio standards. Don't want her to wait on us again
Piccolo Arancio is FABULOUS! Quite simply it is the best restaurant in the FARMINGTON Valley! We love it! One of the reasons we love it is Russell! He is an exceptional server! Knowledgeable, accommodating, listening to your wants and needs, attentive, respectful... Great service!
Smart, sophisticated service. High quality food. Great menu, great cocktails
Great restaurant, great food and great service. Would recommend this restaurant to absolutely everyone. Top notch is an understatement. Please make a visit, you surely won’t be disappointed. We loved it, you will too! Mary, our waitress, added to our experience. Just perfect!
My dinner was okay. I asked to swap out the potatoes for a green vegetable so they simply doubled the green beans that came with the cod I ordered. There was no artistic quality to the food but it was edible. My friend ordered skirt steak and could not eat it. She brought it home for her dog. Dessert was good-a chocolate lava-type item with ice cream.
Categorization as “high end Italian” is highly overrated.
Mary, our server, was attentive and efficient. Noticed immediately that steak ordered med rare was very rare, and she corrected it.
However, Risotto dish appeared to be simply rice. Florescent lighting and lack of candles diminished the experience. Not quite the Valentines Day dinner I was expecting.
Solid service and a wonderful menu - compliments to the chef
Always love this place. Typical issues with dining on a “holiday” (Valentines day). Should have been better prepared.
A bit slow on the service, order was wrong, etc. Usually terrific, so I will try again. Disappointing after several great meals.
The kitchen “lost our ticket” so our food took twice as long as it should have. Most restaurants would acknowledge their mistake and offer an appetizer, drinks, anything, while we waited for them to correct their mistake. However, the restaurant offered nothing while we waited and waited and waited. This is the definition of poor customer service.
Amazing food, wonderful service and nice touches for Valentine's Day. Been here a number of times and will always keep them in my top 10 list.
Valentine’s dinner date with my husband
The best restaurant in Farmington.................by far!!! Chef/Owner Sal and server Seth made my business dinner perfect!
Piccolo Arancio is rated 4.6 stars by 961 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.