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About Piccolo Arancio

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.

819 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3;00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 674-1224

Website:
http://piccoloarancio.com/

Catering:
will cater off our menu or your suggestions

Parking Details:
Free parking behind Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Cialfi

Private Party Facilities:
Two private rooms; one holds up to 30 people and one up to 20 people.

Private Party Contact:
Sal Cialfi: (860) 985-0406

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Piccolo Arancio Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (16)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is always excellent and the service is good without being
overbearing.
Russell our waiter is always on his game.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

An extensive menu of interesting food-our dishes were delicious and well-executed. The interior is intimate, which is enjoyable, but a loud party of 4 next to us made it hard to carry on a conversation. We hadn’t been here in years and really enjoyed it-anxious to come back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was outstanding. We had the chickpea vegetable soup and my husband who doesn’t like chickpeas raved about it. He also had the monkfish and said it was the best fish dish he’s ever had. Superb food. Russell our server was awesome as usual. He makes the night enjoyable with his friendliness and attention. Thank you again for a great time!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is always amazing and service is excellent!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was outstanding. Everything was delicious. Our server on the other hand was terrible. We have 4 kids who have all worked as servers in their teens, and appreciate how difficult it can be. The server we had recommended the prix fix menu which we opted for, then brought out our entrees before the sorbet. When I pointed out that she hadn’t brought the right course she said they’d keep our entrees warm under a lamp until we were ready. We were intending to enjoy a relaxing dinner and were enjoying our conversation and Throughout the evening she kept trying to take plates we were still working on, as if we weren’t eating fast enough for her liking. When I asked to take my uneaten portion of my entree Home, she took the plate away and returned with a huge bag which she placed directly on our table. The next day I opened the box and realized she didn’t include the horseradish sauce that was left on my plate. I don’t mind spending $$$$ for an excellent meal, but I’d have a hard time saying it was worth the experience with servers like that.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year’s Eve celebration began at Piccolo Arancio. The experience was delightful and the food was delicious! The duck, the tuna, the cod were all fabulous!!! The wine was wonderful! The service was sensational!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Definitely a place to share with friends and family...and know you will always impress.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was my husband’s birthday so we went to Piccolo Arancio to celebrate! He had a marvelous Risotto entree that he devoured!!! His bruschetta was bountiful and delicious! The stafff was very gracious in extending birthday wishes to him... Wonderful celebration for his birthday ... we recommend Piccolo Arancio for any celebration... Great Food, Gracious Service, Awesome Ambiance to enhance any occasion!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything about the evening was great - from the before-dinner drink to the dessert. The veal chop and salmon are favorites, done just right.
Special mention about the service - Jackie was our server and she was great, patiently answering menu questions. Though it was a crowded holiday evening everything went smoothly. A truly enjoyable dinner experience.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

a great meal, as always. service was very good and the ambiance is great.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The place was jumping on Friday night with holiday celebrations! It was festive and beautifully decorated.... the food was great! My Vegan Veggie Entee was yummy! The Vegan Lentil soup was lovely and so tasty!!! My companions had pasta with meatballs and pasta with chicken and mushrooms and loved them!!! The bread was warm and wonderful!!! Go for the food... stay for the service and ambience and Holiday Magic!!!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

If you are vegan then you can find good options here! Their bean soups are always vegan, their pizzas can be customized to be vegan as can many salads. This restaurant works to meet their customers dietary needs! I love their pea soup - the best I have ever eaten! I also love to put together a varied veggie entree with Portabella mushrooms ... so, if you or any of your friends are vegan or if you are a group that has carnivores, omnivores and vegetarians YOU all can find something to love here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I met friends on Saturday night. We had not dined at Picolo in a while. The food was as well prepared and delicious as we remembered.
Our server Russell was very knowldegable and provided excellent service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Vegan again!!! I went Vegan two months ago and am delighted that my Favorite Restaurant “Piccolo Arancio” can accommodate me with delicious options.... if you are vegan, try this restaurant and let them delight you too!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was dinner on The Saturdsy night after Thanksgiving! We needed something non-poultry! We had a fabulous meal! Pasta with meatballs which hit the nme poultry spot! Pasta at Piccolo Arancio is exceptional! The fish is superb! The salads are sensational! You cannot go wrong on ordering anything from this menu! Try this restaurant if you have not yet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Vegans can do very well at Piccolo Arancio! They have great Vegan Soups ... all of their Vegetable Bean Soups are Vegan. YES! AND they are excellent. They have a Roasted Portabella Mushroom that is wonderful... just leave the cheese off... they make dynamite roasted and sautéed veggies... and most of the salads are easily "veganized". My favorite salad is the roasted beet salad... So, if you are vegan, you have nothing to fear and much to look forward to!!! Thank you, Sal and all the great chefs at Piccolo Arancio!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The cod special was a little undercooked. Otherwise a great experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

These guys are great. Cindy and Mary helped make our night special with good drinks and good food. Always have a great experience here. Thanks guys.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best Italian food in Ct by far. Amazing pasta, salads, pizza, and entrees. Everything is Home made by a chef from Italy. Try the cannolis for dessert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Mary was and always is the best server for the family. She knows what we like and takes care of us. Today was my dad’s bday and though he passed Mary brought us a cake w a candle. We loved that. The food and the atmosphere was excellent as always. Best restaurant in Farmington.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding as always - Russell and our food are terrific. Thank you for a great and relaxing night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The portions were very small given the price of the meal. The food was under seasoned, so we all ended up adding pepper, salt or grated cheese (what we had on hand at the table). A member of our party ordered Fettucine with lobster and he literally was searching for the tiny pieces of lobster in the dish. The chopped salad was tasteless. The seafood sampler appetizer was very small. Our server could have advised us that there would only be one Of each item on the plate as we ended up having to order a second dish for our larger party. We were placed next to a table with younger children. Not that this is the fault of the restaurant, but the children were watching movies on an iPad at full volume. It really made it difficult for conversation at our table and was annoying for a Saturday night. There was plenty of room in the restaurant, a different table would have solved the problem.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service and pasta excellent. House salad was below par, greens not crisply, a little wilted. Dessert expensive but worth the money, cannoli fresh . Although linguine and clams were not on the menu the kitchen did make it for my wife. It was excellent, my homemade fettuccine was the best but a little light on the lobster meat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have gone to Piccolo Arancio for years. I have always loved the simply grilled salmon and order that normally. I have recently decided to try a vegan diet. So, I spoke with Russell , our server, and designed a vegan entree. It is delicious! The portabella mushroom without the cheese, and sautéed vegetable medley and sautéed spinach! Yummy! Piccolo Arancio is always so accomodating to any dietary need... so, whatever your dietary preferences, try Piccolo Arancio!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant has sophisticated Italian cuisine. We started with a signature salad of field greens, asparagus, warm beets and gala apples in a walnut vinaigrette. Our entrees included pumpkin ravioli with sage butter and seafood risotto. Both were delicious. We complemented our meal with a reasonably priced Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Never disappointing at Piccolo Arancio. The food is always right on the mark. Our server, Russell was attentive, helpful, prompt and knowledgeable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As always Russell was amazing and our food was excellent! Such an enjoyable and fun dinner. I can see why this place has many regulars.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went out to celebrate a friend's retirement and we wanted it to be special so we chose Piccolo Arancio - a very special place! The NEW Retiree got the halibut and it looked fantastic! I had just started a 3 month trial of being a vegan, but when that entrée arrived at our table I REALLY WISHED I had waited another week so that I could have had that fish! It looked fabulous! As I watched her eat the fish, I was jealous!!! But, my vegan meal of sautéed spinach, roasted portabella mushrooms and mixed vegetables was delicious and I was very happy with my entrée! So, you can get VEGAN at Piccolo Arancio... so, if you are a Vegan and haven't gone to Piccolo Arancio yet, do not fear... you can have a Vegan Meal fit for a King or Queen!! Piccolo Arancio is very accommodating to its guests. So, vegan, vegetarian, paleo-an, or otherwise, you can find a marvelous meal, tremendous service and fine wine here!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Salad was missing asparagus
Menu said side had risotto but it was rice
Food was good but average and pricey

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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We've been enjoying meals at Piccolo since it opened 22 years ago and have never been disappointed. While the menu has been substantially the same over the years, the chef offers a number of daily specials which continue to add variety to the choices. The service is always efficient and friendly, as it was on this occasion. We believe you will always have a fine meal and pleasant experience at Piccolo Arancio

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Friday Night dinner for just my husband and I. This is our Friday night standard date! It is a great tradition that we have! Piccolo Arancio is so very customer service oriented, it is an extreme pleasure to dine here among friends!! Everyone on the staff is our friend! It is a wonderful feeling - sort of like the television series "Cheers" where everybody knows your name. If it is your first time dining, the staff will be just as friendly and accommodating. The food is marvelous, the wine is wonderful, the service superlative... you can not miss! So, come and eat among friends!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We are celebrating our nephews new adventure as he’s moving to California! It was the perfect spot to celebrate! The service was sensational, the food was fabulous, and wine was wonderful! From appetizer to desert! Piccolo Arancio knows how to do it! We recommend trying the salmon and the risotto!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food. Very nice setting. Great service. A most enjoyable experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service is attentive but not bothersome. Wine selection fabulous.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

As always this restaurant never disappoints. The food is wonderful, the setting is very nice and the service is phenomenal. Do yourself a favor and check out this place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of our local restaurants that we've only been to a handful of times. Food just alright, but not good enough for the price. Too expensive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Monday, Monday!!!!! Great option for Monday dinning either for lunch or dinner! One of the very few good restaurants open on Mondays!!! It is THE BEST restaurant option for Mondays in my opinion!!! You will get great food, great service and a great time! Try it on a Monday and then go back again for lunch on a Tuesday through Friday, or for dinner on Tuesday through Saturday. One thing I am certain of, you will go back again and again!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

service and food amazing table of drunk older golfers not so much!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love this restaurant! Amazing Italian cuisine. We meet friends here often and always have an excellent meal. My favorite is the Risotto special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Russell is back and we couldn't be happier! Thank you for a wonderful evening - awesome service and food!

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