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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

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (14)
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Business Meals (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Romantic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Dinner was divine! The beet salad if one of the best salads I have ever eaten in my whole life! My husband believes that the brischerr cannot be beat anywhere! The simply grilled options are simply sensational! Being able to have a dish that is very healthy and very delicious is a real treat! If you're interested in excellent wines, the wine list here many options for you. We highly recommend this fine restaurant to you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We started labor day weekend without laboring over a hot stove or a hot grill! We went to this fine dining establishment to have a kick off holiday meal! I had the striped bass. It was the special of the day and it was absolutely yummy! I highly recommend it if you see it on the specials again. It was extremely fresh and done to perfection. My husband had when linguine with meatballs. That is his absolute favorite. You won't see it on the menu, but it's a variation of one of the dishes. So if you happen to be a fan ofmlinguine and meatballs, ask for it. We were off to a good Labor Day weekend! It is a good way to start any weekend!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was slow and server needed more training. She really struggled to wait on us.
Food was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Friday night dining with my husband and it was wonderful! His bruschetta was exceptional this evening! His meatballs were very light and tasty! My beet salad was scrumptious with warm beets and light lettuces and walnut dressing! The simply grilled salmon is the absolute best salmon in the world!! We highly recommend this fine dining restaurant to you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is either the fourth or fifth time I've come to the restaurant to visit with a friend. We've had the same waiter -- really friend, quick service, able to describe the desserts VERY well!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Sensational soft shell crabs were being served this evening! It is a short season, so go quickly to Piccolo Arancio! They were sautéed and so yummy!!! One of the best I have ever had... so run don't walk to get yours!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Dinner for two while coming down from a busy vacation. While we went out to eat at some grand restaurants, only ONE matched Piccolo Arancio for quality and service and flavor!!! That was Waterfront in Sister Bay, Wisconsin!!! I highly recommend both restaurants to you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Just not what I expected! Food was average and not worth the price!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Friday Night and time to relax! You can do that at Piccolo Arancio while dining in fine style and comfort! The staff is so friendly and welcoming, the pace is relaxed, the food is fantastic on every front and in every category! From appetizer through dessert there are wonderful selections to choose from! And the wine list is extensive! So, try this restaurant if you haven't yet. I believe you will love it! We do!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good food, pleasant atmosphere, attentive waitress, low noise level--we'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Piccolo Arancio is a gem! Fabulous, high quality, tasty food prepared exceptionally well! A pasta lover's paradise with so many options of house made pasta varieties served with many different sauces! One of the signature dishes is raviolis with an orange sauce- talk about unique! Another signature dish is ossobocco that people rave about as being the best that they have ever had! I love their simply grilled items! There is something here for everyone to love! I recommend Piccolo Arancio highly to everyone!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Thanks for another great night. Mary was awesome to me and my new guests and made them feel right at home. Cindy mixed her great cocktails and the food was awesome. Love this place. Thanks again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The Diver Sea Scallops were delicious with a pesto sauce on them!!!! The linguine with meatballs was very tasty! The Beet Salad was scrumptious and the Bruchetta was terrific! The service was attentive but not intrusive! The staff is so friendly you feel very welcome here. In short, this restaurant is great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

It was a going away dinner for a friend. The service, the food, the wine, the attention to detail for orders were all fantastic. The veal chop was enormous and very tasty, the risotto was fabulous, the salmon was absolutely delicious! The seafood sampler was spicy and yummy! We highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 24, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants.Always good service and good food.A drive for us, but worth it.Never,disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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