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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 - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5;00pm - 10:00pm closed Sunday

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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Piccolo Arancio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food with very good service would come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I always have a great experience at Piccolo Arancio. The waitstaff is fantastic and the food is awesome!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome service and food yet again! Had the fish specials - both were excellent! And Rhode Island Chowder was outstanding! Thank you Russell for a great job as always as our server!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Quiet, refreshing, relaxing, satisfying dinning experience... the service is so friendly and considerate, it sets you at ease right away so you can fully enjoy your meal. The food is fabulous... the best in the area for pasta and grilled items and Italian specialties. The soups are very tasty and soothing... salads are special, and all their specialties are definitely worth taking a look at... Go and take a look here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A large gathering, birthday party was being hosted in one of the dining areas which created a lot of noise (given the low ceilings). I was surprised that group wasn't in the back room. Disappointed that the portion size on the lobster ravioli was so small. Great service from Mary!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very cold night and very satisfying dinner!! Warm soup... warm greeting... wonderful service...piping hot pizza...warm chocolate cake... need I say more???

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always excellent food and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner for four was delightful for all four diners!! My husband had risotto which he loved. My brother-in-law had Ossobuco which he loved! My sister had Filet Mignon which she loved. I had a Vegetable Entrée that was put together for me as I am Vegan. I loved this entrée as well! The meat was extremely tender and delicious for the carnivores among us and the accompaniments very tasty as well. The rice and seafood in the risotto was superb. The vegetables on my platter were prepared wonderfully and extremely tasty! So, you can't go wrong at Piccolo Arancio.... so go!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was a quiet Friday Night Dinner for two! Our entrees were wonderful. The linguine with meatballs (not on the menu ... but custom ordered... Piccolo Arancio will accommodate such requests graciously and gladly) was very tasty and satisfying with a light tomato sauce and very soft and delicate meat balls. The chickpea and vegetable soup was outstanding! We recommend this restaurant if you are a hearty eater for pastas and such or a light eater for soups and salad and such! Both of these types of eaters can be highly satisfied!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great lunch with a friend on a beautiful day. The service was top notch and both specials were excellent with an interesting twist.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Last visit to Piccolo's was excellent. This time it was meh, at best. That's the number one problem with this place ... consistency! Ordered the same chicken item with porcini mushrooms but this time it was dry as a bone. Badly overcooked. Calamari was equally flavorless and chewy. Last time, both were done to perfection. So...go and take your chances. Perhaps the chef will be in on the night you attend. Good luck.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This get together was fun, fun, fun! All of the staff added to our fun! They are such a friendly and fun group! The food was fabulous. The short ribs over linguine were delicious, the spaghetti and meatballs were marvelous, the Swordfish was sensational! We highly recommend this restaurant for its staff, it’s food, and we cannot to get the wine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner was delicious! You can’t beat the Rack of Lamb or Osso bucolic anywhere! Their warm chocolate cake is amazing as is their chocolate bread pudding. Go for the food alone!!!

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

The food is always amazing and service is excellent!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 16, 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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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 2, 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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 (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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vip
 (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 11, 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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