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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
11:00 PM
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Piccolo Arancio

4.6
765 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5;00pm - 10:00pm closed Sunday
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Phone number
(860) 674-1224
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Salvatore Cialfi
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Private party facilities
Two private rooms; one holds up to 30 people and one up to 20 people.
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Private party contact
Sal Cialfi: (860) 985-0406
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Catering
will cater off our menu or your suggestions
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Free parking behind Restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be open Mothers Day 1 to 8 pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 765 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Friday the 13th... but you don’t need luck at Piccolo Arancio as it is always excellent! Perfect Split Pea Soup on the menu tonight so we were loving that as it is our favorite... I had a Totally Vegan Meal that was excellent ... YES, you can eat Vegan at Piccolo Arancio! My husband had linguine with meatballs - his favorite!! There is something for everyone at Piccolo’s!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Sal’s Split Pea Soup is sensational! We highly recommend it to you! It is vegetarian (no ham) and thick and yummy!!! All of Sal’s soups are very good, but this one is our absolute favorite!! And another favorite is the broccoli rabe... wonderful vegetable done just right!!! The Simply Grilled Salmon is the best I have ever had! My husband loves the freshly made pasta!!! Quite wonderful restaurant all the way around!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful menu, Excellent food + excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were staying next door at the Farmington Inn, which is how we discovered this lovely restaurant. It was an off night, and I am sure it often bursts with happy groups of customers, but we enjoyed the peace and quiet of a slow evening. We were very impressed with the selection of pastas, which had a great homemade quality. and our server was terrific, handling several special requests with aplomb. The drinks were poured with a generous hand, which we appreciated. Altogether, this was a delightful discovery, and a great incentive to stay at the inn next door another time.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Another fantastic meal at Piccolo Arancio. Great menu choices, great flavors and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Mary was awesome as always. Very attentive and gave us the space we needed. She was welcoming to my new friends. Cindy made sure the drinks were perfect. You guys made it another great experience for my friends. Thank you for being the perfect restaurant. Stacey

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The simply grilled salmon was sensational! It was moist and grilled just right. The sautéed vegetables that accompanied it were delicious! The linguine with meatballs entree was just what my husband needed... cooked perfectly!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have always had fantastic meals here. This was one of the best!! Had the lentil soup - amazing! Arugula salad and chopped salad. Both terrific. Had the halibut entree and scallops entree. Both fabulous. My husband raved about the corn relish. As always, Russell our server is spectacular. He makes the experience so delightful. We just love this place. Thank you for a great dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As always, everything was great. The food is always fabulous as is the service. Highly recccommend it

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The baby artichokes were fabulous! The sauce was wonderful... light and delicious! They are not always available, so if you see them on the specials, I recommend that you get them! The vegan dish that the chef put together for me was very tasty - with just the right amount of sautéing! Even if you are not vegan, you might love it! And the lentil soup was perfect and also vegan!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My meal was below par and they did comp it. I ordered swordfish and it was rubbery. All the other dinners were very good

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent menu Nice staff and comfortable dining

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was good and priced fairly. Calamari was tender. Presentation of rack of lamb very nice and cooked to perfection just not gushing with flavor. It was good albeit a bit bland. Accoustics not good at all and atmosphere felt a bit stérile. Maybe some flowers or candles on the tables would help. Overall a good experience but i wouldnt be in a rush to go back. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

As always, excellent, food, service and ambiance. DON'T push the 50 words.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

As always delicious food, fine wines, great service... what else can you ask for? The pasta sauces are especially tasty... Italy is close by!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We have always had great meals here, but we're a little disappointed this time. The escargot didn't taste much like escargot and our meat entres were fair, not great. I think I'll stick to pasta next time which has never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food with very good service would come back

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always excellent food and great service.

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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is always amazing and service is excellent!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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