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Peppercorns Grill, Hartford, CT
Peppercorns Grill, Hartford, CT
Peppercorns Grill, Hartford, CT
Peppercorns Grill, Hartford, CT
Peppercorns Grill, Hartford, CT

Peppercorns Grill

4.8
4.8
2661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Peppercorn’s Grill and Piccolo Arancio are owned and operated by the Cialfi siblings, Sal and Dino, Brothers Sal and Dino purchased Peppercorn's Grill in 1989 and opened Piccolo Arancio in 1994. This generation of Cialfi's has added modern creativity and personality to traditional strengths of their Italian roots. Sal and Dino were trained in the art of Italian food at their uncle's restaurant in Rome. When the opportunity to open a restaurant arose, they jumped at the opportunity and opened the first Piccolo Arancio in Rome. Piccolo Arancio was internationally acclaimed within their first year. Now operated by their cousins, Piccolo Arancio remains near the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Peppercorn's Grill and Piccolo Arancio received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 years

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri 11:45 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 547-1714
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Celestino (Dino) Cialfi
  • Catering
    We’ll cater from our menu or your request
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room with a contemporary Italian flair holds from 10-85. We offer several prix fixe menus to satisfy different tastes & price ranges prepared by chef/owner Dino Cialfi. Try some of our specialties all homemade such as seasonal ravioli, fettuccine, ossobuco, fresh fish & seafood
  • Private party contact
    Chris Maxwell: (860) 547-1714
  • Neighborhood
    Hartford
  • Cross street
    Capital Ave
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available to the left of the restaurant from 12 pm until closing. Street parking is available at no after 5 pm. Free valet is also available in the evening.
  • Public transit
    Stop located across the street in front of restaurant
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hartford

    Good for business meals

  • Hartford

    Great for fine wines

2,661 Reviews
  1. MicheleP

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Peppercorns Grill! The service and food was outstanding. Already looking forward to going back again!!

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  2. Lorenzo

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    D was a great server and food was delicious. Thank you!

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  3. Reny

    New York City

    409 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    409 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meals were absolutely delicious from appetizer through dessert. The service was delightful, attentive but not intrusive, with attention to detail. The atmosphere was lively and lovely. The wine was excellent. This is an exceptional restaurant in every category. We celebrated a special occasion at this dinner and being here made it extra special. We highly recommend this restaurant to you.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As frequent patrons of Peppercorns Grill, we are never disappointed. The food, service and experience is outstanding. Give it a try.

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  5. Speedyandhapoy

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding- the service great and the special dessert- the pistachio cake was out of this world! I am so looking forward to going back again in two weeks to celebrate my birthday. I

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal for lunch this past Friday. Right in the heart of Hartford. Give it a try.

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  7. EllenR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our go to restaurants in Hartford. The staff is friendly and the food never disappoints. My whole family loves Peppercorns. Frequent birthday choice for the grandkids who now eat steak but just as fun with just the two of us.

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  8. TimothyL

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great meal and service. Was very crowded so we were tucked away in the back but next time we will go 1/2 hour later. Great place. Highly recommended!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met friends for dinner before a concert at the Infinity. Perfect location, great drinks, and very helpful and friendly staff.

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  10. JosephB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Service, great food. The ambiance is nice, but the table in the area we sat in was too overcrowded and cramped with 2 large parties. Our chairs were bumped into a few times. We definitely will be back.

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  11. RichardI

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Service was great, especially from Denise who took us under her wing and made sure we had a great experience. Definitely will go back for more.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 5 for the St. Joseph’s Day dinner. It was a fixed menu with fantastic items, from appetizers to soup to pastas to entrees and to desserts. Outstanding.

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  13. Reny

    New York City

    409 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    409 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The St Joseph Tasting Celebration Feast was FABULOUS!!! So many course and so many things to taste… some for the first time!!! It was fun, festive and delicious!!! The four of us loved it all! I especially loved the stuffed baby artichokes, the bean minestrone, and the ravioli-Arancio!! Wonderful Event… Wonderful Restaurant!

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  14. Sheckie

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a pretheatre dinner. Thus the restaurant was stressed with many customers showing up in a narrow time frame and needing to be done all around the same time. This restaurant has been around for decades so they should be used to this. The food was good, as usual. I would love to see the zucchini flowers stuffed with a whipped ricotta Vs a heavier mozzarella. We also had the eggplant appetizers which was very good. My wife had the scallops which I had the truffled fettuccine. Both were VERY good. We ran out of time for dessert. Next time we will allow ourselves more time. (Dinner was at 5 and the show started at 7:30) We will be back

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  15. Rocker

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner- great service and delicious food

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  16. Michaelm

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Even though there was a private function in the second room the quality of service and food did not drop one bit. Always solid and professional. It’s why I always come back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peppercorns is one of our favorites. The food is excellent and the service is great. Give it a try.

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  18. Gene

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual the food and service were very good. My wife had the short ribs and I had the the ossobucco. Both were cooked perfectly. Service was professional and friendly without being intrusive. One small criticism - the website says there is valet parking. They don't have it anymore. This should be fixed.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved our waitress ! We had never had her before

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  20. CTVisitor

    New York City

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner before the theater. The server spaced it out nicely. The sea bass was delicious. Very attentive service by the entire restaurant.

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  21. MyaJ

    Connecticut

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous business meal. All my associates can't wait to go back. Great Italian cuisine that is cutting edge

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  22. Reny

    New York City

    409 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    409 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible! Fabulous Food! Beautiful Setting! Superior Service! Wonderful Wine! Linguine was al dente and luscious with a yummy Crab Sauce! The Chilean Sea Bass was done perfectly and the sauce and accompaniments were just right! The Veal Medallions melted in your mouth and the sauce was sensational. The cappuccino to end the dinner was very creamy and smooth and I loved it!!!! It was perfect meals again at this fine restaurant. We recommend this restaurant highly.

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  23. MyaJ

    Connecticut

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal with amazing service, We truly enjoyed everything. Our favorite things were the artichokes, the homemade pastas all of them, and the ossobuco. The desserts were also top notch and together with the help of the great service we had a wonderful evening.

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  24. Sharon

    Connecticut

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was excellent! There were 6 of us, and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had ravioli in an orange sauce with house salad. My husband had sea bass which was prepared very well. Also, the prime rib was very good. Our server was attentive.

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  25. Ctkathy1

    New York City

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A service snafu was handled very professionally. Once that was sorted, everything went beautifully and the food was delicious. Osso bucco, Shimp tagliorini, truffle pasta were all fabulous. Homemade pasta is something you don’t find in this area. We are looking forward to coming back.

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  26. LAVB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is so appealing, it was hard to make a decision on what to order! Our selections were all excellent! Meals were flavorful, fresh and very tasty.

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  27. MikeT

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointing. Food, mediocre. My mom and I both got the gnocchi at they were mushy and gummy. The sauce wasn’t bad however. The house salad was fine, dressing was tasty. I ordered a Cosmo and had to send back. The environment/aesthetics were off/putting. Not warm or inviting at all, and it was super cramped. The two of us got placed at a small table along the wall and you can tell they added some of these small tables to fit more people in the restaurant. Staff kept bumping into our table and leaning over us as we were trying to eat. So disruptive. Not to mention, there was this disgusting air filter or dehumidifier next to me that I had to turn off - it smelled like cat and was covered with little hairs (see pic.) The bathroom was filthy. The only positive thing I can say is that our server was very kind, as was the host. Very poor experience.

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  28. Tara

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice time. We were going to a show at the XL Center and the meal and service were excellent.

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  29. Satish

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It felt cramped because tables were so close to each other. Ours was next to a drafty emergency exit door. But the food and service were great. Portions were just right.

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  30. DeanH

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience both top notch. Clams Casino outstanding. Will be a go to going forward.

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  31. WilliamC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our all time favorite restaurant in the Hartford area!

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  32. EAJI

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    authentic Italian food

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peppercorns Grill is one of our favorites. The food and service is tremendous. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a try.

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  34. CatherineP

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, just wished all 4 meals came out at the same time.

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  35. nomad1992

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot decorated very festively. Our server and meals were wonderful

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  36. JohnDeFran

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal Excellent service Beautiful ambience

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  37. MariaV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are excellent. The interior is very shabby and needs updating.

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  38. LynnT

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and enjoyable dinner at Peppercorn's before our show at The Bushnell.

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  39. DennisS

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance! The perfect place to visit before or after a Show at the Bushnell!

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  40. CJandAngelina

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancée and I had a wonderful time at Peppercorns, the Potato Gnochii were amazing as well as the Rigatoni with Guanciale. Will definitely be back again!

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FAQs

Peppercorns Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 547-1714.

Peppercorns Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 2661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Peppercorns Grill

357 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Capital Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Hartford
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri 11:45 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available to the left of the restaurant from 12 pm until closing. Street parking is available at no after 5 pm. Free valet is also available in the evening.
  • Public transit
    Stop located across the street in front of restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Celestino (Dino) Cialfi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 547-1714
  • Catering
    We’ll cater from our menu or your request
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room with a contemporary Italian flair holds from 10-85. We offer several prix fixe menus to satisfy different tastes & price ranges prepared by chef/owner Dino Cialfi. Try some of our specialties all homemade such as seasonal ravioli, fettuccine, ossobuco, fresh fish & seafood
  • Private party contact
    Chris Maxwell: (860) 547-1714
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