Sal and Dino were trained in the art of Italian food at their uncle's restaurant in Rome. When the opportunity to open there own restaurant arose that jumped at the opportunity and opened the first Piccolo Arancio in Rome Piccolo Arancio became internationally acclaimed within their first year. Now operated by their cousins, Piccolo Arancio remains near the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Both restaurants produce award-winning cuisine and continue to receive high honors and awards.
Peppercorn's Grill and Piccolo Arancio received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 years
Amazing pastas, veal dishes, and seafood!
As fresh as can be.
The food was accompanied by great service and a caring staff.
Really an excellent dinner for our anniversary and the whole staff did not disappoint. We were well taken care of and made feel very special for our day. One of the best Italian restaurants around. Very authentic.
As usual are meal was the best Italian in Connecticut!!!!!!!
Outstanding food, very small portions. Homemade pasta was delicious.
We were a little disappointed ... the table location was great ...there was a table that sat after us that was fed before us , service was a little slow ... we stated in the beginning that we were seeing a show and the other table stated the same and they left before us same number of people ... left us to run to the show .. not to happy
Delicious as usual. Everything perfectly presented with a very talented staff.
Delicious food .. upper scale restaurant reasonably priced . 1st time there and will come back .
Superb as usual! Even with all our demanding requests and special orders. Thank you for everything. We had a great time
Dinner was great and the service was perfect! Great place for a business dinner. Staff recommended the perfect wine!
The food was great. the service was informative and pleasant with knowledgeable server. We had a very enjoyable evening
Everything was wonderful. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Service and food were impeccable.
Peppercorns food was excellent and the staff attentive. We have dined there several times and the experience has always been consistently positive. Highly recommended
Always pleased with food. Server was a little slow tonight. Peppercorn is always a great dining choice in Hartford.
One of the best steak I’ve ever had. It compares very well to anything some of the big steak houses offer at a reasonable price.
Outstanding waitress /creatively prepared food/ easy parking(valet)/cozy atmosphere
Short ribs ravioli was excellent bu the lobster ravioli sauce was nor stirring, too bland. Service was excellent.
We had tickets for the theater. We were in and out with time to spare. Everything was perfect.
This is the second time I have visited this restaurant. Love the food and cocktails. Very convenient to the Bushnell, staff great with making sure you have a pleasant dinner and make it to the show on time. makes for a great night on the town
Real Italian food prepared by a real Italian family. Everything delicious from pastas, to veal dishes, to zucchini blossoms, fresh fish, tiramisu, lemon tart gelato
All was amazing and orchestrated by an efficient staff.
A beautiful night out from start to finish. Great server who was very knowledgeable and friendly at the same time . He made all the right recommendations and enjoyed everything thoroughly. Octopus, fresh figs, orange ravioli, seafood stew all was top notch. Creative drink list as well as a very extensive wine list.
The best meal in a long time. Fresh fig appetizer that took me back to Italy. Great ravioli great veal, and the freshest seafood. Don’t leave without dessert
Great carrot cake and amazing white chocolate bread pudding
The food and service were all very appealing. The manager that evening was so helpful regarding our car since there was no valet parking. We were also able to leave in time for our Theaterworks performance .
We have always been happy to dine at Peppercorns.
Joan and Dan Fine
Simply stated the best Italian restaurant in a very large radius. flavorful, authentic, yet cutting edge.
We enjoyed everything thoroughly. The specials are always so interesting do forget to study those before ordering.
Great food, great service. Very sweet waiter. Parking right across the street.
Peppercorn's has always been a restaurant you could count on for an outstanding meal and yesterday's visit was no exception. The service was excellent as well. My only hesitation in going back for lunch is the parking issue. They own their own lot but it is impossible to access at lunch time due to the healthcare facility next door. When I mentioned this to my waiter, letting him know that I had to pay for parking, I was surprised that the restaurant didn't offer to reimburse me.
Great food food and nice ambiance. Best restaurant in the area bar none. Can’t wait to go back again and again.
The food is always perfect and so good at Peppercorns.
We tried the zucchini blossoms and the lobster salad both were amazing. For entrees we tried their duck special and the branzino and those were perfect also. We look forward to more nice evenings with great food in the future.
We love this restaurant, from the delicious food YUM to the gracious wait staff, it is by far one of the most relaxing experiences we have had with friends. Love going after a Saturday matinee for an early dinner. And we can hear the conversation in a party of 6 or 8!!
Great food, cordial service and a great place to have a meal before a show.
Always choice; can’t go wrong.
Excellent as usual. We love everything about this place.
15th wedding anniversary with my Love, in the restaurant where we had our 1st date. Very romantic and a true culinary delight! 💕
Great from start to finish.
Wonderful food as always.
Chef,owner Dino always delivers and Christine is amount the best servers
We have ever had.
Very accommodating staff with impeccable cuisine. A shining star in the Hartford restaurant scene.
The food was fresh and delicious with lovely presentation.
Don’t forget to look at the creative specials and try some of the homemade desserts. They are all wonderful!
Great staff! Had the salmon it was “divine”. It was my son’s graduation dinner and everyone wished him congrats that extended to an applause. He really appreciated that. Overall visit I gave 5 ⭐️. Will certainly return😊
Loved the background music.
The whole experience was fantastic! Really nice relaxing dinner before our Bushnell performance!!!
Everything was perfect from beginning to end. A great meal accompanied with a knowledgeable server and nice background music. Can’t wait to go back to try more items.