Peppercorns Grill

4.7
1623 reviews
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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 they opened Piccolo Arancio in 1994. This generation of Cialfi's has added modern creativity and personality to traditional strengths of their Italian upbringing.
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
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pastas, veal dishes, and seafood!
As fresh as can be.
The food was accompanied by great service and a caring staff.
Thank you

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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w
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual are meal was the best Italian in Connecticut!!!!!!!

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F
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Outstanding food, very small portions. Homemade pasta was delicious.

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual. Everything perfectly presented with a very talented staff.

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food .. upper scale restaurant reasonably priced . 1st time there and will come back .

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as usual! Even with all our demanding requests and special orders. Thank you for everything. We had a great time

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G
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great and the service was perfect! Great place for a business dinner. Staff recommended the perfect wine!

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience
The food was great. the service was informative and pleasant with knowledgeable server. We had a very enjoyable evening

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Service and food were impeccable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peppercorns food was excellent and the staff attentive. We have dined there several times and the experience has always been consistently positive. Highly recommended

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always pleased with food. Server was a little slow tonight. Peppercorn is always a great dining choice in Hartford.

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j
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding waitress /creatively prepared food/ easy parking(valet)/cozy atmosphere

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p
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Short ribs ravioli was excellent bu the lobster ravioli sauce was nor stirring, too bland. Service was excellent.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had tickets for the theater. We were in and out with time to spare. Everything was perfect.

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NR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Z
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Very sweet waiter. Parking right across the street.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food food and nice ambiance. Best restaurant in the area bar none. Can’t wait to go back again and again.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cordial service and a great place to have a meal before a show.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always choice; can’t go wrong.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. We love everything about this place.

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G
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

15th wedding anniversary with my Love, in the restaurant where we had our 1st date. Very romantic and a true culinary delight! 💕

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great from start to finish.

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B
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food as always.
Chef,owner Dino always delivers and Christine is amount the best servers
We have ever had.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating staff with impeccable cuisine. A shining star in the Hartford restaurant scene.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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😊

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the background music.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was fantastic! Really nice relaxing dinner before our Bushnell performance!!!

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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