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About Peppercorns Grill
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
Hartford, CT 06106
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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We’ll cater from our menu or your request
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.
Stop located across the street in front of restaurant
Celestino (Dino) Cialfi
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We are having our annual Clicquot Dinner on December 10, 2015 beginning at 6:30 PM. Five delectable courses with Vintages of Clicquot. This is our 24th Clicquot dinner; not to be missed to ring in the holiday season. For menu: http://www.peppercornsgrill.com/Menus/PeppCliquot.pdf
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Peppercorns Grill Ratings and Reviews
Peppercorn's has delicious food and generally good service. Unfortunately, they had a staffing problem that night. The bartender was actually taking orders for the servers. The service was lackluster at best and somewhat inattentive. I think this was an off night.
Extremely efficient staff from Nicole the woman at the door to the wait staff. They all went out of their way to make our evening memorable even though they were very busy. Food and drink were also amazing with fettuccine with white truffles being the high point .
Late dinner on Saturday night after a comedy show. Street parking was easy to find. Restaurant had a good crowd @ 9:30 but no problem getting a nice table.
We split a delicious asparagus salad, had tagliolini w/ lobster & mushrooms and chilean sea bass entrees. We split a cream brulee for dessert. Food was very good, cooked perfectly, with large portions.
Waitstaff was efficient & courteous, perhaps even a bit overly attentive prior to the food being served.
Bill was $135 includibg the tip. Overall I give peppercorn’s four stars, but only three stars for value.
A friend and I arrived for a late dinner and the restaurant was nearly empty. We were seated at a tiny table for two in a location that I would not describe as desirable, given that we really could have been seated anywhere. Soon after we sat down, a party of six was seated at the next table. It might have been nice, given that the place was nearly empty, to give both tables a little space. It seemed that some of the women at the other table were potentially "regulars," so were given a lot more attention than we were. It wasn't a huge issue, but anyone in service should know that a good rule of thumb is to treat all customers equally. Although the salad was rather salty and the risott0 a little firmer than I might have liked, the food was generally quite good. I don't have any great urge to return, based on our experience.
I worked in Hartford in the 90's but haven't spent that much time here in the last 20 years. Needed a restaurant close enough to the Bushnell to walk over after dinner. Was very impressed at how well the place seems to be doing. The service, food and ambiance was terrific and it brought back alot of memories, like visiting an old friend. Hope to be back again soon.
A gem of a restaurant in downtown Hartford. The food is incredible. The fish is always perfectly prepared, the octopus prepared in so many different way is a must but the star of the meal in the pasta. Some of the best pasta dishes I have ever eaten. Everything made on the premises. This place is too good to pass up.
Spur of the moment dinner at Peppercorn's and everything was perfect. The food including carpaccio, stuffed peppers, and zucchini blossoms for starters were all over the top. The main courses just as wonderful. Do try the pasta with truffles when you go there as well as the seafood so well prepared. The drinks and the wine list have something for everyone. Can't wait to go back.
My wife and I have always enjoyed our dining experience with you but last night was a big disappointment.
There were 3 of us for dinner.
1) My wife had the Ravioli in Orange sauce which she has had multiple times before.
Presentation was different, the Ravioli was OK but the Orange sauce was an embarrassment.
No Taste, bland.
2) I had along with my guest the Veal Parmigiana (2 orders).
The Pasta was cold, the Veal was paper thin and tough to cut, not much to the dish.
Being a work night we didn't want to extend the evening by saying anything so we ate and left.
We want to come back but I need to know what happened, was Dino not in the kitchen?
The place was hopping but chef Dino still took time to visit us for a moment and shared with us his amazing zucchini blossoms. Go try these before the season ends. We also tried the homemade ricotta with figs and stuffed peppers also amazing. Their prime Porterhouse beat any steak house in the area. Lemon lava cake was a great ending to an amazing dinner. Thanks to the Cialfi family and well appointed staff.