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Peppercorns Grill

4.6
1503 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(860) 547-1714
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Celestino (Dino) Cialfi
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Catering
We’ll cater from our menu or your request
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Cross street
Capital Ave
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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.
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Public transit
Stop located across the street in front of restaurant
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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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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
What 1503 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.4
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal and Colleen as a server made for a nice evening.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A 10 all around, superb food, superb service, Superb drinks, and a great atmosphere to enjoy it all in. Thank you Peppercorns

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Superb!!! The raviolis with orange sauce are amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food-artichokes excellent crusted cod delicious

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall this place is great. It's close to the Bushnell so it's perfect for pre-show dinner. Free valet is a great perk, although we didn't use it. It was a block from Bushnell parking. The server wasn't spectacular, but she wasn't terrible. Friendly, but seemed spread thin. I dont think it was a reflection of normal service. The food was great. Risotto was spectacular and it's great that they have a simple grill menu with chicken and salmon. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was simply outstanding from start to finish

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service and food were amazing. Great flavors in everything we tried. I recommend this restaurant to all who love cutting edge cuisine at it finest, Great drinks and great wine list. A wonderful time dining at Peppercorns

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was amazing. Staff and host could not have been nicer!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent food and friendly staff. We had the antipasto del giorno for the table, Risoto was delicious, Filet and Salmon were all very very good. A very enjoyable evening!

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was delicious but the service was beyond poor. I arrived at 5:45pm, and was seated promptly (party of 1). Upon arrival, there were 4-5 tables in the restaurant, at most. It took the server 15 minutes to approach me. I was polite but made it clear I had a show to see at 7:30pm. To begin with, I ordered red wine and was presented with White Zinfandel. I ordered my entire meal in one shot...I made it really simple. The entire process took approximately 1.5 hours...absolutely ridiculous. The server was in slow motion...wow, just wow. I made the show but had to sprint 4 blocks to be on time.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The restaurant was buzzing with lots of activity and such a nice feel. The appetizers were lovely including the octopus, the homemade ricotta with strawberries, and the medley of carpaccios such delicate and wonderful flavors. The entrees did not disappoint either with fresh seafoood pasta, fresh halibut presented beautifully and cooked to perfection, and the ossobuco that melted in your mouth. Too full for dessert but there always next time. Can't wait!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We hadn't been to Peppercorns for many years and decided to give it a try in celebrating my wife's birthday. The restaurant was quiet when we first arrived but got busier as the evening wore on. Our Server was delightful: knowledgeable about the menu, accommodating in handling our few special requests and made our dining experience very positive. The food was delicious. I had the Osso Bucco which was fork tender and seasoned to perfection. A lovely evening which we will be sure to repeat soon.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was attentive, the food was delicious, imaginative and fresh. We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food, service, ambiance all fantastic. A lovely efficient staff complements the imaginative cuisine. Easy access from highway and to various theaters.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

What an amazing meal at Peppercorns. Everything presented perfectly at the appropriate time by a very charming staff.
You owe it to yourself to go there if you haven't already done so.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Just had the most amazing meal tonight with Roman artichokes, artichoke ravioli and ricotta. Tart. They are promoting Roman cuisine this month and it was outstanding. Hopefully they continue the series with other regional cuisine

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Best food in town. We take our family there every chance we get because the management and staff treat us so well every time we are there. great pastas, seafood, and wonderful veal dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Just had a great meal at peppercorns. Food was very tasty and just the right spice Bread fresh served with greAt oil

Loved the valet parking. Friendly and fast

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Outstanding as usual. Great food and drink with a caring staff and management.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We opted for fish during this time of year and we loved everything. For starters we had a medley of carpaccios wonderful flavors and the octopus was amazing. Then we had salmon and halibut both were cooked perfectly and set up beautifully. They prepare everything wonderfully.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Super meal with outstanding service. We love going to Peppercorns Food is always beautifully prepared as well as cutting edge.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Outstanding meal at this downtown restaurant
Everything perfect, timed perfectly, gracious hostess, wonderful server.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Personal attention and service are 5 plus stars and chef Dino is amazing in his kitchen. Delicious, creative, and beautiful things come out of his kitchen.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service and food were impeccable. So many wonderful items to choose from including homemade pastas, homemade ravioli, desserts, craft cocktails, and a very extensive wine list. We have to go again and again to try everything.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

great service, ambiance and food was fantastic. Easy accesability from Hartford stage

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great homemade pasta with artichokes and porcini mushrooms as well as Mediterranean octopus was fantastic. Beautiful service as well as creative drinks made for a wonderful evening .

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It's all in the way you feel in an establishment and this family knows how to do it. They make everyone feel special while they serve top notch cuisine and drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Still by far the best. I love to go to Peppercorns because I am always impressed with chef Dino's. he always surprises me with exciting and cutting edge cuisine. Last time i tries stuffed prawns with artichoke and porcini accompanied by crispy artichoke with grapefruit mostarda. what an amazing combination of flavors. The dessert was incredible too Roman shortbread with hazelnut chocolate and fresh raspberries. Always an experience.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This family run establishment really knows how to take care of their patrons from great food to creative drinks, a nice wine list, and a caring staff. We loved everything we ordered and our server. I wish we could go there even more.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

They have the best artichokes prepared Roman style and artichoke filled ravioli that are so good. Great veal dishes and seafood are also top notch. Breads and desserts all home made.
Great family run establishment.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

2nd time there. Hit or miss with specials. Very pricey for some items, when their sister restaurant offers same thing cheaper. Bruschetta was good but lacking something. Dessert menu too expensive and nothing stood out. I have had carrot cake before and it was delicious. They should add that on permanently.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

One of the best meals I have had in the state of Connecticut from service to food. All was amazing including all courses drinks, and wine list.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Had a reservation for a retirement lunch for a regular customer. There was not enough wait staff working. Service was slow. Server seemed dis-engaged.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great pastas, fresh seafood and veal are their specialties but they have great chops and prime beef All amazing. We also tried the fresh ricotta with strawberries and octopus both were amazing. Great pistachio martinis too
We ended with a homemade free form crostata and that just sealed the night perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was delicious, a little prices but very good quality

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were there for a birthday, was seated promptly at a beautiful window table. Are meal and service was perfection like always I had the double cut on the bone veal chop with wild mushroom risotto the best in Connecticut!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be bringing family and friends back as soon as I can to this in my opinion a Connecticut institution!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Everything was amazing as usual. We tried the artichokes, their famous orange ravioli, and the ossobuco. It was all perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great meal and wonderful atmosphere. Loved the halibut this time and the short rib ravioli.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Still by far the best Italian around. I should know I have been going to the this staple restaurant for almost 30 years. They are cutting edge as well as true the the cuisine using authentic products and techniques. They are the only restaurant that works with the wonderful truffles. They also prepare everything homemade. Their pastas are unbeatable as well as their fresh seafood and veal dishes. Phenomenal wine list and great service accompanies the stellar cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing as usual Great menu, great ambiance , and a wonderful caring staff. We love going there because they make everyone feel special

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