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Peppercorns Grill

4.8
4.8
2414 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 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 / West 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

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What 2,414 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Good for special occasions

  • Connecticut

    Italian

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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    213 reviews

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    5.0

    213 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian around from start to finish.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb . Restaurant so beautifully decorated for the holidays, it was almost magical. Great place for festive gatherings
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Peppercorns is an incredible restaurant. My husband and I have been multiple times and we are always impressed with the food and and the service. They always do such a great job.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time with great food , a nice bottle of wine, and very efficient kind service. Great way to start the holiday season
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Italian fare with many creative twists. The Roman artichokes and the homemade ravioli with artichokes were delightful.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice Kudos to the chef and the whole staff.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre holiday meal amazing as usual. Great pasta, veal, and a wonderful bass special. Every morsel was devoured m.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from out of town and regulars of the place recommended the place to us and said it was authentic Italian. Well Peppercorns definitely delivered and did not disappoint. Everything we ordered we devoured. Nothing left to take home. Service was impeccable without being too overbearing. Great job!
  9. SB

    SalvatoreB

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peppercorns was outstanding as usual. The food in the service is quite good, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Give it a try
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent wait staff and food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. The food, service, and ambiance were absolutely delightful
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great evening at Peppercorns The food was amazing The service impeccable and the management was as charming as can be.
  13. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peppercorns never disappoints! Their scallops were amazing and their calamari is always fantastic!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday and show
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    goatgirl

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been here in many years- big mistakes! It was great , we’ll be back SOON!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for our anniversary Everything was excellent food service and family that owns the place.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    214 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. We brought our friends and they loved it too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    214 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service impeccable Can’t be beat by any surrounding restaurants. Thank you for a great meal before our show.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic, Fresh, and Friendly. The food was amazing. We tried several appetizers, pasta, ravioli, and scallops All were superb
  20. NP

    NicoleP

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our 25 Anniversary at Peppercorns. The wait staff was attentive and we enjoyed our meals very much. Dino and the kitchen staff put out consistently delicious food which is why we continue to dine at Peppercorns. 5 stars everytime!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening with friends at peppercorn’s grill Amazing food, nice wine list, a caring staff and all around good vibe
  23. SF

    StephenF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great northern Italian cuisine… excellent food, good service, nice location, fantastic value!
  24. KT

    KevinT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Food is extremely attentively prepared and presented. One of the finer experiences Maître d’ was wearing jeans and an untucked plaid flannel shirt with a greased kewpie black hairdo combed into ridge down his scalp - a lumberjack. Wait staff wore tee shirts Even the diners were in come-as-you-are jeans, tees, pyjama bottoms. Mind you, the web site says dresscode is “smart casual”. Why publish that if it is clearly disregarded? Nothing smart about this night’s dining crowd. Disappointingly so; it is a pricey - quite pricey - dining experience Web site reservation module queries why you are visiting. We checked off “birthday” since that was the case. The lumberjack at the door mentioned “oh, happy birthday” while seating us. That was more than I really expected; but at the time the waiter presented the check he apologized that usually they bring a “candle” with dessert to the table for birthdays but alas that evening he/they were just too busy They weren’t. And frankly, why bother mentioning something you failed to do for the customer - at tip time? The noise level is outrageous here - which is apparently typical since all of our excursions to the restaurant have been ear shattering. A special dinner out for 2 turned out to be more like dinner for 10 at the local pizza parlor
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    ebngrb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Excellent service. Great menu. Delicious cocktails. Overall we will be back. Delicious!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

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    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience before the symphony.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat to be in peppercorns for a delicious Italian meal Always tasty, creative, and do well presented The staff always aim to please
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fettuccine with white truffles. It was expensive obviously but it was delectable So good. Everything was spectacular also.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant around. The food is consistently wonderful and the staff really cares about their clientele
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group totally enjoyed our experience at Peppercorn’s. We will definitely continue going back.
  31. T

    Thinkaboutdininghere

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great downtown Hartford restaurant. The Italian food here is excellent as is the service. Valet parking makes coming here a breeze. Highly recommended.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary dinner. We had heard amazing things about this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Fabulous food, great service, nice vibe. The halibut was fantastic.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a phenomenal experience. The food is exciting and cutting edge. Can’t wait to go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

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    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal with kind and genuine service
  36. NW

    NathanielW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent meal our first time here. My wife and I arrived 15 minutes early for our Saturday night reservation and were seated right away. The place was full and a bit tight, so it's not the most romantic ambience, but the service was adequately attentive even with the crowd, and the food was excellent. I had a wonderful grilled ribeye, and my wife had a lobster fettucine special that was to die for. We're not in Hartford often but will definitely keep this place in mind the next time we're in the area.
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    gloriaa

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good light options such as citrus salad among a variety of salads were delicious. Pastas were outstanding. The server was delightful, professional, polite and super efficient
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there during a very very busy time but they did not fail. The menu with interesting specials prevailed The food was amazing the service attentive even with a full house. The place is not romantic when this crowded but it superseded our expectations. The highlights were the pumpkin ravioli, the scallops and a lobster fettuccine that was amazing.
  39. SB

    SalvatoreB

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met another couple at Peppercorns Grill for a very tasty and relaxing dinner. Though we’ve been there many times before, our friends had not been to Peppercorns before. They absolutely loved it, as did we. Give it a try
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going there for years and it’s always consistently wonderful. The food is cutting edge Italian With specialties for every palate and a staff that aims to please.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2414 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 7 times today
Google Map for Peppercorns Grill

357 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Capital Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Hartford / West 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

  • 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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