Peppercorns Grill

4.7
1864 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1864 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing menu and caring safe service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Covid dining - lovely service and excellent food.

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vipMaryC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Hands down, just one of the best in Connecticut. The pastas are so fresh and so tasty. Chef Dino Cialfi is an artist. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal

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OpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Safe and clean environmental precautions. Exquisite caring and attention to detail in service and cuisine. Fig appetizer was epic as was the fettuccine with Alba shaved white truffles. Delicious. Perfect cooked steak and dreamy potatoes. The baked berries in zabaglione is a triumph! Awesome takeout service if you’re trying to be extra safe!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NYE.
Fabulous food, service. So happy we came!! Thank u!

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best meal I’ve had in a long time. It was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great salmon and Branzino
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet night after the holiday
Food and service were exceptional
Thanks for a great night out!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pre holiday meal
Food was great
Service was perfect
Ambiance nice even with COVID
Keep up the good work

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was just spectacular
The holiday decorations were beautiful and we felt very safe in the safe environment even during this awful Covid times
We are so glad peppercorns is still open and surviving the pandemic❤️

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super Italian food with great service. Try it.

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AndreR
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was very clean, staff was very friendly, and food was great. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Even during the COVID era, Peppercorns does a great job providing a seamless yet safe and healthy enjoyable meal. Try it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out with an amazing menu!
It was busy even though it was day after Thanksgiving
We felt safe tables were very spacious, anti bacterial everywhere Servers were all masked at all times
It was unseasonable warm and people were even dining outside

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sharoni
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peppercorns Grill is our favorite date night restaurant. The truly authentic Italian food is always delicious, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.

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DebS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were the the only party at the bar and had to keep calling the bartender to take our order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal
Great service

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was tremendous ... as always. Try it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peppercorn’s commitment to high standards continues.
Their food, service, and attention to detail continue to shine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out at this staple in downtown Hartford
It was warm enough to sit outside
The service and food were fabulous
We are happy to support such a great restaurant during these most difficult times. Try it you will not be disappointed

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vipStuartK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always great - outdoor dining a bit noisy from street traffic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding restaurant That’s why we keep going back.
Chef Dino is truly a master in the kitchen.

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Peppercorns many times because it’s outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You must try this place. The food and service are both amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat to be dining outside in Hartford in a tent they have created with amazing cuisine.
The pumpkin ravioli were so good as was the ossobuco and halibut special. For dessert we really enjoyed the homemade carrot cake and well as their chocolate bread pudding. Kudos to all at Peppercorns

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NickZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Just not on the best area

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal great service

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ThomasR
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, drinks and service. Amazing desserts

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to Peppercorns many time. This last time I was there with a party of 6, some of whom had never been there. They all raved at the food, experience, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend this place.

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sharoni
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal at Peppercorns. Its true authentic Italian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience

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vipJeff
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Have eaten here frequently over the years and they consistency serve excellent food. Having said that, this particular visit truly stood out for the exceptional food and presentation. Given being in the middle of COVID, our experience was that much more surprising.

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Try it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are in the Hartford area Peppercorns is a must
Great menu executed perfectly, a caring staff, and nicely created outdoor area

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to eat outside near the street and it was still delightful.
Nicely decorated with a great menu with many creative choices The pastas are amazing as the bread and the homemade desserts
Thank you we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful outdoor dining, great food, lovely service

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vipWill
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are in the Hartford area this restaurant is a MUST!! The creativity, preparation, and quality of the chef here is second to none. The homemade desserts are a definite must try. Attentive service, which is rare during these Covid times, makes dining at this restaurant my go to place when in Hartford.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent once again at this downtown staple.
Outdoor heaters and fall decor.
Staff was very charming, attentive, and helpful with very safe COVID practices

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant

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FAQs

Peppercorns Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 547-1714.

Peppercorns Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1864 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.