Peppercorns Grill

4.7
1851 reviews
$31 to $50
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 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

Support Peppercorns Grill during COVID-19

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 1851 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
55 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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

Excellent meal
Great service

SB
vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 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
56 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
56 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.

SB
vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Peppercorns many times because it’s outstanding.

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

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 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
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Just not on the best area

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 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

SB
vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
37 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
8 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
56 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.

SB
vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Try it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 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
56 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!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 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

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

Great restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it
Safe, clean, social distance, great drinks,amazing food
They have it all

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and creative menu. Not a cookie cutter menu at all So many interesting items in the menu. Can’t wait to go back!

SB
vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Try it and see.

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sharoni
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Peppercorns. The Osso Bucco and Risotto are our favorite items on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was top notch
With very attentive staff.
The place was immaculate and tables very spaced
Great job in these tough times

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time at Peppercorns Grill it’s an institution in Hartford but very quiet during pandemic
Everything was amazing
Hopefully people will begin going there again and supporting them
They have indoors and outdoors

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing
We felt very safe
Everyone practicing proper protocols

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal outside with the slight risk of rain
We were lucky, the food was amazing, the sun came out a little and the whole staff was as attentive and charming as can be

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful! Service was quick. They were very attentive. Highly recommend

SB
vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been to Peppercorns many times and it has always been consistently exceptional. This place is a must if you want an enjoyable relaxing dinner & good service

SB
vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, we were very satisfied with our dining experience. Peppercorns has outstanding Italian cuisine. Give it a try!

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YolandaO
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything!!! The meals were to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No matter what we have here the food is always outstanding. We sat inside for the first time and tables were very spaced apart and servers were practicing all safety measures. Thus place is a real gem in Hartford.
Their outdoor seating is very nice also.

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 1851 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.