Peppercorns Grill

4.8
2077 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2077 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner here. The fig appetizer was beautiful and so were the Christmas decorations. Entrees and cocktails were all very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great cocktails, diverse wine list, and beautiful decorations.

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kitcat
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu. Something for everyone from beef to chicken to pasta. Salads tho were very overdressed. Better to serve dressing on the side.

Wonderful having valet parking. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Where else can you get freshly made pasta with fresh white truffles from Italy? And so many other specialties like boar bolognese, artichoke ravioli, ossobuco, and zuppa di pesce. All fabulous

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good authentic freshly prepared Italian cuisine. Peppercorns does a great job. Go and enjoy it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were delighted to see Peppercorns’s hopping. The food was even better than I had remembered, the service efficient without being too stuffy, and the holiday decorations were beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best. The best food and service. Loveliest restaurant in Hartford.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always! Staff are always exceedingly friendly and attentive as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you haven’t tried Peppercorns you owe it to yourself to do so. The artichokes, the ravioli, the ossobuco all of it so delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything from beginning to end. Such a nice caring staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our mother’s 80th and the chef did not disappoint. Good and service were amazing. Delectable desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in downtown Hartford and surrounding areas. The staff always aims to please.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great meal we had before our show. Everything went perfectly and plenty of time to get to show. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing all around.
I will be counting the days until I can return to Peppercorns.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gem of a restaurant in downtown Hartford. The food and the service are amazing

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cathyd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The manager was sooo nice. He actually drove us to the Busnell theater after dinner so we wouldn't be late for the show. That was totally unexpected and so appreciated. Thank you thank you.

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AbbiB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Great service! We’ve been a few times and consistently have a great experience !

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Michaelm
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My theater group which goes to the Bushnell Broadway series have been dining here for years and I can honestly say we have never had a bad meal, we have tried everything on the menu through the years. The service is just as impeccable and consistent as ever; even with the constraints of today’s issues our meal last night was enjoyable as always. Date night, treat yourself right night and any other reason you want to enjoy a night out thus is yhe place.

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peppercorns Restaurant is excellent! The food and service are great.

All the food is made fresh, and prepared for you – it’s not a fast food restaurant. Unlike what is often found at lower end restaurants, or chain restaurants, Peppercorn’s food is NOT processed food or pre-prepared. It’s fine dining with authentic, homemade Italian cuisine. If you haven’t been there, do yourself a favor and try it!

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RoccoS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful As Always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best pastas and veal dishes anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We savored every morsel it was all so delicious m.
We cannot wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently amazing and I have been going there for over thirty years

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vipFran
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jurgen is amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in a very long time. You must try it if you love Italian fine dining

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time to dine at Peppercorns but certainly won’t be our last. It was an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently wonderful meals
Always dependable with a nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian hands down anywhere around. If great Italian is what your looking for go there. From
The homemade pastas to the veal dishes to seafood all delectable. Homemade bread and desserts too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful culinary experience with creative specialties as well as a well rounded wine list. Our group enjoyed everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal as usual. The service was right up there with the quality of the food. Can’t wait to go back.

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Notahgoremay
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything we ate last night from beginning to end. Our server Harris was as charming as could be. It was knowledgeable about the menu and took very good care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were fantastic as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love going to this place. It’s always a great experience from start to finish. Service was great too. Our server Harris was so efficient and very nice. The staff were helping each other and to care about each other. Such a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal at Peppercorns
We haven’t been there since COVID-19.
The food was even better than I remember and the drinks creative. We are so glad we returned.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Stress on staff but they were awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peppercorns was so busy with Bushnell crowd. So glad to see them so busy. The have less staff right now.
They worked so hard and made it work. Food was fantastic as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Selected Peppercorns because it was right near the Bushnell where my friend and I were attending an event. The restaurant was down wait staff which all places are right now. But they did everything they could and were hustling! Food was extremely good, beautiful presentation as well. Great cocktails. Would definitely go again. They make al their pasta in house. Just have to remember to be patient with the staff as they work through unprecedented times.

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 2077 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.