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Peppercorn's Grill

357 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106-1824
+1 860-547-1714
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
357 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106-1824
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Upscale Italian restaurant featuring uncommon dishes with unique flare. This s not a pizzeria - and that's good. There a plenty of those. Peppercorn's is a class act and can satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. Prices are not cheap, but we found the dishes...More

Thank Joel P
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Prior to a concert at the Bushnell we chose Peppercorns from a list of the 10 best restaurants close to the Theater. We have tried others on the list, but this wins hands down.

Thank Sue O
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Italy and went here on the recommendation of our innkeeper. We were very pleasantly surprised. We had a first rate Italian meal here; service was as good as you’d ever want. Servers were well trained and attentive. The bresaola with arugula...More

Thank dry_paintbrush
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Husband and I took my mother to see a matinee of Spoiled Rotten at the Bushnell and wanted to do dinner after the show. Didn't realize that it was restaurant week until I tried to make a reservation. Went to Peppercorn's at 5 p.m. We...More

Thank travelduo12
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

After attending a cooking class there 2 weeks ago, I brought friends for dinner. Very nice selection. All homemade pasta, breads and desserts. We enjoyed delicious arugula salads and veal meatball appetizers and the crabcake cod and braised short ribs were great too. Service was...More

Thank kkr67
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Went before a show nearby - and place was very busy on a Thursday night - but they handled the pre show crowd nicely. I got the meatball app - very moist veal with the best sauce I ever had Overall nice service and very...More

Thank old-man-orange
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Went to peppercorns for lunch last week with my coworker. We both enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. I had the lobster salad and my friend had the ravioli, both were outstanding. Highly recommend this true Italian restaurant!

Thank Christina M
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

This is by far our favorite restaurant. Food is spot on, service is outstanding and wonderful ambiance

Thank Michele C
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Maybe catching a late lunch isn't such a good idea - I see there are other notes about slow service and hardly anyone in the restaurant and this was our experience as well. Although our server was really sweet and kindly, it was a long...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Peppercorn’s is an excellent place for unique drinks and stellar food. The bartenders are knowledgeable and the staff is beyond helpful. The decor is calm and cool and if you want a nice romantic dinner or hang out in the bar with friends Peppercorns has...More

Thank Autumn B
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October 3, 2016|
Response from Dino_Cialfi_Owner | Property representative |
Yes we have a gluten free menu with several options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106-1824
    (Capital Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Stop located across the street in front of restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-547-1714
  • E-mail
Peppercorn’s Grill and Piccolo Arancio are owned and operated by the Cialfi siblings, Sal, Dino, Tina, and Rosa. Brothers Sal and Dino purchased Peppercorn's Grill in 1989 and they, along with younger sisters Tina and Rosa 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 their uncle felt that the two brothers education was complete, he helped them open their own restaurant in Rome, Piccolo Arancio and 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. This may Marked the 10th consecutive year the both Peppercorn's Grill and Piccolo Arancio received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
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