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Peppercorn's Grill

357 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106-1824
+1 860-547-1714
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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“short ribs” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
357 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106-1824
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend for happy hour before seeing a show at the Bushnell. Happy hour ran from 4 to 7, which was great sense it was in extended time frame compared other restaurants nearby. They had drinks anywhere from $5-$7 and good...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I think essentially this is a decent restaurant, but not great. I had the Italian callimari, which I thought was quite good. Also had lobster on a salad. It was ok. I understand that this is not necessarily anplace that you’d fish. Of course it...More

Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

First time here and I really enjoyed it. I also taught it was great that they had valet parking. Service from valet attendant to waitress was perfect.

Thank Frankie12666
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

From the moment we drove up and our car was parked by a valet attendant we knew our experience would be good. The hostess greeted us right away and brought us to a great table overlooking the dining area. We were given a gift certificate...More

Thank suematt70
Reviewed 25 March 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 11 February 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 10 February 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 4 February 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 27 January 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 22 January 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
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4 October 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, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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