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Piccolo Arancio Restaurant

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819 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032-2347 (Main Street)
860-674-1224
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Spot

I travel to this area frequently and this restaurant is always a place I stop in for dinner. It is quaint and comfortable. The food is consistent. The veal chop, lobster ravioli and mahi are favorites of mine. The baby artichokes are delicious too. Servers have always been well informed and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
susant771
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Tampa, Florida
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somewhere,ct
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had a reservation , arrived early, called to see if they could accommodate us...as it was very early dinner, and graciously they said 'no problem'. The restaurant was empty, waitress was friendly and pleasant...Ordered drinks and appetizers, the Calamari was excellent...soups so-so. Fast forward to dinner...the kitchen disappoints tremendously. Our meals came out, and she brought the wrong dinner... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The restaurant has a trattoria like ambience with white linen table cloths on tables in smaller rooms. The menu a classic American take on Italian. Wonderful salads which waiters will split if you are dining on the lighter side. Our favorite: the Ravioli all'arancia, house made chese ravioli in an orange sauce with a touch of sage. All the pasta... More 

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Porto Banus, Spain
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Coming out of my hotel ( Farmington Inn) I saw the sign Piccolo Arancio. For a restaurant the the place seemed very quite. I pushed the door and suddenly I was in a well appointed restaurant with classical European atmosphere. Most of the tables were taken. The staff was bustling around and yet quietly. They have a great menu wonderful... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I travel to this area frequently and this restaurant is always a place I stop in for dinner. It is quaint and comfortable. The food is consistent. The veal chop, lobster ravioli and mahi are favorites of mine. The baby artichokes are delicious too. Servers have always been well informed and attentive.

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New London, Connecticut, United States
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Piccolo Arancio Restaurant on July 3, 2015. This is an Italian restaurant located next door to the Farmington Inn. There is a driveway that leads into the parking area, which is not clearly marked. Plus, the highway is very busy, so caution must be taken when entering the parking area. My wife and... More 

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Port Chester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We arrived at the adjacent hotel, the Farmington Inn, after a two hour drive and wanted a special lunch to begin our two-day sneak-away. All the pasta is homemade. I had a dish that was a little disappointing, but my husband's ravioli was exquisite. It was very thin and tender, filled with homemade cheese and spinach and was served with... More 

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Farmington, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

In the busiest intersection of Farmington you may find this oasis of Italian cuisine. Extended menu of pastas, brick oven pizza, “botanas”, steaks and tapas accompanied with a more than average wine selection. A little on the pricy side but the environment, food quality and personal service will make you come back for another special occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Seafood ricotta with gluten free pasta nice dish. Food hot and served as ordered. Great parking and good convenient location. Ask for gluten free freshly baked dinner rolls. Great mojito.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very nice place with many excellent offerings on the menu, but the lobster ravioli is a must. The multi room setup for the restaurant keeps the noise down and creates a nice feel. Also large separate room for the bar adds to the effect.

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Lexington, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The restaurant is next door to the Farmington Inn. The food was very good and the service was great. The atmosphere was relaxed and quiet because the tables aren't on top of one another. If I had one complaint it's that the portions are very big which is great if you live nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 819 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032-2347
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Farmington
  • Phone Number: 860-674-1224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?