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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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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 7
    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
Good Italian restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
paul_czerny
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Lexington, MA
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Lexington, MA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a family-run Italian café, nice quiet and classy appearance and very convenient location. Fresh bread and soup were superb, but the Risotto DeGiorno was very ordinary, like I would get at Olive Garden. Seafood was tasty but sparse for a $24 entrée. Service was pleasant but a visitor could tell the local wait staff loves their regulars and... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Girls weekend away-made res for Sat. night. Nothing to dislike. Pretty décor, the hostess showed us to a table, but we asked if we could sit in the smaller room & was nicely accommodated. Waiter very knowledgeable; narrowed down my wine choice & went with his recommendation a Barolo.1 person slightly picky eater who doesn't like fish. Her filet mignon... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went here for a business dinner with a group on a night when all sane people were hunkered down at home. Despite the nasty weather outside, the staff was warm and welcoming. I'm sure they wanted to leave but they never rushed us and were very attentive. Portions were generous and the food was delicious. I don't live in CT... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Piccolo Arancio ALWAYS serves good food. The Staff is the best. One of the hallmarks of Piccolo's is their willingness to provide whatever changes you would like. Very flexible.

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New york
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Easy reservation, nice atmosphere, very good service; menu was extensive w/ long daily special list but mediocre execution of food.Mushroom encrusted chicken was over-cooked chicken w/ heeps of mushrooms on top to cover the char. Osso Buco was stringy and also covered w/ watery veggies. Rice was no better then from a box. Penne pasta w/ veal sounded good but... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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244 reviews 244 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Reservations through open table, same day. Great experience. Seated immediately . Well made cocktails. Adventurous tasty appetizer of portobello mushrooms,layered with red pepper, onion, goat cheese. Delicious bread, but olive oil dip was bland. Just cracked peppers, no herbs. Varied mean for all palates, willing to switch and modify. I had rack of lamb. Six ribs, cooked to perfect temperature,... More 

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I've dined here several times now. The atmosphere is wonderful, but service and food are inconsistent. The seafood risotto just didn't have enough seafood in it. Portions have gotten smaller. Waitstaff try hard, but have gotten our orders wrong on more than 2 occasions. I don't think we'll be going back again.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have dined at Piccolo's on a number of occasions over the years and have always had very good service and consistently good and well prepared food. Their pasta dishes are always good and I have tried many dishes on ther menu including salmon, steak, and swordfish and have always been pleased with my meal.

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Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've been here twice and have had good experiences both times. Took my parents for their anniversary and they liked it.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?