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First & Last Tavern

26 W Main St, Avon, CT 06001
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Ranked #9 of 52 Restaurants in Avon
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Miami, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For a late lunch, I ordered one of the "Original Specials" dating from the 1930s--sausage & peppers. When it arrived I could hardly believe my eyes -- two large, WHOLE bell peppers standing up, plus three long, whole, spicier peppers, plus a generous helping of Italian sausage and a separate plate of shells with a tasty (although a bit watery)... More

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Torrington, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We recently had our rehearsal dinner at the First and Last Tavern with a group of 25 people. I had previously spoken with the manager and we had decided on pizza, salad, appetizer and dessert with pitchers of beer and wine to be served with dinner. The food was good, however, for 25 people, we only received one plate of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My cousin and I meet every couple months here for a long visit. We go at lunchtime. Servers are attentive but let us have our 'space'. We always split an antipasto and then have soup, a side of meatballs or a sandwich. I often get a bowl of soup and am never disappointed. Today I had cream of mushroom --... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The reason for an average letter grade is because it is an average restaurant. Yes, the alfresco dining was pleasant. The menu is the tried and traditional dishes that make up the offerings of "Italian style" restaurants. The pasta in the Carbonara was cooked beyond the "aldente" stage and the sauce was heavily laden with what tasted like a cream... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It can get crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, but there is overflow parking within easy walking distance. It is a pizza place, with good pizza. I enjoy their burgers, which they offer without buns for those of us on diets. This is a rare pizza place who can actually cook a medium rare burger (you have no idea how... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Consistently very good food.Just like First and Last in Hartford.Love the eggplant there,fresh and tasty

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Service was quick and friendly, and the food was great. Great selection of Italian inspired cuisine. Great pizzas available in a few different sizes. I ordered the sweet pea pizza topped with peas; it was great. Pasta is homemade and fresh. Decent and reasonably priced wine and drink list.

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Bangor, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had two meals at the First and Last and both were scrumptious. This place is quaint but spacious with ample room for diners. The salads were exceptional and the wedge salad was amazing and satisfying. It looked like a huge baked Alaska and delicious. The brick oven pizza is amazing. Cooked perfectly and not charred as many of these are... More

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are looking for a typical Italian-ish America dinner than head to the first and last. It really isn't terrible food, just terribly predictable. James and I went on a Saturday night and had the quickest meal I have ever had in my life. Why? Mainly because we showed up at 8:15 and they would closing (lights off, everyone... More

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Mystic, ct
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The First and Last, while not bearing a classic Italian name, is as close to Italy as you can get in Avon or the surrounding area. The name comes from it's original location which was the last restaurant you passed when leaving Hartford and, therefore, the first one you saw coming into the city. The pasta is homemade as are... More

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