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First & Last Tavern

26 W Main St, Avon, CT 06001
860-676-2000
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Ranked #11 of 52 restaurants in Avon
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Torrington, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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Connecticut
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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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Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 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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West Hartford, CT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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New Hartford, Connecticut
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Had a good lunch with a very good waitress. She knew the menu and explained very well. I had hot sausage with hot peppers and pasta which was very good. Our cousin wanted the same thing but not "hot" no problem she said. My wife had a salad which she enjoyed. They had a good variety of beer which I... More

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