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First & Last Tavern

939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
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Ranked #23 of 400 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bloomfield, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have lived in the Hartford area since 1986 and the First & Last Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. This is much more than a pizza place. The mussels marinara are about the best I have had anywhere. And lets not forget the arugula salad, the baby artichokes, and of course the bread basket is... More

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Suffield, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

1st visit to an area tradition in Hartford's lil Italy. Dinner with wife and another couple. Very friendly neighborhood eatery with good selection and prices. Typical Italian fare and pizza but very tasty with good prices too. Plenty of parking in back or across the street. Will definetly return and recommend to others. Everyone was pleased with their dinners and... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Although there are a couple of locations here in CT, I would estimate that you can't go wrong with pizza. I did enjoy the thin crust, and the variety of items. I also did attend a pre-wedding party and thought the service was very nice, the food adequate, etc... but ... Other than that, pizza is pizza!

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We are frequent patrons of First and Last.. We especially enjoy going for happy hour as drinks (beer&wine) appetizers and pizzas are half price.. It's a great way to try different pizzas and apps at a very affordable price. I have never ordered anything other than pizza and salad but I see plenary of food coming out of their kitchen

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The First and Last Tavern is a popular place to meet friends and coworkers for a casual dinner in Hartford. Good food and service.

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Awful food. Don't get fooled by their history of good quality food. It's been lost with uncaring owner that allows kitchen to put out bad food. No standards and disrespectful to the original family that had made the name. I would not go back ever. First time I went and the last time I'll ever go back to that nasty... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I went for lunch, the restaurant was quite and not crowded. Our waitress was fantastic. I had the eggplant parmigiana which was lightly breaded, and so delicious. My husband had the buffalo chicken pizza, which was new on the menu. He said it was the best he ever had. We will be back there real soon, this... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere are wonderful. We have lived I just outside the area and have been coming here for over 20years! Best Italian around!

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the white pizza. Always crowded and busy but it's what you expect at this infamous eatery. Middle of the road prices but the pizza doesn't disappoint! Noisy but fun...

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Manchester, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our visit this evening was perhaps our first time back in over 10 years. The place is the same. We arrived around 6:00PM on a Saturday, thinking that the wait would be minimal. The hostess said it wouldn't be "long". I guess that depends on your definition of "long". While waiting, we had plenty of opportunity to watch other people's... More

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