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First & Last Tavern

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939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
860-956-6000
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very good Italian.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Steve S
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Suffield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
ELLINGTON
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Needing a place to have guests aged 4 to 101 satisfied we went here for lunch on a Saturday. We were greeted pleasantly and seated at a table for 6 close to the door which was convenient for my mom. While they have an extensive Italian menu, pizza was our order of the day. We ordered our drinks and the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

seriously can't beat a first and last Pie.. I have lived up in this area for 2 1/2 years and the pizza is always good. I can not comment on the pastas and entrees since I mainly go to Happy Hour. From 4-6 you can get 1/2 price pizzas and $6 apps it's a great deal! And of course drinks... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Met here for a family get together. Everyone loved their food. The service was great. Everything was made in a timely manner.

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Bristol, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After visiting First and Last several times a year for over 20 years, I was disappointed this time. I always enjoyed walking through the door and being met by the aroma of garlic and fresh bread. That experience led me to believe I was where I should be for an outstanding italian meal. But after waiting 40 minutes for our... More 

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Berlin CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The original restaurant and the best food and atmosphere! Love this place...reasonable and great food

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is the best of the best, the portions are really nice and the prices are very good. We always have the raw seafood appetizer...so fresh and the brine in the oysters with a bit of hot sauce rocks. I LOVE the Veal Parm...it is so tender, it melts in your mouth. Our daughter loves the ravioli and my husband... More 

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Groton, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Best traditional Italian food in Hartford area, Homemade sauce and bread. Ask to be seated near bread room the smell of bread amazing all made in house. Mussels the best u can also buy sauce to take home. Food is fresh and prices are good to. If you go on weekends and holidays be prepard to wait in line its... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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214 reviews 214 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-956-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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