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First & Last Tavern

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939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Real Nice

Awesome pizza. Quick. Got out in about 45 minutes. Survice were a little bit slow, but ok. You Can hang out have fun. (There is gluten free pizza!) awesome bread best pizza I had in months.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joaquim M
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Watertown, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit and definitely will not be our last. Friends took my husband and I during happy hour. They go every week and have been for a long time. The service was great, the food was awesome and happy hour prices could not be beat. We ordered fried mozzarella, not something I would usually order but it was really... More 

Thank Phillips2467
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome pizza. Quick. Got out in about 45 minutes. Survice were a little bit slow, but ok. You Can hang out have fun. (There is gluten free pizza!) awesome bread best pizza I had in months.

Thank Joaquim M
Bristol, Connecticut
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172 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with an inviting atmosphere and a very good waitstaff. It is the kind of place where they will learn your name if you visit enough. The pizza is excellent - thin and perfectly prepare in an open kitchen area. Great salads which can be enhanced with the protein of your choice. Generous portions. It is the original of... More 

Thank jer b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch at this landmark restaurant. Tuscan salad with flank steak was awsome. The Sausage and Peppers my customers had looked wonderful and was enjoyed. After meal coffee and biscotti provided a nice finish to our lunch. Waitress was professional and very good. My first visit to First & Last but it will not be my last.

Thank safe_foodforyou
West Hartford, Connecticut
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

First and Last was bursting at the seams during the holiday week. It was very hard for the wait staff to keep up with the demands, but they persevered and, though frazzled, tried their best. The food was very good.

Thank onearleft
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Traveled over an hour to get to one of my old time favorite restaurant to realize it is now just a memory. Personalized service, not. Where did that older gentleman go? Wait staff looking for our dessert order before everyone was finished with their meal. $300 cash dollars later, a hefty tip and we were still rushed out without a... More 

Thank Laura L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

First and Last has been an institution in the south end, but I'm not convinced it will be in the future. The service tonight was the worst imaginable. We waited at our table for nearly a half hour without any food or drink as the waitress told us four times she would be right with us, only stopping after she... More 

Thank 5Codders
Newington, Connecticut
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Went for a quick pizza this afternoon (10/14/15) and luckily arrived a tad before 3:00 p.m. The restaurant is open all afternoon into the evening and you can get anything off the menu except pizza. We were lucky that we could get our order in before they shut it down between 3 and 4. Apparently they start a new fire... More 

1 Thank DCB6712
Athens, Georgia
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Very basic traditional dishes. Decent sauces. Excellent bread. Grumpy employees. Typical classic Italian decor and ambiance. Very large portions.

1 Thank Kerstin M
Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My family came here in May, and the service was awful. We figured it was due to the size of our party, and left it at that. My fiance and I came in tonight for dinner, and our service was just terrible. Molly ( I think that was her name) couldn't have rushed us out the door any faster. The... More 

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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: Pizza, Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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?