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First & Last Tavern

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939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, 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
Traditional Italian

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Kerstin M
Athens, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
Newington, Connecticut
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Thank DCB6712
Athens, Georgia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

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

Thank Kerstin M
Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank DreCar
Knoxville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This restaurant is great! Great atmosphere, great service, great food. Had the chicken Parmesan. Awesome! Server went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Being from the south, my daughter (who is 9) had never tried a cream soda. We just don't have it much down here. We were afraid to get her one because we were afraid... More 

Thank Snarfyschmoo
East Hartford, Connecticut
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333 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch during the week. The restaurant was very quiet and we were promptly seated. We each ordered focaccia sandwiches. Between the portion sizes of the sandwiches and the bread that was provided, we couldn't finish our meals and took them to go. They were very good and it was a great value.... More 

Thank KDAA
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped for lunch passing thru Hartford on our road trip. We had a cheese pizza and a Napolitano pizza and the beet salad. both pizzas were tasty: crust had nice texture and flavorful. We ll be back!!! Assorted Bread served b4 meal was good too. U can see them making pizza from dinning room. Decor is nice. It says tavern... More 

Thank Saljunebug
East Hartford, Connecticut
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had family in from San Antonio Texas. The Family heard about the great pizza restaurants on the East Coast. They had already eaten at Grimaldi’s in New York and wanted to try another restaurant in Hartford. Their son (14) reminded them New York was not New England. Therefore, we treated them to our favorite restaurant on Maple Street in... More 

Thank Woventales
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The service was great. The atmosphere is welcoming. I have a fabulous time with amazing food. Get the cheesecake it's to die for!

Thank h_kelles
New England
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten pizza at just about all of the restaurants in our area, including the three other first and last restaurants. The pizza served in Hartford, the original, cannot be beat. It is superior to the New Haven pizza places by far. If you go from Friday through Sunday you are treated to the most flavorful bread basket you... More 

Thank Rohrshack R
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179 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups


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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?