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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
Closed now
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    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
Most recent review
Disappointed this time!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
MGB183
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Bristol, CT
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bristol, CT
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 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
165 reviews 165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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CT
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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?