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Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar

437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
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Ranked #30 of 133 Restaurants in Middletown
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Been here many times. We have always enjoyed the food and for the most part, the service. We do tend to stick to the bar as we had one terrible server one time we went, and she seems to be there every time we walk in. The bartenders are awesome though. Attentive, knowledgeable, friendly. And the snicker doodle creme brulé... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Have always wanted to try out Esca, but nervous to based on the mixed reviews. Decided to give it a try with some friends and was glad I did. For starters we had the calamari which had a flavorful crust and came with a delicious basil caper aioli. I had the pecorino, prosciutto, and poached pear salad with scallops. The... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went to Esca for lunch mainly cause we had a gift certificate. Started with Sfgliatelle di Lumanche which was absolutely delicious and some of the best escargot I have ever had!! My wife had the calamari which was very good but slightly on the rubbery side still quite good though wish there was more marinara though. I had the baked... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

ESCA is a nice place to sit. While you can tell that the owners were in the stone business it is nice clean and sits on a busy corner in the middle of the town. The food is good but not great. Usually an italian restaurant has good bread here the focia is tasteless. A good basic bread would have... More

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Came here with family for my birthday. We had calamari and veal meatball apps, both excellent! The bread is amazing!!!! I had shrimp pesto which was very good! My husband had braised short ribs and raved about them. For dessert I had their creme brulee and it was phenomenal! I love the atmosphere and decor here. Highly recommend!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were here for the Taste of Suburb menu, our first time dining in this area. We had heard so much about the wine and food here. We had made reservations thinking it would be busy but when we arrived there were many empty tables. We were seated promptly but had to wait some time for our drinks. We had... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had the opportunity to eat here for a rehearsal dinner. While the timing for the meal courses was slow, the food was good. Customer service (wait & bar staff) was excellent. All requests were honored, the staff was very customer focused. Would stop back when in the area and eat here again.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I sat outside on the patio on a beautiful night, but it's a little noisy at it's at the corner of a busy intersection. It took a little while for the server to come (for which they apologized) but then he was friendly and knowledgable. I like that you can make your own wine flight. The Super Tuscan was my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Esca has outside seating which we always look for in the summer. The tile work and decor inside the restaurant is beautiful. We were brought to the patio through inside the restaurant. A table with an umbrella that was not open. We had to request it to be opened. One of the arms inside was broken but still provided shade.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped for a late evening drink and appetizers. The server had a good sense of humor and teased with the group. Sat outside on a warm, nice evening. Wine flights were excellent and appetizers were good. Our group kept increasing and the server kept accommodating us with more food and beverage. I'd go back if I was in the... More

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Additional Information about Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: 437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
Phone Number: 860-316-2552
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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