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First & Last Tavern

220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
(860) 347-2220
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Ranked #40 of 133 restaurants in Middletown
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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58 reviews from our community

60% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family and I had brunch here on Sunday while I was in town for a wedding,andwe all agreed that the food was delicious and the service was fine also. We were seated in the back because there was about 30 of us, and the servers took our drink orders right away,and came to the table frequently to give us... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. Our server was awesome, food was fresh and atmosphere also great. We will continue to go back. The take out is easy as well. The kids even had a magician!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I waited a week to add this, to see if time might temper my thoughts, but sadly, no. I've been to First and Last in Hartford and Avon and always liked it. But this wasn't the same. First, their famous focaccia was cold and stale. The wine was a tiny glass. And the entrees, well, nobody was too happy. The... More

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Killingworth, CT
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Food poor; service OK...not worth it. Food cold and pizza average. Supposed to be a great time...nah. Go elsewhere.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Came for Easter Brunch. I know not to expect great things at a time like this but our experience was terrible. The food was not great by any means, the only thing worth eating was the breakfast pizza. Not only was the food bad but they were constantly running out of everything and what was there was not fresh! Every... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I really don't understand First and Last, or my friends who like this place. Their food is lousy and their service is sub-par. Of course, my friends who like this place also frequent The Olive Garden and love Red Lobster, so that gives you some insight into their palate. The place is tired and old, and nothing is good here... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We sat at the bar for drinks and appetizers. We ordered polenta, which was phenomenal, and the fried sweet peppers, which were bizarre. If we had just gotten the peppers, this review would be only 2 stars. The peppers were just sweet peppers cut into chunks and then fried in oil. That's it. For $8. It didn't taste like anything... More

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Columbia CT, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had a good time at First and Last Tavern. It was great service with just enough attention. We had pasta with seafood recommended by server. It was cooked perfect. The décor is nice and I really like the privacy of the booths. Parking was a problem the night we went. It was cold and snowy and we had to... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

For the great selection of restaurants in Middletown, this isn't my first selection but it isn't bad. Had good service and decent italian food. Wish I ordered the chicken cutlet my husband ordered and was tasty. My ravioli was good. Apparent it is homemade. Pizza is good too but again there are other places downtown I'd go for pizza or... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stopped here for a happy hour drink, ordered the lemon drop martini which was straight up lemon vodka, with a side of vodka. Maybe cool if you're trying to get absolutely bombed, as you could tell the regulars were who were at the bar all were. Food coming out looked far from appetizing and the bar was dirty.

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