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First & Last Tavern

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220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
(860) 347-2220
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4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Casual dining fare for business or pleasure

The hostess and servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about what were the featured dishes for the day. Our server John was great and was quite helpful in guiding our menu selections for the evening. He graciously went back to the kitchen to check on the availability of several dishes due... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
pagllc
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The hostess and servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about what were the featured dishes for the day. Our server John was great and was quite helpful in guiding our menu selections for the evening. He graciously went back to the kitchen to check on the availability of several dishes due to the difficulty in the restaurant receiving certain supplies... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My second visit there, we went for Saturday lunch, sat at the bar, the restaurant was slightly busy, bar only had one patron at the bar and about 3 tables busy. It took the stoic and very slow bartender over 10 minutes to finally come behind the bar take our drink order. The bar was dirty and unclean (even the... More 

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lrtr
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went for a day trip to shore stopped on our way back. Sat at the bar had cocktails and appetizers. Very good.

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Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is one of the most respected restaurants in Middletown and the proprietors seem to take a real interest in their patrons. At 1:30 in the afternoon all the seats at the bar were occupied, my colleague said that this was a great place to make business contacts and I don't doubt it. The Stromboli that my friend ordered was... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went on Sunday afternoon for a return trip, first trip enjoyed the sausage grinder. Waitress was very slow for service, meal was dry. Disappointed after much anticipation of having a delicious sandwich and a nice afternoon lunch.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to First and Last over the weekend and we were very disappointed. Although our waitress was friendly, she didn't inform us of any specials (we happened to see the board on the way out, after our meal) and she neglected to bring oil for our bread. These issues were minor compared to the problems we had with our... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My family discovered First and Last Tavern last year when I was visiting nearby Middlesex Hospital for an appointment. We asked one of the nurses for a good place for lunch that was not fast food. She recommended First and Last and it was perfect. They start out with hot focaccia bread that could be a meal on its own.... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were very Disappointed in the quality of food served lasagna was luke warm, Spaghetti was overcooked and Mushy and meatballs tasted like sausage.Our First time here and our last . There were only a few tables when we arrived so not like they were busy and food was sitting. would not recommend at all ,The service was good

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Hartford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husand and I decided to pick up a pizza after the movies and went to First and Last since we hadn't been to one in a long time. I was very disappointed. The pizza is mediocre with a flavorless crust. The toppings were generous and the wait staff very pleasant, but $32.00 for a large pie is way too... More 

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I went with a group of four on a Wednesday night. The host and waitstaff were very pleasant and friendly and we were sat with no problem. The bread you get at the table is delicious. Anywho, we ordered beers and a few pizzas. The Napolitan is DELICIOUS. We finished eating, and that's where things went downhill for me. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: (860) 347-2220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?