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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 - 8:45 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of the best Pizza in Connecticut

We went to this establishment, First & Last Tavern, for a quiet Birthday meal. The building which housed the eatery presumably is a historical one. But the building is modernized with red bricks, neighboring with the Police Department of Middletown. No monkeying around there. As the restaurant... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Karen M
Cromwell, Connecticut
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to this establishment, First & Last Tavern, for a quiet Birthday meal. The building which housed the eatery presumably is a historical one. But the building is modernized with red bricks, neighboring with the Police Department of Middletown. No monkeying around there. As the restaurant was located at the Main Street of the town, there was no parking... More 

Thank Karen M
Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited the restaurant with my husband. We sat at the restaurant's bar. Is pretty and nice. The food was incredible and the chef himself came up to us to introduce himself and to make sure we were happy with the food. If you are looking for a nice place to eat with your family or a nice little bar... More 

Thank M T
Waterbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of friends, my wife, and I went there to eat before going to see a U2 cover band (UF2) play in another town. One of our group wanted to try it out so we went out of our way to go there. First off I do have to say it was busy but it is not an excuse.... More 

Thank Joao F
Milford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unplanned post-funeral gathering brought us to First & Last at 11:30am on a Saturday. They had just opened and didn't t bat an eye when 20+ of us showed up. Two waiters quickly arranged tables set-up with menus, water, and hot bread then welcomed us to sit. I had a meatball part grinder served with tasty fries and a... More 

Thank Debster992
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178 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a white pizza with Mozz, tomatoes and basil. It was very good. The crust is not super thick which I like.

Thank pkbehappy
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

For a nice change from coloring while you wait for your food, on Monday's one of the kid's menu options is make your own pizza. A pre-stretched dough circle (tasted and kid approved), sauce (also tasted and kid approved), pepperoni (tasted, oh you see where I'm going) and/or cheese is delivered to your table and the kid makes their own... More 

Thank Ivorykay
New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited the 'tavern' once. I sat in the bar lounge area. It was an extremely busy night. My drink order was taken 10 minutes later. Apparently my waiter was working more than just this area. I also ordered an individual pizza margherita. The 'Manhattan' arrived.It came to me looking like a PINK lady. I inquired of the waiter if this... More 

Thank Elise L
East Hampton, Connecticut
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We usually order take out. But, it was a lovely summer day and we decided to sit outdoors. On hot days we leave the car running and the a/c on for our dog and we were happy to get a parking spot right in front. We were seated outdoors and the waitress told us that we were welcome to have... More 

Thank BamTgg
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food is good not great but decent pizza and supporting items . I often get the broccoli rabe. It is in a nice building where the police department is also located. They have outdoor seating on a wide sidewalk. The service has alway been good: polite and fast. We don't go that often but it does a good job... More 

Thank drjaf1124
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I recently visited here with a friend. The decor is wonderful. I ordered the eggplant marinara appetizer and the prosciutto asparagus salad as my entrees. The salad was very good - a wonderful mix of flavors. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the eggplant marinara. The slices of eggplant were not the texture that I like my eggplant to be -... 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: Pizza, Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?