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First & Last Tavern

220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
(860) 347-2220
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Ranked #52 of 134 Restaurants in Middletown
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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English first
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was a very poor meal. Had the lasagna and it was dry and tasteless. Service was average, waiter didn't even ask if we wanted dessert!!! This place has gone done hill for sure. The bread was the best part of the meal..even the water was bad!!! Mad we didn't go next door to another place that appeared to have... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I know this restaurant has expanded out of Hartford over the years and has a couple of locations, some might be very good as the restaurant in Hartford had been there for years. However, the Middletown restaurant being convenient for me is where I have recently been and on other occasions as well. Four of us were there for dinner,... More

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First and Last used to be our "go to" place...not anymore. Went on Saturday, place was empty which was surprising since they are usually busy....I ordered the Linguine with white clam sauce. In the past this has been very good, but this time it was terrible. It had a "floury" thick sauce with celery and huge chunks of onion. Awful,... More

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Vernon, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have visited the Hartford First and Last a number of times and we like the service and the food. The Middletown version does not hold a candle to the Hartford offering. All 5 meals we VERY disappointing. I would avoid this place unfortunately

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Woodbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went to First & Last Tavern last weekend with old friends. We get together every three months or so for lunch. I shared a meatball/sausage medium pie with one of my friends and was totally surprised how tasty the pie was. Served hot and steaming to the table. There was no conversation until the pie was gone. Will be back... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The restaurant has a large menu. The service was excellent. The foccacia bread they serve was very delicious, but the meals were pretty average.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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