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968 1/2 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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Description: This restaurant just opened and is located between the main street of...
This restaurant just opened and is located between the main street of Farmington Ave and the shopping parking lot which makes it very convenient but difficult to see from a map. Here's the Google address. It seems they don't yet have a website up-and-running. http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=9707874627087423239&q=backstage+pizza+west+hartford&gl=us
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is Great! Service - ehh.

The food here is awesome. I cannot deny that - great spot for lunch. The first time we went here we liked it so much that we wanted to rent it out for our rehearsal dinner. We were thrilled to hear they do this! What happened next just tainted us from the place. This included rude interactions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2014
abkm3379
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellent pizza place with both indoor and outdoor courtyard seating. There was also live music on the evening we had dinner which was a nice touch. I highly recommend the pizza with homemade meatballs. Our service was first rate and we will return.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The food here is awesome. I cannot deny that - great spot for lunch. The first time we went here we liked it so much that we wanted to rent it out for our rehearsal dinner. We were thrilled to hear they do this! What happened next just tainted us from the place. This included rude interactions, no call backs,... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is just a regular pizzeria that happens to carry dairy-free cheese and fake meat. Any place I can get a vegan pizza outside of my own home (and a delicious vegan pizza at that) gets 5 stars in my book! The rest of my family can have their share of pizzeria food and we're all happy! The service is... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We loved the lentil soup, the cheese pizza and the backstage salad. Gelato for dessert was great!. Backstage serves gluten free pizza and has good vegan choices. The server was terrific, but a little slow. I guess they have live performances on a regular schedule (Music and comedy). I would go back for more. They should take down the St.... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had fantastic lentil soup, pizza (very good), backstage salad, and cashew salad. Everything was yummy. They have Glenn fee and began offerings and live music and performers on Friday night's! Service was unhurried. Nice wait staff. Food was well presented.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We found this place by accident and were glad we did. It wasn't very crowded for a friday night, which was good because there was only one server and cook holding down the fort. Despite this, the service was good. We ordered the butternut squash soup, garlic bread appetizer, and bbq pizza for 3 adults. We had plenty of food... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hidden away in downtown West Hartford, this pizza cafe is a gem. Greeted warmly by staff. A variety of menu choices. Best gluten free pizza...ever. Vegetarian pie loaded with fresh veggies. We'll be back.

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West Hartford, Ct
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I believe I ordered Pizza, not a charcoal puck. Kids would not eat this. Customer service was lacking. Not sure what else to say but I was really dissatisfied. Considering the number of pizza places in the area I don’t see a need to come back here again

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This new pizza restaurant has a different twist that works in the lively West Hartford, CT center scene.....music. The chef/owner also likes musical artists, and with his connections, has arranged to bring some wonderfully eclectic groups/individuals in to entertain you while you eat a great pizza. This family-run restaurant is small, but with the outside dining area, is fun and... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My wife and I love Backstage Pizza, they offer a large selection of gourmet pizzas along with the basics. The toppings all taste fresh and a small is the perfect size for one person. The pizza is thin crust brick oven but not burnt as some other places do it. They offer outdoor seating and take reservations which I recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 968 1/2 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Description

This restaurant just opened and is located between the main street of Farmington Ave and the shopping parking lot which makes it very convenient but difficult to see from a map. Here's the Google address. It seems they don't yet have a website up-and-running. http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=9707874627087423239&q=backstage+pizza+west+hartford&gl=us
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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