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The Italian Connection

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2725 Taylor St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-432-9702
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Sunday
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Business dinner with out of town guest

The resturant is a small place in a not so nice part of town. The mood is homey, small, with muted light, and nice music. The Italian menu is solid. The appetizer was a bit less than fresh, but the seafood ravioli was quite good. I travel to Italy every year, so I can say this is respectable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Dana G
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Huntington, Indiana
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  • Romantic
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to The Italian Connection before and enjoyed the food, and loved the quirky atmosphere. We looked forward to returning, and tonight we chose it for dinner with my husband's parents. It was such a disappointment! First, I don't know if I didn't have a salad when I was there before, or if something has changed, but the... More 

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Huntington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The resturant is a small place in a not so nice part of town. The mood is homey, small, with muted light, and nice music. The Italian menu is solid. The appetizer was a bit less than fresh, but the seafood ravioli was quite good. I travel to Italy every year, so I can say this is respectable Italian cuisine... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You might think that I was related to Alex, the owner, by the time you're done reading. I assure you I'm not. He has owned and cooked at his restaurant since the late '70's and in my experience never misses a beat. But you do have to know what you're getting into. The place is tiny, easily missed if driving... More 

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Lapeer, Michigan
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is so well known but I think it has slipped a bit. Great atmosphere but I would have to say it is now just average. Still very crowned though.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

From the outside it looks as if they could only seat about 10 people in there and it is far from upscale residing as it does on a busy industrial type road but don't be put off - run on in. Inside it is kitschy and quaint and dark and could be romantic with the right person. Traditional Italian made... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

dined here for the first time after friends suggested it over and over. I wish we hadn't of waited so long! The food was amazing, atmosphere quaint and warm and the service couldn't have been better. I had the salmon...perfectly seasoned and moist. I love salmon and am always disappointed when it is dry and covered in sauce. Not this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a quaint little restaurant set in a remodeled residence in a quiet area of Ft. Wayne. The food is good traditional Italian for the value. Be prepared to sit in a cramped hard-backed seat and wait. The service is painfully slow, and the staff acts like they are doing you a favor just to bring you a glass... More 

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Huntertown, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went on a Saturday night, with a group of people for a birthday party, They seated us in the back room which doubles as a dance floor, because when the chef comes out to sing, you will want to dance. The food was amazing, the pasta was homemade some of the best I have ever had anywhere. We are... More 

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fort wayne
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It was very cramped. I was told they had authentic Italian food. It just tasted like American Italian food that every other place has.

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Marysville, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you like chain restaurant "Italian" and the normal dining experience then this is not the place for you. If you like real authentic Italian food and a great experience this is your place. I loved the atmosphere of the small house dining, the food was outstanding, and the service was good. Avoid the crap chain restaurants and support your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2725 Taylor St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: 260-432-9702

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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