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The Italian Connection

2725 Taylor St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-432-9702
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Ranked #127 of 510 restaurants in Fort Wayne
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
fort wayne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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176 reviews 176 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Let's step back in time somewhere between the 50's and 70's, when dinner houses ruled. The restaurant is small, therefore it's best to made reservations. Like the dinner houses of old, it's dark, not smoky, low hum from patrons talking, and loaded with the theme except somewhat over done. We were seated in the back room, little did we know... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Everything wonderful! Nice to find little Italy! Thanks for eveything! Food, service, and chef singing! Priceless!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. All the pastas are made fresh at the restaurant and it doesn't get any better. If dining with only two, ask to sit in the alcove by the kitchen...you feel like you are the only diners....really nice. Be sure to call for reservations.

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Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a fun little gem. Delicious Italian food in Ft. Wayne. We were really surprised. Large servings & vino. Felt like the old neighborhood.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The building is small, and makes you unsure of your decision when you are on the outside. However, once you are past the front doors, the small place is rather nice, well decorated and inviting. The food is good and filling. It is not amazing, but the restaurant manages to provide a satisfying Italian dinner at a reasonable price. However,... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My Husband and I went there for his birthday..2 hours to eat stale bread and the smallest, plain salad I have EVER received in a restaraunt.My Cabonara was cold and had the stong smell of pork. VERY chewy pork. My husband Alfredo was also cold and VERY devote of ANY alfrdo sauce. I told the waitress and she just got... More

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Columbia City, Indiana
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

As new Trip Advisor members, we sometimes forget to submit reviews. Here is one, long time coming. My wife and I consider The Italian Connection to be one of the places we consider "ours" for special occasions, and last minute dinner. That is, if we can get a reservation! Very fresh ingredients, attentive service, great family décor, and sometimes entertainment.... More

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Indian Shores, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We love this little Italian restaurant. Having been in Italy several times, we find this to be the most authentic Italian food in Ft. Wayne. The wine list is huge and they have Italian beer that others in town do not have. The staff is very helpful with ordering, very courteous and always friendly. The owner is always present, which... More

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