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First & Last Tavern

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939 Maple Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2730
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most recently, I met my wife for dinner after work. Plenty of booth seating with lots of old photographs to look at on the wall. I love how the antique cook ovens face the dining area to entertain guests. The lighting, cozy atmosphere and terrific food make this a great spot.

Thank Tyrone M
St. Thomas
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting Hartford CT. On our tour of the New England states. A friend of ours is from Hartford and recommended First & Last for a great pizza or any Italian food we might want. We thought we would give it a try and we are so glad we did! First and foremost our server Rose Was such a... More 

Thank nosandalsneeded
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Stopped here on a recommendation from a local. Lots of Italian choices. Large portions: we split both an entree and a salad (great green salad with fruit and goat cheese!) and still couldn't finish it all. Lauren was an excellent server: kind, friendly, and attentive.

Thank travelduo51
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's all about the sauces...they're amazing. Calamari was lightly breaded and the marinara was fantastic. The pizza...otherwordly. Really special. This was my first time and everyone said oh wait til you try Frank Pepe's pizza. Guess what, I'll take First and Last's pizza every day of the week. Thin crust, again, great sauce. Great pie, Our waitress was probably part... More 

Thank David K
Farmington, Connecticut
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345 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This is the first time we ever did take out from this restaurant. The pizza is not nearly as good as when eaten in the restaurant. By the time we got home the pizza was cold. They packed it in a bag rather than a box which surprised me since it was a very large pizza.

Thank Rohrshack
Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The food is ok. The pizza isn't that memorable. The bread is however very good. The service was terrible. The waitress was rude to our large group and not very attentive. After we gave her a low tip (a reflection of the service we were given), she confronted our table. She accused us of being bad costumers and she didn't... More 

Thank Jennylovestravel_13
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Gathered family for lunch including a relative that is battling cancer. Marty, our waiter was warm, attentive and accommodating of our guest's special dietary needs. The owner, Diane DePasquale visited the table and was so very nice. GREAT food too!

Thank ddinsd
Cromwell, Connecticut
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The establishment is situated at a fringe of Hartford, the capitol of Connecticut, the first State to ratify the Constitution of the US. Their menu contains mostly "Italian" recipes. But the décor resembled an old English public house The walls were filled with 1800's - 1930's photos of the period. OMG, ABC, XYZ, there were no TV screens; there was... More 

Thank Karen M
Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

You can eat in for breakfast or lunch, or take out superb bakery goods to enjoy on your own. We have eaten many different bakery items here, all of which have been wonderful. My personal favorites are the lemon poppyseed muffins, the double chocolate muffins, which have a layer of chocolate at the bottom, and the pecan sticky buns, which... More 

Thank neroct
Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Moderate pricing with good quality food and good service. Bar area is casual and good for quick and informal dining. Summer time allows for dining in the outside patio.

Thank Ronald B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 Maple Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2730
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-956-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?