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First & Last Tavern

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939 Maple Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2730
+1 860-956-6000
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit here more than occasionally so I may be biased. Oh, there are upscale Italian restaurants in Hartford but First & Last offers "Italian comfort food" in ample portions at moderate prices. My faves are veal parmesan which I judge any Italian restaurant by, fired calamari and their pizzas are great and baked in view. Their sausage and peppers... More 

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Thank Lastmate23
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now I have never had a pea pizza before but I am now converted. Had a lot of pizzas before but never thought of peas as a suitable topping but it really works. This tavern was pretty busy when we visited but food was good and service attentive.

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Thank alan2303
Hartford, CT
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Italian places in town. Always great pizza, always great pasta, fresh ingredients and a good drink selection. We go at least once a month and it is always very good. Very family friendly and the price is ok. You can never go wrong with this place!

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Thank 502GT
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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.

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Thank Tyrone M
St. Thomas
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Michigan
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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.

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Thank travelduo51
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Thank David K
Farmington, Connecticut
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345 reviews
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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.

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Thank Rohrshack
Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 860-956-6000

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