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First & Last Tavern

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939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We came here for happy hour after our original restaurant was too crowded on Cinco De Mayo. There was no wait and we ordered drinks, apps and a pizza. The waitress wasn't sure what we ordered, she just had no clue what she was doing. I had the calamari which was good....it would have been nice to take it home... More 

Thank lisanap
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My daughter goes to dance in Hartford so I needed to kill 2 hours driving down the road looking for a place to get something light to eat and a drink I came across the First & Last Tavern happy hour is from 4 to 7 I sat at the bar and noticed they had a fresh raw bar in... More 

Thank Lovemygirls3
Hartford, Connecticut
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

great happy hour in the tavern section only. Half price pizza, half off some entrees, and good deals on some wine and beers. Service is always good. Friendly crowd.

Thank Murf57
Greenwich, Connecticut
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Whenever we are in the Hartford area we stop in for a bite. The bread is amazing, made across the street at the First and Last Bakery! They usually have some loaves of bread for sale, any one is a good choice. The food is very good, old world Italian with plenty of contemporary choices available. They make amazing pizzas... More 

Thank Grandma6Boys
Hartford, Connecticut
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228 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Ate there for a late lunch and most of the crowd had already left. The server was courteous and helpful. I had the sausages and peppers with a small pasta dish. The peppers ranged from two full bell peppers to several hot ones. Very filling. The sausages had a tang to them. We also ordered the putanesca which was outstanding.... More 

Thank Jerandnanc
Watertown, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit and definitely will not be our last. Friends took my husband and I during happy hour. They go every week and have been for a long time. The service was great, the food was awesome and happy hour prices could not be beat. We ordered fried mozzarella, not something I would usually order but it was really... More 

Thank Phillips2467

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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
  • 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?