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Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar

437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
+1 860-316-2552
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“calamari” (19 reviews)
“fondue” (2 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Went for dinner, had some oysters then a cheese and charcuterie board with bread and we were to full to eat dinner. Had some great cocktails, nice wine and gelato. The bartender Dean was awesome. Can't wait to go back on a Monday night for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Arnie S
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I enjoyed the vibe in this place. Waitstaff are wonderful, I wish it was like this everywhere! We had a trio of appetizers, all good, and I ordered mushroom pappardelle, which was quite tasty. I only held back one star because I could not sample...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SusanJ972
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We treated my sister and her husband to dinner here. The food is outstanding as is the ambiance. We sat in the balconey and aside from a table of eight very loud people below us, the evening was a winner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CaptMakai
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We came here for a small wedding and had a wonderful time. The food was very good but the waiters are what made the night. They were friendly, accommodating and on top of everything. One of them told us about the Esca burger and we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BSalbright
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Upscale downtown fine dining. The food and service very good—somewhat limited menu but extensive wine options—-true to its name it truly is a restaurant and wine bar.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DocPT1
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Esca is one of our favorite NYC restaurants. The fish is amazing and cooked very creatively. Excellent starters (especially the crudo) and delicious desserts. The staff is always great. We have been going to Esca for years and can't wait till our next visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ersinger2
Reviewed August 24, 2018

My daughter and I stopped in for Sunday brunch, my wife had been here with my daughter the previous week and both recommended it. I was not disappointed. There were quite a few tasty-looking options on the menu but in the end I settled for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Trismegistus
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Esca is a great restaurant to go to in Middletown. During Parents Weekend, most, if not all, Wesleyan students ask their parents to treat them to this restaurant (the food is expensive for a college student!) The food is always full of flavor and very...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Anna K
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Esca is a really nice upscale restaurant with a great Happy Hour till 6:30pm. We had martinis 🍸 and calamari and their meatballs and chips are wonderful. Highly recommend an early evening out to meet up with friends. The service is spot on and it’s...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank KKT2013
Reviewed June 19, 2018

My friend had her rehearsal dinner here this past weekend. The food was phenomenal, the staff was extremely attentive, and overall we had a lovely time. We will be back when visiting.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Erin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-316-2552
  • E-mail
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