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The Italian Connection

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2725 Taylor St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-432-9702
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real Italian

If you want Italian food skip the chain restaurants and get cozy here...like going to Grandma's...amazing food and wines. Don't let the exterior fool you...the inside will warm your soul....I love the pasta Antonio.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BrandeStJohn
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want Italian food skip the chain restaurants and get cozy here...like going to Grandma's...amazing food and wines. Don't let the exterior fool you...the inside will warm your soul....I love the pasta Antonio.

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Thank BrandeStJohn
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Food was awesome and authentic. Much better than the big chains. Atmosphere Is very warm and cozy. Prices not bad at all. This place may look like a small little "hole in the wall" but don't overlook it, best Italian here in Ft. Wayne. We happened to find it through the entertainment coupon book and I am so glad we... More 

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Thank Mebre123
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We have been to The Italian Connection before and enjoyed the food, and loved the quirky atmosphere. We looked forward to returning, and tonight we chose it for dinner with my husband's parents. It was such a disappointment! First, I don't know if I didn't have a salad when I was there before, or if something has changed, but the... More 

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Thank IndianaJaneC
Huntington, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The resturant is a small place in a not so nice part of town. The mood is homey, small, with muted light, and nice music. The Italian menu is solid. The appetizer was a bit less than fresh, but the seafood ravioli was quite good. I travel to Italy every year, so I can say this is respectable Italian cuisine... More 

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3 Thank Dana G
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You might think that I was related to Alex, the owner, by the time you're done reading. I assure you I'm not. He has owned and cooked at his restaurant since the late '70's and in my experience never misses a beat. But you do have to know what you're getting into. The place is tiny, easily missed if driving... More 

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4 Thank Tom253
Lapeer, Michigan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is so well known but I think it has slipped a bit. Great atmosphere but I would have to say it is now just average. Still very crowned though.

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Thank Troou2
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

From the outside it looks as if they could only seat about 10 people in there and it is far from upscale residing as it does on a busy industrial type road but don't be put off - run on in. Inside it is kitschy and quaint and dark and could be romantic with the right person. Traditional Italian made... More 

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4 Thank TravelBitz
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

dined here for the first time after friends suggested it over and over. I wish we hadn't of waited so long! The food was amazing, atmosphere quaint and warm and the service couldn't have been better. I had the salmon...perfectly seasoned and moist. I love salmon and am always disappointed when it is dry and covered in sauce. Not this... More 

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5 Thank angjom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a quaint little restaurant set in a remodeled residence in a quiet area of Ft. Wayne. The food is good traditional Italian for the value. Be prepared to sit in a cramped hard-backed seat and wait. The service is painfully slow, and the staff acts like they are doing you a favor just to bring you a glass... More 

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Thank Ben S
Huntertown, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went on a Saturday night, with a group of people for a birthday party, They seated us in the back room which doubles as a dance floor, because when the chef comes out to sing, you will want to dance. The food was amazing, the pasta was homemade some of the best I have ever had anywhere. We are... More 

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4 Thank Mary Jo B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2725 Taylor St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: 260-432-9702

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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