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First & Last Tavern

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939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
+1 860-956-6000
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Washington
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful lunch! I had the homemade butternut squash in a sage and brown butter sauce and my husband had a veal parm Grinder - EXCELLENT! Great service and complimentary homemade biscotti at the end. Really wonderful!

Thank llynnm
Cape Cod
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We met two other couples before a sporting event and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was good and the food was above average.

Thank DebBobCapeCod
Hartford, CT
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is the original First and Last, the real McCoy.---all others in the region touting the name exist as franchises. And although a bit out of the way from downtown Hartford, a visit to this restaurant is recommended. It is, after all, more than an ordinary Italian eatery and pizza parlor. It is a special place. First and foremost is... More 

Thank drjcrou
Worcester, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I went to a business lunch here with about 15 people. We ordered in advance. Pros: Great Italian Pizza Nice wait staff Nice ambiance Good draught beer selection Bar in an entirely separate area than the restaurant itself Cons: Very little parking Neighborhood isn't that safe for walking at night

Thank Marie N
Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

Thank Lastmate23
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 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.

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 27 October 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!

Thank 502GT
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 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.

Thank Tyrone M
St. Thomas
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115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 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

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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
USD 15 - USD 25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114
  • 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?