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First & Last Tavern

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pizza
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220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
+1 860-347-2220
10:45 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:45
Mon - Fri 10:45 - 14:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:45
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to First and Last for many years. Service was never great in the restaurant (food always arrived cold) but we got pizza to go, and other dishes as well and would reheat at home. Even though the pizza crust was thick and could be a bit soggy, our preheated pizza stone took care of that. The restaurant closed... More 

Thank David W
East Hampton, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went to the bar for appetizers and drinks on a busy night and the two young girls behind the bar were very overwhelmed and short/rude with their customers. The food started out great here, but has since taken a dip in quality. It's hard to put a finger on exactly what they're lacking but with the myriad of amazing... More 

Deep River, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit and honestly was surprised at the menu selection, expecting it to be more like a steak and burger place. The selection offered is mostly Italian, and boy, do they know their stuff!! I had the Bolognese, and FINALLY, a restaurant that knows how to prepare it to perfection!! Other menu items ordered were the Carbonara,... More 

Thank serendipity1969
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

met my cousins here for Sunday lunch. Menu has everything from grinders to pizza to pasta. Wine selection was good and food was delicious. Waitress was not the best despite. resturant not being overly busy. Atmosphere allows for easy conversation to be heard,

Thank Susan M
Farmington, Connecticut
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341 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

First and Last is spacious and modern with an extensive menu and friendly wait staff. It was a great choice for a recent visit with a friend.

Thank Chris F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Due to some kitchen issues, there was a very limited menu, but I still enjoyed my salad very much. Caprese with grilled chicken. Staff were very attentive & friendly. I was visiting with an old friend & we spent a long time catching up & enjoying the ambiance. Never felt rushed to leave.

Thank Ruthi K
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166 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I found First & Last Tavern to be somewhat average in terms of the food and cocktails. Nothing stellar and nothing dismal. Drinks ordered included Sicilian Kiss and espresso martini. One of the drinks my friend asked for could not be made due to a shortage of ingredients. She is particular, so most people may not have this issue. I... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Their food is disappointing, but the staff is nice. Bathrooms are large with many stalls. Full bar and is wheelchair accessible and conveniently located on main St.

Thank Amy M
Cromwell, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Enjoy going here once a month usually on a Friday night after work. On our recent visit we had a cheese pizza topped with mushrooms which was as good as you can get. Service is solid and it is hard to beat the complementary focaccia bread and olive oil as you wait for you main course and or pizza.

Thank CTGolfDude
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Honestly disappointed. I ordered chicken parm which tasted like frozen rubbery chicken. I never send food back but I sent this. I never got the salad which was supposed to come with my dinner. My drink came after the appetizer? To make matters worse, the front staff doesn't understand how to split a bill. The waitress was nice but this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:45
10:45 - 14:00
10:45 - 14:00
10:45 - 14:00
10:45 - 14:00
10:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-347-2220

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