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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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had cocktails, apps, pizza and dessert. The servers were so friendly and accommodating and the manager, Clark, made sure to ask us if we were satisfied. The food was great. Their foccaccia is one of my all-time favorites. The tiramisu is made on premises and is really special. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank NOLAGIRL1950
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the fillet which came out well done which ruins fillet, and it was already sliced which I find weird and probably lost all the juices instead of allowing it to rest awhile. Service was good and the atmosphere was nice, but probably won't be back.

Thank NatureLover1970
Guilford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mothers Day brunch with party of 4 and 2 yo. Prime Rib was tough. Items on buffet were empty and not refilled promptly. Limited selections and desserts. I would expect much more for $137.00 We will not be back.

Thank sharontk2017
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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518 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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236 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?