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First & Last Tavern
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–8:45PM
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220 Main St Middletown, CT 06457
220 Main StreetUSConnecticutMiddletown06457
$$Italian Restaurant, Pizza Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–8:45PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–8:45PMWednesday 11:30AM–9:45PMThursday 11:30AM–9:45PMFriday 11:30AM–10:45PMSaturday 11:30AM–10:45PMSunday 10:30AM–8:45PMMonday 11:30AM–8:45PM
The philosophy of the restaurant has always been simple, “Pizza, Pasta, Ambiance”. From our family to yours we welcome you to the First & Last of Middletown.
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Family-owned restaurant & bar offering brick-oven pizzas & other Italian fare in spacious surrounds.- Google
"He was an excellent bartender/server, as is Patti."
"Lo and behold, here comes the waitress in from outside smelling like an ashtray."
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Stacey Shapiro
3 weeks ago
I haven't been to First & Last Tavern - Middletown much since Mark the bartender left. He was an excellent bartender/server, as is Patti. Most of the other staff has kept me and my father waiting for drink refills and are no where to be seen when you need something. Many of the staff hang around the front of the restaurant smoking, which is quite unattractive. Tonight I took my father there again for the first time in months. I wanted another glass of wine, and the waitress was no where to be seen, so I went to the bar myself. I had to again go ask another waitress for another soda for my father. Then again, the waitress was no where to be found, so I went to the host station so that I could pay my bill. Lo and behold, here comes the waitress in from outside smelling like an ashtray. She then had the nerve to ask if I was being taken care of! It is more important for the workers in your establishment to be outside smoking then to properly wait on their customers. We will not be back ever again.
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kenneth patelli
11 months ago
So. I actually really like it when the servers don't overwhelm you and interrupt your dinner every 30 seconds. The staff are always friendly without being overbearing and the food is amazing. I order the chicken Milanese pretty much every time to split with my lady and we usually get another main dish to try out. The fried mozz is yummy. everything always tastes fresh, right down to the root beer! I normally don't write reviews, but I got a little sad when I saw one of our favorite places is getting pooped on by everyone and I'm really not sure why. One piece of advice. don't sit in the McHugh booth. that's our favorite and we would like you to leave it for us :)
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Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Hi Kenneth, thank you so much for the kind words and the pat on the back. It means a lot. We really appreciate people taking time out of their busy day to say nice things. We look forward to seeing you in the McHugh booth soon!!
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Gregg Radell
a year ago
The food was really much better than I expected it to be. I am a meatball Sub Snob and their's was one of the best I have ever had. Everyone in our group enjoyed their food, portions were plentiful, and staff was friendly. They even had the courtesy to securely return my credit card to me which was accidentally left at the table (too many draft beers?). Highly recommend.
Rick Adkins
3 years ago
My Family & I went to First & Last, yesterday... So Disappointed....We haven't been there in awhile but it was my Son's birthday, and he wanted Chicken Parmigiana . My wife asked the , we assume, manager , if they sing Happy Birthday and he said yes...So he said he would tell our waitress... So we waited a bit and got seated, but did not see a waitress for a long time... A server gave us some bread with counted 4 pieces, one oil...Finally the waitress came, and we asked for oil ,first off to enjoy our one piece of bread. She brought it back and she said she had to pour it on our plates...When we were here before, it was always left on the table...I know times are tough, but I guess not a good sign, when the oil bottles need to be poured on your dish...Then when we were ready to order, the waitress commented on everything we ordered...She told me I was playing it really safe by ordering Spaghetti and Meatballs !!! Ok, guess the waitress should of just ordered for us...We had steamers for appetizers, and they were so so small, barely even eatable...My wife used to always get some pasta with her eggplant, but we were told you have to pay for it now...My other son's pizza was so well done and cold.. So we got the check, and we were waiting for the waitresses regarding the Happy Birthday, but after awhile no one came and frustrated ,we left...My Wife said to this we assume, Manager, about the Happy Birthday, and he replied, "I told the waitress".. We told him how unhappy we were, and he just took our money to pay the bill and he never asked what happened or why we were unhappy..... That was pretty much the last time for us!!! There are too many great restaurants out there, that we visit, where we always come out very happy and extremely satisfied... Really appreciate those restaurants now ,after this experience ..............
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Todd Berman
4 months ago
This restaurant does not compare top the locations in Hartford and Avon. I got the antipasto salad for lunch and it wss very small for a $10 salad. Some lettuce, two slices of tomato, a small pile of chickpeas, one slice each of ham, salami and capicola, two small slices of egg and two olives. Also it come with tasteless dressing (it may have just been oil and not dressing at all from what I could tell). I don't think we will be coming back again.
Steffany Nicastro
a year ago
Eaten here twice in the past month. First time Service was poor (Waited more than 20 minutes before we were even asked about drinks). Food was not on par with Hartford location or even previous visits to Middletown. We chalked it up to a new waiter and a busy night. Went back a few weeks later and same issues. Waiters/waitresses talking and milling around in back, long waits for service. Food was average at best. Management appears to have changed recently and it just has gone down hill. Even bar service was sub-par. Very disappointed. This used to be one of our favorites. I guess we'll head down main street to Krust or Esca now. I won't be going back anytime soon.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Hi Steffany, I am sorry to hear you had a poor experience at the tavern. I really appreciate you letting us know. I know your visit was a few months ago, but I can assure you we have addresses many of your concerns. We have since made many enhancements to our service and menu. As a best practice, it's really helpful for us if we are alerted to problems when the customers are in the restaurant. This way we can address the problem in real-time and help to make your experience an enjoyable one. Hopefully you will give us another try in the future.
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Steve Pfalzgraf
2 years ago
Second experience... Just as bad as the first... First time was kitchen issues with food arriving at different times. This is a rookie mistake as far as restaurants go. The second time was a tap that did not get changes for 20 minutes.
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Matt Reed
2 years ago
Great Sunday morning brunch... We usually stop in Sunday mornings for mimosa/bloody Mary. The brunch bartender loves her job, has great stories.


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