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Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Restaurants

First and Last Tavern

  • 939 Maple Ave. Map It
  • Hartford
  • Pizza

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

What looks to be a simple neighborhood joint south of downtown is actually one of the state's most hallowed pizza parlors, serving superb thin-crust pies (locals love the puttanesca) since 1936. The old-fashioned wooden bar in one room is jammed most evenings with suburbia-bound daily-grinders. The main dining room, which is just as noisy, has a brick outer wall covered with celebrity photos.

Restaurant Information


939 Maple Ave., Hartford, Connecticut, 06114, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 12/23/2013


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By benct

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Mar 25, 2008

Great Food

The food is great, and the dining room is nice with the collections and photos. The prices can be a bit high though.

By Lurch

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Apr 25, 2007

Pizza Perfection

If I was on death row, a First and Last bacon and onion pizza might be my last meal. And the Puttanesca sauce is the best i've ever had. Service and atmosphere are great. The owners are awesome and extremely helpful. Get on down there, it's well worth the trip.

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