First & Last Tavern

★★★★☆
  • 26 W Main St

    Avon, CT 06001

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  • 860-676-2000

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Simply put, First and Last Tavern and either be the greatest establishment that you had ever set foot in in the obscure areas of upper Connecticut, or it can be a place which is loud, smelly, and possesses disgusting food. While one time i had a delicious pizza, and the next time i went, my whole family each had hairs in their food. on the bright side they did offer us free food in return. if this hasn't made you vomit in a baggie yet, than also know you have to come here multiple times before coming to a final verdict. I wish you good luck (you'll need it)

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★★★☆☆

Simply put, First and Last Tavern and either be the greatest establishment that you had ever set foot in in the obscure areas of upper Connecticut, or it can be a place which is loud, smelly, and possesses disgusting food. While one time i had a delicious pizza, and the next time i went, my whole family each had hairs in their food. on the bright side they did offer us free food in return. if this hasn't made you vomit in a baggie yet, than also know you have to come here multiple times before coming to a final verdict. I wish you good luck (you'll need it)

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Calling First & Last (Avon location) the ""best in town"" is going a bit far, either that or the people saying that don't venture out much. My good friend and i took her sister out to celebrate news that she is expecting, unfortunately this is the place her sister chose. I ate here once before and was disappointed and now again with this recent visit. The food was just bland. When my friend returned her dinner, it came back no better...the waitress seem hurried to give us our check,didnt offer us dessert...not that we wouldve stayed for it but still. And yes, i agree with someone else's post saying the place was ""poorly lit""...we had little lanterns on the table...they are pointless if you have to break out your lighter to read the menu, we overheard the couple in back of us saying the same thing about the lighting. Its one thing to maintain a soft lighting during the evening, its another when its too soft to read the menu clearly!! Anyway, this is NOT the ""best in town""...take my word for it please.

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★★☆☆☆

Calling First & Last (Avon location) the ""best in town"" is going a bit far, either that or the people saying that don't venture out much. My good friend and i took her sister out to celebrate news that she is expecting, unfortunately this is the place her sister chose. I ate here once before and was disappointed and now again with this recent visit. The food was just bland. When my friend returned her dinner, it came back no better...the waitress seem hurried to give us our check,didnt offer us dessert...not that we wouldve stayed for it but still. And yes, i agree with someone else's post saying the place was ""poorly lit""...we had little lanterns on the table...they are pointless if you have to break out your lighter to read the menu, we overheard the couple in back of us saying the same thing about the lighting. Its one thing to maintain a soft lighting during the evening, its another when its too soft to read the menu clearly!! Anyway, this is NOT the ""best in town""...take my word for it please.

Pros: The building itself is nice.

Cons: bland food & uncomfortable atmosphere

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Our family visited the Avon location twice, both times were disappointing. The HARTFORD location is way better (even though its parking lot is small) still better bet than Avon. Even though they are going for a rustic feeling, its still too dim inside, its blah. The kitchen is open, not always a good idea when you have cooks in the back yelling at the waitresses (we saw this both times). The focaccia bread they serve & known for, again both times..was rock hard. Our first visit my dad sent back his fried calamari , said it was tasteless & salty. Second visit we asked for our soups to be taken off the bill (were not good), they were removed from our bill but no manager came to apologize and even offer a free dessert..the waitress did apologize. Needless to say we will NOT make a 3trd visit to this location...save yourself the trip , what may look good from the outside isn't always the same inside, go to Hartford location or a different restaraunt!!

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★★☆☆☆

Our family visited the Avon location twice, both times were disappointing. The HARTFORD location is way better (even though its parking lot is small) still better bet than Avon. Even though they are going for a rustic feeling, its still too dim inside, its blah. The kitchen is open, not always a good idea when you have cooks in the back yelling at the waitresses (we saw this both times). The focaccia bread they serve & known for, again both times..was rock hard. Our first visit my dad sent back his fried calamari , said it was tasteless & salty. Second visit we asked for our soups to be taken off the bill (were not good), they were removed from our bill but no manager came to apologize and even offer a free dessert..the waitress did apologize. Needless to say we will NOT make a 3trd visit to this location...save yourself the trip , what may look good from the outside isn't always the same inside, go to Hartford location or a different restaraunt!!

Pros: outside looks nice, spacious inside

Cons: food & atmosphere

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We had our rehearsal dinner here on 9/26/08 and it could not have been better. The service was top notch - attentive staff worked hard to see that all our needs were met. Hillary, you are the best! The food was also wonderful - prepared with attention to flavor and it was abundant. I can't say enough about how delighted we were. We were a group of 40 people and there was plenty of food - all hot and served at the same time. The bruchetta and stuffed eggplant were especially yummy. Don't miss a chance to dine at this cozy restaurant, where service and taste reign.

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★★★★★

We had our rehearsal dinner here on 9/26/08 and it could not have been better. The service was top notch - attentive staff worked hard to see that all our needs were met. Hillary, you are the best! The food was also wonderful - prepared with attention to flavor and it was abundant. I can't say enough about how delighted we were. We were a group of 40 people and there was plenty of food - all hot and served at the same time. The bruchetta and stuffed eggplant were especially yummy. Don't miss a chance to dine at this cozy restaurant, where service and taste reign.

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My family went to the one in Avon for a family Christmas Brunch. This is something that we do every year to get the family together at least once a year. (We choose different places every year) \r\n\r\nWe chose the one in Avon thinking that it would be large enough, and also knowing that the one in Hartford always gives us phenominal service and great food. \r\n\r\nWell, the people were nice...when they were around. The food probably would have been great (and hot) except that we only had two waiters. For a party that had between 40 & 50 people, this is definitly not acceptable.\r\n\r\nIt was beautiful inside and out, but unfortunately, that was the only thing that was good about the place.\r\n\r\nIf I were to recommend The First and Last Tavern, I would say go to Hartford. They always have great food, and great service. (it is on the small side, but they do accomodate you. Even if you have a family of 10.

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My family went to the one in Avon for a family Christmas Brunch. This is something that we do every year to get the family together at least once a year. (We choose different places every year) \r\n\r\nWe chose the one in Avon thinking that it would be large enough, and also knowing that the one in Hartford always gives us phenominal service and great food. \r\n\r\nWell, the people were nice...when they were around. The food probably would have been great (and hot) except that we only had two waiters. For a party that had between 40 & 50 people, this is definitly not acceptable.\r\n\r\nIt was beautiful inside and out, but unfortunately, that was the only thing that was good about the place.\r\n\r\nIf I were to recommend The First and Last Tavern, I would say go to Hartford. They always have great food, and great service. (it is on the small side, but they do accomodate you. Even if you have a family of 10.

Pros: Beautiful surroundings and scenery. Large area

Cons: Short on wait staff, poor service, food was cold

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This restaurant is a staple in the Avon area and some of the best pizza and Italian dishes around. I've been there for lunch several times. It's probably not the best place to go if you are in a hurry. The place is always packed and it's not that easy to get in and out in an hour. The staff is always pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu items.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is a staple in the Avon area and some of the best pizza and Italian dishes around. I've been there for lunch several times. It's probably not the best place to go if you are in a hurry. The place is always packed and it's not that easy to get in and out in an hour. The staff is always pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu items.

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One of our family favorites. We love the pizza. The atmosphere is family friendly. The food is excellent. Try a dessert. You won't be disappointed. We really think this restaurant is tops. Give it a try.

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★★★★★

One of our family favorites. We love the pizza. The atmosphere is family friendly. The food is excellent. Try a dessert. You won't be disappointed. We really think this restaurant is tops. Give it a try.

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The First and Last Tavern is a great little place in Avon. If you're looking for fantastic pizza, this old building is the place to go. It can, however, be hectic getting in and out of the parking lot due to it's location.

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★★★★☆

The First and Last Tavern is a great little place in Avon. If you're looking for fantastic pizza, this old building is the place to go. It can, however, be hectic getting in and out of the parking lot due to it's location.

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This is the best restaurant in the area! The pizza is great and so is the veal parm. Little bit pricey but well worth the trip to Avon, CT. I buy the sauce at The Big Y. The best to home made that you can get.

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★★★★★

This is the best restaurant in the area! The pizza is great and so is the veal parm. Little bit pricey but well worth the trip to Avon, CT. I buy the sauce at The Big Y. The best to home made that you can get.

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There is more to this place than pizza. They have traditional italian food like lasagna which is very good. If you like a little spice, they make a nice chicken dish with pepperoncini. \r\nI have also attended a few small parties here, where people have served either pizzas, intpasti and salad or dinners like lasagna, and herb roasted chicken and mashed potatoes. \r\nThe renovated colonial building gives a nice cozy feel right down to the black and white framed photos and creaky wooden floors.

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★★★★☆

There is more to this place than pizza. They have traditional italian food like lasagna which is very good. If you like a little spice, they make a nice chicken dish with pepperoncini. \r\nI have also attended a few small parties here, where people have served either pizzas, intpasti and salad or dinners like lasagna, and herb roasted chicken and mashed potatoes. \r\nThe renovated colonial building gives a nice cozy feel right down to the black and white framed photos and creaky wooden floors.

Pros: large restaurant, nice ambiance, large menu variey

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This is the 3rd of what I believe is 3 restaurants with the same ownership. Of the 3, this is the nicest having renovated an older colonial building on Avon's main drag. Though this restaurant is a long distance from our house I had recently acquired a gift certificate at a discount and it was a nice fall evening for a drive. We were seated in the back in a wooden booth and quickly ordered our Margherita pizza. This pizza is exactly the same as we have ordered at their Hartford, original, and Middletown locations so we were not surprised by the wonderful fresh toppings of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

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★★★★☆

This is the 3rd of what I believe is 3 restaurants with the same ownership. Of the 3, this is the nicest having renovated an older colonial building on Avon's main drag. Though this restaurant is a long distance from our house I had recently acquired a gift certificate at a discount and it was a nice fall evening for a drive. We were seated in the back in a wooden booth and quickly ordered our Margherita pizza. This pizza is exactly the same as we have ordered at their Hartford, original, and Middletown locations so we were not surprised by the wonderful fresh toppings of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

Pros: Very good margherita pizza

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Authentic Italian cuisine is served in a rustic and casual atmosphere ideal for private parties and special events.

 

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