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About First and Last Tavern

The First and Last Tavern has been a Hartford landmark since 1936. The First and Last Tavern which derives its name for its location being the first tavern inside the town line and the last tavern when leaving the City of Hartford.  For many years, it was know as the “tradesmen’s bar” when the “Original Special” of pasta, with a meatball/sausage and salad on a single plate was served at the bar or in a booth, often with a draft beer or glass of wine.  Over time the First and Last pasta sauce has gained a following in the community. 


As the years past, the sauce remained the same and the award winning coal fired brick oven pizza was added to the menu.  The First and Last Tavern truly is a Hartford institution.


Reviews & Awards

Hartford Advocate awards in “Best Family Friendly Restaurant” 

Several CT Magazine “Best Pizza” awards among others.

Multiple Zagat Awards.

Best Area Neighborhood Restaurant

First and Last Bakery

First and Last Bakery opened in December 2004 in a beautiful art deco building directly across the street from the original tavern. First and Last Bakery offers exquisite artisan breads and pastries, as well as serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. The bakery has flourished, expanding into wholesaling breads and pastries and catering breakfast and lunches throughout the area.

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