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Hartford italian Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our Hartford italian restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the Hartford just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in Hartford, you've come to the right place.

Our Hartford restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in Hartford 2013 Guide


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Ficaras Restaurant

 4 star(s)  (09/15/2012)
“Good comfort food in large portions. Veal dish was very good but the shrimp dish seemed a bit overdone. Sausage and peppers were fine. Service was attentive, prompt, and pleasant.”

Casa MIA Restorante

 3 star(s)  (08/18/2012)
“Ordered veal Parm very bland no flavor. The appetizer (escargot) much better than meals.”

Francescos Ristorante And Lounge

 5 star(s)  (07/05/2011)
“I love coming to Francescos for the great music, the Italian food, the cocktails and the overall experience. If you haven't been to Francesco's you better go there soon!!”

Francescos Ristorante And Lounge

 5 star(s)  (11/06/2010)
“Hey come and try it out I miss connecticut and this was a great pleasure to experence! They are great:) Larry”

Peppercorn's Grill

 5 star(s)  (09/28/2010)
“This past Monday a friend invited me and two of our book club ladies out to dinner, we all enjoyed our meal, and the prompt services we recived. The food was great, we also had a very nice waitress. I was most impress with the resturant manager walking my friend to her car. That’s was very nice of... ”

Ficaras Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (08/13/2010)
“We usually have take out so I really can't rate the waitress service. This is my favorite restaurant on Franklin Ave. They have the best fettuchini carbonara. Great fried calamari and antiposto. Again, we usally have take out. I have heard the waitresses are a little rude and snooty. Why we ha... ”

Maple Giant Grinder And Pizza

 5 star(s)  (05/27/2010)
“Best eggplant grinders in town and you get a lot for your money.”

Azucar Ristorante

 1 star(s)  (11/16/2009)
“I had never been to Azucar, it always looked nice from the outside with wrought iron gates and a lit up purple sign. We decided to go for dinner this past Saturday night before attending a concert at the XL Center. What a mistake. I will never return here. The ambiance in the dining area was biz... ”

Maple Giant Grinder And Pizza

 5 star(s)  (09/27/2009)
“If you want the best beef cutlet or chicken cutlet grinders you have to come here, but come hungry they are huge.”

Peppercorn's Grill

 4 star(s)  (08/19/2009)
“I would say this is my favorite restaurant in the area. However, my parents would beg to differ. Every dish they have ordered they have been less than satisfied with. But, being a foodie, I have enjoyed my experience every time. Granted it is no Del Posto or Eleven Madison Park in NYC but the best i... ”

First And Last Tavern

 1 star(s)  (03/15/2009)
“Just came back from the Plainville one.Save your $$ & go to a pizza place if you crave a pasta dinner ,it will cost you 1/3 of the $$ and will taste better.Wil not be going back.No salad with your $13.00 pasta dinner?What kind of crap is that?? Meatballs suck!”

First And Last Tavern

 5 star(s)  (01/27/2009)
“I ate most of my life in this restaurant starting with when it was a tiny little place where they cooked pasta behind the bar on a hot plate! Their sauce is the best there is. Wish I still lived in Ct. so I could go there more than once or twice a year!”

Maple Giant Grinder And Pizza

 5 star(s)  (01/26/2009)
“The Best Lasagna in the world.”

Maple Giant Grinder And Pizza

 5 star(s)  (10/28/2008)
“Excellent”

Maple Giant Grinder And Pizza

 5 star(s)  (07/26/2008)
“great place to eat,friendly service and you get your money's worth.”

Francescos Ristorante And Lounge

 5 star(s)  (07/07/2008)
“I'm a HUGE fan of Francesco's. It's by far my favorite Italian food in Hartford!”

Catering by Carbone's

 5 star(s)  (07/02/2008)
“Best Italian food in Hartford!!!”

Chef Eugene Restaurant

 4 star(s)  (04/03/2008)
“waitstaff is a little out of it at times but the food is great and at resonable prices. They also have a great full bar that you should take advantage of. Best dish: Chicken Cardinale - TO DIE FOR!!!”

Ficaras Restaurant

 2 star(s)  (04/03/2008)
“Not the worst food italian food in the world but the worst on Franklin Avenue. If anything, their food is 5 Stars compared to their shabby service. The waitresses are horrible and i've even caught them staring at us for long periods of time and for no reason. Also, everytime I needed the waitress... ”

Maple Giant Grinder And Pizza

 4 star(s)  (12/27/2007)
“I really enjoyed the food in this place. I'll go back and definitely check it out.I really enjoyed there beef cutlet here.”

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