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Ficara's Restaurant

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577 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3019
+1 860-296-3238
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Hartford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little sad to see how much has changed over the years on Franklin Ave in Hartford. Many fond memories of the great Italian festivals from years ago. However, after a long period of time, it was great to see that the exceptional food at Ficara's didn't disappoint. Great selection, large serving, reasonable prices. We were there on a Monday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and i went to CT for a day trip. We found Ficara's Restaurant on our GPS. The waitress was very nice and when you sit down a pitcher of water is given at your table which was a nice surprise. We ordered drinks that weren't refillable which was fine. For an appetizer we got the stuffed mushrooms, dinner... More 

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Thank Bethany S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Surprisingly, we were the only people in the restaurant on a fridayevening. Of course, we were concerned about why no one else was there but we had a wonderful experience. We both had veal milanase ($19) which came with a salad and side ofpasta. The bread and garlic bread were very good. The veal was tender and the portion was... More 

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Thank Sheila F
connecticut
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We had not been to Ficaras in over twenty years and it hasn't changed at all. The only change is you can no lonber bring your own wine but the food and service was super. We had many of the familiar dishes and they were just as good as we remember. Do not be deterred by the location! Its safe... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Every January and July we look forward to Restaurant week in Hartford and always make Ficara's a prime stop. The food as always was excellent, portions huge, service friendly and attentive. I had eggplant rolatini with prosciutto, spinach and ricotta, (EXCELLENT and the 2 rolatini were a meal alone, I ate one and saved one for home later, Veal Parm... More 

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Thank Stuart L
Boston
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Stopped in for dinner on a Saturday night and the place was almost empty. The service was ok, the food was pretty good and the prices weren't too bad. The food portions were generous. They only serve beer and wine as there is no bar. All in all it was decent but I would not highly recommend it.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Not knowing what to expect, this place was very busy and conveniently located in the once Italian section of Hartford. I admire the fact that it is a 'mom and pop' style cuisine; the dishes were filing but need more zest. The interior had no atmosphere, and the service was adequate. I did dine alone this evening and I did... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The "Taste of Hartford" promotion caused us to visit this spot last month with some friends. The special menu for this event had just enough variety to satisfy everyone. The memorable choices were the escargots for an appetizer (large portion with lots of garlic), chicken Marsala and the egg washed sole Francaise were hits. Dessert was cannolis. The servings were... More 

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Thank TheSecretDiner
Colchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We tried Ficara's for restaurant week and while it wasn't a perfect experience, the food and wine were both quite good and the prices were very reasonable for the amount and quality of the food served. We would return to this restaurant. There were some errors in service with the entrees coming out before the one person who ordered off... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Stopped for dinner with a few couples while in the area. Some of us had antipasti, shrimp cocktail or mozzarella sticks for appetizers. Antipasti had just 3 Italian cold cuts,2 tomatoe wedges,2 cuke slices,1 type of olive and 1 type of cheese cut in chunks (believe it was parmgiana/reggiano)..Where are the assorted olives, provolone slices, roasted peppers, marinated mushrooms etc.??... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3019
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-3238

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?