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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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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297 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting area for CT golf show and a friend took me to this place and it was out of this world good. After dining here on Thursday night, I went back with other friends on Saturday night. Great Place. I had Chicken Parm both times and entrees are huge, along with salad and pasta. Atmosphere is great and service is... More 

Thank Dick B
Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A group of us who used to work together for many years, many years ago, come together for lunch every december and celebrate here. The portion size is large, the taste is great and the service is good. There is on site parking.

Thank John M
Hartford, Connecticut
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 

Thank tcandcc2016
2 reviews
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 

Thank Bethany S
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Sheila F
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank yogikaren
Middletown, Connecticut
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank Stuart L
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

Thank OUtrippin
Hartford, Connecticut
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502 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
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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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
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?