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Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar

) #31 of 109 Restaurants in Middletown $$$$ Italian,
437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
+1 860-316-2552
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Wine Bar
437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Esca isn't a budget restaurant, but the small plates they offer are all very tasty and original. The wines that we tasted were quite nice, sadly I don't remember what we had. All in all, this is a nice spot for a light lunch.

Thank travelfreak53
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We just had dinner there last night, six friends at $500. The entire night the table was shifting and when we pulled back the cover found a light, cheap grade card table. We called the Manager over to complain and this is really where the...More

2  Thank anartatez
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Well, where do I start, OK after being seated for a while telling the staff we were ready to place our drink order, then one of the glasses was dirty with lipstick. Then 3 of the 4 food orders were wrong, while the 4th had...More

1  Thank iambeady
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Friends of mine and myself went out for a girls night and decided on Esca. I got there early so I ordered a drink at the bar. It was a blood orange martini and was delicious. I highly recommend making reservations as it was a...More

Thank DaniellaR33
Reviewed 11 October 2015

In Cromwell, CT for a meeting and was looking for a slightly upscale restaurant with a decent wine list and Esca fit the bill! Service is fast and attentive, the menu is inventive and well constructed, making for a very pleasant meal and evening! The...More

Thank Amy77509
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Located at Main St, Middletown This place is elegant but a little noisy. I have visit the place several times and find it reliable and consistent in the kitchen but variable on the attention, sometimes it is good but some others not so good. Full...More

Thank Ladope
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Came down to Esca for a corporate meeting. Food was OK but I am not an Italian cuisine fan. Artichokes make me just choke but I enjoyed the meatballs and salad. Seemed really fresh and they have a pretty good drink menu. The decor is...More

Thank rodioCT
Reviewed 25 August 2015

After many times driving past this restaurant, we decided to meet another couple for a early dinner. The interior was very unique. Three levels, tables near windows, or overlooking the bar. Everything we ordered was great! My husband had the Chilean Sea bass, perfect. I...More

Thank frands
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I've been to Esca on numerous occasions for dinner..this is a great upscale restaurant perfect for lunch, dinner and/or drinks. The restaurant is decorated very nicely and the food is even better! I haven't had a bad meal as of yet. EXCEPT for a small...More

2  Thank Enzo M
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We've been here a couple times and they never disappoint. They have an excellent selection of wines and the servers are very knowledgeable. I suggest trying the meatball appetizer.

Thank Happy_Travelers1959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-316-2552
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