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Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar

437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
+1 860-316-2552
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“calamari” (18 reviews)
“fondue” (2 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I had the pleasure to go here for dinner with some friends, and it was awesome. We ordered wine flights, mussels, the cheese plate, martinis, and our entrees. Everything was so good. I think I had the blood orange martini and it was amazing. 100%...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a wonderful place in the center of Middletown. We had the Grilled Octopus app which was outstanding. Highlly recommend it. Also, the Mussels appetizer was very good. My wife had the Blackened Se Bass, similar to cod. The only issue with it was...More

Thank Pekelo98
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We went here for my birthday. We ordered two appetizers calamari and the fondue. The calamari was very good, the fondue was good but didn't need the "salad" on top it didn't really go. Also there needed to be more food than just four small...More

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Very good food Italian. Limited parking. Sometimes hard to find on street parking. Middletown is very busy with a wide Main St.

Thank BobSMeriden_CT
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We have been there a few times and have always enjoyed it. The atmosphere is lovely, people are professional and friendly. I also like the wine list!

Thank appreciative2016
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Esca made the simple extraordinary. The bee hive cocktail set the tone for the rest of our dining experience. I never review cocktails, but this gin/ginger blend was delicious. The Arancini was excellent. The bread for the table had a great crust, flavor and chew....More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I took a group here was was pleased by the atmosphere. We all ordered different types of seafoods and were all pleased with our meals, although several noted that the meals were a bit heavy (too much oil). Their bread is yummy too! One tip...More

Thank EdsGirlBoston
Reviewed 21 November 2017

If you are in Middletown, make sure you go to visit. The meal was very good and the menu varied, with the addition of several specials that evening. Everyone's meals were served hot and freshly prepared, by an attentive waiter who made slight changes we...More

Thank mflans
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been having dinner here for years. Delicious, fresh food. My only gripe was very limited vegetarian selections, but they are getting better. Decor and ambiance have so far strode the test of time. What I didn’t know until last weekend is they have an...More

Thank travelandsee2017
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This was for a business event, service was excellent, Calamari was excellent, fried ravioli were overcooked and really hard. The Chicken piccata was tender but lacked flavor, pasta was mushy (overcooked) but the pasta sauce had good flavor. The mashed potatoes were just ok, I...More

Thank Antonio R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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