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Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar

) #25 of 109 Restaurants in Middletown ₹₹₹₹ Italian,
437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
+1 860-316-2552
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  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Wine Bar
437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
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Reviews (159)
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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 6 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
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Esca's high-end decor is apparent as you walk through the door. Seating is on three levels and outside seating is also available. We arrived for a late lunch and were greeted by a friendly hostess.We chose the 2nd level and had a nice view of...More

Thank SpencerCT
Reviewed 31 July 2015

The bar area is comfortable. The seating area the table we sat at was a bit small . The food was very good and the service good. Felt that they were to attentive could not carry on a conversation with out interruption

Thank CarolynCavalieri
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I entered the restaurant alone (husband joining me soon) and immediately felt comfortable and welcome. Having never been there before, I asked the waiter,Frank C., for recommendations(which I found interesting on my own from the special menu). They were exactly what the waiter suggested and...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The food was good and the atmosphere was nice but quite expensive. For that reason alone, I don't think I would return especially since Middletown is packed with great places to eat!

Thank nmd1212
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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