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Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar

437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
+1 860-316-2552
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“calamari” (19 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“fondue” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
437 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3316
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Esca is a really nice upscale restaurant with a great Happy Hour till 6:30pm. We had martinis 🍸 and calamari and their meatballs and chips are wonderful. Highly recommend an early evening out to meet up with friends. The service is spot on and it’s...More

Thank KKT2013
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My friend had her rehearsal dinner here this past weekend. The food was phenomenal, the staff was extremely attentive, and overall we had a lovely time. We will be back when visiting.

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great apps and discounted drinks at Happy Hour. Food portions are very small but made with high quality ingredients...delicious!

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Although the food was better than a typical Italian restaurant, there were some issues. The flat bread and salads came with too much greens. My soup was delivered without a spoon, otherwise the service was fine. The wines were fine and reasonably priced. The tiramisu...More

Thank Cayman408
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
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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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