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“Lovely”

Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #24 of 162 Restaurants in Middletown
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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!

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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. The Osso Buco was perfectly cooked with a crispy exterior and melt in your mouth tenderness while still being moist. It was served on a bed of Creamy polenta and roast vegetables. The sorbets and Crema brûlée for dessert were a great finish to a memorable meal, excellent service and a great dining experience.

Thank Nancy C
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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 is that we were placed at the end near the kitchen (and the restaurant was not crowded), and there was a party happening above us and is was very noisy so stay away from this end during the holiday season.

Thank EdsGirlBoston
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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 asked for happen without any fuss. We had plenty of time to talk and visit with our friends, and will look forward to an opportunity to return.

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Reviewed 12 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 EXCELLENT brunch on Sunday! Shrimp and grits with poached eggs was terrific. 4 types of eggs Benedict! Everything, including the cocktails, was great. Highly recommended!!

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