HOME > Chowhound > Southern New England >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it

Franklin Ave Hartford - still best city stretch for Italian?

few Feb 13, 2013 08:56 PM

So may need a refresher on Italian in Hartford - haven't been there to eat in a spell and am thinking Italian.

So - are THE places to eat Italian still on Franklin Ave?

Give me the 3 must get to's please...and suggested menu choice,,,

  1. shaogo Feb 14, 2013 09:38 AM

    Carbone's for dinner. Period.

    Mozzicato cafe for after-dinner drinks, pastries and coffee.

    I would steer clear of Francesco's and Ficaras.

    If you're there before 4:00, di Bacco's is the nicest little family-style Italian deli. There meats and cheeses are very good and aren't priced outrageously.

    1 Reply
    1. re: shaogo
      few Feb 14, 2013 07:05 PM

      Hi Shaogo - is di Baccos open on weekends?

    2. njmarshall55 Feb 14, 2013 08:56 AM

      Piccolo Arancio in F'mington is still a very good place. Pagliacci's in Plainville is always packed, but I would recommend their pasta dishes...pizza is bland and tasteless. One dish I get alot there is a custom calzone...mozz, ricotta, provolone, ham, genoa salami, and broccoli di rape.

      1. b
        brookerme Feb 14, 2013 08:33 AM

        You can still good Italian on Franklin Ave at Carbone's, Ficara's but also look at Peppercorn's (Main St) or in West Hartford Bricco's or Treva

        Show Hidden Posts