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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Red Plate Restaurant Review: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED With just over a dozen tightly packed tables and a small, often crowded bar area, The Red Plate is one of Hartford's coziest gathering places. You'll definitely be seeing red, whether you stop in for a slice of pizza and a beer after a game or concert at the Civic Center, for a hearty stromboli to-go at lunchtime, or for a comforting plate of ravioli after a long day at the office. The Red Plate's sauce is a zesty, thick gravy that also finds its way into calzones, meatball sandwiches and the freshly-prepared lasagna of the day. If you're in the mood for pizza, we simply must steer you toward the Lighthouse pie, even though it is one of the few choices that is white instead of red. Topped with tender clams, garlic and parsley, the small pie is more than enough for two, especially if you start off by sharing one of the restaurant's well-done Greek salads. Save room for dessert; The Red Plate's cheesecake has a reputation for being one of the best sweet endings in town.