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Tavolata

Chef Addam Buzzalini will dazzle guests using creative house-made pastas to create seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes.

Opened in January of 2007, Tavolàta is Chef Ethan Stowell's second restaurant, located at 2323 Second Avenue in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. House-made pastas, simple Italian cuisine, and a 30-foot communal table (tavolàta) are the focal point of this urban Italian-inspired eatery. Tavolàta offers a full bar and a wine list featuring Italian and Pacific Northwest wines. Tavolàta serves dinner seven nights a week from 5pm to 11pm. Tavolàta has a semi-private mezzanine for up to 35 guests and a small patio for seasonal dining.
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446 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(446 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 446 reviews
5 stars
(262)
4 stars
(135)
3 stars
(34)
2 stars
(14)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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  • fit for foodies(267)
  • good for groups(169)
  • neighborhood gem(155)
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  • special occasion(121)
  • hot spot(112)
Tavolata Reviews List
Review 1 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/10/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
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Review 4 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Food and Service

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I recommend reserving the table on the railing on the 2nd floor. It was fun watching the chef The food was excellent the staff worked together to make our night special.
Thank You For a Great Night Out!
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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
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Review 6 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

3 Strikes, 1 Home Run

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We arrived 10 minutes late to our reservation and were told it we didn't miss our table and it would be even longer until a table was ready--two tables were just given their checks. We opted to sit at a bar table. The bartender saw us yet cleared every plate off his bar and wiped counters before he came over to our table about 10 minutes later. The water in the glasses and the carafe smelled like chlorine--very strange. He seemed surprised yet quickly offered to give us mineral water for free. Food-wise, the spaghetti with tomato sauce was very plain (not in a good way), but the ravioli with brown butter lemon was AMAZING. I'd go back just for that ravioli."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
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Review 7 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Super slow service

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We dined here last week for my birthday and have been here a number of times with great service. Our waitress was very slow on this occasion, it took 45 minutes for her to take our order. Another large group, that came in after, was seated right next to us and received their orders first. The food was very good when it finally came."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
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Review 8 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
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Review 9 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2012
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Review 10 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Came here for our last dinner in Seattle (visiting from SF) and was not disappointed. Every dish from beginning to end was amazing and the zeppole was a great way to end our meal."
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2012
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Review 11 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
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Review 12 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
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Review 13 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

This is the best of the Ethan Stowell Group.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Excellent food--appetizers superb and the main dishes are always consistently delicious, with fresh and wonderful ingredients, terrific blends of flavors, beautifully plated. It's complex but not overdone. Tavolata has maintained its standards and this open kitchen turns out consistently excellent dishes. MKT, in Greenlake has lost its star--their grilled beans that were once so delicious now taste of the oily grill that cooked fish or meat just before the beans. NO such mistakes are made at Tavolata. Again, this restaurant in my favorite in the City and the best of the Stowell brand."
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 16 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
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Review 17 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/01/2016
 2009
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Review 18 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
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Review 19 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

delicious, new favorite, Seattle

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"New favorite restaurant in Seattle. Delicious food... Amazing service, beautiful set up. 5 stars for sure ⭐️"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 20 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tavolata

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My daughter and I went to Tavolata and had a great meal. We shared a pasta and the pork chop (biggest pork chop I have ever seen) and the burrata. The entire meal was wonderful. The wait staff was very nice and attentive and the place had a great Friday night vibe. Would love to come back when I visit Seattle again."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Literally my favorite restaurant in Seattle

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2010
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Review 26 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

It was recommended by a friend and we would

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 27 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/25/2016
 2003
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Review 30 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
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Review 31 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2003
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Review 32 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

It does not get any better (unless you're Italian)

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Consistently awesome. Home made pasta is always perfectly done and the flavors are all fresh and authentic."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2009
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Review 35 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Average

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Food was average and mediocre. I'm a fan of Ethan Stowell restaurants, but Tavolata doesn't deliver on all fronts. Pasta dishes were drenched with oil. Brussel sprout dish was so small for its price and didn't have a flattering flavor. Service was timid and they certainly didn't make us feel special for a large party celebrating a few birthdays. Overall, it was pretty disappointing."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 37 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great date night

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a romantic table in the corner upstairs and were surrounded by candles and mouth-watering aromas from the open kitchen downstairs. Our server recommended great food and we felt taken care of, not crowded and comfortable."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 39 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful food & service music too loud Air cold

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Wonderful food-some of Ethan Stowell restaurants have slipped but this one maintains its greatness. The wait staff is lovely--receptionists not warm and seem to object when you nicely request sitting in a particular part of the restaurant, even though at an early hour and the place empty. Music could be lower as many folks come in groups and like to talk. Delicious food!"
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, late-night find
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Review 44 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2013
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Review 45 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Good food, pricey wine, loud, loud, loud

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I've been to Tavolata a few times before and thought the food was very good, but stopped going because of the extraordinarily loud music and noise. I went back tonight to see if anything had changed. It had.
Wine prices are outrageously high. There are very few bottles under $50, and those are low quality and young items. Even half-bottles are way overpriced with few of those under $50 as well. The menu prices have also gone up noticeably. Expect to pay well over $50 each for dinner with one glass of wine, one salad, and one pasta per person with tip.
I chose the beet salad with grapefruit, avocado, and pistachios; Tonarelli with cheese and pepper (aka Cacio e Pepe in Italy); and a Nero d'Avola by the glass (which was almost tasteless). The beet salad was good, interesting with grapefruit, but could do without the avocado. Bread service, $4, was good and came with castelvetrano olives, EVOO and balsamic. The olives were spiced with crispy fried garlic slices which did not complement the olives, better without, though the flavor infusing in the olives was fine. The cacio e pepe was good, but not great.
The music selection and volume were I more reasonable than I remember. But reggae at dinner time in an Italian restaurant, really? The music played at only a very loud volume, rather than ear-splitting, as it used to be. With all the hard surfaces, the restaurant is still extremely loud and barely tolerable. It's difficult (but at least possible now) to converse with your dinner partner. Maybe if they tried asking the customers what music to play and at what volume instead of whatever method they use now?
In summary: good (not great) food, okay service, zero ambiance (due primarily to loudness and uncomfortable booths) and high prices (outrageous in the case of the wine list). I do NOT recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2000
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Review 46 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic
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Review 47 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

great Italian

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Industrial space and very noisy restaurant in bell town. Community tables. Food is excellent ."
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
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Review 49 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2006
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Review 50 for Tavolata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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