About La Tavola Trattoria
"Best Italian" - The Sunday Paper's Reader's Choice Awards. "Top 50 Restaurant" - Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Exposed brick, dark wood floors & rustic colors give La Tavola its authentic trattoria feel, while progressive touches hint at its innovative cuisine. The food is simple yet creative, elegant & certainly delicious - the kind of food you could eat every day or turn into a celebration.
La Tavola also offers one of the city's most unique brunch menus. It is a can't miss!
Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY BRUNCH, 11am-3pm
N. Highland Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
La Tavola is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.
La Tavola offers valet parking across the street at Wells Fargo Bank after 5pm and a private parking lot behind the restaurant; street parking is also available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Molto Monday - Every Monday choose one of four special pastas for $10.
Lasagna Sunday - Every Sunday is Traditional Lasagna Bolognese for $10.
Whether you’re planning your rehearsal dinner or a cocktail party, La Tavola's personable and experienced managers work closely with you to provide customized menus and wine lists, food presentation, and flexible seating arrangements that maximize your budget and you and your guests’ enjoyment.
La Tavola Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
Everything was amazing - both the food a ...
Everything was amazing - both the food and super friendly and attentive service. Pasta is homemade and you can tell. I had the pasta infused with ink sauce as an appetizer which was great, and would have been a good main course choice as well. Came with the family of 5, everyone was happy. Glad we reserved ahead- not a large place and not too many tables to accommodate a larger group.
My wife and I's favorite restaurant. To ...
My wife and I's favorite restaurant. Top notch service with knowledgeable wait staff and extensive wine list.
Everything on the menu is delicious and and always of exceptional quality and freshness.
Tucked away in the Virginia Highland area with free valet parking available for dinner guests.
Even if you think you're not a fan of fine Italian food, you will love everything you order at this restaurant.
Always enjoy the food here but this time ...
Always enjoy the food here but this time I felt like Ambiance and Service was lacking. The food is always changing up and I love the seasonal items here. The restaurant itself is a bit crowded but overall they make use of the space they have! On this occasion, we reserved a table for 2 & it was clearly a date night, but they ended up putting two people (walk-ins) in the table next to us (it's a very tiny space & there were other open tables around). We ordered before the two people next to us (they ordered the EXACT same thing as us) and they got their food before us. Wasn't too pleased about having to wait so long for our entrees & I didn't feel the waiter was too attentive at our table anyways. Overall I have no complaints about the food or wine, just not sure I'd plan a date night here again and may even prefer ordering for take out! The place is cozy & they are knowledgeable about their menu & wine list which I appreciate!
I've been to La Tavola several times and ...
I've been to La Tavola several times and it's always fantastic. My boyfriend and I were taken care of by Will, who is always super friendly, excited to talk about the specials, and provide insight to the menu. The food is delicious, we did the roast red pepper appetizer and each enjoyed a $10 pasta special, everything was out of this world!
Simply amazing from start to finish. Exc ...
Simply amazing from start to finish. Excellent wine selection and the waiter was very knowledgeable about food pairings. The food was amazing. Staff was very friendly and attentive. The area around the restaurant is very nice with unique shops.
We went here for our wedding anniversary ...
We went here for our wedding anniversary dinner. It was highly recommended. The food and service were exceptional. The only issue we had was with the seating. We were right up front in the tight area immediately to the right of the door when you walk in. It was extremely tight. Other than the seating, it was a great experience.
We met relatives here for a "reunion" di ...
We met relatives here for a "reunion" dinner. My cousin had already ordered a bottle of sauvignon blanc, which was delicious. I ordered a seafood stew as my entree, which was a little disappointing with shrimp heads taking up too much of the plate. My relatives enjoyed their pasta dishes.
The restaurant is always consistent in e ...
The restaurant is always consistent in every way from the service, the servers knowledge of the wine list and menu and timelIness of food arriving to our table. The chef's have done a wonderful job of coming up with new and innovative dishes, keeping the menu fresh, while maintaining some of their standard dishes. It is always something to look forward to. A fantastic neighborhood gem!
We dined at La Tavola during their Tomat ...
We dined at La Tavola during their Tomato Feast. The restaurant is a little cramped inside, but luckily there was no one at the table next to us so we had a little privacy for most of our meal. Our waitress recommended several dishes on the special menu, and described some to help us get a better idea of preparation methods. I chose the swordfish with tomatoes and caperberries. The fish was cooked well and the tomatoes complimented the fish, althought the caperberries did not add much. My brother had the steak, which was overdone and not a "large" portion as we had been told. It came with squash caponata which he said was the best part of the dish. The spicy greens, which we thought would be cooked greens, turned out to be a handful of arugula with a vinaigrette- very disappointing. For dessert, I tried the tomato tart, a special dessert for Tomato Feast. Interesting, but not sweet like I like a dessert. The flourless chocolate cake was a better pick.
All in all, we were satisfied with the meal, but thought the food was just ok. I've been here a few times and have ordered off of the regular menu and enjoyed my dinner much more, so maybe we just hit a bad night or ordered wrong for our tastes.
The staff was very professional and atte ...
The staff was very professional and attentive. We had a small issue with some noise (and slight smell :O) caused by the City pumping sewer lines but the staff made up for it by comp-ing a bottle of wine which was very appreciated. We had a great meal! Thank you!
We visit La Tavola every six months when ...
We visit La Tavola every six months when in town for market. It is a standing event with two other friends. Our food was outstanding as always. Everything is cooked to perfection and service is impeccable. The only complaint was our waiter really messed up our ticket. We were using a special $40 for $20 coupon and the waiter didn't see the bar code at first and I was calling my husband to see where the missing page was (there all along). Then he took a birthday discount off of our bill, but it belonged to our companion. So we had to give our friend $20 cash to balance everything.
We live in TN and visit ATL several time ...
We live in TN and visit ATL several times a year. Even with all the fabulous restaurant offerings in the city, we more often than not choose to dine at La Tavola. This restaurant is very special to my husband and myself as it was the location of our first date 17 years ago. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last weekend and it was just as enjoyable as the first time. The food is so well prepared and the service is extrodinary! The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy, and it always feels so special when we have the opportunity to stop in. La Tavola is a true gem!
We had a wonderful dining experience at ...
We had a wonderful dining experience at La Tavola this past weekend. Our server was very attentive and coursed out our meal wonderfully. The food was extremely flavorful and came out quickly. Management was friendly and professional. We had an all around great time!
We have been to La Tavola a dozen times ...
We have been to La Tavola a dozen times or more. July 3 was the worst experience we have had in terms of service, food quality, and the overall experience.
Our visit was to celebrate a birthday. Not only was that noted on the original reservation, but confirmed with a phone call the day of the visit. But the occasion would have been completely ignored if not for the hostess stopping by to check on us over coffee at the end of the meal. It was a nice touch - but far to late.
Our waitress was clueless. I don't know whether she was new, poorly trained, or what but she seemed unable to manage our experience. It took her more than 10 minutes to visit our table for a drink order, she only mentioned specials after prompting, and she did nothing to rise above average. Normally wait staff is very good so we were surprised.
We had two apps - burrata with grilled peaches and a special - salmon with a cucumber trio. Both were good - the salmon was my favorite dish of the evening. We ordered a side of heirloom tomatoes - a special. There was nothing special about several mealy refrigerated tomatoes on a plate with no seasoning, oil, or herbs of any type. I can pick up better product at my local grocer.
The entrees were the saltimbocca and swordfish. Both were overly salty. The swordfish sounded good on the menu but was served with a heavy topping of tomato sauce - way too heavy for a hot day. I would not recommend either entree.
I'll give La Tavola another try because it has been good in the past. But this meal was poor - far below the level that I have come to expect.
I started with the pasta with mushroom s ...
I started with the pasta with mushroom sugo (the appetizer portion). The flavor was good and the pasta cooked well but it was very salty. I had my husband try it and he thought it was salty too. He had the roast pepper and they were okay but nothing amazing. The bread was amazing though - like NY bakery bread - crisp on the outside and soft and warm on the inside.
I then had veal saltimbocca. It was also very salty. I was also disappointed because the whole dish was just swimming in liquid. The sauce wasn't fully rendered as it has a very fatty raw broth taste. I could taste the wine and lemon in it too but it tasted like it needed more cooking and the plate could have used less of it.
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