above expectationthis chef knows how to cook and present. flawless food with a creative flair that just flat out works. you will not be disappointed with any of the entree selections. hidden gem for sure. all pasta made in house, how can you go wrong?6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Love of FoodAlways have a good experiences at A Tavola. The chef-owner Vittorio's love of food, attention to detail shine. Staff reflects similar dedication, joy and pride. Pasta dishes span a variety of styles and ingredients. I prefer a quieter dining experience, so appreciate the sound-absorbing ceiling fixtures that blend in the decor. Window seats particularly charming, with views of the quaint brick building across street, and the calm street scene. Great selections of wines. Wines "by the glass" are served in small carafes, along with nice stemware. I don't know of another restaurant in the Winchester-Arlington area that comes close. Local ingredients, including produce from Wright-Locke farm.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA TavolaVery good home cooked Italian food. Great Pasta dishes.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Mother's Day at AEnjoyed Mother's Day at A Tavola. Got to relax and chat with friends through three tasty courses - I especially enjoyed the lamb ragu! We look forward to coming back when the restaurant is getting produce from their local garden.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best in the area -- any areaWith the exception of the appetizers which can be skimpy and a bit overpriced, the food here is wonderful and the service great. We will go back whenever we are in the Boston area.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a regularAs always, A Tavola delivered a perfectly prepared meal with good and friendly service.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food -- service couldgreat food -- service could use some improvement ..5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing. I'mThe food was amazing. I'm a fan of the owners other restaurant, Bistro 5, and A Tavola continues the allure. I do think the proscuitto tapas are too expensive for what you get but there are plenty of other items to select. The homemade ricotta was delicious. We smeared it on the bread given at each table. I could make a meal of that alone as it was so good. We ordered 2 half orders of pasta (malfalde with pesto and rigatoni with bolognese) along wih an order of the roasted chicken and we shared all the entrees. Everything was phenomenal, delectable, and scrumptious. I can't wait to go back again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite!!I have been day dreaming about my pasta dish since Sat nite....it is now Tues. It was our first time visit to this fabulous local gem, and what a find! We shared an app of sauteed mussels that was cooked in a delicious broth of tomato, ginger, & sage. My husband devoured his rigatoni bolognese, while I savored each bite of my bucatini (hollow spaghetti w/ all sorts of seafood). I had never tasted a more delicious home-made pasta. We shared a bottle of Montepulciano & finished with chocolate ganache.
We sat at the chef's table & enjoyed the experience thoroughly. It was a lot of team work in the servicing department & very efficient. Staff was warm & friendly. Thanks so much!! We just loved our experience!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out from the kids.The food was great! We had the oysters fresh flavorful and the chic pea app was paired perfectly with the slightly slated toasts. The decor made the restaurant feel warm and inviting, we both enjoyed our main courses. The chocolate ganche was so dark and rich and went with the gelato perfectly. Great night out from the kids!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Irish waiter madeAwesome Irish waiter made our night ! Funny friendly knew everything excellent!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMone of my "go to" places forone of my "go to" places for special occasions. great food and friendly wait staff.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the EVOO cakeThis is our second time to A Travola - and it did not disappoint. We had the chicken dish (a staple on the menu) and Lamb. Both were terrific and the EVOO cake is to die for.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday brunch anyone?We went for brunch and we discovered a nice menu! Plenty of options and we decide to try a little bit of everything. And the result was good! Every plate was done beautifully and we have a very kind waitress, that keep an eye on us without being intrusive.
Place was pack with families having a nice Sunday brunch together, like the ambiance.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate at Atavola during restaurantWe ate at Atavola during restaurant week. The food was really fresh and expertly prepared. The service was also very good. The fish of the day was fluke- not necessarilly one of my favorites but the preparation was flawless and I will definitely order it again. The roast pork was well prepared - the preparation was elevated by the presentation!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt has grown on us since weIt has grown on us since we first tried it a year ago. The food is even better.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wine parings for the PrixThe wine parings for the Prix Fixe menu were great.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro 5's sister restaurantBistro 5's sister restaurant has done a great job! The food, service and overall experience were wonderful. Great appetizer and entree choices with a well thought-out Italian-only wine list. Fresh pasta made in-house along with local ingredients. Friendly experience from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Will return soon for the delicious Rigatoni and Bigoli dishes. We were very happy to see a Brachetto choice on the menu to enjoy with dessert!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM