La Tavola - Sayville
La Tavola - Sayville

La Tavola - Sayville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.latavolasayville.com/
  • Phone: 6317506900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph DeNicola
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We offer an in house party menu that you can customize for 15- 100 people. In addition, we also cater outside events up to 500 people. Please visit our website www.latavolasayville.com to view our catering menus.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room is available for parties of 20 - 40 guests Sunday - Thursday for Lunch or Dinner. Friday & Saturday Lunch and Late Dinner. Options include buffet or sit down. For menu and pricing options please visit our website.
  • Entertainment: Live music Thursday and Friday from 6 until 9 and Saturday 8 until 11.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montauk Hwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Located less than a 10 minute walk from Sayville train station on the Long Island Railroad.
A word from La Tavola - Sayville
A unique and relaxing dining experience located in the beautiful Sayville Village, highlighting Long Island and fine italian foods and wine. Rooted in traditional family recipes, we explore trends to create an enjoyable experience. La Tavola's staff and chef's will treat you to an "excellent" meal, as rated by Zagat!
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La Tavola - Sayville reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (37)neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (28)great for lunch (19)special occasion (18)vibrant bar scene (18)romantic (17)great for brunch (17)good for groups (15)notable wine list (13)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The ambiance and food at La Tavola is always great however every experience for the last year with the service is poor at it's best. You are left for at least 5 minutes after being seated to get a waitress to ask if you'd like a drink. It's a shame I really enjoy this restaurant but they need to hire more experience servers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    Barb22
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Moderately priced, good food. Also has an attractive outdoor dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    Skippy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Expensive for the quality of the food. Calamari were a little chewy; linguini and clams were spicey but the clams were good. Service was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NR
    NoraVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love this place, am never disappointed with any aspect of the experience, any time of day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food/Decent price
    Goodfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Seafood special plate came and had shrimp,clams, mussels,scallops but the main item that was advertised with it was lobster...I did not see or taste any thing in conjunction with lobster...It was all very good tasting though..I think they just forgot the lobster part ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SF foodie says A+ !!!
    LeoinSFVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Lobster cocktail - yum! Whole chunks of fresh lobster. The baked clams were very delicious, and the beet salad was outstanding. The rigatoni pasta with veal meatballs was really terrific, and the crispy gnocchi was out of this world. Great selection of beers as well, though the wine list could use a little sprucing up. Overall fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BeauFrank
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was an ok experience. Last minute decision and one of the few restaurants available at 6:30 on a Friday night. Soup special was watery and overly spiced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rosieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    On the food most of it was very good , The fluke and shrimp was great as was the swordfish. My Linguine with clams was so-so but the pork chop was almost raw. I know the new thing is pink for pork but this was beyond pink. Usually the service is very good but this time it was terrible, The server gave everyone the wrong plates and then we had to shift the food around and the waitress did not come and check if we needed anything . It was not that busy so maybe new help? It's still not a bad place we will be back .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Becca
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    La Tavola is always great. Every aspect of their menu, drinks, appetizers, pizzas, main courses, and desserts always impress us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average to good, very slow service
    AJShoeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Appetizers were very good. However the food took a really long time to come out. The waitress was quite overwhelemed and service was slow and unattentive. I ordered pork Milanese and it came out as a thick unbreaded pork chop ? Milanese means breaded. When I inquired about why it was prepared unbreaded I was told that it was "dipped in a milanese sauce". Does that mean that they would offer grilled fried chicken as well. My wife ordered salmon for her main dish and it was cooked well and average in taste. No dish was special or great. The place did not impress our palate and lack of knowledge and excuses from staff was a bit off putting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Awesome Experience!
    cjm727
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    As always La Tavola is an awesome dining experience! The food is consistently delicious and well prepared. Attention to detail is the staffs number one concern.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    MECK81868VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We've been to this restaurant for brunch and lunch and while the food is good and they can handle the less busy meal times fairly well, the level of service on a Friday or Saturday night is severely lacking. We came in on a Friday night, we didn't have an actual server - one of the wait staff told us that on busy nights they "pool together" and and any number of servers and/or bus people will work a number of tables. This method doesn't work, we were virtually ignored unless we grabbed whomever was running by. The hostess seated friends who came in without a reservation before customers who had reservations and they didn't check us in with Open Table. These are just a few of the reasons we feel that overall this place has gone downhill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A local favorite
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I think that we have shown by our loyal patronage that La Tavola is one of our favorite restaurants in Sayville, and there are many fine places in our town to choose from.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual, La Tavola was great
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This time, we ordered La Tavola's take on Eggs Benedict, called "Eggs Florentine" with prosciutto and spinach..just delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barb22
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent food--- but very noisy. The bar crowd noise spill over into the dining area. Found we had to almost shout to be heard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One more rave for La Tavola
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    It's obvious that this is a favorite restaurant of mine by the amount of times I've gone there recently. It's always a fine outing for me and my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My fourth visit in two weeks
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I've had nothing but great lunches and dinners at La Tavola with various companions. Indoors and outdoors, one can count on fine service and well-served food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A table in the shade
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a fine brunch outdoors, and ordered off the lunch menu, though the brunch was also available. The burgers were perfect and accompanied by excellent fries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch in a lovely garden
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This restaurant has it all, and this one brunch was not quite up to standard, but there was a big party for a bridal shower to be served at the same time, which could explain that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rosieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Salads were large enough to share. Had spinach with fried oysters. The salad was great the oysters need to be crisp and however. The fish special was great and also the scallops and flounder and shrimp entree's. The only dish now really great was the gnocchi with lobster was dry and very sweet . Over all it's a nice place with good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We're regulars here, and cannot speak highly enough. Service is great, and the food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM!
    ruthB
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've been to La Tavola many times before and it is always an enjoyable meal. Our waitress, Alexandra, was knowledgeable and pleasant. Our food was amazing! We sat outside and had a delightful evening! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visitor
    Alison
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    La tavola was recommended to me by a friend. We live 35min away & we definitely go back. Salads, appetizers, meals & desserts were great. We asked waitress for recommendations & she gave us a lot of suggestions. Beet salad was the best. Everyone all had different dishes & all were delicious. Chocolate mousse cake was big enough for 2 - it really was only choc mousse not cake which was why it was so good!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is worth the wait
    JessVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went for brunch with my husband and checked in with the hostess but somehow I got a no-show email. My husband opted for the unlimited screwdrivers but had to order then as soon as he got the one because they took so long. Food was great but you had to wait for it. Server was nice but I guess sitting outside we waited for some lovin'! Would still definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Tavola is our go-to restaurant
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    we four women had a fine brunch at an outdoor umbrella table. Each enjoyed her selection, and all were perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly Fantastic!
    papadough
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This place was recently recommended to us by a friend. I cannot believe we have never been. The food is amazing. The diver scallops dish I had was amazing. The whole experience was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HARD TO BEAT
    jeffs1VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT THIS PLACE....THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY, THE FOOD EXCELLENT, AND THE AMBIANCE VERY NICE....ITS A PLACE THAT YOU CAN RETURN TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN.....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seasonal Menu
    AdrianVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The P.E.I. Mussels on the menu are outstanding, highly recommend them. Also enjoyed the scallops w/ shrimp and asparagus salsa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm and friendly
    Notmyfirstmeal
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was delicious served by an attentive staff. I highly recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It was wonderfull going here have been many times always great meal had steak with lobster fantastic and wine list is very nice good choices. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have always had a nice time here. Good lively crowd at the bar with good music. Staff is friendly and the food is good and up to date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some good, some bad.
    OgfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Went to La Tavola to try something new. First let me say the veal meatballs appetizer was really great and the sauce they came in was delicious. Unfortunately, my meal was not so tasty. I tried the chicken parm with linguini. The linguini was perfectly cooked, and the sauce was a nice sweet mariara. The chicken, however, was not good. It was too thick for my liking (an inch or so thick), was very dense, and dry. I like my chicken parm chicken to be somewhat thin, tender, and nicely breaded. This was none of that. The seating inside and out was very nice, and the menu offerings all looked good. I will go back once more and have an open mind. I like to give second chances, and hope that this was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love it here
    mkr0216VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our 2nd weekend in a row at tavola. We love it here. The food is superb. Whoever is in the kitchen really knows what they are doing. The flavors are out of this world ! We will probably be back later this week with some friends!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Nite
    Jopo
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Excellent evening with bountiful portions. Fixed price menu was worth the $
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    Becca
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    La tavola is consistently great. I don't think I've ever had a meal I didn't like. I look for fresh ingredients and great flavors, and their dishes always have both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 185 reviews are from the La Tavola - Sayville reviews archive.
  • We will be back
    Foodlover
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our waitress Alexander was terrific. Came back to make sure everything was okay multiple times. Also, the boys bussing the tables, again terrific. Food was great and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Connie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My husband and I had a great time at La Tavola, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best restaurant meal ever
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We spent our 52nd anniversary at La Tavola on the last night of Long Island's restaurant week, and the prix fixe offerings were innovative and spectacular. The chef came up with taste treats for each course. The service was attentive and professional. This is a rave!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Tavola
    foodies
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have been here before. The food is excellent from the duck to the pizza.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovetoeathealthy
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Have enjoyed several delicious meals here and will continue to dine there.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet