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
42 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)great for outdoor dining (23)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (12)special occasion (11)notable wine list (10)good for groups (9)hot spot (8)romantic (8)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Consistent
    Powell8
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Another fine meal with friends who we brought for the first time this summer. They wanted to return because they liked it so much. They drove all the way from Quogue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I was disappointed in the wine list, or lack of decent wines is more appropriate. I tried two different types and though the prices reflected the drinks, I would have liked to pay more for a delicious wine by the glass rather than $7 for something that does not taste good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    FoodieCouple
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went recently for our anniversary dinner the good was amazing and the service was great the resturant isn't huge and we were sat at a table almost arms reach from another couple. It was difficult to have our own conversation. Overall we would defiantly return and probably ask for a separate booth
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud!
    Char1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    They sat us in a smaller room that I thought was very nice till they sat a party of 12 celebrating a birthday right next to us. It was very loud and could not hear each other. The food was just ok, had salmon that was under seasoned and a little dry. My appy was Tomatoes and Mozzerella. It was tiny little balls of cheese with grape tomatoes. Not what I expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just right for Friday night
    Linny
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I wanted good pasta in a relaxed setting on a Friday night after school. This fit the bill perfectly! The grilled romaine salad was yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    fine2dine
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service was attentive, the food was quite good, the Fillet mignon was cooked perfectly and very tasty. We recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great go everytime I am in Long Island. I like the place and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again, another great lunch
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    At La Tavola, we are always assured of good food and well served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal
    NyeHumor
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had a great meal at La Tavola this past weekend. While eating we enjoyed the sounds of live music from the bar area. All of the courses were cooked wonderfully!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 202 reviews are from the La Tavola - Sayville reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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