La Tavola Trattoria
La Tavola Trattoria

La Tavola Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com/
  • Phone: 4048735430
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER NIGHTLY;
    Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10pm;
    Friday-Saturday, 5:30pm-11pm;
    Sunday, 5:30pm-10pm;

    SUNDAY BRUNCH, 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brent Banda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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.
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant buyout - 100 people
    Patio - 40 people
  • Private Party Contact: Allison White 6783023205
  • Special Events: Molto Monday - Every Monday choose one of four special pastas for $10.

    Lasagna Sunday - Every Sunday is Traditional Lasagna Bolognese for $10.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Highland Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from La Tavola Trattoria
"Best Italian" - The Sunday Paper's 2007 Reader's Choice Awards. "Top 50 Restaurant" & "3-Stars" - 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
La Tavola Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (160)fit for foodies (134)special occasion (95)romantic (89)notable wine list (86)great for outdoor dining (65)great for brunch (47)hot spot (34)vibrant bar scene (23)good for groups (14)late-night find (10)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Best Italian in Atlanta
    trfinedining
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have been there many times and are always pleased with the food and service. Pasta entrees are all good but this time I had the veal and really enjoyed it. Make sure you reserve well ahead of time and tell them if it is a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer Service - Great!
    macattack
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are new to the neighborhood and was able to utilize a coupon I received in the mail on a Saturday night! Food was delicious and customer service was impeccable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    La Tavola remains my favorite restaurant for the outstanding food, service and value it offers. This evening we chose the pasta special which had roasted squash and chanterelle mushrooms and was delicious, as every pasta dish here has been. Their fish specials are always good as well and we both thought this one was among the best we've had anywhere. It was amberjack over roasted corn and faro in a sauce with flavors that were wonderful and an aroma that delighted from the moment the dish was placed on the table. We finished with the flourless chocolate cake (our favorite dessert) and vanilla semifreddo - a decadent delight! Service was terrific, and every member of staff was friendly and helpful - working together to please patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Exceptional as always. We bring all of our family and out of town guests whenever we have someone special in town. This place is easily our favorite in town and will remain so. Nothing better to be eaten in Atlanta.
    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
  • Consistently Good
    Bfarr530VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First time for brunch and I was really pleased. A large amount of dishes on the menu to choose from which was great if you were in a breakfast type food mood or more of a pasta lunch type mood. Something for everyone's taste and it all tasted excellent. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite
    fifthgroupjunkie1VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    La Tavola is a perfect blend of excellent creative cuisine, great team (Servers, Chef, management , bartender), and neighborhood feel. The chef there is the best ever. He is personable, pleasant, creative, and engaging. I do believe La Tavola gets better with age! 15+ years I think, and the vibe and creativity is as if it just had a perfect opening season!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolute find!
    BethyZVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    One of the best meals I've had in Atlanta! Delicious food and outstanding service! I had the calamari with cauliflower to start. This dish was amazing. Perfectly cooked & seasoned. For my main course I went with the evenings special of Red snapper over a Farro preparation. Absolutely delicious! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anon
    joebob
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Party of six and all were very pleased with the food. Very tight accommodations for a group dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • XerxesVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Wonderful food! Great service! The food here is as good as any in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great all around
    seriousVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our server, Tony, helped make this a memorable evening, for my husband's birthday. Thanks Tony and La Tovala.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very pleasant
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My wife and I enjoy the familiarity of this place. The wait staff have been there for a long time. The meals uphold a consistency we enjoy. My wife usually drifts toward the lasagna. A small take home box insures a good lunch. The manager always says hello: "Is there anything he can do?". Love the porch-even in the winter. Looking forward to next time already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pasta!
    Bowhitesides
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went to La Tavlola the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, and it was quite crowded and we were happy to have our reservation. We split a salad, two pasta entrees, and a vegetable side, which was a good amount of food. The Mushroom ragu and the ricotta gnocchi and both were amazing- I'd highly recommend both! And our server was super helpful with wine recommendations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but not memorable
    Robundle
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had dinner with friends. The ambiance is nice. It's a quaint neighborhood restaurant. On the downside, our server annoyed me because she insisted on pouring the wine remaining in the bottle to the guests even though we told her we wanted to pour it ourselves so that everyone had an equal amount. She basically filled up two glasses and left the other two guests (who just happened to drink a little bit more slowly) without a second glass of wine. I had a type of ravioli with squash and ricotta cheese that was the tiniest portion I've ever had in an Italian restaurant. I also asked the server if it was a heavy dish and she said no, but guess what, it was floating in a dense cream or butter sauce. Yuck. The wine was overpriced too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always constantly awesome!
    Bb2nicold
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Been going to La Tavola as long as I can remember and it's always a fabulous experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Good Meal
    Tcairl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of the best menus - in that 1. it doesn't change too rapidly over time and 2. everything on it is crafted and cooked nicely Their specials are the way to go for any regular visitors.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Every meal I've ever had here has been delicious - and it's once of my favorite restaurants so I've been here a lot. This time we had the pasta special and the zuppa de pesce and, of course, the decadent flourless chocolate cake, which is not to be missed if you like chocolate! Service is always consistently good, another reason this place is always packed. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch was absolutely disappointing. This is one of our favorite Italian dinner places, but their Sunday brunch seemed like nothing but an afterthought. Entree selections were limited and unimaginative. The pasta carryovers from the dinner menu were clearly just the easiest ones to reproduce and our server was unfriendly and pushy. The upsides of our meal were, as always, the patio dining and the excellent wine list. Overall, go for dinner but skip brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We loved it! Grilled calamari appetizer and lasagna were awesome. Will definitely be back. Love Fifth Group restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food critic
    foodcriticVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    tnan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Megan our server was wonderful and knowledgable. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Tavola
    DZiegler64
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent. From the food, service, atmosphere everything was great. Will certainly return on our next visit to Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    eubankslady
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    They were having a Tomato Feast when we went (with a group of 5). It is a little crowded but we had such a good time that was not an issue. We tried the salmon, tuna, and goat appetizers. Our favorites were the tuna and the goat. Delicious! I had the cobia for dinner. It came on top of a squid and sauce combo. Absolutely mouth watering. Others at the table tried the rabbit (also good) and the pork chop. Everything was wonderful! Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pasta
    Jayon
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Love this place....it's a small menu and everything on it is great. Service is casual and welcoming. GO!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    Gruby
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had brunch here with a group of 4 on Sunday and it was a great experience overall. I had the fritata of the day which had tomato and parmasean. It was tasty although it came about a bit on the cold side. It was served with a tasty salad and potatoes. All was delicious. My niece had the rabbit sausage with polenta. I tried her dished and it was very tasty. The sausage is a bit spicy but delicious. Loved the atmosphere and the $5.00 Mimosas. Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Amber
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Paige was amazing. She was knowedgeable and polite. The food was fanstastic and we will definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We loved the food...outstanding. Our server was less than great...we waited 25 mi utes or more for our drinks...the bar was not that crowded. Did not love our table location...we were smashed up against the bar stools and we made reservations 10 days in advance. But as I said I loved the food and would come back....no question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomato Feast
    akafrank
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This year's Tomato Feast was outstanding, as usual!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VMVAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our second visit to La Tavola Trattoria, and it was wonderful. We were welcomed by a friendly, cheerful staff. With tomatoes in season, the Chef is offering special dishes such as the Heirloom Salad and Crostata. A bit of heaven in these dishes. The monkfish was perfectly prepared. The bartender expertly made a perfect Negroni cocktail. Appreciate the casual and attractive decor and the open kitchen. The music, jazz and standards, is the perfect choice. Freddy, the server, exemplified excellence in customer service. He was friendly, cheerful, helpful and attentive. Whoever is choosing the staff for La Tavola does it well. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slam
    SlamVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This visit was one of the best experiences that I've had there in a long time. We were seated immediately ( unlike the previous visit of nearly an hour). We had a great bottle of wine, meal was to die for. I'm there at the least a couple times a month. I'd go more often but I live I Woodstock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomato Feast
    Demanda
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had our first dinner at La Tavola for their tomato feast this summer, and it was really great. We will definitely be back!
    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.
  • Love this place
    Fun4food
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Love the creativity and artwork of Chef Brent Banda.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomato Feast Superb
    DonaldAtlanta
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Highly recommend La Tavola. Always enjoy Tomato Feast and the exceptional seasonal menu. The monk fish was A+.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    foodisfriend
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have eaten here many, many times and have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious and the servers knowledgeable and attentive. Definitely one of my favorites in the city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great date spot
    atlfoodandfunVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife and I went to La Tavola because we had a fifth group gift card. We have been twice before, and had another great experience last night. The food was excellent and the service was great. We sprung for the salumi board with cheese (totally worth it) as an appetizer and I highly recommend it if you like charcuterie. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+ Experience
    ElizabethF1963
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    La Lavolala never disappoints - Always great food and service. Love the decor and vibe. One request is to add a light in the area between main dining room too outside patio and get rid of the dining chair separating boy/girl's bathroom. I stumbled into the chair and could have wiped out easily.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a cozy and welcoming place!
    foodie2VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    From the time we arrived, we felt welcomed by the staff. It is a small place, and I saw a few tables outside in the back as well. The food was excellent. I had the market fish which initially was underdone at first for my taste; however, I sent it back, and they were very apologetic. The second time around was perfect! My spouse had the Zuppa de Pesce - wow! Make reservations in order to make sure they have space for you. It is wonderful! Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful-as always!
    SGPBVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went with 3 friends for my Birthday-La Tavola always has superior service from the greeting at the door, to the bar, to the servers and wait staff. Food is excellent...try the salumi board with cheese to start! I had the fish special of the day and it was superbly prepared. Drinks are expertly made and desserts also leave you very satisfied. One of my favorite places in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    iopgalVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I love this restaurant. It is always busy and cozy but the service and food are one of my favorites. Always consistent food and reliable staff. You just can't go wrong eating here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    Bb2nicold
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I have been a happy customer of La Tavola for as long as I can remember. Small but comfortable room that is reminiscent of a New York style restaurant with some great jazz on. The service is always spectacular! This visit Jeff was our server. He has been there for 5 years and knows how to fully answer any question you may have regarding menu, specials or wine. As always, the food is divine! I normally get the same thing every visit because as soon as I make my reservation I start craving my beet salad & mushroom pasta! They changed the dessert menu a bit, so we tried the flourless chocolate cake, which was decadent, delicious & just the perfect way to end our meal. La Tavola is one of the few very consistent restaurants in this city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food in the City
    CasadeEstrada
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I would recommend, and I do recommend this restaurant to everyone. Great Food. Great ambiance. Great service. Best wine recommendations. It's worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.