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La Tavola Trattoria
La Tavola Trattoria

La Tavola Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com
  • Phone: (404) 873-5430
  • 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 (678) 302-3205
  • 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.

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We felt like we were in the North End of Boston, from the coziness and ambiance to the amazing food. Our party of 4 shared the Salumi Board (with cheese) and Olives. The thin tasty meats and savory cheese paired well with the generous bowl of olives and the delicious bread with olive oil. Our waiter Randall helped us navigate the wine list and the bottle of Tre Donne did not disappoint. Two of us opted for the Saltimbocca which is one of the best I've had. Thin, tender veal topped with the same delicous prosciutto from the Salumi board. Yum. A drum fish special, cooked to perfection and the Zuppa Di Pesce with a broth that could be served as soup rounded out the entrees. DO NOT overeat as you will want to save room for dessert."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is an exceptional restaurant! I ate here several years ago and knew I would be back. The menu offers variety and I can honestly say some of the best food I have eaten! Spaghetti and meatballs may sound mundane, but not here! The olive oil cake is the best ever! I can't wait to come back again and will crave this place!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We can always count on this wonderful restaurant to provide a great dining experience. The food was consistently excellent and the service is very professional. We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary here because it is one are most favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Good but not superb food. The burrata appetizer features good cheese, but it's paired with a couple of vegetables that give it an odd taste. The tortellini stuffed with ricotta and swiss chard was better than average, but the veal meatballs were simply excellent (they are extremely tender). The chocolate semifreddo was also top-notch. One interesting note: this restaurant is in the heart of the South and it features only bottled iced tea. It's a perfectly fine bottled iced tea, but I don't think I have ever encountered a restaurant in the South without brewed iced tea."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We started with the salumi board and olives. Perfect starter. Entrees were a great portion for a great price. Tiramisu dessert was phenomenal. Our server was attentive, friendly, and very enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The $10 Mondays are amazing. Great choices of pasta for a great price. I recommend the spaghetti carbonara- they only serve it Sunday and Monday. The servers are beyond friendly!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This neighborhood restaurant is great place for Italian food with an experienced and friendly staff who treat customers as family and provide efficient service. Always a treat to go to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "It was our first experience at Molto Monday, the special pasta night at La Tavola, so we had all pasta dishes, except for the lovely butter lettuce salad starter. My favorite is still the mushroom, which is on the regular menu, but we also enjoyed two of the specials, the pork sausage orecchiette and the eggplant tagliatelle. Flavors were unique and delicious as always! We had a great server, who explained all the dishes well and helped us in our selections. If you like chocolate, you must have the flourless chocolate cake - it is to die for!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our party of three went out Friday night for a nice Italian meal. This restaurant hit the spot. We started with the calamari, arugula and beet salad and gnocchi with duck. Then for our main courses, mushroom ragu pasta (yummy) , zuppa de pesce, and not sure of the other dish. All the portions were on the small side, but very well prepared. Husband scarfed down the cannoli before anyone had a chance to taste. The service was impeccable, we had a trainee and a regular waitress, so every whim was met. We will defineatly be back again. We even signed up for the restaurant groups rewards card."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything was excellent, I just gave 4 stars because I reserved a table inside and they gave me one in the patio."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal. Make reservations. It gets crowded so reservations are a must unless you don't mind waiting at the bar which is small."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We spent our 10th anniversary here and loved it! Thanks to our lovely waitress who help make our dinner so specia."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We are repeat customers. Food superb. Specials (Monday night) were perfect in size and most importantly taste. Even though the restaurant was busy we were seated next to our other party immediately. It was a special occasion for us with a film debut that evening and La Tavola made it a great night. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our server was excellent. We ordered an appetizer, wine, two entrees, cappuccino and dessert. Everything was delicious and we took the server's food and wine recommendation."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent food. Outstanding service. We enjoyed the entire meal and the chocolate salt desert was lovely."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Crowded but good service and food as always! Will be back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "best in my life and regrettably I am no longer young"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "service was lacking this go round. not normally the case...."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had the pleasure of dining at La Tavola on Sunday evening. Leslie was our server. She is bright, friendly, knowledgeable and a pure delight. Dinner was perfect as usual. My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "For the first time, we dined at La Tavola - and were not disappointed. The Caesar Salad was flavorful and the salad perfectly dressed (a pet peeve is a heavy hand with the dressing). The Spaghetti and Veal Meatballs were delicious! Again, flavorful and perfectly prepared with sauce that complimented, not overpowered the dish, and meatballs that achieved the perfect marriage of texture and flavor. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcome. The Hostess greeted us and made conversation. The Server, Chris, was friendly, helpful and assisted us in choosing dishes, and attentive. He made the fine dining experience finer. The decor is attractive, and what made it perfect was the music - The Standards (Sinatra, etc.). Very enjoyable!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had a group dinner for eight people. The waiter we had was very knowledgable, friendly and attentive. Food was very good and portions were just abot right , maybe a little big. Was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I have told several friends that this was the best dining "experience" I have had in years."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I loved it and so did my family. The food was AMAZING AND DELICIOUS 😋. The price was good. One thing I must note, yet I expected is that the meals are not huge. Yet the little it might be it doesn't change how delicious it was. The waitress was friendly and the experience is unbelievable. I will come back soon. We brought our father here for Father's day and I must say we were all pleased. I recommend it."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We are fans of The 5th Group's SCK-Midtown and Lure, so when looking for an Italian spot, we tried La Tavola - and they do not disappoint. We have been for dinner and brunch and both meals have been great. The layout is snug, but comfortable and the wait staff is very attentive, without being a pain."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've been to La Tavola Trattoria a few times over the years. We'd go more often except coming from Cobb Cty makes it more of an event. However, every time has been outstanding. This last time (45 th anniversity) we had the 2 specials being offered, one fish, one pasta which were both unique and perfect. The Italian wine was well priced and also excellent. We vowed to come back more often because it was just so good!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "La Tavola is my favorite place to eat in Atlanta. Food is always fresh and delicious, with homemade pastas and great fish specials. Pastas are available in appetizer portions which allows you to try more things. We usually share one of those and then enjoy one of the yummy entrees. The flourless chocolate cake is the best chocolate dessert I've ever had and two of my friends have said the same - not to be missed if you're a chocolate lover!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food, ambience and service at this restaurant which is located in a very trendy part of Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Hands down my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. You have to try the beet salad and the veal. Absolutely amazing. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "La Tavola never disappoints. The food is always great. Once you're inside settled in a booth you fee like you're anywhere but in Atlanta. It's like a great little neighborhood restaurant in New York. Service is friendly and there's always a touch from the manager to see if there is anything else they can do for you. The pastas are straight from Italy. Not over sauced. Perfect serving sizes. It's always amazing what great food comes out of this tiny kitchen. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I went here with a couple of girlfriends to celebrate her birthday. From the moment we walked in the atmosphere was great. It was busy, but not too busy and it smelled delicious. We ordered three entree's to share and all three were gone by the end of dinner. The Lasagne, Gnocci and the special that evening which was a vegetable pasta. At the end of dinner my girlfriend was greeted with a platter of two deserts and a candle to celebrate her birthday. This was absolutely perfect for the end to a great evening. We never felt rushed even though we stayed for almost 3 hours talking and drinking wine. I have already recommended this restaurant and would definitely go back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was excellent as always. Pasta selections can't be beat anywhere in Atlanta. Calamari appetizer is always great!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent, perfectly prepared. I got the risotto special and it was the best I have ever eaten. My girlfriend had Zuppa Di Pesce. Again everything was perfect. The broth was exceptional. The waiter overheard that it was my girlfriends birthday so he brought us two desserts with a candle. What a great treat. I also must say the waiter was one of the best we have ever had. Informative, friendly, and attentive without being overly so. We will definitely return in the near future. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Super service. Great menu. Very poor hostess. Almost walked out for good."
    Dined on 5/26/2014