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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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Crowded but good service and food as always! Will be back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Excellent food. Outstanding service. We enjoyed the entire meal and the chocolate salt desert was lovely."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food. La Tavola never disappoints in all aspects of the dining experience. Squid ink pasta will keep you coming back as will the meatballs!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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
  • "Hands down my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. You have to try the beet salad and the veal. Absolutely amazing. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Went on a Saturday evening for the first time.The calamari appetizer was the best presentation of grilled calamari I have ever had. The whole Branzino,trout and Zuppa Pesce were all outstanding. Server was friendly and efficient.A nice first experience!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at La Tavola in what is quickly becoming a regular destination for us. The reason is the consistent excellent quality of the food, the ambience and value for price paid. Service is always professional and management always visits our table to make sure we are enjoying the experience. We enjoy it immensely and know we will be back again in the very near future."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "La Tavola's mushroom ragu tagliatelle is the best pasta entree in Atlanta thanks to Chef Brent."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Finding an italian restaurant that is a step above the rest can be difficult but La Tavola delivers every time! Food is always very good, they change the menu enough so there are always new options. Service is consistent and prices are reasonable, not inexpensive but appropriate. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious Mother's Day Brunch together here at La Tabola for our first visit."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have eaten here about once every 2 months while attending Emory's business school for the last 2 years. The food and service has consistently been fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great meal in the Emory area."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We love going to LaTavola and taking friends there when they come in from out of town! It never dissappoints!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We so enjoy brunch at La Tavola--usually. But on Mother's Day the menu was simplified, which was a little disappointing; the wait staff was overworked, which was a little distracting; and the reservations were thoroughly bungled, which was disheartening for everyone. We waited over 30 minutes for our table despite our reservation. Emulating Delta Airlines, the restaurant seems to have over-booked its tables, and accommodated disgruntled diners WHO HAD RESERVATIONS by having us wait outside on the sidewalk. Why didn't the manager try to breed goodwill by sending out someone with a tray of champagne flutes? Or with a tray of amuse-bouche? Or, even less expensive, with an apology?"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "LaTavola is the closest you can get to being in New York, San Francisco or Boston without actually going there. The food up and down the menu is outstanding and reasonably priced. Gnocchi in duck ragu is sublime and my favorite squid ink pasta makes me drool writing about it. Drinks are perfect and not weak. Ginger cheesecake makes me feel like Homer Simpson and a glazed donut. Love the music and atmosphere. Servers make you feel like home and remember you. An incredibly special place. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always been a favorite spot for a date, good glass or bottle of wine, relaxed pace. Wait staff is very knowledgeable about their menu and their wine."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Wonderful time with another Atlanta couple (who had not dined at La Tavola yet). Very proud to have picked a "winner"."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First time here and we will be back. A party of four celebrating an occasion, we had wine, three different appetizers, 2 salads, 4 different entrees and although we told our server that we had a cake waiting at home, she was kind enough to give us a dessert sample box to take back. Everything was outstanding. This is a perfect example of what we look for in neighborhood dining but seldom find to this degree. Great, food, great prices, great service. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Love seasonal items & old stand bye Pastas. Great service every time. Hate that you can no longer bring wine & pay corkage fee!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We keep going back to La Tavola because a) we want to have some dish again, and b) we want to try a new dish. In other words, we just keep going back. The only drawback is that it is a very small restaurant and the tables are a little tight. However, the excellent food, wine, and service more than makes up for that. I recommend this to anyone who wants a great dining experience."
    Dined on 5/6/2014