Tavola
Tavola

Tavola

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavolahellskitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2122731181x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:30pm

    Pizza and Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:30pm-5pm

    Dinner: Sunday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

    Happy Hour: Sunday-Saturday 5pm-6:30pm

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 37th and 38th Street
  • Public Transit: A,C,E to 34th Street Penn Station
  • Parking: No
A word from Tavola
The premise for this new eatery “Tavola” (Table in Italian) is based on regional italian fare, mainly Puglian, Roman and Sicilian.



Tavola was inspired by, owner, Nick Accardi’s extensive travels to these regions, especially the town of Castelvetrano, the source of Nick’s family roots. With the help of his relative chefs, Nick has secured quality regional ingredients, including single estate castelvetrano olives and extra virgin olive oil, which he exclusively imports and can be purchased at Tavola.

Featuring two wood-burning ovens specially handcrafted in Naples, Italy using vesuvio volcanic clay. Having 2 ovens allows for the possibility to cook at more than one temperature. The Pizza oven burns at 900 degrees, while the other can operate at a second temperature for meats, fish and vegetables.
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Tavola reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (19)great for brunch (8)romantic (8)special occasion (7)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Rather disappointing
    AnExpatWife
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The pizza we had as a starter was not comparable to any pizza in Italy - and I live in Switzerland so go to Italy for lunch often! The rest of the food was very hit and miss, my ragu pasta dish was good, my husbands was just ok but the other two main courses were bland and over cooked ( cod and prawn and scallops) the grilled calamari was tasteless and the pistachio ice cream dessert was frozen so hard it was almost impossible to cut and had only a slight hint of pistachio smell - not flavour. The waiter admitted it was produced in a factory and not on site. All in all a disappointing food experience but a nice restaurant with a good atmosphere and service.
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  • Good eats in the theater district!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A friend told me about Tavola when I needed a restaurant in the theater district. I love this place and it's become my go-to restaurant before plays. The food is hearty and delicious, from yummy pasta dishes to homemade pizzas, plus a nice wine list. It's got a lively atmosphere and good service as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • late to the table
    TitoTasteTestVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We waited an hour with no food coming. When I finally called over the waiter, he thought I was complaining about not receiving entrees... hello? we didn't even get our appetizers. Manager apologized and offered us dessert, we ordered sorbet: sold out!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Nothing on the menu disappoints. Menu is not too big, but not too small. Basic wine list has some excellent, reasonably priced Italian wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the food and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Thank you for a great experience. The server's suggestions were spot on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Basic menu, but everything is awesome. Reasonable prices allow it to be a frequent choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian Food
    realItalian
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nice to find an Italian restaurant that serves authentic Italian fare rather than the ubiquitous Italian-American restaurants whose food is okay to good. Our dinner at Tavola brought us back to Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • raymondo8
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Tavola looked like one of the few genuine Italian restaurants that'd I'd visited to whilst working in Italy over many years. The interior decor didn't look contrived but more independent. The menu isn't vast like other restaurants either, what was on it was good looking and v. tasty. I'd highly recommend Tavola if you can get a booking ( IT"S ALWAYS BUSY!! )
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Wonderful meal
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One of the best meals we had in NYC. Everything about the meal was excellent - the bread, the Caesar salad, the grilled calamari, the Spaghettini Vongole, spaghetti and meatballs, and the lasagna. Fresh flavors - all well prepared. We ate every last bite. The wine the waiter recommended was excellent too - a montepulciano and the nero d'avola. Our waiter was excellent- friendly, knowledgeable, professional and not at all arrogant (which sometimes can be a problem in NYC). The only negative was that our very small table was right near the hot pizza ovens. Overall- a great dining experience. Charming place with a wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for work day lunch
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was delicious and came quickly. Noise level wasn't bad, you could have a conversation without shouting. Lighting was a little dim for lunchtime though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • surprise find
    BariBytesVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Needed a place near MSG. Daughter recommended and we were more than pleased. Great food--fast, inexpensive, nice atmosphere, good buzz. Service could have been a smidge friendlier, but was attentive. Salmon and calamari and branzino were delish--guess that means I recommend eating fish at Tavola!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu looks better than it tastes
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After perusing reviews we decided to try Tavola before we move out of the neighborhood. We were seated immediately at the long table. The noise level immediately hit me. I had to try the arugula salad and the meatballs. The salad was too salty, but lacked flavor. The meatballs also lacked spice. I shared the eggplant, which was not very tasty either. The slices were baked rather than breaded, and again, it was salty, but not flavorful. I tasted the pizza from another diner, and another big disappointment! Crust doughy, too thick, and the cheese was congealed into rubbery blobs. We skipped the desserts. Would have had the chocolate item, but it was with cherry, so that does not agree with my taste. Sorry, but it just doesn't cut it.
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  • Great Food, Atmosphere & Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    - Very solid food, veal meatballs, burrata & risotto rice balls all great appetizers, eggplant, veal, pizza and gluten free pasta with short rib bolognese like sauce where all fantastic. - reasonable wines , friendly & genuine staff make for a great combination - will make it a regular spot
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back.
    Happy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Every time I go I am happier than the last time and can't wait to go back. And prices are reasonable
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner in nyc
    pgarrett43
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Was visiting nyc for the night and was recommend to try tavola. So glad we did! Though it was a little cramped the food was great and the service was awesome. Hope to be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tavola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I read about Tavola on yelp and was thrilled with everything about this place. It is an unpretentious reasonably priced restaurant that is off the beaten path. Everything we had was delicious, well prepared and expertly served. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The pasta and fish dishes that my husband and I shared were perfectly cooked and delicious. Our friends ordered the filet and the Branzino and I can honestly say there wasn't a morsel of food left on anyone's plate! The ricotta cheesecake was one of the best I have ever had. The only relatively weak part of the meal was the cannoli which just lacked flavor. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and truly can't wait to return! I will certainly visit Tavola anytime I am back in the city.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    mamroseVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Love the space and the food is delicious! We sat at communal table, which was fine. The noise level made it hard to hear, but it was so busy that the energy in the restaurant was magnetic. The Burrata melted in your mouth, and the eggplant pasta dish was yummy. We have the gluten free penne and everyone at the table enjoyed, even those who are not gluten free. My husband said their pizza was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to spot for penn station area
    PennyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I've been there about several times; tried fish dishes and pasta; all delicious. great flavor, great portions. Def get a pizza appetizer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • company lunch
    vitsemp
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Tavola has really good food and was great for an office lunch. We were in and out of there in one hour and never felt rushed. The service was attentive. Only problem is some people had trouble hearing. It was packed so you may want to make a reservation if you are a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot, snooty staff and boring food.
    Lonestarlawyer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We brought we had hit a gem with this place when we walked in. But we soon realized that this place was a swing-and-a-miss. It was hot as hell inside, the waiters were snooty and the food... Well let's just say that our lasagna was so burned around the edges it took five minutes to chew. I was sadly disappointed. My Parma pizza was just okay, as were the grilled sardines. Not the freshest tasting I've ever had. They need to do something about that air conditioning. I did love the Italian sparking water, though. This place could be great with a few improvements.
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was superb, waiter very helpful and knowledgeable. Great choice for pre-theatre.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for brick oven pizza.
    JP2015
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    If you live in Midtown West, this is a great neighborhood spot for brick oven pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    RiddleyWalkerVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The pizza here is simply heavenly. When I have visited in the past (during the daytime) the service has been helpful and attentive. However, we found the dinner staff to be almost hostile. Regardless of having a reservation, they will not seat you until everyone has arrived, even if there are plenty of table open. First courses and pizza arrived virtually at the same time as if they were trying to get us out as soon as possible. Anyway, toughen up your skin and go, as the pizza is among the best in Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Italian Food
    MoeCO
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    On a Tuesday night, we had an early dinner at Tavola and enjoyed the food very much. As time went the restaurant was starting to fill up. For entrees we had Eggplant Parmigiana and Casarecce Alla Norma Sicilian Eggplant (pasta with eggplant, plum tomatoes, basis and shaved riccotta salata). Both were very good. For dessert we had Gelato Pistachio Crushed Amaretti ... it was fantastic! While the food was really good, the service was not. The waiter acted like he did not want to be there, failed to tell us the nightly specials and felt like he rushed us through our dinner (he gave me the check before we even finished dessert). I would definitely go back to the restaurant and just hope I get a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I've been to Tavola for lunch- always good. Tonight was a special evening with my wife and we were both very impressed. Best monk fish I have ever had.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great Find
    Clr1021111
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Fabulous brick oven pizza! Packed with toppings! Great flavor! Friendly staff! Quick service! Would definitely go back!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful lunch
    Midtownfoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Nine of us went for lunch to take a colleague out. It was our first time there and the neighborhood has a dearth of decent restaurants. We had a table down the center of this narrow gem. Mozzarella in the caprese salad must have been made an hour before- fresh and creamy. The pizzas made in an oven made from volcanic rock were wonderful. Lots of interesting choices of toppings with crispy crusts and tasty sauce. I will definitely go back for more.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza, Pizza
    BeachcomberVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Their wood-fired oven makes great pizza! Unquestionably good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KarinaVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. Food was amazing. The staff top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual Italian
    noctambulate
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A great, very casual neighborhood Italian restaurant. Lively atmosphere with good energy. The pastas are simple and fresh and very generous on the garlic (which suited us well). Service is cordial and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diplomacy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The host has a hard job, but some understanding of diplomacy would add charm, even for a local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Tavola reviews archive.
  • Amazing pizza
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our third time at Tavola and we will continue to go back. The pizza is amazing and we love the atmosphere.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always very good
    BizTravel
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have been to Tavola 4 times now - twice with clients and once with ou of town colleauges - always a treat for casual dinning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around Great!
    EasyGoing
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We had a great waiter who was charming and knew the menu. The wine was well priced. Even though the restaurant was packed the food came in perfect time. The only thing is the table was small for three people and it was hard to find room for our dinner plates. but overall, it was excellent.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a terrific find!
    SteveS92VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I tried this place for a pre-theater dinner and it was terrific -- great food, great service and a terrific looking place. The wood-fired pizza and grilled sausage were both fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An oasis in a foodie desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Not much over in the far West 30s, so Tavola was a wonderful surprise. My lunch partner and I split a wood-oven pizza with wild boar sausage and an amazing arugula/asparagus salad. More than ample for two, very well priced, warm service, pleasant ambiance. I would definitely return...close enough to the Theater District to make it a great Saturday night destination.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    Teej
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a wonderful mother's day dinner here. The food was excellent. The prices were very reasonable. The kids meal prices were spectacular! Our server was extremely attentive. Overall, we'd highly recommend this place. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    good location for quick dinner before MSG very casual
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  • Love the food
    Yonsei
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    This is a really fun place with great service, although they could bump up their A/C to make it more comfortable. I love the pizzas, the salads are wonderful, and the charcuterie and cheese are delicious!!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buona cucina italiana a NY
    gigante65
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Buona cucina italiana a NY, ambiente accogliente e dinamico, staff simpatico e buoni ingredienti delle portate
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic