Wonderful FoodSeattle has great restaurants and this is another one. Great staff, tasty take on Italian standards, you can't go wrong!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA welcome treat!Whenever I crave homemade pasta, Tavolata is the first restaurant that comes to my mind! The pasta is fresh and the service is great! One of my favorite Seattle spots.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been toMy wife and I have been to Tavolatas several times and the pasta here is really superb. The appetizers seem fine but not as special as at their sister restaurant, Staples and Fancy. The service has been consistently good and very friendly and helpful. The wine list is Italian focused, consistent with the theme of the restaurant. The place has a trendy ambience with a poured concrete look to the walls, etc, which is fine aesthetically but tough on the ears when the Back Street Boys are blasting forth in the background.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLong delay - but made rightFood was great. Only complaint was that our food was (very) late to be brought to us. The manager came and personally apologized and offered free appetizers and a drink to make right on the delay. The three-star rating for service is uncommon in my experiences here. Still, the response to such delays were a step above and I would have no problem coming back again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting, high qualityInteresting, high quality appetizers/small plates/primi. Didn't try the secundi. I found the appetizers to be priced a bit high, to be honest. 12-14 dollars for a small taste of one thing or another, although the flavors and presentation were quite good.
Nice wine list, emphasizing Italian. Come here ready to spend for a wonderful meal (Ours was over a hundred for a low-end bottle of Italian Montepulciano D'Abruzzo and some small plates. A word about the service -- very friendly and gracious, efficient and tolerant of my companion's tardiness (sat at my table waiting by myself for nearly an hour and the servers kept repeating "no problem," which I appreciated.)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHow did I miss this neighborhoodHow did I miss this neighborhood gem! I have lived seven blocks away for five years and last weekend was my first visit. We enjoyed our Saturday evening dinner so much we returned for the happy hour on Sunday.
This place is so much fun and the food is fantastic! You must try the crab gnocchi, in may opinion, it is far superior to the best selling gnocchi alla romano. I am a very picky person and I have never in my life had such light, airy, perfect gnocchi, the flavor was superb.
Thank you, Tavolata, I will be back frequently.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI was there last friday night,I was there last friday night, and the food was amazing. And Sarah our server was fabulous... We will be returning to Thank you4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AuthenticityThe food was amaizing from start to finish. Its def. cheaper than Metropolotin grill and the food is better. The ambiance is casual, but nice. Not a Olive Garden! Truely authentic Italian food and thats confirmed...you ask how I know this? Well Im not Itallian, but the people next to us were and they barely spoke english, but it was apparent that the food was to thier liking. When the local Italians eat there its authentic. Lots of laughter, smiles and smells. The only Neg thing I can say is that the tables are a little too small for my taste.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch fresh ingredients- andSuch fresh ingredients- and good sized portions. A little hard to hear. Nice staff. Good prices. Would go back.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for restaurant week.Went here for restaurant week. Some great hits - who would think pork belly with kumquats would be fantastic. It was. On the down-side though pork belly is pretty unhealthy. The pasta is great here, too. Had a mix-up in which we were promised a booth in 5 minutes that never materialized We had a rez, too, and this mix0up slightly hurt the mood of the evening.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. TheThe food was very good. The homemade pasta is excellent and cooked just right. We had an excellent server who was very helpful and attentive.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMenergetic yumWe arrived a little early and enjoyed a drink and some nibblies at the bar. Our table was nice. Service was energetic with a smile. The food was great. This is our third time and we are excited to come back. We would totally recommend it to others :)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat great great!!!! WonderfulGreat great great!!!! Wonderful and knowlegdeable servers comboned with fantastic food combinations. Music was fantastic as well.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an absolutely perfectHad an absolutely perfect time at Tavolata with a couple girlfriends the other night. Food was spot on and the service was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. I'll definitely be back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service & Amazing foodWe are regulars at Tavolata and we a still impressed by the amazing service as well as the great food! The servers are some of the best in the city. They extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of their menu. This will continue to be one of our favorite restaurants in the city!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI usually find it hard toI usually find it hard to order steak at a restaurant. When I order a steak medium rare, it usually comes out medium and I'm just upset the steak was ruined. If it is actually cooked right, then it's usually tiny and not worth the money paid. The Tavolata New York Strip came out perfectly medium rare and was an actual full steak. I highly recommend it.
On the other hand, the short ribs came simply drowned in balsamic. I was expecting some sort of balsamic reduction; something with a little refined taste to it. Instead, they simply upended a bottle of salad dressing onto the short ribs and polenta. Waste of a meal.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM