Tavolino - Westborough
Tavolino - Westborough

Tavolino - Westborough

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tavolinorestaurant.us/
  • Phone: 508-366-8600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30AM-4:00PM, Saturday 11:30AM-3:00PM DINNER: Monday-Thursday 4:00PM-10:00PM, Friday 4:00PM-11:00PM, Saturday 3:00PM-10PM, Sunday 12:00PM-9:00PM
    (Friday & Saturday bar hours may exceed dinner hours)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Boudreau
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering menu available online at www.tavolinorestaurant.us
  • Private Party Facilities: If you are looking for a great place to host your next private party, let Tavolino be your restaurant destination. Our private room seats up to 40 guests and our restaurant can hold up to 125.
  • Private Party Contact: Karen Perras 5083668600x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tavolino - Westborough
Tavolino is a casual-upscale restaurant serving classic and contemporary Italian dishes. We have twenty gourmet pizzas with a pizza bar at which you can sit as our professional staff perfects their creations. Our wine list has over 100 hand picked selections, eleven of which are available by the glass. We have a full bar where we invite guests to enjoy all items on our lunch and dinner menus.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Tavolino - Westborough reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (61)neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (33)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (22)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (13)romantic (11)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • hungryVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Tavolino has always been one of our favorite spots. However, after moving out of the area, we hadn't been back in over a year. Most of our group enjoyed their meals, but several commented on how "peppery" the pasta dishes were. The calamari and artichoke appetizers were delicious, and the server was very amiable. Overall, still a gem, and I'm sure the food is usually still as excellent as it always was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay for a bite
    Lovediningout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dining area was quite loud even though we were seated in rear of restaurant. Our waiter was very good. Food was okay. My dinner of chicken saltimboca was well seasoned and good tasting. I ordered a half portion which was sufficient. My husband ordered a full portion of chicken Marsala. There was hardly any sauce on the chicken and therefore pasta was rather dry and tasteless. The bread on the table was dry and tasted stale. It was served with oil, sprinkled with cheese. I doubt we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Booby
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Portion are of good size if you pick the higher price choice. Prices might seem a little high but, you get what you pay for. If your date is not a big eater choose the smaller size and safe room for dessert.
    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.
  • Good times
    Luvudine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The 3 course meals were perfect.. we shared everything but our salads. The wine pairing was fun.. Service was terrific. 2 thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Chow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Another good meal tonight... and the place was packed. Timing was good... everything prepared well. Don't normally have margaritas here, but tried one tonight... very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous as always!
    leanibean
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've been here several times on dates with my husband and always been pleased. This past weekend we did our girl's night out here and had the BEST time. The service was excellent, very flexible with making changes to sides, etc while ordering. They handled our big group with ease and everyone's food came out as ordered the first time. Excellent food, service and ambiance. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Getting By
    SouthboroughVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was my second time here. It was a rather quite night so neither the kitchen nor staff were getting slammed. We sat at a booth in the bar area. We ordered an appetizer, a salad and main dish. the App was quickly followed by my salad. Then my clams with garlic entree came. Someone must really like garlic because the dish was overpowered with it. Not subtle just too much. The staff just felt like they were going through the paces.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I have been to Tavolino's many times, and enjoyed it. On this occasion, the food was not well prepared, waitperson not especially attentive, and it was very noisy. Unfortunately, I've seen Tavolino's go downhill over the past year or so. Too bad, there are few restaurants in the area that are a good spot for dining, catching up with friends etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    tomanddi
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We loved the relaxed and welcoming feel of the place so much that we returned to celebrate our anniversary after discovering it a few weeks ago. The food is fresh, delicious and beautifully prepared. The service is impeccable and the beer and wine list is exceptional. My dinner of salmon encrusted with pistachio crust, red himalayan rice, and grilled asparagus was perfect. My spouse enjoyed his pasta bolognese thoroughly. Our guest loved her kale salad with grilled chicken and said she would be returning to share this wonderful place for a casual meeting with friends who would enjoy the outdoor dining that reminded her of cafes in Italy. It is a perfect place to have a conversation and enjoy great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on Patio
    SusanoVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    On nice nights, dining on the patio is a great option. We were there on a Saturday night and the patio was probably busier than inside. The special Harvest Salad was very good. Portions of the parmesan meals (e.g. eggplant, chicken) are huge, but they offer a half/small which I highly recommend unless you want to bring home leftovers, or are very hungry!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent dinner we had made reservations but didn't really need them as it was fairly early. We were seated right away and our waitress came over to the table immediately. The food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Chow Tonight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very nince meal tonight. Crab Cakes, Veal Saltimboca, Pizzas recommended. Service was excellent... Nick is a true professional.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    tavolinos always had good food, great service and ambiance. the other night, tied and hungry after a long work day, we ordered as soon as we could after sitting down and were served 1 hour after we sat down! Food was ok and we will certainly give it a try again as maybe the kitchen was just swamped this one time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first time at Tavolino!
    Jess
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Came here on a Tuesday night for party of 6 to celebrate a birthday. Very friendly host staff that gave us the option to sit outside. Lovely patio. All of our party ate of the "4 course for $24.95" menu (calamari, bruschetta, chicken parm, chicken piccata, and much more)and all really enjoyed our meals. Have only great things to say. I was especially impressed by the birthday flower and dessert they brought over for my grandmother the birthday girl. Great staff, food and ambiance. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet inside, busy out.
    WHUFC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been here several times and to be honest, wasnt anything special this time, not enamered with any wow factor, just ok. Seated straight away, served a little slow to start, pleasant. Food was ok.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find....
    Cricket
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was looking for a new restaurant in the area. I checked out the website, looked at the pictures, looked at the menu and wine list and thought this would be a nice place to try. It was!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local gem and allergy-friendly
    EggsAndToast
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant that could accommodate our picky 3-yo and our celiac 6-yo AND have a feel of a fancy night out for we adults. TAVOLINO fit the bill! I was over the moon to find they had a gluten–free menu for kids...GF-pizzas and pasta! The menu was great for Foodies with plenty of authentic Italian dishes and specialty pizzas. My only disappointment was our waiter. Each adult (4 total) ordered a pizza which could have fed a party of 8-12 people! He should have given us advice since we were first time diners..e.g. "Our pizzas are fairly large, I would recommend two pizzas for your table". He was also a little over-attentive and a bit patronizing- referring often to our 65-yo granny as "The Young Lady" was a bit much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generally good but can be variable
    anon
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food this time was too salty, and the menu's only seafood pasta dish was not available by 7:30pm. Service was good at some points in the evening not at others. They did not light the insect flares until after 8pm by which time one of our party had been badly bitten by mosquitos. Disappointingly off previous high standard but we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but good
    Katedt
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tavolino is a typical fancy Italian restaurant. The service was great, and very patient with wine selection and allergies. There was a young couple next to us enjoying a first date and a few larger groups of adults. The dress ranged from button-downs to T-shirts and the food selections were equally diverse. Still, our bill was over $60 a person- for food that was good, but not amazing. Next time, I will stick with a small app just for dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great local restaurant........
    jerriVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    thanks...great food and service yet again. thank you. outside patio is very nice
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tavalino - a good find
    Excellence
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    excellent service and food portions, chicken parm and caesar salad were prepared nicely and split romantically with my date. A little less dressing on the salad would have been best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heat night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The weather was perfection for outdoor dining on this particular evening. The service was excellent and our waiter Alexander treated us like we were at a four star Restraunt ! Everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outside Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I requested outside seating which I understand is no GTE however I arrived for my reservation on time , there was a seat available on the patio but I was told that it was based on when my reservation was made..? didn't make sense I was there , table open but I could not get, so that I was disappointed... only one cabernet to choose from on the wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Winning Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This place is growing on me more and more. The food has been very good for quite a stretch now... and service (Ulyses) was excellent. Great spot for families.
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  • Great Location, Exorbitant Prices
    DavidD
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a four top, with an OpenTable reservation on a Saturday night. Upon confirming to the hostess, in a restaurant that was full outside on the patio, and half filled inside, we were seated in perhaps the worst table in the restaurant (Just outside the kitchen doors, in a high activity area). We were reseated. Food was ok, no one echoed anything spectacular about their dishes. I had the Chicken Picatta, asparagus spears were tiny and overcooked, and the slop of potatoes were clearly scooped from a pre-made vat. Pricing for this area was above what I would have paid in the North End of Boston, we chose this over the popular Italian restaurant across the street due to the patio, but were never offered patio seating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    Karak143
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Tavolinos offers delicious food! The Veal Picatta is to die for... Super delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Tavolino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great menu! Had been to this restaurant twice before and found the menu a little boring - at least the lunch menu is delightful. Definitely not the place for the one-hour lunch - take your time and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent Chow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Veal Saltimbocca is my current favorite here. Perfectly prepared, like the pasta and asparagus served with it as well. Family enjoyed the crab cakes and pulled pork pizza. The food has been consistently good as of late. Our waiter, Alex... excellent, very professional service.
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  • Great food and service
    SusanoVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food is great. I ordered two appetizers - either of which could have been a meal for me. The special eggplant caprese was very good. The beet salad is like a meal. Eggplant parm comes as small and large portion. The small portion is a good sized meal (for a woman). The large portion makes for great take home. The servers and staff are very pleasant, personable and attentive. Great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Solid Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal tonight. We particularly liked the Veal Saltimbocca, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad and Pizzas. Centine from Tuscany... an enjoyable well made dry Italian wine... moderately priced. Great place for the area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really nice time
    dharr0108
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a group celebrating a birthday and everyone enjoyed it. We sat outside, which was lovely, despite no view. The servers Sophie and Chris were excellent. They were attentive and made excellent recommendations, but were not intrusive. The food was delicious and each person enjoyed their meal. Have been there before and will go back - always consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious food and great service
    Dolly
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Tavolino. We were seated immediately and were served promptly and efficiently. Steak was cooked perfectly and the chicken piccata was delicious. We mentioned on our reservation that it was our wedding anniversary - we were very surprised by the lovely touches - a glass of champagne to start, then a selection of 3 dessert glasses. Then I was presented with a flower and my husband, a beer glass. Lovely was to spend our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost great
    Seindeany
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The apps were good, the drinks were good but the fish entree came out raw after we asked for it to be cooked well done. These things happen and the kitchen was able to remedy it but it was still disappointing having to have one of our party wait an extra 15 minutes for her food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday dinner
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We went there for the first time for my boyfriends birthday. We ordered the halibut, which was OK but pretty dry and needed some type of sauce. The gluten free pizza was pretty good, with bacon and sweet potato. When desserts came, we chose a few and they were very good. However, I called ahead to request they write happy birthday or put a candle or something on his dessert. I was very disappointed when the dessert came and there was nothing special on it for him. I should have just asked when we arrived, but I wanted to make it a surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was a return visit. We first went here with a large group of couples and then recently with the kids. Excellent service both times. Will request an outdoor table next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wineandine
    wineandine
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    First time at Travolino's for 4 of us in our party of 6. We all had very good-excellent dinners. So glad we found a new spot!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Off Peak Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I like coming here when it's not jammin... usually for dinner on the early side during the week. The weekends are packed, a lot of families... so it's often very loud. The food is good to very good. Wine prices are fair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Service and food were outstanding! It's a favorite spot in my hometome of Westborough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid food, friendly service
    Jennifer
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Tried this place for the first time; it's great to have dining options like this in Westborough. Fried calamari appetizer was terrific, and substantial. Wine list is nice, and it's a lovely touch that you can order basically a very small carafe -- about 1.5 glasses; perfect. Artichoke heart appetizer was prepared and presented beautifully. Entrees were OK (chicken picatta and a lamb/squash stew) -- just not as good as the apps. Service was genuinely friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Totally let down by this
    Mumsedso
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were seated at decent table,far from other diners & their conversation,but it went downhill from there.As waiter was filling our water,I ended up w/ an abundance of ice water down my back which left me soaked for the rest of the night.A nearby diner came over to help & said"well, that's worth dinner on the house"& I agree & told our server so.Instead,the mgr came over to apologize & offered some extra napkins & free side salads.The dinner meals were tasteless.I had the halibut special.Friend had the cod on the menu.Not even seasoned with salt&pepper.When it came time for dessert,we told server we would order ONLY IF it was free which he agreed to do.Still,with 2free salads & desserts,bill was still $70 for just an OK meal.Disappointing
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate