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a tavola, Chicago, IL

a tavola

4.6
4.6
631 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Founded in 1995, a tavola is one of the city’s best restaurants, bringing Chicago an intimate and authentic dining experience. At a tavola the emphasis is, appropriately, on the food. Authentic dishes from Italian regions are re-created using Italian cooking methods and the finest imported Italian products.

a tavola is the culmination of professional cooking experience by Daniel Bocik, a versatile chef from Chicago, who brings back home the knowledge and experience of an education at the California Culinary Academy and the finest restaurants of San Francisco, Paris, and Milan. To ensure the freshest food at a tavola, fresh fruits and vegetables are selected from a local organic farmer, meats and seafood are personally selected by Chef Dan from local markets.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 276-7567
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Dan Bocik
  • Private party facilities
    a tavola offers you the option to buy-out the restaurant or a sector (main level or patio) for your special event. These warm and private settings are perfect for all of life’s special occasions. Three menu options are available - perfect for any group looking to enjoy an elegant Italian experience! Call or email us at events@atavolachi.com.
  • Private party contact
    Carla Holberg: (773) 276-7567
  • Neighborhood
    Ukrainian Village
  • Cross street
    N Leavitt St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Metra: Western Ave Milwaukee District North Line Train <br />CTA: Pink/Green Ashland Train
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

631 Reviews
  1. Trotonrem

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great!! But it was 77 degrees outside and even warmer in the restaurant. If you’re spending $100+ each, you should be comfortable. We were not and couldn’t get out of there quick enough. Too bad.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Josie and staff were just as fantastic as the food!

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  3. CGroves

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and excellent service! Highly recommended

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  4. DBHello

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We reallyl enjoyed our dinner with friends at a tavola Wednesday night. We were there for three hours which was surprising to us all. Our friends had not been there before and loved it. I had the lamb dish which I had had the last time we were there in March. Perfectly cooked. We liked the vegetables and the salad and just everything. A magical place. Good to be there mid week because quieter.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood spot, intimate and quiet plus excellent food. We’ll go back again.

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  6. Jess

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    12/10 recommend this place. The cozy atmosphere was wonderful, the espresso martini was one of the best ones I've had in Chicago, and the food was out of this world. My only note is that the pastas can be a bit expensive for a full entree size, so I'd recommend balancing out the dinner with a true primi and secondi.

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  7. DelightedDiner

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a neighborhood gem! It’s on busy Chicago Ave and one needs to look for it. But, when you find it, you know you’ve come across something special. The atmosphere is great for couples as well as slightly larger groups (6-8). The food is delicious! The standout item we had was the lamb loin with sautéed spinach and cheesy-rosemary potatoes. The gnocchi and bolognese pasta were also very delicious. We got a bottle of Barolo that complimented everything quite well. We’ll be back!

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  8. ThomasO

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good dishes and wonderful service. Only issue was it had a very limited menu for meatless options during Lent.

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  9. KateS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and romantic environment with excellent food, drinks, and service! Perfect for an intimate date night

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  10. NathanielS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prix fixe valentines menu was very good. Mushroom starter in particular was excellent. Nice cozy atmosphere, good service, will come back again to try full menu.

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  11. SBJB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The fixe prix meal we had was a great value. Desserts and sald were all fr tasty.Mushrooms were outstanding. The gnocchi and the short ribs are truly great meals. Service was solid and very friendly. Throw in the patio in the warmewrs months and it can't be beat in UIkranian Village.

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  12. rickp

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered A Tavola yesterday and hard a great dining experience. Food was good although portions were very large. A beautiful dining room with excellent service. Wine selection was great. Would definitely return in the future.

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  13. Attorney

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the service was wonderful. One of the most romantic restaurants I have ever experienced. Highly recommended!

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  14. LMA13

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, specifically the braised short ribs, portobello mushrooms, and panna cotta. Service was fast and friendly. The gnocchi texture is superb (light like clouds), however, you've got to like sage and brown butter sauce. Love the cozy, intimate atmosphere!

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  15. AH123

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for restaurant week - the food was good but way over priced for what we got. I’d give it another chance during the normal menu.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have wanted to try A Tavola for so long; well worth the wait!! Food, ambiance were great as was our waiter👏🍷🇮🇹

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  17. SEK123

    Fayetteville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredible restaurant week menu. This was our first time and we were able to try a bit of everything—all delicious! We will be back and can’t wait to try dishes from the normal menu!

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  18. Marshman

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem. It's a cozy, intimate room that's quiet enough that you can easily converse with your friends. The food is always excellent, the service professional. The wine list is not big, but has lots of interesting options. We come here frequently and are never disappointed.

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  19. CatieK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a tavola was an overall great experience. The food, drinks, and staff were incredible!

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  20. MARGER

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome - food and ambience fantastic. Very intimate.

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  21. JacksonK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Tavola is truly a special restaurant. The staff is kind and welcoming. The food is delicious and simple. It is obvious that care is put into every aspect of the restaurant. The setting is unique and personable. I had the grilled portobello and oyster mushrooms, cacio e pepe, and the gnocchi. All were fantastic but the mushrooms were the standout dish of the night. I have never tasted a mushroom with so much complexity and flavor. Everything about A Tavola is perfection. Highly recommend.

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  22. Nate

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic hidden gem. Best meal we’ve had in a while

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  23. Kate

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a great place for a group dinner!!

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  24. AaronA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been 5 times and ALWAYS enjoyed myself, the food, the company, and the atmosphere. However, on the visit 12/21/2023 I visited for an anniversary dinner. This was the absolute worst experience ever. Service - The server was extremely slow on a non-busy Thursday evening. water took 15 to 20 minutes and bread service came around 30 minutes after we sat. Food - The Lamb pasta was heavenly as always however when the half chicken dish came out it was so dry it was a brick! To add insult to injury we ordered a half chicken and received a half-cut chicken breast and the smallest wing ever. The server goes to the kitchen after we tell him we do not want the item he goes to the kitchen and brings out the whole chicken that they cut it off from. WHO AUTHORIZED THIS?? He states normally there are more pieces but we only received half of a breast and a wing. remind you I have eaten this same dish the last 3 times I came here. Normally, I would stop here however I am extremely disappointed in what happens next. The manager on duty comes out and talks for 10 minutes about how they use the chicken from the day before that they would normally just serve to staff. EXCUSE ME WHAT? and the server said "Yes this is yesterday's chicken" This did not sit well with me to the point my face changed and the manager then changed the comment to "he just showed you what it would normally be cut from". however, that's not what either of them said. I just want a full refund at this point. This broke my heart because I truly loved this place and had so many memories here.

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  25. LynnH

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place for about 20 years. Food, service, ambiance, value all wonderful.

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  26. TrishA

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal, excellent service, loved every bite.

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  27. Adam

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic. It felt like eating in someone’s home. An intimate date night spot that we will go back to any time we’re in Chicago.

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  28. DWNTNFOODIE

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Tavola is in a charming house and you feel like you are eating in someone’s dining room. The service is attentive and the food was decent. I was meeting two friends for a holiday dinner and they were both running late. We were able to enjoy our conversation and dinner and were never rushed. The food is good but not great. We ordered the mushrooms which were very tasty, salad, Cacio and pepe, gnocchi and spare ribs with risotto. The cacio and pepe was mushy, gnocchi with brown butter and sage were good, spare ribs with risotto were very salty. For dessert we had chocolate cake which was also good. Our waiter was phenomenal and attentive but not overbearing and let us stay for a long time to talk. The restaurant was perfect for this occasion.

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  29. Gavin

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a small, quiet, and charming restaurant. Everything we had from drinks to dessert was excellent. The beef short ribs are some of the best anyone in our party has ever tasted. Highly recommend. One note, if you come by Uber it is a very difficult location to spot. Have the driver drop you at the address location and find the entrance yourself. It isn’t very noticeable from the car.

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  30. LarryV

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful intimate dining experience. Staff was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. Worth the trip out from the Loop!

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  31. JanetteD

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. This is not an extensive menu, but we thought that was a plus. What they do, they do extremely well and there are plenty of options of well thought out yumminess.

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  32. FrankS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful evening with family and friends. Ambiance is warm, room is refined but relaxed and the staff was very accommodating. Menu is solid top to bottom but this visit everyone went for the gnocchi, chicken and fish after a delightful pear salad. We had a couple delectable 2012 Bergadano Sarmassa Barolo's that complimented beautifully. Flourless chocolate cake and the lemon tart stood out for me for the final serving. I don't know why I'm not in here every week!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet, intimate, delicious food! Amazing service!

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  34. JimF

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Needs a bigger wine list to match the level of food

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  35. Rose

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful Intimate space for date night and a focused classic Italian menu. A+

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  36. lien

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    11/10 experience. A quiet, romantic, thoughtful charm. Not only was the food exceptional but the service was out of this world. Everyone was so kind and sincere, I cant say enough great things about this place. Would recommend to everyone!

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  37. ElizabethM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food! An intimate dining experience as the restaurant is on the smaller side but honestly, that’s what we enjoyed most.

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  38. Yummy

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful staff! Romantic and peaceful setting. Very good food! Such a gem!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! The ambiance was fantastic. I’d definitely try this place again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife out for our anniversary dinner. The waitress was phenomenal. Enjoyed a beautiful night out with the wife, Thanks to the staff and good food.

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FAQs

a tavola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-7567.

a tavola is rated 4.6 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for a tavola

2148 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N Leavitt St.
  • Neighborhood
    Ukrainian Village
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Metra: Western Ave Milwaukee District North Line Train CTA: Pink/Green Ashland Train
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dan Bocik
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 276-7567
  • Private party facilities
    a tavola offers you the option to buy-out the restaurant or a sector (main level or patio) for your special event. These warm and private settings are perfect for all of life’s special occasions. Three menu options are available - perfect for any group looking to enjoy an elegant Italian experience! Call or email us at events@atavolachi.com.
  • Private party contact
    Carla Holberg: (773) 276-7567
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