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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
with browned sage butter & parmesan
Baby mixed greens, thinly sliced pear and shaved parmesan cheese
a combination of ground pork and beef in a san marzano tomato sauce
Incredibly bad value. Portions are tiny. Ambience is weird and uncomfortable. Service is great and the food actually tastes great but not for the price. 2/10 value. This is the first floor of a 3 flat not designed for commercial use. It’s foam ceilings with 11 tables. Walls are blank. Will not be back.
The food was excellent
They had a choice of a Prie Fix for $72 that included choice of appetizer,first course (pasta),entree and dessert
It was a bargain
I had the grilled vegetables,the gnocchi in brown
butter & sage,the delicious short ribs with saffron risotto and a yummy vanilla pana cotta for dessert
The wine list is nice and the homemade limoncello was
the best ending to an outstanding meal
Our server Tim was charming and attentive
Nice ambiance inside
As always, predictably outstanding. Miss seeing Dan but his touches remain intact.
Food was excellent but it was pretty pricey for the serving size.
Loved everything about it! Small room, professional staff and that bistecca fiorentina—wow!!!
This was one of the best meals I’ve had in Chicago and I have lived here my entire life. I can’t believe I had never been here, 100% will be back very soon.
It was great!
Great place to go for an intimate meal with outstanding service.
Great food and great service. Love a small intimate setting but too plain and basic.
Amazing gem in Ukranian Village! Lovely space and ambiance! The food was devine and our service was outstanding! And you can't forget the entrance. Absolutely Beautiful! Can't wait to return! Cheers! Cherie
The staff are so friendly and helpful!! Food was delicious! The mushrooms, greens and pear salad, gnocchi, and chicken were so good!!!!
the best Italian food experience in Chicagoland. Their menu is creative yet not cluttered with unnecessary options. If you like Italian wines you have plenty of options. Very limited American wines. One of the best Old Fashions I have had in a long time. Attentive, nice service with a very reasonable prix fixe option.
The food, drinks, and ambiance was amazing. Josie was great and I cannot wait to go again!
We had a wonderful evening here (we were a party of 6). We arrived at 6:00 and were seated at a round table in the corner and even though the restaurant filled up during our dinner, the noise level was such that we could carry on a conversation. The menu is limited but everything was delicious. I had short ribs over saffron rice, 2 of our party had Lake Superior white fish sautéed in a lemon caper butter sauce and we tried both the pasta dishes. For dessert we split 3 of the menu items, all met our expectations. This is an expensive restaurant, be prepared. We’ll be back.
GREAT AND UNASUMING. WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO A TAVOLA FOR 20 YEARS
This is a great place for quiet date night. White table clothes, good food, nice service. Small neighborhood spot solid for 30 years.
A Tavola is a gorgeous quaint restaurant with a thoughtful and delicious menu. The patio is a great place to enjoy a glass of red wine on a warm summer night. We can't wait to return!
Great service and food!
Everything was amazing! Food, service, drinks and wine. Couldn’t have asked for a better night out and a more enjoyable experience. Advice to all- upgrade to the steak! Worth every penny and the reason to go!
Great service, wonderful patio. Delicious food and nice wait staff. Recommend for a nice date place. You can have a nice conversation with people at your table in a beautiful setting with good food.
A Tavola is hard to find but well worth discovering. The menu may be brief but it offers delicious food. The patio was lovely and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the fish of the day, a Lake Superior whitefish which came with perfectly steamed broccoli. We added a shared salad and wonderful roasted vegetables, along with a yummy lemon tart.
Delicious food. Cozy, romantic environment. Love it.
A delightful outdoor patio, great service and food. We were in the area and searched for best restaurants in Ukrainian Village. A Tavola sounded intriguing (a house on Chicago Avenue!) and we were not disappointed. We will return.
Delicious meals, good service, with nice ambiance.
We've been dining at a tavola for years -- always good!
Everything was solid but they forgot our entree order which came out late and cold, then apologized but simply comped a glass of champagne when a dessert would’ve been more appropriate. Bolognese was great!
Service was perfect and food was perfection!
Food was quite good, but for the price point you can find a better meal in Chicago
We love a tavola. The staff treats you like family. Lovely atmosphere and exceptional food.
Such good food. We sat outside and it was perfection!
This has got to be one of the best restaurants in Chicago while also being one of its best-kept secrets! Every time I eat here, the food is exquisite and the service spot-on. A charming, charming place that's perfect in every way.
Excellent food, we were on the patio. Had a wonderful evening.
The service was attentive and the meals were each noteworthy and delicious. Such a classic spot. The back patio has been renovated and is quite nice.
The patio at a tavola is so fabulous. We have missed you! Our lovely wait person was so sweet and procured grapefruit juice from the store next door so my guy could have have his favorite drink. My classic Negroni was delish!
Excellent meal. Great all around everything!
Elegant and cozy dining. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. The food was great! We will definitely return!
I think they were having an off nogh
Beautiful hidden gem in Chicago. They were welcoming and helpful, the setting was great, and the food was absolutely incredible. It's not the cheapest place ever, but 100% worth it for a great dinner date in the city. LOVE this place!
Delicious food as well as warm and welcoming service! We enjoyed our time sitting in the newly updated back patio.
The ambience was romantic and relaxing! The staff was super friendly. The food was delicious and worth every penny. Everything was made fresh. First time in Chicago and that was our 1st meal....what a way to start our Chicago experience.
The food and service was outstanding. There was free street parking m.
a tavola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-7567.
a tavola is rated 4.7 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.