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
Sangiovese Braised Beef Short Rib
over saffron risotto topped with a horseradish gremolata
Oven Roasted Chicken
served with savory bread pudding & garlic spinach
Reasonable prices on everything, very good service, and the food was good. Will go back.
Go back to old menu
Have been to this restaurant before and have always loved it.
This time I was surprised that they were only offering a fixed menus and had to buy only bottles of wine. Not what I was expecting
Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back!
A joy to return to a favorite.
Fabulous as always. Dinner was amazing. Approachable but not ordinary. Can’t wait for the full menu to return but the Pre Fixe menu has great options until then.
Simply fabulous. Wonderful menu. Intimate atmosphere with really nice quiet music. Great service. Wasn’t the first time there and certainly won’t be the last.
Good food, service and what a treat to be able to go to a restaurant!
Special night to celebrate a new business venture. The staff was so warm and attentive. I had requested a surprise dessert saying congratulations to celebrate my partner’s success. I had received a phonecall from Ava and she informed me she bought a special cake to celebrate our new venture. I was so excited and thankful. A beautiful night- a perfect dinner menu- delicious ambiance and a place We’ll definitely return.
Thank you thank you. 5 stars!
Very beautiful evening. Staff were very accommodating and honored our special request.
Very enjoyable meal & great food.
The awesome patio provided an escape from the city. Food was fantastic, felt very intimate as there are only 8-9 tables.
Lovely garden setting with little white made a welcoming and pretty backdrop to our lovely summer evening. Friendly and attentive server, knowledgeable and accommodating. The real star, however, is the food. The best roasted vegetables whet the appetite for the gnocchi with sage-butter sauce, roasted chicken with sauteed spinach and the most divine chocolate cake with heavenly homemade whipped cream. Absolutely flawless meal and service. My guest, who is Italian, was so impressed, she is bringing friends and clients to a tavola. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Amazing experience! The set menu was fresh, delicious and well portioned. The atmosphere was perfect for a calm date night.
Very unassuming restaurant in Ukranian Village. Patio is very nice. Tables are spread out, lighting is great, staff was friendly. We didn't realize that for the time being it's a fixed four course menu but between four people we split two menus and it worked out well. The flourless chocolate torta was so good.
Excellent service and excellent food!! Will definitely go back soon
Amazing food and service!
We love this place! They are so nice and the food is consistently delicious
Amazing Italian food- just like Italy. Highly recommend.
Outside, socially distanced, careful safe service, beautiful courtyard, wonderful prix fixe meal. Couldn't have been better.
Greatest restaurant in Chicago, hands down!! The service, the food are spactacular.
Great Place, Great Food, they had a large party, and you can tell they don't like to have Large parties based on how they were trying to move people away from the noise. The Party made it hard to have conversation at my table, but this wasn't the restaurant's fault. I give two them thumbs up.
But food sort of bland and pasta and risotto overdone
Great food and service! Such a cute restaurant and perfect for small groups or a date.
Lovely restaurant service was excellent the food was very good.
We have been here before about 5 years ago.
Food this time not as good
Fish was “fishy” tasty and dry
Steak Florentine was good
Gnocchis could have withstood a little more oil or butter they seemed dry
Sorry for being picky
They did not have iced tea. The menu was very limited. What we had was delicious, but I couldn't get things that were on the menu. Really? This place has gotten excellent reviews, but it appears there is something wrong. Perhaps it is excellent during the busy season, but it is a disappointment at other times. I'm sorry, but if you are going to do it, you should do it with excellence all the time.
Good food, not great. Gnocchi was a bit bland and short rib piece was very fatty. Even though the service and ambience were great, spending an arm and a leg on just "good" food is not worth it. Will not be returning.
Great food, great service (and on Chicago Restaurant Week, great value). Had one of the best pieces of whitefish ever.
It was awesome. The waitress worked hard
Amazing food. Was in love right when we stepped in. Great date night spot. Lovely service.
Cozy restaurant with amazing service and food! The gnocchi and panna cotta were to die for!
Amazing food and service! We can't wait to go back!
Excellent service and excellent food! Will come back to try more
My husband and I had such a great time! Both of the pastas we ordered were delicious and the ambiance was super cool. There are about 10 tables and you feel like you’re in someone’s living room in Italy! We are definitely going back to get the ribeye!
a tavola is everything we heard about with outstanding service, ambiance and stellar food.
This is the best service I have ever received at a restaurant! Michelle was my waitress - she was very engaging and helpful on what to order from drinks to entree. The chef was personally serving food to another table and telling them step-by-step how the dishes were prepared. The music played is modern acoustic covers of Teddy Wilson and Django Reinhardt. It's a hidden gem, that is forsure.
Loved it! I would go again. I will go again. I am happy to have gone.
Charming, intimate italian restaurant. good wine selection, limited food menu. Ordered fixed price with 4 courses: excellent pear salad, the famed gnocchi ( which were light but a bit dry), delicious potroast with risotto and excellent chocolate torte. Great for dates.
Went here with wife after not having been here in a long time. The fact that they are still around should be a testament to the quality of the food, right? Not so much. My short rib was overly salty and the risotto has the texture of plain rice. My salad was good, but my Old Fashioned was poorly made. The servers act as bartenders. Don't offer cocktails unless you have a true bartender. My wife had the special pasta dish, which was basically a plate of spaghetti with parmesan cheese. Didn't even want to bring it home as leftovers. Was hoping to get the veal saltimbocca, which is supposed to be one of their specialties. It was not on the menu. Not pleased with my experience and will likely not be going back. Too bad.
a tavola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-7567.
a tavola is rated 4.8 stars by 429 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.