A Tavola is an Italian restaurant and bistro located in Winchester, Mass. "A tavola" literally translates to "at the table," an expression that was meant to call everyone to gather around and enjoy a good meal, as well as each other's company. A Tavola aims to be the embodiment of this sentiment, being a place where guests can come and enjoy delicious, authentic Italian cuisine while feeling as if they are part of the family.
A Tavola has plenty of full dinners for those who want a full, hearty meal. However, the specialty of the house are piattini, small plates that are meant to be passed and shared. First-time guests should each order one or two, then pass them around the table so everyone gets a taste. Popular ones include Maple Brook Farm burrata, marinated olives and duck breast prosciutto with grated foie gras.
Food was excellent, service was very friendly and helpful. Ambience was cozy, and romantic. We will be back
Unique quaintness . Very much like a small intimate European restaurant
I was here last month and often over the winter. The place is nice and close to home when weather or traffic is really bad. The restaurant is small and cute with these old looking tables. The menu is very limiting as there are only about a half dozen items on it. However, the cooks have been very accommodating swapping sides for me and my gluten and dairy free guest. Also, they have gluten free pasta! The cost can be a bit on the higher end, but not much more than most restaurants in this category. The big draw back is the limited menu and those hard seats. I think they could use some seat pads.
Recommended highly by Frances of the Griffin Museum, A Tavola provided a small and unusual menu of delicious food and Italian wines. Halibut, glazed grilled steak, mixed green salad and EVOO cake with basil frozen yogurt for dessert. I'll go back as soon as possible!
Excellent food in the rustic trattoria style, small and cosy environment, kitchen is right there "behind the bar" so you can see its all cooked fresh from scratch. Not cheap, but you get definitely what you pay for. Perfect for that special birthday or anniversary.
This was our second time visiting Tavola, the appetizers were delicious, the fish special was a bit overcooked but well seasoned. Pasta dish was also quite tasty but not spectacular. For $150 for two, somehow the whole experience left us feeling a little underwhelmed. Limited menu choices.
I have been to A Tavola on many occasions, and each time am so pleased with the overall dining experience. The menu is filled with delicious pastas, and meat and fish entrees filled with flavor and expertly prepared by the chef and his team. Ingredients are farm fresh and bursting with goodness. Always a memorable meal.
We were celebrating a birthday and they were very nice to us. They brought us sparkling wine and dessert with a candle. Food was delicious and service was great. It was a perfect evening. We'll be back. Thank you, A Tavola!
We had a Dine Out Boston menu. Liked the idea of picking 3 courses off the menu versus limited choices. The "Pig Roast Entree" was excellent. Mangale Pasta not so much. Walnuts and Goat Cheese ingredients in a heavy pesto pasta basically missing. First course, grilled octupus and mixed green salad very good. Dessert very good. Overall a good value. Excellent service and nice table.
We ordered mostly specials. The charred octopus special stood out because the charred outside was so deep and flavorful, yet the inside remained moist.