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La Tavola - Baltimore

4.6
4.6
2184 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
PASTA MADE BY HAND - HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE PASTA - FARM FRESH VEGETABLES - LOCALLY RAISED MEATS - FRESH CAUGHT FISH - SCRATCH MADE DESSERTS
For over 20 years, La Tavola has been a cornerstone in Baltimore’s Little Italy. When the neighbors are walking by, they always pause to watch Chef Carlo making pasta by hand. He then layers the pasta with his simple but delicious Bolognese and Bechamel. From this classic Ventenian style lasagna to his award winning Spaghetti Neri al Granchio, Ranked "Best Pasta Dish in Maryland" by the Daily Meal 2018, 2019, 2020, everything is made with love. The delectable three cheese cheesecake with chocolate chips on an oreo cookie crust leaves your taste buds craving for more.


Please inform us of any allergies or specialized diets as we will do out best to accommodate
**VEGETARIAN, VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE**

Socially Distant Dining at all times /
Private and Semi-Private Rooms available


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 685-1859

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Vignotto

  • Catering

    We offer catering trays that feed between 8-12 guests accompanied by homemade Italian bread.<br /><br />Banquet space available: Virtual tour link http://tours.digispin.com/?sid=51893&amp;tid=24173 <br />Banquet menu Link http://www.la-tavola.com/banquets.php

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms upstairs. The Gallery Room can host an event with up to 100 guests with a view of Harbor East in the backdrop. The Chef's Corner has host up to 50 guests. We offer round tables or rectangular tables seating 6-10 guests each with flexibility to set up and customize the rooms as desired for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Dave Olson: (410) 685-1859

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Fawn Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking good for 3 hours when available. Pay lot across street next to Kohler, also garage one block up at Pratt and President

  • Public transit

    Bus 65 stops at the corner of Pratt &amp; Albemarle 2 blocks away from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,184 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Good for business meals

  • Baltimore

    Good for business meals

  • Baltimore

    Italian

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  1. GD

    GratefulDave

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been here a few times. Definitely one of my favorites in Baltimore for a great Italiam meal. Settingvis more relexed than others, but the food and service is no less amazing. This time, they went above and beyond with adjusting one of their specials because i got carried away the idea that I could choose any sause I wanted with the veal shoulder. I chose vodka sause on a whim, i had second thoughts about it, and so did the chef. I said forget it but decided to give it a try, and it was awesome. One of the the best pasta dishes I have ever put in my mouth. The flexibility and creativity of their owner/chef is incredible. The pasta was cooked perfectly and freshly homemade. Great meal all around. Service was also great. The waiter was a bit chatty as he is entralled working there as he probably should be. Highly Recommend
  2. LV

    LoveVeganFood

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Delicious food. Good service. Okay ambiance. Very high prices.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and must-go-to spot in Baltimore.
  4. ZD

    ZaryaD

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As someone who grew up in an Italian family, I find it difficult to be able to enjoy eating out at Italian restaurants. This experience was amazing and so well done. Everything from the wine list to the specials are on point. I will absolutely be back because the only thing better than the food were the staff!
  5. m

    michelled

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rita was our server and she was great! The food was excellent and plentiful. Our group of 6 shared salads and entrees to experience multiple dishes. The desserts were also excellent.
  6. OB

    OliviaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and our waitress was so nice.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant, in Little Italy, is an Italian restaurant but is farm to table so much of the food is not "standard Italian." All of it is wonderful though; the salads are so fresh, the pastas are homemade, and the fish is to die for. The desserts are also heavenly.
  8. FD

    FineDiner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful waitstaff - we were a big party and we got good advice on what to order
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They were shorthanded, and we felt sorry for the help! Food was good. Wine was good!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We walked in and we’re immediately greeted by the host. We told them we had a reservation and we’re seated shortly. Our server was very prompt with the food and drink menus. We had the calamari appetizer, which was great! It was fried crunchy while the meat inside maintained a good texture. We ordered the Linguine Taleggio and Ravioli and both came with creamy Alfredo sauce. Our server did a good job of coming to check on us to make sure everything was good at our table. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family for a good Italian meal.
  11. NK

    NancyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a 4:45 pm reservation and we easily got street parking within a block of the restaurant. Our waitress was was cheerful, cordial and attentive throughout the meal. Our appetizer (the special) was a seafood sampler shared platter- featuring Octopus, squid and a large scallop, prepared to highlight the uniqueness of each. The entrée menu selections offered variety. I had read that La Tavola was one of the few restaurants in Little Italy to tend towards the dishes of the northern regions and I found this to be true. Red sauce was part of a few entrees but not the majority. Entrée portions were substantial (I took half home for the next day) and well prepared. They were carefully plated and provided a variety of flavors in each dish. My squid-ink pasta had plentiful large pieces of tasty crab meat and the flavors of the spinach and mini tomatoes stood out as well. A list of desserts featured a few that one might expect in an Italian restaurant: tiramisu and cannoli but each had a little twist to them. Other intriguing choices featured gelato or ice cream accompanied by a special cake, espresso or liquor. The chef came to our table near the end of the meal and we enjoyed talking to him. Overall we felt very welcome and were fed superbly prepared food in a quiet atmosphere. This was an out of town visit for us. I wish we lived closer.
  12. TK

    TimothyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was fine. Nothing wrong but nothing special. Website is misleadysbour having pizza in evenings.
  13. j

    jpr19971

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our food and service were outstanding. The linguine and sauce is the best I’ve ever had. And the eggplant appetizer is a must. I will be craving that! I didn’t love the location of our table which was in a back hallway and I wish they had booths or something to make it feel more romantic. All the dining rooms feel very open.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Big city prices, but everything is made in-house. It was great, but be prepared to spend.
  15. GM

    GloriaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just driving home from our experience at La Tavola. As an Italian- American, I am picky about going out for Italian food. La Tavola is hands down the best Italian food I have had in a restaurant! We were there to celebrate my son’s birthday. Anthony (the GM) was gracious and shared his Limoncello for our special day. Javier is a welcoming waiter—making our family feel familiar and at home. The food - fantastico! My husband had the rockfish—moist, delicious, wonderful! Everything from the calamari appetizer to the dessert platter was prepared and presented with care and detail. Thank you for a fantastic experience. We will be back for restaurant week. Grazie!
  16. JB

    JoyB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I went for an untraditional Christmas dinner. We had reservations for the high top tables and were seated upon arriving. Our waitress who I believe was also the bartender was amazing!! She was extremely attentive and pleasant. Our food was delicious and very fresh. An overall great experience and we’ll definitely be returning soon!
  17. A

    Arty

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, thoughtful wine list, family loved it !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were stuck in Baltimore for Christmas because our flight was canceled. We had a lovely Christmas dinner!
  19. RA

    Reina76Artist

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A beautiful way to spend our Christmas Day! Our server, Moki exceeded our expectations. She guided us through the menu and was attentive and patient. And the food. Wow! The Chef stopped by our table to wish us a Merry Christmas. It felt good to meet people who will take time out to say hello. We will definitely be back! #R76
  20. CM

    ChristineMG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere & excellent service. The staff was very patient explaining items for teenage diners.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve, meal was the Feast of the Seven Fishes. It was a very special, fantastically delicious meal. This is our favorite Little Italy restaurant!
  22. BA

    BarbaraA

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice space to enjoy our Christmas Eve family dinner. Food was good and service wonderful.
  23. JC

    JeanC

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Baltimore for Christmas Eve and were lucky enough to get reservations here. So cute and festive. Staff was dressed for holiday and great specials. Enjoyed everything lovely
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The frita mista was wonderful. Pasta was over cooked and tasteless. The cannoli had no relationship to that iconic sweet. Such a disappointment and expensive for what was served.
  25. KP

    KetulP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very attentive and the food was brought quicker than expected. Overall, a great experience
  26. V

    Virginia

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, this restaurant provided a wonderful evening for a special birthday dinner. The server was charming and knowledgable, and the food is consistently top-notch. My guest was impressed and exclaimed they would return.
  27. TS

    ThomasS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Simple food that was prepared well and was tasty. Service was just fine. The wines by the glass could use some work but my glass was certainly OK. In a city where lunch options are scarce, La Tavola stands out as a great option.
  28. TB

    ToriBrand

    Baltimore

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    La Tavola is our favorite Little Italy restaurant. The chef always has excellent specials. Our favorite was the Shrimp "bisque" without any dairy. It was so flavorful! I would definitely get that again. It was not heavy. The fresh fish was again deliciously done - almost like the chef's signature "parchment" paper without the paper. Our server was very good and did not hover over us. The only downer was the piped in music that had commercials that overpowered the music.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sorbet was in the freezer too long. Food was good but pasta was a small portion. Rockfish was great.
  30. R

    Randy

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was well prepared and ethnically correct. Portions were minimal. Server was good but not particularly knowledgeable about Italian food.
  31. DS

    DanS

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, kind and gracious servers. This place is the real deal, food was authentic. Loved the fritto misto, batter was crunchy and not too thick or greasy. Enjoyed an excellent pasta dish as well. Will definitely come back when I’m back in town.
  32. A

    Abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks and great service. It was my first time at this restaurant and I will definitely be back! Our server Jerry was the best. Very personable and very welcoming.
  33. a

    apennyforyourtummy

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Host, Bus lady, Bus man and waiter, Daniel, were all delightful representatives of the restaurant and brand. Thank you!!
  34. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good and the overall cost was moderate. The service was excellent.
  35. JM

    JulieMD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sadly do not want to make this post for very selfish reasons! Hands down THE BEST ITALIAN CUISINE I have ever had... And I spent 6 months in Italy! Carlo has ruined my ability to dine at any other Italian restaurant... Not complaining though! So I regret making this post because I want to keep this amazing place located in Little Italy to myself... but I know that is impossible because once you have dined here, you will be addicted and not dare to think of going elsewhere. Thank You Carlo! You are the BEST Chef that we have ever had the pleasure of dining with. Bottom line... Best ever Italian... you will not be disappointed ♡ - Julie & Mark
  36. JH

    JosieH

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was so delicious. The server was so pleasant.. it was a really great experience.
  37. j

    jhope66

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant with a charming host, and a great menu. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fav/best Italian food!
  39. SW

    SamW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon 7 years ago and since then we have always chosen to dine at La Tavola for special occasions. The food and service is always top-tier!
  40. KI

    KimberlyI

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! I highly recommend and I will be returning! I got the Spaghetti Nero and my husband got the lasagna. Everything was tasty!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Tavola - Baltimore using the Order Online button. La Tavola - Baltimore also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 685-1859.

La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 2184 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Tavola - Baltimore

248 Albemarle Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fawn Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking good for 3 hours when available. Pay lot across street next to Kohler, also garage one block up at Pratt and President

  • Public transit

    Bus 65 stops at the corner of Pratt & Albemarle 2 blocks away from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Vignotto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 685-1859

  • Catering

    We offer catering trays that feed between 8-12 guests accompanied by homemade Italian bread.<br /><br />Banquet space available: Virtual tour link http://tours.digispin.com/?sid=51893&amp;tid=24173 <br />Banquet menu Link http://www.la-tavola.com/banquets.php

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms upstairs. The Gallery Room can host an event with up to 100 guests with a view of Harbor East in the backdrop. The Chef's Corner has host up to 50 guests. We offer round tables or rectangular tables seating 6-10 guests each with flexibility to set up and customize the rooms as desired for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Dave Olson: (410) 685-1859

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