La Tavola - Baltimore

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$30 and under
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Italian
La Tavola, nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s famous Little Italy district, offers guests the finest in contemporary Italian cuisine set in an elegant, yet understated dining area. The aromas of freshly baked focaccia, garlic, oregano and seafood from the market waft from the kitchen where Chef Carlo Vignotto blends his classical training and innovative style to create memorable soups, delicious seafood, chicken, pasta and veal dishes as well as sinfully decadent desserts. And, every day Chef Carlo prepares delightful specials made with only the finest ingredients and spices of the season.

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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and drinks! My new Italisn go to location in Baltimore.

BK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mackie was terrific and the staff all worked well together to make it a pleasant experience. Not only that, the food was delicious!

S
Baltimore
149 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go a few times each year. The combination of well prepared pasta and fish, very good service and a nice atmosphere keeps us coming back. Daily specials are indeed special and worth trying.

AB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered- we were greeted in a professional and super friendly manner. Food is all made there, locally sourced. Morgan our waitress was great. We loved the food and will return.
Go. You’re welcome.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service outstanding!

AP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful evening. The food and service was exceptional. Our server Chris was very knowledgable and friendly. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.

AF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Quality handmade pasta led to happy diners in my family. Our particular server seemed a little off for the night but seemed like a generally attentive waitstaff from what I observed. Would definitely recommend to others.

G
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Might have been the slowest service I’ve ever experienced. 15 minutes to take drink orders ashen we sat down and 20 minutes wait to get the check. My business partners were embarrassed and one even left to go stand outside. Thanks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

DO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food brought us back again. Always some delicious seasonal choices to try to go along with the very good traditional fare. Service was a little slow this time but always pleasant. You should try this place!

FN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server CHRIS was great. This was a special dinner with my 24 year old daughter. Chris had no problem with splitting our salad and entree choices

SC
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location, attentive and cordial waiter, and delicious dishes. All fresh and house made.

Y
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from Christian. Food was presented well and quite delicious. Enjoyed the wine flight as well.

Z
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were looking for good authentic Italian food and found it at La Tavola! Excellent pasta and seafood dishes. Apps were delicious and good wine too. Unpretentious in a good way!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Definitely a place to go back to!

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. Family was visiting from out of town so we weren’t in a rush. The wait staff seemed to intuit we weren’t in a hurry. We ordered the chef 3 course special and were delighted. Each course was delicious. The flavors were subtle yet complimented each other well. The portions were just right - not too big or small. The half priced bottle of wine was a Tuesday special. The desert course - wow! Cannoli, cheesecake, golden berries and profiteroles. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

a
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Don’t miss their homemade deserts- especially the cheesecake

LP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This was the 2nd time at La Tavola and I was disappointed overall. I think their pasta dishes are pretty good but felt that what we had was mediocre at best. They could start by having some decent bread. Something that is a must for every Italian restaurant.

EA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently great place. I took a dear friend of mine who is a picky eater and difficult to please. He ordered the lasagna and thought it wonderful.

SS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food. This was our second time at the restaurant and it has been consistently high quality with professional staff providing knowledgeable advice.

s
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Impressive that the chef goes out to personally catch the rockfish.

KH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The lasagna was excellent. My husband didn't like his chicken Florentine as much.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of four had a lovely dinner in mid-August 2019 at La Tavola. One child had the chicken tenders and fries and loved the fresh bread. The other child had a half serving of penne with cream sauce and also loved th fresh bread. My husband and I had the beet salad, the Maryland crab soup which I loved, a half serving of the squid ink spaghetti and another pasta dish. Our desserts were also very yummy. We recommend the tiramisu.

J
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was incredible! The service was awesome - our server was really engaged and ready to help with any questions that we had while also offering suggestions.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome location near harbor with good music good place to socialize

s
Washington DC
221 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every respect. Perhaps the best lasagna I have ever experienced. The antipasti pletter was enough for four and delicious. It's a trip from Northern Virginia but absolutely worth it.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, fantastic host, and fair prices. One of our new favorite places in Baltimore! Will definitely be back again. (The lasagna and cheesecake were to die for)

RG
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is so nice to go to a restaurant and the food is so delicious. La Tavola is an experience to be enjoyed. Can’t wait until our visit next year!

EN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Liked the fact that real italian food was served, did not misappropriate the cuisine like other restaurants are prone to americanize for commercial purposes.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

loved this restaurant. great experience and they even accommodated our toddler with crayons and coloring. great food and service! wish the lighting wasn’t so bright.

DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service

DS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The food and service were outstanding!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is so good we returned already. Get the squid ink spaghetti. And the seafood soup.
Friendly service.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After a few mishaps finding breakfast/brunch, we decided on lunch at this spot. We really lucked out and had a great meal. The service was excellent, not only our waiter, but the other servers and bartender also were attentive and helpful. I got the impression they all really like working together and they seem to be happy with their jobs. We had 2 appetizers and two of the fresh pasta dishes, everything was excellent. We are from the nyc area, and my hubs is Bronx Italian, so I would say we discriminate when it comes to Italian. They would definitely give a few of our favorite places a run for their money.

NG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dishes, would definitely come again

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, service was fast but we had a few small issues with appetizers. Would def come back

CD
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpected surprise, excellent food, refined. Best meal in a long time at a very decent price.

OT
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve lived in Baltimore for 2 years and I’ve come here now a solid 12 times. I give up trying to get around Little Italy. Eat here.

W
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Visited on a Sunday for lunch during extended Baltimore restaurant week. The appetizers were good, though not too much in quantity. The entrees were excellent and a lot of quantity. Left me full for the entire day! Nice ambiance and good service!

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

b
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good seafood and delicious pasta! We had the calamari/shrimp and the soft shell crab appetizer. And the seafood pasta. Cannolis for dessert were delicious with a pistachio flavored filling.

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