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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:00 PM
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La Tavola - Sayville

4.4
485 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
A unique and relaxing dining experience located in the beautiful Sayville Village, highlighting Long Island and fine italian foods and wine. Rooted in traditional family recipes, we explore trends to create an enjoyable experience. La Tavola's staff and chef's will treat you to an "excellent" meal, as rated by Zagat!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(631) 750-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph DeNicola
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Private party facilities
Private room is available for parties of 20 - 40 guests Sunday - Thursday for Lunch or Dinner. Friday & Saturday Lunch and Late Dinner. Options include buffet or sit down. For menu and pricing options please visit our website.
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Catering
We offer an in house party menu that you can customize for 15- 100 people. In addition, we also cater outside events up to 500 people. Please visit our website www.latavolasayville.com to view our catering menus.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montauk Hwy
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Parking details
Located less than a 10 minute walk from Sayville train station on the Long Island Railroad.
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Entertainment
Live music Thursday and Friday from 6 until 9 and Saturday 8 until 11.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 485 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmissrose2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went to La Tavola on Monday for pasta night. Great deal and the food was delish. It includes one of their great pasta dishes, a choice of a soup or salad as a first course and 5 dollar glasses of Pinot Grigio or Noir. Definitely well worth it and a great Monday night. Will defefinely be back always a nice time.

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vipLongislandfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

They always have great food and great service. Consistently outstanding.

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CharlesB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our visit on Valentine's day was spurred by the restaurants entry into the chowder contest at The Snapper Inn. Although the menu was a price fixed menu for the busy night the variety was more than enough for various tastes. The staff was friendly and accommodating. They even gave us some free dessert wine for putting up with a rocking table. Can't wait to go back to sample their full menu

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KevinF (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went on Valentine's Day so we had to eat off the pre fix menu which stunk since we wanted other food not on the menu, But the food was still great

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johnnyboy1948 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was great on Valentine's day with a price fixe. Great bussers and waitresses!

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Jeanine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful time at La Tavola! If I had one criticism, it would be that they need to work on sitting people in a more timely fashion. I had a reservation for 7:30, and was told it would be “a few minutes”. We weren’t seated til 8:00. I suppose in the grand scheme of things it wasn’t a big deal (we wound up having a couple of drinks at the bar) but a reservation should be honored at the time it was made, otherwise why have a reservation at all? Everything that followed afterward was great though - our server was a sweetheart, and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We really enjoyed everything! The food was amazing and the waitress and manger were very accommodating!

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Lauren (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always happy when we come here for dinner. Everyone is so kind and attentive. Best service then A LOT of places we have been to. Invited another couple who has never been and they loved it just as much as us. Food is impeccable, dessert is to die for and just overall always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our server Justin was AMAZING and made our dinning experience very enjoyable.

The food was good, but the menu is still the same for so many years, it would be nice for them to updated some things on it.

Also alot of the booths have ripped seats, with duck tape on them and it looks run down, I feel they really need to refresh the place a little.

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viplaxmom17 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a good meal at La Tavola, service is always good. We always find everyone to be pleasant and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were sat in the back room, with two large parties so the room seemed a bit noisy. We not supplied with a bread basket, but we did not ask for one either. The wait staff was attentive. Over all it was a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food!

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Sdhluvs2dine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is amazing, oh do try the sliced duck over polenta, wait staff is second to none

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JosephM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Reservation was on time, staff courteous and food was fresh and delicious.

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auntninaeats (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our seond visit to La Tavola and it was even better than the first. It was Christmas Eve so we were happy that the service was great and it wasn't a noisy, mob scene. My teen daughter had the short ribs with polenta and loved every bite. Our burrata app and calamari were both perfect, too. Overall a great meal in a pretty setting at a friendly neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food & service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Santa was there!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent. Very friendly staff & management.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service were very good. Wine selection was OK
Music was loud but I like the cozy feel of the place

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Biobrat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

La Tavola has consistently superior food and service. We shared a special appetizer of crab legs oreganata. I would have gladly finished another order. Also shared their calamari which is always light and crispy with two terrific dipping sauces. everyone was very happy with their dinners. I had the scallops, which I order frequently. My friend had a special roast duck with honey and my other friend had a lobster BLT. Desserts are also a must-have. Try the house-made biscotti. Yummy.

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vipdeewass (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my second visit to the restaurant and it was another good experience. Nice menu a broad selection of entrees. We had a group of 7 and everyone found something they liked. Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Tucson)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Outstanding experience! Fabulous food and the service is outstanding! Highly recommend it! We will go back!

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vipLenny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

very glad i made a reservation since it turns out there was a big holiday clebration in town that night and place was very busy...........despite that the waiter was friendly and helpful......the food was very good......they had specials and also a good variety of items on menu.........we enjoyed our dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

I made mention in my reservation that it was our anniversary. It was clear that they paid attention to that and came by and dropped off two flutes of champagne which was really appreciated. My wife and I have three kids, both work, and we do not have a lot of time together let alone time to go out on a date. It was nice to relax with some champagne and then our bar drinks.

Speaking of the drinks we ordered-I ordered the 'Guns & Rosé' Old-Fashioned. Holy Smokes! It was tasty and that is coming from a Old-Fashioned aficionado. My wife kept it simple with a beer.

Food was great. We started with the crab tots (think of them as mini crab cakes in tater tot form). They came with either a tartar sauce or some sort of aioli (sorry guys can't remember).

I had the Hangar Steak, cooked perfectly at Medium, the green beans it came with as a side were cooked perfectly as well.

My wife had one of their pizzas. The bite I had of it was great!

Our server, Jack, was amiable and attentive while giving us ample time and space to just enjoy each other's company.

Nice job!

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Thegoose22 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place, first time here. Something for everyone, and the staff is Excellent! Will definitely be back.

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vipMrFoodMan (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Medium rare steak was blacked probably from an unclean grill. Tasted horrible. They changed my meal to a lobster roll. Lobster was cold and had a few shells in it.

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Noreen4suns (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Yum, can't go wrong always yummy!! Great neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

So yummy! Truffle Mac and cheese was the best

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LGL1976 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

The staff was very pleasant but it appeared they were short staffed. It took quite some time for our dessert to arrive.
I had the shrimp & lobster ravioli with scallops. It was very good & fresh but could have used a more flavorful sauce and more of it. There wasn't enough for each of the 3 scallops & 3 raviolis.
My friend had the rigatoni with the veal meatballs, she said it was very good.

There was a table nearby of 6-8 who were extremely loud which made it difficult to have a conversation at our own table.

I don't see myself going back soon because I not only expect to enjoy the meal and experience but I also look forward to good conversation when I dine out.

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Fifisun (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our third time visiting . When we went to this restaurant in August for our Anniversary, I was truly blown away. They greeted us with a "Happy Anniversary" when we arrived. They had table cloths on the table, which made it feel special. The service was great and they gave us a free desert because it was our anniversary! This time it was my husband's birthday... No acknowledgement at all... Some how it was not the same as it was in August.

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