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La Tavola - Sayville

4.3
499 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner
Sunday - Wednesday 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch
Saturday & 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.
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Special events & promotions
Please check our website or join our mailing list to stay up to speed on our special in-house events!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 499 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

My meal was served luke warm. Sent back and no better the second time. Owner did offer a third try but pointless as we were an hour and a half at the table at that point. Owner also had an attitude. Will not go back to this restaurant or any other in the group - Ruvo and Del Fuego. One shining star was the waitress - excellent service despite the circumstances.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were expecting a decent meal and loved the ambiance. We were pleasantly surprised by the Specials. Even the salad was fantastic. I had the whole trout for dinner. I've never liked trout before as it has always been dry and a bit fishy. However at La Tavola it was tender, sweet, and the almond and currant crust was so delicious I couldn't believe it. Our waitress Jules was warm and attentive. She put us at ease right away as she somehow made us feel like we had known her for a long time :) Will definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always pleasant and consistent. We enjoy quality food and the upscale but comfortable atmosphere! See you again soon!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fun nite with friends at the bar listening to GREAT music!
Late night snacks delish! Nice servers

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious! Never disappoints

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Jacqueline was very attentive to our needs and questions. The food never fails and once again it was quite tasty. The music got a little loud at times but manageable.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As always LaTavola never disappoints. We have been coming to this restaurant for years; and I can honestly say we have never had a bad meal. We like dining on the porch as it is much quieter. I like that they offer small or large plates. Our server Dylan was very attentive and friendly.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service was very good . The food was good and I really like the different size portions that are offered.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

As always food was great and the service terrific. Food and drinks were a little slow in coming, but since the place was packed and we were in no rush it worked out quite well.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Always an excellent meal and excellent service at La Tavola

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Went for a friends birthday, cool bar scene with music, but also had a nice dining room for families & friends! Loved all the food we got very yummy!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Service was a little slow with the drinks our server apologized to us, saying the bar was backed up. That was understandable, I work as a part time host at a restaurant so ik where they are coming from. What I didn’t like though was when it came time for coffee or desert, the server took my parents order and not mine, when he came back to...The table ( la Tavola) he took my drink order all I got was a expresso, it took a long time for that to come to the table as well. We liked the live music but where we where sitting it was way too loud, I was basically screaming at my parents to have a conversation. Some how you guys need to tell the band to play softer, that’s what I tell our piano players to do when customers complain bc we have table very close to the piano. That’s all. My parents go there all the time, they just said you guys had an off night, it happens.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food & service

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Santa was there!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Was for my birthday and my wife and I had a great time. The food was great as always and the beer and wine selection was very good as well.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent. Very friendly staff & management.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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