La Tavola - Baltimore

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$30 and under
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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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
220 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
1 review
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
8 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.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing and low key. My dish didn’t have much flavor but other than that everything was great from the staff to the decor. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we felt at home! The GM, the server, and The owner were amazing!

TR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. The dining room was comfortable and not too loud.

g
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food offerings were amazing. Fresh MD soft shell crab appetizer hit the spot. The Lasagna Bolognese was delicious. Savored each bite of the cheesecake. The wine pairings set off the meal. Chris our waiter was personable, helpful and attentive. Loved the wall decor. Although the restaurant was filled, we had no trouble enjoying personal conversation. We will go back there soon!

BP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was wonderful. Had a great time celebrating wife's birthday.

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We happened to be there for restaurant week. We were able to order off the regular menu or a special menu. We choose the special menu offered for restaurant week. We had a 3 course dinner with wonderful choices for $35! Delicious and great presentation! Highly recommend this establishment!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed after reading reviews and hearing how impressed the staff seemed to be with the Restaurant Week menu and wine pairings they were offering. Food arrived very quickly and staff just dropped wine on the table- it would have been nice if they told us which glass corresponded to which dish. (Or...had us keep a menu.) The housemade pasta was mushy/over-cooked. Dessert was, by far, our favorite course.

Bottom line: if we lived closer and had more time, we’d be inclined to give it another shot.

GF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have GLUTEN FREE soft shell crabs as part of their restaurant week menu! This means until Sun 8/11 you can get a 3 course dinner for only $35 and your appetizer can be GF soft shell crabs!! They were delicious. They were nice and crispy, not at all oily. It's really a treat. If you are celiac you know how hard it is to find GF soft shell crabs. Stop by quick before they run out of the crabs!!

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

Food was excellent and the staff was attentive. I had the Rock Bass Special - outstanding!

GI
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal prepared by Chef Carlo. Recommend the table getting the Chef's Choice. Our server Chris was very knowledgeable and attentive. Will be back.

S
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always

JW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordered the Calamari and the Bruschetta as appetizers, both were very good with great flavor. The penne with vegetables was enough for a small to-go box and a meal the following day. The chicken with spinach and potatoes with veg of the day was very good. The different part of the dish was the garlic toasted topper on the tomato, which was an excellent surprise. We plan to return again, and our server Morgan was very nice and knowledgeable.

JB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chris, our waiter, was truly wonderful. Excellent and friendly service.

LL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four was quickly seated and our waiter took care of us immediately. The drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts were divine. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

WC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Italian food is the real deal. So creative. So amazing. Thank you! We will be back.

e
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeding my expectations, wonderful authentic Italian cuisine

SS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and efficient and the food wonderful.

OT
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From Pittsburgh, great meal. Quiet, real Italian food

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