La Tavola - Baltimore

4.7
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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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Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! We had to wait a few minutes pass our reservation time to be seated but the staff was very accommodating and on top of things. The food was outstanding, specially the lasagna! We’ll definitely go back next time we’re in Baltimore.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Nothing special.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family dinner during a visit to our grandson at Loyola
Service was excellent with information about the restaurant from the moment we sat down
Our server as Melissa an she was knowledgeable, fun and made our dining experience that much more enjoyable.
The food was also excellent

R
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Little Italy!!! By far. incredible chef. Service personal and accurate.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The lasagna and the Rockfish en papillote were excellent and the service was even better. We'll be back for sure.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience!!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of Baltimore’s treasures! Excellent, fresh food and friendly service every time.

JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It should be known that the chef comes from the veneto region of Italy.
This is rare to find and lets in quite well with all the seafood in Baltimore. It is located within walking distance to the inner Harbor.
The service staff and owner are extremely friendly.
Has a great diversity of options from appetizer to entrees, pasta and through dessert.
I would recommend this to anyone eating in this area and looking for a great combination of Italian seafood or pasta or meat dishes.

l
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Just ok. Food lacked flavor.

W
Washington DC
123 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends at La Tavola for lunch...we all enjoyed our meals very much! I had the Quattro Stagione pizza...outstanding!!

DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to spot in Charm City's Little Italy for creative, well-prepared authentic Italian cuisine.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

l
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here and it did not disappoint. The squid ink pasta with lump crab was great - had a flavorful brininess that tasted like it just came out of the ocean. My husband ordered the penne putanesca and added chicken. Wonderful hospitality. Will definitely recommend to our Canadian friends when then come to Baltimore.

AB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service outstanding!

AP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Y
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Z
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely a place to go back to!

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Z
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in Baltimore for a Conference and was looking for a place in the Little Italy section to take a client. La Tavola was the choice and I was very happy with the selection.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was outstanding.
Will certainly look forward to a return visit to La Tavola when I am next in the area

a
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

JC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location near harbor with good music good place to socialize

s
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!