La Tavola - Baltimore

4.7
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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was excellent very knowledgeable with good recommendations. Very good Italian in the city with reasonable prices. Would highly recommend and visit again!

MM
Baltimore
121 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tavola is our go-to spot for amazing Italian fare---impeccable service, lovely wine list and delish menu offerings. Best in Little Italy for true Italian cooking.

C
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This was a great find for us at least for the entrees. We chose it as it was recommended for restaurant week in the City. The soup was fair but the lasagna and ink squid pasta were outstanding. The desserts were fair. We had chocolate pudding that had hardly any taste and the cannolis were not cannolis. They were waffle cone like sweet somethings. Pineapple and nuts inside.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, staff was knowledgeable and food was perfect.

OT
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is fantastic!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dinner!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, knowledgeable and attentive service. Great Value! Loved it and will be back

JC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, from appetizers through entrees, was delicious. The service was attentive and polite. Overall, an excellent dining experience. If I had a complaint, it would be the portion size of the side vegetables.

ES
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly service. I've been here twice before and so far it has not disappointed!

B
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good experience!

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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G
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My son and I went there for Christmas dinner. The restaurant wasn't crazy but it filled up. Our waiter The food was excellent

WM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeded my expectations! This was our second time, and we traveled 1 1/2 hours from PA to go there. The food is wonderful, and the service was perfect!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Visiting from Chicago. The server was non attentive. The food was so so poor. I know they said the pasta was homemade but it was literally a mushy mess. I don’t know what was going on. The fried calamari was old tasting. The Roma salad was wilted romaine. The interior was outdated and sad. I feel bad for this restaurant. At one time it was perhaps a good place. I ate a few bites of my pasta and did not ask for the leftovers.

BB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Took my office here for a work holiday party and everyone was very pleased. Also a plus that they have gluten free options for homemade pasta!

SM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grease, homemade, perfect. Great, attentive service! The rockfish cooked perfectly. Cannoli is recomm

T
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I went with a friend from New York. She said it was the best Italian food she's had in Maryland.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to see a show with family and wanted a nice dinner to finish a great day

KM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was our first time to this restaurant and was celebrating two birthdays which was stated to the restaurant multiple times. From reading the reviews we thought this place would be new and different. Unfortunately we we not feel the same after leaving there. Service was very slow. Entrees were fair to ok. Apps were ok and no acknowledgement of a birthday what so ever. We finally said something to the waiter after we got a bill for over $300 . He said he could make something happen if we wanted. Overall very disappointed and would not go back.

DD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early pre-concert dinner on a Thursday evening at La Tavola after reading many great reviews. We were the only table seated for quite awhile, which was nice because we had the full attention of our waiter, Chris. He did a fantastic job telling us about the restaurant and how the chef prepares everything fresh. He proceeded to describe a few of their signature dishes, all of which sounded amazing. My husband settled on the black ink spaghetti with crab, which apparently won an award in 2017. He loved it! I opted for a linguine dish with seafood. They were very accommodating about switching the sauce and some of the seafood, and it was just amazing. The linguine was done perfectly and homemade, and the shrimp, scallops and clams were complemented beautifully by the white wine garlic sauce I requested. We topped it off with the dessert special of the day, an eclair for two stuffed with pistachio cream and drizzled with dreamy chocolate- absolutely sinful! Everything was served in perfect timing (they knew we had a show to catch), and everyone was very friendly. We would definitely recommend the restaurant and will be back!

SG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great classic Italian dining experience. Service was exceptional, and when I mistakenly left my credit card by accident they immediately contacted me by cellphone so I was able to retrieve it without any problem.

MJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands birthday. We were there 17 November.

JJ
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here during the NCA conference with a colleague and retired MA advisor. Chef visited table twice to ensure we were well taken care of and that our experience was first rate. Amazing food - EVERYTHING freshly made in house and exceptional flavors. One of the best authentic Italian restaurants this Italian-American has dined at in the US!

OT
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was absolutely delicious. I had pasta with various kinds of seafood - mussels, clams, scallops, and shrimp - all in a butter and wine sauce. It was marvelous. Generous amount too. We had a good salad first. Did not have room for what looked to be yummy desserts. The wait staff was helpful and attentive. We will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at La Tavola- delicious food, warm service, and a perfect little Italy dining destination. Would absolutely return and recommend to anyone in search of the real deal in the neighborhood.

PS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit. Everything is farm-to-table (no pun on “Tavola” intended). Best veal tenderloin ever. Can’t wait to go back to Charm City.

CR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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.

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Nothing special.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
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
124 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
8 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.