La Tavola - Baltimore

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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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vipFoodFanMD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food great service!

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ToniW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an anniversary dinner. Got the special and the carpaccio, carpaccio was pretty bland but I've never had it before, so that could just be how it is? The special was great, it was a whole fish in a sauce with spinach, artichoke, and diced tomatoes. Dessert was vanilla and espresso gelato. Everything was great, they have a lot of specials during the weekdays, so I would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and had great service!!

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StuM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. They even have homemade gluten free pasta which is hard to find and it was delicious. We will definitely be going back in the future!

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IvanB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great little spot in Little Italy! We were greeted quickly and happily. The menu isn't extensive but it does not have to be. The dishes were amazing for every course and the wines perfect to pair. I would highly recommend La Tavola for all looking for a food authentic Italian dinner.

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vipGeorgeS6901
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, Chris was very helpful. We were dining here for the first time and had 2 young girls with us.
The food was very good and the wine selection was good as well. We enjoyed our meals and we were delightfully surprised when the chef visited with us. We will definitely return, g

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DelawareBarbie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a lovely dinner during our brief stay. Restaurant was a little dated in decor, could improve the lighting to create ambiance. The food was delicious. Service with Chris on point. Food was delicious. It did not rise to feeling “special” but it was positive overall.

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VAfoodguy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time, experienced waitstaff. Very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu and wine selections. The food is exceptional. Has been regular stop for many years. Thanks!

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LoveEating
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very very good food in a traditional setting. Wonderful value for the cost. The service was also excellent.

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Silverla
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great; the service was amazing. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Plan to return and would reccomend without hesitation.

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JerryS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful service; even great co-diners. Awesome experience

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CoachO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Carlo is the man!
His fresh fish baked in parchment paper with cherry stone clams and scallops is to die for!
Pasta is fresh! His sauces are legendary!!!!
Worth every penny
Coach Owens

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ZachB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing the staff was so friendly and warm. The food was spectacular (best calamari I ever had), Anthony even played with our 18 month old son for 10 min so that the adults could enjoy the delicious food while it was hot. We will definitely be coming back :)

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Sergio
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, pleasant, low noise level, knowledge wait staff, overall a wonderful experience.

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jamieb
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first visit but won’t be our last. From our initial contact to see about reservations to when we were leaving after dinner the staff was amazing! Super friendly, knowledgeable and catered to our every need. Maki was our server and she really knew the menu and made sure we all got exactly what we wanted! The chef was amazing, everything was fresh and delicious. My only wish would be that they were located closer to my house 😊

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LibbyDub
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday half off bottles of wine made it extra reasonable. Great food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall - we found La Tavola to be nice. Our mozzarella appetizer was good - our mains were also good the pasta with shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams was good, the bison steak special was OK. Usually I order my steaks cooked to chef's recommendation - which in my experience is usually medium rare - in this case our server asked - and I replied - medium. It came out rare or at least a bit under medium rare - which I don't mind - but don't ask you are not going to do it to customer order - additionally the presentation was sliced so there is no question the kitchen should have seen a gap between what was requested and what was prepared. Again, if the kitchen would have suggested rare - I would have taken that suggestion.

I think this place could be outstanding, first impressions were good and will visit again when looking for Italian seafood and fish.

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vipvagentleman
Richmond
134 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of town and visit La Tavola whenever we are in Baltimore. In addition to the vast menu choices they always have several specials - all in all, making it difficult to make a choice - but, we have never been disappointed with our choices! Our server, Daniel, was very knowledgeable and personable. I had the saltimbocca and my wife had their Linguini Tailegio - Daniel said it was a favorite of the wait staff and she figured they should know what is good - they, and she, were right!

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vipGertIkonomi
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We been several times and return without hesitation every time we are in mood for real pasta. This time I opted for grilled branzino, special of the day, served head on, cleaned file style over green salad, excellent. The menu has not changed in a while. Always great food. Recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Server was enthusiastic and knew the menu inside and out. Food was phenomenal.

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Jess1210
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! I highly recommended this restaurant can’t wait to come again.

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CarlosO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Best Lasagna I've ever had. I can be picky if I want too but the bottom line is that this is a great restaurant.

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AaronE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not bad..Will good back again. Server was amazing. Very knowledgeable of the dishes that were being served. Food was good and plus all the pasta was made in house

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DariusT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service loved the environment it was me and my lady first time there we loved it

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vipFoodie19
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My husband and I have a Valentine's Day tradition of dining in Little Italy. Choosing a different restaurant each year, this time we chose La Tavola. After making our reservation, we found out that there would be a set menu (disappointing), but we stuck with it anyway. Service was very good and the food tasted delicious. HOWEVER, there was not enough of it. I ordered the veal for my main course, and when the server placed it in front of me, my husband and I looked at each other and literally laughed out loud. It really should've come with more spinach or potatoes, or even a side of pasta. Then, we had a shared dessert. I don't mind sharing with my husband, but for $50 per person, we shouldn't have to. Plus, I was still hungry! We will not be returning to this one. Many better options in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Valentine’s Day dinner

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TrevorL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was very good however our waiter was so worried about the table next to us that he virtually ignored us most of the meal and he took forever bringing up drinks the courses and our check

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vipJosephF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very home made and authentic. Will go again. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time at La Tavola. The food was delicious and portion sizes were great. Overall, the value was really great. Our service was exceptional, and Chris was a lovely waiter - friendly and attentive, and really helpful with our menu selections. He was an exceptional waiter and we will definitely be back because of our great experience. Thank you for your wonderful gluten free pasta!

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HarrietM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was mediocre. Climate was uncomfortable, vacillating between too cold and too hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place! Super service and attentiveness by wait staff (well trained). Chicken Florentine and Seafood Medley were outstanding, fresh, and very tasty. Recommend saving room for dessert!!

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giuseppel
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, quality of food and enjoyed talking to Carlo, chef/ owner
my wife and I finalized detail for a a party in may since we enjoyed it so much

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Iamnoexpert
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. The food was fresh and well-cooked.

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vipBillinTV
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine at La Tavola, and definitely won’t be our last. Our Server, Hiwot, was warm, welcoming, and very helpful. Her menu recommendations were spot-on. We enjoyed an an appetizer of Calamari and lightly fried veggies. Their Foccacia bread is served with Olive Oil and wonderfully flavorful. The House Salad is as fresh as it gets. I enjoyed a delicious pasta and cheese entree. My wife went pure vegan, agreeing that the salad was truly garden fresh. Do not skip the Cannoli. Perfection in a baked (not fried) shell. Robust espresso and conversation with several members of the staff about their fish capped-off an outstanding evening at La Tavola. Truly looking forward to our next visit. Thanks to the kitchen and front-of-house teams for a delightful first experience!

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Lesl
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, the pace was perfect, and we had an outstanding evening!

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vipHmerrick
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an incredible time at this authentic Italian restaurant. The food was amazing with some great fresh Chef specials and the service top notch. Thank you La Tavola for a wonderful experience which we will remember!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter (Keith) was super knowledgeable about the menu and how each dish was prepared and made them all sound tantalizing and delicious. He was totally right about the dishes that would be outstanding. The eggplant parm appetizer (can order 2 to make a meal) was fantastic!! Everything was fresh and delicious. Definitely a place we would go back to!

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vipJTGarcia2
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal this past Saturday at La Tavola. Service was top notch- Keith was knowledgeable and provided great recommendations. Food was delicious!

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RubySlipperz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian. Fresh, homemade food! Very fast service. The specials were great! We enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
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!

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