La Tavola - Baltimore
For over 20 years, La Tavola has been a cornerstone in Baltimore’s Little Italy. When the neighbors are walking by, they always pause to watch Chef Carlo making pasta by hand. He then layers the pasta with his simple but delicious Bolognese and Bechamel. From this classic Ventenian style lasagna to his award winning Spaghetti Neri al Granchio, Ranked "Best Pasta Dish in Maryland" by the Daily Meal 2018, 2019, 2020, everything is made with love. The delectable three cheese cheesecake with chocolate chips on an oreo cookie crust leaves your taste buds craving for more.
Please inform us of any allergies or specialized diets as we will do out best to accommodate
**VEGETARIAN, VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE**
Socially Distant Dining at all times /
Private and Semi-Private Rooms available
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Sample size of Chef Carlo's freshly made pasta
Fresh pasta layered with our simple yet delicious Bolognese and Bechamel sauce
Tomato, basil and garlic on toasted points
I don’t post feedback often but I can promise you that a meal here will blow your expectations out of the water. Everything is unique, well prepared, and delicious! We did the chef special which did not disappoint. I fully recommend stopping in for a nice meal or to celebrate an occasion.
The place was very nice and feeling of a great Italian old family feel. However the food was very good just not great. As we we have to go back.
Classy restaurant with a chill vibe. Food was quite good with a lot of vegetarian options as well.
Thank you for sharing your experience. We do our best to have an abundance of vegetarian options as well as vegan and gluten free options. We hope to see you again soon.
Great old school Italian. Very pleasant dinner.
So glad you enjoyed your dinner. Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you again soon.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon.
Food is always delicious. Service was a bit slow but I attribute it to lack of wait staff.
Thank you so sharing your experience. We greatly appreciate your patience as staffing has been a challenge for us as well as many other restaurants. We are glad to hear that you meal was delicious as always and look forward to seeing you again soon.
The pasta was divine. Great house wine. Everything was so delicious and on point!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad that you had a enjoyable experience and hope to see you again soon.
This was our first time to Baltimore and we knew this was the place to go! Everything was amazing! From the drinks to the food to the dessert….the homemade pasta and seafood was ON POINT! Very kid friendly as well! My only complaint is that the Italian portions are smaller than what we are use too. Other than that….please go check them out! We will definitely be back!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. The portions can be on the petite size in alignment with Venetian style dining as to try several menu options. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Baltimore.
The food was fresh and clearly home made. Met Chef Carlo he was awesome! We are so looking forward to going back!
So glad you had an enjoyable experience. Chef Carlo loves to come into the dining room to meet guests. We all wish he could do it more often but he is so busy in the kitchen ensuring the food that is prepared is up to par. Thank you so much for the feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The bruschetta appetizer is excellent as well as the beef carpaccio. It could have used a couple extra slices of the carpaccio. The special snapper dish was outstanding and so flavorful. Our server was very attentive and very good.
Thank you for sharing your experience. The yellow tail Red Snapper that he brought it from Key West was amazing. We are hoping to be able to have that more often as it is a favorite of many guests. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon.
Outstanding in every way. Buratta, gnocchi and veal were all outstanding. Lots of outside seating and very friendly and accommodating staff. I will definitely go back when in downtown Baltimore
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience. We are blessed with an amazing staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Our first time trying the restaurant. Pasta was all homemade and our entrees (all looked outstanding) could be adapted to whatever the patron desired if they had the ingredients. For instance, my entree, Veal Parm, wasn't on the menu but because they had veal for a different menu item adapting it wasn't a problem. Our desert was fantastic (cheesecake) and they had a nice selection of other Italian favorites. Will definitely consider going back in the future.
Food and staff were excellent. The staff was attentive and the food was decadent. Highly recommended and looking forward to going again
We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service outstanding.
The staff was friendly and the food was simply amazing. I’ll definitely be going back.
Wonderful server, excellent service, delicious dinner. Highly recommend the soft shell crab appetizer and the squid ink pasta.
Great meal S we had the chef’s choice and all were wonderful from the starters including shrimp and calamari the pasta included squid ink linguine and the steak entree on Himalayan salt was outstanding. Dessert was over the top as well thankfully we had a 20 minute walk back to our hotel to digest this wonderful meal. Thank you Chef Carlo
I have a great time! The atmosphere, ambiance, food. and the general manager were GREAT. The service was subpar but I’d definitely return!
Excellent service, great variety, comfortable setting, delightful!
Great food and great service! Very accommodating for those with food allergies and gluten free
We were disappointed we were seated in an empty room away from everyone. We were hoping for a festive dinner as we had a group of 7, five of whom were young adults, college students who had never eaten in Little Italy.
Excellent food and service. Calamari was very fresh and fried perfectly. Pasta was tender and delicious.
Was amazing food , incredible service we will return !
Great pre-game meal. Good drinks. Good appetizers. Great entrees. Large portions so no dessert.
Thank you so much for the feedback. On your next visit, please save room for our homemade desserts. They will not disappoint. Side note - this may need to be your pre-game ritual as it was followed by the Raven's first W of the season...
Booked a reservation and was forced to sit outside. Ordered a special which was both under and over cooked. A rockfish special with rubber and raw scallops.
Thank you for providing us feedback. It is disappointing that the food was unsatisfactory. I am uncertain why you had to sit outside as we have amble space indoors with two banquet rooms upstairs in addition to our main dining room. I appreciate that you brought this to our attention as we will make the necessary adjustments.
Daniel was absolutely brilliant! We had a two year old and he brought things for my grandson to keep him occupied, and generally provided great service. Outstanding
Thank you so much for sharing. Dining with a little one can be challenging and we do our best to accommodate so you can have an enjoyable dining experience. Your grandson was also an angel - so well behaved. We hope you see you again soon.
Wonderful food. Very delicious. I highly recommend eating there.
Very good food and excellent service! Would recommend it wholeheartedly!
Thank you so much for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you soon.
We were celebrating our engagement! La Tavola has always been one of our favorite spots in Little Italy. The food is always fresh, service is always attentive, and the atmosphere is amazing! Best part is they make their own pasta and sauces daily, which adds to the quality of food. I highly recommend their pasta dish that has mussels, clams, scallops and shrimp in a “spicy” sauce with linguine pasta.
Congratulations on your engagement! We are so grateful for celebrating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. BTW, the Linguini alla Scolio is my favorite past dish on the menu too.
One of the best in Little Italy, frequent here about once a month and it's always worth the trip out.
Thank you for sharing. We look forward to your next visit.
If you’re looking for great Italian fare, this is the place. The food was delicious! It’s also family friendly but would be just as nice for any other occasion.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon.
Overall had a good experience. The food was very good and fresh. However, I just felt that the portion size was very small for the price.
Imaginative combinations using only local and fresh. Absolutely perfect!
Visiting our son and helping him move apartments. Have never tried this restaurant but read great reviews so was looking forward to it. We were seated as soon as we arrived and waiter greeted us soon after. We had an appetizer, salad and some beer and wine, then entrees ( rockfish special, veal and chicken parm) then desert (profiteroles and peach tart). Our waiter was great, very attentive and friendly. The decor is nice, not too fancy, comfortable. As for the food, it was very good but I didn’t feel it was great or fantastic like the reviews I read. Maybe it was an off night, not sure. I would go back again.
The linguini with shellfish was excellent and so full of seafood my husband had trouble eating it all. I had the squid ink pasta with crab and it was also excellent. My daughter had the Tallegio pasta (like alfredo) and loved it. The bruschetta was so good and I loved the eggplant parm app. The desserts were good but not amazing. Service was very good.
All the food was excellent. The very tasty bruscetta appetizer special was a creative concoction of 4 pieces of bread - each with a different topping - mushrooms & fontina cheese, prosciutto & figs, crabmeat & vegetables and tomato & mozzarella. The Spaghetti Neri al Granchio had delicious homemade squid ink pasta and contained many pieces of lump crabmeat. The Vitello alla Norcina with the kalamata olives was also delicious. We finished our meal by sharing a generous serving of homemade lemon sorbetto and a glass of homemade limoncello. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
Dinner was amazing. The daily special Rock Fish in parchment paper was delicious, moist and cooked perfectly. Our table enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and good company. The waitress was attentive. Overall great dinner.
Delicious pasta! Great ambiance! We cant wait to visit again
La Tavola lived up to its reputation. Everything was fabulous. A very relaxed, quiet, non-hurried dinner. The food was amazing!
We found a ‘new’ Little Italy gem.
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La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.7 stars by 1989 OpenTable diners.