La Tavola - Baltimore

4.6
1981 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
PASTA MADE BY HAND - HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE PASTA - FARM FRESH VEGETABLES - LOCALLY RAISED MEATS - FRESH CAUGHT FISH - SCRATCH MADE DESSERTS
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


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1981 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RhondaO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linguine with truffles was spectacular! I would definitely recommend.

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LaurenC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Tavola had amazing fresh made pasta! I highly recommend the lasagna.

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vipOmnivore
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are strangers to Baltimore, so we relied on Open Table to guide us to a good place to eat. La Tavola was a true find--it's worth visiting Baltimore just to dine there. The pasta and dessert (tiramisu to die for) were home-made, everything was fresh, and Dee was an attentive but not intrusive server. (She recommended the tiramisu, for which my companion is deeply grateful.) I loved my ravioli, and my companion loved his lasagne. Although each is an ordinary menu item at Italian restaurants, both were prepared at La Tavola with a sophisticated touch. Absolutely scrumptious. You can't go wrong at a restaurant this good.

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vipSierra
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the housemade lasagna and it was divine.

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vipLouiseR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I wish I could be more positive, but the food was lackluster. We visited for brunch on a Sunday which was a good time to be there but were disappointed with the food.

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EmilyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was great! Had a great meal and great service. Was not very busy when we went since we went before the dinner rush. Will definitely return for another meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration dinner for our wedding

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vipcoachemg
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was fantastic and the meal was perfect. My son absolutely loved the spaghetti neri. Calamari was great. Dessert was so good! Everything was fresh! I’ll be back!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an excellent place to eat. The food is amazing.

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vipYDDG
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was celebrating my birthday. We ate outside. Food was delicious (nice specials ) but was disappointed that my birthday was not acknowledged with a candle or anything else.

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Howard
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing more to say with the 5 stars. Dan was our server. Great guy and very personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waiter had way too much cologne on

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vipEBFoodie
Cleveland
72 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious pasta and pomodoro sauce

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, a couple tweaks here and there would make it excellent (it’s summer, the bruschetta tomatoes should be amazing, not mushy). Overall a pleasant dining experience.

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Bigdog12
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was four of us and every dish was outstanding

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LeeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My mentor and I choose this restaurant after raving reviews. The appetizer Caesar Salad was one of the best I ever had, HOWEVER the entree lacked flavor . My mentor sent her dish back (I believe it was fried seafood appetizer), mine was a pasta. The pasta ordered lacked flavor plus the seafood within the pasta didn't seem fresh.

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vipFarshad
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zucchini flower special was awesome. Veggy Ravioli was great. Service was quick and very professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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AlebelM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience3

Rita was an amazing server and did whatever it took to make us feel great. The main course I chose was the fish special, it was horrendous , I did not like it. We ordered another appetizer.

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JohnW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful evening, food always exquisite, service was perfect, limoncello was a great touch at the end

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LeoV
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though the prices are a little higher, it is worth every penny

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was cheerful, helpful and obliged a special request. Gluten free pasta was excellent

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JWIR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! Ate on street seating. Good experience all around. Pretty authentic Italian food. Will do again!

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DaraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It was our wedding anniversary and they didn't acknowledge it at all (it was expressed in the reservation), I thought that was poor. The food was pretty good, don't know if I would make it one on top of the list visiting Baltimore,

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RachelS
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Their specialties are definitely in seafood Italian dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Quick and efficient and friendly! Food was very good!

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Zach
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was very personal. My girlfriend and I had a marvelous time. We highly recommend that tiramisu

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for my birthday. We made reservations, not sure if they would have been needed, it was not full when we arrived, but our table was waiting when we walked in. The service was wonderful. We had a lovely woman who knew the menu perfectly. We ended up ordering from the "Specials" menu both entrees and dessert. The Lamb was perfection, and the apple crisp dessert was worth the trip alone. It was a wonderful date night location. Wonderful food. Would definitely return if in the area.

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Charmingcity
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great house made gluten-free pasta! Very impressed.

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Jhactress
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing authentic Italian dinner. The Burrata was divine and the home-made pasta perfection! Martini was cold and dirty, and dessert delicious!

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Pickle
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent. I got the bronzino served whole and my husband got the spaghetti Neri. Both were very good. Never a bad meal here. Delicious desserts of tiramisu and chocolate chip cheesecake.

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Yumbot
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My son’s graduation dinner and we had our dog with us. We were seated on the sidewalk in the shade- very nice. Food was terrific and the waitstaff was superb.

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TaraC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Service excellent.
Hidden gem in little Italy.
Very enjoyable

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MichelleS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very disappointed. Not sure if they were overwhelmed with customers or what. Chicken parm came with a “side” of vegetables that looked like they were sitting under a light for hours. Requested a side of pasta...$9.00 for a measly bowl of pasta!!!! I felt bad for the waiter he was running up and down stairs. would not recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a surprise birthday dinner from my fiancé at this location last night and the entrees were phenomenal. The caviar could have used a bit more salt in the breading but outside of that it was really good. I will be back for that delicious lasagna soon!

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ChrisQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and, as always, outstanding food. Always will be one of our favorite places.

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CasualDiner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All menu items looked appealing. The dish Thai ordered was excellent. The same for my wife’s entree choice. We need to return to sample more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We took our 3 kids and our waitress was amazing with them! From the second we stepped in the door, we felt like a valued customer. The food was exceptional! We can’t wait until we’re in Baltimore again so we can have a dinner there again.

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wojo
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waiter ruined the evening. Manager made good but hard to recommend.

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Islelly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Tavola - Baltimore using the Order Online button. La Tavola - Baltimore also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Tavola - Baltimore also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 685-1859.

La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 1981 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.