La Tavola - Baltimore

4.7
1987 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 1987 people are saying
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AjayR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classy restaurant with a chill vibe. Food was quite good with a lot of vegetarian options as well.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school Italian. Very pleasant dinner.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

So glad you enjoyed your dinner. Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you again soon.

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debk
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipDarlene
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always delicious. Service was a bit slow but I attribute it to lack of wait staff.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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.

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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was divine. Great house wine. Everything was so delicious and on point!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad that you had a enjoyable experience and hope to see you again soon.

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vipMeggers
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!!!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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.

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vipToriBrand
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and clearly home made. Met Chef Carlo he was awesome! We are so looking forward to going back!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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.

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vipLoveSF
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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.

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ChrisA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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johnt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were excellent. The staff was attentive and the food was decadent. Highly recommended and looking forward to going again

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Peri6
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service outstanding.

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SteffonC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and the food was simply amazing. I’ll definitely be going back.

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Greatfood
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server, excellent service, delicious dinner. Highly recommend the soft shell crab appetizer and the squid ink pasta.

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JeanM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I have a great time! The atmosphere, ambiance, food. and the general manager were GREAT. The service was subpar but I’d definitely return!

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DonnaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, great variety, comfortable setting, delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Very accommodating for those with food allergies and gluten free

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

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egk60
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Calamari was very fresh and fried perfectly. Pasta was tender and delicious.

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Excellent
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing food , incredible service we will return !

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vipRHHDC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pre-game meal. Good drinks. Good appetizers. Great entrees. Large portions so no dessert.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on September 22, 2021

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...

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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.

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vipJosephG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on September 22, 2021

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.

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Very delicious. I highly recommend eating there.

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SaroshD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service! Would recommend it wholeheartedly!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on September 15, 2021

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.

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vipDaveC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Little Italy, frequent here about once a month and it's always worth the trip out.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for sharing. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipSusanK
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

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KathyP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative combinations using only local and fresh. Absolutely perfect!

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SueNYE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipfrequentdiner
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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RandiL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipfoodiegirl5
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta! Great ambiance! We cant wait to visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Tavola lived up to its reputation. Everything was fabulous. A very relaxed, quiet, non-hurried dinner. The food was amazing!

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vipDeSouza
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found a ‘new’ Little Italy gem.

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vipRaymondP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Regarding food, there’s good, great, and then there’s WOW. Nuff said.

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vipToriBrand
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! We had the famous spaghetti neri and the excellent fish in parchment paper. The beef carpaccio with arugula was so good!. The only criticism would be the bruschetta - the topping was excellent, but the bread was very soggy.

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

La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.7 stars by 1987 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.