La Tavola - Baltimore

4.6
1985 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 1985 people are saying
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SaroshD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded a day ago

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 5 days ago
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 a day ago

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 6 days ago
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 a day ago

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 a day ago

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
6 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
18 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
79 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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Sarah
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable experience, outstanding food and excellent service, and with reasonable pricing

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Shan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waitress was attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice Italian meal.

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ThereseD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was excellent!! Great food, great service, great location. A must try.

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SD15
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Googled “best Italian in Baltimore” La Tavola came up and did not disappoint. Great service, amazing, fresh food and tons of GF options for my daughter!! Many items naturally GF, but kitchen would accommodate any special diet requests! Second time at La Tavola, we will be back again next time in town!!

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shelliH
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible waiter waited, 15 mins for service , he forgot everything, constantly. We asked for bread, had to wait because he kept forgetting. Food was not good, tasted old.
Not a good experience

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KennethR
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A bit dated, but that makes its charm. Food was authentic and delicious. A little gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Maki was so knowledgeable and helpful. I have celiacs and the chef and server made sure my food would be safe to eat. Tons of gluten free options and my husband loved his food too! Definitely will be dining here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to la Tavola. The chef is super experienced with making authentic Italian food and always changes the specials. The waiter that’s always there even makes us our favorite drink, the w&w, even though it’s not on the menu anymore! Highly recommend!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you so much for you kind words. Always a pleasure having you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipLisaMarieB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great find. Home made pasta, fresh seafood and friendly helpful wait staff. Loved this restaurant. It’s Northern Italian at its best. Will definitely be back.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. So glad you enjoyed your experience.

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vipGoodEats
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal (as always) served by a very patient, thorough waiter! Excellent all the way around!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on August 13, 2021

We are blessed with an amazing staff. Thank you so much for joining us.

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EricS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and staff were outstanding. Tremendous entrees and desserts

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you so much. We hope to see you soon.

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RhondaO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipYDDG
Washington DC
40 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
73 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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La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 1985 OpenTable diners.

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