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La Tavola - Baltimore

4.3
4.3
2253 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 almost 30 years, La Tavola has been a cornerstone of Baltimore's Little Italy. We make fresh pasta from scratch every day and homemade sauces to blend them into traditional Italian cuisine family recipes. We use local, antibiotic free meats and fresh seafood as well as fresh from farm greens and vegetables and offer a vast selection of delicious daily specials.
Our dessert list will end your dinner with a smile on your face, from our home three cheese cheesecake to our classics Tiramisu' and Cannoli.


Please inform us of any allergies or specialized diets as we will do our best to accommodate.
**VEGETARIAN, VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE**

Private and Semi-Private Rooms available



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 2:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 685-1859
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We offer catering trays that feed between 8-12 guests accompanied by homemade Italian bread.<br /><br />Banquet space available: Virtual tour link http://tours.digispin.com/?sid=51893&amp;tid=24173 <br />Banquet menu Link http://www.la-tavola.com/banquets.php
  • Private party facilities
    We have two private dining rooms upstairs. The Gallery Room can host an event with up to 100 guests with a view of Harbor East in the backdrop. The Chef's Corner has host up to 50 guests. We offer round tables or rectangular tables seating 6-10 guests each with flexibility to set up and customize the rooms as desired for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Dave Olson: (410) 685-1859
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross street
    Fawn Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking good for 3 hours when available. Pay lot across street next to Kohler, also garage one block up at Pratt and President
  • Public transit
    Bus 65 stops at the corner of Pratt &amp; Albemarle 2 blocks away from the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,253 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Good for groups

  • Baltimore

    Healthy

  • Baltimore

    Italian

2,253 Reviews
  1. TravelinMan

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    La Tavola has been one of our favorite Italian restaurants for several years. We always considered it somewhat of a secret place, as it didn’t get the visibility of some of the more well-known restaurants in Little Italy.  The menu was many of the Classics, but with their Venetian influence, there was a lot of great seafood dishes, such as fish baked in a puff pastry. Everything I had there was excellent when I came to the rest of this time it was different. There was some music playing, which I can describe Best as something Italian contemporary. I got the beef carpaccio as a starter, which is one of my favorites. The beef was fine, but there was very little of the great shredded Parmesan, few capers, and instead of a huge pile of arugula. I also had the mushroom ravioli as my main, it was good, but not special. I overheard conversations and I soon realized that the restaurant had been sold six months earlier. It was not a bad experience, but I have to be honest and say it wasn’t the same. I hope the new owners figure it out.

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  2. EdwardS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular, and the service was friendly and prompt. We loved every second of our evening at La Tavola, and we look forward to spending more time there again soon.

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  3. MirthaVictoria

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I will keep my opinion private because I do want to say negative things …

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  4. PaulO

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service could have been better. Service coordination was off. Starter arrived before drinks. Then before we are finished with drinks the wine we ordered with our entrees arrived. Started bruschetta was good though toast was burnt on one side. The entrees, lasagna was good but again it was half eaten before the waiter arrived with cheese. The saltimbucco veal was over cooked and the mix vegetables were two small slices of zucchini. Over all not the best of little Italy.

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  5. PattyL

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Varied menu with lots of seafood options

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  6. ElsbethW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was surprisingly ordinary. For this price, I definitely expected better. I got the squid ink pasta with “fresh” crab. The crab was most definite canned, and the dish as a whole was flavorless.

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  7. BruceJ

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was personable, had great recommendations and made it feel like we were part of the family. The food was exceptional. We had the ravioli and the linguine taleggio. Unbelievable flavors. If you get dessert, try the torta di formaggio and the tartufo al cioccolato. You will be in heaven.

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  8. Candyf

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Great service! My daughter and two granddaughters enjoyed our experience. We will return the next time that we are in Baltimore!

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  9. NelmariR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Service was great. Bathroom very clean. The gluten free bread and pasta were really good.

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  10. RussS

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our favorite spots. Great food, quality service and good value.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was an outing for my son’s birthday. Very slow service, especially on delivery of drinks; twice. The getting the check was a next level ordeal. The server placed the wrong card on the tray; voided out all transactions (like 8 trays’ worth); and all that had been wrong was the card on the receipt, not what was charged. This was a 25 minute process to resolve; and nothing was offered for our trouble. It was by far the worst $200 dinner I have ever paid for.

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  12. TiffanyS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not great. Service was good! Chicken Parm was not like a normal chicken Parm

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  13. EricB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant. The food was excellent. When we went the dining room was almost half full and the food came out FAST. Almost too fast as we were on a date night and didn't want to go home until the kids were in bed :)

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  14. PeterC

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Clearly for fresh and well prepared, although we thought there should have been more spice. Accommodated gluten-free needs.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner! Great classic atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing dishes.

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  16. JamieA

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good and authentic food. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced.

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  17. out4fun

    Baltimore

    215 reviews

    4.0

    215 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a Christmas Eve dinner at La Tavola. Service was attentive, and delivery of our food was measured appropriately. Our salad course was satisfactory and our entrees well-prepared. We recommend La Tavola when you are in Little Italy.

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  18. EmmyH

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good and food was delicious but could have a bit more spice in the puttanesca. More non- seafood pasta dishes …

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  19. Lerbvan

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous evening enhanced by wonderful service and great food. Thank you go all for everything!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Tavola never disappoints. Class act…. from the servers to the delicious food.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing- reasonably sized portions with incredible flavor. I had Spaghetti Neri al Granchio- squid ink pasta with limp crab meat, spinach, and tomato in white wine & lobster broth. Delicious! Other dishes ordered by our group included Lasagna Bolognese, Ravioli with a traditional red sauce, and Saltimbocca alla Romana. All delicious. One of our party has a wheat allergy. Our server was knowledgeable about her options and shared that the gluten free pasta (strofie) is made in-house. Her dinner, Taleggio, was amazing with the strofie pasta having a chewy texture quite similar to traditional pasta- virtually unheard of for gluten free pastas! Desserts were great as well with the lighter take on a traditional cannoli being a big hit as well as the homemade strawberry sorbetto. And, of course, tiramisu - delicious! Service was a bit slow and our salads never came out but, it did appear our sever was attending to the entire second floor. He was apologetic and seemed genuinely sorry about the mix up. Would absolutely go back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!! All the food , from apps to dinner to dessert , was absolutely fabulous!! All fresh and wonderful! Keep up the amazing work!!!

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  23. Tw36t

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We've been to a couple of restaurants in Little Italy, but this was our first time here and we were all disappointed. It was like eating in a cafeteria - hard floors, bright lights. The food was good as well as the service, but it just doesn't compare.

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  24. TimothyM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have not eaten there in about 2 yrs.Waitress was great food was great but I think we preferred the menu you had before.That does notean we will not come back.Thanks.

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  25. DebiW

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great and Daniel provided excellent service!

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  26. Barbara

    New York City

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful meal with our daughter. Extensive menu from which we had a delicious veal all a Norcina and daughter had a cioppino like dish to which she added linguine. Delightful apps and good salads. Bread was not notable. Desserts were all great. Server was friendly and attentive. Next time I vow to have the homemade pasta! We’ll be back!

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  27. hotmama

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the few chef-driven restaurants ...consistent, creative menu that they readily will customize, 2 floors of spaced tables, excellent attentive service, add up to lovely evening to enjoy.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bland, the cheese plate was 4 cheese selections (we were told there should have been 5 by the waitress). Although she didn’t know what they were - it was a slap together of cheese, underwhelming and of Kraft quality. Same for the antipasto plate - there were literally 3 slices of salami a quarter slice of prosciutto. A few of the greyest and blandest olives you have ever seem, and a big arugula salad that took up the plate. It was basically a $20 arugula salad sold as an antipasto plate - extremely overpriced and underwhelming. The main courses were Ok - Osso Bucco was ok, the rissoto it was in may have well of been oatmeal for the consistency and flavor. Squid ink pasta was decent, the veal saltimbocca was salty and again underwhelming. The cannolis for dessert are not cannoli’s it’s bland whipped crème in pizzelle - again for $14.00 it’s a rip off. Service was good, prompt and the serve was kind. The food was not - I think these guys are living off the little Italy location and the tourists where they are OK if they don’t see them again…plenty of choices in the surrounding blocks this will not be a repeat

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  29. Walker

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing! A little over our budget for the night but it was worth it for the service and amazing homemade pasta. Definitely will go again

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  30. BabyFoodie

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome first time experience. Javier was a wonderful server. And the food was fresh and delicious!!! Lobster and Crab Tortellini and whole Branzino. 😋

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service, as always! Amazing!!

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  32. Baltimorediners

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service was just ok. But would still go back.

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  33. MChat

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was knowledgeable friendly. Food was excellent. Wine was very good espresso martini yum

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  34. RHHDC

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Tavola is always a special event. We took friends from out of town for a pre-concert feast. Everyone loved it. Lasagna, ravioli, seafood pasta, cheese board, burrata, desert — everything was well made and well presented. Great service. Reasonable price and a great ambiance. Couldn’t be better!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel was an absolutely phenomenal server and the food was immaculate!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food choices were minimal and not cooked well. Our pasta came out old, clumped, and overcooked. The overwhelming smell of fish made it hard to enjoy the environment. The only good thing was our waitress who was very nice. I was so disappointed and would definitely not waste my money there again. If you’re looking for a good & authentic Italian restaurant in the area, go to Cafe Gia Ristorante right around the corner - it’s delicious and well worth every penny.

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  37. SharonF

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Super friendly and attentive staff!

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  38. MaryR

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress, Rita, was very helpful at suggesting choices. We decided on the Restaurant Week menu. The appetizer with Calamari was very large. The Burette the same - could share. The Rockfish was very generous and great! We also enjoyed the bread served with olive oil - we added a side of bolognese for dipping —- so good! The only suggestion to management is for a dimmer dining room lighting. Too much lighting for “date night”

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  39. Jill

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious ~ waiter got my order wrong - I kept it and did nothing at all for his mistake

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! All aspects were perfect and a delightful experience!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 2253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Tavola - Baltimore

248 Albemarle Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fawn Street
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 2:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking good for 3 hours when available. Pay lot across street next to Kohler, also garage one block up at Pratt and President
  • Public transit
    Bus 65 stops at the corner of Pratt & Albemarle 2 blocks away from the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 685-1859
  • Catering
    We offer catering trays that feed between 8-12 guests accompanied by homemade Italian bread.<br /><br />Banquet space available: Virtual tour link http://tours.digispin.com/?sid=51893&amp;tid=24173 <br />Banquet menu Link http://www.la-tavola.com/banquets.php
  • Private party facilities
    We have two private dining rooms upstairs. The Gallery Room can host an event with up to 100 guests with a view of Harbor East in the backdrop. The Chef's Corner has host up to 50 guests. We offer round tables or rectangular tables seating 6-10 guests each with flexibility to set up and customize the rooms as desired for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Dave Olson: (410) 685-1859
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