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Sun, 4/22
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La Tavola - Baltimore

4.6
1409 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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La Tavola, nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s famous Little Italy district, offers guests the finest in contemporary Italian cuisine set in an elegant, yet understated dining area. The aromas of freshly baked focaccia, garlic, oregano and seafood from the market waft from the kitchen where Chef Carlo Vignotto blends his classical training and innovative style to create memorable soups, delicious seafood, chicken, pasta and veal dishes as well as sinfully decadent desserts. And, every day Chef Carlo prepares delightful specials made with only the finest ingredients and spices of the season.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Dinner Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 10:30pm, , Sunday: 11:30am - 9:30pm (Dinner Menu all day)
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Phone number
(410) 685-1859
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Carlo Vignotto
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Private party facilities
With two second level private dining rooms, La Tavola offers an exclusive setting for groups of 20 – 140 people. The rooms are elegant and well suited for any occasion -sophisticated or casual, social or business and can be arranged to compliment your theme or ideas.
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Private party contact
Dave Olson: (410) 685-1859
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Catering
Banquet space available: Virtual tour link http://tours.digispin.com/?sid=51893&tid=24173
Banquet menu Link http://www.la-tavola.com/banquets.php
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Neighborhood
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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
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Special events & promotions
Valentine's Day - We are only offering a $45mprix fixe menu on this day. Guests can choose a starter and entree, and share a special dessert from Chef Carlo.
Half Priced Wine Wednesdays
Every Wednesday Evening enjoy half bottles of wine up to $75 on our list
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1409 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.2
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4.4
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was great, but be prepared to wait for dishes to be prepared. The restaurant makes most things there such as pastas, desserts, etc. from scratch. Individual dishes are also prepared per order, so while you may get great authentic Italian dishes, this would not be the place to stop for a quick meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food here is always very good. Fresh, homemade pasta. Well prepared meals ranging from meat to fish to pasta. Not a red sauce place. Go 1-2 times a year. Great service. Good wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Perfect place for a business dinner! The food was excellent (we both had the lasagne), the service was prompt yet unobtrusive, and the restaurant was very quiet. I'd absolutely recommend this restaurant for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Second visit, both times a lovely experience, delicious food and great service. Imaginative cocktails, homemade pasta and bread, just right desserts. Try fritto misto, squid ink pasta with crab (an award winner), lasagne.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We took local and visiting family for dinner, and everyone enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. My friend and I made reservations, and we had a short window of time before going to an event, which we told our server. She was very accommodating, and our food was served super fast. It was also very tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A fantastic date night. We chose the chef's menu for both of us and it was very nice. The chef visited us three times. How often does that happen in any other restaurant? The choices he made for us we're delicious and fun and highlighted Venetian cooking that we remember. Nicely done and thank you. We will be back. The lasagna was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were visiting Baltimore. We looked for a good restaurant for Easter Dinner. LaTavola was a great find!! The food was amazing. We were in Italy last May and our pasta dishes reminded us of Italy. Christian our server was so helpful and made our dinner that much better. I highly recommend doing the half-orders of the pasta dishes so that you can taste as many as possible. Would go back to Baltimore just to dine here again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As usual, the food is incredible, the service is outstanding and the atmosphere is great. Chef Carlo is the best.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My husband ordered a special - fish baked in a paper bag - and found it very bland. My lasagna Bolegnese was ok but not great. The pasta was tender but I thought it was too heavy on the white sauce and not enough of the meat sauce.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I can’t say enough good things about La Tavola. I have traveled the world and this is one of the finest Italian restaurants bar none. Bravo Chef Carlo you did yourself proud.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food, service, and ambiance were awesome. Will go back and do recommend La Tavola highly.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent gem of a restaurant in Balitmore's little italy neighborhood. Service was 5* without the pretentiousness of a lot of similar restaurants. Foods taste spoke for itself and all the food was light but complex in flavor. Would definately come here again. Can't wait to try the dessert next time we were just too stuffed from the delicious pasta/seafood to pursue it this time around!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

They really looked after our big and noisy group well. food came out quickly and they were attentive throughout. A good night.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was excellent and service was very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The place has a very nice seafood meal, prepared with love and greatly presented. The portions are not too big, and the vine selection is perfectly complimenting the menu

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Where do I start? Friends have been telling me about La Tavola for years---so mad that I waited so long to try it. Service (Ben) was attentive and gracious. Both the manager and chef/owner visited the table. And when I say visited, they engaged us in lively conversation about our meal and conveyed their passion for feeding people. LOVELY! The Montepulciano by the glass was the perfect start to the appetizer of the day and a lovely bowl of clams and mussels. The mozzarella en carozza was like no other we have ever had---cheese, speck and finely chopped mushrooms in a crusty bread-like pocket---was served with beautiful tomato bruschetta. Where they get tomatoes like this in March is an oh so delicious mystery. Italian bread and focaccia helped us lap up the sauce that the clams and mussels were cooked in---heaven! Fettuccine Romano reminded me of a favorite dish that my nonna made---spinach and egg fettuccine in a parmesan cream with peas and speck. The perfect portion to satisfy without stuff. The lamb roulade special of the day was flavorful and beautifully presented with crisp roasted potatoes, garlicky zucchini ribbons and an herb topped tomato. A feast of the eyes and tastebuds. Don't miss their cheesecake or cannoli---light, luscious and like nothing you have had before. Support this local treasure and you too will wonder why you waited so long to try it!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We go to La Tavola often because we have loved the food as well as the ambiance which is relatively quite and attractive. This time, however, we didn’t like the food as well. The gnocchi, one of my favorites, was delicious as always but my husband ordered a lamb shank special which he didn’t like at all and the menu lacked some of our favorites and included mostly shellfish and fish dishes. We were told there is a new chef who focuses on Venetian specialties which are mostly sea oriented.
We would like to have the old menu with more beef, and veal options.
We’ll definitely go back and stick with our favorite pasta .

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is the best Italian restaurant in the city and state!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

From the beginning to the end the whole experience was absolutely amazing. The wait staff were attentive, very knowledgeable, and respectful. Our waitress was Geri, and she gave us the best experience, and was very delightful! The chef came out to ask about dinner(because we chose the chef's tasting menu), was very nice, and receptive to what we wanted. The food, oh, the food was out of this world, every...single...course. I would come again, and in fact I plan to! La Tavola is the real deal, and a neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food great service

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This is one of my go-to places to take friends or family who come to visit. The food is fabulous, the prices are reasonable, and the service is great - very friendly, personable, knowledgeable without hovering or pestering. I learn so much about authentic Italian food just from asking the waiters questions. They're also very knowledgeable about their wine selection and pairing them with certain dishes. Oh, they also offer takeout, so it's really great place to stop after work.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Picked this place based on reviews that I checked prior to visit to Baltimore. Was very pleased. Service was outstanding and our waitress, Allison was very knowledgeable and helpful. A real plus with this restaurant is that you can order half portions for the lighter eaters in the group.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Amazing does not sum it up. From the personal service to the homemade extraordinary meals and unbelievable custom dessert tray. What an exceptional value. Relaxing, cozy, and a true gem in little italy.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food. Great Waiter.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Delicious handmade pastas. Very knowledgeable server and attentive service. Can’t ask for more. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

La Tavola just keeps getting better. The chef from Veneto is best at his pastas and seafood dishes, but the veal and chicken offerings are top notch as well. This has been a consistently good ristorante in Little Italy, with good service and a great wine list at reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Ate here for mine and my husband 8th wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was nice, a little more casual than I thought it was going to be. The food was great. I let the waitress choose my entree and I liked it. Monk fish tail over a bed of string beans. The lobster bisque soup I thought was delicious, but according to the table behind us, it was too spicy. (Don't know what spice they were referring to) I will eat there again, but probably just for a simple dinner or a casual dinner date. Will probably choose a place a little more formal for an anniversary dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent. Great service by Allison!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very enjoyable, family friendly, great way to spend a 24th!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were in Baltimore overnight celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. I am vegan and gluten
free so that was certainly the criteria for selecting a restaurant. I looked at the reviews on trip advisor & yelp and decided this was a good choice. We really enjoyed the meal, the atmosphere, the food and the wine! I had a gluten free pasta primavera and my boyfriend had seafood & pasta dish..both were excellent. Our waiter, Christian was incredibly attentive and pleasant.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Pleasant service a nd food. Nice wine list and reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Super fresh pasta and seafood. An all around delicious meal and great service!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was our third visit to La Tavola in the past three months. We had a great meal. We sat upstairs this time in a large room that was comfortable. We had salads, each s different entree and shared two desserts. It was a leisurely dinner with good friends - it was their first visit- and we all thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We are from out of town and ate here because of the great recommendations on OpenTable. We were not disappointed! The service was friendly and professional - great descriptions of the various offerings and specials. The pasta is made in house and is delicious - and served pipping hot. Value is very good. Despite the fact that it was busy, service was prompt and it was not unduly loud. Sorry we don't live closer, we'd be constant customers.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Nos encanto es una cocina 💯 italiana en Baltimore seguro que lo recomiendo

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

This place was fabulous! Really excellent food and service. The atmosphere was very nice as well. I was happy to find vegan options. The house wine was also decent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was excellent. Pasta was all home-made. Staff was helpful but not intrusive. We were seated immediately even though we arrived a little early. I liked that a lot.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

A light touch on all the sauces and dressings...very nice change of pace from traditional Italian food.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I truly think this is the best Italian restaurant in Baltimore. I genuinely appreciate that for how exceptional the food is, it remains remarkably quiet. I appreciate loud and trendy restaurants as much as the next person, but for a special night with family or a loved one... no better than La Tavola

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