La Tavola - Baltimore

4.7
1967 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


Offers

  • My Hero Thursdays

    Apr 15 - Jul 1, 2021

    Sun 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM, Wed - Sat 3:45 PM - 9:30 PM

    To honor our heroes - all First Responders including medical personal receive 20% off their entire check every Thursday evening
  • Small Plates Menu

    Apr 11 - Jun 30, 2021

    Sun 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM, Wed - Sat 3:45 PM - 9:30 PM

    Specialty small plate menu plus discounted beverages for Happy Hour - Available Wednesday - Friday 4:00PM - 6:30PM and all day Sundays in the bar area
  • Half Price Wine Wednesdays

    Apr 21 - Jul 1, 2021

    Wed - Sat 3:45 PM - 9:30 PM

    Compliment your dinner with a bottle of wine at half price every Wednesday night.

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 1967 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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JWIR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
12 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
Cleveland
18 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!

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Richie
Cincinnati
59 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Little Italy mid week for dinner. For me, being back in Baltimore is a treat. I've been to many restaurants in this wonderful community but this was the first time for me. Geri, a friend, recommended this restaurant to me. I loved it. From the wine by the glass to the Antipasti Salad with Arugula to Seafood Linguine with spicy tomato sauce. A perfect end to the day. Thanks, Geri, for this recommendation.

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CraigR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Mother's day dinner really good would rather do the restaurant on a non holiday

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PollyH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good meal here. Its in Little Italy, close to the inner harbor and downtown. The service was good. Our food came surprisingly quick. We had an enjoyable meal.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on May 13, 2021

So glad you had an enjoyable experience. Thank you for celebrating with us.

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JosephL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal with exceptional service at La Tavola. We will definitely return!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on May 13, 2021

We greatly appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipALLIE3
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a graduation and they were so nice and thoughtful. The service and food was excellent. Will be back when we visit Baltimore again! And Wednesday was half off wine bottles!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you so much for celebrating with us. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The service was very prompt. I got seated and served fairly quickly. My pasta was amazing. I got the seafood pasta with clams shrimp mussels, etc. It was meant to be spicy but absolutely wasn’t; very well seasoned.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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douglasd
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner here and will come again.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on May 13, 2021

So glad you had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipGratefulDave
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classic Italian with a fresh and lighter flair. Everything was cooked and prepared perfectly. My uncke us a chicken parm fanatic, eating all over NYC area and he thought it was one of the best with eggplant. No hewvy ladden with cheese. My wife and I had the otcopus ink spaghetti with seafood. It was excellent. Grillee calamara and their saladsnwere also great.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 29, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went to La Tavola for my birthday dinner, and the staff made it feel extra special. I ordered the bruschetta, ravioli alla crema, and tiramisu, and everything was delicious (as usual). I'm excited to go back soon.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you so much for celebrating with us. We had a great time with your party and are so glad you enjoyed yourselves.

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Dave
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Above all, the service was fantastic. That’s what stood out about this restaurant for me.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you so much. We are fortunate to have such an amazing staff.

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vince51
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The appetizer eggplant rollini had the perfect fresh sauce, so I knew that the meal would be special. Grilled calamari was perfect, as was my wife's seafood with squid ink spaghetti. Cocktails, service...everything was just right. The entire meal, especially the dessert perfiterols, took me back to meals more than 50 years ago to my Sicilian grandmother's in Buffalo. La Tavola rates with the best Italian restaurants I've been to, from Buffalo to Brooklyn. Next time we're in the Baltimore area we'll be back!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 22, 2021

So glad you had such a memorable experience. Thank you so much for celebrating with us!

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vipJCeats
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place looks a little outdared but the food makes up for it. Had the lassagna and it was very good. Home made style sauce. The service was fast and nice.
I think you will like it!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. The Lasagna Bolognese is one of our most popular selling items.

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hibbsy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A little gem in Baltimore. Outstanding service and delicious food at La Tavola! Portion sizes were a little sparse for the price, but food was fantastic. We will return when back in Baltimore.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 9, 2021

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

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AlexandriaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such amazing service! Our waiter was so gracious and made my best friends birthday so special!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 9, 2021

Thank you so much for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food! It was served quickly (and still warm!) The staff was very friendly for our family of 5 - he projected the kids need (extra napkins, ketchup, crayons) stat! Yes, I bravely took a 2yr old out for fine dining and survived thanks to their excellent service! Will be back next staycation!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 3, 2021

So glad you were able to join us. The little ones were so well behaved. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMichaelC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great chef, great service. Needs customers to recover from pandemic times--best Italian food I've had in Baltimore and I've tried most of the Italian restaurants in Baltimore.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Nice restaurant

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us.

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vipCharlesD
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was spectacular and food was tasty. Chef made a visit which is a nice treat to be able to ask any questions of the kitchen and the food. Pasta was perfect and the homemade cheesecake was heavenly. Highly recommend a visit to Little Italy and La Tavola.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for joining us. Look forward to seeing you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!
Truly, high quality fine Italian specialties! Home made pasta, fresh and tasty fish and seafood, amazing home made desserts. Chief Carlo and all staff super gently. Fine but familiar ambient. Unique, absolutely outstanding!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

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JonW
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was excellent and waiter was very knowledgeable and patient.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on March 25, 2021

So glad you have an enjoyable experience. We looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipMelisa
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decided to try out La Tavola based on excellent reviews. The service was excellent. This is the place to go if you’re looking to really social distance- tables are no where near close together. They truly care about their customers. Ambience was very nice. We had a couple of cocktails- I asked our server if the bartender could make me a “rum special” because I didn’t see anything on the drink menu that I wanted and they came through- it was refreshing! We had a prosciutto flatbread appetizer as a starter. We also ordered the beef carpaccio but it never came out- didn’t make a big deal about it. I had the eggplant chicken Parm and it was very good. My bf had the “rockfish, mussels and scallops” special and he didn’t like it at all. He said half of it was under cooked and had no flavor, but he didn’t send it back because that’s not what we do. The ambiance, incredible service, safety protocols and everything else was great so that made up for it. Plus it’s more important to support small businesses right now.
I’m still rating LaTavola 5 stars because it was very good. I just wouldn’t recommend getting any “seafood specials” that are not on the regular menu. If you’re going for Italian, order Italian and you can’t go wrong. Overall, I would still recommend going. Such a great spot in Little Italy.
Last piece of advice: build in time to look for parking.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on March 25, 2021

We are grateful for all the feedback. Hope to see you soon.

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