About La Tavola - Baltimore

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.

248 Albemarle Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 685-1859

Website:
http://www.la-tavola.com/

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings

Executive Chef:
Carlo Vignotto

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.

Private Party Contact:
Michael Goldsmith: (410) 685-1859

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day - We are only offering our prix fixe menus on this day. Guests can choose either from our $38 prix fixe menu or our $48 prix fixe menu.
Half Priced Wine Wednesdays
Every Wednesday Evening enjoy half bottles of wine up to $75 on our list

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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We will be offering a special Valentine's Day menu for all guest, please be advised the normal dinner menu will not be available. Do not worry, there will be plenty of selections and include our most popular dishes!

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Sun - Fri 4:00PM - 11:00PM

La Tavola - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

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4.6

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4.2

value

4.3

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Local Ingredients (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Daniel the server was great! Overall, a great experience!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice. Great service. Very knowledgeable staff. Delicious!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A lovely restaurant, great food, outstanding service!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Positive
Would return

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went on NY Eve for dinner and it was our first time. It was fantastic.
The service was great. Very attentive.
Knowledge of menu was fantastic.
The food was so great. I loved walking upstairs and having a quiet table. This food was so good I cannot wait to return and I WILL!
I had special appetizer of stuffed calamari- so tender and delicious. Special entree of cannelloni- delicious . All sauces and breads and pastas and dressings are homemade and you can tell. I wouldn't let the server take the dressed arugula that came with the calamari because it was so good.
We will be back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

service was excellent. each and every member of the staff went above and beyond to ensure all patrons were well taken care of. very family friendly atmospheres. food was top notch,

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful service and regionally-focused (and delicious!) Italian food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We made reservations for 6 on Christmas Day. When we arrived the hostess got the "deer in the headlights " look. They obviously didn't have a table for 6 available even though we made the reservation weeks ago. So we we squeezed into a table that was tight. The food was good - we've been coming for years and the food has always been good but the service was lacking. Not all dishes came out at once and after dinner coffee and expresso didn't arrive until we were done with desert. One in our party asked for chamomile tea. The waitress brought a box of teas but announced no chamomile. The tea was on the Bill Even though she used a tea bagfrom her purse. Time to clean up the service if you want us back

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had dinner at La Tavola on Christmas Day. It was one of the few places open. The service here is spectacular! I ordered the Lasagna Bolonese. It was absolutely delicious. My wife got a rockfish special that was cooked in parchment paper with scallops and carrots. She had to send it back because the fish was undercooked. It came back after a few minutes fully cooked this time. She devoured it saying it was delicious. The chef came to our table to apologize but that wasn’t really necessary. All in all we had a great meal with great service

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely evening on Christmas Eve with family and friends. Food was delicious and they were very accommodating. One of our party is an RN and had to work late and they were very attentive when she arrived so she could catch up with us all. Thank you, Rosemary

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Staff was very informative! Waiter Dan was Excellent! Food,Excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was mediocre, portions were tiny. Looked forward to fresh pasta but sauce was meh and not nearly enough food for the price. Decor was dated but ok for authentic italian if the meal was hearty, which it wasnt.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just moved here. But so far.... Favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Been twice in 3 months, and will go back again and again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Went out on a mid-week date night - wanted to try someplace new. La Tavola is offset from the stretch of other restaurants in Little Italy, but it's a gem and I'm sorry I've overlooked it for so long. The chef's specialty is seafood - so good! Server was really attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed. Half off wine bottles on Wed was a nice surprise.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First the good. The appetizers were all good and everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their entry except for me. The homemade fettucine in my Fettucine alla Romana were too thick and gummy which was disappointing.
Now the bad, which detracted from our entire experienced. The service from all of the wait staff EXCEPT for our main server were attentive to their tables and to us when they helped serve our courses. Unfortunately, our main server barely paid any attention to us. He omitted details about the specials which didn't encourage us to consider ordering any of them. When we overheard other servers described the specials to other tables, we were surprised by how good they sounded. While waiting to order dessert, we asked our server about the dessert of the day, which we overheard from a nearby table earlier. Our server said "oh, yeah, there's a cake, but the menu desserts are better". Because we were a table of 6, a 20% service charge was automatically added to our bill. We wouldn't have minded paying this service charge if our main server had made any effort with our group.
Overall, the food was generally good, but if we go back we would definitely try for a different server.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I had an amazing meal at La Tavola. From the minute we walked in the door, we felt like the only people in the restaurant and had our need met promptly.
The service was impeccable and the food was all beautifully presented, delicious and our server offered some great suggestions.
Our server/manager Dave had some great friends d and wine suggestions and we were happy to take them.
Though all of our courses were delicious, the grilled calamari app special, the rockfish in parchment with shrimp and scallops and the interesting take on a canoli (in a pizzelle shell rather than the traditional heavy shell) for dessert were definitely the standouts of the night.
I will be back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Both my boyfriend and I enjoyed everything about our dining experience. Food was all homemade and fresh. Portion sizes were perfect. We prefer quality over quantity. We even had room to order dessert and that was also enjoyable. Will definitely return to this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is our go-to Little Italy restaurant where we always get a very good meal. Whenever they have the special fish in parchment paper, it is always delicious! Their bruschetta is very good. The black squid ink pasta is also a must have - even if you ask for a half-portion.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been to LA tavola a few times before and generally enjoyed my experience when there were few people there. However, a group of 6 of us came at a busy time on the weekend and our experience was lacking. We waited a significant period of time before even getting drink orders in. When the drinks arrived, several drink orders were missing and we needed to give several reminders to receive the full order. We again waited to be asked for our food order. When the food arrived, we waited 10 minutes for all orders to come out and at least 2 orders were missing. After this, we're not sure if we will be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was incredible. Party of 4 , 2 of us ordered off menu, 2 did chefs menu..... wonderful experience. Chef and our server Terry were fabulous. Will be back soon! Great food, great atmosphere and impeccable service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent Venetian cuisine. The seafood pasta was outstanding. Highly recommended!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious food. Homemade pasta. Tiramisu was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was the second time we ate at La Tavola. We had a great meal the first time and were not disappointed this time. The specials were wonderful and the service is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a delicious dinner. Loved the fact that we could get half portions so we were able to try 2 pastas. Our waitress, Gerry, was excellent. It was nice to also have a visit from the Chef to be sure we enjoyed our dinner. We will surely revisit La Tavola.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Had a great birthday meal with my family who came in from out of town. All the pasta is handmade and the ingredients are all fresh. We were all full and very happy

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food here was good, but it wasn't anything that really impressed me to be honest. However, they were very busy when we dined so I may have caught them on an off-night or my personal tastes differ from what others would've considered to have been much better tasting. The flavors just sort of fell flat for me. The appetizers, however, were very tasty. It isn't hard to mess up bruschetta and mozzarella. The ambiance is a bit lacking, as it is really just one big square room, however that one room is relatively nice and comfortable. The service was beyond excellent! I cannot say enough how well the server was and how much personal attention the manager and chef gave to our table. One of the better dining experiences we've had in that aspect.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Pasta was very good as were the salads. Nice touch of having 1/2 dish serving sizes available. Our server,Maki, was very knowledgeable and very efficient.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

great food, wonderful service, and able to hear others in my party speak. great for families or romantic evening.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

TRY the Spaghetti special. Home made spinach spaghetti with crab meat. Delish!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food and service. Also great wine recommendation by our server. We were greeted by the manager who showed us to our and briefed us politely and thoroughly about the offerings of the restaurant before handing us off to our server.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Flavors were incredible. Best Italian since our visit to Italy a few years ago. It was our first visit, but we'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

What makes a great dining experience? Great food and top notch service. Thanks to Allison, our server, for being attentive. The seafood linguine had perfectly cooked mussels, clams, shrimp and scallops. I have never had an a meal I didn't like.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Chef's Choice menu was amazing! Love to do these types of meals because you get to try things you would otherwise miss! Definitely the case with this one! Spaghetti Neri is a MUST try......never had such amazing pasta!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We always enjoy the creative cuisine specials by the chef. The monkfish was delicious and so was the Lobster Bruschetta! Yum! We appreciated our server giving us a taste of a wine we were considering, which made our choice easier.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food. Attentive service. Everything was fresh. Portions are on the small side for the price.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great Italian food. Fresh and healthy. Surprisingly good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

La Tavola was new to us and a delight -very good food in a relaxed atmosphere. We were 8 for a family birthday. Everyone who greeted / seated and served us was skilled and enjoyable - especially Maki. We saw lots of things we liked on the menu and enjoyed all that we ordered. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went with a party of 6 for a business meal. Server did a great job with recommendations. The spaghetti neri was fantastic as was the bechamel lasagna. Can't wait to visit Baltimore to go again!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We have fined at La Tavola on several occasions and food and service are always very good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It has been quite a while since we had been to La Tavola. ALWAYS enjoyed the food, but the service was an issue... NOT SO this time. The food (and Carlo, the chef) were outstanding as in the past and the service from the manager (Dave) and our server Melina was warm, welcoming and attentive. We definitely will make this a "go to" spot for post matinee meals again... Happy to be going back there once more.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Authentic
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