La Tavola - Baltimore

4.7
1999 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
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vipKenA
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday celebration everything was excellent service food atmosphere couldn’t ask for a better time definitely old world great Italian food

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vipTony
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming setting with delicious food in Baltimore’s famed Little Italy

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Morg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was honestly amazing. Every dish we ordered was delicious. We will definitely be back to continue to try the rest of the menu.

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Nicci
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly staff, delicious food and drinks, in a nice but comfortable atmosphere.

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GraceN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great find in Baltimore's Little Italy! I'll be back when family comes to town for a delicious traditional Italian meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner! We arrived early and had cocktails at the bar. The bartender knew how to make a great drink. Service was outstanding! Samuel was on point. I definitely recommend La Tavola!

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vipDrGrapes
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

La Tavola is a fantastic restaurant - as far as the food goes. Be aware, this is Italian in a more mediterranean / venetian mode - you'll find lots of seafood options ... no spaghetti and meatballs here. That said - there are plenty of meat dishes available as well like wild boar and bison ...
The ambiance is just meh -- okay, REALLY MEH - so I'd definitely go here for the food - not the environment.
Our service on this night was marginal - and from veteran server - not some kid off the street.
The food was fantastic - not a single complaint about anything!!
Wife said it was the fluffiest cheesecake she's ever eaten -

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AlexisA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Tavola's food was exceptional. All fresh and homemade.

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Pbmc11
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just not as good as I thought it could have been. Chicken parm with no pasta????

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Phillydiner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Prompt and friendly service

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fab5
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here. Good & service were outstanding once again. Can’t wait to visit the area again. Best lasagne & tiramisu!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good and would recommend.

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ThaisB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a double date night and everything was amazing. Food was great and the service was fast.

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Katie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want authentic Italian this is the place to go. Hands down amazing!

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Fsim
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was cold. Drinks were good. For the price, I would not recommend.

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BrianS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, great service,very friendly people. I couldn't have asked for a better dinning experience. The food was excellent.

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vuchi2000
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated in an upstairs dining room that is also used as a banquet room--while it was nice it was a little stark.

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vipMichaelC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our uncle’s 92nd Birthday and made it very special. Veal Park was not on the menu and they agreed to make it for him on a very busy Saturday night. The veal saltimboca was excellent, as was the burrata and gnocchi. Very friendly service and they made it special for uncle George!

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vipnjvikefan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff attentive, accommodating and professional. Seabass in parchment outstanding. Pomodoro sauce very good. Salads slightly overdressed. Grappa choice needs an upgrade. Well worth the visit if you are in town or a local.

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vipmkwmd
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have spent the past five or six weekends eating at a different Italian restaurant every Sunday, and La Tavola was head and shoulders above the rest! My husband has been ordering the same dish at each restaurant, and he said the dinner he had last night was outstanding. I had a venison Osso Buco it was absolutely divine! I think I have finally convinced him that it’s not worth going anywhere else. The wait staff is also very helpful and knowledgeable. The entire experience was exceptional.

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TomR
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food!

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DavidM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Baltimore’s Little Italy. Food was great. Service was impeccable.

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vipPierre
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lunch was overall very good. We had the veal with ham and wine sauce as main dish and it was quite tasty. The home-made cheesecake as dessert was also excellent.
This was real Italian cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service.

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Maddie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food arrives almost like it was sitting there waiting for you before you order

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent dinner! Home made pasta of my guest was delicious. Veal saltimbocca portions were very very small with some small veggie garnish but it was excellent. Matre D was very attentive!! The wait staff was well versed in the menu but perhaps stretched thin do to staffing shortage?

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to La Tavola and it won’t be the last! It’s an amazing place. The kind of food you can’t get anywhere else.
Daniel was great in explaining things to us. My daughter had the lasagna bolognese and said it is the best she’s ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don’t post feedback often but I can promise you that a meal here will blow your expectations out of the water. Everything is unique, well prepared, and delicious! We did the chef special which did not disappoint. I fully recommend stopping in for a nice meal or to celebrate an occasion.

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vipChrisB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The place was very nice and feeling of a great Italian old family feel. However the food was very good just not great. As we we have to go back.

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AjayR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classy restaurant with a chill vibe. Food was quite good with a lot of vegetarian options as well.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience. We do our best to have an abundance of vegetarian options as well as vegan and gluten free options. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school Italian. Very pleasant dinner.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your dinner. Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you again soon.

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debk
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipDarlene
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always delicious. Service was a bit slow but I attribute it to lack of wait staff.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you so sharing your experience. We greatly appreciate your patience as staffing has been a challenge for us as well as many other restaurants. We are glad to hear that you meal was delicious as always and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was divine. Great house wine. Everything was so delicious and on point!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad that you had a enjoyable experience and hope to see you again soon.

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vipMeggers
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time to Baltimore and we knew this was the place to go! Everything was amazing! From the drinks to the food to the dessert….the homemade pasta and seafood was ON POINT! Very kid friendly as well! My only complaint is that the Italian portions are smaller than what we are use too. Other than that….please go check them out! We will definitely be back!!!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. The portions can be on the petite size in alignment with Venetian style dining as to try several menu options. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Baltimore.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and clearly home made. Met Chef Carlo he was awesome! We are so looking forward to going back!

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

So glad you had an enjoyable experience. Chef Carlo loves to come into the dining room to meet guests. We all wish he could do it more often but he is so busy in the kitchen ensuring the food that is prepared is up to par. Thank you so much for the feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipToriBrand
Baltimore
84 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bruschetta appetizer is excellent as well as the beef carpaccio. It could have used a couple extra slices of the carpaccio. The special snapper dish was outstanding and so flavorful. Our server was very attentive and very good.

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience. The yellow tail Red Snapper that he brought it from Key West was amazing. We are hoping to be able to have that more often as it is a favorite of many guests. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon.

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vipLoveSF
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Buratta, gnocchi and veal were all outstanding. Lots of outside seating and very friendly and accommodating staff. I will definitely go back when in downtown Baltimore

La Tavola - Baltimore
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience. We are blessed with an amazing staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ChrisA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first time trying the restaurant. Pasta was all homemade and our entrees (all looked outstanding) could be adapted to whatever the patron desired if they had the ingredients. For instance, my entree, Veal Parm, wasn't on the menu but because they had veal for a different menu item adapting it wasn't a problem. Our desert was fantastic (cheesecake) and they had a nice selection of other Italian favorites. Will definitely consider going back in the future.

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johnt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were excellent. The staff was attentive and the food was decadent. Highly recommended and looking forward to going again

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La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.7 stars by 1999 OpenTable diners.

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