La Tavola - Baltimore

4.6
2024 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
What 2024 people are saying
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vipKimL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had come to Baltimore for a long weekend and were lucky enough to dine at La Tavola. The food was incredible, our server was charming and attentive and we had a wonderful evening. We will be back on our next visit.

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Anand
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect! Highly recommended. Will come again.

JG
JeremiahG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spot on, and I have eaten a lot of good meals in my day, but this meal was beyond outstanding. From apps to dessert, this dinner is something of the rarest dreams. My explanation of the dishes we had wouldn’t do them justice, but we did have two of the specials. Only down fall is that everything was too good it might turn into a special occasion spot instead of just go and eat. Either way, definitely worth the stop by, beyond excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. It’s a smaller place so they need to turn the music up but end of the day loved it, staff is excellent and Daniel are waiter was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service! La Tavola is also very accommodating with plenty of gluten-free options. I have celiac disease and their gluten-free pasta and gluten-free gnocchi are SO delicious!

AJ
vipAverageJoe
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

La Tavola Might be my new “go to” in Baltimore. The food was outstanding, and it is reasonably priced. The service was friendly and the atmosphere is nice.

JJ
JoseJ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and attention was exceptional! All the menu is home.made from scratch and you acn tell immediately on the first bite. Apps, entrée and dessert very good. Highly recommend for any ocassion.

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GailC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as it had been year after year. We try and have dinner here while in town each year for a convention.

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Virginia
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is beyond compare and the service is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always wonderful… especially the “specials”

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CarmineC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We tried the daily specials and it may have better to eat off the regular menu. The first time I was there we enjoyed our meal more much more. Had a wild boar dish that’s was very tough to eat. Flavor was fine texture was not. Also tried the rock fish special and it could have been a little bit fresher… good but might not have been the freshest I have had there. Carlo makes wonderful pastas and seafood dishes… I will stick with those in the future.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good quality of food and setting. Owners to the staff are all engaging and nice.

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Greg47
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

In 2020 Christmas, we almost had the place to ourselves and got spoiled by extra service. 2021 Christmas came and the return felt natural. However we were not alone at all and had to wait to be seated. Good for them. I had a seafood linguine and it was excellent with a very generous proportion of shellfish.

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MaxH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good place if you are looking for a quiet place to dine. Food was average, nothing special. Price is definitely on the higher side. I felt waiting time could be shorter, but they made it up with free dessert. So, overall it was an okay experience.

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DrCodfish
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem in Baltimore’s Little Italy that never disappoints. Excels at seafood, wine pairings, and eye-popping desserts. Will return for next celebration.

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JoyceL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a fabulous place if you want pasta or seafood (or both). We had Fritto Misto-the calamari was perfectly crisp well as the farm fresh vegetables. The marinara sauce was delicious. I had the mushroom, spinach, ricotta ravioli and I dreamed about it that evening. The sauce was perfect. I did not really think that the bread was perfect but it was decent. We may make this a Christmas tradition.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Waitress was not good. New enough that she couldn’t even pronounce or describe any of the entrees without hovering over our backs while reading the menu… inattentive at bests

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ForrestG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience. The food and service was superb. You have to try the cheese cake.

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CreativeBakes
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Christmas decorations! Our server was Maki, and she was wonderful; very patient, upbeat, & knowledgeable. I had the Rock Fish special & my husband Teccio alla Veneziana, both dishes were perfection. We had Tiramisu & Cheesecake with coffee & cappuccino, everything was delicious. This was our first time going to this restaurant in Little Italy, and it did not disappoint! We’ll be coming back again.

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SaraP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and wonderful service. It was a great experience for an 18th birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time. The host was the man! Will be back!

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vipLZtodine
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the Bruschetta. Had the lasagna and ossobuco Ended with the tiramisu. Everything was delicious. Server was attentive and friendly. Excellent experience and highly recommended choice in Little Italy Baltimore

CS
ConnorS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will be returning for more soon!

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Travis
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Meh, honestly, pretty marginal meal. The local family Italian places in every strip mall are just as good...and cost like 60% less. I wouldn't recommend.

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Colin
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very entertaining. He seemed to really enjoy what he did. I’d go back just for him honestly

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Ruth
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband and I had the Frito Misto as an appetizer and it was outstanding. He had the Linguini Scoligia which was delicous with an abundance of seafood on top. I had the chicken Parmesan which was super tender and wonderful. We had a tartufo for dessert that was also spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate a birthday! We had a wonderful time! The dishes were each amazing and made from scratch! The service was excellent! We will definitely come back again!

JM
JoanneM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wondering! Service, food, ambience.

We will definitely be back

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Phillydiner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was well-prepared and staff were very friendly.

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BernadetteW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious housemade bread and pasta! My vegetable pasta dish was wonderful. Nice ambiance and good service too.

ML
MLFC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Daily specials were amazing. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food to celebrate a birthday. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was absolutely delicious! Excellent service all the way around. Would highly recommend everyone going there to enjoy authentic food and everything this restaurant has to offer.

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SueM
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was an amazing waiter.. food was absolutely amazing!! I can’t pronounce what I ate but it was like a seafood stew! Would highly recommend this place!

KA
vipKenA
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Morg
Washington DC
2 reviews
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.

GN
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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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 4.6 stars by 2024 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.