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Chesterfield's Tavolo

4.4
4.4
232 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Chesterfield Family invites you to join us on this exciting new journey! After 30 years in the old neighborhood, we have packed up and moved some of our classic dishes into a modern atmosphere. Take your taste buds on an adventure with our NEW menu with contemporary twists on old dishes, as well a few new dishes all together!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (315) 732-9356

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Utica

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 232 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Great for Lunch

  • Central New York

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Why weren’t there daily specials like posted on Facebook?
  2. j

    jpsugar

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was very good I’ve eaten there before and had excellent food this time the food was OK but not great
  3. CE

    ChiefEngr

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    I generally do not write bad reviews but this is a rare exception. I was deeply disappointed with our dining experience at Tavolo. It was about 4:45pm on Sunday, June 20th (yes, Father's Day). The dining room was at about 50% capacity, the bar area was empty, and there was one couple seated on the outside patio where we chose to sit. I noted that their server came to their table multiple times to refresh drinks, bring more bread, and those kinds of things before our server even showed up and took our soft-drink orders. It seemed to take a long time before she returned with the drinks. The server could not answer questions about the menu items. We ordered some salads, a couple of appetizers and our dinners. We said to bring things out as they were ready. While we were waiting, 3 other tables on the patio were filled, received drinks, bread, and had their orders taken before the first of our appetizers arrived. Salads were delivered to another table before our second appetizer arrived. It was after 6pm when our dinners finally arrived. (We never did get our salads.) The food was good - and I say "was" because by the time it got to our table it wasn't as good as it could have been. It really felt like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while. The melted cheese on the parmigiana was skinned over and hard. The food was hotter at the top than in the middle or bottom. It did not have the 'freshly cooked' look, texture, and taste that one expects for a $25+ entree. In the course of the meal, we were able to get 2 drink refills, one of which because another table's server got them for us. Seeing our server was something of a rarity. While we were there, at least 2 tables we could see through the window arrived, were seated, fed, paid and left before we did. I was a big fan of the "old" Chesterfields - it was a go-to place for us. If I can convince the family to give Tavolo a second try, I'll let you know. But right now - eight thumbs down!
  4. BF

    BostonFoodFan12

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    They open at 12 but weren’t prepared. They had a big take out order and took 20+ minutes to fill that while the 5* tables waited 25 minutes before starting to be served. The soda was all flat, they didn’t warn us. No bread was offered. We had a toddler with us, he was raging after 30 minutes without food.
  5. WM

    WesterM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was Great. Manager was working the floor and attentive to Guests My pork Osso Bucco was Delicious
  6. ER

    EdRambler

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First time visiting from out of town. Excellent service. Food quality was good and fairly priced. Wine was a little disappointing for the price - but our fault for picking a bottle of Pinot Noir that we did not know.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was great. Food was excellent. Little loud on deck and the bill was high but I know it going there so no fault to them.
  8. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    This was my 5th time here. The food is awesome. The service is great. My only problem is that they should have built a wall along front side of bar. There were a few obnoxiously loud drunken people at the bar that really ruined any ambience for people seated in front dining area. Make sure you get seated in rear dining room in order to avoid this.
  9. KJ

    KevinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is great and the food is excellent. We’ve never been disappointed !!
  10. ZD

    ZachD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic and they have the best fresh bread before the meal I have ever had!!! A must if your in the Utica area.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was under par. We had to get up and find silverware and napkins because they were not on our table. Our waitress would disappear for long stretches. The appetizers came rather promptly. As for our entrees it was clear we were forgotten—I literally had to go find our waitress about our order. Sure enough our food came soon after I inquired and some of our meals were cooled. My salmon was dry and way over cooked. The food there is very good but it’s amazing how poor service sours the whole experience.
  12. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Absolutely wonderful from start to finish! Great food, great service!
  13. CA

    CACCW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for a birthday dinner. Had to have the original greens for an appetizer and 1 in the party also ordered the famous chicken riggies. All dinners were exceptional for flavor and serving size! The service was great. Server was pleasant, helpful and properly engaging. Looking forward to returning.
  14. CG

    CarmelaG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Great staff!
  15. m

    michaelm

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service and Great atmosphere
  16. TS

    TiffanyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was super sweet. It made our experience there so much better.
  17. JL

    JosieL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The 4 of us all enjoyed dining at Tavalo’s!
  18. DL

    DavidL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Reasonable pricing, great ambiance. Imported beer prices on the high side.
  19. BM

    BrettM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was Top Notch … would definitely recommend for a Family Dinner .. a Date Night with the wife or even just a few cocktails with the boys
  20. JN

    JudyN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent as always! Awesome atmosphere.
  21. RI

    RICH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and quiet. The others in our party loved their food and appetizers were delicious. Unfortunately my NY strip steak was full of gristle and only a few bites of good meat. Over all great place and would recommend but just avoid the NY strip.
  22. C

    Ck513

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food and drink. But got seated at 7:45 with a 7:00pm reservation, which was a little disappointing.
  23. LL

    LaurL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience…waitress was very attentive despite the busy night. Food was outstanding and very reasonably priced.
  24. CB

    ChristheB

    New York Area

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was very friendly and attentive. Food was good and portions were more than adequate. Prices were okay, everything has gone up in cost. Bar area seems to be the main focus of this place, with outdoor seating soon coming.
  25. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not like the original Chesterfields downtown but it was only lunch and I only ate dinner downtown. Would come back to try it for dinner.
  26. AJ

    AJS6440

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable meal. Everyone loved their food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best Italian food I’ve had. Wonderful experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and our server was friendly and knowledgeable.
  29. SG

    SharonG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Dinner Food & Service was good but the noise level was too much. Maybe lunchtime is less chaotic.
  30. MB

    MichelleB

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is always amazing here.
  31. J

    Jase

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place it was my first time there excellent service. I recommend this place to people. Thank you for my great experience and the food is Sooooooooo Good...
  32. w

    whatahassle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Had 6:15 reservation- checked in at 6 was told a few minutes went to bar waited until 6:20 asked if I was still on the list as many people walking in off the streets were being seated. Finally a table (the wrong one) at 7:10 pm. The only thing that saved my night was the waitress who was outstanding.
  33. BW

    BrendaW

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, presented nicely and was served in a timely manner. Dinner wasn’t rushed and our waiter was excellent!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    It was like fine dinning in a pizza place
  35. VG

    VincentG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specials were fantastic and the waitstaff went out of their way
  36. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food and excellent service! It's always a pleasure to dine there!
  37. KM

    KarpaM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Couldn’t get a confirmation on the 7:45 table. Weren’t interested in a later time so went to the restaurant and were seated right away. Very good service. Decent martini and good glass of wine.
  38. CN

    CentralNYFoodLover

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was excellent but it appeared the server was not fully trained on the menu and we had a feeling of being rushed out.
  39. TH

    TiffanyH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious though pricy. Our waitress was very pleasant & helpful.
  40. B

    Brendan

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Maybe the lesson learned here is don't go on Sundays. My husband and I were at Tavolo previously and enjoyed it that we decided that we would go there again driving 30 minutes from after visiting family. We made the reservation on OpenTable, but clearly didn't need to as there were maybe four or five other parties there. Everything started out well, but when the entrées arrived, things started going south. My husband had ordered (as it appeared on the menu) lobster with fettucine. What arrived was lobster with tortellini. While he really didn't want the tortellini, he didn't want to return it and wait for another plate to come. Instead he asked for a reduction on that plate on the tab. When the check arrived, no reduction was noted and we told the person who delivered the check. They wound up coming back, keeping the amount as is, and gave us a gift card. (HUH?) We asked how much the gift card was for and the staff member had to go check. (HUH?) It was for $10. Maybe it's me, but if you make an error (and it was restaurant wide as the staff admitted that they didn't print new menus for Sunday (the fettuccini was on Friday), you compensate your patron... not with a gift card, but with a reduction on the plate (most good restaurants would comp the entire plate, but we didn't feel that would be right). So we now have a $10 gift card for a place that left a bad taste in our mouth. If we're in the area again (we live 45 minutes away), we'll probably go, get an appetizer and leave because the bit of attitude we got from the staff because of their error should not be acceptable in a restaurant of this caliber. We go to nice restaurants not just for the food, but the service. I could have gone to McDonalds and quite possibly received better service.

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You can order delivery directly from Chesterfield's Tavolo using the Order Online button. Chesterfield's Tavolo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 732-9356.

Chesterfield's Tavolo is rated 4.4 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Chesterfield's Tavolo

131 N Genesee St Utica, NY 13502

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Utica

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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