Tavola

4.0
102 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
Comfort meets culture: Tavola is a place where you can indulge in genuine Tuscan cuisine executed with fresh, local ingredients; sip on cocktails crafted with care and skill; a momentary reprieve from the city, be enveloped by the warm and sensorial atmosphere of bread baking in the wood-fired oven and copper and wood accents.

Tavola is a place that sparks conversation among neighbors and strangers, creating new lifelong friendships.

Tavola is a warm and welcoming spot for intimate dining or a lively group gathered for a shared family-style meal.

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Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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B
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It’s a new establishment so one expects some things to not be perfect. Staff were pleasant although service initially was slower than expected. Great ambience- will revisit after time passes.

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JD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a great restaurant, yummy food but we were disappointed that we couldn’t get a specific appetizer because they were saving up an ingredient from it for a main course.

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SJ
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, except the boar pasta which was dried out and had no flavor. We told our server and thought she should have taken it off the bill since we told her about it and barely touched it. Atmosphere is ok. Food was a good value.

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SJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Table saervice by Hugh was outstanding! Unfortunately the bartenders were a salty. Neither one of them appeared to even remotely like their job.

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RI
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food wasn’t that great. The only thing that was great was our service. Our waitress was very personable and sweet!

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BV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great. Focasia bread was definitely worth it. Not a huge fan of long tables away from the person your eating with but a solid set up.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for their Valentine's Day dinner special: two glasses of prosecco, focaccia, antipasti, tiramisu, and your choice of salad and entree. This was our second time there since going on opening night, and it was great. There was only one waiter for our fairly busy quarter of the restaurant, especially with other couples there for the three-course special, but he was so attentive and did an excellent job making us feel like we were his only table. Pasta is made fresh in-house and you can taste the difference. Highly recommend the tiramisu. The atmosphere is intimate while still feeling modern and approachable. We'll definitely be back again!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but the service seemed a bit lacking. I feel like there was some confusion over what tables had which waiter helping them.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, portions a little larger than expected. Good cocktails. The wild boar pepperdelle was not as good as I was hoping, pasta noodles in it were too large to even really eat. Artichoke appetizer was great.

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DR
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Marvelous food. Unique menu selections (The artichoke appetizer is to die for. Order the large size portion!!) Service was outstanding, treating us like regulars. We liked it so much we had breakfast there the next morning. My review would be the same. (Don't discover it!! Then they will always have a table for me.)

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AK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pre-valentines dinner. I do love this place. Service was great, and food was amazing!

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashton was a great server!

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, gave us privacy, but was attentive. Visited on a very cold Friday night, food was great!

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OT
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were really disappointed. Food was sub-par (the table near us returned their dish and honestly, both my spouse and I almost did too). Service was slow even though it was nearly empty. The music was loud and didn’t fit the ambiance at all.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, Tavola was excellent, the food was delicious, but the Risotto just wasn’t done right, not creamy at all, it was watery. Everything else was excellent. Order the side dish of Brussels Sprouts! The service was excellent and we both left stuffed. I will definitely go back to try other dishes.

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L
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our experience at Tavola was positive but not overwhelmingly so. The food and service was good but not notable, atmosphere was ok. The building is very nice and low noise level was great! Seemed perhaps a bit overpriced.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. The food was fantastic and service was great!

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A
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly and amazing, as usual. Food was delicious. Service was perfectly timed.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was pleasant but not very knowledgeable specifically about wines or attentive - forgot to not include a specific sauce that had been requested to be put on the side, forgot to bring drinks.

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LW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great wine list. Food was excellent. A great place for dinner for a couple or small group to have conversations - You don't have to yell over any bar noise.

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KK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So pleasantly surprised by the quality of the atmosphere and food. The mussel appetizer was huge - light and savory at the same time. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu, and the chef at one point even came out to share his favorites. We ended the meal with traditional Italian digestive grappa (unsure if this is on the menu or not?) - a must for any true Italian restaurant.

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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & wonderful atmosphere. Was pleasantly surprised & will be back. Highly, highly recommend!!

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ET
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cocktails! We really liked the ambiance and attentive service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was delish seems like they're hiring new people because the service was great. Beautiful restaurant but a little pricey

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A
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible service by untrained servers was given different information by the host

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n
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great. The service was not great. We were here for NYE. We had a four course prefix meal. The first two courses came out timely. Unfortunately, we waited 45 minutes in between the second and third courses - which was annoying. The table next two us arrived after us and received their third course before we did. We had to keep asking for water if abs when we could find the server. The restaurant was not full, so we were confused about why our server was unavailable for long period ls of time. We had ordered a bottle of wine with dinner. We basically finished the wine before our third course. When our food came, we had to ask to order more wine. This place has potential, but needs to better attend to customers.

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MT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for dinner. We really enjoyed our NYE!

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Found Tavola while searching for alternatives on a busy New Year's Eve, and greatly enjoyed our experience. Romantic ambiance, and excellent Italian cuisine. Service is exceptional. I highly recommend Tavola for upscale Italian dining. We'll be back!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was not consistent throughout the meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

We came for our 3 year anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful and the menu has great offerings. Literally the only issue was service. It took 20 minutes from sitting to even get someone to grab drinks, we had to flag someone down, they ended up taking our order but I didn’t see them until the end of the meal. Another server brought our food out, still not sure who exactly was taking care of us. We spent 3 hours in the restaurant despite not being busy, service by far was some of the worst I’ve experienced. The table next to us was having similar issues as well. The saving grace is the food is DYNAMITE. Some of the best Italian food I’ve had in the Midwest, much less the cities. We had two apps, sales, the baked chicken, and carbonara, all of which were so good and I could not have imagined better. I’m definitely open to trying again in 3 months, maybe it being a newer restaurant affected things.

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M
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Caesar Salad and Chicken entree. Pasta was not that great, but the pizzas looked good.

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TT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Tavola
The grilled artichoke was amazing

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B
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For an “Italian” place, they sure do serve some GREAT chicken!

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M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were the only people in the restaurant, yet our server somehow managed to get our order wrong and the kitchen didn't start our order until 30 minutes later (we had to ask where our food was).

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BK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a drink at the bar before dinner. The atmosphere for both is lovely. The best dish - the chicken! Really an amazing dish.

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BM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A great meal - cocktails were spot on - meals served timely and portions were good. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! Truly amazing food! Get the artichokes, they could be my meal next time I go! I had the Pappardelle with wild boar and it was amazing! So fun and the wait staff was amazing!

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c
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my lunch at Tavola's. The menu offered many palatable choices as well as multiple choice pricing. Definitely would return.

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l
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible service, we waited 45 minutes and still never got our food, drinks took 20-30 mins. Was before a Vikings game. We had reservations a month in advance for a table of 10. They were non-apologetic and didn't even bring our bill when asked, as we had to go, we never received our bill. Horribly disappointing.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

While food when eventually arrived was very good, the service was terrible

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