Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina

4.8
118 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Now Open! Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is a full-service, casual Pizzeria and Italian restaurant bringing a modern touch to family recipes, Sicilian Arancini, an ancient style of pizza called PINSA Romana and more. Join us inside, outside, or bring the experience from "tavola nostra" to yours using delivery or take-out services.

"The name came from all the years after my father passed visiting my mom every week in her kitchen/table with my brothers eating Italian food – us boys making pizza and pasta with her, including having friends and extended family over to share our table" – Jeff Oliveri

Tavola Nostra, which means “our table”, is owned and operated by Jeff Oliveri – a first-time restaurateur from a family of longtime restaurant owners. He hopes to honor his familial heritage and tradition with his Italian dining concept and experience.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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DonM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Loved it. Food was awesome. Servers were great and I say servers because they all interacted with us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was pretty basic. Nothing too incredible but good enough

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AliciaB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great patio ambiance. Great pizza. Nice pace to dinner, we were not rushed. Relaxing nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding. Lively fun atmosphere with a super friendly owner and staff. Everything we had was delicious including the kids meals.

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vipStephanieC
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time here. Arancia rice ball was delicious. Pinsa with Italian honey, lasagna and penne Marsala all yummy. When food makes you say Yummmm you know it’s good! Italian banana split tasty. The bananas had a crispy sugar glaze like a crime brûlée effect. Service was great too. Thanks and we will be back Highly recommend this restaurant. The red pasta sauce so authentic like my sweet Italian grandma used to make.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was nice and gave suggestions for our first time, making our pick pretty easy. The artisan pizza is a must. We were in a rush so we didn’t stick around long but the food came relatively quick

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us at Tavola Nostra (our table). We are pleased that your first time experience was enjoyed and your server helped you with meal suggestions. See you next time, and hopefully you can stay awhile.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time here! Food and drinks were unbelievable! I plan to be here every weekend!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining in and for taking the time to share your experience. We welcome you whenever you should join us and look forward to it!

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vipBridgetH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found this place on open table. The pizzas were excellent can you

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded 7 days ago

Bridget H., Thank you for stopping in to try Tavola Nostra (Our Table) and for taking the time to write a review! It means a lot to us and we're so glad you enjoyed the pizzas. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again this summer. Arrivederci

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KJcruisin
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

UTTERLY FABULOUS!!! I walked in and loved the ambiance. My server was super and personable. I ordered the Caponata Siciliana, Cavoletti di Bruxelles, Nostra Brushette, and Tiramisu and I loved EVERYTHING! Tasty!! The entire staff was SUPER nice, as was their clientele. They've been open under a year and already have a loyal following, and it's not hard to understand why! KUDOS to Jeff Oliveri, Founder-Owner for opening such a FANTASTIC restaurant. I'd say Tavola Nostra Pizzeria & Cucina is great for parties as well as casual dining and romantic dining. They have both inside and outside dining. NO DOUBT I will be returning to indulge more of their menu and to socialize with the other happy customers!!!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded 4 days ago

Kelley Jo, Thank you so much for dining with us, brightening our day, and sharing your detailed experience. We really appreciate your love, enthusiasm, and support for Our Table. Customers such as yourself remind us why we do what we do and why we love it so much. We cannot express how much your shared thoughts and kindness mean to us. It was truly a delight having you dine-in and we hope to see you again soon. Take care, until then.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was INCREDIBLE. Haven’t had good food like that in such a long time. Each item was hot and made with care. Wish our waiter was attentive. We didn’t even have plates or silverware for our appetizer and didn’t check up on us enough. Luckily the other wait staff were there to help.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to visit us this busy Pride-week and take the time to write a review! Your business and meaningful dining experience is very important to us. Apologies for the lack of server attention during your visit, but we're glad our extra Pride-week staff could back them up to support your meal enjoyment. Please consider visiting with us again soon as we transition back to a more normal/less overbooked dining experience. Thank you again!

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StaceyBelle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot has become one of our go-to favorites. The Pizza’s are light and delish and the caprese salad a revelation. The staff are super friendly and attentive.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 15, 2021

Stacey Belle, Thank you so much for your kind words and for the time you took to share them. We appreciate your continued support and love for Our Table. Caring customers such as yourself make our job fun and worth while. Thank you again, arrivederci!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! I’m coming back for more!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you! We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved the Arrabbiata pinsa!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you for coming in to Our Table and trying the Vulcano pinsa! We appreciate you support and hope that you'll visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good. I brought 7 friends to try and everyone loved it! Thank you Kathleen and Jeff for a great place to dine and enjoy amazing food!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you all for coming to try out the food our table has to offer. We are glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again. Grazie

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vipTomF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was poor. We ordered salad, pizza and pasta. I told our server we were going to share everything. The pizza came within minutes. I asked our server why our salad had not come first. She apologized and said she would check on the salad. A few minutes later the pasta came. Both came within 5 minutes, Talk about feeling rushed. I told our server to forget bringing the salad. She proceeded to tell me it was my mistake because I had ordered the pizza first. We ordered everything at the same time. I did not realize I needed to tell her in what order to serve it.
I have brought many people to this restaurant, but I’m not going to be doing it anymore. My friend said he felt like we were in a fast food restaurant.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hello Tom F., I'm really disappointed to hear of your experience. What happened with you and your guest doesn't exemplify the quality of service we strive to offer at Tavola Nostra. We will review our coursing expectations and server training. If you'd like, please give me a call personally and thank you for your continued support. I hope you'll give us another chance to provide the service quality you expect. Sincerely, Jeff Oliveri 619-310-5256

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viprossman
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizza is just amazing!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you Rossman, we hope to see you again soon.

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vipLeonardoV
Querétaro
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 2, 2021

Leonardo V., We work hard to serve quality, tasty food to our friends and family. Thank you for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone were very sweet to us. Even offered us complimentary coffee. Made sure to check on us from time to time and even had a good conversation with the waiter. Overall very friendly and wonderful environment for a date.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to visit us at Tavola Nostra and we are glad you experienced satisfactory service. We have been retraining staff since fully reopening and are working hard to create a well rounded restaurant experience with quality of food and service. We hope to see you this summer, thanks again.

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roger
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My partner and I comes here often. Its perfect for dinner date or with friends. I normally dont like pizza but thre pizza is outstanding and the service was great. Loving it. :-)

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 2, 2021

Roger, Thank you for your consistent love for our table and for taking the time to write a review. We try to make our Pizza and Pinsa unlike other pies (our dough is also made weekly in-house). We hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

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czwirn
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. The food was delicious and they have a good wine selection.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 1, 2021

Czwirn, Thank you for sharing your experiences with us -- it is helpful for us to know our efforts are being received and appreciated. Thank you for coming to eat with us. Alla prossima!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was amazing, the food made you feel like you were in Italy. Best service from Kim and made sure all of the food was perfect. I will definitely be coming back in the near future

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 1, 2021

From our family to yours, thank you so much. Our server and friend Kim has been with us since the beginning. We are grateful to have him as part of the TN family. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun and enjoyable , server was very nice

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 2, 2021

We're glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you so much for making time to visit and dine.

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Reese
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good and I would highly recommend this place! I'll be back to try the pizza. I found it very odd that you can't add what ever you want on their special pizza's but can make your own pizza with the regular dough? Maybe I'm missing something but I'm asking the owners why?

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on July 1, 2021

Reese, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your curiosity with us. The pinsa prices are set based on the resources, time, and effort put into making the dough plus the time taken to create each recipe. The pinsa's are more of a set, artisan 'experience' while we imagined the pizzas being flexible and adaptable. We are considering menu changes always, so thank you for asking! We hope to build you a classica pizza soon.

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RodrigoV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was amazing and prices were fair.
Highly recommended!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 23, 2021

Rodrigo V., We are happy to hear your experience at Our Table was recommendation worthy! Making you feel at home with service and food value is what we strive for. Thank you for your kinds words and we hope to see you again.

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vipAllisonT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great space, appreciated the outdoor dining setup! Service was quick but we had empty glasses most of the night, which was kind of a bummer.

95% of the food was INCREDIBLE and I would absolutely make the 2HR drive down to go again! Highly recommend the pinsa romana, calamari fritti, classic pizzas, pasta marsala, and the salmon. The only bad dish was the lasagna, which was just a pile of mush (noodles were so over cooked they were mush with no chew (I had to check to see if they were even there), plus it was way too salty, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t mind salty food, lol. The tiramisu was amazing and perfect with espresso to finish our meal!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 23, 2021

Allison T., Thank you for coming in to our table, we apologize for the inconsistent service and unsatisfactory lasagna dish. Your feedback means a lot to us. Because we prep our dishes weekly, we have the opportunity to make changes with feedback for better food quality and experiences in the future. We are glad you enjoyed most of your meal, thank you for your recommendations, and hope you'll visit us again in the future. Take care

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SanDiegoA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. A bit pricey for what you get bit very tasty

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 22, 2021

Hi there, we thank you for coming in! It is true that some of our dishes may be more expensive than the others of neighboring Italian restaurants. In many occurrences this is due to international ingredients/shipping and buying the best California foods that we can for our dishes. We hope to greet you again at Our Table, take care.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavola Nostra is our favorite restaurant in San Diego. It is family inspired, and it shows. The staff and owners are amazing! And the food is unrivaled. You have to eat here soon. And eat here again and again. You will love it.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 23, 2021

Hello there, and thank you for such kind words! Our family continues to adjust and adapt our dishes on a weekly basis, striving for the best quality we can provide. Your experience means a lot to us and we're glad you enjoy your time. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We for a birthday! The food is just out of this world. Traditional and family owned

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thank you for joining us -- guest joy makes our work experience stellar! Birthdays are big in the traditional of this restaurant's family. We are glad you came to celebrate. Thank you! Alla prossima.

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vipMaggie
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love their pizza and how all the people there work as a team.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 22, 2021

Maggie, Thank you for the love! Our team roots grow deep. Hope to see you again soon.

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MarkH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is my new favorite dining place. The service from Liz was on point as were her recommendations. The pizza crust was light, airy, and will melt in your mouth. I enjoyed mine topped with salmon, arugula, smoked Mozzarella and aged Balsamic, it disappeared into our bellies too quickly. Eggplant olive tapinaude with toast points was flavorful and the pasta is perfectly al dente. The Tiramisu was perfection topped with a bit of crunchy goodness. I did not need espresso. The prices are reasonable as well. Make a reservation today!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 22, 2021

Mark H., Thank you for the kind words about your restaurant experience and for taking the time to share them. We are glad you enjoyed the Salmon Pinsa special -- our newest chef created this tasty dish. We have brought it back for a few weekends now, maybe next menu change it will stick around for good! Thank you again, and take care.

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vipStephanieC
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute indoor and outdoor seating. Greeted warmly at the entry. Service was friendly. Appetizers of calamari and caponata were enjoyed. Salmon dinner was flavorful. Spaghetti with meatballs were yummy. Pinsa with the honey was super good. Save room for the cannoli. Appreciated the old school Italian music playing it made you feel like you’re in an Italian restaurant, sets the vibe. Highly recommend this place, we will definitely be back.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 4, 2021

Stephanie C., Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. Customer enthusiasm such as yours is why we love to do what we do. Our team at Tavola Nostra works hard to deliver the experience your party shared and we are very glad you all enjoyed. We will be eagerly awaiting your return. Thank you again!

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vipGeneTee
Hawaii
76 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best pizza I have had in a while. Got the vulcano and it was spectacolo! Sausage was particularly delicious. Had a side of roasted broccolini and it too was perfecto!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 4, 2021

GeneTee, Thank you for coming in to our table and giving our new Vulcano Pinsa a try. Happy to hear your enjoyed it! We prepare the sausage used for pizza and pasta weekly in-house. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes to you.

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vipAnisaE
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and definitely will be returning! Great food and excellent service!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 4, 2021

Anisa E., We are eagerly awaiting your return. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm (means a lot to us) and for coming in to our table. Arrivederci!

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vipHeatherY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. This family owned & run restaurant showed out with its delicious food and wonderful service. Everyone was so kind and attentive, we cannot wait to go back!

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded on June 4, 2021

Heather Y., From our family to yours, thank you for your support and kind words. Our team at Tavola Nostra works hard to sustain a comfortable and satisfying experience for all who join us. Glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again this summer. Take care.

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CraigB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family owned restsurant in the neighborhood. So happy they are here!

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Amanda
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful surprise! Doesn’t look like anything special from the outside but the food (and importantly, the dessert) was OUTSTANDING and authentic. And our server was awesome and fun. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loveee to eat here ! You can catch me here once a week twice if I’m lucky ! The best

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vipWp2014
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a very warm and welcoming atmosphere!

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Lizziem
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time and we brought the kids. They loved it as much as us. One got pizza and the other pasta. They also split the arancini appetizer. My husband and I got the antipasto salad and I got pasta and he got pizza/bread deliciousness. There are so many wonderful items on the menu we just have to keep coming back to try

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vip3byzndg
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL. THE ONLY BEEF I HAVE IS WITH THE HOSTESS. I WAS THERE FOR A 6:30 RESERVATION WITH MY 97 YEAR FATHER AND SHE SAT US AT A CAFE TABLE FOR 2. SINCE WE HAD AN EARLY RESERVATION AND THE RESTAURANT WASN'T BUSY I ASKED IF WE COULD BE SEATED AT A 4 TOP. THERE WERE 4 OF THEM IN THE PATIO AND ONLY ONE WAS OCCUPIED. THE HOSTESS RETURNED WITH A CRAZY IDEA TO PLACE TWO 2 TOPS TOGETHER THE LONG WAYS, WHICH JUST WOULDN'T BE VERY PLEASANT. WE ENJOYED OUR DINNER AT THE ORIGINAL 2 TOP, CROWDED AS IT WAS. DURING THE MEAL I KEPT MY EYE ON THE OTHER 4 TOPS TO SEE IF THEY EVER GOT SEATED. ONLY ONE DID, BUT IT WAS AFTER THE ORIGINAL 4 TOP DEPARTED.
SO NOTE TO MANAGEMENT, PLEASE TRY TO BE ACCOMMODATING TO OLDER GUESTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE THAT MANY RESERVATIONS ON THE BOOKS. THANX.

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You can order delivery directly from Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina using the Order Online button. Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-5256.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/tavola-nostra-pizzeria-e-cucina/giftcards.

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.