Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina

4.8
100 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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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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 100 people are saying
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roger
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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. :-)

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czwirn
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun and enjoyable , server was very nice

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Reese
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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?

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RodrigoV
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded 6 hours ago

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 7 hours ago

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 a day ago

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 7 hours ago

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 a day ago

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 a day ago

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 a day ago

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
21 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
14 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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RandomActs
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marestella talked us into a fabulous bottle of wine so we had two. The Mortacchio pinsa knocked us out and of course the pepperoni pizza is our favorite and it’s a given that we have one of those every time. The antipasto insalata is a new favorite. Try it all. È buonissimo!!!

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vipFamilyof3
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brick oven pizza. Wouldn't go for the pasta though. Service felt personal and special. Enjoyed it.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
Responded 6 hours ago

Family of 3, Thank you for coming into our pizzeria and for your kinds words. Our restaurant family goal is to work like family and treat all who visit likewise. We hope to see you again and that we can find a pasta dish that compliments your favorite pizza. Until next time, take care.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place. But 2nd time eating here and 2nd time the entrees didn't come out together. Why can't it sit in the kitchen until the other entree(s) is ready. Seems simple.

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ILoveFoodMoreThanYou
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The pizza is terrific, the spaghetti and meatballs were delicious, and the lasagna amazing. Even more, the staff was so incredibly friendly, from the greeter, the person who sat us, our server, the cooks, and to the manager. Our server, Kim, was fantastic. Kim was VERY knowledgeable about the menu and the food. Kim was friendly and talked to us about our interests and best fits. Kim was fast with refills and check-ins on the food. Kim got the cooks to cut our kids pizza into extra thin slices so that I did not have to mangle it at the table, which is above and beyond! And Kim was so kind and patient when my toddler accidentally broke a plate. It was a first time for us and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. The Ceaser salad was so amazing has topped any favorite I had. I am definitely going to come back and eat here again every chance I get to come back to San Diego. Everyone was friendly and kind. The food is just so delicious!!!! Mouth watering. Exceeded my expectations for sure!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The food, ambiance, and people are amazing! We can’t wait to go back!

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MimiG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our out-of-town guests to experience Tavola Nostra the food never disappoints! This is the place you have to come if you want authentic Italian cuisine. It’s absolutely wonderful! Some of our favorites are the Arancini, the Gialla e Rossa pinsa but any of the pinsas are absolutely wonderful! The chicken marsala pasta and the spaghetti and meatballs are the best we’ve had!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and inviting. Waitress was outstanding. Pizza was very good and salads were excellent. We sat outside next to the fireplace which was a nice romantic setting but noise was moderate from street traffic and surrounding businesses. Highly recommend for a nice casual dinner.

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Emily
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I have ever had. Their signature pizza was INSANE. The honey on top was so delicious my stomach is growling just thinking about it. Also the service was great and our server Kim was awesome. Can’t wait to come back.

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ShariM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizzas were delicious. We ordered two different of the oval pizzas. And a salad. Yummy. Was there with friends and we already have a plan to come back. Our server was very helpful too.

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HectorC
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service, very good Italian food in Hillcrest

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, a Must goTrue Italian tasty food

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Leslie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. The food, atmosphere, and service are what makes this restaurant unforgettable. I highly recommend!

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vipadambrit
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a great dinner here. I have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while. The pizzas were fantastic as well as the Brussels sprouts and burrata salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent service highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food gets better and better it’s just an incredible Italian food experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place

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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 100 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.