Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina

4.8
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Now Open for limited indoor dining, and full outdoor dining, take-out and delivery. Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is a full-service casual Pizzeria, Italian restaurant bringing a modern touch to family recipes and an ancient style of pizza called PINSA Romana, Sicilian Arancini and more.

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

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 82 people are saying
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Amanda
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a very warm and welcoming atmosphere!

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Lizziem
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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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OpenTable Diner
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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GabrielC
San Diego
10 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
19 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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MimiG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavola Nostra NEVER disappoints! If you are looking for authentic, delicious Italian food you have to come here! Once you’ve tried the dishes you will become part of the familia

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vipCarola
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La nostra cena era molto buona!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best Italian pizzeria and restaurant I have tasted thus far. The margarita pizza was delicious. Bread was soft yet crunchy on the outside. All the food tasted fresh and made to order. My new favorite restaurant!

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Nojohnnyno
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pizza has amazing sauce and a great crisp thin crust dough that just ties the whole pizza into one great pie! The meat balls are hands down my favorite item on their menu. They where perfectly cooked with a wonderful flavor, and added to their red sauce (which is perfectly cooked with deep complex flavor that could only be made through
generations of recipes handed down to family). Their pasta dishes have always been great with my favorite being the Cacio e Pepe with truffle oil. Amazingly rich and hardy. So I f I could give this place a rating based on their food. I would give it Five out of Five Stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Now for the service: The first time we (my husband and myself) walked into the restaurant, we were greeted with a warm sincere welcome from all of the staff running the floor. The head chef and owner Jeff came over, took the time to introduce himself and personally welcome us to the restaurant. He does so every time we eat there, and the waitstaff always welcomes us back. We have had nothing but incredible service each time we go. Would highly recommend this Italian gem to anyone. For their impeccable service, and sincere appreciation they express to us each time we eat their, I give them Five out of Five Stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️

On a personal note, please give a big Thank You to the Nonnas and the Nonnos that passed their recipes down to you, and the pride in your cooking is really something to be proud of.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely my new favorite restaurant in San Diego. The owners were so sweet and welcoming. Will definitely be coming back here in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff very ante tube and food was ready fast didn’t wait for too long high quality food as well

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hannahg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ambiance was great! prices/value was amazing given the quality of food/service and how cute the restaurant is!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was authentic and very delicious! Lots of outdoor capacity and heat lamps for cooler evenings.

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ChristelB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server Kim was great! I definitely will be coming back, loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The staff and owners were super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and wine was great. Enjoyed the patio dinning and heat lamps helped!

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vipCarola
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La nostra cena era molto buona❣️

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KitB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal from very local restaurant, good for families as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch! Our family tried the burrata, pinsa, cheese pizza, and meatball sandwich. Loved every bite!

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Peter
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and location, I would recommend it, went with my wife and two daughters, they loved it.

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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 82 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.