Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille

4.3
239 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille specializes in authentic and innovative Italian cuisine along with grilled steaks, seafood and hand crafted desserts. With an amazing team of Chefs and energetic onsite owners, Tavolo is well known for the quality of its classic Italian dishes as well as creative and exciting specials. Tavolo is a 2015 & 2016 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner. Our extensive wine and craft beer list offers an unprecented line up of craft beers and fine wines catering to all customers. The atmosphere is stylish and friendly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Mondays Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday 11:30am-8:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 274-6000
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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What 239 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had dinner with another couple and found the food choices to be really good. Being Italian, we liked that the choices were traditional Italian and not nouveau Italain that so many restaurants have.
We would definitely go back.

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B
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Pumpkin martini was delicious. Good, timely service.

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PA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and drinks, reasonably priced( not cheap but good value). Excellent service. Friendly staff. Complimentary valet parking (yes, you should tip).

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We dine here often. Food is great, service is friendly, and prices are 3/4 of other restaurants on the hill.

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TL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nothing special to say, but could not figure out how they ran out of Tito's. That's pretty weak. Waiter was great and engaging.

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CV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. My boyfriend had filet mignon and it was tender. I had the pan roasted startler chicken. Very juicy, not dry and seasoning was perfect. The service was very good. Overall a nice dinner. Definitely good back again and highly recommended!

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RC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have always enjoyed this restaurant but this time it was just not up to par. Sat at a very nice window table. Then we were ignored for about 15 minites. When the server did come to greet us he blew it off saying oh I didn't see you for a second. We ordered drinks. My wine was gone by and waiter didn't believe us he finally did take it back to the bar and they agreed the bottle was gone so opened a new one. Better. Risotto balls were delicious. But my short ribs were on the dry side and mashed potatoes and veg were cold and carrots too hard to eat. Wifes salad was average and 10 dollars for three small shrimp barely warm. We were told that the add on was jumbo shrimp! Just an off night.

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J
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There are better restaurants nearby that are similarly priced. Our waiter was not terribly professional, and he pressured us several times to order an appetizer, forcing us to feel like we needed to explain that we didn’t want a large meal. I had the braised short ribs, which were delicious, but the garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables were tasteless. My mother had the fried risotto balls, which were tasty, but the caprese salad was mediocre. The place was not crowded on a Saturday night, which likely is a reflection of the fact that the locals know that this place is nothing special.

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e
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and the bartenders, Kasia and Amenda, were outstanding!!

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k
New England
79 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We have been here several times. They were very short staffed on the night we visited. Did not have a table for us even though we had a reservation so we found seats at the bar. Only the bartender and 1 waiter working the whole place. They did a great job considering the amount of people and lack of staff. The food came out in a timely manner and was very good as always. I commend the staff that was there and we will be back as I know this was unusual for Tavolo’s.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

This place is mediocre. Completely dead on a busier night and service was lacking. Our drinks were definitely made wrong. Food was not good enough to go back.

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TF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was fantastic. Our hostess and server we're both friendly and helpful. Best meal we have had in a long time. Highly recommend.

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MH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I live in NH but my daughter goes to college Ian Providence. When we go visit her we frequently go to Tavolo. There are so many good restaurants on Fed Hill but Tavolo always has great service and is a charming place. I highly recommend.

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ST
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine tasting dinner was excellent. Chef did outstanding job with matching.

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SD
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Federal Hill gem provides an upscale Italian meal at a good price. The food was very good and the most expensive entree on the menu is $33, the filet mignon, which was a generous portion. Our server Nick was very knowledgeable and took time to get everything in our meal right. We will definitely return when in Providence!

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GF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Have gone a few times and always an enjoyable experience.

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Nice place we sat outside. Noise from another club was loud. Service was good. However the kitchen was very slow. Almost and hour for our meals. Calamari was rubbery and greasy. The veal parm may possibly have been the worst I’ve ever had and struggled to eat half of it. Many other choices on the hill this was a one and done.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start to finish it was all amazing. Especially the staff and our server.

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DP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service would recommend highly.very good selection to chose from husband had the rib eye said it was the best he ever had

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KE
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious filet mignon and veal parmigiana. Great service!

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B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Victor, was amazing. He was attentive, warm and personable. Told us all about specials, outdoor dining and group opportunities. Food was very good. Would definitely go back and sit at the bar.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious. bar tender was phenomenal. love it here.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The music on the patio was too loud, and staff said they were not allowed to turn the volume down. We couldn't hear anything or have a normal conversation.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took two of our daughters and my wife on a date and it was a agreat experience all around.

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding from the fresh made soup and bread to the perfectly cooked tuna! The desserts were a perfect size and extremely tasty!

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited at the door for 10 minutes to be greated. We then got sat and tries to order a few things from the restaurant week menu and you were out of the 3 things I wanted to try. We paid for our drinks and then left. Very disappointing

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EK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

2nd time there, and same story, horrific service. The waitress/bartender was non-exisitant

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Solid overall. Ambiance was nice. Food was well prepared. Wine selection was appreciated. Sunday night was a bit off with service and music selection. However, everyone was nice. Would still consider coming back

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p
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Reserved this on open table left note that this was our Anniversary. No mention of it from any employee. Steak was unevenly cooked and sauce was way to salty. Sent it back. My husband was totally done with his meal before my Spaghetti was out. The waiter told the manager but he never came over to the table.
I can see why there is a Groupon.
Spaghetti was good my husband shrimp scampi was just ok. They should also tell customers that the olive oil on the table is spiced.
Much better restaurants in providence

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D
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tavolo was fantastic as always, they really pay attention to detail. Kasha and Victor made our night as well as Nick being a wonderful server. The Salmon and short ribs were delicious. We had company from out of town and they were very impressed. Great value with restaurant week. Thanks again for a great dining experience.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We had the chicken and veal parmigiana, both were over cooked.
Service was a little slow.

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B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We made reservations for Restaurant Week. Apparently they were understaffed so they brought in servers from their other location. The server was very friendly, but the service itself was horrible. We sat outside in the front, but it was far from classy by any means. The food was not bad, but I doubt we will be returning.

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l
New England
50 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice atmosphere, the patio was really great, unfortunately, our host did not show this to us nor were we asked if we wanted to be seated there. I only saw it when I used the restroom. Server was good, and food very good. Nice wine list was a plus, also you can get a 9 oz. glass of wine!

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CH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat across from the bar, service was excellent, the food was hot and well presented and would come back.

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Tavolo was a lovely restaurant right in the middle of all the fun Providence shops and restaurants. The hostess was sweet and acknowledged our anniversary (37th). We were happy that they had a private outdoor patio area. The food was delicious and there was a nice selection of wines. I gave 4 stars rather than 5 because of the service Our waiter was training someone, so perhaps that may have been part of the problem. The young man who refilled our water, was very sweet and attentive. We will definitely return.

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T
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victor was outstanding and so was the New York strip thanks again Tim T

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E
New England
50 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a good meal and great service To Tavolo

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SN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Sausage was burned to a crisp and we were told that we would get a complimentary cocktail. All they gave us was a voucher for a free dessert on our next visit. We will not be back.

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BD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Tavolo several times and
Have always enjoyed it
This time was outstanding

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GW
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our GPS mistakenly took us to the Smithfield location but it was meant to be. We were on a relatively short timeframe and our waiter Chris took excellent care of us, food was terrific (burrata ravioli my son claimed were best ever), great hospitality and a place we will surely return to. If food and service is similar at Federal Hill location, then it must be outstanding.

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