Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - Providence

4.4
716 Reviews
$30 and under
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 has received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019. Our extensive wine and craft beer list offers an unprecedented line up of craft beers and fine wines catering to all customers. The atmosphere is stylish and friendly. Enjoy outside dining as well, on Historic Federal Hill or on our beautiful, spacious, private back patio.

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  • WINE WEDNESDAY - Half Off FULL Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available

    Attention all Wines Lovers!! You definitely want to book with Tavolo Providence tonight! What better way to compliment your delicious Italian dinner than with an amazing bottle of wine! Enjoy Half off FULL Bottles of Wine! EXCLUDES HOLIDAYS / EVENTS / EXCLUDES GROUP-ON
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vipMichaelS
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Went on a Sunday at 4. Place was very slow so there was no excuse for such terrible service. This was during Providence’s Restaurant Week and was expecting to order off the special menu. After being seated we sat for almost 10 minutes before the waiter returned so we could inquire about the restaurant week specials. Took another 5 minutes after that to get our drinks.
The food was average. For the prices I expected much more.
This was our first time dining in the Federal Hill area and expected so much better. Apparently we choose the wrong restaurant.

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DD12345
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome…..always is ! Waiter was attentive and nice. Even when we told him we were using a Groupon ( which many wit people hate and give you an attitude). Of course we tipped him on the total before the Groupon was taken off because he was great! Pasta Cardinale is one of our faves. 3 out of 6 of us ordered it and it did not disappoint. Will go there over and over. Like the Providence location best for atmosphere. Always fun on Federal Hill!

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Seadog
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant! Food was fantastic, our servers were friendly & attentive. Great atmosphere & ambience. Definitely going back.

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vipKaren
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Restaurant week was horrible, my appetizer had no flavor, my pasta dish had no flavor and reeked of garlic.

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annonymous
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Tom was great. I requested a window seat. Both were taken. So Tom said we could sit in the other room which had a window/door. It was great!
The food was great. I had frutti di mari which was excellent. More than enough for another meal Or two. My husband had the pan seared salmon which he loved. My martini was fantastic. Prices are reasonable.
We have been there many times and would definitely recommend tavolos at any one of their locations. This one was in providence.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Excellent place to go for a date or a night out.

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Michelle13
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service slow even thou it wasn’t very crowded. Food was good. Atmosphere fair.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

Clean, hot and an ambient of peace.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice, enjoyed the live music

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing! Service was great even though we were a large party and half of us were late for our reservation. They were awesome and got us out super quick to make it to the show we were going to! Can’t recommend Tavolo enough.

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WilliamB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and time,
The Fried calamari was absolutely outstanding. Our entrées were equal to appetizer. There was live music which is always excellent.
See you soon Tavolo!
A perfect night.

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captainmatt
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been to Tavolo in Smithfield many times, but my wife received an email about the featured entertainment on 12/10/21. The food quality was as good as the Smithfield location and the singer was excellent.

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DavidA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Went for my wife's birthday with 2 other couples. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the Filet and it was cooked. perfectly. The sauce used on dish was phenomenal! We all thoroughly enjoyed the "house" olive oil on the table for dipping bread. So much that I bought a bottle on the way out. Apps were great as well. We had calamari along with sweet chili shrimp. Friendly staff, they brought my wife a slice of cake for her birthday. I would definitely return!

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KaitlynM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my best friend here for her birthday and they did not disappoint. Great service and amazing food

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The waitress was very nice but service was slow - too much time between taking drink order and getting to the table (2 glasses of wine). Dinners were brought out then two appetizer Caesar salads came after. Food was okay but needed spice and no salt and pepper on the table. There are a lot of choices on Atwells Ave and of the multiple restaurants we have visited, this would fall on the bottom.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was great. Some of the reviews are hit or miss but our experience was a good one. We will be back.

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romangladiator
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our time there! My girlfriend just loves their short ribs.

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vipbeeg
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

my second visit to this establishment. Was an enjoyable quiet saturday night.

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KennethS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came to Providence for the weekend and sat and ate at the bar. Nick was attentive and friendly. Surprised it wasn't more crowded, but perhaps because it was Thanksgiving weekend anpeople were stuffed or having leftovers. I would certainly return when I come back to the area.

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SaraC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love bucking tradition on Thanksgiving and we're thrilled that Tavolo was open that day. Portions were large and delicious, with plenty of leftovers.

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vipJohnP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Only problem was getting to this restaurant as there is no parking and no valet.

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DateNight
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was really good!

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Horrible service and the salmon was on its way out for sure.
Yuck 🤮
I love Tavolo in Smithfield federal hill no!!

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annonymous
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter/bartender was excellent.
Our meals were delicious. My husband had the lasagne which he loved. I had the fruiti di Mari which was also great. Plenty of food for leftovers.
We will definitely return.

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MingDing
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready on arrival. A good selection of wines and other drinks. The food was very good.

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StephnieD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always amazing!! Highly recommend!! (Providence Location)

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JoAnneH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dinner with family. Definitely be back on a Thursday night. Food is amazing and service is gracious!

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PaulT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Charming intimate restaurant with a very attentive staff. A great evening recently during the festival. Bill was our host and sat us at the bar per our request. Nice guy and hands on working along with the staff.
Food was delicious...Margarita pizza and short ribs. Bar was comfortable with TV and great service. Definitely check them out. We'll be sure to try their other locations as well.

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vipTati
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good but a little salty to my taste. The waitress was very slow but overall experience was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordered lasagna, they came out over an hour later that they just plated the last lasagna to someone else and what else did we want. Chicken in penne vodka was very rubbery, seemed microwaved. Outdoor seating was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Despite reading good reviews online about Tavolo, we unfortunately had a negative experience. The food was really bad, and the service was terrible. Our server forgot about us (and other tables near us) multiple times. We heard neighboring tables complaining to themselves about the poor service as well. We definitely won’t be returning.

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KenK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was excellent. Portions are good size.

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Don2
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice Italian restaurant. Good atmosphere and the owner / manager was fantastic. He gladly replaced a bottle of wine that we felt had a funny taste. Good to do!

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AmyL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Great place but food took way too long ... service & portions of dinner food were not the best. Our waitress was very short with us, we had to flag her down a few times to get her attention. Restaurant was very nice has a great vibe, we sat outside so we didn't mind that the food took longer than normal but they definitely need more staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ordered salads to share for the table. They came out brown and wilted as well as overly dressed . No bread. Everything was a la carte. All of us had the stuffed cod. Those were overly salty. For dessert I had the s’mores brownie which was dry and hard to chew. Thankfully the ice cream made that easier. Prices were high for what we received. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regulators at this location . Great service and food ! Will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST restaurants in federal hill . Food and service is consistent . Will return!!!!!

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RobP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was efficient and friendly, and the food was delicious. The restaurant is very nice inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow but the waitress was working hard. It would not stop me from returning. We did outside dining. Loved the atmosphere and ambiance. Definitely return.

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metyls
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The atmosphere was loud. Waitresses were telling at each other over customers heads. Our waitress was brand new and could not manage the number of tables she had. We didn't place our food order for more than 45 minutes after we arrived. When the waitress came to take our food order she had cut her hand and dripped blood on our table and left it as if that were okay. Other tables around us got up and left because they were waiting so long with no service. We planned on ordering an appetizer, by the time we placed our order we asked for the appetizer to come out with our main food since we were short on time. Our food came out and the appetizer still wasn't ready. I had to remind our waitress that we had ordered an appetizer, she then quickly brought it out. The food itself tasted good, but not good enough for its prices. We were very disappointed in the entire as a whole. Not the romantic anniversary dinner we expected. Definitely not planning to go back.

FAQs

Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - Providence offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 274-6000.

Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - Providence is rated 4.4 stars by 716 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.