Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - Providence

4.1
678 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

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Steffy
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time had great experience; love the entertainment also in cozy courtyard. Would definitely recommend it to all.

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vipJmf418
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were there on Saturday 7:15
They were out of Lasagna, and their special so we ordered something else and we were not happy with the food.
We have had great experience there before as well as the place in Warwick but this particular time it did live up to their normal
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BostonRob
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The owner or manager was very accommodating and despite having outdoor reservations, gave us an indoor table right by the open front of the restaurant. Drinks were good…and the sangria was very good. The shrimp salad was fantastic…but the main course was sort of unremarkable. It wasn’t bad…but it didn’t earn the “we need to eat here again” rating. Overall, a good evening and decent meal but we won’t necessarily be rushing back.

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the wait for food was not long. Great wine list. The waitress was polite, professional and knew the menu and specials. The only 1 thing that I was disappointed was we reserved outdoor seating for the back patio, as was our anniversary and there was a mixup so we had to sit outside in the front. However, there was live music outside so it was enjoyable. We will definitely be back again.

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vipLisa
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service unmatched. Location and ambiance really special!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined here for Al fresco on the hill. The weather was lovely and we sat outside. Our server was great and very attentive. The food was good.

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ConradR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service from Ashley. Food was good, calamari was excellent.

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MollyF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, great staff and made to order food. We will definitely be back!

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KevinW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

All was good except the live entertainment- too loud. It was hard for my date and I to have a relaxed conversation as well as to communicate with the server. Venue is too small to have amplified music.

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RTrep
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Risotto balls were delicious as was the creme brûlée. However, our meals were average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, service was excellent. Sat in back patio - nice and quiet. Inside bar looked really nice. Used a Groupon here to try it out. We will be back.

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EddL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

pretty run-of-the ill Italian menu. nothing fancy or innovative. service was very good. food was good but slightly above average.

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vipJcdtmd
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My tennis team went for dinner here and it was great. The food was great, the waitstaff were very helpful and accommodating. We'd eat here again if we come to play in Providence on another date.

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vipjoycec
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Sat outside , lovely night. They should make their area more eye appealing.
Husband ordered lasagna, his favorite. When the dish came there was no meat in it. After research by the waitress it seems they ran out of their usual and cook took it upon himself to substitute a vegetarian dish. Having been in the "business" myself for several years, never saw that coming! We quickly changed entree and all was well. I had the swordfish special and it was great.
Owner is very hands on. Does a great job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food and ambiance. Halibut was excellent

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vipWinslow
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. It wasn’t busy, great place for someone with a gluten allergy.

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Spacecadet
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this place. Great experience every time. Highly recommend it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a fantastic time. We ate outside in the cute outdoor patio and the service was great! Would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Sorry. I wanted to love this place. While the restaurant, front and rear patios are very nice, the service was hostile and quite awful and the food was very low quality. Waitress was rude and extremely impatient. Board was essentially a lunchable thrown of wood. Definitely not Federal Hill worthy spot, too bad. Great location, nice set up but service and food are severely lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tried for the first time during restaurant week, great food and drinks. our waiter was very attentive and suggested great items for us to try! now this is a regular spot for us!

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DianaG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Took 20 minutes before we got a waitress to ask us if we wanted drinks. Food was not as ordered. Definitely do not get the sunday special(horrible). Filet was good, but had to send back overcooked. My Cosmos didnt even taste good. Outside patio is very nice and the entertainment was awesome. I think they need more waitstaff, and new cooks. Has potential. I wont be back!

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BobM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The management was very accommodating and the waitress did a great job. Some food selections were limited or not available at the time of our visit. There was still a great selection of meals. And yes, the food was very good. We sat in the patio area which added some ambiance to our visit. There was also a young woman entertaining us with her beautiful voice. Overall, the six of us had a great time!

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Johnd65
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the outdoor patio was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Staff was friendly and efficient. Portions were small.

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AlyciaP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was right on. The ambiance- nice. We sat outside in back on the patio. However, the scallops tasted old and the white sangria tasted watery. We had the 3 course special for $29.99. My husband got the statler chicken and while we expect the special to have smaller entrees, these were tiny. Especially the chicken dish my husband got.

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Colfer
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious, service wasn't what you would expect at all... didn't seem to understand how the restaurant week menu worked with one app to share and one dessert to share. took forever to get drinks from time we were sat then at the end of the meal tried to excuse the wait on the large party seated inside when it wasn't the food that took a while.

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Dave1968
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We love Tavolo..wasn't out first time and wont be our last...service was spotty at times, but that is no fault of the employees as I am sure they were a bit short staffed. One of our meals did not come out as ordered, but that issue was rectified quickly

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JenniferN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine is always great at Tavolo!

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vipJordanV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter was rude and rushing. Meals came out wrong. Water and drinks were asked to be filled several times, never happened. One meal was forgotten and the manager came over and gave it to one guest when ever was done eating. Stay far away! Manager and Waiter rude.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband 50 th bday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

One of the worst dinning experiences in my life. I’ve been to multiple restaurants and have never been disrespected like I was at this place. The service was slow granted the short staff, but our waiter was late and not welcoming. Upon leaving with leaving a tip rewarding of the service, the server came out and verbally abused me and my peers for not leaving a bigger tip on the tab. He started to cause a scene on the street and when I asked for the manager he stated to be the manager while yelling at me. As I asked the valet for the owner of the restaurant ñame the same waiter continued to verbally attack me and raise his voice. He brought out my gfs purse that she accidentally left and yelled, “ I could of just thrown this in the valley!” as I kept repeating for him to leave me alone. Never will I recommend this restaurant or ever go again. I never do a review but felt this had to be let known to the public.

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vipCarmen
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We went during Providence Restaurant Week and that was probably our first mistake. We showed up and our reservation through Open Table didn't show up, but they seated us in 15 minutes anyway. We waited about 10 minutes before the waitress came over and took our orders. The drinks took about 30 minutes to arrive, the appetizers took about 1 hr and 15 minutes to arrive. At one point, the waitress looked over at us and made a face like she forgot to put in our orders. We had to ask the manager for bread while we waited for entrees.The entrees took another 45 minutes. By this time, we were fed up and asked for our desserts to go and while waiting, saw another table who was seated at least 20 minutes after us get the same desserts. Overall, the food was very lackluster. The bolognese and short rib had no flavor. However, the ice cream was very good. While we understand that restaurants in general are short staffed, it was a generally awful experience. Definitely would not return.

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Foodie21
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Tavolo. Bill was a wonderful host to the space and made sure everything was good with our meals, and he even offered an umbrella to shield us from the rain. Extremely grateful for the thoughtfulness and well-timed check-ins from our server.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I don’t know what happens to this location when it’s restaurant week but their quality and service goes way down. I ordered a 9oz glass of wine and the waitress Jo brought me a 6oz and proceeded to argue with me after I told her that it wasn’t a 9oz. She brought my fiancé a 9oz and it was an obvious difference. The restaurant itself was so hot that we couldn’t breathe. They had the doors open for fresh air and breeze but it was extremely hot regardless. The food was ok. My steak was dry and my side pasta that it came with was old. At that point I didn’t even bother sending it back. Who knows what I would get back. I won’t be coming back to this location. It was super disappointing and I really just wanted to enjoy my anniversary dinner. The locations in Warwick and Smithfield are much better.

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CrystalY
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Atmosphere and service was great. The food itself was not so good. It had minimal flavor and the meats were costly and dry. Certainly not what we would expect from Italian food on Atwells Ave. This place just doesn’t measure up to the competition there.

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DaniB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so personable and accommodating. I would definitely go there again.

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SimoneD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was quite warm in there and service was a little slower and less attentive then expected however do know the service industry is struggling with help. Thank goodness assume owner helped out.

Food and deal was very good, would go back we usually go to the Lincoln property however providence week brought us to your restaurant.

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susans
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for our anniversary and was anticipating a good time. We both had the he restaurant week specials. The waitress seemed annoyed and disappeared after serving the appetizers. I was hoping to order a glass of wine to have with the appetizer. The meal was adequate, the drinks were good however service was minimal. As stated earlier I wanted to celebrate our anniversary but the lack of service and the food being just okay definitely but a damper Ian the evening. On a positive note, the singer was fantastic.

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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 4.1 stars by 678 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.