Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - Smithfield

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674 reviews
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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. 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.
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E
New England
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great - food, drinks, services and atmosphere! Highly recommend

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was excellent. The food was great.

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent this restaurant once or twice a week. Sheri and Lenny do a great job. Very consistent high quality food and service. Love it!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service was excellent. We were seated in a high traffic area. I would go again but request a quieter area.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful night celebrating a birthday! Food and drink was amazing and service was spectacular! Thank you so much for being apart of our special night!

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CT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant.

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DF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good...we have a weakness for the salmon and also the swordfish...

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, music loud as it was competing w/patrons talking loudly as well.

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MM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I recently attended one of their wine tasting events in Smithfield. It was a 5 course meal with wine pairing. The salad was good, although primarily just arugula. The second course was ravioli with pesto and was very good. The next 2 courses were very disappointing. The halibut was overcooked, served over a risotto made with a mishmash of veggies(green beans, red and green peppers) with a jalepino butter. The flavors did not blend well. The next course was a tough sliced red meat(steak?) over purple mashed potatoes. Not only unappealing presentation, but served at a less than lukewarm temperature. Desert was average: a semi dry/dense bread pudding. The wine was very good, but overall the event was not worth $85 per person after the added 20% gratuity. I have enjoyed this restaurant many times, but they seemed to struggle serving good food to many people at one time.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of the worst dinning experiences I have ever had. Waitress was rude , food was not worth the $.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fine meal. For my wife, outstanding wine selection. For me, I really enjoyed the Siberian beer on tap!

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Far exceeded our expectations! Every bite was exceptional and memorable. I am hard to please, but this restaurant I am looking forward to returning!!

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c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9 and were in a separate room by ourselves. Our waitress was great, very attentive and knew how the dishes were prepared. We ordered risotto balls and margerita pizza for appetizers. They were awesome. Party ordered, fish special, raviolis w/ cavatelli/sausage/brocolli rabe, chicken parmigiana, rib eye steak. All were excellent. Will definitely come back

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The wait staff will communicate with each other by shouting across the dinning room. I didn't mind the paper tablecloths, but the waiter set up the roll of paper on the table next to us and began unrolling lengths and ripping them against the knife edge. Rather irritating after several minutes.

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MC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our complimentary appetizer by showing our Stadium Theatre ticket from that day's show.
Service at the bar was great, attentive. Wine selections by the glass were very impressive. Thank you for a nice time!

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent overall experience. Food and service was excellent. Prices were a little high but the quality of food made it worth it. Wait staff was great. Very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be going back.

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E
New England
90 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife’s dinner of scallops and risotto was delicious. My meal was good but fillet was a little fatty and fillets are not supposed to be fatty. Jess our bartender was great and was able to get us out in time to arrive at a concert in the area.

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CH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening meal. The calamari was delicious. She had the Lobster Ravioli with shrimp; I had the grilled swordfish. So many good things on the menu; made it difficult to choose. I tried the Drew Bledsoe wine for the first time. Was pleasantly surprised. An outstanding post-Valentine's experience.

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H
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful meal- great service

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went in Valentines Day - it was very crowded, but they managed it very, very well. Our table was ready upon our arrival. Service was terrific. Food executed perfectly. Excellent experience.

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MV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had nothing but great experiences at Tavolo! The food, service, and ambiance is great.

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MB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was an excellent waiter. Food was awesome.

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S
New England
38 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, if you are not taking advantage of 50% wine Monday’s, you are missing out on an opportunity to try some fantastic wines which you might not normally purchase. As a bonus, the food was spot on tonight. The slow braised short rib is by far the star. Tavolo is always a favorite.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from the moment we entered. Very friendly people. Beautiful bar area. And wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend.

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BA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but service was slow. Reasonably priced.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and meals were both great as usual!!

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LR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!
I brought two friends with me who had never been to the restaurant and they LOVED IT!!

Cheryl was our server, and she was exceptional!

Thank you!
Linda

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited about 25 minutes even though we had a reservation. The service was slow. The food was good but my entree and all sides were not hot, not even warm.

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SR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Usually very good but this time they were running 1/2 hour behind on our reservation..slow service. The waitress forgot our appetizers. I sent my food back because it was cold and then forgot to bring our dessert..Dinner for 4 took over 3 hours. We have been there before and we will give it another shot

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G
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated a couple of birthdays. April provided excellent service as usual. Food was excellent. Nice wine choices. All good!

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D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday evening date night during Providence Restaurant Week. The restaurant week menu provided a good number of choices and portions were ample. Service was great. We had to wait a bit beyond the reservation time (the place was packed), but the hostess found us at the bar and apologized 2x. Overall a great night.

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JD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Wish I remembered the waitress name...she was phenomenal! Food was good, not the steak though (tough). Cocktail out of this world!!

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New England
117 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I don't know what happened to Tavolo. It's never been as good as D Carlo. For a while Tovolo was OK. The wait staff has never been as good as D Carlo and the management never made an effort to make you feel welcome. The renovations after the Tovolo opening make the place dark as a dungeon. Ugly blue curtains hanging on dirty bent pipes. My biggest problem now is food quality. We started with a beet salad, I've had it before but this time it was lacking something. It had less cheese and the arugula was wilted. We both had the short ribs. They were awful, no taste, not seasoned, rubbery. It's as if they took ribs and just boiled them in plain water. The mashed potato was terrible. Could they have been instant powered potatoes? The server (Christopher D.) was OK, not great but not terrible. The tiramisu was good. I'm afraid it's the end of an era. Too many good restaurant choices in the area to return here. It WASN'T a good value for the money. We left there thinking about all the good area restaurants we could have gone to instead.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good extra value with Providence restaurant week three course dinner.

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New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, Heather was great, excellent service as well as both me and my wife had great meals. The salmon and sword fish entree's were excellent. Can't wait to go back.

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SD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as usual
Busy restaurant week crowd - found the veal parm not as good as usual & beef shank over pappradel also not quite as usual - but overall good

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good as usual but this night the service was lacking. Drinks were slow to arrive, then we were half way done our dinner before we had a chance to order a glass of wine, purportedly to have with dinner!

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L
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent. Great food, super service in a warm comfortable atmosphere.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always consistently great. The service is always excellent. Love this place!

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DP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times in the past 6 months. Originally discovered it because U bought a Groupon. We keep coming back because the food is exceptional the servers are personable and all in all it is a wonderful experience. Who needs Federal Hill when there is Tavolo in Smithfield. (Confession we have eaten at Tavolo on Federal Hill which is excellent but I prefer Smithfield)

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