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a tavola

4.8
4.8
555 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Founded in 1995, a tavola is one of the city’s best restaurants, bringing Chicago an intimate and authentic dining experience. At a tavola the emphasis is, appropriately, on the food. Authentic dishes from Italian regions are re-created using Italian cooking methods and the finest imported Italian products.

a tavola is the culmination of professional cooking experience by Daniel Bocik, a versatile chef from Chicago, who brings back home the knowledge and experience of an education at the California Culinary Academy and the finest restaurants of San Francisco, Paris, and Milan. To ensure the freshest food at a tavola, fresh fruits and vegetables are selected from a local organic farmer, meats and seafood are personally selected by Chef Dan from local markets.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 276-7567

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dan Bocik

  • Private party facilities

    a tavola offers you the option to buy-out the restaurant or a sector (main level or patio) for your special event. These warm and private settings are perfect for all of life’s special occasions. Three menu options are available - perfect for any group looking to enjoy an elegant Italian experience! Call or email us at events@atavolachi.com.

  • Private party contact

    Carla Holberg: (773) 276-7567

What 555 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Romantic

  • Chicago

    Romantic

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  1. Winelover

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I prefer the al cart menu. Prefix is too expensive.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelin worthy food and incredible service- so good.
  3. JoyT

    Tulsa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a cozy Italian restaurant for my husband’s birthday weekend in Chicago. A Tavola was absolutely perfect. They accommodated our need for a celiac safe meal for one of our party, service and food were exemplary. This is the place to go for a wonderful, quiet meal with amazing atmosphere.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was incredible - thank you.
  5. GFNMD

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine prix fixe menu of healthy green salad w/sliced pears & shaved cheese, signature entrees of roast chicken, short ribs and gnochi as I remembered, and delicious desserts of chocolate tart or apple tart. Returning after moving away, this was a must-restaurant. Service was friendly and professional. The ambiance is quiet, cozy, and special.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Valentine’s Day
  7. MichaelR

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything was wonderful. From the moment you’re greeted at the door to the attentive staff, they work as a team. Their drinks are always special, and the food is so fresh and terrific.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cute place in a walk up - it’s tiny and cozy so expect to feel the presence of the table next to you. The service is great - the drinks were nice and not diluted. The marinated grilled mushrooms were yummy as antipasti. The focaccia bread was soft and tasty. The gnocchi lacked some salt to our taste. The fish of the day was a grouper that was well prepared… the chicken could have used some more seasoning but was still tasty. Portions are generous and we had a nice time.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just plain wow, this place is amazing. The portobello mushroom 🍄🍄 was delicious and I don't typically like mushrooms. Braised short rib fell off bone , perfectly done, gnocchi was seasoned and cooked just right, for dessert I had the Panna Cotta was so refreshing not to sweet at all.
  10. BGFerg

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a table of 6 for a birthday celebration, and followed our server’s suggestion to share grilled vegetables, mushrooms, 2 different pastas and a 48oz. Steak. The food was tasty and I could have eaten more. It was a cold February night but the small dining room was full and cozy. Would like to return in warm weather to dine in their back patio.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Hidden gem.
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience. Perfect portions. Everything was fresh, really good drinks. Warm tentative service
  13. sjk28

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this neighborhood restaurant and need to go more often. We went for restaurant week and it was fantastic. Great service! Wine suggestions were perfect! So was the food. I would highly recommend!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great, service great…can’t wait to come back
  15. umanniew

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little spot in the Ukrainian Village — excellent service and great food! We were also very pleased with the wine selections (try the vermentino if you are looking for an interesting white!).
  16. EllenG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our very favorite restaurant in Chicago. Delicious food, beautiful environment and wonderful service.
  17. AlexS

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and will be back! Cute venue and atmosphere with a simple menu offering a variety of options. Can’t wait to try some of the other items the next time around.
  18. melbeats

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience! The restaurant is located in a house on Chicago Ave and is so charming inside and outside with a cozy ambiance. The food was traditional Italian - similar to what we ate in Italy. They stick to excellent cooking methods and more "by-the-book" foods compared to some of the trendy restaurants. The food is absolutely delicious, servers were extremely kind & helpful - would highly recommend for a date night or small group dinner!
  19. Yvette

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for our NYE. Everything was fantastic. Looking forward to going back, soon.
  20. PhyllisV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and welcoming. Exceptional food.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, friendly staff, great date night spot. Highly recommend!!!
  22. KennethB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 on everything. Food and service were exceptional. Great spot to celebrate our anniversary
  23. BlaS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and taken care of. Our server was so kind and helpful during our meal. The food was delicious and I would recommend a tavola to anyone.
  24. Jeannette

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Each dish was fresh and delicious. Staff were genuine and professional.
  25. AliC

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate, romantic environment. Attentive service. Great recommendations for menu. Fantastic food.
  26. Rory

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Chicago for an intimate evening - perfect ambiance, and they'll let you linger as long as you like.
  27. SherylS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It must have been an off night in the kitchen as we had had lovely experiences. We were there to celebrate a birthday with six people. Two entrees were delivered to the table and then pulled as the other entrees were not yet ready. When everyone was served, one was sent back as it was cold, yet the other plates had inconsistent temperatures. No accommodation on the bill was offered. We'll be back, but it was a disappointing experience.
  28. Sarah

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We are frequent flyers at A Tavola and we were unfortunately disappointed this last visit. It feels like the overall dining experience, everywhere, is just no longer worth the effort to pay to go out. A “special” of spaghetti pomodoro, without meatballs for a vegetarian option, should not cost $22. The desserts also had no care or love and looked like they had been previously frozen and served with what I suspect to be cool whip. And for $14 a slice? Yes, I do expect better. With so many restaurant options for diners to choose from, please A Tavola, be better. This place remains a gem in my heart and I know you have held yourselves to a high quality standard previously for your diners. Please get back to that level and we will happily be back.
  29. LindaZ

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An unassuming entrance we wondered if we were in the right place. But when we opened the door we were warmly greeted as if we were invited to someone's home for dinner. The service was excellent. The menu is not extensive but everything on it was delicious. One of the best Italian meals I have had in a very long time. The wine we drink was from Italy and that was also perfect. This restaurant has been around for a long time but it is a hidden gem.
  30. Bigfonduer

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josie and her team know how to make guests feel special and the food is amazing. I highly recommend everyone experiences A Tavola.
  31. AHipp1965

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal at a tavola. Very cozy room, excellent service and food. Expensive but worth it for a lovely evening.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Amazing service and ambiance! Pricing higher than stated online. We had the gnocchi and 40oz Bistecca Fiorentina. Meat was delicious but too salty and gnocchi was okay.
  33. AndrewT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always feels like it’s a special occasion at a tavola. The food, the staff and the home vibe is always stellar. Josie is amazing as is the dedicated and thoughtful team she’s assembled. Her knowledge of and selection of Italian wines enhances the occasion.
  34. LisaG

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so happy to return to this restaurant after so many years not being in Chicago. The gnocchi was divine I had a wonderful tomato and Barada salad with the reddest tomatoes right out of the garden in the back.
  35. disappointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    was so disappointed by this meal. we did the tasting menu to try as much as possible, but none of it was as good as the price points, let alone the fact that we were surprise-charged for an insane quantity of oversalted meat. I can't believe how much money we spent on a terrible dining experience.
  36. AllisonC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a classic and reliable Italian dinner. Still the best gnocchi around.
  37. phil

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    intimate, quiet, great food, great service. slightly quirky architecturally as it used to be a house, also hard to see from the street for the same reason. recommended.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a fabulous hidden gem! Food and ambiance was top notch. Will definitely be back.
  39. Scheide

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside - in the past we have only sat inside. What a lovely night it was for doing this. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. It took us a long time to figure out what to order for our group. We were happy with selections and everything tasted very good. Happy with wine choices. Waiter didn't read that we were celebrating a birthday until after meal was over, was kind enough to give us one dessert for free. Our favorite selection was the mushrooms!!!!
  40. Mimi

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our table of 4 shared all our dishes. Staff changed plating every time…wonderful service. Food was amazing-fresh, flavorful, delicious

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

a tavola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-7567.

a tavola is rated 4.8 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for a tavola

2148 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Leavitt St.

  • Neighborhood

    Ukrainian Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dan Bocik

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 276-7567

  • Private party facilities

    a tavola offers you the option to buy-out the restaurant or a sector (main level or patio) for your special event. These warm and private settings are perfect for all of life’s special occasions. Three menu options are available - perfect for any group looking to enjoy an elegant Italian experience! Call or email us at events@atavolachi.com.

  • Private party contact

    Carla Holberg: (773) 276-7567

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