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La Tavola - Baltimore

4.5
4.5
2156 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
PASTA MADE BY HAND - HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE PASTA - FARM FRESH VEGETABLES - LOCALLY RAISED MEATS - FRESH CAUGHT FISH - SCRATCH MADE DESSERTS
For over 20 years, La Tavola has been a cornerstone in Baltimore’s Little Italy. When the neighbors are walking by, they always pause to watch Chef Carlo making pasta by hand. He then layers the pasta with his simple but delicious Bolognese and Bechamel. From this classic Ventenian style lasagna to his award winning Spaghetti Neri al Granchio, Ranked "Best Pasta Dish in Maryland" by the Daily Meal 2018, 2019, 2020, everything is made with love. The delectable three cheese cheesecake with chocolate chips on an oreo cookie crust leaves your taste buds craving for more.


Please inform us of any allergies or specialized diets as we will do out best to accommodate
**VEGETARIAN, VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE**

Socially Distant Dining at all times /
Private and Semi-Private Rooms available


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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 685-1859

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Vignotto

  • Catering

    We offer catering trays that feed between 8-12 guests accompanied by homemade Italian bread.<br /><br />Banquet space available: Virtual tour link http://tours.digispin.com/?sid=51893&amp;tid=24173 <br />Banquet menu Link http://www.la-tavola.com/banquets.php

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms upstairs. The Gallery Room can host an event with up to 100 guests with a view of Harbor East in the backdrop. The Chef's Corner has host up to 50 guests. We offer round tables or rectangular tables seating 6-10 guests each with flexibility to set up and customize the rooms as desired for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Dave Olson: (410) 685-1859

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Fawn Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking good for 3 hours when available. Pay lot across street next to Kohler, also garage one block up at Pratt and President

  • Public transit

    Bus 65 stops at the corner of Pratt &amp; Albemarle 2 blocks away from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,156 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Italian

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  1. TB

    ToriBrand

    Baltimore

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    La Tavola is our favorite Little Italy restaurant. The chef always has excellent specials. Our favorite was the Shrimp "bisque" without any dairy. It was so flavorful! I would definitely get that again. It was not heavy. The fresh fish was again deliciously done - almost like the chef's signature "parchment" paper without the paper. Our server was very good and did not hover over us. The only downer was the piped in music that had commercials that overpowered the music.
  2. R

    Randy

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was well prepared and ethnically correct. Portions were minimal. Server was good but not particularly knowledgeable about Italian food.
  3. DS

    DanS

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, kind and gracious servers. This place is the real deal, food was authentic. Loved the fritto misto, batter was crunchy and not too thick or greasy. Enjoyed an excellent pasta dish as well. Will definitely come back when I’m back in town.
  4. A

    Abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks and great service. It was my first time at this restaurant and I will definitely be back! Our server Jerry was the best. Very personable and very welcoming.
  5. a

    apennyforyourtummy

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Host, Bus lady, Bus man and waiter, Daniel, were all delightful representatives of the restaurant and brand. Thank you!!
  6. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good and the overall cost was moderate. The service was excellent.
  7. JM

    JulieMD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sadly do not want to make this post for very selfish reasons! Hands down THE BEST ITALIAN CUISINE I have ever had... And I spent 6 months in Italy! Carlo has ruined my ability to dine at any other Italian restaurant... Not complaining though! So I regret making this post because I want to keep this amazing place located in Little Italy to myself... but I know that is impossible because once you have dined here, you will be addicted and not dare to think of going elsewhere. Thank You Carlo! You are the BEST Chef that we have ever had the pleasure of dining with. Bottom line... Best ever Italian... you will not be disappointed ♡ - Julie & Mark
  8. JH

    JosieH

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was so delicious. The server was so pleasant.. it was a really great experience.
  9. j

    jhope66

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant with a charming host, and a great menu. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fav/best Italian food!
  11. SW

    SamW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon 7 years ago and since then we have always chosen to dine at La Tavola for special occasions. The food and service is always top-tier!
  12. KI

    KimberlyI

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! I highly recommend and I will be returning! I got the Spaghetti Nero and my husband got the lasagna. Everything was tasty!!
  13. RS

    RussS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food at a very reasonable price. Our server was very knowledgeable as well as very personable. We will be back for sure
  14. JK

    JoshuaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our 25 year anniversary and the service and food was amazing. Really made my wife and I feel special - we will definitely be coming back soon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious food. Better than any $$$$ italian restaurant I’ve been to.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Second experience a year later, same great staff but definitely an off night. Food was still delicious!
  17. K

    Kara

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious Italian with charming service. Nice drink selection. Little Italy is really cute. Worth the visit.
  18. PO

    PamelaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best autgentic Italian meal we have ever had, stateside! Alberto walked us through our menu choices and could not have been a more graciou host. We most definitely recommend La Tavola.
  19. SM

    ShawnM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Yummy food but/and really rich! Our waitress was terrific.
  20. SA

    SallyAnn

    Baltimore

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always like coming to this restaurant. It’s relatively quiet, nice ambiance, very good food, and good service with waitstaff and management warm and friendly.
  21. j

    jenniferc

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had an early dinner with our daughter and her infant. The restaurant was very accommodating. Food was excellent. Waiter was lovely but forgot our salad. We weren't upset and didn't say anything since we had plenty of food and weren't charged for it. It was pretty quiet, but we had reservations for 5:30pm on a Sunday before the football crowds starting coming in. We will definitely go back and spend a longer time there!
  22. l

    lewis

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    La Tavola is is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints. Their fish, veal, homemade pasta and even their basic marinara sauce are all terrific. Regardless of what we order, we always get a side dish of linguini with their sauce. Its northern Italian and the freshness always comes through.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law were in town for the Ravens vs. Bills football game and wanted Italian for dinner the night before the game. I googled “Italian restaurants near me” and one of the suggestions was La Tavola. All four of us enjoyed ourselves immensely! The food was great, the options were plenty, the wine list was very nice and the cocktails were tasty. The maitre’d was an absolute charmer and made us feel welcome and special. The restaurant staff was knowledgeable and top notch - from the servers to the bus staff. The seating was comfortable and spacious (not squeezing between tables) and the noise level was never an issue. As a bonus there was easy parking in a lot just kitty corner from the restaurant. If this restaurant was in our town we would definitely make it a regular “go to” for dinner.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  25. JW

    JWIR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great! Always great wine and food specials. Food always fresh and hot, and staff always friendly. 5 stars!
  26. A

    loveAlaska

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious homemade Italian, I would highly recommend.
  27. CR

    CRF1

    Richmond

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and friendly, welcoming service!
  28. MW

    MarkW

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Service excellent, reminds me of dinning in Europe of not being rushed. Highly recommend
  29. BB

    BandB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Should have been a lovely meal but was disappointing. Our service was rushed- entrees came while still eating our shared appetizer- 45 minutes from the time we were seated to bill being brought to our table. Restaurant was not overcrowded and no one was waiting.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good date night place
  31. JT

    JenT

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, nice wine list, and great food. What more could you ask for?
  32. SQ

    SuzieQ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was great and the service was great. Would definitely go back.
  33. GR

    GourmetRedneck

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Baltimore's "Little Italy". In fact, one of the best Italian Restuarants I have ever been too.
  34. MM

    MiMiK

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My first time and food and service was amazing! I will definitely return!
  35. M

    warrenM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The overall meal was great. The flowered zucchini was outstanding. The paste was homemade which is always a plus
  36. KT

    KristenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good, as always, was amazing. Best food in Little Italy .
  37. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the handmade limoncello and pasta, the warm greeting from the host, to the knowledge staff, what's not to like? Flavors were subtle yet present. No one ingredient overpowered the others. It was delectable and indulgent.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good dining experience. Superb service
  39. JA

    JenniferA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and appetizers! The cannoli and profiteroles weren’t our favorite however.
  40. ML

    MaryL

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was wonderful… ordered the eggplant appetizer and it was delicious.. one of the best I had. Eggplant were very thinly sliced .. it was great. Lasagna was really good, very well cooked.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

You can order delivery directly from La Tavola - Baltimore using the Order Online button. La Tavola - Baltimore also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 685-1859.

La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.5 stars by 2156 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Tavola - Baltimore

248 Albemarle Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fawn Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking good for 3 hours when available. Pay lot across street next to Kohler, also garage one block up at Pratt and President

  • Public transit

    Bus 65 stops at the corner of Pratt & Albemarle 2 blocks away from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Vignotto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 685-1859

  • Catering

    We offer catering trays that feed between 8-12 guests accompanied by homemade Italian bread.<br /><br />Banquet space available: Virtual tour link http://tours.digispin.com/?sid=51893&amp;tid=24173 <br />Banquet menu Link http://www.la-tavola.com/banquets.php

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms upstairs. The Gallery Room can host an event with up to 100 guests with a view of Harbor East in the backdrop. The Chef's Corner has host up to 50 guests. We offer round tables or rectangular tables seating 6-10 guests each with flexibility to set up and customize the rooms as desired for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Dave Olson: (410) 685-1859

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