Tavola

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Tavola is a terrific West End neighbourhood restaurant, serving modern Italian food. Welcoming you is the team who brought you previous local heroes Tapastree and Nook. Tavola continues the tradition of sharing food - family style, in a warm, contemporary environment at value-conscious prices. The dining room reflects this convivial atmosphere with a 18 seat shared table that is perfect for both groups and casual diners.

The antipasto bar is the place to start as we feature Mozzarella di Bufala, Burrata, artisan proscuitto and salami - sliced to order, along with a constantly changing offering of crostini and salads. Also setting Tavola apart is the commitment to housemade Pastas and sauces - toothsome and hearty. Share some with friends and family along with one of our Big Plates - steak, roast chicken, braised meats and fish, prepared as classic Italian platters.
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Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal with a couple of great friends. Everything was perfect!

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food & service in a neighborhood restaurant.

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner - excellent food and service. Baby friendly !

AY
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 7 time coming to Tavola this year. I LOVE this restaurant. It's one of the more authentic, and charming, Italian restaurants in the city. A real gem!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server provided excellent service and recommendations for food and wine. It was an excellent birthday dinner. Thank you again

H
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food took very long to come out. We were told the steak (?) would take 25-30 minutes to cook, but it ended up coming at least 45 minutes-an hour after. And none of the other stuff we ordered came early either aside from the appetizer. They all came together with the steak so we had to wait very long to eat.

R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

All the hype & the food does not measure up to the value & the experience.

c
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food

MS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and great atmosphere! Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Vancouver

LP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot to go. Great staff and food. GO NOW!!!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good quality was excellent and service wes great.

n
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful staff, excellent food! Will be back!

JH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Honestly one of my favourite restaurants in the city. Always very friendly, laid back service, food is amazing. The only reason I gave 4 stars for service is because the server rung in the wrong dish for my partner so our timing was off and I was done way earlier. Other than that service was very friendly and attentive. But they could ring in the wrong item every time and I would still come back here cause the food is so good. See you soon tavola 🥰

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!!
A must go to in Vancouver

Noelle Halcrow Vancouver

LM
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a great night
Amazing food
So mush variety ... delicious from start to finish

S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Little noisey

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal, so good we went back the next night!

AS
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! Our male server was outstanding and the food matched the service. This is a great place for a small group to share and experience a selection of dishes. I definitely will return next time I’m in Vancouver.
Superb!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

They charge $3 for extra Parmesan. Never had that before wow. Pasta dishes are mostly pasta with barely anything on it. Very little protein. Never asked if I wanted fresh pepper and to give you an idea of who goes to this restaurant: the first people next to us included a drunk mother screaming about Mexicans and when they left, a very tattooed 25+ male talked about partying. Up to you if that’s your type of ambience, but not for us :)

M
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh food as always. Crostini delicious and had the brick chicken for the first time. Super juicy and sauce had just the right amount of kick. Gnocchi super light and fluffy and hazelnuts were a great addition. Will not stop coming back to Tavola!

R
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent home style Italian food at good value. Allowed low cost corkage, which is a great plus. Noisy, buzzy place but would go again

DH
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good pastas with efficient service.

l
Vancouver
402 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!

OT
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE this restaurant, such a well run, fantastic neighborhood gem. Staff is genuine, place is comfortable and best off all food is AAAmazing and all of the aforementioned is consistent!

s
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service and they even got my son a kid's pasta with plain beans for a picky eater!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food!

AD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is the second time in the last few months that we have gone to Tavola - although it was over all very good, service & food, both times the meat that we ordered was not cooked well. Short ribs were over cooked and chicken was undercooked.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Tavola many times and the fact that we keep coming back speaks loudly for this restaurant. The food is always good. We do find that sometimes it is not consistent. We do highly recommend it. Good food, good service and good ambiance. The gnocchi are the best!

J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite when we are in town. Amazing Italian food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere with terrific service from friendly staff.

V
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely place and excellent food and service but I wish they had a kid-free zone. We were there for our anniversary celebration dinner but had tables with 2-3 kids each on both sides of our table, which broke the atmosphere for us. It was a 7:30 pm weekday reservation but still, the restaurant should be able to offer a kid-free area to ensure all diners are getting the experience they deserve. I don't mind kids in general but this is not a cheap eat and for the money we paid and how nice the place is, I would expect a much nicer ambiance and was a little disappointed to have table-bumping, colouring books and toys, plus some mild crying from the baby on one of the tables during our meal. The place was full so there was no way to ask to be moved.

SC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! But a couple of the dishes were a little under seasoned.

TS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta and service!!We will definitely return!

CS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. This is the only Italian restaurant I go to in the city for quality of food, value and ambiance. Yes there are other very nice Italian restaurants, but they’re very pricey and the ambiance is upscale and hushed. This is place is fun, friendly and a great place to celebrate or just have a great meal.

H
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have passed Tavola restaurant walking our dog many times in the last year. It is always bustling. Now we see why. Interesting, delicious Italian food in a lively environment with great service and great Negroni aperitivos.

BS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for your kind welcome. It was super to sit on the patio - us oldsters have trouble hearing in the main room. I appreciate in particular that changing the arrangement to seat 4 people more intimately round a single table was so kindly accepted by our host. The food you serve is truly excellent - but in fact I bring friends to your place in order to visit with them - that is more important even than the food to me! After all, I'm a decent cook. I don't need to bring friends out in order to give them a good dinner.
Just in order to do so without having any distractions from their company! My conclusion: You guys really know your business. Thank you.

m
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect cooked rabbit and very friendly bartender !

D
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food, great service

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed in Vancouver for 6 days and tried many highly reviewed restaurants, and I’ll rate Tavola at the very top. The quality of pastas and their exquisite sauces were superb. Also really enjoyed a bottle of the California Cab with the dishes. Their burrata board was delicious and the service level was properly balanced of not being overwhelming nor non-chalant. Will highly recommend Tavola to friends.

SK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I love Tavola, I didn’t find the food as good this visit though. The chicken was a bit over cooked, the crostini's were slightly burnt, and the cake that is usually warm was not. That’s said the pasta was amazing.

A
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question, the best restaurant in Vancouver.

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