We really enjoyed our meals except for the rib steak, which was gristly and somewhat underdone (disappointing, esp given the high price). The appetizers, salads and pastas were great! The wine was well paired. We did not appreciate the upselling on the part of our server (who said he'd been there for many years and, therefore, knew how much food we should order). He was insistent on us ordering more than we really wanted, and we didn't eat it all. We ordered an expensive protein as well as the chicken special and 3 bottles of wine (for 6 people), finishing with a bill close to $400, so we were not trying to be economical -- just cognizant of how much we wanted to eat. We arrived at 6:00 and were instructed to take the table by the door even though we were only the second party to arrive. There were several other empty tables for 6 that we asked about but were told to take the one by the door. It was the first time at the restaurant for 3 members of the party, so being by the door (and the drafty sliding door to the patio) detracted somewhat from the experience. Just to say that the service did make a difference. We'll try it again to see if the latter is better. If so, we'll recommend to our friends and colleagues. If not, we won't. Thanks for reading.
A wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and the food was incredible. I would highly recommend.
All in all a great experience. Food was excellent! Going back for sure.
The food was delicious as expected.
Kenton was a great server. Go now !
Make a reservation though.
Good food and service. The menu was small and limited in its offerings. Need more food options to pick from. We will be returning in the future.
Overall, quite excellent, but I do put a lot of emphasis on service which was slightly lacking, hence the 4 stars; our server seemed quite knowledgeable about the menu although he was quite aloof and seemed like he was too cool to serve us so it felt quite awkward.. other than those instances throughout our meal, everything else was great. The regular menu seemed lacking to us, but the daily specials is where it's at! Our whole meal came from the specials (appy and entrees) and it seemed all of the tables around us ordered mostly from it too. Food was amazing! Our favourite was the trout. Highly recommended.
Excellent overall experience
Fantastic as always, the food is to die for and the sticky toffee pudding is superb!
My last dining experience at Tavola was out of the norm. The pasta dishes were extremely salty. The service was good but no discount or anything offered to apologize for the overly salted food.
Tavola is one of our favourite restaurants! I can't not order the gnocchi -- it's too good! But you can't ignore their extensive specials list either.