Tavola Restaurant

4.3
1999 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tavola Restaurant + Bar offers a one of a kind dining experience with an impressive outdoor patio featuring golf course views, fire pits, and palm trees.

Tavola offers an extensive bar menu with a robust wine list, beer list (including seasonals and crafts) and inventive signature cocktails made with fresh ingredients from our on-site vegetable and herb gardens.

Tavola also offers daily specials accompanied by live acoustic music. Tavola is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday featuring outdoor dining and take-out.

Advance reservations are recommended for all guests through Open Table, and enhanced sanitation and hygiene best practices are being followed to ensure the health and safety of our guests, staff and community. We look forward to safely serving you!
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
What 1999 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wanted a quiet spot for a first date near where the rest of the evening was taking place. Food was very good, service was good considering Covid and multiple large parties seated in our area. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes craft beer, seafood and a variety of American staple foods. The lobster ravioli is excellent!

V
Vermonter
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I went to Tavola with my fiancé and friend. Waiter was very nice. However, my friend found MOLD on her beyond burger bun. After telling a different server, he brought my friend a menu, took her new order and promised to remove it from the bill. This server was more attentive than our original one. He checked back regularly to make sure her food was okay. Although she was promised to have her food removed from the bill, she still ended up paying for her meal - they took the moldy food off the bill and made her pay for the replacement meal. If the atmosphere and company weren’t so good, we would have been very upset with the service.

TLDR: Food was good but check for moldy bread

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you again for your feedback. and apologize for your negative experience. We have shared your comments with our management team and executive chef so that they can investigate and address the issues that you were able to bring to our attention. Please send us the best method of contact so we can connect with you directly.

Report
MC
MarCherie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Retirement Celebration with upcoming retirement and past retirement of long time friends! The waiter was wonderful the food was delicious the atmosphere was great! One big problem those were gnats or small bugs flying around! I told the manager and she did not really show concern about our concerns ! The waiter did at least offer some desserts but we had already ordered and paid for two deserts! And I have another scheduled appointment for the 10th and still deciding if i should find another place to celebrate my retirement!

M Williams
267-593-1936
showsomelove@comcast.net

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future and hope to see you soon.

Report
JF
JimF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the salmon was excellent. A great value for the money.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks, Jim! We hope to see you again soon!

Report
PN
PhillyNative
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Tavola and requested a table with a view or fireplace seating. My husband and I were given both and couldn’t have felt more special or pleased. Was a lovely dinner.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving service was great! We were in and out in under one hour. Food came within ten minutes of ordering and everything was delicious! I will be back next year!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing Thanksgiving with us! We hope to see you again!

Report
JE
JosephE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here 2 times, once for a graduation celebration and once for this past Thanksgiving and both times everything was excellent.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Report
KS
KarenS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The absolute best Thanksgiving meal I have ever had.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Karen! We are so glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal!

Report
N
Noreen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Anna - did a spectacular job - nothing was too much trouble for her - very accommodating. Our only negative was the food carts made a tremendous amount of noise to the point where our dinner conversation had to stop until the carts were out of our dining area. This should be addressed by management.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Noreen! We have shared your feedback with our management team. And we’ll pass on your praise to Anna :)

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We made reservations for 7pm. We anticipated a great meal followed music the night before Thanksgiving.

Waited 15 minutes to be seated, another 15 minutes before we were given a menu and told that our server would be over shortly.

Service was very slow. The soup arrived room temperature. Entrees were not appealing and the menu was very limited so we ordered burgers and fries. Both were clearly something I could have picked up frozen from the local grocery store. We paid the bill after eating nothing and went elsewhere.

We have had numerous family and business events at Tavola and always had a great experience. I was extremely disappointed to see what has happened to this venue.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We appreciate your detailed feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations and your overall subpar experience. We have shared your comments with our management team and executive chef so that they can investigate and address the issues that you were able to bring to our attention. Please send us the best method of contact so we can connect with you directly.

Report
S
Scott
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tavolas was a nice place to eat. The 2 problems i have are although the food was good i think it was a little overpriced. The 2nd problem i had is the alcohol drinks are overpriced and watered down.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations, Scott. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

50th Anniversary Dinner

Good was out of order sent to us.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the food being sent out of order on your anniversary dinner and we have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

Report
JD
JaneD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were very upset when we arrived expecting outdoor/safe seating that the "outdoor" seating was not outdoors at all. It was fully enclosed and there actually inside. The whole reason we came was to see the live musician (who was terrific, by the way), but we could not stay because of how unsafe we felt in a crowded and unmasked area. The restaurant's website should be more clear that "outside" does not actually mean outside at all.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 23, 2021

Hi Jane, thank you for your feedback and we apologize for your inconvenience. We will certainly look into ways to communicate the current conditions better to our guests.

Report
TB
TeresaB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Miss Sammy was great!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your praise to Sammy. :)

Report
BD
BigDog
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First, when I reserved online, only available seats were “high tables”. This tables are located in the bar area, with a band. Very annoying and not suitable for conversation. Plus, cold. Plenty of empty seats inside and I requested to be moved; accommodated us.
Next, mass confusion in kitchen. My entree came out before the soup. Had to take both back, my wife’s was cold. By the time mine came back out, it was cold. Watched the servers bringing food out and they appeared totally confused and disorganized.
Drinks were excessively priced at $10 per, martini and sangria.

The food was good. Will avoid going there on weekends.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you for your review. We have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Reserved outdoor dining, got a completely closed in tent with no ventilation system and multiple gas heaters running. It was hot and Stuffy, very noisy, slow service. I will not go there again. Do not recommend.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you for your review. We have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We apologize for your negative experience.

Report
ER
ERINS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive, food was amazing, very nice restaurant.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 15, 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Report
DS
DianeS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow - hard to find waitress at times; wedding soup had little taste, bacon was like cardboard on shrimp lejon; salads were amazing; had to cancel dessert order because it was more than 30 minutes from when we ordered them and were ready to leave. not really fond of the outdoor seating space turned into indoor seating space - had requested indoor on reservation but was put in converted outdoor space.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 15, 2021

We apologize for your negative experience, Diane. We have shared your comments with our management team and executive chef so that they can investigate and address the issues that you were able to bring to our attention. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheesesteak egg rolls were very good

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

Report
SC
SahadiaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great local spot in Delaware county for a quick date night.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you, Sahadia! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon :)

Report
MP
MarshaP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gianna our server was terrific. My friend and I really enjoyed our meal and our time there.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! We will pass along your praise to Gianna :)

Report
C
Coca
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The place is really nice. The food is ok, but the service was great. Cassandra and her sister waited on our big party, and they were very nice and helpful! I would request for them anytime I go! Thanks again ladies!!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Happy we were able to provide you with an excellent experience. Hope to see you again soon!

Report
LW
LesW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Food was overcooked and dry
I ordered salmon
My boyfriend ordered the shrimp dish shrimp was raw and had to exchange it for ribs that wasn't good either
Appetizers were overcooked
Cheesesteak roll ups and shrimp Lejon
Noise level was way tooo high couldn't even hear the singer
Felt like a cafeteria
Have to say the service was very good and our waitress was very friendly
Will not return

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi, Les, we apologize for your negative experience. We have shared your review with the management team and they would appreciate the opportunity to connect with you directly to get more insight into your experience. Please send us a direct message at your convenience with the best method of contact.

Report
D
Delicious
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. Cocktails are absolutely delicious and the appetizers are scrumptious. The entree was plenty enough ti pack up ti go. The entire experience was fabulous!
Returning in December to celebrate with the ladies fir Christmas and s winter birthday celebration!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! We are glad you enjoyed your time and can't wait to see you again soon!

Report
WI
WILLIAMD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Table was ready right away. Seating however was in a tentlike structure on a patio. It was an extremely windy day making it unnerving despite many indoor seats being available. Service was on the slow side. Short rib sandwich disappointing. Bottom roll soggy , meat over cooked and not warm.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

Report
RE
RudyE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Samantha was very attentive and gave us excellent service and was polite and did not rush us....which we liked!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you, Rudy! We hope to see you again soon! And we’ll pass on your praise to Samantha:)

Report
BA
BARBARAS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for lunch. great menu. will return for a 3rd time!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

Look forward to your next visit, Barbara!

Report
VT
ValerieT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre. The price for the amount of food . We ordered the salmon which came with broccoli and potatoes. I substituted with a double order of broccoli. The serving was so small that it only looked like 1 serving instead of 2 . The salmon portion was small . The price was $24.00 and I expected at least larger portion. There wasn’t any effort put into the presentation of the food at at all. Our party of 3 all ordered salmon and all of the plating looked the same horrible.
Not worth the money that was spent.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

Report
KS
KellyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The ambiance and the service was great!!! Food was horrible.
My husband got the Shrimp Linguini. It had NO flavor at all. Zero. It was disgusting. Plus, it had spaghetti mixed in with the linguini. Just poor all around. Very disappointed for how expensive it was.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi, Kelly, we apologize for your negative experience. We have shared your review with the management team and they would appreciate the opportunity to connect with you directly to get more insight into your experience. Please send us a direct message at your convenience with the best method of contact.

Report
S
Svbd43
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tavola is clearly suffering from being understaffed No surprise there. ALL restaurants are. Our waitress was gracious and actually pretty efficient, but one could tell she was stressed.
The food was good. The wine choice could be better.
It would be nice if one could call the restaurant and talk to a live person. When making a phone all, there are only three options: reservation, take out orders and event planning. No customer service if you have to contact the restaurant directly in order to solve a particular problem like having left an item (purse, sweater, etc.) behind.
I guess this is another symptom of not enough employees. I hope the situation improves generally for everyone involved.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, and we appreciate your understanding. We do have a lost and found. Please message us so we can work to recover your lost item.

Report
MT
MelissaT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The waiter was wonderful and the ambiance was beautiful. Will definitely go back.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for choosing Tavola! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us ☺

Report
TG
TimothyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was great service. Good food. It was too cold. With open sides they should have options for those that do not want to be cold.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

Report
SP
SpfldPa
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very disappointing night. Food coming out was delayed and one meal came out 10 minutes before others at the table; soup was not hot; short rib sandwich was soggy and could not eat it sandwich style; waited 15 minutes for aioli for burger (got cold); blackened shrimp were pizza topping size and foul tasting.
I realize restaurants are experiencing employee shortages and factor this into my expectations but if you are going to charge premium prices you need to at least meet diner's reduced expectations.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

We apologize for your negative experience. We have shared your review with the management team and they would appreciate the opportunity to connect with you directly to get more insight into your experience. Please send us a direct message at your convenience with the best method of contact.

Report
DB
vipDonnaB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

It was good food but really cold as they seated us outside and had no heaters

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

Report
DR
DavidR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed it as always. I just wish they would add Tiramisu to the dessert menu.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you, David! And noted :)

Report
RG
RosemaryG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The music was too loud. The hostess was informed & lowered it for us. We had a nice lunch, service was very good & attentive! The only problem was our table was wobbly, but waitress quickly took care of it. I would go back to Tavolas & recommend to others!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Rosemary. We are glad we could remedy the issue and provide you with excellent service. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
s
shakirahc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samantha was GREAT! We enjoyed our food and overall experience as well!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us! We will pass along your praise to Samantha :)

Report
CS
CraigS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4