Tavola Restaurant

4.3
1955 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 daily 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!
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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RobynBey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 89 year old mother to Tavola for lunch - wanted her to experience a different outdoor atmosphere. When we go out to eat she always has leftovers to take home —- none this time. She ate all her food including her desert. She thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambience of the place and is looking forward to returning which is a blessing because I can never get her to leave her house with the way of the world today. Also the female waitress was so pleasant and friendly while worrying about her son who was leaving the hospital while she was taking our orders. She was so upbeat and provided great customer service along with the rest of the staff.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy you and your mother enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samantha was an excellent server! My son really enjoyed his birthday lunch!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating with us! We'll pass your praise on to Samantha :)

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JamesK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We both had the chicken parm which was delicious but it would have been nice to have a basket of Italian bread and butter for dipping

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for your feedback, James. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Celebrating 2 birthdays, mother and son on the same day. Waitress didn’t care or acknowledge.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 18 hours ago

We apologize that your birthday celebrations were not recognized. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

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roen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the view. Food and drink were good. It was a little noisy

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you for your feedback!

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RichardS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and attention to safety. Menu predictable. Quality of food average

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 18 hours ago

We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the food was not to your liking. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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THAINAF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Going on a Sunday morning shouldn’t allow for a singer to be present outside. They were too loud and that should be saved for the evening time

Tavola Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipNorburyM
Denver
82 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Started with the corn/chicken chowder (nice creamy consistency) and French onion soup (quite good! Lots of onion, croutons and cheese). Entrees: chicken parmesan (very generous portion! Chicken well prepared, pasta a bit overcooked, good sauce), blackened chicken tacos (fresh crunchy veggies, flavorful chicken - only 2 tacos so be prepared to order something else if you're hungry! A side of chips and guacamole would have been a good included side), Angus burger (a little overcooked from requested medium-rare, Whiskey burger (also a little overcooked from requested medium-rare, beer cheese was overwhelming - waaaay too much, good fries with the burgers), and the Tuscan short ribs (OMG - meat was excellent but it was literally covered in chopped garlic - had to scrape most of it off - too overpowering, veggies were good - steamed broccoli and roasted fingerling potatoes). No dessert, drinks took FOREVER to get to our table. Water service was good.
Won't come back - it was noisy and the wait really was too long in between courses and drinks. Food was good but not remarkable nor memorable.
Restaurant also didn't credit points so I had to go through hoops with OpenTable to get that credited.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We appreciate your detailed feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations. Your comments have been shared with the management team.

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vipJF37
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun times at Tavola. Andrew was a wonderful server. The music is always fantastic too!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you! Looking forward to your next visit. We will pass on your praise to Andrew :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My guest and I were seated promptly. The table was clean and ready with the necessary items on it. The bathroom smelled fresh, fully stocked and clean. Thank you!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Looking forward to your next visit :)

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Sobo2531
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious as usual. Service was good but obvious that times are tough and help is hard to find and the younger servers are not as experienced. Time will tell I guess.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We apologize for the service you received and have shared your feedback with our management team to review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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GailG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Service & Good food. The outdoor seating area is clean, and the scenery is beautiful.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you, Gail! We are happy you had a wonderful time.

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PCDC
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced. $200 for 4 people. 1 starter, 2 cocktails, a burger, 2 pasta dishes and salmon. 3 desserts.

Not worth it.

Annoying, bad singer. I would have paid him not to sing. That bad. Flies.

Won’t be back

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for your negative experience.

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LisaF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our waiter was very nice and helpful. The food was mediocre and we had a reservation for outdoor dining but they tried to seat us inside. It took some convincing to get them to seat us outside.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 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.

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SandraL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance of Tavola. You can't beat having dinner and drinks overlooking a pristine golf course. The service is always good, always attentive. I wish I could be as enthusiastic about the food. I had the short ribs entree which clearly had been marinated way too long. It made the meat mushy rather than simply tender. The gravy, which probably incorporated the marinade, was a tad bit sour and overwhelming. The broccoli also suffered from overcooking and had lost most of its crunch. I have to keep coming back to the service and ambiance; it's so wonderful that it made the evening enjoyable and ultimately very satisfying. And that is more than enough to keep me coming back again and again.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you, Sandra! We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the food was not to your liking. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and food. Nice livd music. Prompt friendly service.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall was great experience although my Mule cocktail was not cool and refreshing just so so. Also our server never checked back to make sure all is ok. I also asked for a glass of ice for my drink and she forgot so I had to remind her. She seemed newish or maybe overwhelmed in being short staffed but yet good enough.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We apologize for the service you received and have shared your feedback with our management team to review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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MommaD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was just ok. Nothing terribly wrong, just average food.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

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vipunclefrank
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The chicken Italiano was very dry, the whiskey burgers were mediocre. The server brought a glass of red wine that she got from the outside bar and it was actually hot. The corn and chicken chowder, though, was very good. The only saving thing for the night was the pleasantness of the server.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 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.

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Shareet
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, portion sizes were huge. Staff was awesome!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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HeatherL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining space with excellent service and good food.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you, Heather! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipPricey
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sit outside if you can because the golf course view is great. We were inside because there was the threat of storms. Inside is pretty blah; tables felt a little sticky and not a lot of personality in the space. Our server, Gianna was very good, and the food tasty and came out quickly.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We’ll pass on your praise to Gianna :)

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KimL122
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant the first time in June, and then went back in July, August, and now will be going back again in September...yup that's how much I like it.

The food and service is excellent.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thanks for the love! Looking forward to your next visit :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meeting of two families

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

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

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vipLarry
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place! We go every Friday, one of the few places for great live music!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you, Larry! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMare
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating mine and granddaughter birthday. Food and service were excellent

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for sharing your birthdays with us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time☺

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you! Happy we were able to provide you with an excellent experience :)

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BrianaS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not as good as I thought it would be. The food came out warm and not hot. The chicken sandwich was dry and again not hot. The service was good. I can not complain about my waiter at all. She was really nice. The place is a nice place to go with friends but this is not a place I would return too anytime soon.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the food was not to your liking. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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melissab
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food, as always was good. Service is very slow and I’m not sure it’s because nobody wants to work. Our waitress was very friendly and we left a 30% tip But service could’ve been quicker

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

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Sher
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Andrew was exceptional Table was at a great location.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

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

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JoeD
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outdoors and our waitress was awesome ( Anna) and the food was timely. It was very good although I opted for salad and entree delivery at the same time which rendered my entree cold when I ate it but none the less it is always good. There was a Phillies game on as well as a wedding so the noise level was high but then you don't go to an outdoor venue that specializes in Sports and catering ( weddings) and expect a quiet romantic setting. Overall I love it here

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

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

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SheilaS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and good food. Always a great time!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

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

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Nancy
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bar food, good burgers, average tacos, nice drink selection.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you, Nancy! We hope to see you again soon!

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RasheedaJ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The restaurant itself was nice but the food wasn’t that good. My waitress wasn’t rude but she wasn’t very attentive. She only came to the table every so often & it took 20 minutes to come back out with plastic forks that my friend requested. Also we sent our first round of drinks back because they were disgusting. She never took them off the bill I had to remind her to do so. I do not recommend this place.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the food was not to your liking. We have also 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.

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MeenaR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Watermelon cocktail was bland …
Food portions were huge -I think it was wasted a lot from our table specially size of pasta portions on entrees.
Our server was great

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Birthday!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for sharing this special occasion with us!

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JoeB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, service, especially our young waiter (sadly, can't remember his name) made the birthday celebration memorable. Overall, a terrific experience, my first dinner at Tavola.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for choosing Tavola for your birthday celebration! Looking forward to your next visit ☺

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AMCOL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Server greeted us right away and gave us time to chat before taking our order. Food came out quickly and was good.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

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

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DoeT
Philadelphia
1 review