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About Tavola

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.

1829 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6G 1E4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm NOW OPEN AT 5PM FOR YOU CANUCK FANS!

Cross Street:
Denman St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 606-4680

Website:
http://www.tavolavancouver.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available behind the restaurant. If this is full there is also 2hr parking on the street in front or paid parking at the Safeway.

Public Transit:
The #5 bus stops on Denman St at Robson.

Executive Chef:
Michael Jeffs

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining means buying out the restaurant for the evening.

Private Party Contact:
Brad Roark: (604) 606-4680

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tavola Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (12)
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Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Business Meals (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

A wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and the food was incredible. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

All in all a great experience. Food was excellent! Going back for sure.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was delicious as expected.
Kenton was a great server. Go now !
Make a reservation though.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, Organic, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent overall experience

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic as always, the food is to die for and the sticky toffee pudding is superb!

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

impressed with the food quality and creativity. The server was very well informed and the service attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We both enjoyed the pork pasta dish and the sticky pudding dessert was delicious.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was good and so was the service. It was a bit loud. All in all a good night out

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great spot. The owner stop by our table went over the menu and specials. Food was fantastic. Will be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always such a great meal and overall experience when we come to Tavola!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Love Tavola! Been a Regular for years:) This is my go to spot for when I am craving a good bowl of Pasta!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Atmosphere was convivial and welcoming. Superb guidance from the server. Plates are for sharing so mix it up. It's not a place for quiet conversations, so enjoy the energy of other happy diners having a wonderful meal. Loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food is quite wonderful. It is crowded for a reason.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

A larger version of The Nook, Tavola is another gem in the neighborhood. The cacio e pepe was pretty good, the crostini's always well done and the sea bass was excellent. My date had a steak which I tried and it was similarly terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

It was just terrible, the waiter wasn't helpful at all, food was BAD.
It was definitely a bad experience for our anniversary.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We gave Value a medium star as we were treated to dinner.. however we have eaten at Tavola many times and always feel we get a great deal for such a delicious dining experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Waitstaff awesome

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I think the food made my fiance sick. It was too spicy or oily for her.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Tavola is one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Absolutely amazing antipastos, pasta, and mains. Amazing service and a great wine selection! Great to bring family, a date, a business contact or anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2017

love this neighbourhood place that treats regulars well and is generous to newcomers. warm atmosphere and delicious food enlivens conversation!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wonderful menu albeit limited.
Food is delicious .
Noisy for quiet conversation.
Good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Love this restaurant, it NEVER disappoints
The food is soooooo good with specials that are locally sourced and just had the most aaaamazing tomato specials!!
Staff is consistently fantastic despite the busy pace they have in there!

Bravo!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The hostess was excellent. Since the noise level is quite strong inside, and we wanted to be able to talk with our friends, we asked if she could accommodate us on the outside patio. Which she did. And we were very happy and had a great meal. Also enjoyed talking with Brad.
Will definitely recommend to friends.
IngaB

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love this place more each time I go! Great for family style dining and sharing with a group! Going again in a few weeks for a birthday celebration !

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The best Italian! Had the pulled pork ragu and it was amazing. Wife had the pasta special and we cleaned our plates. Great ambience and service. Might go back again before we leave Vancouver

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Had a great meal here leading into a half marathon, so was able to enjoy a lot of pasta and carb loading! They don't go shy on the spice and flavor, which I love, and each pasta and dish was great. Even the toasted bread used for our heirloom tomato app was relish! Only downside was the waitress forgot to bring out the 2 orders of crostini we asked for - although worked out since we ate so much pasta, we were stuffed, but would have loved to have tried those items too! Will definitely come back.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Amazing!! Favourite spot to go to. Have spent a lot of
Anniversaries and birthdays and any special occasion. Every time is just as good as the lash. My favorite restaurant hands down in the city.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Love tavola
Great food excellent service. Wish it was my neighbourhood restaurant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. Food is always excellent and the service is always spot on. Great staff and wonderful management team - special shout out to Jessica and Brad (who was absent our last visit). Will definitely return over and over again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Second time at restaurant......this time took 6 friends and everyone loved it. Pasta is outstanding

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

We loved it! Aside from the delectable food, we chatted with the patrons at
the next table, met some old friends coincidentally, all in all it felt like a
celebration on a week night!

I will come back again and again...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Service was excellent. Pasta dishes were amazing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Always amazing! Food is fantastic and love the seasonal menu choices. We went for an early dinner (5:30) so it wasn't that busy and service was prompt.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Really love coming to Tavola. There are always great servers and as such the service is fantastic. The food and options are always great and the crostinis and salads are to return for.
We love Tavola and we've sent many people there and will continue to.
We highly recommend and like to go but a distance from our home and two young kids doesn't really work to get there.
Great ambience decor and food

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

This was a great place!!!

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