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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.
Vancouver, BC V6G 1E4
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm NOW OPEN AT 5PM FOR YOU CANUCK FANS!
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
The #5 bus stops on Denman St at Robson.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining means buying out the restaurant for the evening.
Private Party Contact:
Brad Roark: (604) 606-4680
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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