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1159 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chef Addam Buzzalini will dazzle guests using creative house-made pastas to create seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes.

Opened in January of 2007, Tavolàta is Chef Ethan Stowell's second restaurant, located at 2323 Second Avenue in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. House-made pastas, simple Italian cuisine, and a 30-foot communal table (tavolàta) are the focal point of this urban Italian-inspired eatery. Tavolàta offers a full bar and a wine list featuring Italian and Pacific Northwest wines. Tavolàta serves dinner seven nights a week from 5pm to 11pm. Tavolàta has a semi-private mezzanine for up to 30 guests and a small patio for seasonal dining.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Daily 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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Phone number
(206) 838-8008
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Addam Buzzalini
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Private party facilities
A semi-private mezzanine for up to 30 guests is ideal for group dinners, overlooking the kitchen and dining room below.
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Private party contact
ESR Events: (888) 653-0842
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We are happy to help you plan your private event at Tavolata. Semi-private mezzanine can accommodate up to 30 guests or reserve the entire restaurant for parties up to 90 guests. Please contact our administrative office at 206.588.0030 for more information.
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Cross street
Battery & Bell
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Special events & promotions
Join us for our monthly Sunday Feast, a four-course family meal served at the tavolàta (communal table) where seating is limited to 26 diners. Price will range from $45 - $75 per person depending on the featured ingredient.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Queenie (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018


Extremely slight portions of proteins or sauces on every dish = poor value.

1. pappardelle with meat ragu = 1 Tablespoon of sauce and meat.
2. Prawns and pasta had 2 small prawns cut into six pieces and kitchen apologizes because there should have been 3 prawns cut into 9 pieces. Hahahahaha come on.
3. 3 scallops - not jumbo scallops on an entree plate as the entree with a Tablespoon and a half of rice and 2 pine nuts halved.
4. 3 chicken meatballs in a huge bowl of spaghetti with no sauce, it was tossed in sauce and put into the bowl and was dry.

Our dinners and desserts were served 15 minutes apart. We waited 20 minutes after being seated to even be acknowledged and that wasn’t even by our server. Our server was sweet but there is clearly no team here.

Overall the pasta was good but he value is terrible and two dishes were grossly over salted while one had no seasoning at all. The scallops weren’t properly seared on both sides resulting in slightly under cooked centers.

To round out amateur night they hyped a champagne gelato which one would assume the champagne is poured over the top, after we ordered and expected to see it on the table after a 20 minute wait, the rest of the desserts were brought and our friend was then told they couldn’t giver her that dessert because the champagne didn’t freeze. Well duh.

The spicy Rigatoni was the only really good dish on the menu. The wine list is very good but with a 110-125% markup so be prepared.

As a lover of great food, a defender of great restaurants... I must say... Unless you are dying to part with $100 per person for mediocrity, go somewhere else!

MsBacchus (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been here a couple of times and enjoy it. The Burrata cheese appetizer was very good but the tonnarelli pasta was a bit too al dente, sauce was great. We had half bottle of Amarone but glasses smelled of bleach. Server was very nice and rinsed the glasses so we could enjoy the wine.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

A decent value for a standard, Italian Ethan Stowell meal. Nice restaurant tucked away inside Belltown.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant! This has been one of my favorite spots in the city, and when we chose to go here for New Years Eve, it did not disappoint. The pre fixe menu was amazing, and the wine pairing was perfect. The food was delicious and the staff attentive. Will be back again and again!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to celebrate New Year and had a great dinner with my family.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food, ambiance, and service were all poor. My rating is zero stars!

BillG (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall, our experience was very good. My wife and I went for NYE dinner. First and foremost, the food was very good. Things were generally well-timed, occasionally on the slow side, even though we dined really early. Each dish of the prix fixe menu was well conceived, decent portion size, and well prepared. Nothing blew our minds, but nothing was bad at all.
The real issues were non-food related. We were seated in an upstairs section near a window and it was incredibly cold. The people next to us were shivering and I myself was extremely cold. We mentioned it to our server but there wasn’t much she could do. Every other table was reserved.
The other odd thing was the music selection. It seemed to be a collection of 90s R&B / hip hop jams. From Ginuwine’s “Pony” to TLC’s “Waterfalls,” each song was weirder than the last.
Anyway, the food was very good. Service was lacking a little and slow, which was even more annoying due to a pre-set 20% added gratuity. The ambiance was okay with mildly inappropriate music for a nice NYE dinner.

BellevueDateNight (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I ate here for "date night" Saturday and loved the food! Everything we ate we enjoyed tremendously -- roasted beets, beef carpaccio, pappardelle, and the scallops. My personal fave was the roasted beets, served with whipped ricotta cheese and pistachios, and my wife loved the scallops, served with creamed farro and hazelnut. Prices moderately expensive but this is Belltown after all. Service quick and our server was happy to stick around answering all of our questions about the food. Only downer was that my glass of wine, a sangiovese, was a little bitter -- hopefully the bottles are better. Trendy atmosphere, good amount of noise but wasn't disturbed my any of the chatty neighbors or the Radiohead playing on the stereo. We will revisit!

vipHappyCamper (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We visit Seattle 3-4 times per year and always eat at Tavolata at least twice! It is our favorite restaurant in Seattle (and that is saying a lot considering the competition).

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Food and service was excellent and would certainly come back!