Tavolino Ristorante

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$31 to $50
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Italian
An inviting restaurant that feels like an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Tavolino specializes in simple, elegant food including fresh salads, homemade pastas, pizzas, succulent roast and grilled meats, rotisserie chicken and game, and luscious desserts. Tavolino brings Italy to life in Tucson.

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4.6
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JohnH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bread is to die for! We've always had wonderfully prepared food at Tavolino.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We alway enjoy our dining at Tavolino’s!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded 2 days ago

Good Morning, Thank you so much for making time to dine with us and leave us feedback here on OpenTable. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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PeggyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My friends Lasagna was very good but my seafood pasta was just so so. The sauce didn’t have much flavor and was very soupy.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Peggy, We're glad you chose to dine with us the other day. We do appreciate you leaving some feedback here so we can evaluate our processes and make sure everyone is receiving an incredibly delicious dish. I've shared your review with our executive chef. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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kcbrn
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. First dine in meal since March.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for choosing Tavolino! We appreciate you, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again here soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavolino is one of our Tucson favorites. The atmosphere and service is great. The menu is enough but not too much and is well explained. We love seeing all the cheeses and fresh noodles in the kitchen. The bolognese is to die for as well as the burrata. The drink menu is thorough and delicious including the wine, cocktails, and aperitifs. As things are reopening during the pandemic, they have distanced tables, are wearing masks and seem to be doing everything they can to stay safe. We will be back to support as much as we can!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on May 29, 2020

Good Morning, Thank you so much for not only leaving feedback here, but also for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate you making time to describe your time here the other day. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best! Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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JessicaN
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious anniversary dinner here. It was quiet, romantic, and the service was great.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on May 29, 2020

Happy Anniversary Jessica! Thanks for celebrating with us, we are glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Take care, we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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KellieI
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening at Tavolino! The restaurant was incredibly clean and beautiful. Staff was attentive and the food absolutely delicious! Everyone in our party loved our dinner on the patio.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on May 29, 2020

Hello there, Wanted to take a moment and thank you for the kind words. We're working hard to keep a comfortable environment for our guests to enjoy. We appreciate you and look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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vipWallyworld
Tucson
56 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had perfect separation, good service without too much interaction. Busy for early time and beginning of restaurants opening. Food as good or better than ever for our go to place. One of my first moments of optimism in business cycle recovery. Thanks for hanging in there.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We're all working hard to make sure our guests are able to dine socially, but with distance. We appreciate you making time to leave feedback on your recent visit here on OpenTable. Take care and we look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating the restaurants reopening for onsite dining. We had a great time!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thanks for coming out to celebrate the re-open of the dining room. We can't do it without our people. You're the best! Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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vip22over3
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening. Excellent service. Delicious food

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vipRileyfromAZ
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were visiting Tucson and I looked at the reviews for the restaurant on Open Table so we decided to try it, and we were very glad we did. Very lovely space, we sat at the bar first and had cocktails and the bartenders were gracious and friendly. Great tasting old fashioned, no club soda, orange bitters instead of a muddled orange, it was a pleasant surprise. I had the octopus appetizer, my husband the burrata with tomatoes, both were delicious. I am a big fan of squash and the ravioli di zucca was divine, while my husband loved the cioppino and felt it was one of the better ones he'd had in some time. Too full for dessert. We typically go to Tucson twice a year and we will without a doubt go back to Tavolino next time we are in town.

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Dave
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. It was wonderful. Great food, service and value. It was quiet enough that we could talk and hear each other. A wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great spot. We arrived early and even in the midst of the Coronavirus scare, there was a modest but healthy dinner crowd. No overcrowding. My wife got the chicken and due to dental issues requested the broccoli was cooked tender. It was not. But the rest of the meal was good. I ordered the beef short rib and it was larger than expected and tasty, although the meat was not fall off the bone status, so it may have not been slow cooked as it necessary to achieve that. All in all, this is a good restaurant and the food is usually good and always adequate. Wine was excellent.

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JosieR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends flew in from California to visit bestie and celebrate her birthday!!!!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hi Josie, We appreciate the review here on OpenTable. Thanks for choosing our restaurant for your recent dining experience. I'll be sure to share with our kitchen staff and with Dustin. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We enjoyed the delicious calamari, bread and the antipasto but our entrees were disappointing. The bow tie pasta with chicken was so salty it was almost inedible and the penne with Italian sausage was very dry. Perhaps we should have gotten the pizza. Our waitress was sweet and attentive.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hi Linda, Thank you for making time to leave us a note here on OpenTable. We're sorry to hear the food didn't live up to our standards. We always want to make sure all of our guests receive an excellent experience with both service and food. Did we try and replace the dishes at all for you? Please let us know, we want to ensure we did everything we could to make things right. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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vipGloriaS
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent...great pizza. Ordered the soup, chicken and barley, very good.Was a bit chilly on the patio, not near the heater, but it was only table available. Would have been better if the heater had been near us. Service a little slow in 2nd request for bread.... came very very late.
The pizza is still one of the best in town!!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 13, 2020

Good Evening Gloria, Glad to hear you all enjoyed the food. Sorry to hear about the bread issue, we are always striving to ensure we hit all the marks and sorry if we fell short at all during your recent visit. We hope to see you all again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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Catherine
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate our daughter and son in law’s birthdays. Great food & service. Thank you

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for the kind words Catherine. We appreciate you choosing Tavolino and look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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jules
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing along with the service........

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thanks Jules, we appreciate you making time to leave us some feedback here on OpenTable. All the best to you, we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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vipVandra
Tucson
223 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent, excellent place with delectable food and exquisite service.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 7, 2020

You're the best Vandra! We appreciate your business and are glad you chose Tavolino for your recent dining experience. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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SMRFIE
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a special occasion with a late lunch. There were 3 of us. Service was swift and most pleasant. Granted--we chose a later time to dine to avoid the peak lunch crowd. Nice ambience. Reminds me of a restaurant I would dine at in Milano. Food and wine were delicious. Two guests had pasta entrees. I ordered the Grilled Shrimp and Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan. Two guests ordered a delicious desert and I ordered a Latte. All very good. I would imagine the noise level changes based on what time you dine. I have now eaten here a few times since my move to Tucson. I will definitely go back. We found the prices to be reasonable. Presentation was very nice. All in all a very good and enjoyable experience. I might add the location is also a plus.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 7, 2020

Good Morning, Thank you so much for making time to leave us feedback here on OpenTable. We will be sure to pass the review on to our serving and kitchen staff. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated two birthdays - the dessert wasn’t complimentary because we ordered off the menu, but they did light a candle on each dessert. Our waiter was friendly, funny, and efficient. Food was delicious!!

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vipeatingout
Tucson
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The drinks are expensive with a light pour. But the food was good. My husband and I enjoyed our lasagna. But only oil for the bread....could have used some pepper at the table and maybe red pepper flakes. GET RID OF THE LITTLE FLIES. Yuck

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vipJenniferK
Tucson
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed at Tavolino. The service is excellent and it is a very comfortable restaurant. The wine list is extensive & wonderful wine can be found at any price point. The only reason I knocked off 1 star on the food was the dish I ordered was a shrimp dish and the shrimp & squid ink pasta should have been served at a hotter temperature-it was delicious but I imagine it was ready before my dining partner's veal. We will continue to visit Tavolino on a regular basis.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hi Jennifer, We truly appreciate you making time to leave us feedback here on OpenTable. I will be sure to communicate your feedback on the Tajarin dish with our executive chef and kitchen staff. We're glad to hear you'll be back and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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twsdataman
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Everything we ordered was perfect. Highly recommend Tavolinos!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for the great rating and kind words! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived , everything was perfect. We were shown to our table right away, our waiter was very attentive, and brought our drinks and food in a timely manor. The restaurant was very busy, but we never had to search out our waiter for anything. The food was delicious and hot, and the wines we choose were well priced and wonderful.i will definitely be back.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

We love hearing that! Thanks for choosing Tavolino, and also for making time to leave feedback here on OpenTable. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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Astrid
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent dinner experience. Amazing service from Chris. All four of us enjoyed our meals tremendously.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you Astrid, we're thrilled to hear you had a nice time. We'll be sure to let Chris know that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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Foodluvr
Tucson
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & on the patio was perfect...it was a beautiful night in Tucson! After reading other reviewers comments about the noise level inside we opted for the patio & it was perfect. Easy to talk & carry on a conversation with others at the table. We would go back again!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

Good Evening, Glad to hear the patio worked out for you all. We do our best to keep things at a reasonable volume, but the patio is a great option for those looking to escape some of the energetic ambience that occurs during a busy service. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence from top to bottom. Wonderful food and atmosphere. The staff provides impeccable unobtrusive service and strive to make your experience top notch. Karla the som is most helpful and knowledgeable about wine and helps add the finishing touch to an enjoyable meal. I don’t think I have been anywhere else in Tucson where the staff seems to be as tuned in to making your experience so memorable. Bravo Tavolino!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

We strive for these reviews. We can't do it without you all and appreciate making the choice to dine with us at Tavolino. Karla is pretty amazing, she loves wine and it shows. Thank you again for the kind words, we'll be sure to share with all the staff. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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MarciaM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My food came out lukewarm, I had to send it back.
Waiter could of been more pleasant.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

Sorry to hear your food didn't come out as it should have. Please do let me know if the problem was corrected immediately. As for the service side of things, your server that day has been an incredibly loyal and professional employee for several years, was there anything in particular you could elaborate on that would have made things more enjoyable? Either way we appreciate your business and do hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great, servers attentive. A bit loud, kitchen was backed up a little but not bad. One note: fava beans need to have their second husk removed before serving.

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ScubaSunSeeker
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and nice atmosphere. One of Tucson’s very best!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

You're the best! Thanks for the great review and kind words, we look forward to having you back in again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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vipBill
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud at 6:00PM. Service was good, food was not the best in town. Parking for handicapped is not good on a Friday night at 6:00. Not likely to go back.

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DonnaGS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect farewell to Tucson

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

You too sweet Donna. We're glad to hear you had a nice time and hope you'll visit next time you're in town. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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JoAnnS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant I found in Tuscon
From back East and not to many Italian

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for the kind words JoAnn! We appreciate you choosing Tavolino and look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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schoker
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food never disappoints! It does get noisy, but everyone seems to be having a wonderful time.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on February 28, 2020

You rock! We will be sure to share your kind words with our staff. Thanks again, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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vipLNW1
Tucson
60 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was spectacular! Great service, and the food was delicious!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review! We appreciate you choosing Tavolino and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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GayG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very friendly, and helpful staff. Very noisey, conversation limited. Food very tasty but too oily.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on February 28, 2020

Good Evening Gay, We're sorry to hear the noise level and the food weren't in line with expectations. We work hard to maintain consistency, and yes the spot here is much larger than the old intimate Tavolino. We hope you'll be willing to give us another try. Don't hesitate to let me know when you're coming in. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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LarryC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service above average. Value fair. The menu is always interesting. Love this place.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on February 28, 2020

You're the best Larry. We appreciate you choosing Tavolino. We understand there are many great choices for Italian in Tucson and glad to hear you enjoyed your time. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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VinceG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, my favorite Italian reataurant in Tuscon. Excellent food and service.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks Vince! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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erika
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant is lovely. My husband had the lasagne which he thought was fantastic. My friend and I got the short ribs. Neither one of us were thrilled with it. We each got a hugh piece of meat (1 lb?) which just wasn't what we wanted. Too much meat and not enough of everything else.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Erika, We're sorry to hear you didn't have an outstanding time during your recent visit to Tavolino. We do believe our portions are fair for the price and not too exorbitant. We're always willing to accommodate a split on those dishes so that the amount of food isn't overwhelming. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Please also don't hesitate to let us know any specifics regarding the service side of things. Cheers, Justin Fernandez General Manager

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Tavolino Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tavolino Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 531-1913.

Tavolino Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 2026 OpenTable diners.

Tavolino Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.powercard.com/giftcard/GiftCard.php?cardid=82.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.