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Tavolino Ristorante, Tucson, AZ

Tavolino Ristorante

4.5
4.5
2962 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Note: due to limited seating and capacity, we will not be accepting ANY table requests for online reservations. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (520) 531-1913
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Massimo Tenino | Eduardo Jara
  • Catering
    Tavolino does have catering capabilities. Inquire with management at 520.531.1913 for more details to see if Tavolino can host your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room and many other options. Flat screen TV for presentations. Isolated and private, with multiple table set-ups available to fit the needs of your next event or celebration. For more information contact our private dining events coordinator at Karla@TavolinoRistorante.com
  • Private party contact
    Karla Rodriguez: (520) 531-1913
  • Neighborhood
    Foothills
  • Cross street
    Southwest corner of Skyline & Campbell in Plaza Colonial
  • Parking details
    Please note that there are two signs on the buildings. Entrance is on the east side of Plaza Colonial on the Campbell Ave. side of the plaza. Enter through the large gates and breezeway.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,962 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tucson

    Italian

  • Tucson

    Italian

2,962 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I so much want to like this restaurant. The service is slow. The pork was overcooked, and management said it would take a half hour to bring a new plate of the same, and it would come out the same. No apology. I had a gift card issued by Tavolino for themselves. And they said they couldn’t accept it not because it didn’t have money on it, but because they couldn’t scan it because “their systems were down. They ended up counting the meal. I’ve lived in the area and has been there numerous times and this is the last time I will try. I don’t know if it’s my expectations, or post Covid Restaurant service and food is just not what it used to be anywhere. I am done here though.
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded today
    Hello, I am so sorry to hear you had such an unpleasant experience. We did offer to get you something else besides the pork dish because the new pork does take 25-30 minutes. We will make sure we address the dryness of the pork with our kitchen. As for the gift card unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it since those gift cards are run by a third party not sure what else we could have done regarding this part of your experience. We did comp the meal since we could not seem to get it right on this day. All we can do is take the feedback and make improvements to make sure this does not happen again. Best, Tavolino

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  2. JohnP

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Continues to be a neighborhood gem. Our "go to" Italian restaurant in Tucson. Excellent wine list in addition to excellent menu.
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded 1 day ago
    Hello John, Thank you for the great review! We will continue to do our best to keep this standard of service. Best, Tavolino

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  3. BeckyH

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Only 2 reasons I’m not giving 5 stars. We were not told there was a split plate charge and we really didn’t need that. We would have been happy to eat off one plate and save the fee plus the extra dishes. Our water was never refilled. Otherwise the food was delicious and service was nice!
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded today
    Hello Becky, Thank you for the feedback we can't fix what we are not aware we are not doing right. We will take all the comments and make sure they are addressed accordingly. Best, Tavolino

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  4. JohnB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good restaurant for our first visit. My wife and I both orderedthe Rib Eye special and requested medium rare. Unfortunately, both steaks were over cooked and more well done than medium rare. We did not send it back but did mention it to our server.

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  5. Kris

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted an upscale dinner experience and we very pleased with Tavolino. Outdoor seating, nice ambience, wonderful food and service. Loved having the ability to walk around the pavilion and look at the beautiful artwork. We would definitely go again on our next trip to Tucson. Would you prefer

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  6. bday

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Service was bad. Took us at least 25 minutes to get our bill and pay it and they weren’t that busy .

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  7. Kathy

    Tucson

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    As always, the food and service were very good. This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Tucson. Like all restaurants, the prices have increased over the last year or so. And, there is no longer a Happy Hour menu. Appreciate that the delicious bread served is still complimentary. At our request, we were seated on the patio. It was quite warm and did not cool off until the sun went down. Have not dined on the patio for quite some time. We found the orange metal chairs uncomfortable. Cushions might help the situation. It was nice and quiet on the patio since it was warm outside and most preferred to dine indoors. So, we were able to have a normal volume of conversation and not have to speak too loudly in order to be heard which does happen in so many restaurants.

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  8. lovetoeat

    Northern MI

    170 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Edward was our server and he was very efficient. We sat outside on the patio which was nice. We had the bolognese and lasagna...both very good! Highly recommend and will return.

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  9. Luvthehood

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening with great food and service

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  10. Joan

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Aside from some annoying knats that kept flying around our table, food was good and served hot. Our waiter was apologetic about the bugs.
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hi Joan, We are truly sorry about the fruit flies. We already are working on getting that issue resolved. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do like to know where we have room for improvement. Best, Tavolino

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  11. Lisab

    Salt Lake City

    107 reviews

    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food & drinks were very good, but I had to complain at the hostess desk because we had no service but water & bread for over 15 minutes. It took several more minutes before our waiter arrived at our table. After that, things went better.
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hello Lisab, We are very sorry to hear about the wait time. Thank you for letting us know and we will make sure this issue is addressed so it does not happen again. We will for sure be on top of that. Once again thank you for taking the time and letting us know where we can improve. Best, Tavolino

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  12. MelG

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    At first our waiter seemed pleasant. We didn’t order wine and wanted to take our time talking and enjoying the evening. He then checked out. He was indifferent and inattentive. Our appetizer came out barely lukewarm. It was terribly disappointing. Our main course was good. We eat here often and this was most unusual.
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hello MelG, We are very sorry to hear about this unpleasant experience. That is not our standard of service and can assure you we will make sure this issue is addressed. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Good or bad we like to know what we can improve. Best, Karla Rodriguez

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  13. Billy

    Tucson

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was cold inside the restaurant. We have been going to Tavolino for around 20 years. The food was bland last night. The Tavolino salad dressing tasted like something was left out. The veal was flavorless. Over all it was terrible. We are ready for Mossimo to throw in the towel and let a restaurant come that actually cares. Go live in San Diego, but let us get a decent restaurant.
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hello Billy, I am very sorry about the less-than-pleasant experience you had with us. We do try to make sure we are on top of service and food and clearly, we were not up to par on this day. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we appreciate your feedback. If we do not know what we are doing wrong we can't fix it. I can promise you this was addressed. Best, Karla Rodriguez Manager

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  14. SLSBMD

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Service was good.

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  15. ginochi

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Meal was delicious. Service friendly and efficient. Burrata appetizer was very tasty.
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hello Ginochi, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We look forward to having you join us back soon. Best, Karla Rodriguez Manager

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  16. MarisolC

    Tucson

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just requested appetizers and drinks, everything delicious
    Tavolino RistoranteResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hello Marisol, I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Best, Karla Rodriguez

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  17. RangerJane

    Tucson

    92 reviews

    3.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We go to this restaurant a lot. Last night, the service was SLOW. Our server was, also, the bartender (Not his fault). We had to go inside (we were setaed on the patio) look for our food after waiting almost an hour for it --!? We were then told that there were new people in the kitchen and they were waiting on one dish to be completed. That is NOT acceptable for a white tablecloth restaurant. NO one came out and apologized to us, offered to comp us a dessert, etc. We were very disappointed and will think twice before returning. So many other places to eat in Tucson -- Tavolino better get their act together.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I dined here as an anniversary date and thought it was excellent. Our server was great and the hostesses were very kind. I worried about the noise level that I read about in some comments but found it to be just like every other restaurant. Not too loud at all! Great date spot! Would definitely recommend.

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  19. AlanB

    Milwaukee

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was superb! Edwardo, our waiter was super…smart and attentive young man! More than enough food and reasonably priced. Will return for sure.

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  20. lorag

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tacolino is such a wonderful restaurant! The food is terrific, the service is great and it is always consistently good! I would highly recommend it!

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  21. BillF

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a pizza for the first time. It was tremendous. Service was very professional and friendly

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  22. OnceAweek

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat on the patio, which is not nearly as noisy as inside. The food was excellent, but there were only a few other tables with patrons outside and we felt like they'd forgotten about us at times. We've eaten here several times and will return, but the service wasn't up to their usual standards on our last visit.

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  23. kskntucson

    Tucson

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was great! The noise level was awful. Will avoid the dinner hour in the future.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food and good service. Happy to return here anytime!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious home made pasta! Busy but staff were very attentive and helpful with suggestions. Would definitely recommend this to others.

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  26. WorkmanS

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were acknowledged by the hostess, not the most welcoming, and we were seated immediately at a table of 4. Our waiter, Kasen, was excellent: friendly, accommodating, when asked for recommendations for wine and entree selection, he was very helpful. The crew of servers who were assisting Kasen were excellent too. Some of us ordered salads and various pastas which were all delicious. Several of our chairs at our table were missing padding on the seats, so when you sat down, you thought you might go through the seat. I noticed that happened at the table next to us. The dining area was a little loud as we were surrounded by larger parties of 6 and 10 people. I love Tavolino and they consistently have had good service and food. Please let your staff know that we come back because of the them!

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  27. None

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I made reservations on Open Table I asked for a table for 6 in the quietest area possible since I wear hearing aids. I was very pleased when they seated us in a smaller room that was quieter. Thanks Tavolinos!

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  28. NancyS

    Seattle

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as was the calamari appetizer. Service was excellent.

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  29. MarkR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious. Best bread ever. Impeccable service. What a fabulous experience!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Great value for what you get. This is one of my new favorites.

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  31. DickH

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were having a birthday celebration with close friends and all were very happy with the experience. Our Server Robert was great and added to perfect evening.

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  32. LeeT

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is fantastic and an excellent environment for dining. Great Italian Wine selections. Every meal we have had there was fantastic. We go back almost every week.

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  33. JanetM

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. Service was awful. Had to ask for bread and Parmesan many times. Our waiter was making drinks and waiting table outside. Chipped bowl with sorbet.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Melon served was not ripe. Second time this has happened. Wine by glass past prime was sent back. Too much unnecessary arugula piled on melon. Isn’t even necessary. Very disappointing dinner. Service not attentive even though restaurant was pretty empty. Used to be a favorite not going back.

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  35. RobertH

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our Sunday lunch but later she became ill, likely from her pre diabetic condition. We also made a forthcoming reservation for 8 but may decide to cancel as a precaution against repeating with that ongoing issue; we’ll see if a change in menu items might avoid the problem.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely date night restaurant! Food was delicious and wine on point.

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  37. HallieB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfectly paced service. Wednesday was 1/2 price wine night so we enjoyed a very good bottle of Chianti at a reasonable cost. Every dish was rated by the four of us as excellent.

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  38. Diane

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely dinner with a wonderful waiter. Our only complaint was the floral smell coming from the lady’s room. Fortunately the hostess moved us to a new table. Work on a better smell in the bathroom!!

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  39. Babs

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson. The food is usually excellent and the service is usually very good. However, the grilled artichoke was overcooked or tough to begin with. We told our Server who said he would talk to the manager about it. Never got back to us with a replacement or a credit. Disappointing. However, the rest of the meal was very good. 

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  40. Fargo

    Tucson

    39 reviews

    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Tried it again. Disappointing as always. Stop pretending to be something better than you are.

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FAQs

Tavolino Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Tavolino Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 2962 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tavolino Ristorante

2890 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Southwest corner of Skyline & Campbell in Plaza Colonial
  • Neighborhood
    Foothills
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Please note that there are two signs on the buildings. Entrance is on the east side of Plaza Colonial on the Campbell Ave. side of the plaza. Enter through the large gates and breezeway.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Massimo Tenino | Eduardo Jara
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (520) 531-1913
  • Catering
    Tavolino does have catering capabilities. Inquire with management at 520.531.1913 for more details to see if Tavolino can host your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room and many other options. Flat screen TV for presentations. Isolated and private, with multiple table set-ups available to fit the needs of your next event or celebration. For more information contact our private dining events coordinator at Karla@TavolinoRistorante.com
  • Private party contact
    Karla Rodriguez: (520) 531-1913
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