Tavolino Ristorante

4.6
2181 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2181 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were so excited to try the restaurant! I had perused the menu before making a reservation and was excited to try the Veal Chop. They had run out of the veal chop before we arrived. Instead I had the veal saltimbocca and my husband had the veal piccata. Both were awesome. We had ordered an antipasto and due to a glitch with the order tape it wasn’t legible. We had our antipasto for desert and enjoyed that as well. Because of the error in the kitchen the price of the antipasto was removed from our bill. We will go back and bring friends!

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vipDanielS
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening. Decided to sit at bar instead of table and really enjoyed ourselves. Food was delicious!

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EileenC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitstaff great. Good food. Great place to celebrate a birthday.

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Stanman
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tavolino has a good wine list and a nice variety of high quality food. The prices are reasonable for the consistent high quality. They offer a happy hour which is a very good value. A great place for special occasions or quiet business dinners.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. I couldn’t be happier with either.

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GeraldH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy good food, nice atmosphere and great service. Love this restaurant

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KayC
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the salmon with vegetables entree. It was a bounteous serving with red peppers, carrots, onions, zucchini. The veggies were particularly impressive, large pieces, very colorful and fresh, had not be cooking all day. A delicious meal!

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TONYS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was as good as I remembered, will do it again.

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RonL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good spot! Lot's of options, great feel/service/food! Love the Italian wine list too!

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KandiR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A large group came in just ahead of us and made such an impact on the bartender that we had to wait too long for our cocktails. We were seated by a door to the patio and it was cold each time the door was opened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always. Food was excellent, service excellent. If you haven’t been there do yourself a favor and go. If you have been there, go again!

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vipJuppstar
Seattle
407 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to Tavolino for my birthday dinner. Surprised they didn’t do anything to recognize that even though it was in my comments. Otherwise service was good. Attentive and friendly. I started with the octopus app. Not much octopus but tasted wonderful. My guest had the seafood pasta with broccolini. She loved both. I had the veal piccata which was excellent. Some prosciutto on it helped salt the meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was unbelievable
Friendly service
I definitely enjoyed

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This was our first time visiting. Everything was delicious, service was amazing and very romantic atmosphere. We’ll be back for sure!

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vipVandra
Tucson
270 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and amazing service.

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Carromo
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but nothing special, I am not sure if I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We ordered bruschetta to start. Crostini was burned and tomatoes had no flavor. Soggy mess! Had calamari next. It was bland and chewy with little flavor. Then ordered veal chop and butternut squash ravioli. The veal chop was cooked beyond oblivion and was leathery and flavorless. It was the most expensive item on the menu and was overcooked and dry. The ravioli was soggy and greasy. I would never return to this restaurant. I have never felt so compelled to write a review but was very disappointed at the lack of attention by the kitchen staff’s preparation of our dinner. We spent over $200 and the only thing that was good was the wine.

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Lorenzo
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

patio a bit windy, but necessary for safety. service very good. Food excellent. If you are getting any pasta dish, do 'upgrade' to house-made pasta. The squid ink infused pasta with shrimp in saffron sauce was first rate - comparable to equivalent in Malta or Italy.

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alexs
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food an atmosphere loved it will come back

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Veronica
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and an amazing waiter. Only thing we didn't like was we has another server hovering around so much that when we finish our plate he was there to pick it up so we felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We had the pleasure of having Brandon as our server and he made sure we enjoyed our dining experience and provided superior service.

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viplifeisacabernet
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A traditional Italian menu is amplified by the varied presentations which accent the fresh take on Med. cuisine. A brief but suitably inclusive wine list are perfect accompaniments to the course selections. We enjoyed the squid app. the pasta funghi and slow cooked short ribs with Hartford Court chard and a Tuscan Red. We've enjoyed our meals before and look forward to a future return visist. L Neal K

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vipDebTwyla
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack is terrific. He made dining a pleasure. I absolutely lobe the lasagne and order it every time.

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TishT
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and the gentleman we were with has the seafood plate with had everything you could think of. They both said it was the best italian food then had eaten. The lady we were with had the pasta with the sausage in it and she loved it. We had great service and were able to be seated where we requested.

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KristineM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not eaten at Tavolino in many years, but decided to go there to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding!
Hats off to Chef Massimo! The atmosphere was very romantic and the service impeccable. Our server was wonderful and kind and met all of our needs. You will not be disappointed if you dine at Tavolino.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal there

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vipGinny
Phoenix
91 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We love eating dinner at Tavolino's, but we were disappointed in our entree, which was Penne Frutti de Mare. We substituted the Spaghetti for Penne. You could barely see the calamari and the shrimp was small. When we received the dish, the dish had an abundance of Penne that you could barely see the fish. This dish, in other restaurants, have a good quantity of fish, which Tavolino used to prepare that way. Not this time. I would have rather paid more for the dish and had a larger selection of the sea food. I will say that our Burratta salad was delicious.

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CathyW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service with tables spaced far apart to prevent Covid spread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was prepared beautifully with the freshest ingredients. Our server was very knowledgeable. As covid safe as can be! We sat outside on a chilly evening and were very comfortable with a heater. Will go back time and again.

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CharlesM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavolino is one of our favorite restaurants. To us it has what we call a "New York Vibe". We have never had a bad meal there.

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MikeD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I wanted to like it, but the lasagna was bland and the pasta was soggy

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LeaW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waiter was very bad, never checked us make sure we are okay . We are a good tipper for good service, didn’t tell us about charge of tips 20% which is okay. (if he would told me I would give them more just for letting me know)

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vipJohn2
St. Louis
68 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tavolino!
Alan did an excellent job waiting on us. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and able to answer our questions and make recommendations. The tables are safely spaced and all staff wore masks. The food is delicious! We highly recommend this Italian Restaurant!

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Jennie
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday dinner and had a great meal and time! Spacious outside area where we seated away from people and put by heat warmers, delicious food, attentive and cool servers- overall great experience and will probably go back for my birthday next year.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the waiter!

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justme
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and a romantic, quiet experience on the patio.

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vipMarkB
Tucson
51 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Branzino and desserts were superb. Would definitely return just for the desserts. Good variety of Italian wines from different regions. Bistecca tagliata was borderline well done (we requested medium). Squid ink pasta was decent. I could definitely taste the shrimp, but the squid was not distinguishable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Server was top notch and allowed us to enjoy a leasirely meal and conversation without interruption.

FAQs

Tavolino Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Tavolino Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 2181 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.