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, succulent roast and grilled meats, rotisserie chicken and game, and luscious desserts. Tavolino brings Italy to life in Tucson.
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Specials

Buy 1 App Get 1 Bruschetta Pomodoro FREE

Enjoy one (1) of our house specialty Bruschetta Pomodoro appetizers FREE with the purchase of any appetizer from our "Salumi | Formaggio | Bruschette | Antipasti" dinner menu *Dining room only - may not be combined with any other offers or discounts

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 10, 2019

Ends: October 31, 2019

Availability: Tue-Wed 5:00PM-8:00PM

What 1877 People Are Saying
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LM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great ambiance.

MW
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have to say from being greeted by the hostess to paying the bill, this place passes every criteria for me to return. It was excellent all around

BS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal and service!

d
Tucson
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always leave looking forward to our next visit. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food did not taste well. The service was slow. Some of the food we ordered did not even come out.

P
Boise
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Average flavor. Nothing special. Ravioli was under cooked. Wine list expensive and not much familiar.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Pati, We're disappointed to hear the food and value didn't meet expectations. Although your service rating was on the higher side, any additional details you can help us with will allow us to address with our executive chef. We do hope you'll make it in again sometime in the near future to give us another try. The wine list is designed to be unique, but also approachable. If you have something you love to drink let us know, we'll try and find a comparable option. Justin Fernandez Manager

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JK
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service at the bar & the table were excellent. I did not see my preferred spirit but when I asked the bartender said that he did have it & made a very nice drink. I was offered water immediately which was great. I was also offered a menu which I declined as I prefer to dine at a table.

When I moved to the table I was greeted immediately and again offered water. The server was right behind and was friendly and genuine. When I inquired about half bottles of wine she apologized for not having them on the menu but offered to re-cork a full bottle if I choose one. I opted for a glass & was offered a taste 1st. I asked for guidance on an appetizer & she directed me to a great choice-the calamari. I selected the goat cheese ravioli as my entree. I mentioned to the server that it was a tad salty for my pallet (simply as feedback). The server immediately offered to remake the dish which was not necessary. The manager also came by but I assured her everything was fine. I live very near Tavolino but had never been there. I enjoyed the ambiance, service & food so much I also ordered a dish to go. My partner was thrilled with his dinner when he came home late after work.

I highly recommend Tavolino and will go back soon!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jennifer, So glad to hear you had a great time the other evening when you dined at Tav! We appreciate you and look forward to serving you again. We'll be sure to share your glowing review with our staff. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 9 served promptly and professionally. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. I will visit again when in Tucson.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Judith! We appreciate you all choosing Tavolino and look forward to the next time you're in town. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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DP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable. Jenna did a fabulous job. Everyone was professional and helpful. We will definitely go back.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Donald! Jenna is an amazing member of our staff and we are beyond pleased to hear you had such a nice time. Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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SM
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on October 5, 2019

Thanks Sandra! We appreciate you choosing Tavolino and look forward to seeing you again soon! Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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DI
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very cold and I felt uncomfortable during my whole meal. Also, the prices for the food was expensive.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on October 5, 2019

Hello, First and foremost we'd like to thank you for choosing Tavolino for your recent dining experience. We appreciate the feedback, but would like to have a little more detail as to exactly what made your experience uncomfortable. Your server did voice that you were cold, which we did address immediately by raising the temperature over your table. We do try to keep a consistent temperature in the restaurant all year round. Best Regards, Karla Ma. Rodriguez Manager Tavolino Ristorante

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R
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Tavolino. Monday night was no exception. Everyone loved their meals.
We will be back.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on October 3, 2019

Good Evening Rick, We're pleased to hear you had a great time on Monday night. We appreciate you choosing Tavolino and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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V
Tucson
195 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exquisite service.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thanks for the five stars all the way around Vandra!!! We appreciate your business and are happy to hear you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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F
Tucson
428 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food that is so good! Delicious fresh branzino, and a specially requested spaghetti Liguria were outstanding! Very much like dining in Italy!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on October 3, 2019

Good Evening, You are correct, nothing quite like a fresh wild caught sea bass. Thank you for choosing Tavolino, and for leaving us feedback here on OpenTable. We look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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m
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tavolino serves the best bread in town and the Branzino is spectacular. I also adore the pasta with squid ink. My perfect evening involves sharing those two entrees and maybe a salad or appetizer. Lovely restaurant, consistently good.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 26, 2019

Good Morning, Thank you so much for the kind words! We know you have plenty of dining choices in town and are please to hear you enjoy eating at Tavolino! We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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Z
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined with you several times. The food and service have been consistently excellent.
Something that is very important to me when I bring friends over to your restaurant

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 25, 2019

We appreciate the rating and review! We work hard to maintain a consistent experience for all of our guests. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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S
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice dinner and atmosphere, good service and nice wine options

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 25, 2019

Good Evening Scott, You rock and so does your review! Thanks for making time to leave us feedback here on OpenTable. We look forward to serving you again soon. The wine list is ever-evolving so be sure to check back soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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J
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining here when we visit Tucson. The fresh spinach ravioli special was heavenly, filled with ricotta and sprinkled with crispy pancetta. Delectable!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello Jerseygirlelpaso, Thank you so much for the great review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the special ravioli. We will make sure we are pass on the compliments to our chef. Cheers, Karla Ma. Rodriguez Manager Tavolino Ristorante

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OT
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It has been a while since dining here and it didn’t disappoint. Food is consistently good. The service is always top notch. I’ve never had a bad server.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 25, 2019

We are incredibly pleased to hear that the consistency is on point. We want to ensure a fantastic experience for all of our guests on a regular basis. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food very much! The service was excellent and Chris (our waiter) had outstanding knowledge!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Diana, Thanks for the awesome feedback! Chris is pretty darn awesome. Be sure to ask for him next time you're in. We appreciate you and look forward to having you back soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday dinner on Sunday and we had an amazing time. We had made a reservation here on open table and since it was so beautiful outside we had ask if could sit in the patio and they were very accommodating. Th service was amazing and the food/drink was just as great. The manager was especially wonderful. Her attitude and spark just made our experience that much better. I am definitely coming back and will highly recommend this to others as well.

DP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were here for a birthday and the waiter did a nice job of helping us make it special. The food was very good and I especially like the atmosphere. Nice lighting and not too loud. An enjoyable evening - we will definitely return.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 25, 2019

Cheers Debra, We appreciate you choosing Tavolino for your recent dining experience. We hope to see you again soon for lunch, dinner, or happy hour. All the best and thanks again for the feedback. Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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a
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

They served us burnt/charred eggplant parm...what restaurant does that? Time for a new cook; obviously they don't have a chef.
We have been coming here for over 12 years. The kitchen has always been uneven, but this was the final straw. Will not return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out family’s favorite restaurant! Always great!

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate you and look forward to serving you and your family again soon. Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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GH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful presentation. Food was extraordinary an exquisite. Definitely worth visiting and I will be back

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 4, 2019

Good Evening Guy, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are glad to have you any time and look forward to serving you soon. On the service side, any additional details you'd be able to provide to help us evaluate and improve? Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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CC
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Tavolino has slipped some some since my last visit. We had a reservation and were seated at the the most trafficked and closest to the door table, and that’s with a reservation. The hostess, a young girl in a less than Tavolino hostess T-shirt dress was dim and couldn’t seem to manage that we were upset at where she seated us. No options... no thinking on her toes. Just duh??? The rest of our experience was fine but really feel like the first impression that Tavolino is presenting to their patrons isn’t the dim girl who isn’t service oriented. Disappointed in our experience at what was best Italian restaurant in the city.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi CeCe, We're glad to hear that the rest of the evening went smoothly for you two. I do realize we sat you at a less than ideal table, but I personally offered to move you all no more than five minutes after you were sat once we had some tables free up. I had a talk with our hostess that evening regarding your situation and how we are able to prevent situations like these in the future. We do hope to serve you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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C
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This use to be our favorite restaurant! took my sister for her birthday lunch and the only good thing was the. We ordered the salad with chicken, walnuts, cranberries and cheese. The cheese they used was Roquefort cheese. Description of the dressing sounded delicious but did nothing for the salad. It was all very bitter and was such a poor choice of cheese since it over powered the whole salad. Fresh Parmesan cheese would of been a great choice. Only thing good was the Tiramisu and my sister glass of wine.

B
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food with great service

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thanks for the feedback on your recent visit to Tavolino. We appreciate it, and look forward to serving you again soon! Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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C
Tucson
29 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend there for lunch to celebrate her birthday. Food was delicious and service very good Will go back for sure

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 28, 2019

Good Evening Corinne, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're pleased to hear you had a nice time celebrating your friend's birthday! We look forward to serving you again soon. Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. The summer Sunday special was great. Chris our waiter is the very best.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Charlotte, We appreciate the stunning review. It means the world to us that you had such a great experience. We're also glad to hear you enjoyed the Summer Specials. Glad you had a chance to enjoy. Keep in touch and we look forward to seeing you again soon. We will be sure to pass the compliment forward to Chris. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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G
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tavolino exceeds expectations.
It appears to be an upper- middle chain formula restaurant, but there are not 20 of them scattered around The West.There is this operation and a sister restaurant in La Jolla.At least as far as I can tell from web search etc.
It really covers all the bases, adult friendly, family friendly, etc
The food is well prepared,fresh,and interesting enough to keep a foodie happy, while not so esoteric as to scare away those looking for familiar Italian fare.
Our waitperson, Marisa, was knowledgeable,engaging,and professional.
She would be an asset to any business.
This was our third visit to Tavolino.Certainly not our last

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 28, 2019

Good Evening, We appreciate you making time to leave us some feedback here on OpenTable. Marisa is pretty darn awesome!!! We're glad you had a nice time and look forward to serving you again soon. Your detailed review truly makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. It's our passion to deliver an excellent dining experience to our guests. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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MJ
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner don’t have the spaghetti and Italian sausage my mom makes it better

The rest of the meals were outstanding

Service was spectacular

SD
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very noisy. Coppino seafood was over cooked.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tavolino’s is always excellent food and service!

AY
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An Italian restaurant, Tavolino Ristorante has a very nice, quiet atmosphere--not a good idea for noisy children. The food was fine and the service, exceptional.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks for the 5 stars all the way around. We look forward to having you in again soon. Ciao, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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W
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was smooth and gracious ! Food wasn’t well balanced though.. lacking salt and acid. We will certainly be back and will hold on to some hope for better balance from the kitchen.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

The restaurant had a bad odor. Like sewage.

A
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food isalways very good, but at this time the dish I order has a strong flavor of old cooking oil, and is a bad smell inside and outside the restaurant, like an opened sewer, besidesthat coment the rest is good.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 28, 2019

Good Evening, Thanks for the feedback. We did have an issue around the entire area here at Campbell and Skyline last week. We're terribly sorry to hear that if affected your dining experience. All seems to be well so we do hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was empty but the service was very good. The food was amazing as well.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 20, 2019

Buongiorno, We appreciate you choosing Tavolino for your recent dining experience. We'd love to hear a little more specific feedback in the value category. Both good and bad, if we don't know details we aren't able to address. We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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DH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Normally fantastic but on this visit, my food arrived cold. It was early in the evening and not that crowded.

Tavolino Ristorante
Responded on August 20, 2019

Good Morning Dawn, Wanted to reach out and thank you first and foremost for choosing Tavolino. We're disappointed to hear about your food. Did you let your server know about the cold food so that management could address while you were here? Either way if you would provide us with some more details that would be helpful. We do look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers, Justin Fernandez Manager Tavolino Ristorante 520.531.1913

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