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About Tavolino Ristorante

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.

2890 E. Skyline Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
SUMMER HOURS
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday - 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday- 5:00pm- 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Skyline & Campbell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 531-1913

Website:
http://www.tavolinoristorante.com/

Parking Details:
Please note that there are two signs on the buildings. The one the North side in black and white is not the entrance. Entrance is on the eastside of Plaza Colonial Under the Red sign through large gates!!

Executive Chef:
Massimo Tenino

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private room with private patio, seating up to 35 seats. Flat screen TV and a screen for meetings and presentation. Audio Visual at no cost.

Tavolino Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Romantic (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service!!
Loved all of meal!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a lovely dinner. A very attentive young man waited on us and provided excellent service. The patio was lovely and the heat lamps worked well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our waitress Kendra was fabulous. She was professional, helpful and courteous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Took friends visiting from out of town. Food was good but the cocktails are not a great value as they are small and carry premium pricing. Did not clear dishes quickly at the end of the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been to Tavolino many times, with good experiences, though it's been a while, so we were disappointed when none of the four of us felt the food quality warranted the cost. It appeared that the wine list reflected a higher than usual markup, making the cost the determining factor of the selection, rather than the quality of the wine. Not sure if we'll be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tavolina has the gracious ambiance of a fine restaurant, but manages to be cozy and homey through lighting and the very friendly service. I love the food. Wonderful menu. I celebrate my birthday here every year. Thank you for another memorable celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food ranged from average to bad, and was not worth the price. We tried 3 different dishes (frittura mista, tagliatelle alla bolognese, and the pollo allo spiedo). The frittura mista was the same as anywhere else, which is not necessarily a bad thing except the price is higher. The tagliatelle didn’t really have any taste at all, and the pollo allo spiedo was particularly bad. The meat (chicken thigh) was extremely dry, the skin on the outside was covered in oil and provided nothing but a slimy exterior. It didn’t really have much of a flavor either. We couldn’t finish even half of the dish. If at least 1 of the dishes had been good we would probably try it again, but since everything was bad we will not be returning.

Our server was nice, and the other employees were friendly as well. We also enjoyed the atmosphere, but it didn’t make up for the food.

If you want a better experience I would recommend Sullivan’s, Wildflower, or Wild Garlic Grill.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Authentic Italian food. Generous portions. Well prepared.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food; excellent service; reasonable cost

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It felt like they were rushing us. No time was left between courses to just sit and enjoy company. Pasta always tastes good here and the atmosphere is nice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Tavolino never disappoints. The appetizer of the day was a fabulous bruschetta featuring two of my favourite things, buratta, and pesto. My main was also a special, a wonderful vegetable lasagne. Having just returned from several weeks in Italy I can honestly say that Tavolino’s sauce is as good as the best.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

One of the dishes served to our guests, lasagna, was burnt - she ate it but was disappointed. Otherwise the food was excellent, but rather expensive. Great décor!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good food, very good service, reasonable ambiance and prices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Been here many times and will continue to do so. Classy...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The waiter wasn’t friendly, he looked upset or mad......

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food always wonderful. My favorite restaurant in Tucson. Service this time inattentive and restaurant not busy.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Tavolino continues to be the best combination of authentic, simple yet elegant atmosphere and food. Just the best of the best with fabulous consistency of "favorite menu selections" combines with Chef prepared incredible specials.

And of course the home made wood fired bread and first quality olive oil alone would make the experience worthwhile.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food and solitious service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My friend and i had a pasta dish that wasn't very good. Big disappointment

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent waitress - attentive but not intrusive. Knew a great deal about the wine. Food was very good - we were in the mood for pasta dishes, so appetizer, salads, and pasta entrees were what we had. Try the Orecchieta (sp??) with sausage. A little salty, but really flavorful, and would order this next time we come here.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Another great meal at Tavolino! Consistently excellent food and attentive service. Can't wait until next time.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Tavolino is our close to home go to restaurant in the Catalina Foothills. Tonight's experience included EXCELLENT service from Justin together with wonderful food and wines.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed our meal. The food was good, and the service excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I have dined at Tavolino's several times before and enjoyed it immensely.
This visit was disappointing, service was poor.
It will be a while before we are back

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our meal very much. We sat outside and loved it. Great service and food. He had the veal shank and I had the pasta bolognese and would highly recommend both!

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Beautiful patio dining (much quieter than indoor dining, though indoors was beautiful), creative cocktails, great service with Brandon, incredible homemade pastas and food, salads, breads.....it was a perfect evening and a great choice. We hadn't been to Tucson for years and our grandson who attends U of A wanted "Italian" and this exceeded everyone's expectations.....it's in a lovely area of town too, well worth a bit of a drive, just a few minutes away from campus area. Loved everything about Tavolino.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The mushroom pasta was great but the veal was tough and the lamb shank was over sauced. Could not even taste the risotto that the lamb was served over due to the red sauce that the lamb was cooked in. Waitress was cold and rude.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We enjoyed good food, good atmosphere, good service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dinner was delicious!! After a teeeible dinner the night before at an Italian restaurant, Tavolino was fabulous and refreshing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 15, 2017

cold coffee...warm & bad homemade lemoncello...spongy calimari...felt a bit rushed

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent dinner and very attentive, friendly staff. Overall lovely experience!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had been to this restaurant before and had a great experience but this visit the service was very slow. I had to ask one of the waitstaff if we had someone assigned to our table after being seated and waiting about 10min to be acknowledged by anyone. It was a busy night but service isn't hard - any one of the multiple servers could have at least acknowledged us and let us know our server would be with us shortly- but none made eye contact as they walked by our table.

The food was really good - definitely the highlight of the experience- the noise level inside is loud - I would ask to sit outside if we're to come back.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good food, great service at a reasonable price.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was our anniversary and the host and waiter were very gracious...a complimentary glass of Prosecco. The food was really great!! (only the cheese board app was not perfect). Nice drink and food menu. We plan to return and eat outside to enjoy the evening ambiance. I would recommend to a friend :)

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been to Tavolino many times and always enjoy it. Our last visit was no exception. We sat on the beautiful patio and enjoyed a very leisurely meal. We did not feel rushed at all. Our server was attentive without hovering or being intrusive. We had delicious food that was cooked perfectly and presented well. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be going back. Tavolino is a great place to go for lunch, dinner, happy hour or a special occasion. We like the ambience there and the food is always good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had a lovely time, as always. thank you ,

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very good food and quiet atmosphere. Impressive wine list of Italian wine. Service was excellent and an enjoyable night out.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Tavolino has been, and continues to be one of our very favorite Tucson restaurants. Our latest visit was no exception. Great food, comfy ambiance, and great service! Our waiter, Jack, was particularly excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I were seated in the private dining room area, which was quieter than the rest of the restaurant. The wait staff was attentive, courteous and very helpful as my wife and I were unfamiliar with Italian wines. Every course was brought to our table with good timing and was absolutely delicious. My wife and I were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. The only negative was the underdressed diners. This restaurant is definitely fine dining with white table cloths and an excellent wine menu. The casual dress that included people wearing shorts, pants with holes in the knees (not trendy), extremely casual shirts and flip flops was not what I would anticipate at a restaurant of the quality. Regardless for my wife and me, It was an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic as always!! The food & drinks were outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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