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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (24)
Special Occasion (22)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our third visit in a month. Tasty appetizers and very good main dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service left much to be desired. Several dishes came not as ordered. Plates delivered to group of 5 in a delayed manner. Some had plates while others waited. Yet 3 servers were standing watching instead of serving plates!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have dined here many times and always enjoy it. Excellent Italian restaurant, nice wines. A real favorite.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Tavolino has a very pleasant dining room. There were three of us and we were all happy with the food and service. It is a bit pricey for lunch but perfect for a special occasion. I would like to see some lower-priced options for wines by the glass.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was my second visit to Tavolino's. The first visit was amazing! The meal was delicious and melted in our mouths. I have raved about Tavolino's to all of my clients and friends.
I couldn't wait to take my Fiance' there for dinner. It is quite the drive from Green Valley but I knew it would be worth it!
We ordered our drinks and took maybe 2 sips and our dinner was there. We were quite shocked as we thought we would take some time with our drink and then eat.
I ordered the OsoBuco as I have previously and my Fiance' ordered Salmon Med-Rare. My dinner was overcooked and dry. My Fiance's Salmon was well cooked - not at all Med-Rare.
I finally had to say something to the waiter and asked for something else. My fiance would not return his and just ate it with just complaining to me.
I realize sometimes things can go a little wrong - but I was very disappointed that both of our meals were not cooked well or up to Tavolino's standards.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was our first visit based on a great Yelp review! Our service was outstanding (John was the best) and the food absolutely delicious. I had the Osso Buco - the best I have ever had - the accompanying risotto was wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fabulous as always. Their pasta is amazing - fresh ingredients and cooked al dente. My favorite Italian in Tucson. Service is attentive but not overbearing. We arrived a little late for our already late in the night reservation and did not feel rushed at all.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was excellent! My husband loved the prosciutto en melon and the mozzarella capresse. Our main entrees we're mouth watering they were great as well, we had the pesto with papardelle and penne boscaoila. Our waiter was great, the waiter who served our food was a bit of a stuffed shirt but I guess it's part of being in a fancy restaurant. It was a date night for my husband and I who just came home from an 8 month deployment and it was a really nice break, a tad noisy in there though. We are definitely going to be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very good good as always. Staff was courteous and prompt. A little noisy in the space.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It's always good at Tavolino's - one of the best Italian restaurants in Tucson. Across the board, you can't make a mistake ordering off the menu or the special. The service is always topnotch. Well appointed wine list at the usual restaurant mark-up prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always good and enjoyable. Go there often and would recommend for special occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The only negative is when it's busy, the noise level is extreme. The bars noise is so loud with the talking it's hard to hear your partner in the main part of the restaurant.
We did have a great waiter, prompt and very helpful. Really enjoyed all except the noise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I liked the place. It's really beautiful. The service was good too. We were 6. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary. The appetizers were delicious. We ate the octopus and was really tender also order the fritura mixta and was really good too. The cocktails were good too. The entrees were ok. Two of the friends order Ciopinno alla ligure and they liked it very much. The rest of us order different things (salti in bocca a la romana, tajarin al Nero di sepia) and we weren't completely satisfied. I guess you have to know what to order.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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