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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.
Tucson, AZ 85718
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
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
Skyline & Campbell
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!!
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 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
Tavolino is at the top of authentic upscale Italian dining in Tucson. We have tried many others including those in the neighborhood and nothing really compares. Tonight I had the grilled veal chop, a recent addition to the menu, and it was superb. My wife loved the whole branzino. We started with a burrata, prosciutto and tomato appetizer, which was also wonderful. Desserts are tops too. Service matches the great food.
John will help you select an appropriate wine, and there is a full bar serving generously poured cocktails.
Tavolino reminds me of similar wonderful places in New York and Chicago!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.