Even though we'd made a reservations the host seemed very overwhelmed and our table wasn't ready, to be fair it looked like he was trying to manage reservations and seat people by himself and it was a very busy Friday night. Food was delicious but took around 30 mins to come out.
Never been; will not sleep on this one again.
Tavolo V offers a trendy environment for a Del Pietro's restaurant. Like their other restaurants, the food is a consistently good Italian fare, but does not vary a lot from their other restaurants that I've eaten at. It was a nice evening so we enjoyed the patio and had a good experience, overall.
Food service and atmosphere were all excellent. Like most Del Pietro's restaurants the value was definitely there. Would strongly recommend this restaurant to someone looking for a relatively casual very nice experience. Very family friendly.
This is my second time coming to Tavolo’s before a concert at The Pageant across the street. Food was great (again)! Had ravioli and calamari as appetizers. I thought it was really good but friends thought calamari was a little bland. Carbonara, shrimp pasta, and salmon were the meals. Top notch. Well seasoned, presented well, and came out without a super long wait. If I had to find a negative, I mentioned on Open Table the dinner was for a birthday party. When I had to reconfirm the reservation, I mentioned it again. No one from the restaurant said a word about it. Not upset, but why ask for special requests if no one looks at them?
I have always like the menu especially the plain tomato and basil pasta. Now I love the fish preparation and only wish you offered a larger selection.
This restaurant was probably having an off night. The food was decent; however, the service and wait for salads and main course was very long. I loved the atmosphere and would visit again to try it out one more time.
Sat for quite a while before we were noticed. It seemed that there was an argument between servers over who was going to serve us. One person said she would serve us when our assigned server went AWOL, but then the AWOL server appeared and took care of it. Even so, she did a job that was just meh.
Also, the chairs were devastatingly uncomfortable. They had these bar stools of what looked like reclaimed wood, which is fine, except that the one I got stuck with was far too tall for me to sit with my legs under the table comfortably. The restaurant was full, so switching to a different table/chair set wasn't an option--the only thing that was left was the reclaimed wood. I had to sort of put my feet sideways and then twist myself to eat while my feet dangled. Seriously, a toddler couldn't fit their legs under this table.
The pizza was good. The salad was iceberg. Next time, we'll stick with Pi, a few doors down.
Tavolo V is always a pleasant experience, with great food and atmosphere!
My 50th Birthday!
My brother introduced me to Tavolo V two years ago, and since then it has been my "go to" place for special guests. Out-of-town company are especially impressed at the presentation and taste of the food. From the moment we enter, we are greeted by genuinely friendly staff. The wait staff are efficient and attentive, and the cooks don't make the patrons fill up on bread (although delicious) before the courses soon arrive.
I always make reservations if our arrival will be after 6:00 p.m. From then on, there probably will be a wait, which is good. An empty restaurant usually is a mediocre restaurant.
Excellent food. Only complaint is the room was too hot, as it was humid and they had their doors open to the patio.
Bravo - wait staff knew the dishes and made great recommendations. Quick service and delish entrees!
I have eaten here twice, both times with a larger group (8 people). Each time, the servers were very attentive. I recommend the pasta dishes over the pizza. The salads are very flavorful. I will definitely return!
Great food and great service in casual atmosphere!
Great food and nice service. Really like their salads, the chicken griglia and seafood specials. Love that it's easy to reserve a big table of 8 and that they have a little parking lot. That is a rarity in the loop.
Really enjoyed meal & service, menu had many fantastic choices, ceasar salad had too much dressing for my taste so would ask for it on side next time, will definitely go back to try other menu items
Tavolo declined to honor our reservation saying if they don’t independently confirm they are not obliged to accept the confirmation from Open Table. The manager was rude and didn’t offer any accommodations or offer to seat our party later. Very disappointing experience.
Great food - excellent waitress - fun night on the patio. Can’t wait to be back in St. Louis and eat here again
Everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, the service and the food!
Awesome food. Appetizers and main course were perfect. Great service. Will definitely be back!
We were there on a busy weekday night with a full house, almost all the tables arriving at the same time before a show at the Pageant. They handled it perfectly even under the stressful circumstances. Will definitely go back.
We so enjoyed our dinner before the concert! We are from a small town in Kansas and traveled there for the concert! Lovely evening , wonderful food, and fabulous concert!
Food was ok. Server was efficient, but the food was very slow in being served. I think the restaurant could be great with just a few minor adjustments
A good solid spot to visit. We came for a small birthday gathering and they helped to accommodate for that.
However, they have shortened their menu which unfortunately took off the lasagna. The reasoning was because they wanted to separate themselves from their sister restaurant. That was abut odd to me but nevertheless we still stayed. The sauces have also changed to the point where they were all thin. At our table, we had the bolognese, Alfredo, and tutto mari. The bolognese and Alfredo were so thin and a bit bland. They did make for great leftovers later when the sauces were left to thicken up.
They had 2 large parties but they were still pretty attentive for our party of four.
Overall pretty good
The food is always amazing which keeps me coming back!! Service was friendly, but not very on top of things especially for a restaurant that wasn’t full. In no way acknowledged that it was my birthday which isn’t required but it was surprising that they didn’t.
Regarding the service, the restaurant was understaffed. Our waiter ran his tail off, but we waited a lot during the evening. No fault of the waiter.
very good service-wish they would replace the veal with something else.
Please be aware that Tavolo V won't guarantee your reservation time. We booked a reservation so we can eat there prior to our show at the Pageant. When we arrived, we were told they didn't know how long it would be, even though we had a confirmed reservation through Open Table. We were not seated until around 40 minutes AFTER our reservation time. Then, when we finally got our food, we only had less than 10 minutes to hurriedly eat before rushing to our show. Several of us only were able to eat half of our meals or less. It was completely unacceptable. A properly managed restaurant would take into account possible crowds before shows (particularly since the Pageant is right across the street). I have never had to wait this long for a CONFIRMED reservation. At a minimum, the restaurant should have offered some type of compensation for our meals, but none was offered. We will not be returning.
We met for my friends 75th Birthday. The noise was over the top. We could not talk to one another because it was so noisy.
My chicken had so much pepper on it, my mouth was burning with each bite. The gnocchis were black, burned and hard as a rock. This was not a fun dinner!
We had a great meal with great service. Will definitely be back & recommend to friends
Tavolo has excellent food and very friendly service, although the service was not exceptionally fast. The vibe has a nice casual, friendly feel to it. The noise level was a little bit more than ideal for us.
They were very busy and a little backed up so drinks took a little longer, etc. otherwise, it was great food. Dave our server was great and we had a fun and unhurried dinner. All good.
Excellent meal as always!
Never been disappointed, tried the pizza this time and it was excellent.
Kelly was an outstanding and attentive server. Thank you!
The food presentation was rich and pleasing. You will find the sauces and spices to be slightly different than what you are used to. The dining room was busy, but it was not deafening loud, like so many restaurants these days.
This has been One of my favorite go to places. They deleted the Lasagna and risotto polo from the menu and not reflected on the web site. So was disappointed to find that out after arrived. My 2 favorites. Hope they bring back
Consistently good. I've never been disappointed when having dinner here.
Wonderful calamari appetizer.