La Tavola - Baltimore

4.7
1706 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
La Tavola, nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s famous Little Italy district, offers guests the finest in contemporary Italian cuisine set in an elegant, yet understated dining area. The aromas of freshly baked focaccia, garlic, oregano and seafood from the market waft from the kitchen where Chef Carlo Vignotto blends his classical training and innovative style to create memorable soups, delicious seafood, chicken, pasta and veal dishes as well as sinfully decadent desserts. And, every day Chef Carlo prepares delightful specials made with only the finest ingredients and spices of the season.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding meal and value. Everything about the meal and experience was five star.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at La Tavola. Celebrated my son's college graduation. Service was outstanding. We were treated like royalty. Folded napkins when we returned to our seats, water glasses refilled non stop, plates cleared promptly. Food was super fresh, from salads, to mozzarella, to homemade pasta & sauce. Delicious wine. Desserts were outstanding as well. A great choice for a celebratory occasion or for a night on the town.

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t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Just ok. Expected something grand as per other reviews. Just ok

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RT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. We shared the burrata with grilled vegetables, and ordered the lasagna bolonesee and fish in parchment paper, which included mussels, shrimp and scallops. We had a delicious Sicilian white wine to accompany the meal. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Next time we'll skip the appetizer to try a dessert (s), which all sounded delicious.

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DR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food here was really outstanding - so tasty and served fast (if someone is in a hurry to get to a show). The staff was friendly and attentive. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone for a regular night out or a special event.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday celebration with family. We could not have asked for better food or service.

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JJ
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening. Food, service and ambiance were all tremendous.

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LS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was great. Knowledge of the menu and the wine list. Waited a little to long for dessert.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic - the food, service, ambiance. We were greeted as if we came to this restaurant often.

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed La Tavola thoroughly and went back the next evening. The food was excellent, well prepared and presented. The homemade pasta was perfect. Dessert artfully presented. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The ambiance was understated and delightful. Would return the next time we are in Baltimore.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious .. Pasta was amazing and freshly baked .. waitresses was super nice .. I loved everything about the place and will definitely go many times in the future

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c
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service - a bit pricey but a wonderful experience and would go back

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MG
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was Mother’s Day dinner and the three of us had a delicious meal. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

For the past five Mother's Day weekends my family drives up from DC to dine at La Tavola and attend an Orioles game on Sunday. My children, who are in their late 20's, and my husband can't wait to enjoy a delicious Italian meal at La Tavola. This year was no exception. The food was delicious, the wait staff was outstanding and the prices were quite reasonable !! Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection.

I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

everything was fantastic for mothers day. this is one of our favorite restaurants in Little Italy.

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s
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food enjoyed by everyone in our group.
Love how comfortable the staff makes you feel.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable waiters, especially Chris. Great food and great place!

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a
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great for all 3 of us, from the fish to the pasta to the entree salad. Service was quick and we definitely will visit again. Recommend.

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever experienced. Excellent Caesar salad and homemade pasta dishes. Whenever I’m in Baltimore it is our go to restaurant!!

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GG
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Dave the manager was so informative about the menu and was very helpful with our choices. Some of the best Italian food I have ever had. Would definitely go back . Price was very reasonable for the quality.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food the Lasagna was to die for. My husband had Linguine alla Scoglia which was very good also. The staff was very friendly. The chef came out and greeted people. If I would change anything it would be the ambience. When we have a great Italian meal like that we want the dark intimate romantic setting. They could maybe do one room that way and leave the well lit area to larger groups.

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EC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We highly recommend the chef’s special. Very reasonable prices for a fine dining experience. We loved it!

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OT
Atlanta
187 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice experience!
Food was good.
Service was excellent!
Our server Christian was great!

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j
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I brought a physician customer here for dinner. He is Italian, so I was nervous about the choice. Everything was excellent and he was happy and impressed - even with the pasta. Service was attentive but not overbearing, prices were very fair. Excellent experience and I would certainly come back.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was very good, and the gnocchi may have been the best I've ever had. All pasta was hand made. And the little details were done right

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JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food along with terrific service. Perfect place for any occasion.

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SC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably one of the best Italian dinners we have ever had out!!!

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g
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there. Very early Sat reservation, 430pm. Super quiet atmosphere at that time. Food was excellent. Service was also very good. Professional. Menu selection is limited, however each one covers a group (pasta, fish, meat etc..) No disappointments for us. Venice style cuisine. Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh.

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J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Try the homemade ravioli with ricotta, spinach and nutmeg. It is so creamy....but lite.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

In all honesty, this is one of the best Italian meals I have ever had in my life. I travel quite a bit for business. I have had Italian meals all over the east coast. Something about this place stood out. The freshness of the pasta, the simple decor, the fantastic service......GO HERE. You will not regret it.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Anniversary

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chris our server was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It was our first time visiting and we will definitely be back.

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HG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Waitress was very good; but that could not overcome the food. Pizzette came out cold. Pastas tasted old. Very disappointing experience.

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GE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The hostess/waitress was stern and rather rude. She brought iced tea that looked like a Bloody Mary and tasted awful. I left without ordering food.

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MM
Baltimore
111 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I risk not being able to get a reservation but I must be truthful---La Tavola is spectacular---from the luscious menu, impeccable staff and creativity of Chef's daily specials---our favorite Little Italy spot AND restaurant for years. Just when we think that we have made a menu decision, the server describes the specials. ALWAYS order the specials and share. From the menu, our family favorites include Campo con Caprino, RAW Carpaccio di Manzo, Saltimbocca alla Romana , Teccio alla Veneziana, Linguini con Taleggio e Tartufo, Fettuccine alla Romana, Spaghetti Neri al Granchio, Linguini alla Scoglio, Penne con Vegetali. This is not Italian American food---this is Italian food as it is made by a chef born in Venice---flavorful, fresh, seasoned perfectly and served piping hot. Make a reservation now---your taste buds will thank me.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food and outstanding service! What more can you ask for?! The waiter shared a few foods he dreams about and now I will be dreaming about them too. We can’t wait to come back!

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T
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The 4 of us enjoyed our meal. Service by Morgan was good. Food was very good! We will definitely come again when we return to Baltimore.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The friendliness of the staff was evident immediately, the food was outstanding!

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S
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants when visiting Baltimore. I personally love their home made pasta and cannoli's.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Can’t wait to go back!

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