La Tavola Trattoria

4.8
2812 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
"Best Italian" - The Sunday Paper's Reader's Choice Awards. "Top 50 Restaurant" - Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Exposed brick, dark wood floors & rustic colors give La Tavola its authentic trattoria feel, while progressive touches hint at its innovative cuisine. The food is simple yet creative, elegant & certainly delicious - the kind of food you could eat every day or turn into a celebration.

La Tavola also offers one of the city's most unique brunch menus. It is a can't miss!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
DINNER NIGHTLY;
Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10pm;
Friday-Saturday, 5:30pm-11pm;
Sunday, 5:30pm-10pm;

SUNDAY BRUNCH, 11am-3pm
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Phone number
(404) 873-5430
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Justin Jordan
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Catering
La Tavola is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
N. Highland Avenue
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Parking Details
La Tavola offers valet parking across the street at Wells Fargo Bank after 5pm and a private parking lot behind the restaurant; street parking is also available.
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Special Events & Promotions
Molto Monday - Every Monday choose one of four special pastas for $10.

Lasagna Sunday - Every Sunday is Traditional Lasagna Bolognese for $10.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 1:15PM - 2:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon 8:45PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 9:00PM

What 2812 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

I had two long hairs in my pasta! Gross!!

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing server

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and service.

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OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Third visit! Food is always very good - super fresh, made to order!

However, I thought the service was a bit slow this time. When we decided to order 3 entrees (don’t judge, my husband and I starved ourselves all day to enjoy a dinner date that night, haha!), the waitress said that we might not want to because it wouldn’t fit on our table and suggested we have one to-go. I told her we would figure it out and she seemed very awkward about it. She then suggested that we have the entrees come out at different times to make space on the table. I insisted we would be fine. When the entrees came out, they fit just fine on the table... I’m still confused, haha!

Also, she did not fill my water. I had to ask twice and she didn’t add more ice so it was warm for both refills.

The manager stopped by to ask how our food was and the rest of the staff was very personable and friendly. I will go back but hope to have a different service experience.

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B
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Ceasar salad was okay but standard. The pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil held up well. The veal saltimbocca had fingerling potatoes underneath it. Unimaginative. Nothing fresh and green. My cocktail needed to be upped and of course, the place was quite noisy. So we sat at the bar so we could converse. They were kind and amenable but I would not return.

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L
Atlanta
124 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LaTavola continues it's tradition of outstanding service, food, and ambiance. We love being recognized when we dine there. Food always surprises how good it really is. We loved that we could hear the background music this visit, it adds so much to the ambiance. Can't wait to return.

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MA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Restaurant very warm and inviting. Food was excellent.

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JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

This could have been a poor experience but thanks to management and service it turned out well. The restaurant was crowded and table seatings were behind schedule. In the meantime we were at the bar and took a poor recommendation for choice of a bottle of wine and ordered a mediocre pumpkin pasta appetizer. Finally seated, we again relied on the waiter’s recommendation- this time success! Truffle-infused tagliatelle. At the dinner’s end, we were visited by the manager who had learned of our earlier disappointment. She insisted on picking up the check.
This isn’t a story of free dinners. Instead, it’s about an establishment that takes very seriously its function. We will surely return and encourage others todo so.

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MR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Excellent wine the service was outstanding we were seated right at our reservation at 7:45 for a party at 6. Overall an excellent experience.

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner at La Tavola on Friday night. Service was attentive, but not over-bearing. We shared a bottle of Chianti that was delicious and very reasonably priced. We started with the salumi board and cheese, which was a very generous portion of prosciutto, speck, salami, and bresaola. For dinner, I had the squid ink pasta with calamari, and my husband had the tagliatelle with bolognese. Both dishes were delicious, but I was partial to the tagliatelle! My only compliant was our table - the restaurant is small, and we were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant, and my chair was backed up against the bar. Not a huge problem -
just felt a little cozy. Great date night for the value, and we'll definitely be back!

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BC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy dimly lit atmosphere made for an enjoyable evening. Service was excellent and wait staff was knowledgable about the cuisine and wine list. The patio seating was cozy and warm despite the damp, cold evening. An excellent, long tenured restaurant with a good reputation. I would highly recommend.

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OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Exceptional service and food. Only thing we did not like was the music choice. The music Definitely did not go with the old world Italian ambiance. I

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h
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant and a culinary treat. The squid ink pasta is to die for!!!

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X
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistant great food with wonderful staff---- try the mushroom ragu and the bolognese

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific for family or friend gathering and date night. Love it!

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DA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I eat at this restaurant at least three times a year and it never disappoints. This time I ventured away from my regular order (the fabulous tagliolini with mushroom ragu) and ordered something different - the duck. Bad idea. Having recently enjoyed well prepared duck at a restaurant in another city, I was looking forward to another great meal here. It was not as tender as it could have been and the accompanying lentil dish was pretty tasteless - a big disappointment. My kale salad and my husband’s bolognese were wonderful. The waiter was sympathetic and comped us a nice dessert. We will of course return, but I will stick with their pasta dishes and the menu item that is always fabulous - tagliolini.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite go to restaurant in Atlanta. It’s always great food and service is always excellent.

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k
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great and the service by Harris was outstanding

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CJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Tavola has been one of my favorite Virginia-Highland restaurants for many years. The atmosphere is cozy and elegant, and each seasonal menu is outstanding. The front staff is welcoming and the servers are well-versed on the menu and wine selection. There is valet parking in the rear.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, awesome service, ask for Erica!

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B
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed another outstanding meal at La Tavola. The rabbit pasta dish and the veal saltimbocca were very tasty and satisfying. We shared a bottle of wine that was reasonably priced and paired well with the entrees. Service from Mary-Cathryn was friendly and professional. There’s always a lot to like at La Tavola so give it a try.

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VL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was wonderful! We were there celebrating new jobs and they definitely made us feel special! Can’t wait to go back :)

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OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service.

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite Atlanta Restaurants

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S
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We visited with a large family group including a baby. Seated efficiently, service prompt and pleasant. Food excellent, wine by the glass options all very good. Very happy overall, would return frequently if i lived in the area.

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My girlfriend and I went for our anniversary. Fabulous food, great service, good wines, and all for a fair price. This is now our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

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J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love La Tavola! Harris was on point and the food was stellar, as always. We live in the neighborhood, so we’re a bit spoiled to have this neighborhood gem in close proximity. Bolognese was authentic, and the pasta was über fresh. The Saltemboca was delish, and the Zuppa spectacular. La Tavola....Do it!

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R
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good, and the service was impeccable...attentive without being intrusive. And they know how to make an aperol spritz - although they call it an Angelina - because I'm amazed at how many bartenders screw up a simple drink. This spot has a New York City feel. We'll be back.

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MW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely great food. Our waiter was wonderful and very helpful. We enjoyed every minute of our time here. All the staff was very friendly and took pleasure in seeing us have a perfect experience.
The food was delicious and served very timely as we took our time, enjoying each course.

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TS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great service from Erica. Good food. Crowded space. Difficult to feel relaxed.

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F
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

This was my second visit to the restaurant. When making this reservation I asked for a romantic table, but we were taken out to the patio where smoke from someone smoking constantly filtered up to our table. Overall this was not the best experience this time. The seasoning for the appetizer then on my main course were both off. The main course was very salty and the manager didn't charge for it since I didn't eat much of it. The waiter was good, and provided a good experience tasting our wine and helping us to ultimately choose the right wine for the food. I Would come back again to give it the benefit of the doubt. The first experience was better being in doors and food the first time was correctly seasoned. Need to make sure they are consistent so want to try it again.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible service and wonderfully unique food along with traditional favorites. Will be back.

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and excellent service and pleasant atmosphere

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n
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hadn’t been in years because we’ve been out of state; it’s so good to return to a comfortable place with great food, wine, and people. The staff actually tries to help!!! Great to be back

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RG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great find, authentic Italian food, super friendly and knowledgeable staff. A little loud and cramped.

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L
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Had high hopes for La Tavola - unfortunately on the night that we went the music was so loud it kinda ruined the whole experience for us. The meal itself had highs and lows - the Caesar salad was great, my squid ink pasta was good, my friend's bolognese was very good, my other friend who got the red fish special was okay with hers, probably because by the time she got the lemon she requested she had almost finished. Desserts were outstanding - the olive oil cake and the dark chocolate meringue were both out of this world. Hate to harp on the music but we were three friends getting together after not seeing each other for awhile and conversation was impossible. Its a small space with high ceilings and the music just reverberated throughout.

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AC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating my husband’s Bday was so much fun😉

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Donna!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Emma was wonderful! She was attentive and made my birthday special! Not to mention the food was incredible and the wine selection is to die for. I’m already planning my next trip back!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great restaurant with great food and service. Some of the best Italian fare in Atlanta. Monday night they have pasta specials for $10 a plate. Hard to beat!

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