Tavola

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Tavola is a terrific West End neighbourhood restaurant, serving modern Italian food. Welcoming you is the team who brought you previous local heroes Tapastree and Nook. Tavola continues the tradition of sharing food - family style, in a warm, contemporary environment at value-conscious prices. The dining room reflects this convivial atmosphere with a 18 seat shared table that is perfect for both groups and casual diners.

The antipasto bar is the place to start as we feature Mozzarella di Bufala, Burrata, artisan proscuitto and salami - sliced to order, along with a constantly changing offering of crostini and salads. Also setting Tavola apart is the commitment to housemade Pastas and sauces - toothsome and hearty. Share some with friends and family along with one of our Big Plates - steak, roast chicken, braised meats and fish, prepared as classic Italian platters.
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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Without question, the best restaurant in Vancouver.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Service was a little chillier than the usual personable friendly service.
The food was delicious but we weren't quality checked. We love Tavola but it definitely felt like an off night.
Will still recommend it.

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderful service, I'll be returning!

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Denver
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Leah is a lovely wait person, always fun
Food is consistently good.

LOVE this restaurant

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KM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always
Outstanding staff
Great food
Nice to eat outdoors

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LK
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one place we make certain to eat at on our visits to Vancouver. And there's a good reason - the food is fresh and excellent. Not a massive menu but a short list of really good comforting pasta dishes and some daily specials mean there's always a good choice of the freshest food.
Pasta made on site, great sourcing of cheese and meat products. I don't think we've ever managed to leave room for a dessert. Service prompt and friendly.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Poor food not worth it. Burnt pancetta over salted pasta poor effort. Service great.

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SH
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great as a neighbourhood restaurant. Specials help to expand already large menu.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister and I went there for her birthday celebration. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, our waiter was charming and fun. All in all a perfect evening.

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CV
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent as usual. We ordered all three courses from the specials menu with vitello tonnata, bruschetta with burrata, 2 different fresh pasta dishes and the olive oil cake to finish a meal worth of a birthday celebration. The selection of Italian wines also did not disappoint.

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

Superb neighbourhood restaurant with great variety. Especially loved the bruschetta variety plate!

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I took friends from Australia to Tavola for dinner. They had been travelling for almost 7 weeks. They said this was the best meal they had had on their travels. We agree that it was excellent. We will return - SOON.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food but for the price portions are way too small.

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RH
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

You can never go wrong with Tavola. Excellent quality, interesting daily specials, consistently good choices. Do NOT leave without the lemon Positano - heaven in a cup - oops - ramekin. SO good, the best lemon dessert in the city.

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YW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I like the restaurant and would go back again. The only thing I would say is I was a bit disappointed not to have my prearranged bouquet on the table--it was a birthday celebration and I called and made the arrangement so I was expecting it to be there as a surprise. for my spouse.

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AY
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a spectacular dinner at Tavola last night! Truly excellent. The quality, smells and flavours of the food were exactly what you would want when sitting down to an experience like this. The room was warm and inviting and the service was attentive and friendly. They catered the dinner to our specific likes/dislikes and we even joked that we felt like we were on holiday. It just had that kind of vibe. We left feeling completely satisfied and the food cost us (each) $55 incl tax which was a steal! I would put Tavola on the same level as Savio Volpe. I highly recommend checking it out!

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CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place in the city. Everything fresh and unique.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the place and the good

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Denver
40 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently Fantastic!
Food, service and cozy atmosphere!

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P
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday dinner. Food was great!! Lively atmosphere.

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

This gem of a restaurant is in Vancouver's West End, near Stanley Park. The Italian menu has specials that change every day. Everything was delicious as we shared an evening meal with an old friend.

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a
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

i love tavola! our fave west end restaurant for sure. little disappointed that they were out of so many specials; that said, what we did get (gnocchi, cacio e pepe, ragu and a pasta special) was delicious as always.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I come here I have a great time!

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A neighbourhood gem! Great fresh halibut! Delicious veggies!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excelent ! We love it ....

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JG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent everything’s

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Sat outside. Nice heaters. Food great except for one appetizer we didn’t like. Waiter was excellent and food overall was great. Good location too.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent!! The service is excellent! It’s a little pricey but hard to complain about because it’s soooo good, fresh and amazingly delicious!!

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J
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice space with lively but not loud ambience. Food was fresh and fantastic. Server was very busy but did her best. We will go back again!

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AH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service is exceptional! The space, the feel and th food keep us coming back.

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r
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

My third time here and I was blown away the first and second times. Third time was disappointing. Everything was good but nothing special. Disappointing as I had hyped up this place go my boyfriend who had never been.

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SQ
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are regular customers and happy to report that they are consistent in every way . Doesn't matter what time of day or week our experience has been excellent!

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Denver
40 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has ALWAYS been consistent . Love the atmosphere, it is one of feel good, mood and food and everyone having a great time!

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BD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, very patient and accommodating. Everything was delicious and well presented!

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, delicious food, buzzing energy. Always a fantastic dining option. Not inexpensive but quality has a price.

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DS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food. Highly recommend Tavola! They even gave us a piece of cake for our son's birthday at no charge.

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great spot - pasta is top notch, cozy informal atmosphere, portions on the small size, entrances excellent, wine priced moderate, noisy when place is full

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Was so excited to try this restaurant as a friend of mine went a week before and said it was so good. Here is my review:

Food:
There were 5 of us girls and we decided to do share plates. What ordered the following:
- Pear and walnut Gorgonzola crostini - very good!
- Olive tapenade crostini (personally don't love olives, if you like olives you will like this)
- Burrata with olive oil and pepper - can't go wrong with burrata!
- Bucatini - very good!
- ragu - personal favourite!
- gnocchi - didn't like this dish even though I like gnocchi. Felt it was bland
- Campanelle - thought I would like it more than I did. Pictures looked better than actual taste
- toffee pudding - very yummy!
- panna cotta - very citrusy, didn't love it

Despite other reviews, we felt the serving sizes are small considering they are share plates.

Interior:
Interior was nice with a cool, dark feel. Too bad we were seated at the table beside the door so we froze our butts off! It was absolutely Wish they didn't put a table right beside the door as it made our experience less than stellar. Going forward they shouldn't put a table right by the door as it is very distracting and makes for a horrible experience trying to eat and having people waiting for a table right beside you.

Service:
Personally, we didn't love the service. We felt the server was a tad aggressive and when giving us his recommendations, he kept pushing the steak on us (which is an $80 dish). He didn't ask us what we were craving or wanted and instead kept listing the 3 most expensive dishes. He could've asked us for our input since one of the girls doesn't even eat meat! We really weren't impressed and didn't like his style.

Overall food was good but service knocked it down a star.

Tip: Be sure to make reservations since the restaurant was fully booked when we went. There is street parking in front or parking in the back. Wifi is available.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Tavola does a great job. We opted for the feature dishes which were delicious but I’ll have to go back for some of their spectacular bucatini.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

hi there... my friend and i absolutely enjoyed our dinner at tavola last saturday night.
the place was buzzing with a great energy.
our server, dawn, was excellent, attentive and easy going in her manner.
we were also checked in on by a couple of other servers throughout the night. they ensured our water and wine were always topped up.

thank you!
i look forward to another visit.

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