Tavola

4.7
604 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Regional American (Northwest)
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm NOW OPEN AT 5PM FOR YOU CANUCK FANS!
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Phone number
(604) 606-4680
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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
Michael Jeffs
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Private Party Facilities
Private dining means buying out the restaurant for the evening.
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Private Party Contact
Brad Roark: (604) 606-4680
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Denman St
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Parking Details
Parking is available behind the restaurant. If this is full there is also 2hr parking on the street in front or paid parking at the Safeway.
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Public Transit
The #5 bus stops on Denman St at Robson.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 604 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little place to grab a bite with friends. Pasta is delicious.

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are always impressed by Tavola! It’s got a great casual neighbourhood feel, the wait staff is friendly and the food is consistently delicious!

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely as always

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BW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This was our third visit to Tavola. WE were not disappointed (again) but this time the noise level in the room was such that conversation was overwhelming. That said, the patrons were having a good time - a good thing. The food still stood out particularly the tomato appie. That alone was worth the price of admission. Would we go back - absolutely. Is this a first date spot - perhaps not - hard to carry on a conversation but the food is worth the effort.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Justin was great! We really enjoyed the heirloom tomato and burratta starter and the short rib!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first experience at Tavola. We are from Montreal having dinner with our niece and her boyfriend from Vancouver. We had heard many great things about Tavola and it surpassed our expectations!!

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VJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. Amazing food, exceptional staff and cozy ambience. You just can't go wrong when dining at Tavola.

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B
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tavola never disappoints! Easily one of my favorite Vancouver restaraunts.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I was perplexed by this experience. The food was excellent and we had enjoyed a glass of wine and first courses. When our entrees came out, though, I could immediately detect the spiciness of my pasta and stopped at the second bite. I asked the server about it and was told the pasta contained chilies- though the dish didn’t list them- and I explained that I am allergic to them.

The server suggested another pasta that could be made quickly and I said that would be fine. I took Benadryl and felt fine. We ate our main courses, dessert, and coffee, paid and left. At home I was stunned to find that the restaurant charged me for both my first and second pasta. Allergies to chilies are not that uncommon. I shouldn’t have to pay for Tavola’s failure to list this ingredient.

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London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tavola nails it every time. And the bucatini is dynamite.

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PS
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal at Tavola. The fresh produce provided us with a wonderful tomato and burrata cheese appetizer. I had the short ribs that were very tender and yummy. My husband had the brown sage butter gnocchi. Desserts were very good also. We were visiting Vancouver--if we lived there we would make this restaurant one of our regular places to eat.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tavola is our favorite restaurant the food is always great and the daily specials are offering a great variety.
The staff is friendly and service is great

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y
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second time visiting in 2 weeks!! The food is phenomenal and every bite is just as delicious as the last. We had family visiting and wanted to take them to try it. They loved it as much as we did! Definitely worth a try if you are looking for great Italian food!

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A bit pricey but ultimately worth it for those who want to try tasty, Italian food made with quality ingredients and skill

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SC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best! Love it here. Would recommend 100%

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F
Vancouver
75 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent and varied
Service was friendly and efficient
Loved it!

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s
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food and the service were good.
I found the dishes on the small side (desert and gnocchi). The place is extremely noisy and was hard to hear the person sitting across.
Banquet seaying way to high and person who is seating on the chair seating below you.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really loud. But food never seems to disappoint. My favorite is the Bucatni Amatrciana. Appogato for dessert.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great as usual!!
Thanks for a really nice evening and accommodating our special requests.

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m
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding and our server provided quick and responsive service. It never disappoints.

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l
Vancouver
360 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!!

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DB
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was initially a bit disappointed at the limited menu but the wait staff were great and the house made pasta was cooked like I had in Italy. The sauces we had were both excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great time for our 1YR wedding anniversary! Thanks again for the awesome service & table tonight.
Great menu specials & we look forward to dinner again soon!

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SQ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the burrata Soooooooooooooo much!!!
Daily side-dish vegetables are nice, too. Not to mention al dente brilliant pasta.
Nice service and perfect Italian wine pairing.

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M
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we always appreciate the family feel that Tavola is.
the team serving does a great job as a team to look after all the tables. We had our kids along and they do a great job of making us feel included.
food selection and family style dining is what brings us back

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SQ
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We visit a few times per year and finally took our teenaged kids who loved every dish! Our server was very knowledgeable and took our order without pen and paper....impressive memory! We were well taken care of. As usual this is not your place for quiet conversation....moderately loud and bustling but with a good vibe. Loved sitting at the big table. Thanks again for another excellent dinner out with the fam!

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ZG
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food! A little too noisy. I had to shout across the table so that my girlfriend could hear me.

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service, delicious food, warm fun tasty

FAVE

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TM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Been a number of times and the specials are always interesting and delicious. BUT they need to have a least one Italian beer on the menu.... seriously. Heard all the excuses over the years, none make sense or hold up...

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was incredible

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great specials. Strong, short wine list. Great for family style eating.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Having dined here a couple of years ago, we found tonight’s visit to be just as excellent and delicious. The specials were delightful such as the kale salad, green bean crostini and perfectly cooked halibut. Service was proficient and friendly. The meal ended with the perfect sticky toffee pudding.

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CB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Charming casual atmosphere, Friendly Staff, Delicious food-well well worth it!

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IC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service and atmosphere of the restaurant was excellent. The burrata dish was a great starter and the wine selection was good as well. My pasta dish was too salty for my liking and the pasta ratio could have been higher compared to the sauce/seasoning.

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K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of my fav restaurants in Vancouver. Fantastic fresh menu and great wine pairings. Ryan was awesome (all the staff are awesome).

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A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and wonderful service. We just about ordered everything off the board and were delighted with each dish: from the kale and fennel salad to squid ink ravioli to the pork steak.

While perfectly fine to order a dish for yourself, this is best experienced when you share plates.

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l
Vancouver
360 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All around great restaurant. One of my fave dinner spots.

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tavola never disappoints.
Food is excellent.
Pasta is amazing.
The halibut was melt in your mouth delicious.

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