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7:00 PM

Tavola

4.6
525 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem (13)
  • Good for a Date (12)
  • Authentic (10)
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 525 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wendy 
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

We really enjoyed our meals except for the rib steak, which was gristly and somewhat underdone (disappointing, esp given the high price). The appetizers, salads and pastas were great! The wine was well paired. We did not appreciate the upselling on the part of our server (who said he'd been there for many years and, therefore, knew how much food we should order). He was insistent on us ordering more than we really wanted, and we didn't eat it all. We ordered an expensive protein as well as the chicken special and 3 bottles of wine (for 6 people), finishing with a bill close to $400, so we were not trying to be economical -- just cognizant of how much we wanted to eat. We arrived at 6:00 and were instructed to take the table by the door even though we were only the second party to arrive. There were several other empty tables for 6 that we asked about but were told to take the one by the door. It was the first time at the restaurant for 3 members of the party, so being by the door (and the drafty sliding door to the patio) detracted somewhat from the experience. Just to say that the service did make a difference. We'll try it again to see if the latter is better. If so, we'll recommend to our friends and colleagues. If not, we won't. Thanks for reading.

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Yasmin 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

A wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and the food was incredible. I would highly recommend.

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vipJiffypop604 (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

All in all a great experience. Food was excellent! Going back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was delicious as expected.
Kenton was a great server. Go now !
Make a reservation though.

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vipGreat (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Good food and service. The menu was small and limited in its offerings. Need more food options to pick from. We will be returning in the future.

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BougieHipster (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

Overall, quite excellent, but I do put a lot of emphasis on service which was slightly lacking, hence the 4 stars; our server seemed quite knowledgeable about the menu although he was quite aloof and seemed like he was too cool to serve us so it felt quite awkward.. other than those instances throughout our meal, everything else was great. The regular menu seemed lacking to us, but the daily specials is where it's at! Our whole meal came from the specials (appy and entrees) and it seemed all of the tables around us ordered mostly from it too. Food was amazing! Our favourite was the trout. Highly recommended.

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vippapajohn (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent overall experience

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0
Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic as always, the food is to die for and the sticky toffee pudding is superb!

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vipGGhost (Vancouver)
2.0
Dined on November 13, 2017

My last dining experience at Tavola was out of the norm. The pasta dishes were extremely salty. The service was good but no discount or anything offered to apologize for the overly salted food.

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ask4janice (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

Tavola is one of our favourite restaurants! I can't not order the gnocchi -- it's too good! But you can't ignore their extensive specials list either.

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