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Tavola

4.7
550 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 550 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is always consistently good but the service can be more attentive when its busy.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great restaurant with really good food. You can't miss the burrata! The only very odd thing was our hostess was wearing a tube top and seemed surprised by every request we had. The lack of professionalism both in attire and service was a bit odd.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The staff were, as usual, fantastic. The food and wine were excellent. We always receive a warm welcome at Tavola.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Absolutely fantastic as always.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was amazing as always. A great go-to spot when we are craving authentic Italian. Dennis never disappoints behind the bar, so grab a seat there and watch the show.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service and excellent food, (we had the lamb shank and pork chops specials along a virgin cocktail "ZenZero" which were all superb) and the price wasn't too bad for the amount we had.
Our reservation was for 5PM, so the restaurant was pretty quiet which was nice. Can see the place getting really busy in the evenings.

Overall had a great time.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great spot all around! Delicious food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great place, great food - it was our anniversary and was hoping for a quieter table - they sat us in a corner next to an extremely loud group of guys so we could hardly hear each other. Other than that, love this place

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

As a visitor to Vancouver we do try to enjoy cuisine not necessarily available at home.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Consistently great food and service at this neighborhood gem.
Expect a wait if you don't reserve ahead of time

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Just awesome. This is our go to place for business and private dinners and entertaining.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Kristy the hostess was awesome!...Everyone was lovely and very accommodating, despite being early for our 8 pm reservation, we were seated right away on a busy Thursday evening

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Exceptional... as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Our waiter was amazing. Super friendly and caring. Food was incredible too. Highly recommend the sharing steak, which is a bit pricey but sooo good.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We dine here every time we visit Vancouver. The staff couldn’t be more friendly and professional. The food is always excellent. Portions are large and we always order too much, but it is so good we always finish it. Never disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Tavola and it's sister restaurants never disappoint. Great food and service, always creative specials and vibrant room. Only negative is it gets noisy.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Fantastic Italian food out of the ordinary. Great scene, nice people and staff, very decent wine list.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Most of the food was ok, but the squid ink special tasted old with mealy, dry lobster meat.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Tavola ticks all the boxes; great food, great service, great ambience. I’m a huge fan of Tavola, Nook and Oddfish because their entire staff at all restaurants seem to love their jobs, love the clientele and it makes the experience so much better than just coming for fantastic food.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Superb food with wonderfully fresh ingredients.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I’ve gone to Tavola before and would have given it 4 stars. The dishes we chose (both from the board) though were too peppery for me though. They were the squid ink pasta and the cod. I know the food there is usually outstanding so I would go with the old favorites like the ragu and the brick chicken.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Tavola always delivers. On this evening, there was a very large party, so it was loud! But once we got used to the volume, we had a fabulous night as expected. Our food (which we shared, was delicious, generous and perfectly cooked. A great place to celebrate a birthday with friends! Good service too!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The service was wonderful and the food was great. I would love to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Tavola. The food was excellent as well as the drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). We were impressed with all of the menu choices and the number of specials. The service was great and we will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Loved our meals. Great service. Food was fantastic and not salty! Flavorful. Colorful. Interesting. Tasty. Fresh:). Locally sourced ingredients. Great for sharing. Awesome value

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3.0Dined on January 11, 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 28, 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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4.0Dined on November 23, 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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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent overall experience

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on November 12, 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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5.0Dined on November 10, 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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4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

impressed with the food quality and creativity. The server was very well informed and the service attentive.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2017

We both enjoyed the pork pasta dish and the sticky pudding dessert was delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was good and so was the service. It was a bit loud. All in all a good night out

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Great spot. The owner stop by our table went over the menu and specials. Food was fantastic. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Always such a great meal and overall experience when we come to Tavola!!

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