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.
Outstanding food and good wine list with some reasonably priced choices. This is instantly my favourite Italian restaurant in Vancouver. Only downside was the pounding background music that made hearing my friends a bit of a challenge. I wouldn’t stay away because of it but wonder why the management think it is necessary.
Celebrated my friends 30th birthday and the waitress who helped us was VERY attentive, friendly and had such a great personality which made the experience so great. It was really packed that night but our waitress was amazing at topping up our waters, checking up on us and suggested such great dishes and vino to go with our meal. The food there is spectacular! I would HIGHLY recommend this place. And if you can help it, make a reservation as they get pretty busy!
Great food and staff. Great experience both times.
Great food and great staff. Always love our time at Tavola.
Excellent food served in a bustling, warm atmosphere. Always interesting specials in all categories and the menu favourites remain. Will happily return soon.
Tavola is my most favorite restaurant in Vancouver. It's Italian but not the Italian you may expect. The food is incredible. Consistently incredible! You can individually order a meal or you can share plates around the table. No matter what you choose its delicious. We've been to the restaurant many times and will go back and back. I cannot praise it enough.....absolutely fabulous!
Best if the best of best !!!
Always delightful and creative and seasonal and spectacular
We go week after week ❤️
Amaaazing food with fresh, vibrant flavours ~their pasta is the most delicious I have had in a long time! Delicious cocktails as well, and nice wine pairing. The ambiance is casual and cozy, and the servers are super friendly :) loved it!
Everything was so fresh, the seafood and vegetables in particular!
We enjoyed the ambiance and service and never felt rushed, especially as it was a special occasion!
Very good service topped only by the food!
Had a lovely evening at Tavola! Fun atmosphere, cosy, love the large communal table idea although we had reserved a table for four. Lovely waitstaff who knew the menu. Delicious food and a little different too. Will definitely try again!
Great little place to grab a bite with friends. Pasta is delicious.
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!
Lovely as always
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.
Our server Justin was great! We really enjoyed the heirloom tomato and burratta starter and the short rib!
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!!
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.
Tavola never disappoints! Easily one of my favorite Vancouver restaraunts.
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.
Tavola nails it every time. And the bucatini is dynamite.
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.
Great food and great service!
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
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!
A bit pricey but ultimately worth it for those who want to try tasty, Italian food made with quality ingredients and skill
Always the best! Love it here. Would recommend 100%
Food was excellent and varied
Service was friendly and efficient
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.
Really loud. But food never seems to disappoint. My favorite is the Bucatni Amatrciana. Appogato for dessert.
Great as usual!!
Thanks for a really nice evening and accommodating our special requests.
The food was outstanding and our server provided quick and responsive service. It never disappoints.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
Excellent food! A little too noisy. I had to shout across the table so that my girlfriend could hear me.
Awesome service, delicious food, warm fun tasty