Tavola

4.8
586 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 586 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Awesome service, delicious food, warm fun tasty

FAVE

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food and service was incredible

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Outstanding as always!!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Excellent service, Excellent food

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

this is my go-to spot when i want good food! one of my fav restaurants in vancouver and i am a foodie! check me out at-thisfoxcanfeast-ig account

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The menu is much more than the printed menu. There are many more items on the daily special board.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Fish cooked to perfection excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Staff was very courteous and helpful

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

As always: Great Food, Great Service, Geat Vibe

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Fantastic, per usual. Delicious meal, interesting selections, quality pasta.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Amazing!!
10 stars!
As always!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fabulous pasta - beautifully presented

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Just back from another great evening at Tavola. We are constantly amazed by their innovative daily specials using the best of what’s local and fresh. It’s the best ‘fresh sheet’ in the city. It’s the restaurant we all wish was in our own neighborhood with its fantastic service and food.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Seriously the best pasta I have had outside of Italy and great service. They are doing something special here.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We’re slowly becoming regulars (once every few weeks) at Tavola. It consistently delivers on great food and great service. A true gem in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We revisit Tavola because everything is at its highest quality’s, and a welcoming and relaxed environment! Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Overall this was one of the best meals we had in Vancouver

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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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