La Tavola - Baltimore

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$30 and under
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Italian
La Tavola, nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s famous Little Italy district, offers guests the finest in contemporary Italian cuisine set in an elegant, yet understated dining area. The aromas of freshly baked focaccia, garlic, oregano and seafood from the market waft from the kitchen where Chef Carlo Vignotto blends his classical training and innovative style to create memorable soups, delicious seafood, chicken, pasta and veal dishes as well as sinfully decadent desserts. And, every day Chef Carlo prepares delightful specials made with only the finest ingredients and spices of the season.
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in little Italy. Pasta was delicious. My gf loved the tiramisu martini. Good staff.

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vipTravelinMan
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

La Tavola is a subtle gem in Baltimore. The food is always excellent as well as the service. It is understated which makes it a great value. When you want some great comfort food, it is a go to.

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vipmarkb
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

crab bruschetta was delicious. Entrees were right sized and tasty

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ChuckD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood dishes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I come here just for their “the w and w” (wine and whisky) drink. It’s amazing. Secondly, the chef comes up with different specials that are always fantastic. We loved the zucchini and fish poppers. Lastly, the wait staff is so knowledgeable of the menu that he could answer any question I had. I highly recommend!

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GregW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Chris was outstanding!

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LillieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Food and Wonderful Desserts! Great staff, warm friendly ambience.

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heidi
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food and service as always, I have been going there for some years!

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MaryW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. Our waiter Daniel was excellent but seemed a bit harried since he had so many tables. His recommendations were spot on. We will be back.

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MariaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The veal was tender and delicious! My husband had pasta with shrimp, scallops and mussels. He said it was excellent!

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NzingaS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and they took appropriate measures for safety. I felt very comfortable the meal was incredible, awesome cocktails, and the waitstaff was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food amazing

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DavinaL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday turning 12. She wanted authentic Italian food. We didn’t know what to order and asked waitress what to get. I had squid ink pasta for the first time and it was absolutely delicious!! Will be back. Also, we got to try several different wines for taste testing. Great waitress....forgot her name.

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GeriN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the soft shells crabs with Chef Carlo's housemade sauce. They were absolutely delicious! After I had a fresh mesclun salad with shrimp and a lite dressing. My companion had pasta in a housemade red sauce with linguine and seafood galore. Maki our server was very pleasant and attentive. Our meal was wonderful.

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ErikaS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food!

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ScottM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given the covid restrictions the service was excellent as was the food. Can't wait to go back.

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vipToriBrand
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are so happy LaTavola has been open to diners. We live in the neighborhood and missed visiting your restaurant. The food is exceptional and the value is excellent, especially given the financial issues with having to shut down. The fresh fish in parchment paper has never let us down. It is delicious! The bruschetta is excellent. The service is always very attentive and friendly. Looking forward to our next visit

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GeriN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Our server Daniel was very attentive and knowledgeable. This was the first time my guest had been to the restaurant and was so impressed with the food, service and the visit from Chef Carlo. The food was delicious and perfect.

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djb7
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice on our anniversary dinner. Maki was a great host and was very timely on her visits to the table to check on things.

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ScottG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The waiter was pleasant, on his game and extremely helpful. I highly recommend eating their. You won’t be disappointed.

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MoragP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tavola is wonderful, it's become my go to Little Italy restaurant. I recommend them to everyone, because they make you feel at home. The food is on point, cooked to perfection and so fresh. I have always had such relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable times there. Try it, if your sick of trendy restaurants, and want old school Italian and old school Little Italy vibes.

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GeriN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Baltimore! House made pasta, farm to table. Everything was delicious from appetizer to dessert. Service was exceptional (Dan and Maki).

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vipFoodFanMD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food great service!

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ToniW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an anniversary dinner. Got the special and the carpaccio, carpaccio was pretty bland but I've never had it before, so that could just be how it is? The special was great, it was a whole fish in a sauce with spinach, artichoke, and diced tomatoes. Dessert was vanilla and espresso gelato. Everything was great, they have a lot of specials during the weekdays, so I would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and had great service!!

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StuM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. They even have homemade gluten free pasta which is hard to find and it was delicious. We will definitely be going back in the future!

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IvanB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great little spot in Little Italy! We were greeted quickly and happily. The menu isn't extensive but it does not have to be. The dishes were amazing for every course and the wines perfect to pair. I would highly recommend La Tavola for all looking for a food authentic Italian dinner.

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vipGeorgeS6901
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, Chris was very helpful. We were dining here for the first time and had 2 young girls with us.
The food was very good and the wine selection was good as well. We enjoyed our meals and we were delightfully surprised when the chef visited with us. We will definitely return, g

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DelawareBarbie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a lovely dinner during our brief stay. Restaurant was a little dated in decor, could improve the lighting to create ambiance. The food was delicious. Service with Chris on point. Food was delicious. It did not rise to feeling “special” but it was positive overall.

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VAfoodguy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time, experienced waitstaff. Very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu and wine selections. The food is exceptional. Has been regular stop for many years. Thanks!

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LoveEating
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very very good food in a traditional setting. Wonderful value for the cost. The service was also excellent.

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Silverla
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great; the service was amazing. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Plan to return and would reccomend without hesitation.

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JerryS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful service; even great co-diners. Awesome experience

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CoachO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Carlo is the man!
His fresh fish baked in parchment paper with cherry stone clams and scallops is to die for!
Pasta is fresh! His sauces are legendary!!!!
Worth every penny
Coach Owens

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ZachB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing the staff was so friendly and warm. The food was spectacular (best calamari I ever had), Anthony even played with our 18 month old son for 10 min so that the adults could enjoy the delicious food while it was hot. We will definitely be coming back :)

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Sergio
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, pleasant, low noise level, knowledge wait staff, overall a wonderful experience.

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jamieb
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first visit but won’t be our last. From our initial contact to see about reservations to when we were leaving after dinner the staff was amazing! Super friendly, knowledgeable and catered to our every need. Maki was our server and she really knew the menu and made sure we all got exactly what we wanted! The chef was amazing, everything was fresh and delicious. My only wish would be that they were located closer to my house 😊

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LibbyDub
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday half off bottles of wine made it extra reasonable. Great food!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall - we found La Tavola to be nice. Our mozzarella appetizer was good - our mains were also good the pasta with shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams was good, the bison steak special was OK. Usually I order my steaks cooked to chef's recommendation - which in my experience is usually medium rare - in this case our server asked - and I replied - medium. It came out rare or at least a bit under medium rare - which I don't mind - but don't ask you are not going to do it to customer order - additionally the presentation was sliced so there is no question the kitchen should have seen a gap between what was requested and what was prepared. Again, if the kitchen would have suggested rare - I would have taken that suggestion.

I think this place could be outstanding, first impressions were good and will visit again when looking for Italian seafood and fish.

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vipvagentleman
Richmond
134 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of town and visit La Tavola whenever we are in Baltimore. In addition to the vast menu choices they always have several specials - all in all, making it difficult to make a choice - but, we have never been disappointed with our choices! Our server, Daniel, was very knowledgeable and personable. I had the saltimbocca and my wife had their Linguini Tailegio - Daniel said it was a favorite of the wait staff and she figured they should know what is good - they, and she, were right!

FAQs

La Tavola - Baltimore does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

La Tavola - Baltimore is rated 4.7 stars by 1905 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.