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Tavola Restaurant

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1465 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario k2e7n9, Canada
+1 613-224-4442
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5:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: It is a small local Italian restaurant with a good menu....

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    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always excellent

This small restaurant is big on charm and delicious food. It's located in a strip mall, hidden by the Shoppers Drug Mart but once found, you will return again and again! Fresh food, great specials and an open kitchen where you an see the chef cooking. Great Atmosphere with friendly staff. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant is big on charm and delicious food. It's located in a strip mall, hidden by the Shoppers Drug Mart but once found, you will return again and again! Fresh food, great specials and an open kitchen where you an see the chef cooking. Great Atmosphere with friendly staff. I highly recommend it!

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We decided to try this restaurant after reading Travel advisor reviews. Wow were we disappointed The service was reasonable nice guy and the restaurant itself was nice as you could see the chefs preparing the food. The food however was awful, they removed one steak from the bill. I would not visit again and would advise potential future customers to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I normally wouldn't have steak in an Italian restaurant, however I am glad I did. It is cooked to perfection and tender. Better then I have had in some steakhouses. I also had the toasted pecan and walnut chocolate torte that is gluten free. It was amazing.

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to Tavola for the first time last night. We were very surprised with the relaxing, pleasant ambiance. We were welcomed very warmly. Our server was very kind and knowledgeable. The food was great, the wine was great, the music was great (not loud). We had a great time. There are many other things on the menu we want... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A great place for lunch and dinner. You are welcomed warmly with a smile, often by Doan, the owner, or by one of his fine servers. The real star of your visit is the food that is made with fresh ingredients by the chef so one must be patient but it is certainly worth a very reasonable wait. My wife... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've been going to Tavolas for a few years and the food and service are excellent. Several new items have been added to the menu and I recommend the lamb chops. Great portion size and delicious! Value for money! Enjoy :)

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been to the restaurant a few times and although it is in the other end of town for me, I highly recommend it. I have always been greeted warmly on arrival. The tables are not too close to each other and the seating is comfortable. The food is excellent and have never gone wrong in my food choices.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

i went to tavola the first time i was greeted by a male server at the door and shown a i started with the burcetta witch was mouth watering and i ordered the chicken parmagan it was the best i had in few years it went really well with there house wine thank you Tavola we will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went on Valentines Day and had a great delicious meal and great service . We will return to try other items on the menu . Thanks Tavola

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went for dinner on a Monday evening. The décor is cozy and nice, smaller establishment. Might be best to make a reservation on weekends when it is likely busier. The waitress was very good at her job with excellent knowledge of the dishes and attentive. Good wine selection by bottle or glass. Started off with Caesar salad (nice light dressing/homemade... More 

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Additional Information about Tavola Restaurant

Address: 1465 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario k2e7n9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-224-4442
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1465 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario k2e7n9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-224-4442

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

It is a small local Italian restaurant with a good menu....
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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