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Tavola Restaurant

1465 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-224-4442
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Ranked #13 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is a small local Italian restaurant with a good menu....
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English first
Ottawa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We tried Tavola using a Groupon and were very pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable (though a little slow to replenish drinks). The owner regularly checked up on us. A real surprise was the bruschetta, which was truly excellent. The food ingredients and preparation were top notch. We both ordered salads and pasta and, though one of the... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with a large group for lunch. Service was friendly. Pasta and sauce tasted fresh. A little pricey for a casual lunch but food is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant from the moment we walked in, greeted by friendly staff, food was delicious, the owner came around and checked in on us to make sure everything was to our liking. It was a wonderful experience! Thanks to the staff and cooks and owner of this great local restaurant!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Food was very good and very well displayed. service was fast hospitality was very nice I enjoined my stay at tavola

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

By happenstance my wife and I, and two friends, found this restaurant. Excellent food and service -- greeted and treated like family. The meals were delicious beyond belief. And the service matched the food. The ambiance was truly warm and inviting. And, finally, the bread served to us was to die for. Most incredible tasting bread we have ever had... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've been to over a hundred restaurants and I cannot begin to explain how amazing this one is. Judging by the photos online, I wasn't sure if this restaurant would have the ambiance I was looking for a date-night out with my wife, but the online photos do not properly reflect how nice this place is. The decor, lighting, etc... More

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were greeted at the door by the male waiter who also waited on us; very pleasant & great service. The food was excellent. The owner (Don) came over & introduced himself. We will certainly return. There were 4 of us. Ron & Shirley Cornwall, Ontario

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

In a nutshell, Tavola is our favourite Italian restaurant. The food is delicious and reasonably-priced. The atmosphere is warm and cheerful. The service is top-notch: friendly, efficient, and always willing to please. The owner is welcoming and attentive to your needs, always going the extra mile to ensure that you enjoy your dining experience. Tavola consistently delivers and keeps us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to Tavola. Walked into a very nicely decorated restaurant with plenty of ambiance. We were greeted immediately and shown a table. Our waitress was very nice. We ordered and received our food in a reasonable time. There was 8 of us. Everyone enjoyed there food. The owner came over and spoke to us to make sure everything was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My visit to tavola was perfect. The food was perfect, service was perfect as well as quick. Definately the best restaurant I've ever been to. I can't wait to go back

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