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La Tavola

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18 rue de Richebourg, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 74 11 61
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Laugh out loud

Arrive in a major rain storm at 18.30 to find the door locked. A girl arrives and unlocks the door and says stay outside for 30 mins and you can come in! Enough said do they want customers? When will french people wake up that food in france is on the slide and service is going faster

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2013
djsmyth100550
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Waterford, Ireland
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Waterford, Ireland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Arrive in a major rain storm at 18.30 to find the door locked. A girl arrives and unlocks the door and says stay outside for 30 mins and you can come in! Enough said do they want customers? When will french people wake up that food in france is on the slide and service is going faster

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DidierViviane, Propriétaire at La Tavola, responded to this review

Dear Sir, It seems you've been out of your lovely country for a long time as you can't make a difference anymore between a storm an rain falling. The "girl" (you probably meant "the young lady) explained you kindly that we were opening at 19.00...and you left without saying "good bye"...I guess you forgot!!! I don't wear a "beret", I... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Want to make a reservation ? The owner of this restaurant will make a transatlantic phone call to your cell phone in reply to your message left on his phone! And then, when you sit down in his restaurant, he will explain in details all his menu. The food was great. Great Italian food, rare in this French city. But... More 

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Nottingham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

My colleague had eaten here before so we headed straight for the restaurant. We had an extremely warm welcome (presumably the boss!) from someone passionate about his food! The menu is refreshingly short, with a selection of delicious dishes all which were enthusiastically explained to us. As a vegetarian it was easy for me to find something to eat which... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal here, the menu was mouth wateringly and passionately explained that had you wanting to try everything! When the food arrived we were not dissappointed, the flavours were wonderful and the meals filling, can't say anything bad from the warm and friendly attention of the owner through to the fantastic meal made for... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Last week we had the pleasure of discovering an Italian restaurant, la Tavola, in Nantes. It's rare to find a good italian restaurant that doesn't stick to pizzas and pastas! The staff was very professional, friendly and discreet, the service very smooth and the Italian wine we picked (a Ciro) to die for! As we were a bit lost, the... More 

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Nederland, Colorado
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159 reviews 159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This small restaurant is an amazing gem in an unlikely place. It is located on a quiet, non-descript, narrow street, behind the sex shops and mid-range hotels that front on the main street paralleling the train tracks, near the train station. Few other restaurants are nearby. The creation of Didier, it is a small place with umbrellas and a few... More 

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Pasadena, CA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

I was at a meeting in Nantes and some colleagues invited us to try this place with them. It was a wonderful experience. La Tavola is located on a quiet back street between the Chateau and the train station. Didier, the owner, serves an eclectic menu that changes from night to night. Each dish is meticulously prepared and Didier is... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Offering French people non-French food (with the exception of pizza) is a tough sell, but this small trattoria succeeds, certainly for those who know good Italian food, even if that didn't appear to include a lot of the local French folks. Our meals started with a complimentary aperitivo (an Italianized kir royale) and a few olives and tomatoes. The chalk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 rue de Richebourg, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 74 11 61

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?