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A.S. Fortuna St. | Design Center of Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 505 6211
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the vein of a traditional Italian Trattoria – a casual, local gathering...
In the vein of a traditional Italian Trattoria – a casual, local gathering place for food, friends and wine – our menu reflects the purity of tradition by relying on the classical and effortless approach. The simple purity of our inspiration comes from the superior ingredients and technique of the Trattoria.Everything on the menu at Tavolata is handcrafted, using only the finest local and imported ingredients. Our pasta is made fresh daily from 100% semolina from Italy using our own bronze die extruder. Unlike the store bought pasta most restaurants use, you will find the delightful chewiness of freshly extruded pasta a wonderful experience. From the fermentation of the dough to the homemade toppings, you'll certainly agree that our hand-tossed pizzas are irresistible.The joy of eating, both simply and well, while among good company is the aspiration of Tavolata. It is with this simple thought that we invite you to sit, dine an enjoy life with those you love at our Tavolata!
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent italian food!

I have been to Cebu for business many times and I know Abaca and Mayas well but this was my first time to visit Abaca´s Tavolata. We had a really nice evening with excellent food - the homemade Papardella with veal ragout was awesome! Bread like in Italy and some nice read wine - that´s all you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Marco H
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Willich, Germany
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Willich, Germany
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been to Cebu for business many times and I know Abaca and Mayas well but this was my first time to visit Abaca´s Tavolata. We had a really nice evening with excellent food - the homemade Papardella with veal ragout was awesome! Bread like in Italy and some nice read wine - that´s all you need. You are... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was very good. Service was great too. There was really nothing to fault, except the price, which was a little above the usual fare. But the ambience and the food are worth the extra price!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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317 reviews 317 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Tavolata is a a must-visit restaurant in Cebu. The quality of food is top notch for anywhere in the world, and the service is exceptional. My business colleague and I had not been there in over a year, and the staff remembered us and recalled our conversation. That is unparalleled service and attention to detail in Cebu. The charcuterie platter... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This restaurant truly speaks for itself! The food on the menu is great and very reasonably priced. The staff is very attentive, friendly and genuinely cares about your dining experience. The one thng they could improve on is variety: The menu choices are limited, but you are bound to eat well! Overall, it was a fun, relaxing night with the... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tavolata exceeded my expectations. Great ambience, perfect for intimate or group dinners. Service is also excellent, servers are very attentive and courteous without being overbearing. All dishes we tried are very delicious and with well-sized portions - Angello Pizza, Chopped Salumi Salad (love this!), Porkchop Cotoletta, and Chicken Parmesan.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Tavolata is a high end Italian restaurant and as such it delivers high quality food and exceeds expectations. I had the chance to try several of their dishes and I can say they are all high quality and consistently good. Good wine too, the chianti they have goes well with mostly everything. I really like the antipasto plate with prosciutto,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I requested two times for my steak to be well done and they served me medium. But any way this still a good restaurant overall.

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Canada
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Abaca group continues to impress. Its was our first time to visit Tavolata and we got what we expected. Great food, service, ambiance and yes, it is pricey, yet considering the serving sizes are more than generous for the entree's , I would never complain. A few of the other reviews did mention that a couple could share one entree,... More 

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cebu, philippines
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great Food, Great Service, Great Place, but not worth the price to me. There are just muct better options for me...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Would highly recommend. Again proof that with training good management and good stock controll cebu city can match all but the best in the world. Who knows one day we may have a filipino version of the fat duck in bray or the cliff in barbados one can but dream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A.S. Fortuna St. | Design Center of Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 505 6211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

In the vein of a traditional Italian Trattoria – a casual, local gathering place for food, friends and wine – our menu reflects the purity of tradition by relying on the classical and effortless approach. The simple purity of our inspiration comes from the superior ingredients and technique of the Trattoria.Everything on the menu at Tavolata is handcrafted, using only the finest local and imported ingredients. Our pasta is made fresh daily from 100% semolina from Italy using our own bronze die extruder. Unlike the store bought pasta most restaurants use, you will find the delightful chewiness of freshly extruded pasta a wonderful experience. From the fermentation of the dough to the homemade toppings, you'll certainly agree that our hand-tossed pizzas are irresistible.The joy of eating, both simply and well, while among good company is the aspiration of Tavolata. It is with this simple thought that we invite you to sit, dine an enjoy life with those you love at our Tavolata!

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