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La Tavola Italian Restaurant & Pizza

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316 N 4th St, Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 768-5600
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum!

Quick service. Friendly staff. Ordered the calamari for our appetizer. We had the lobster ravioli for dinner. It was delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Itsa B
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick service. Friendly staff. Ordered the calamari for our appetizer. We had the lobster ravioli for dinner. It was delicious!

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Thank Itsa B
Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have tried to get into this restaurant for years. Every time I call to make reservation, lady on phone is rude. Always booked up. Not sure what the big deal is for noodles and sauce. Food is large portions but you pay the price again for noodles and sauce. I can see this place going out of business soon.

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Thank hot_one1967
Omaha, Nebraska
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660 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Very good food along with good service. There is not a lot of seating so be prepared to have to wait on Friday or Saturday night. The garlic knots, meatballs and tortellini ala panna were all good.

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Thank AlexanderDelarge
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant in town. Awesome Italian food in small personal setting. Try the chicken sorentino....it's my favorite! Get a reservation or you may not get in!

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Thank Chris B
Fort Collins, Colorado
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213 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have always been told the best Italian food is at "dives", little holes in the wall and that was the case. Very unassuming and simple family restaurant. My chicken marsala was better than I have had at more expensive restaurants and true to the recipe. My wife's lasagna was great. The wine list is simple but did the job.... More 

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Thank HikeWineHotSprings
Burlington, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Very good, authentic Italian food. Can't just walk in, though. You need to get a reservation. Service is also very good, friendly and courteous.

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Thank Richard H
Burlington
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

LaTavola is a very good place for authentic Italian food. It is very small. Definitely should make a reservation. Unfortunately it is very difficult to have a conversation with your dining partner because of the loud converation from other tables. It is very difficult to even hear the server when trying to order. Would suggest calling in the order and... More 

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Thank Linda V
Burlington, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been here several times; each visit was intimate with great food (large portion sizes) and good service.

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Thank jenhaley88
Burlington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is true Italian food and at great prices. Make sure you make a reservation or call in and get to go. I love this place.

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Thank Julie B
Burlington, Iowa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

First and most importantly, "The food is incredible", Period! Seating is limited so making reservations is a must. The atmosphere is cozy and warm and comfortable. The wait staff is kind, courteous and efficient. The quantity of food provided is plenty and I have always taken home a doogie bag, for my dinner the next day, woof woof.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 N 4th St, Burlington, IA 52601
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: (319) 768-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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