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La Tavola Italian Restaurant & Pizza

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
AMAZING

This place only seats about 30 so you need a reservation. The atmosphere and the food are both amazing. You can smell the garlic before you even get near the place. The garlic knots can't be beat. If you are in Burlington you need to be here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Gagesmom314
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Salina, Kansas, USA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Salina, Kansas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place only seats about 30 so you need a reservation. The atmosphere and the food are both amazing. You can smell the garlic before you even get near the place. The garlic knots can't be beat. If you are in Burlington you need to be here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful little restaurant. My waitress was very friendly and accommodating. I asked if I could get the Ziti with Italian sausage slices and she handled it with pleasure. I liked that they had broccoli as a side dish, so that was my order. The food was delicious, maybe a little oily, but I ate it all, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Excellent food and wait staff. This is a small (cozy) restaurant, so you are better off going earlier int he evening or getting a reservation. It is wonderfully romantic dining experience. Nice and quiet so you can have a nice conversation over dinner.

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Burlington, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is one of our favorite places in Burlington. Excellent in every way. Their lasagne is my favorite. A small but very intimate restaurant.

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Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Tthis place is a must go to! This is the best restaurant in town of Burlington! Excellent! Their Italian food is just plain great! No matter what your taste here you won't be disappointed,

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ordered two large pans of meatballs and spaghetti with garlic bread and a salad. I was out often and travel widely. I've never had better Italian food anywhere. My four kids downed the spaghetti and asked me to return the next day for another order. The meatballs are incredible. This place is a MUST!!!!!

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A very classy little joint. Went with the kids for a late launch. Fresh, handcrafted dishes made with love, just like visiting the motherland. Though we'd never been before, Carlo treated us like family and we went home with full bellies and dreaming of Sicily. Don't forget to have a cannoli with espresso!

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Solon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Hot an tipasti is a great starter to share. Eggplant stacker is awesome and everything on the menu is excellent Go and find this place!

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West Burlington, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful authentic Italian food. Fair price. You get plenty. The only problem, in my opinion, is they need more room. If they would get a bigger place it would be full, but not crowded like it is now. Sit way to close to each other. And in the winter time, every seat is by the door since it is so... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have eaten here and I thought the food was okay. I know a lot of local people love it. It does not hold very many people and you must make reservations early to get in.

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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?