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Tavolata

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2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1709 (Battery & Bell)
206-838-8008
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sit at the bar and go for happy hour

I recently returned to Tavolata to sample some of the other dishes. My first visit was a happy hour/ bar seat and the menu/food/price was amazing. This time we had a booth in the main area. I found the salad tasty and the shrimp pasta excellent with a rich tomato sauce - but was disappointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
josef v
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 kinds of gnocchi (non potato.. try it!) Were both good and all pasta seemed very fresh with great sauces. The rigatoni with Bolognese looked great but did not try... It is noisy but that is part of the embience. Need to go back soon. S

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Thank Imhotep2
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Tavolata a few times before and thought the food was very good, but stopped going because of the extraordinarily loud music and noise. I went back tonight to see if anything had changed. It had. Wine prices are outrageously high. There are very few bottles under $50, and those are low quality and young items. Even half-bottles... More 

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Thank TrvlAdvntr
Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I recently returned to Tavolata to sample some of the other dishes. My first visit was a happy hour/ bar seat and the menu/food/price was amazing. This time we had a booth in the main area. I found the salad tasty and the shrimp pasta excellent with a rich tomato sauce - but was disappointed in the scallops. Further the... More 

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Thank josef v
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Tavolata - I can't wait to come back and visit you! I was recently in Seattle for two days, visiting friends and playing tourist. My friend Colleen recommended grabbing dinner at Tavolata - and she couldn't have picked a more spot-on place for a great dinner and a bottle of wine. 1. The ambiance is really nice - and it... More 

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Thank Mat M
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160 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

In Belltown and stopped in without a reservation (I know, I know) and the hostess went out of her way to find room for three of us to have dinner at the communal table. No attitude, no hassle. Sampled from all over the menu and EVERYTHING was delicious, with pasta dishes being standouts. Nice wine menu. The spur of the... More 

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Thank jbmWyoming
Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Although the restaurant has been around awhile I've never had the opportunity to visit with so many choices in the Belltown area. Still when we sat down and saw the happy hour menu we were surprised by the rich choices. Most places limit you to traditional bar small plates but in Tavolta it is possible to really get a very... More 

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Thank josef v
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

The food is really good And the service too. The restaurant is always crowded so you need make a reservation. Its not cheap!

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Thank AnaPaula1981
Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The food was soo delicious! A friend and I ordered the Bread Service (with Castelvetrano Olives, Aged Balsamic Vinegar), Fried Brussel Sprouts (with Bagna Cauda Aioli, Pangrattato), Rigatoni (with Spicy Sausage, Tomato, Marjoram, Parmesan) and Papardelle (with Ragu, Mint, Chili, Grana Padano). We were so impressed, everything looked simple but was really tasty. Our only complaints would be the cold... More 

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Thank 6ix_88
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Great all-round experience here on a Friday night before theatre stop. Made easy reservation using Opentable. The service was engaging, convivial and quite helpful navigating though the many delicious sounding options. Wine list had a nice variety with a great spread of prices. Apps were tasty - great salumi board. Entrees the perfect size and delectable - perfect pasta. This... More 

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Thank sidsy
Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

My husband and I went with another couple. We loved it! They take reservations. To avoid the talked about noise in this thread, we sat upstairs at a 4 top near the window (not scenic view but nice cold air). My husband loved his scallops saying they were the best he has ever had. I loved the ravoli in brown... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1709
    (Battery & Bell)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206-838-8008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?