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Tavolata

#299 of 3,523 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Belltown
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2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1709 (Battery & Bell)
206-838-8008
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Nice local restaurant, nice staff.

We live three blocks from Tavolata. Being surrounded by restaurants we have a lot of options and Tavolata is one of our favorites, at the top of our rotation list. Normally, we haunt the excellent happy hours for our dinner out and Tavolata has one that cannot be beat but Tavolata is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
entrechat
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live three blocks from Tavolata. Being surrounded by restaurants we have a lot of options and Tavolata is one of our favorites, at the top of our rotation list. Normally, we haunt the excellent happy hours for our dinner out and Tavolata has one that cannot be beat but Tavolata is the exception as we actually dine here with... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We live in Southern California and were visiting Seattle. We were a party of 5 and sat at the communal table. Due to a variety if mishaps 3 of us were almost an hour late for our reservation. The waitress and manager could not have been more nice and accommodating to us. The service was friendly and prompt, but we... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We ate here on a Monday night and there was a pretty good crowd by 7 or so but no problem getting a table. The design is quite nice and has a really nice vibe. The food was good. I ordered the Gnocchi alla Romana which were nicely done but a tad on the rich side for me. For appetizers... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went their on a recommendation. The food was so good! The service was the best part. Everyone was so friendly. We were in the mood for something besides seafood. You can tell the pasta is so fresh and homemade. It was to die for! It was my favorite meal of the trip!

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Seattle
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13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love this place for happy hour (or non-happy hour drink & snack). Cocktails are well done and with Italian flare although the wine quality for happy hour is not ideal. better to select something off the glass menu. The food is never a miss, though, with well chosen charcuterie and seasonal crostini or bruschetta. This last time we had a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Some of the best Italian food in Seattle in a casual but still upscale atmosphere! Can be a little more expensive than other Italian places but worth it. I love coming here for Happy Hour experience! They provide full-sized portions (smaller menu selection) for a fantastic price and outside seating when the weather is nice. The pasta is always perfectly... More 

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Seattle
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went for pasta, I was a bit disappointed as it was pasta dishes with a twist. I ordered the Gnocchi and was disappointed, they were shaped like two checkers stacked on top of one another, made with semolina flour, not potato and tasted like polenta cakes. The sauce was fabulous, but I couldn't get past the round heavy disc.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Dined there with my wife a two children. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was fantastic. I highly recommend the bursts and rigatoni.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tonight at Tavolata my wife and I started with the Heirloom Tomato salad, perfect. Then both entrees were amazing. The lemon donuts for dessert. The end to a great meal.

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Corozal Town, Belize
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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Pasta was perfectly done and sauces were wonderfully flavorful but service after seating was notably slow. Seated at 5 and our drinks were served 20 minutes later. When we were seated we were the only table inside at the time. I noted that our waiter had to polish all our wine glasses before bringing them to the table. I appreciate... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?