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Tavolino

#66 of 1,723 Restaurants in Tucson
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2890 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704 (Skyline & Campbell)
+1 520-531-1913
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An inviting restaurant that feel like an Italian neighborhood trattoria...
An inviting restaurant that feel like an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Tavolino specializes in simple, elegant food including fresh salads, homemade pastas, succulent roast and grilled meats, rotisserie chicken and game, and luscious desserts. Tavolino brings Italy to life in Tucson.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb Italian cuisine

We tried to have dinner here on a Friday night. Since we had no reservations, the wait was 1 hour. We decided not to wait and to come back another day and try lunch. So we returned on Sunday of lunch. The restaurant was almost empty, still the atmosphere was nice. We got a window table and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Hasselt, Belgium
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hasselt, Belgium
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We tried to have dinner here on a Friday night. Since we had no reservations, the wait was 1 hour. We decided not to wait and to come back another day and try lunch. So we returned on Sunday of lunch. The restaurant was almost empty, still the atmosphere was nice. We got a window table and picked out a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

On our visit to Tucson for the jewelry shows we tried Tavolino and were so impressed that we went back a second time. They have a great menu with items well beyond the basic Italian cuisine. There were interesting choices, the food was well prepared, and the wait staff was very good. Prices were cheap considering the quality of the... More 

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Woodstock, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner here this evening. The talapia and Penna pasta dish with mushrooms were very good. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. The restaurant is spacious and nicely decorated.

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were part of a group of 8 that had dinner at Tavolino on a recent Thurs night. On balance, our meal, wine, and service were very good. We were seated in an area in the back that was relatively quiet. I had the butternut squash ravioli that was good, but nothing special. Others reported that their appetizers and entres... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place is awesome. A must go to spot in Tucson. The atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. The service is on par. The food is mouthwatering and the menu will accommodate everyone in your party. Highly recommended. Best restaurant I've visited in Tucson so far.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My wife and I have dined here 4 separate times since it is close to our house and we read good reviews. Although we have tried multiple menu options, and returned again and again, we just cannot give it more than an average rating. First of all, we have never had a bad meal, it is just that no particular... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We've been to Tavolino several times and enjoy their food and the general atmosphere. However, we found their happy hour to be a mixed bag. While they offer a shorter menu that is reasonable, they limit your seating to the bar and outside tables. As a consequence, the staff are a little less attentive (out of sight, out of mind).... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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180 reviews 180 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

First let me say that this was our first visit to Tavolino. Our friends indicated that Tavolino served great pizza. It was amazing. We had a thick crust and a thin crust. Could have shared one pizza and shared a salad. But the disappointing part was the happy hour limitations. They advertise 3 to 7 pm. What they fail to... More 

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Toronto
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199 reviews 199 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We often end up here for lunch or dinner with friends ...the white table clothes and bistro atmosphere make for a welcoming setting. Reservations are a must for most evenings but lunch is a pretty safe for walk-ins. The naan style bread they serve as a starter is absolutely addictive. The big sign over the door says they have a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

In 2012, I wrote a very bad review of Tavolino which it deserved at that time. We did not return for quite a while and after reading that the menu had changed, we decided to try it again. The menu is much better and so is the food. The last time we were there, we had the "ravioli caprino" and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704
    (Skyline & Campbell)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-531-1913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

An inviting restaurant that feel like an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Tavolino specializes in simple, elegant food including fresh salads, homemade pastas, succulent roast and grilled meats, rotisserie chicken and game, and luscious desserts. Tavolino brings Italy to life in Tucson.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?