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Tavolino

2890 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 531-1913
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Ranked #121 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Skyline & Campbell
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.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Scottsdale
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I have had the opportunity to visit many wonderful cities and eat in some terrific Italian Restaurants. This by far was one of the finest Italian restaurants. Period. Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp - phenomenal. The Burrato cheese on our kids pizza and the caprese was outstanding. The atmosphere - the service - by our server Stephen - was outstanding,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took her 92 year old mother to a birthday dinner her this week and loved it! We had been there once before for lunch and thought it very good but this dinner was even better. Not only was the food authentic italian from an Italian chef but the service was impecable. Our waitress was not only... More

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Tucson
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I went to Tavolino during their Happy Hour last night. We did not have a reservation and were given seats at the bar. The Happy Hour menu offered many selections and we settled on two appetizers, two salads and a pizza. My wife also had a glass of wine, and I, an iced tea. Although the restaurant... More

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Tucson
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Tavolino tonight -- an absolutely delightful dining experience! We had hoped to take advantage of happy hour -- half price wine, lot's of very reasonably priced appetizers, pizzas, etc. -- we arrived too late to get a table or seat at the bar, so we shifted our attention to the dining room and... More

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was my first time dining at this restaurant, and I will definitely be back the next time I'm in town. We came here as a family of 5 for dinner Thursday night and had no trouble getting a table. The bread and olive oil and water were brought to our table quickly, and everyone found something on the menu... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

At 1st, I was not that impressed with the food at Tavolino until I ordered the Salmon salad...Oh my!! It's the best salad in all of Tucson period-& I typically eat at Vivace, North, Proper, Wilko, etc.. -this salad is made from scratch and w/legit cuts of Salmon that's grilled to perfection!! Now, i don't typically order the standard salmon... More

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San Clemente, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I very much enjoyed my visit to Tavolino. The food and wine were definitely above average and the service was excellent. Give their house wine (Pietro Rinaldi) a try as I found the red to be excellent.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Large outdoor patio with heaters or misters depending on the season. Live music Saturday when we were there. Happy hour 4-7 and after 9 pm daily. Salads, small plates, pizza--all very Italian. Many menu items $5-$6! Much more selection than most Tucson happy hours. Inside was pretty but possibly noisy. Enter the parking lot from Campbell Ave.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beautiful restaurant, great service, food, wonderful prices - a winning combination....would definitely go back - for a full dinner too.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our meal (starter, main course and dessert) was excellent and our server was very knowledgable and efficient, especially in recommending the homemade pasta. The restaurant decor is beautiful with a comfortable atmosphere.

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