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2890 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 531-1913
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Ranked #121 of 1,688 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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71% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bailly, France
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is nice, the food is excellent with a good variety of dishes. The sommelier gave us some very good advices. The wine list is huge but I regretted that you can find no bottle below 35$...

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Tavolina for dinner, although I had been there for lunch. Tavolina offers a broad selection of Italian entrees, grilled meats, and fish along with appetizers and salads. Our meals were presented with flair and more importantly with abundant favors. Service was timely and professional. Our visit was mid-week at 6:30. I was disappointed that... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not a lot of room inside for the happy hour seating but they allow anywhere on their generous patio. Warm night but the misters kept it comfortable. Nice sized pizzas for $5--delicious. $3 beers. Three o'clock to seven o'clock H.H. Busy on a Saturday night so service was not speedy but we enjoyed ourselves so it was not a problem.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I know this place has been a Tucson semi landmark in Tucson. However, we have not tried eating here. Probably because the prices are high. I do pride myself in finding reasonable places to eat and still get a bang for your buck. Aside from my quirky pocketbook. I was told by a friend that they have a great Happy... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I wanted so much to love Tavolino, but can not. I have lived in Tucson for 2 years and this was my first visit. Its a pretty restaurant with a lively bar scene. The service at the bar was excellent and attentive. I ordered the Arancini which were goey and delicious, a great starter. The pizza was a bit strange,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was one of the best Italian places I've ever eaten at. Everything was so fresh and delicious. The olive oil they brought us to dip our bread was the best I have ever tasted. I have food allergies and they were very accommodating. The atmosphere is nice and is located in a beautiful subdivision. Next time we are in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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