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A Tavola

1220 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
(513) 246-0192
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Ranked #31 of 1,722 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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  • English first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The food, atmosphere, and service are fantastic here. Good apps and wood-fired pizzas plus a great wine list. A little more casual than some of the other OTR spots but still very classy inside. Fig-wrapped dates and fig-proscuitto pizza are favorites!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just fair fare. Service was very nice. Restaurant and hand wrought tables were fabulous. Need more options than soggy pizza and bread-heavy blue oven english muffins for sliders. Not a fan of the dense hard meatballs. Asparagus salad was refreshing. Loved the bacon wrapped dates. Eggplant in slider was like a wafer. Probably will not return.

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Mariemont, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have heard that this is the best pizza in town. It is not. We had the Gorgonzola Picante Pizza which is an interesting combination of pepperoni, sausage and gorgonzola. The flavors are good together. BUT, the pizza is soggy. The crust is wood fired but limp. We felt that the pizza just needed something -- crunchy perhaps? I asked... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Came here with family before seeing a show downtown. Waiter was friendly and quick, and very helpful in answering questions about Italians words we didn't recognize. Appetizers were small but delicious (we had the risotto balls and bacon wrapped dates). The pizza was excellent, with flavorful sauce and cheese and diverse, high quality toppings. You could actually taste the four... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went to A Tavola with friends and thought it was great. We had the dates, roasted cauliflower, wood roasted olives, meatball trio, and a pizza (it was one of their signature pizzas with prosciutto, pesto, and artichokes but I can't remember what they called it). Everything was delicious. The service was great as well. The only drawback was that... More

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ate great Italian food in a good atmosphere here. However.. it gets busy quickly after 18:00 and you might have to wait a while for a table. The wait is worth it - the food is as close to Italian as I have had in the USA.

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Cincinnati
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Thrilled when A Tavola opened in Madeira. Pizzas are unusual and stone-fired. But the restaurant quickly became a haven for young parents with children, ie, noisy. AND it's freezing so always being a sweater/hoodie. The patio has never been open when we've visited. A group of guys always hangs around the ovens (and they don't look like cooks), although the... More

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Columbus
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Two must haves: Fig and prosciutto pizza Artichoke Pizza (add chicken meatball) I love to eat here when I am in town. Whether it is the cocktails, pizza, salads, or meatballs, you cannot go wrong with any. There is a great buzz on Vine St, especially on weekends. This makes the experience even better. Since they don't take reservations, be... More

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Rives Junction, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Smallish, and we were there at 4 PM when they opened, so that wasn't a problem. Atmosphere doesn't count as much as food for us, but it was pleasant enough. The pizza? Excellent, and many varieties.

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went to A Tavola with family and young daughter on a Sunday evening. First off, it is a popular place and from other accounts usually has a long wait. (We waited about 45 min) Especially when u only have two tables that accommodates 6. It's a smaller place and I guess due to the small space, large crowd and building... More

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