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“Some great food....some pretty average stuff” 3 of 5 stars
Review of A Tavola

A Tavola
237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA
706 549 75 20
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Ranked #148 of 342 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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131 restaurant reviews
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“Some great food....some pretty average stuff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Visiting our son and his family who moved here a couple of weeks ago. Came here on a Friday night and it was about half full when we arrived....the 4 and 1/2 (a baby) of us were seated at a hugh table for eight in front of the kitchen. We got to watch all the food going to the tables and watch the chef hustling around preparing the food. It was pretty noisy...and they came at two different times after we were seated to remove extra place settings.

OK, the food was pretty good. Two of us had seafood & shrimp pastas....nice and hot (served hot and seasoned hot) and tasty. Hugh portions....took home the equivalent of a full plate. One had lobster ravioli and she finished it. My wife had a rigatoni dish with sausages, marinara sause and it was delicious. Salads were large enough to share....we split a spinach salad and a house salad. Dressing on the house salad was a little stronger than we prefer but we ate it all!!! Bread was heavy and pretty good.

It is a bit pricey: for the four of us with one wine (pretty small serving) and one beer was almost $100. Server was attentive but we had a pretty long wait between salads and main courses.....and all the dishes did not come at the same time.

Nice enough, but it just did not all fit together to make it into a great evening or dinner.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Jefferson, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love, Love, Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We are regulars that have been eating at A Tavola since they opened. We've made wonderful friends over the years and have NEVER had a bad experience, nor have we witnessed anything negative going on. The owner always welcomes us and we go so often that they already know which wine to bring out! The food is fantastic and I don't think my husband has ever had a dish he didn't like from there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Commerce, Georgia, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Your high school cafeteria has better food than this place!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Do not visit! The chicken in the Chicken Marsala was disgusting! Tasted like it came from a can! Your high school cafeteria could do better than this even 20 years ago! The only good part of the dish was the side of fresh sauteed' spinach.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sugar Loaf, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere. Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I went by myself for a quiet dinner and was pleased. The food was well prepared and very tasty. The prices were high average. Staff was friendly. I will definitely go back.

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Bogart, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A FAVORITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband and I have tried several of A Tavola's dishes and have not been disappointed. We were introduced to it through the newspaper "groupon", which helped defray the cost of this somewhat pricey place. The portions are huge, so enjoy leftovers. My favorite dishes so far have been their Tuscan pasta dish with sausage and the chicken marsala. No meal should end without a taste of their wonderfully creamy panacotta.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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