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“Fabulous Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

La Tavola Ristorante Italiano
114 Front Street, Smyrna, TN 37167
615-984-4771
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Ranked #1 of 130 restaurants in Smyrna
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The food was amazing my first visit, and has been absolutely first rate every time I've been in. I love the atmosphere, casual as you want, but a great date night too. The wine list compliments the food, and Massimo is happy to help you decide if you can't! I've had what Nashville has to offer as far as Italian goes, and believe me, this is well worth a little longer drive.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great authentic Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This place is less than 5 miles from exit 66 of I-24. Great food!! Don't let the location fool you. Well worth the visit. The veal chop was cooked perfectly. Food was so good I went back the next night. Was not disappointed.

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“Nice little find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The food is fabulous! I will visit whenever I'm in town. Great find. ..great atmosphere! Met Massimo himself, really nice guy.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Reality Check Ditto”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have to agree with gfredrich on this one. This is not "great Italian". It's good plus Italian. Yes, the hot bread and pesto butter was awesome, and yes the cannoli was very good. But beyond that, we were disappointed after a fabulous first visit with good service and totally fresh everything. Travelling through Tennessee east to west, it's quite a commitment to drive down to Smyrna in lieu of stopping in Nashville or even in Murfreesboro for an Italian meal. The restaurant needs to be compelling, which this place used to be. But on this trip, the ingredients did not all taste fresh, too much salt in the red sauces and the lasagna was way to greasy/oily/cheese fatty for our liking. New name, new management, not enough to come back any time soon. We were very bummed.. we loved this place!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Visited for dinner on a recent business trip to the area. Located in a part of town that also features pawn shops and store front churches but don't let that dissuade you. It is nicely appointed, the service is good and the food is delicious. An overall delightful experience.

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