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“Surprisingly excellent Italian food in non-Italian city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Tavola

La Tavola
992 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306-3669
404-873-5430
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Ranked #5 of 3,465 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Highland Avenue
Description: La Tavola is a classic, cozy Italian trattoria located in Atlanta's famous Virginia Highland neighborhood featuring exposed brick, dark wood floors, rustic colors and an open exhibition kitchen. The restaurant features an extensive wine list, classic dishes made from the finest traditional ingredients and approachable, friendly service. Perfect for family gatherings, romantic dinners or just a quick, yet satisfying, bite at the bar, here you will always feel welcomed and at home around our table.
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Surprisingly excellent Italian food in non-Italian city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My friend obviously wanted to impress me on my first visit to his city, with the choice of La Tavola. Everything about the meal was excellent, which is a lot for a Bostonian to say about Italian food in Atlanta. The standout was a special, and combined pasta with pork, but can't remember what it was called. Service was all you could hope for, attentive but not intrusive. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited June 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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Highlands, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Always delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

La Tavola is a perfect neighborhood restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy yet sophisticated. Order the special- it never disappoints! I prefer the inside to the outdoor seating, since the outdoor seating is shared with the restaurant next door.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newnan, Georgia
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“Best Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great atmosphere,service and food. It gives you an old Italian feeling. The veal is excellent. The Staffed mushrooms are out of this world. Make reservation and go early.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Excellent Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

A quaint Italian restaurant in Virginia Highlands. Dinner was delicious and prepared to perfection. We ate outside which made for a perfect evening. I would recommend reservations as this is a popular dining locale.

  • Visited June 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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“Fantastic Atlanta Italian Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Went to dinner here with family who lives locally. They say this is one of their top 3 in Atlanta. I would have to agree. Sat on their balcony on a warm summer night, which was just a wonderful, intimate experience. The food and wine were excellent. We started with the calamari and Salumi board antipasti, both excellent. My wife had the mushroom ragu and I had their ravioli special, again excellently prepared and awfully tasty. Service was outstanding as well. The server was pleasant and funny.

The atmosphere and food combine to create an excellent dining experience. If you are in the area, I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend!

  • Visited June 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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