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“I visit frequently and I always order a second pizza to take home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A Tavola

A Tavola
1220 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 246-0192
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Ranked #30 of 1,781 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“I visit frequently and I always order a second pizza to take home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I've even stopped by for a take-home pizza, when I've just finished dinner at another restaurant nearby.

Best pizza in town. Strong contender for best food in town. Great variety on the wine list. Imaginative, delicious appetizers and salads. And "real" wood fired pizzas, with excellent crust and superior toppings.

It's a busy spot, so get there early (no reservations). You can get full food service at the bar if you can't get a table (plus you can watch the food prep show).

Very knowledgeable staff. Service is always friendly and efficient.

Potential negatives are closely spaced seating and a high sound level, but all of that really only contributes to a lively, fun spot.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Open on Mondays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Has the arancini, the waygu meatballs and brushette. All were amazing. The service was great. The wine selection was very good as well.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, West Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Eclectic flavors were delectable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

There was a bit of a wait which is always a good sign and worth the wait. The pizza's are fired in their 1200° brick oven. The staff very knowledgable and friendly. I debated about trying the Fig, prosciutto and arugula pizza until I asked the waiter what his favorite was. He confirmed my choice. Yumm! Started out with dates stuffed with sausage and wrapped in bacon. Wow! Atmosphere a little noisy but oh my an enjoyable place.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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“Love the food, wish they took reservations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I would put A Tavola on a short list of restaurants I would go to frequently if they would take reservations! The bacon and pea pizza is so good and the prices "right" for the quality of food that you get. Our server was super-nice too.

Visited January 2013
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Cincinnati
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Holy Toledo, Batman!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A group of friends and I dined there and were blown away. Not only was everything we tried on menu delicious (meatballs, Sweet Pea and Bacon pizza, and more) but the service was amazing!

I can't wait to go back!

Visited December 2012
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