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Reviewed August 6, 2020

Tavola is a very good Italian Restaurant. With an Italian Executive Chef, Franco, it has a great offering. I go there in the evening and it is usually disappointingly quiet. The quality of everything is high and the staff very attentive - in a nice...way. With Franco, seemingly always in attendance, you know that all the food will be good - and it is. It has an even better layout with the recent refurbishment, very comfortable.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

Good Italian food. High ceiling made you a comfort feeling. Italian chef provides true pasta, spaghetti n different kinds of risotto, especially squid ink (the one I do not like, kkk). Price is not so reasonable as this is not a fine dining place. The...most I love is it’s bread.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner after a visit to the zoo which is across the street. The restaurant is attractive with high ceilings. We ordered ravioli and a marinara pizza. The sauce on the pizza was very tasty and the crust was like...in the United States. It was covered with chunks of garlic. This restaurant also serves breakfast and lunch. Service was friendly.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

It's an Italian restaurant with great ambience and high ceilings inside. I had pumpkin soup and lasagna. This place is so spacious, so it would be great to relax and have some good Italian food here.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

We had a Parma Plate with Cheese. Took us back to Italy Service was ordinary and zero English or Italian from the wait staff difficult but we got there. Cheese was exceptionaal and meats divine.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

We went there for lunch meeting. It was the rainy day. When we arrived, the restaurant was somewhat empty, and the server was nice to us. We informed the server that we are waiting for a few more people for our meeting and she said...they will reserve the next table for us when the others arrive. While we are looking at the menu, there is a group of Koreans arrived and occupied the section next to us. The server then proceeded to ask my friends what she likes to order, my friend told the server that she might just get a drink at that time. Without asking other people in the group for the order, the server told our group that this is the lunch time, and if we just order drinks, we need to move to the outside section, next to the smoking area. We voiced our concern about her attitude toward us, and asked to speak to the manager or owner. The server said she is the one in charge and there is no body else. She continues to demand us to move to outside section despite our objection. We asked her to leave our table, but she refused and continue to demand us to go to outside section while it was raining. We got upset with her treatment and again asked for management staff and was told that there is no manager on duty. The incident kept escalating with the server persistently demand that we need to move to outside section. We ended up leaving the restaurant. As customers, we don't deserve to be treated like second class citizen like this. This is the worst attitude that we ever experienced from any places. It appears that the restaurant and the server discriminated against Vietnamese customers. More training about diversity is needed for the server. She needs to understand no means no and stop insulting customers. We will not return to this restaurantMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

Is there anything better than a creamy lobster penne followed by an irresistible tiramisu? Didn't think so. I had an incredible dinner experience at Tavola last night. The food was truly authentic Italian. And when I say authentic, I mean the chef himself is renowned...from Sardinia. Not only was he an extremely friendly presence, but his dishes were delectable! I was started with an Atlantic red tuna salad which was so flavourful I could have gone for round two (and that's saying a lot, considering I typically eat salad as a "I'm trying to eat healthy option" only). Onto the pasta, I had the mediterranean clam spaghetti (spaghetti alla bottarga e vongole) and the market lobster penne (penne all' astice), I mean can you really go wrong with either? I absolutely loved them both, choosing one may be the hardest decision of 2019. The sirloin was also cooked to perfection and tender as ever! It was such a treat, as I find it quite difficult to hunt down in Saigon. Lastly (but certainly not least) the tiramisu. Where do I even begin? It's 100% an absolute must! I know for a fact I will be back even just for this. Wow wow wow, I have not stopped thinking about this dessert since I devoured it in a matter of seconds! Not only is the food wonderful, the restaurant itself is fabulous. With a floor to ceiling bar, open kitchen, a gorgeous dining area and lovely staff, everything ties in beautifully to make this spot a great find in the middle of Saigon! I will certainly, certainly be back! Yum!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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tavolaofficial, Public Relations Manager at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Dear Alyshia, Thank you so very much for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon! Let us know how we can make your next experience just as great...

Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Nice ambience and very clean. I had pasta and I may say that it was quite good. A friend had pizza and he did like it. For the pizza had a good looking but the bread was strange. I tested a little piece and for...me it was a heavy bread but anyway Well cooked . Price little bit higher then standardMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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tavolaofficial, Front Office Manager at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Dear Alfred, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon! Which pasta was your favourite?

Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

I am impressed about the nice ambience of the restaurant. It is definitely good place for friends and foods. We all have a good times there. I would recommend you to ask Franco the chef about the food. He will recommend something to fulfill your...taste. And don’t forget the affogato for dessert.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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tavolaofficial, Front Office Manager at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Dear Pham, Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again for your next Affogato.

Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

With all due respect to all the negative feedbacks about this fabulous restaurant that I was saddened to read about, we had a great time Visited with my close friend to celebrate her birthday and was delighted with a warm welcome and a reserved table...in corner( I had made a prior reservation ) The staff was friendly and always eager to help Food was really good and worth the money spent there, good though limited choice of wine which actually is not a spoiler at all Lovely ambience as the set up is not too crowded We were served by Elisa and would like to take special mention of her unobtrusive service and a friendly mannerism If you love chocolate do try out the chocolate passion For sure I will be visiting them again Thank you Tavola for a great eveningMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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tavolaofficial, Người quản lý at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend thinking it’d be a nice place to go. I could not be anymore wrong! The food here is terrible, the waitress got our orders wrong and then would not let us return both dishes. Instead we could...only return one. They also brought us out still water, which is always complementary, but they charged us 80,000 DNG ($4USD) for it because it was “from Italy”....nobody told us there was a cost associated with the water. The food took a long time to come and the pasta was undercooked and the sauce was canned. Overall a very poor dish that set me back $6 USD. The pizza was next to come out, I was pleasantly surprised by the size of it. However, my happiness was short lived as the pizza also had canned sauce and the dough was not properly cooked. After waiting another 15 or so minutes, the lasagna finally came out. It was just pasta with no meat to it and once again, the canned sauce. Capping off a terrible dining experience, the prices do not include VAT and further infuriating myself, they have a compulsory 5% tip! We told them that we were not paying for water or the tip, to which they said “you have too, it’s imported from Italy”, after sitting there very disappointed with my experience and explaining this to the waiter, he took a measly 30,000DNG off the bill, this became 50,000DNG we when said there was no way we’d pay the tip! Please do not waste your money on this ‘fine dining experience’, you will regret it!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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tavolaofficial, Người quản lý at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Dear Liam, We are sorry that you endured a such a bad experience. We would love to clear up a few points so that there is no confusion: 1. We are not fine-dining. We are a casual, authentic Italian restaurant. Many ingredients are sourced from...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

I was there for lunch a while back and the experience was a disappointment that brought me to write a review long after my first and probably only encounter with the place. I popped down for lunch at the place with 2 of my colleagues...and the place was cozy and flashy and decorated a proper place for business lunch just round the corner from my office. The food was mediocre at best and over-priced. The pasta was under-cooked it was raw so I sent it back. I was met with an unapologetic and idiotic Vietnamese supervisor who gave me his sneer explanation this is ITALIAN food to which I replied having spent a decade in Europe I have had numerous Italian dine-out. The pasta was reheat in the microwave so it was piping hot and the taste has gone. The foods uses a lot of canned ingredients so I would not recommend it. There are many many more options around in Ho Chi Minh City.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

A very neat restaurant, pizza and sides are nice. Service is good and prices are generally quite reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2018
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tavolaofficial, Người quản lý at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

This may be the most high-end Italian restaurant in Saigon - certainly the prices would attest to that. It’s pretty good, but compared to better Italians in the world (including many in Asia), it’s really average, either in terms of innovation or execution.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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tavolavn_original, Guest Relations Manager at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Dear Mr. Lam N, Thanks for your review and kind rating. We are aiming to deliver the most authentic Italian cuisine to Vietnam, the restaurant is running by a professional team of Italian chef and manager. We are sorry if your experience in Tavola has...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Very good Italian cuisine, staff very friendly, cozy, nice decoration and atmosphere. Very special in Saigon !

Date of visit: February 2018
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tavolavn_original, Guest Relations Manager at Tavola Original Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

We are thrilled to know how much you love and enjoyed your time at Tavola. Wish to see you soon.

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  • Food: 4
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