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A.S. Fortuna St. | Design Center of Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 505 6211
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San Fernando, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been to Cebu a couple of times, this is the only time i am with my wife and a spare moment to spend for our intimate dinner date. Along the way we have passed a lot of pocket strips of restaurants casting doubts on our choice. As we arrived at Design Center Area, i feel a relief. The restaurant... More 

Thank Dochorhe
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came with friends, and had a wonderful experience. All the food was incredibly fresh and very well prepared! Wonderfully diverse menu, and we all loved what we had so much we had to share around! Pissarro especially is fabulous, and it is very clear that the pasta is fresh made. Even the bread starter was amazing . . .... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Our friends brought us here, as it is one of their favorites!!! The service was perfect, friendly, and very helpful! The staff was always attentive, waiting to help us! The garlic sourdough bread was a lovely starter. Meals are for splitting, and we enjoyed the crispy chicken pasta entree... And then several desserts!!! We can't wait to go back... More 

Thank MM5353
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Came here with business partners/friends after reading an article about a highly rated chef that eats here when he's in town. This place did not disappoint! We were hesitant to order the Ribeye because it's so hard to get quality beef here in PH, but the ribeye was actually better than almost any one I've ever had in the US.... More 

Thank Nate B
Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Undoubtedly my favorite in Cebu. Food is consistently good!! Try the signature veal pasta and the have an excellent beet salad. Pizzas are Devine and staff service is excellent and they are well trained. Can't go wrong here!

Thank Charlie00001
Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

If I think about Pizza Tavolata comes to mind always, The service is also good, you really get what you pay for.

Thank bethbina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Italian food doesn't get much better than this. There is something for all from house made pasta, pizza from the wood fired oven, fresh local and imported seafood and you cannot go past the antipasto plate. We are regular customers over many years and are amazed by the consistency of the food and service. As stated in previous reviews would... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We went there to celebrate our 6th year anniversary, ambiance is really good, dim light, ideal for a date. However, I was not amazed with the food, maybe because I wasn't get used to an Italian food. It was a bit pricey though.

Thank suzette143
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Quite pricey by Cebu standards but quality and taste of food is excellent. We had salad, pasta, pizza, risotto, fish and dessert. I don't want to go into too much details but everything was seasoned and cooked well. Please take my word for it! I have nothing but praises with the service too. From the security guard to the waiters,... More 

Thank jesuiskareen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Tavolata has great food and service. I've eaten at some of the best Italian restaurants in the world and travel to Tuscany often and I must say for a restaurant in Cebu city they get things right. The best part is that the price is not ridiculous for a fancy meal. It's hard to go wrong.

Thank Chris F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $18
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.S. Fortuna St. | Design Center of Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 505 6211
In the vein of a traditional Italian Trattoria – a casual, local gathering place for food, friends and wine – our menu reflects the purity of tradition by relying on the classical and effortless approach. The simple purity of our inspiration comes from the superior ingredients and technique of the Trattoria.Everything on the menu at Tavolata is handcrafted, using only the finest local and imported ingredients. Our pasta is made fresh daily from 100% semolina from Italy using our own bronze die extruder. Unlike the store bought pasta most restaurants use, you will find the delightful chewiness of freshly extruded pasta a wonderful experience. From the fermentation of the dough to the homemade toppings, you'll certainly agree that our hand-tossed pizzas are irresistible.The joy of eating, both simply and well, while among good company is the aspiration of Tavolata. It is with this simple thought that we invite you to sit, dine an enjoy life with those you love at our Tavolata!

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