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La Tavola

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$$ - $$$
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702 1st Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
+1 203-755-2211
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best food in all of Waterbury. Great bar area, but romantic ambiance in the dining area. The chef just won best chef in CT and he's so deserving. Try the shrimp toast as an app and my favorite dinner is the scallops. Enjoy!!

Thank Jessica M
Waterbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To make a long story short This restaurant is excellent, but it is expensive. They are also very busy. On a Friday night, with reservations,we had to wait 20 minutes,just to get a table. I had the veal shank, it was outstanding ! Once we were seated, the service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to my best... More 

Thank donald_dailey
Wolcott, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to this restaurant before and found it to be outstanding. Last night (03-10-17) at a six o'clock dinner, we were very disappointed. The fried calamari was greasy and appeared to be fried in old oil. The sea bass had bones in it, and the vegetables were burnt and under seasoned. The waitress was excellent and tried to correct the... More 

Thank nmpltr
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from Trumbull and friends from the area brought us here last night. Wow! Food was fantastic. All four of us loved our meals and appetizers. Chicken was cooked to perfection. My husband's pasta dish was excellent. Can't say enough about our meal. We loved it and will be back!

Thank J L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an incredible dinner here. We started with the stuffed figs-prosciutto wrapped Gorgonzola stuffed figs. They were so good. He had the 20 Oz cowboy cut Ribeye cooked to perfection with truffle mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Everything was flavorful and the presentation was beautiful. I had homemade ravioli that was out of this world. The... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
North Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

After reading a dozen reviews, I was a bit negative going in. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Sunday evening, great service, very friendly and very informed. We opted tp do a bunch of appetizers. Excellent! We did roasted peppers, fresh homemade but should have been fixed with garlic and oil, freshly s;iced mortadella and sharp provolone, right off the slicing... More 

Thank Nick D
Farmington, Connecticut
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368 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

This is not a place I would write home about. I am used to much better Italian. We were here for a business meeting so it was a convenient location. The best part of the meal was the wonderful salad. At $8 it was well worth the price since it was green and quite large. The shrimps I ordered were... More 

Thank Rohrshack
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

The only thing good about this place is the food . We had 8:15 dinner reservations in the bar since there would be no tables available in the dining room at that time. We arrive at 8:10 and stand at the hostess pedestal for at least 10-15 min and still nobody acknowledges us. We have to go hunt the hostess... More 

2 Thank Shariinct
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

website says limited menu 3 -5pm. Showed up at 3:15 pm and told no food being served. Not good - reputation makes them uncaring about what they advertise.

Thank ballvin
Waterbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Always has been an upscale restaurant but small, crowed and loud. So when directed to the "cellar" one evening on short notice we were pleasantly surprised that this was the gem location. Quiet, romantic and elegant. Changed my outlook such that I'll only go there when this area is available.

Thank Ronny K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 1st Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-755-2211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?