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Authentic Italian Ristorante with a rustic ambience and custom made double wood-burning oven
$25 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Pizza, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

On the recommendation of our hotel concierge, I dined here with my husband while visiting NYC. I did call first to ensure we would have a table. Im glad I did. We ate early, but within minutes of our arrival the restaurant was full. It...is not a very large seating area. The staff was very attentive and made perfect recommendations. Our meal was excellent. We shared the salumi plate to start. The meats were excellent and the olives, so tasty. I had the Linguine Vongole. My husband had the Frutti de mare. Both pasta dishes were excellent, and the sauces were complimentary without being overwhelming. The wine recommended for our dishes was perfect. We shared an order of cannolis for dessert. They were petit and also delicious. perfect for sharing a sweet bite after dinner. We will return on our next NYC visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

One glass of wine was $12.00, the second was a special with spices $16.00. So a small pizza and one pasta dish (very good) and 2 glasses of wine came to $77.00 with tip. Kind of expensive!!!! I hear in Barcelona a glass of wine...is 2 euros. Why so expensive here? I know, real estate, real estate. But still.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Was looking for good Italian food near Penn Station, and found Tavola on Tripadvisor. Great find! I was immediately escorted to the back room, where I could see into the kitchen, and seated at an ample table for two, in a nice comfortable chair. A...lovely waitress appeared with the menu and delicious bread, then came back to tell me about the specials, which sounded irresistible. Split pea soup was divine, with chunks of smokey ham. The pasta special with shrimp was equally sumptuous, with plenty of large shrimp, perfectly cooked. For dessert, I was split between the cannolis and my eventual choice, tiramisu. Tiramisu was delightful, perfectly offset with bitter cocoa. The cappuccino reminded me of the ones I had in Rome! Overall, a great meal for a very reasonable price. The service was impeccable - dishes and implements appeared and disappeared as if by magic. Overall, a very pleasant, friendly vibe. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

This restaurant was awful. The pizza is bland, the server never offers black pepper or grated cheese which was nowhere to be found. My daughter got the New York strip and it was smothered in mushrooms. She hates mushrooms. Nowhere does it say anything about...mushrooms on the steak. She ordered well done, which I know a lot of restaurants won't even make, but the server assured her it was fine and the steak was pink.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2020

I've eaten at Tavola multiple times in the last few years, each time I visit NY for work. It feels like an authentic Italian restaurant on the edge of mid-town. An unexpected delight. Everything I've had here has been very good. Burrata, Orecchiette, Vongole, Lasagna...and more. I'd love to try the pizza next time. The pastas are all a big size, the wine pours are generous. The owner is quite welcoming. It's a restaurant to return to for multiple visits.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 13, 2020

We did a google for this area and found Tavolina at 496 9th Ave. I think it took over a BBQ place because Tavolina does not come up in Trip Advisor. After a very long day of Christmas windows we were so happy to find...this place. Tables are small and kind of cramped and the bar is also an option for eating. The host(I think is is related to our waitress Sade) was so polite when at 6:30 on a Friday night(also pre-theater) gave a table for 3. Well the wine choice by staff was outstanding and not expensive. Sade our waitress was so very very nice and professional. We LOVED our food. Everyone near by seemed to be very happy. I had an eggplant dish. They have the best bread and dipping sauce complimentary. Just go if your in the mood for Italian.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 13, 2020

We arrived in NYC late, and after checking into the Crown Plaza they recommended Tavola. It did not disappoint. It was a fun laid back Italian dinner. Food was excellent. The atmosphere was wonderful. The staff was friendly and attentive. Great evening overall.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

As visitors without a reservation we were lucky to get seated, the staff were very accommodating to find us a table. Our meal started off lovely, with calamari which was very tasty. Unfortunately the meal was disappointing after this. The pork was a cheap, flavourless...meat and did not look appetising in the slightest. Not to mention this, there was barely anything on the plate. The pasta dish was drowned in the sauce and the pasta was under cooked, tasty hard and chewy. The only edible part of this dish was the salmon. We left feeling very disappointed with the meal we had been served.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020

Visited NYC twice in 2019 and both times visited this restuarant. The decor is typical New York/Italian, food to die for, wine variety great. I would recommend booking however, if you dont they will always try and assist. Forget Little Italy just go here you...wont regret, its become a must visit when in NYC for meMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

After a long travel day, with no reservation, we wanted a small, authentic feeling Italian New York restaurant and found it at Tavola. 3 of (adult and 2 teenagers) were given a tiny table next to the window. The menu has something for everyone. My...teenagers love gnocchi and ordered theirs based on a promise on the menu that they were “lighter than clouds”. And they were! The best gnocchi that any of us have ever had. Another order of a margherita pizza was also quite yummy. Service was quick and friendly. Price was reasonable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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