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For over 20 years, La Tavola has been a cornerstone in Baltimore’s Little Italy making pasta by hand, desserts from scratch and bread baked daily. Chef Carlo continues to utilize farm fresh vegetable, locally raised meats, and freshly caught fish to create his authentic and refined cuisine. Gluten free pasta and gnocchi are also homemade along as we continue to assist those with dietary restrictions or preferences. Many of our dishes are vegetarian/vegan or as we do our best to tailor our refined authentic cuisine to your needs. With present restrictions, indoor and outdoor dining has be banned indefinitely. We are here to bring "the table" to you. Carryout and delivery options are available
$12 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, Italian, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Northern-Italian
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect, and the staff was amazing. We appreciate the quality of the food and the farm to table freshness. The burrata was the creamy and delicious with some extra good olive oil. The Linguini a la scoglio was...full of fresh seafood…delicious. The prices were very reasonable. We would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Dave O, General Manager at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi would like to thank you for your impeccable review and I definitely hope to see you soon. Chef Carlo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and excellent service located in the heart of Little Italy. What a gem! Don't miss it!

Date of visit: June 2022
Dave O, Chef at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You are the gem thanks a lot for your appreciation of our effort. Chef Carlo

Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

We were in a rather unique bind. Our reunion party venue canceled and we were left high and dry. We called the restaurant several times with the changing situation and eventually arrived to find great accommodations, great food and service. Sure they weren’t super busy...on a rainy Friday night, but they saved the evening. The attendees enjoyed the meal and the complimentary limoncello. GrazieMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 14, 2022

Great lunch at La Tavola. We felt the food choices were extensive. Both the vegetarians in our group and the meat eaters were easily accommodated. The service was excellent and the atmosphere elegant. With my gluten free limitations Italian restaurants aren't always the best choice...for me. The chef's homemade gluten free pasta was the best I've eaten anywhere. The waiter conveyed my compliments and the chef came out to meet us. Very nice!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Dave O, General Manager at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2022

Thanks you Was me Chef Carlo that talk to you. We work very hard to make sure people like you are happy. I give my Team all the thanks like you. I am nothing without them.

Reviewed April 9, 2022

Very pleased with our experience. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. The cannoli was so fresh and wonderful. Also recommended is the veal and cheesecake.

Date of visit: April 2022
Dave O, General Manager at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2022

Thanks for the very positive review, we really like the combination friendly and knowledgeable. That is what we strive to convey. Information and personable service. Chef Carlo

Reviewed April 3, 2022

Even making the reservation for 5 was a delight. Friendly and respectful. Then to be welcomed, shown a table to accommodate our needs was refreshing. The competent and delightful waiter explained the night's specials. The pasta, the fish, the veal dishes lived up to their...descriptions. Down to the desert and coffee! We were not rushed and enjoyed the experience as well as the food. It has been a long time since we've eaten out. Bravo!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Dave O, General Manager at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2022

I want you to know that your review delighted not just me but every person involved in making your experience at our restaurant such a positive one. Come to see us soon and Bravo for taking the time to post this. Chef Carlo

Reviewed March 29, 2022

I heard much about La Tavola, so on a recent trip to Baltimore, it was the first restaurant we tried. The three of us got a variety of dishes, and we only truly loved the cheesecake for dessert. I tried the special, clams and calamari...with squid ink noodles. The noodles were overcooked, and while the calamari was terrific, the dish was muddled in a sauce that was uninspired. My wife's veal was overcooked, and the bread, which should be a staple in an Italian restaurant, was dry. I loved the service and the atmosphere. Just wish the food was better.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Dave O, General Manager at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Dear customer, it was particularly upsetting to see your review because usually people have overwhelming positive responses to our dishes. I don't question your remarks that by the way are about specific points and well illustrated, actually I would like to thank you for it...More

Reviewed February 11, 2022

My husband and I went for an early dinner and we had a great time. The service was amazing, our waitress Di made the best recommendations and we loved our dishes. All in all, the food, service and ambiance were great. A lovely authentic Italian...spot.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Dave O, Chef at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2022

Thanks for your very kind words, we really appreciate when our customers take the time to evaluate our effort. Our staff and I hope to see you soon. Thanks again Chef Carlo

Reviewed February 6, 2022

This restaurant in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood has wonderful gluten free Italian food. Eating here is like dining with family. I never tire of eating here. The chef is very accommodating. When the kitchen is not very busy, he will make fritto misto (fried calamari)...gluten free! This is the only restaurant I know - in the entire DC/Baltimore area - that offers gluten free fried calamari. They also have home made gluten free pasta (strofe). I attach a few photos. Strofe is a thin and small pasta, about an inch long. Almost all the pasta dishes are gluten free when you use the gluten free strofe. In addition to the regular menu there are always daily specials. Right now, because it is near Valentine’s, they are offering a heart shaped gluten free dessert the chef calls “love”. I attach a photo. It is a heart shaped cookie with mascarpone cheese. All I care about is that it tasted great! They recently refreshed their wine list to feature wonderful Italian wines. The chef also has the ability to procure incredibly fresh vegetables and fruits all year round. He has a commercial fisherman’s license so in the summer he goes fishing in the morning and then serves the fish he caught that day at the restaurant. It's really hard to find fish that are more fresh. I should mention they do not have a dedicated gluten free kitchen. But I eat here frequently and I can happily say I have never gotten sick. The food is always great. The service is consistently good. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 30, 2022

Delicious options off of their restaurant week menu! They also had a special cocktail, named "Kentucky Chai". Concocted with a housemade syrup, this drink resembled a Chai Old Fashion. Would love to see it as a staple on their menu.

Date of visit: January 2022
Dave O, Owner at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2022

Glad you had a great experience and furthermore Daniel, the creator of "Kentucky Chai" thanks for mentioning his drink. We wait for your next visit, Chef Carlo

Reviewed January 30, 2022

La Tavola is truly a wonderful dining experience. The owner/manager walked around and greeted each guest and made sure that our food was presented artistically and prepared fresh and delicious. The waiter/waitress was very attentive and made sure that we were happy with our meal....We went during restaurant week and the food was delightful from start to finish!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Dave O, Owner at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2022

Dear Rosanne, great to hear that your experience was a wonderful one. We hope to see you again and we will made every effort to impress you again!! Thanks again Chef Carlo.

Reviewed January 29, 2022 via mobile

we were celebrating my friends birthday so decided to try La Tavola. we ordered bruschetta, mozzarella and tomatoes and for main we ordered gnocchi and eggplant. the mozzarella and tomatoes were decent, the bread and mozzarella for the bruschetta were good and the sauce for...both the eggplant and gnocchi was disappointing as it had no flavor. we did ordered drinks and those were good so overall good drinks and decent appetizersMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Dave O, Owner at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2022

We sometimes get few lukewarm reviews about ambience or service but this is the first not stellar review we get about our food, so it really got my attention. If your experience was disappointing you should give us a second chance to redeem ourselves. We...More

Reviewed January 16, 2022 via mobile

Service was spot on, and I have eaten a lot of good meals in my day, but this meal was beyond outstanding. From apps to dessert, this dinner is something of the rarest dreams. My explanation of the dishes we had wouldn’t do them justice,...but we did have two of the specials. Only down fall is that everything was too good it might turn into a special occasion spot instead of just go and eat. Either way, definitely worth the stop by, beyond excellentMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Dave O, Chef at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2022

I'm so delighted to see your review, please don't make La Tavola a special occasion destination, make it your destination when you feel is time to treat yourself your family and friends. Please flag us when you come back! Chef Carlo

Reviewed January 15, 2022

If you’re looking for an amazing authentic Italian meal, come to La Tavola. The food is so good and fresh and the service is amazing. Our waiter Javier was so attentive and pleasant. I drive from DC to here, when I’m in the mood for...real Italian food. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Dave O, General Manager at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2022

Hi I think I remember you and your friend from yesterday!! It was lovely talking to you and I'm glad your experience was as good as you expected. Thanks for your excellent review and I hope to see you soon.

Reviewed January 13, 2022

Our party of six enjoyed lunch here on Christmas Eve, tucked nicely in a corner table. Around the table: Calamari Fritti, light and crispy; Lasagna, fresh pasta and Béchamel, as it should be; Trenette al Pesto, also housemade and perfectly sauced; the Squid Ink pasta...special, balanced and flavorful; and a Seafood Pasta special that had me sneaking my fork over to my husband's plate for nibbles. Whenever there are too many delicious items on an Italian menu I ask for Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, pasta with garlic and olive oil, even if it is not on the menu. This dish, to me, is a hallmark that when prepared properly, is luscious in its simplicity. La Tavola did not disappoint. With our lunch we enjoyed a Chianti that played well with every dish. Everything about this lunch was lovely. We'll definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Dave O, Chef at La Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2022

Just lovely your assessment of our establishment is really welcomed. I hope to have you back soon. Please let us know when you stop by for your next visit. Thanks again Chef Carlo.

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We do not offer valet parking. Street parking in little italy is free for 3 hours without permit, and there is an outside lot directly across the street as well
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Parking wise, street parking you are good for 3 hours without a permit. There is also a lot directly across the street next to Kohlers, as well as a garage on Pratt and President. The little italy garage is a few blocks... More
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La Tavola is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4