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“Excellent Italian food in Arkansas”
Review of Tavola Trattoria

Tavola Trattoria
Ranked #4 of 183 Restaurants in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food in Arkansas”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you're visiting Bentonville and want some quality Italian food this is a great place. It's located handy to the town square and even on a weeknight it's a lively place. Their lasagna is very good: not overly greasy or cheesy, with tender pasta. Another dish they make is fantastic: tender ravioli stuffed with lump crab meat, in a delicate parsip-based white sauce. My only complaint about it is the noise level due to the concrete floor and open kitchen design.

  • Visited October 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Real Find”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Great food, service, even went there twice. Be careful, some of the suaces are a bit spicy, but waitress and manger dealt with it in a most professional manner. Call-ahead seating was a must when we went. Would go again if we ever return to Bentonville.

  • Visited September 2013
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Massachusetts
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Having read the reviews here, I had lunch at Tavola. Lemon chicken with artichoke hearts and mushrooms. A light cream sauce over the pasta on which the lightly breaded chicken cutlet was served. It was excellent! A very good wine list, especially by the glass which was perfect for lunch.
Excellent service. Yes, the bread and marinara sauce was great, too.
The only improvement I could suggest is wrapping the lemon half or quarters in a mesh bag. I've had them served that way and it's great - avoids the seeds.

  • Visited September 2013
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Northwest Arkansas
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful food, a bit noisy on a Sat. Evening”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The first surprise was the bread & marinara sauce served immediately. The bread was light and flavorful & sauce was so tasty, you would swear they had just picked the tomatoes and prepared it minutes before placing it on the table & it only got better from there. We ordered the Sicilian ball for appetizer and it was so good, we had trouble reading over the menu to select our main. We tried the Spaghetti Carbonera, Crab stuffed Ravoli & Gnocchi with Italian Sausage. The sauces were very creamy & perfectly complimented the other ingredients in the pasta dishes. I usually save room for dessert, but couldn't stop eating. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
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“Gem in Bentonville”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I are in Bentonville for a sporting event and found the most delightful Italian restaurant off the town square. Food was excellent, reasonable and well presented. The staff helpful, pleasant and accommodating. We loved it!!

  • Visited September 2013
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