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“Great modern Italian”

Tavolino Della Nonna
Ranked #3 of 309 Restaurants in Coral Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have been coming here since it opened - the food is outstanding and they just added a lounge area with live music. Ask for Grandma's kitchen - seats four people and is away from the crowd - great area for dinner.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

A year ago I ate at Tavolina Della Nonna and was underwhelmed, and did not write a review. We went there Saturday night, and I was totally wowed. They have renovated the place, upgraded the menu and wine list, and have become first rate in my estimation.

The place is large and was packed (Saturday night), yet the chef managed to cook all our dishes to perfection. We split our meals - no problem.

A bit on the loud side, but lively and fun. The live jazz band (on the other side of the restaurant) was excellent.

Try it - it's really worthwhile.

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2  Thank pickytrvler
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

It is surprising to find a restaurant of this quality in a strip mall in Coral Springs. We could have been in Rome. The atmosphere of Tavolino Della Nonna is contemporary and upscale, and most of the patrons were dressed accordingly. The menu combines some traditional Italian-American dishes with more modern dishes. Upon being seated, diners are offerred fresh bread with a dish of roasted garlic and one of sundried tomato pesto to spread. The wine list is in a cool illuminated case that looks like an iPad. While prices are on the high side portions are large and it's really an excellent value. We tried the signature pear pasta and now know why it's so popular, as well as the pasta fagioli. The soup came in a huge bowl but was not so heavy to spoil one's appetite for dinner. Our favorite main course was the outstanding Garlic Crusted Roast Salmon in a lemon sauce over a bed of spinach. The waiter brings out a huge tray displaying the dessert selection, but it was hard to find room for these tempting desserts.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

New Year's Eve at Tavolino's was spectacular! The new bar is beyond beautiful and the food and service were unmatched. The appetizer of sausage stuffed quail over creamy polenta was only the first course of an excellent menu followed by an crisp salad with goat cheese and a perfectly cooked filet mignon with roasted potatoes and haricot verts. We finished with the Meyer Lemon Napoleon....very rich and creamy. It was a wonderful evening, congratulations to Pat and Ed Pozzuoli for this wonderful venue, your hard work has produced a fine result :)

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2  Thank ldayFlorida
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is a suburban strip mall dining establishment that serves above average styleized italian food, cooked by a non-italian chef, with variable attention to service and food. I am not a regular but have hosted small groups here perhaps 8-10 times over the years. It has white tablecloths and plays the godfather movie gonzo style on an endless loop in the dining area, and endless I Love Lucy episodes in the self-mocking replica of a late 1940's italian kitchenette. Expect to pay $60-$75 per person for a full meal with wine, before tax and tip. Their touted specialty is a pear pasta, which is getting a bit old.

On today's visit we were very disappointed and actually left without being served. Arriving on time for a reserved table, Franco, the host, was unable to tell us when one would be ready. We started to discuss among ourselves getting a drink at the bar, but did not have a clear idea of when our reservation would be honored. There were empty tables in the bar and the restaurant. He than asked us to move aside from his podium. The area was busy with after hours bar crowd so we moved away and began talking about the renovated bar and having our office party there next year. But apparently we had not moved far enough and Franco asked us to move farther away, which we did. Then Franco said that was not far enough, please move farther. This was now becoming unnecessarily rude and annoying, if not downright strange, so we asked if he could show us exactly where we should wait. Others waiting in the area began to roll their eyes and say they had just gotten the same treatment. With a flip of the hand, Franco indicated that it would be best to wait outside, but the ladies said they weren't dressed for the cold weather. He said to wait outside anyway. With this, we obliged and left to find another restaurant.

Nonn'a is a place where we have had good meals. However, if you intend to entertain guests, you will want to choose another establishment.

One thing that turned out really nicely for us after this initial setback is that we found ourselves well served at another italian restaurant directly across Sample Road, Sicilian Oven. This was our first visit to a (relatively) new place that we otherwise would not have gone to, and it was a fresh interpretation of well prepared italian american food served family style with a roaring wood oven used to prepare about half the menu, at a reasonable price in a hospitable and lively setting.

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3  Thank Gulliber
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